The Atlanta Constitution from Atlanta, Georgia on September 21, 1989 · 1
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'Cosby' D1 FtpfilMC' YaIIIMI I niin Irks Some Teams El in Food Csuicifs frcnw To Culi hoist'ol THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION For 121 Yean the South' Standard Newspaper Copyright l 1M9 The Atlanta Constitution THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1989 SPORTS FINAL 25 CENTS Plane Carrying 62 Runs Into River During N.Y. Takeoff FRY"? EUROPE V disappears AFRITSwV 'jn""-rteo11 jj Route J TTw Associated Pratt French Jet Likely Hit By Bomb Callers Link Muslim Extremists to Attack The Associated Press PARIS - A Muslim extremist group claimed responsibility Wednesday for the downing of a French DC-10 jetliner in southern Niger that killed all 171 people on board. U.S., French and UTA airline authorities said they believe the plane, bound Tuesday from Chad to Paris, was blown out of the sky by a bomb. U.S. investigators were to depart late Wednesday for Niger. Two anonymous callers who said they represented Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility in separate telephone calls to the airline and to a Western news agency. The caller to the news agency claimed that the bombing was a warning to France "not to exchange information" with the Israelis, who are holding Lebanese Shiite Muslim leader Sheik Abdul Karim Obeid. DC-10 Continued on AlO From Wire Reports NEW YORK - A USAir 737 carrying 62 people skidded off the end of a rain-slick-ened runway on takeoff from LaGuardia Airport late Wednesday, landing in the East River near the city jail at Rikers Island, authorities said. At least two people were killed, Fire De partment Dispatcher Adam Krause said. The Port Authority also said it had reports of fatalities. Officials had no figures on possible injuries early this morning. One passenger reported that the aircraft split into two or three pieces. The New York Times reported that the nose of the Boeing 737-400 came to rest on a dock in the East River near the end of Runway 13, with its wings and fuselage half submerged and its tail under water. Some people were trapped in the plane's tail section and were being removed, Coast Guard Lt Commander Paul Milligan said. Lieutenant Commander Milligan said the plane skidded off the runway during takeoff and landed in the water, about 2,000 feet from the end of the runway, at 11:35 p.m. The Coast Guard said the plane remained afloat and was in water 25 to 40 feet deep. "They've got people in the water in life AIRLINER Continued on AS Coastal Residents Urged to Flee WHERE Yl) I HOW BIG IS THE STORM? " """" -Jj r About 400 milea 200 milea Mil GO VA.,XNoffolk in diameter, r, v Wmm-tWmw tCopo Hurricane Hugo iWr AW UIV JlHatteras is slightly w JlX WmmX nil Mr (teWi larger than M VTk. $4 . x. :mjB'-the state of T O S.C. A Wilmington eye is about Y fiS V - Columbia uVjlF 20miles NV. XTM) V (a Myrtle across, or Tor VX-O Atlanta BeachT - roughly the IP if Charleston I Area moat distance from ms jf J I jrm. m rtok. Atlanta to Lake ayw ) Savannah 1 ' Allatoona. JjtfP::'. Brunswick WTHBHT 6 P m ,0day Qmmmmmm00 T LM t, wwWfrri ui' tjmW Ocean ,1 , .1Q uiAnltn i , ,, , -" , HURRICANE WATCH A hurricane watch was declared at 6 p.m. Wednesday for the Southeast coast from St. Augustine, Fla. to Cape Hatteras, N.C. A watch is issued for coastal areas when hurricane conditions are expected within 24 to 36 hours. The watch was expected to be upgraded to a warning today. 85DW i eow Mayor of Vieques, Puerto Rico, cries over destruction: . fi 'Please send a message: We need help.' AO A report says a major hurricane could wipe out the federal government s flood insurance program and cost taxpayers more than $4 billion to repair. A 7 No matter where Hurricane Hugo reaches land, metro Atlanta and the rest of Georgia are in for a wet weekend. AT 75W r . . ,70W KEN MOWIWniaff Hurricane Could Strike Land Tonight By Jingle Davis SttiffWriter ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -Hurricane Hugo raced through the Atlantic toward the Georgia coast and its barrier islands Wednesday night and authorities urged some residents to flee to the mainland this morning. Hugo, carrying winds of 110 mph, picked up speed Wednesday and forecasters said it could strike land late today or early Friday. A hurricane watch was posted from Cape Hatteras, N.C, to St. Augustine, Fla., at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Forecasters said they may hoist hurricane warning flags this morning. Early this morning the eye of the storm was at latitude 27.8 north, longitude 74.2 west, about 510 miles southeast of Savannah. The storm was moving northwest at 17 mph and forecasters said it might build up even more speed. On Wednesday night, Glynn County Civil Defense authorities issued appeals to residents of the barrier islands of St. Simons, Little St. Simons, Jekyll and Sea Island to begin evacuations this morning without waiting to see if hurricane warnings are posted. About 15,000 people live on those islands. Another 15,000 inhabit Georgia's other barrier islands. Authorities feared property loss on the islands would be astronomical. Beaufort County, S.C, officials HUGO Continued on A7 Bush Orders U.S. Troops To St. Croix By Julia Ma lone Jounud-Constitution Washington Bureau WASHINGTON - Armed Coast Guardsmen, U.S. marshals, FBI agents and more than 1,000 soldiers were ordered to the island of St. Croix today to quell violence and looting that erupted in the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo. The Coast Guard already was evacuating frightened tourists when President Bush authorized the federal troops to the Virgin Islands, U.S. territories devastated by the storm. The president acted after talking with Alexander Farrelly, governor of the Virgin Islands, after reports of a looting spree by machete-armed mobs on St. Croix. Local police and members of the National Guard allegedly joined in the looting. The governor later denied asking for the troops. In his proclamation authorizing the use of troops, Mr. Bush cited "domestic violence and disorder" that was "endangering life and property." He noted that the National Guard and local police were "unable" to restore law and order. The last time federal troops were used to suppress domestic violence was in 1968 in Washington after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Pentagon said that by early today, 16 C-141 Starlifter transports will have flown to St. Croix: 470 troops from the 16th Mil- TROOPS Continued on A6 Counties Paying More For Dogs Than for Kids Gwinnett, Cobb Chided on Shelters By Connie Green StuffWriter Child advocates in Gwinnett and Cobb are upset that two of the state's wealthiest counties pay more to take care of stray dogs than abused children. Donna Lane, executive director of the Gwinnett Children's Shelter, said the facility will close next year unless Gwinnett officials agree to increase the county's $20,000 contribution to the center. The county pays $400,000 each year to maintain its animal shelter. The Open Gate, a similar non-profit, privately operated shelter in Cobb County, while not in danger of shutting down, receives just $31,747 from the county, compared with $800,000 budgeted for animal control. "I think children are just as important as stray animals," Mrs. Lane said. "But poor little stray animals won't end up in prison, costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars if they don't get help." Local child advocates claim that while other metro Atlanta counties play a significantly larger financial role in helping to shelter abused children, governments in wealthy Gwinnett and Cobb counties are ignoring their mushrooming child abuse problems. COBB Continued on AlO INSIDE TODAY Delta, FAA Blamed For '88 Crash a4 Maynard Jackson Endorsed as Partly Cloudy A chance of showers; high around 80. Paged 0. BUSINESS section B FOOD GUIDE section W METRO & STATE section C NATIONWORLD section A PEOPLE SECTION D SPORTS SECTION E VOL. 1 22, NO. 48 94 PAGES, SECTIONS HELPLINE D2 ABBY BRADLEY BRIDGE CATHY CLASSIFIEDS COMICS CROSSWORD EDITORIALS D2 El D7 D2 C9 D5 D6 A8 HOROSCOPE D10 JUMBLE D6 MOVIES D6 NEWSMAKERS A2 OBITUARIES C7 TEEPEN A9 TELEVISION D8 Future Location isv am hMARTA xXVOyX,. Ellia St. -QmwQto- PMoMrat il Pacific Ctr. Av. """I Canter If Present Location State Capitol Kj Artist rendering of office building First Atlanta will occupy. First National Bank of Atlanta, a long-time tenant in Five Points, plans to move its headquarters Into a 57-story tower that will rise next to the Georgia-Pacific Center. Construction is expected to start in mid 1990, and be finished two years later. RICK McKEFStafl Money Doesn't Buy Happiness: $25 Million Jackpot Winners Divorce The Associated Press FORT PIERCE, Fla. - A couple who became multimillionaires in a state lottery drawing will take equal shares of the fortune and head their separate ways in new Chevrolet Blazers she in the blue one and he in the red. Gail and Richard Neuburger, who filed for divorce four weeks after winning a $25 million Lotto jackpot in April, have signed a final settlement to evenly split the remaining 19 annual payments of nearly $1.25 million. In addition to the vehicles, Ms. Neuburger will keep the Port St. Lucie home the couple shared during their 18-month marriage, and her husband will keep a house he bought recently in Fort Pierce. Neither will seek alimony payments. "They really had agreed to everything before they ever came to the attorneys to settle their divorce," said Roy Mildner, a lawyer who represented Ms. Neuburger. "They were very amicable. They worked it all out themselves." Court documents show $389,000 remains from their first Lotto payment. Ms. Neuburger will receive $224,500 and her ex-husband will get $64,500. The rest of the money went to attorneys' fees and other costs. Ms. Neuburger, 39, said that the night they learned of the winning ticket, they rented a hotel room in Fort Pierce. But Mr. Neuberger, 26, a former tile setter, left to have drinks with a friend and didn't return, she said. In Tallahassee to collect their prize, Mr. Neuburger said he had big plans: travel, a new house and renting the Boston Garden so he and his friends could play basketball. Ms. Neuburger said she planned to pay off bills. People Who Sleep With Contact Lenses Risk Scarring Eyes The New York Times NEW YORK - Contact lenses intended for extended wear should not be left in the eyes for even one night, researchers say. Two studies published today in The New England Journal of Medicine found that users of soft contact lenses made for extended wear were at considerably greater risk of developing an eye infection that could lead to serious and permanent vision loss than were users of ordinary soft contacts made to be removed once a day. The studies are the first to provide evidence of what some doctors long have suspected: Extended-wear contacts that the government once said could be worn safely for up to 30 days, then reduced to seven days, without being removed are responsible for an increase in the number of people getting the infection, ulcerative keratitis, which scars the surface of the eye. The studies were conducted jointly by Harvard University's Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, and Abt Associates Inc., a Cambridge research and consulting firm. One study found that those who left extended-wear soft contact lenses in overnight were 10 to 15 times more likely to develop ulcerative keratitis than those who wore ordinary soft lenses and removed and cleaned them at least once a day. The other study estimated that among 4 million users of extended-wear contacts, 8,000 would get ulcerative keratitis annually, or 1 in 500. The number of infections among 9 million users of ordinary contacts was estimated at 4,000, or 1 in 2,500. The risk increases over time, the researchers said. Over 20 years, the risk could be as great as 1 in 20 or 25 for users of extended-wear contacts. ft

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