The Gettysburg Times from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on August 30, 1992 · Page 5
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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Sunday, August 30, 1992
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THE GETTYSBURG TIMES, MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 1992 5A Florida hurricane relief effort simmers Around the By BETH DUFF-BROWN Associated Press Writer PERRINE, Fla. (AP) -- Pastors and churchgoers heard messages of hope and thanks Sunday in Hurricane Andrew's aftermath, while hundreds of thousands sought relief from heat, rain, traffic and shortages. Platoons of volunteers were joined by troops called out by President Bush. Troops in cargo planes and helicopters reached the heavily damaged areas carrying tents, clothing, water and ice. Health officials feared disease could arise from a lack of clean water and rotting food and garbage covered by swarms of mosquitoes, while disorganization continued to plague the massive, sometimes overzealous relief effort. Tempers simmered as temperatures hit 90 degrees. "I'm hot, I'm tired," said Gwen Bullock, an official from hard-hit Florida City who lost her home and has been sleeping in the trailer that now serves as City Hall. "My wire is getting shorter and shorter." "I'll follow anybody who's in charge. But we need somebody in charge righc now!" said Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Mike Anderson, trying to get a supply-filled plane unloaded at Tamiami Airport. An Army Chinook helicopter also sat on the runway, waiting to be unloaded. The aircraft were loaded with bottled water, fruit juice, iced tea, and pallets of charcoal and charcoal lighter fluid. "I can't even get hold of the front gate," Anderson said. He complained that the various military, government and local authorities were operating on different radio frequencies. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Gordon Sullivan arrived from Washington to tour the disaster zone with military supply and logistics commanders. He assured testy local officials in Homestead he would improve communications. The first "tent cities," promised since Friday would begin to go up Sunday night, Sullivan said, adding that other supplies were coming. And soldiers offer more to shaken victims than food and blankets, he said. CHURCH SERVICES -- Victims of Hurricane Andrew, Young Mann, left, and Han Suk Thun, right, attend church services Sunday at St. Andrews Church in Homestead, Fla. Flori- AP Laserphoto dians now try to cope with the hardships and pains brought about by the wrath of Hurricane Andrew, which claimed the lives of 14 people in the state and left thousands homeless. "These guys are responsible for getting their arms around the people," Sullivan said. On the seventh day after Andrew swept through South Florida, few rested. Religious and political leaders tried to rally spirits. "We don't know how this is all going to be put back together again," chaplain Matthew Cox of Wesley Chapel told soldiers at the damaged Homestead baseball stadium. "But God comes in a vision to say: 'Do not be afraid.'" Gov. Lawton Chiles, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Roman Catholic Archbishop Edward McCarthy of Miami were among those who spoke to congregations. Jackson, flying over the devastated area in a helicopter before church, was overcome with emotion by the sight of a flattened mobile home park in Naranja Lakes. "Somebody said this area will never be the same," Chiles said as sunlight streamed through a hole in the roof of the otherwise-dark Bethel Baptist Church in Richmond Heights. "I think thaf s right -- it's going to be even better," Chiles said to a chorus of "Amen!" "After the flood, there is reconstruction," Jackson said before speaking at another church. He urged that Florida's poor and immigrants be put to work rebuilding. Churchgoers dodged falling tiles in the nave of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Richmond Heights as Miami Archbishop Edward McCarthy celebrated Mass. Radio stations broadcast short prayer services for those unable to CROSSWORD By Eugene Sheffer ACROSS 36 TV's B -- It 1 Emulate to Beaver" Hepburn 38 Played the 4 Arm bones first card 9 Bikini top 40 Nigerian 12 Card game 41 Hamlet or 13 Margaret Borge 43 Red goatfish 45 -- diplomacy 47 Compass reading Houlihan, for one 14 Ewe's mate 15"--News ('87 movie) 17"--Fine Day" ('63 song) 18 Lucky number in ancient Rome? 19 Reach 21 Seaside shelter 24 Lake formed by Hoover Dam 25 Hockey star Bobby 26 Spanish queen 28 Ceremonies 31 Wild ox 33 It's before school or style 35 French composer 48 Granada gold 49 Abusive verbal attack 54 Actor Carrillo 55 Greene, of "Bonanza" 58 Obliterate 59 Printer's measures DOWN 1 Church vestment 2 The heart 3 In addition 4 Female water spirit 5 Tenor Pavarotti 6 New Deal org. 7 State of India 8 Longhaired bird dog 9 Sheep of Asia 10 Rajah's bride 56 Labor org. 11 TV sitcom 57 Tall 16 Gardner shade tree memoirs Solution time: 27 mln. Saturday's answer 8-31 20 Gate or light lead-In 21 Heat source of yore 22 English composer 23 Kind of carpeting 27"-- in the Family" 29 River in Germany 30 Santa's laundry woe 32 Of grandparents 34 Humbles 37 Make possible 39 Scottish seaport 42 Baseball boo-boo 44 Bandleader Brown 45 Senator Robert of Kansas 46 City on the Oka 50 -- pro nobis 51 Hot rocks? 52 Continued bud noise 53 Goddess of dawn get to churches. Authorities said four disaster aid field offices were open and 11 more were being set up Sunday. Some 160 miles of road had been cleared and all primary roads were open. Banks and check-cashing services opened Sunday, and distribution of government checks began in the disaster area. Letter carriers made rare Sunday home deliveries m other parts of Bade County. More than two inches of rain fell on some of the ravaged areas Saturday, andthundershowers scattered across South Florida again Sunday, adding to the misery of living in a house with no roof. In the devastated communities of Florida City and Homestead, low-flying planes sprayed a pesticide early in the morning, leaving a sickly-sweet-smelling haze. Louisiana storm survivors give thanks during cleanup By MARY FOSTER Associated Press Writer MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) -- Sermons and hymns rose above the whine of chain saws clearing hurricane debris in Louisiana on Sunday as the spiritual and physical healing inched forward. About two dozen worshipers at New Zora Baptist Church fanned themselves with cardboard and shouted "Amen, brother" after the Rev. Ezekiel Simmons III told them: "I wa= sitting there in that shelter watching the trees fall and the wind rise, and the Lord game me a message. The Lord said, T)on't worry. I won't give you more than you can bear."' Like most of Morgan City, the tiny church had no electricity. Windows were propped open with branches of trees toppled by Hurricane Andrew. Nearby, at the First Baptist Church, a throng jammed a building that was missing part of its roof and window glass. Through plastic sheets covering gaping holes, the refrain from the hymn "Praise Him From Whom All Blessings Flow" spilled into streets littered with wind-thrashed tree limbs, utility poles and power lines. Wallace Stickney, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, surveyed damage in the area Sunday and met with victims at one of five disaster application centers that opened Saturday. Three more parishes -- East Feliciana, Jefferson and Point Coupee -- were added to the federal disaster declaration, bringing the total to 18 parishes. Residents and businesses are eligible for federal and state assistance in disaster areas. By Sunday morning, FEMA had received 2,198 applications for aid. It can take seven to 10 days for checks to be processed after the paper work begins. Centers were besieged with so many requests over the weekend that appointments have been booked through Wednesday to file applications for checks rent, groce- · ries, new clothing, emergency home repairs, transportation, household items, prescription drugs and occupational supplies. "Everything is on a fast track re- garding emergency federal aid," Gov. Edwin Edwards said. The White House said Sunday about $15 million in emergency food stamps has been approved for eligible residents of four hurricane- stricken areas -- Iberia and St. Mary parishes, and portions of St. Martins and Terrbonne parishes. Hurricane Andrew hit the Bahamas and South Florida before raking Louisiana on Tuesday night. In Louisiana, four deaths resulted from the storm that caused an estimated $400 million damage, including $300 million to sugar cane, corn and other crops. An estimated 8,000 homes were damaged or destroyed, and the Red Cross said 25,000 people are dis- plaa-d. It had 887 evacuees staying in nine shelters, down from 50,000 in -^06 shelters at the height of the StG'Ttl. More than 60,900 customers endured their sixth day without electricity Sunday, down from the 300,000 whose power was knocked out earlier in the week. It may take was long as 10 days to three weeks to restore customers in hard-hit arvas such as Jeanerette, Franklin and Patterson. Nation and world Shell kills 15 in Sarajevo; Gorazde aid delayed SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- A howitzer shell crashed a crowded marketplace Sunday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens in one of the bloodiest single attacks during the Serbs' siege Sarajevo. Meanwhile, fierce fighting around Gorazde forced U.N. officials to plans to dispatch an aid convoy. Serbs announced Saturday they were lifting their five-month siege of the city southeast of Sarajevo. "It appears to be extremely dangerous," said Fred Eckhard, chief spokesman for U.N. operations in former Yugoslavia. He said the convoy might leave on Wednesday. Gorazde, as the lone government holdout against Serb insurgents eastern Bosnia-Herzegovina, has been an emotional symbol of the war that began when the majority Muslims and Croats voted for independence from Yugoslavia on Feb. 29. As many as 100,000 people have been there. U.N. officials condemned the attack in Sarajevo. Eckhard suggested Serb forces may have fired on the market purposely. Saddam rejects 'no-fly' zone; plans no challenge BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- President Saddam Hussein vowed Sunday resist the "no-fly" zone imposed over southern Iraq by U.S.-led allies, offered no specific actions his government might take. It was the first statement from Saddam about the flight ban imposed Thursday to protect Shiite Muslim rebels from air attacks by Iraq's military. The comments, read in Saddam's name on Iraqi radio, restated earlier defiant statements by Iraqi officials and news media. In the 50-minute statement, Saddam claimed the allies were plotting partition Iraq and the rest of the Arab world then seize control of wealth. He accused Iran, which is predominately Shiite and fought 1980-88 war with Iraq, of inciting the allies. It was not immediately clear why Saddam did not deliver the himself. In Washington, a White House spokesman, Walter Kansteiner, denied wanting to break up Iraq. He said the action was taken because violated a U.N. no-aggression resolution in its campaign to crush the rebellion that began after Saddam's defeat in the Persian Gulf War? Clinton camp unveils opening fall campaign ad Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton on Sunday released debut ad in the fall race, a spot that pushes his 12 years of "battling odds" in Arkansas and pledges to create 8 million new jobs. The 60-second advertisement, which will begin airing Monday in^sev; eral targeted states, seeks to counter Republican attacks on Clinton's cord in Arkansas. It also boasts various achievements in job growth, income rates and moving poor people from welfare to work. Aside from the unveiling of Clinton's new ad, the Campaign '92 was confined mostly to the television studio as Vice President Dan and Clinton's running mate, Sen. Al Gore, argued over taxes. Quayle continued a familiar Republican refrain, claiming that Clinton "is for raising taxes." Gore returned the fire, renewing Democratic accusations that the Republicans are distorting Clinton's record. President Bush spent the day at his secluded Maryland mountaintop retreat where he attended chapel services and continued to keep track hurricane recovery efforts in Florida and Louisiana. Man surrenders in white supremacist's siege : NAPLES, Idaho(AP)--A wounded man charged in the killing of marshal surrendered Sunday, leaving a white supremacist wanted for selling sawed-off shotguns behind in the cabin with three children. More than 100 federal, state and local officers have surrounded remote mountaintop home of fugitive Randy Weaver since the marshal shot Aug. 21. Weaver's wife and 14-year-old son also were killed in shootouts. T «n »/- *. Kevin Harns, 24, was escorted out of the cabin by James Bo retired Army Special Forces lieutenant colonel who has been negotiating an end to the standoff. Harris was given first aid for his wounds and was taken by helicopter Spokane Wash., for hospital treatment, said FBI agent Gene Glenn. Weaver, 44, and his three daughters -- ages 16,10 and 10-months remained in the cabin on Ruby Ridge, about 10 miles south of Bonners and 110 miles northeast of Spokane. The siege began when a federal marshal and Weaver's teen-age muel, were killed in a gunfight. Weaver's wife, Vicki, 43, was shot killed the following night, and Weaver and Harris were wounded. Double-dip tornado trashes Wisconsin town WAUTOMA, Wis. (AP) -- A double-dip tornado trashed a wide the outskirts of this rural town, hurling homes like litter in the died and dozens were hurt. Shaken homeowners salvaged belongings Sunday -- or just sat tried to let the devastation sink in. Damage was estimated at $5 The tornado late Saturday cut a miles-long path of destruction, smashing rural homes and farm buildings into kindling, uprooting trees overturning cars. It touched down at least twice. After viewing the scene from a helicopter, Waushara County Shenif Patrick Fox said the damage was overwhelming. "I couldn't begin to guess how many. It is more than we first Fox said. Gov. Tommy G. Thompson said 316 buildings were damaged or destroyed. Wautoma is a town of 1,600 residents. After weathering the fierce twister, Alvin Dredske simply sat in pickup Sunday morning, surveying the collapsed walls of his tepair garage. NBC CBS ABC 33_ .3 7:00 E.T. News News Married C. Affair 7:30 Inside E. You Bet Ind. 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