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J Dan Marino goes out as Dolphins go down 9-6 to Bills tmridNAL football LBAGun cccnzDOAno L. In Sports .1 Jaguars upend Oilers, 30-24 San Francisco ..............17 Atlanta ............................34 Arizona Dallas 10 St. Louis 31 Philadeli ..31 Denver , Seattle , ..30 Carolina ... ....... 38 N.Y. Jets ..27 Oakland ............. . 14 Baltimore , 19 ..16 n-m - - ' V. ... . " V . ! ! - - - . '! 7 '.-: - i . j-,- j . ' J,', ... - ,,-7ft, i,m(l,-,-;. 1 Tuesday r" Thursday Mostly r Scattered sunny "-mi? thunderstorms High 71 P ' W I High 75 , . J Low 50 111 Low 61 t Wednesday p-i Friday . r ' Chance of ' "i Chance Vr-p showers ', . ft"H of showers 5Hiqh 72 r ' ViHiqh.......76 .AU Low 60 I i Li Low 58 Bob Dole says his wife would be a good candidate for the next Republican presidential ticket. Story, A-3 MONDAY, November 3, 1997 Hae CM 50 cents ;rz The best newspaper in Florida A A mm CENTRAL H.ORIDA W997 Santtwl Commwoaton Comptny Central Florida ,,:J Twisterleirirorizes t Tornado hits New Smyrna Beach DELAND 4 VOLUSIA V ( T) COUNTY A-Vfe W Yk V-v DELTONA X V Facing reality. Bettie Emanuel realizes she is homeless after losing her house. Neither she nor her husband was hurt. T SHE! The tornado erupted from a fairly routine thunderstorm. New Smyrna Beach High School is closed, at least for a few days. Chisholm Elementary reopens this morning. Four people are critically hurt. Dozens have minor injuries. The Red Cross needs help. Pages A-6 and A-7 V win i ' fh , i, If -XTT i v i1 ' ' V..' -v.' 'i -'. GARY BOGDOWTHE ORLANDO SENTINEC Scared beachfront community awakens to devastation By Sandra Pedicini OF THE SENTINEL STAFF NEW SMYRNA BEACH A tornado that blew through New Smyrna Beach early Sunday devastated a beach community and left at least 300 damaged buildings in its wake. .. The twister caused at least $10 million to $14 million in damage to houses and schools from the mainland to the beach, but no one was killed and only 32 people were treated for injuries. Six victims remained hospitalized Sunday night, one with a broken back and another with a broken pelvis. The twister began as a strong thunderstorm that blew through Lake and western Volusia counties and intensified just before reaching New Smyrna Beach, The single funnel cloud apparently touched down just west of Chisholm Elementary School, then hit the school and roared down Ronnoc Lane, said Bart Hage-meyer, chief meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Melbourne. It lifted to treetop level and hit New Smyrna Beach High School, which will be closed until at least midweek because of the damage. The tornado headed east and attacked a 64-unit condominium complex near the Indian River before doing the brunt of its damage on the beachfront. On the mainland, Pearlie and Robert Thompson were sleeping in their upstairs bedroom when they heard the storm. "It sounded like a train or a helicopter," Pearlie Thompson said. "The room lit up like it was daylight. I heard a sound like an explosion, and then the roof was just lifted off the house, and we were staring up at the sky." Workers from New Smyrna Beach and more than a dozen other agencies toiled Please see TORNADO, A-6 Hussein angering Congress Leaders from both parties agree to support military action if it is necessary because of the inspections dispute. ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON Congress' top four -leaders agreed Sunday the United States should respond quickly, including taking military action, to show Iraqi President Saddam Hussein that his decision barring. Americans from U.N. weapons inspection teams is unacceptable. "The only thing that he Hussein. seems to understand is action, and that's . what's going to have to happen," House Democratic Leader Dick Gephardt said. But the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Bill Richardson, said that while all options are being considered, at this stage it is the United Nations, not the United States, that must confront the Ira-- -qis. "This is not a fight between the United States and Iraq. This is Iraq confronting the United Nations and Security Council , violations," Richardson said on ABC's This Week. Secretary General Kofi Annan is sending a three-member mission to Baghdad today to try to resolve the crisis, a U.N. spokesman said Sunday. The Baghdad government declared last week that Americans could no longer participate in U.N. weapons inspections and gave 10 American inspectors in Iraq until Thursday to leave the country. On Sunday, Iraqi officials turned away two Americans trying to enter in advance of the teams' resumption of work on Monday. Gephardt, Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle and House Speaker Newt Gingrich, all appearing on NBC's Meet the Press, said they stand united on the need to make Hussein back down. "We defeated them militarily. They need to abide by the rules, and we should be prepared to take whatever steps are necessary to enforce those rules," Gin- Please see IRAQ, A-5 At crumbling schools across Central Florida, the lesson is making do n mo The School Crowding Crisis dvw ram OLUJ By Dave Weber OF THE SENTINEL STAFF Orlo Vista Elementary School smells of sewage and mold and the gardenia potpourri set out to mask the stench. The 45-year-old school, which backs up to busy Kirkman Road in west Orlando, is in dire need of repairs. From leaky roofs and peeling paint to tattered asphalt tile floors and a sewer system that belches disgusting fumes, Orlo Vista seems unable to rise above its impoverished neighborhood. "We were known as the barefoot school 30 years ago," said Nancy Jones, who has been a teacher at the school since 1967. "It is the same today." . Across Central Florida, thou sands of students sit in smelly, leaky, worn-out schools. Districts have spent money on desks most often in portable classrooms and existing school buildings often have . been neglected. The school districts have their critics, who say poor decisions allowed schools to deteriorate. Regardless of where the blame lies, however, few now disagree on the need to repair or replace schools. School officials say there simply The legislative outlook: A-9 has not been enough money. They had no choice but to concentrate on portables and building new schools. In Lake County alone, an additional 1,500 students enough to fill two large elementary schools are expected this year. The Legislature may come up with more money for repairs during a special session that begins today. .But the list of schools in desper ate need of fixing is long: Central Avenue Elementary in downtown Kissimmee, just down U.S. Highway 192 from the new, high-tech Celebration School, is decrepit from rooftop to foundation. DeLand High School in Volusia County swallows good money after bad to patch the old structure unt,il millions of dollars can be found for renovations. Please see SCHOOLS, A-9 Biketoberfest - Bikers wrap up a week in Daytona Beach with a charitable boost for kids. . Local & State, C-1 INSIDE " 3 National: Section A Names & Faces A-2 vtWS Sports: Section B m Local & State; Section C . - Comics C-10 o ?rrz Obituaries........ C-6 . Q 1 Business: CFB o Late business news . CFB3 IN A WORD: fomenting, fo-MENT-ing, verb. Stirring up; instigating; inciting. Today's word is on Page A-5. v . FA ) WHAT TO WATCH FOR THIS WEEK Mideast peace talks Nanny trial Secretary of State Madeleine Albright convenes Mideast peace talks today with Israel and the Palestinian Authority after receiving assurances that leaders on both sides are committed to serious negotiations. The talks, to be held in the Washington area, are designed to get Israel to yield more territory on the West . Bank to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and to open discussions about a Palestinian state anojthe future of Jerusalem. Look for defense attorneys in the Louise Woodward case to ask the judge on Tuesday to undo . the jury's second-degree murder conviction. Prosecutors haven't decided whether to fight any reduction in the verdict. Woodward was convicted last week in the death of a child entrusted to her care. The jury was not given the option of considering a lesser charge of manslaughter, but the Woodward judge can do so if he wishes. UCF homecoming The University f Central Florida kicks off nine day 'i lv ' ii ii ii of homecoming activities Friday with a free lunch-time event at Church Street Marketplace. The Knights cheerleaders and DEJA, a Caribbean band, will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. UCF's homecoming game is Nov. 15 against the Eastern Michigan Eagles. For details, call (407) 823-2586; Internet address: vyww.ucfhomecoming.com 'Starship Troopers' It could be like 1997's Independence Day an instant blockbuster or it could be the next Plan 9 from Outer Space an unintentionally funny camp classic. Either way, the latest sci-fi epic, Starship Troopers, lands in theaters on Friday. The film is based on a Robert Heinlein book and reportedly cost about $100 million to make. Director Paul Ver-hoeven says it would be like A Bridge Too Far if "the Germans were insects." J ;

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