From AP and UPI
GREENVILLE, N.C. - The gover-
nors of both Carolinas appealed' for
federal aid yesterday as the mighty
storm system that ravaged the east
coast from Georgia to New England
,;and claimed at least 73 lives marched
ouit to sea.
The storm system spawned more
than two dozen tornadoes in the
Carolinas Wednesday, sent near-
hurricane force winds slamming into
the New Jersey shore and dumped 21/2
feet of snow in New Englantl Thursday,
knocking out power to 1 million people
in the biggest blackout in 20 years.
OFFICIALS said at least 44 people
perished in the North Carolina twisters
and another 15 died in South Carolina as
the tornadoes cut a 50-mile-wide swath
through 300 miles of the two states.
"This is the worst disaster I have
ever seen in my life," said North
Uarolina Gov. James Hunt as he sur-
veyed the wreckage. "I expect the
-damage will be in the billions of
, Hunt declared 17 counties of eastern
North Carolina as disaster areas and
.hwas preparing an application for
federal disaster assistance.
GOV. DICK Riley of South Carolina
made a formal request to -the White
-House yesterday afternoon for disaster
-aid for six counties.
- At the White House, presidential
spokesman Larry Speakes said federal
-officials were "working around the
clock" to help the states survey the,
}.damage and prepare the paperwork.
"The president is being kept updated
and will act promptly on the disaster
:requests when they are received,"
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ors appeal for
'This is the worst disaster I have ever seen
in my life,'
- North Carolina Gov. James Hunt
SURVIVORS started cleaning up,
buoyed by private donations and the
promise of federal aid. Some 200 volun-
teers worked at Arden, S.C., where
eight people were killed and 153 in-
"These people are furnishing their
own saws, their own equipment and
their own trucks," said town clerk
William Ford. "You don't know how
close a community is until something
like this happens."
Eric Norwood of Scotland Memorial
Hospital in Laurinburg, N.C., praised
passersby and people who suffered
losses of their own - but helped others.
"THERE WERE people who were
passersby and who were amazing," he
said. "They were picking up babies out
of the mud and transporting them to the
"There were others who had lost their
loved ones, yet they went to the rescue
of others. A lot of people rolled up their
sleeves and made the difference," said
Another 14 people died in the wintry
blast that lashed the coast with 70-mph
winds that reduced sections of the
famed Atlantic City, N.J., boardwalk to
splinters and flooded coastal towns as
far north as Connecticut, forcing
thousands of shoreline residents to flee.
SNOWFALL diminished but gale for-
ce winds continued to beat against the
Northeast shoreline and travelers' ad-
visories for slippery roads were posted
throughout New England and into New
New Jersey Gov. Thomas Kean, who
had declared a limited state of
emergency in parts of eight counties,
surveyed the beachfront damage
yesterday and said, "This looks very
Mayor Louis Sodano estimated
damage in Monmouth Beach, N.J., at
up to $12 million and Cecile Norton,
mayor of neighboring Sea Bright, put
the damge in her town at $10 million.
In Connecticut, Fire Marshall Peter
Phelan said officials were checking
Milford's 14 miles of coast to assess the
In Ocean City, Md., which was poun-
ded by 15-foot waves, damage was
estimated at $50 million.
The "beware of the dog" sign is hardly necessary as1
plates on State Street yesterday afternoon.
this german shepard guards over a car with WUOM radio station
Ezekiel defends national issues
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dress local as well as some national
problems, Ezekiel says. He points to his
recent resolution to increase police foot
patrols on campus to cut down on rapes
and break-ins as one example of his
commitment to local concerns.
Last year, however, Ezekiel spon-
sored a resolution asking Council to op-
pose the U.S. invasion of Grenada
Middleton says it's impossible for
Council to take on national issues. "You
can only address so many problems,"
she says. Problems such as the national
defense or conflict in the Middle East
should be left to the federal gover-
EZEKIEL contends such crucial
issues cannot be ignored at a local level
which he says is Council's usual ap-
Despite their differences on which
areas Council should focus, the can-
didates both support a shelter for the
"I think the majority of the people...
fall through the cracks," says Mid-
dleton, 47, a homemaker who has been
active in community organizations and
the Republican party.
MIDDLETON says she supports the
city's arms-length approach to suppor-
ting a homeless shelter. While the city
is considering funding a downpayment
for an old church on West Huron Street
which would convert into a shelter, a
local non-profit organization would run
the daily operations of the shelter.,
Keeping some distance from the
project "releases the city from any
liability," says Middleton.
Increasing human services, such as
the homeless shelter, is Ezekiel's
primary concern. "The city must con-
tinue to play a thoughful role in human
services, helping to fill the gaps caused
by federal aid cuts and the recession,"
WHILE COUNCIL Democrats have
traditionally pitted their concern for
human services against GOP mem-
bers' emphasis on business, Middleton
stresses that she is also concerned
about the welfare of Ann Arbor's
"I don't think any one party has a
monopoly on human services," she
But like traditional party battles,
Ezekiel believes the city has expanded
too rapidly and he is pushing to slow
that growth. "Development in Ann Ar-
bor is too heavily influenced by a few
impulsive men," he says.
Middleton admits she is "definitely
more pro-business" than Ezekiel but
says that she would not encourage city
expansion simply to increase the tax
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ensure the safety of bicycle riders. Un-
der the proposal, taxes would only rise
by $3.60 per household, McNabb says.
Although both candidates are in favor
of a city-funded shelter for Ann Arbor's
homeless, McNabb says that it is an
"effectively small issue' that has
been "blown out of proportion" by
AND JERNIGAN stresses that the
city should only help with payments on
the building without ;being the
(till owners. Council members are ex-
pected to decidet at their next meeting
whether to provide the down payment
on an old church, purchased by a local
non-profit group, planned to be conver-
ted into a shelter for the city's
Police security is also a concern for
McNabb who says he would increase
Night Watch program to help reduce
the number of rapes and crimes in Ann
High rental rates and property taxes
are problems McNabb says he would
encourage Council to address. Because
the number of students attending the
University has decreased over the past
several years, higher vacancy rates in
campus property have forced rental
Although Jernigan recognizes that
problem he says Democratic Coun-
cilmembers have not "come up with
any idea about how they're going to
French complete Beirut pullout
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Salvadoran army changes tactics
SAN MIGUEL, El Salvador (AP) -
The Salvadoran army on the hard-
pressed eastern front is abandoning the
small-unit tactics pushed by U.S. ad-
visers and trying its own strategy
against leftist guerrillas.
It is getting help from U.S. Air Force
planes flying reconnaissance missions
from bases in Honduras.
WHEN U.S. special Forces advisors
began training Salvadoran troops in the
San Miguel area more than a year ago,
they molded them into 350-man hunter
But now the regional commander, Lt.
Col. Domingo Monterrosa, has concen-
trated his troops into larger, hard-
hitting units backed by increased air
power to take on large rebel bands.
With more than 7,000 troops under his
command, Monterrosa reorganized all
forces early this year in the eastern
provinces into 80-man units. He said in-
creased guerrilla strength in the area
forced him to use bigger battalions.
U.S. INTELLIGENCE estimates
have put the guerrillas operating in
Monterrosa's jurisdiction at3,000, but
BEIRUT, Lebanon, (UPI) - French
peace-keeping troops abandoned their
last guard posts between Beirut's
warring Christian and Moslem militias
yesterday and boarded ships for home
with the crash of mortar fire echoing
The mortar barrage near the port in
Christian east Beirut came as renewed
fighting erupted between Christian and
Moslem militias east of the capital,
threatening a fragile cease-fire
negotiated only Thursday night.
FRANCE'S contingent of 1,250
soldiers, the last of the multinational
peace-keeping force that included U.S.,
Italian and British troops, began its
withdrawal from the capital last
weekend. U.S., Italian and British
peace-keeping troops left Beirut last
The French troop withdrawal was to
be completed today when the
remaining 500 soldiers sail for home.
Forty lightly armed French cease-fire
monitors were staying behind in the
Witnesses said about a dozen mortar
shells smashed into buildings near the
port as the French soldiers boarded
their ships. They had gathered in the
port after relinquishing their positins
along the line that divides the Christian
east from the Moslem western parts of
POLICE SAID the shelling did not
delay the departure of the French
peacekeepers. About 750 French
soldiers had left yesterday.
The Voice of Lebanon, the radio
station of Lebanon's main Christian
militia, blamed Moslem gunmen for the
mortar attack. Moslem militia officials
acknowledged that gunfire had been
exchanged with their Christian rivals
on the other side of the city.
"Moslem militiamen fired several
rocket-propelled-grenades in the air as
more French troops sailed out of Beirut
port. Maybe that's their way of showing
jubilation," one witness said.
Monterrosa said he thinks there are
With automatic rifles, machine guns,
support weapons such as mortars and
sophisticated communications equip-
ment, guerrillas in groups of 200-300 are
battling the army across hundreds of
ravines and hilltops in the east.
The guerrillas have advanced from
their old hit-and-run tactics against
small army and security force units
and have launched major assaults
against big army concentrations.
* Spy scandal reported in Britain
LONDON (UPI) - A new British spy
scandal emerged yesterday raising
fears in Britain of revived U.S. mistrust
in the country's leaky intelligence ser-
An official report disclosed that just
after the Falklands War in 1982, a
teenage corporal was given casual ac-
cess to the nation's most secret in-
telligence and was caught just before
he passed it to the Soviet Embassy.
A SEPARATE sex-spy case - in-
volving young soldiers working at
Britain's Middle East listening post in
Cyprus - also looked like it might pile
further embarrassment on Britain's
accident-prone intelligence services.
The cases follow the unmasking of
Soviet spy Geoffrey Prime, who worked
in the Government Communications
MSU students acquitted
of gang rape charges
Headquarters at Chelteham (GCHQ),
100 miles west of London.
The Prime affair shook Western in-
telligence because GCHQ, a major elec-
tronic intelligence clearing house for
the United States and the NATO allies,
works closely with America's National
Security Agency at Fort Meads, Md.
THE DAILY Telegraph newspaper
said yesterday the case of army Corp.
Philip Aldridge, 19, coming on top of the
Prime affair, would "revive American
reluctance to share their closest
secrets" with Britain.
In Washington, the CIA refused
comment on the largest spy cases.
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