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Clarion-Ledger from Jackson, Mississippi · Page 6

Jackson, Mississippi
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Saturday, September 16, 1989
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6A The Clarion-Ledger Saturday, September 16, 1989 Powerful Hugo closes in on From Wlr Sarvlc (UporU It looks bad for the Leeward Islands. Hurricane Hugo is headed that way. Already powerful and growing worse, it is the most ferocious storm to menace the northeast Caribbean islands since David all but demolished Dominica 10 years ago. The expected arrival time of the eye, the center of circulation where the strongest wind blows, is thisevening most likely on the French resort island of Guadeloupe and its outer islets of Desir-ade, Marie-Galante and Les Saintes. Dominica, 30 miles south of Guadeloupe, seems sure to be affected seriously even if the eye bypasses it. Hugo's top steady wind speed at 3 p.m. Friday was reported at about 130 miles per hour, up from 85 in 27 hours. If it sticks to the forecast course and timetable, waves 12 feet or taller will be hitting beaches by this morning, 175 miles ahead of the eye. By tonight, the wind around the eye is expected to be near 140 mph, with gusts hitting 160. A hurricane warning was posted Friday from St. Lucia to the British Virgin Islands, and a hurricane watch was issued for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. A tropical storm watch was issued for the islands of Barbados and St. Vincent, according to the National Hurricane Center in Coral Gables, Fla. At 9:30 p.m. CDT, Hugo's center was near 14.9 north latitude and 56.6 west longitude, or about 340 miles east southeast of the French resort island of Guadeloupe in the Leeward Islands. The storm was moving west at 15 mph. Some strengthening is expected during the next 24 hours, according to reports from an Air Force reconnaissance plane. Hugo's course is reminiscent of Hurricane Gilbert, which pounded Jamaica and the Mexican mainland last September. Hugo was upgraded Friday to a force 4 storm. Gilbert was a 5, the scale's highest rank. From Miami, the Metro-Dade Fire Department sent two members of its international disaster special response team to Barbados to help set up emergency communications equipment, assess damage and coordinate emergency medical treatment. Barbados is not expected to receive a direct hit from the hurricane, but its location off. the eastern edge of the Caribbean makes it a good staging area from which to go where help is needed most. With the eye of Hugo still 460 miles east of Martinique at noon Friday, even a slight zig or zag could change its landfall target. The major threat of Hugo is floods and mud slides pouring down dozens of streams that flow from the spine of the mountain range to small towns and villages in the foothills and on the coast. Hurricane Hugo H Florida I 1 III j I jXTTTTXl I I liliLP" 1 fBoyfm-" im Size if: j "Bahama" , , , frrr-, y Dominican ...2o"- ' ' At 9:30 p.m. CDT, Hugo's center was Rico j j- & j T ' near 14.9 north latitude and 56.6 west "' J lLJJ jrj i longitude, or about 340 miles east - n laeward jS " $JJ " ' ; southeast of Guadeloupe in the Lee- U Islands frjP" ward Islands. The storm was moving l...r.t.".ft s west at 15 mph. f JJlJJ&, Xt U 1 Ei. hi, 1 f ' : 1 M L A AM Source: The National Hurricane Center By LeRoy Lotlmann, The Oanon-Leoger In brief From wire reports Salvadoran government, leftists to try to end 10-year-old civil war MEXICO CITY The Salvadoran government and leftist rebels agreed Friday to meet monthly to try to negotiate an end to their 10-year-old civil war that has claimed 70,000 lives. Crowds marched through the streets of San Salvador cheering the Mexico City agreements, and right-wing President Alfredo Cristiani said he was encouraged. Leaders of the rebel Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front said their hope was for peace in 1990. The rebels and the government agreed to meet next in San Jose, the Costa Rican capital, on Oct. 16-17 and at 30-day intervals thereafter. Train car carrying chemicals explodes in Louisville LOUISVILLE, Ky. A chemical-laden train car exploded Friday in a rail yard, breaking windows, injuring one man and prompting evacuation of a west Louisville neighborhood, firefighters said. The car, a tanker composed of sealed compartments, was loaded with calcium carbide, a powder that forms volatile acetylene gas. when mixed with water, officials said. Hundreds mourn Kentucky miners who died in blast MORGANFIELD, Ky. Hundreds of people filled a school auditorium Friday night to remember with prayer and hymns the 10 victims of Wednesday's Pyro Mining Co. disaster. Gov. Wallace Wilkinson said Kentuckians in general, and the families of Pyro Mining Co. miners in particular, "share in the immense grief." In the investigation of William Station mine, near Wheatcroft, was delayed as officials of Pyro and state and federal agencies attempted to clear explosive levels of methane that persisted around the explosion site. Car strikes group of schoolchildren in Boston; 9 hurt BOSTON A car struck a group of children on their way home from school Friday, injuring nine people, five of them critically, and leaving schoolbooks and notebook papers scattered in the street, police said. Witnesses said the children were struck as they stood on the median of a road. They said a car ran a stop sign, striking a station wagon that slammed into the children. - ..... D.C. mayor tells Cabinet he won't ever be indicted WASHINGTON Mayor Marion Barry insisted to his Cabinet on Friday that he will never be indicted in the federal investigation of convicted drug dealer Charles Lewis, according three top District of Columbia officials. Barry opened and closed the monthly Cabinet session by telling his aides that they should go ahead with the work of the city without worrying about whether his legal difficulties will worsen, the officials said. "It was a call to arms," said one official. "He lashed out at the media, said the white power structure is out to get him, and he vowed not to be beaten down by these forces." Barry has said he will seek a fourth, four-year term next year. 4f: - - . ... y ' 1 ' The Associated Press Early Halloween headlines Jean Fry of the Utopia costume store in Norwalk, Conn., gives the front window of the store the benefit of some extra spit and polish in preparation for the upcoming October v Halloween season. " ... Thousands march through Johannesburg in approved protests is 7 n u8 The Aoclatd Pr JOHANNESBURG, South Africa About 15,000 people of all races marched through the heart of Johanr j nesburg Friday, and thousands more rallied in the capi" tal in rare, government-approved demonstrations against police violence. ;(dU- The marches were among the largest ever in the two t. cities and illustrated the impact of President-elect F.Wf de Klerk's declaration this week that his white-led govj ernment will not block peaceful protests. . ,, y The only police action reported was against white(J)( hecklers. - Police watched from nearly every window of their 1?;'- story headquarters building in Johannesburg, the naTn tion's largest city, as protesters singing and carrying, banners stopped nearby. it Six clergymen went to the door of the building to pre-" sent a petition against the use of police to stop peaceful ,u protests. Only one clergyman, the Rev. Frank Chikane, genef' ' al-secretary of the South African Council of Churches, was allowed inside the building where he says he has3 . twice been tortured during interrogation. ' ; "The little space they have opened to give us the chance to show how peaceful we are has been used quite effectively," Chikane said later. In the capital of Pretoria, about 2,000 people gathered 5 in the central Church Square, where police never had alfj lowed protests to take place. Black youths chanting ' : "Viva!" trotted around the square's lawn while about 60 " police watched. ' Several demonstrators carrying banners reading "Stop Police Brutality" and "Victory is Certain" even climbed on a statue of Paul Kruger, one of the political patriarchs of the Afrikaners who now control the govern- ment. " A right-wing, pro-apartheid party leader, Jaap MarjJ ais, called the climbing on the statue a desecration. j Until this week, virtually all protest marches hacUt been prohibited. But de Klerk said Tuesday he would allow peaceful protests, and the next day more thariJJ 20,000 people streamed through Cape Town to protestj police brutality.' ,4 ,,(,,;' f ? v, ,,-. 4 It was the largest such demonstration to be autho- J rized by the government. Magistrates also granted ap- i proval for the protests Friday. ' Infection poses new danger to Mother Teresa The Associated Press CALCUTTA, India Nobel laureate Mother Teresa may have developed an infection that poses a new danger to her health following a heart attack last week, her cardiologist said Friday. IF (i If you can't fit football equipment... go to someone who can HALE AND JONES...The Team Sports Professionals! Highland Village Metrocenter Warehouse Promenade Donzis HSP Shoulder Pads EA5TON 7288 orig. 84" HSP is made with the lightest and strongest materials. It features the patented Donzis Air Management System which gives players an affordable and unbeatable combination of position and comfort. 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