Page 2-The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, October 1, 1986
COMPILED FROM ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTS
More storms swamp state
(AP) - Floods kept hundreds
of people away from their homes
yesterday in Illinois and
Oklahoma, where damage
estimates from a spate of heavy
storms rose above $60 million.
In Montana, the Milk River
remained well out of its banks
for a fifth day along a stretch of
nearly 100 miles, and was
rising downstream, and water
from a creek engorged to a mile
wide surrounded the small town
HIGH WATER, winds,
tornadoes and lightning also
contributed to damage in areas
from Kansas to Michigan, and
forecasters said more rain was
on the way.
"We've got a lot of flood
water. But otherwise, we're
doing pretty good," said Howard
Watson, director of the
Kingfisher City-County Civil
Defense in Oklahoma, which
oversaw the evacuation of 300
One person was feared
drowned in Illinois, and the
Montana flooding had killed
one person and hundreds of head
THE MISSISSIPPI River was
above flood stage along the
Wisconsin border, and was
high enough near Dubuque,
Iowa, that the riverboat Delta
Queen had to lower- its
smokestacks to get under a
"We're stuck in a weather
pattern that just doesn't seem to
want to go away. It's drawing a
lot of Gulf moisture right over
us," said National Weather
Service meteorologist John
Hughes in Michigan, where at
least nine rivers were out of
their banks Tuesday. A
number of Michigan cities and
counties reported their wettest
Septembers on record.
Damage was estimated at $30
million in northern Illinois,
where 9 to11 inches of rain has
fallen on Lake and McHenry
counties since September 22,
more than three times normal
for the entire month.
IN HARDEST hit Gurnee, a
suburb north of Chicago, water
was reported 3 to 4 feet deep and
the Des Plaines River was about
4 1/2 feet above flood stage, said
weather service forecaster Jim
The Illinois flooding forced
authorities to close some schools
and evacuate 170 people from a
private psychiatric hospital in
Des Plaines, and snarled traffic
at O'Hare International Airport
and throughout the Chicago
In Oklahoma, in addition to
the evacuations at Kingfisher,
up to 100 people were evacuated
during the night at Guthrie,
north of Oklahoma City, said
Civil Defense Director Jim
Dixon. Officials said high
water from Cottonwood Creek
split the town in two, and getting
from one side to the other meant
a 40-mile detour. The town's
schools were closed Tuesday.
Shawna Fulks wades through a flooded street near Kingfisher, Oklahoma,
carrying a basket of clothes. More than seven inches of rain has caused
flooding in the area, forcing many residents to evacuate their homes.
Special diets help women fight disease
NEW YORK (AP) - Women
can help fight obesity, osteo-
porosis, cancer and menstrual
difficulties with new diet
guidelines that emphasize iron,
calcium and low-fat foods and
avoidance of tobacco, the
American Dietetic Association
. The plan distills recom-
mendations to fight particular
diseases in an attempt to ease "the
confusion caused by the barrage
of single diet-disease recom-
mendations cast upon the public
in recent years," said Anita
Owen, president of the"
IT INCLUDES calcium and
exercise for osteoporosis, iron to
compensate for menstrual flows,
and fat restrictions and a ban on
smoking to fight cancer.
Experts at the association's
news conference cautioned that
evidence linking diet to
prevention of cancer and
osteoporosis is weak or indirect,
and that diet is only one of many
factors leading to some diseases.
The news conference was
financed by the National Dairy
THE GUIDELINES, which
generally resemble recom-
mendations from other groups for
fighting particular diseases,
-Eat a daily variety of three to
four servings of low-fat dairy
foods, two servings of low,-fat
meat or meat alternates, four
servings of vegetables and fruits,
and four servings of whole grain
breads and cereals.
-Limit total fat to no more than
one third of daily calories, and
select a variety of saturated,
polyunsaturated and mono-
unsaturated fats. Choose low-fat
meat and milk.
-Eat at least half of daily
calories from carbohydrates,
especially complex carbohydrates
like those in beans, peas, pasta,
vegetables, nuts and seeds.
-Eat a daily variety of fiber-
rich foods, such as fresh fruits
with skin, vegetables, whole
grains and legumes.
-Include three. or four daily.
servings of calcium-rich foods,
such as low-fat milk, yogurt and
cheese, broccoli, sardines or
canned salmon with bones, and
-Include plenty of iron-rich
foods daily, such as lean meat,
liver, prunes, pinto and kidney
beans, spinach, leafy green
vegetables, and enriched and
whole-grain breads and cereals.
Women should maintain a
"healthy body weight," and
dieters -should generally eat no
less than 10 calories per pound of
body weight, the guidelines say.
Relentless thunderstorms continued to dump rain yesterday on
flood-weary Michigan, pushing at least nine swollen streams over
their banks, officials said.
Meanwhile, at least five families in Mattawan in southwest;.
Michigan were homeless yesterday after high winds, and possibly a
tornado, knocked over their mobile homes Monday night, Mattawan
police Chief Judy Alban said.
The rains that started Sept. 10 have deluged Michigan almost
every day for three weeks, causing more than $323 million damage
in 22 central Lower Peninsula counties.
"It's a mouth dropper," said Vassar city spokesperson, Marcia'
Warner about the new flooding.
"Nobody can really fathom it. If they really thought about it, it
would be truly depressing. But right now it's just unbelievable."
Yesterday, water was starting to creep over several city streets
that were submerged during earlier flooding this month, Warner
Meanwhile, almost every weather service reporting station in the
state has reported record rainfall amounts for September.
U. S. trade deficit p1u es
WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade de icit shran dramatically
to $13.3 billion in August after hitting a record high the month
before, the government said yesterday. Analysts said the 26.2
percent improvement may be signaling that the worst of the
problems are over.
But in less optimistic news, the government reported that its chief
economic forecasting gauge fell for the third time in the past four
months and new-home sales suffered a fifth consecutive decline.
The various cross-currents are pointing to an economy that
remains mired in in lackluster growth with few signs of vigor,
While the trade improvement was seen as encouraging,
economists cautioned it was not signaling that exports and imports
were headed back into balance anytime soon. Analysts predicted
the deficit for this year will top $170 billion, far ahead of last year's
$148.5 billion record.
Senate approves drug bill
WASHINGTON -The Senate yesterday voted 97-2 to approve a
sweeping election-year bill to combat illegal drugs, including a
beefed-up enforcement program that would make greater use of the-
The Senate bill, and a House-passed measure passed Sept. 11;
reflect Congress' response to increasing voter concern about drugs.
The two bills differ in specific provisions, but are similar in
thrust, proposing a broad approach that would pour money int'
enforcement, education, rehabilitation and crop eradication, and
would withhold aid from recalcitrant producer countries.
The final form of a drug bill this year is likely to be resolved in a
House Speaker Thomas O'Neill (D-Mass) called the Senate bill
"better than nothing" and said the House might accept it to "get a foot'
in the door."
The Senate bill does not include a death penalty provision. The -
House bill would allow capital punishment for individuals
involved in a continuing criminal enterprise, who intentionally
caused the death of another individual.
Fire-damaged mansion may
hold tomb of religious leader
BENTON HARBOR, Mich.-A historic mansion damaged
severely by fire sparked by lightning from Michigan's recent
thunderstorms may contain the tomb of the controversial founder of
the House of David religious colony, officials said.
The fire burned through the roof and destroyed most of the second:
floor of the ornate, 58 year-old Diamond House on Monday, Benton
Township Fire Chief Bruce Garrett said.
No one was injured in the blaze, but valuable photograph.s, books
and other literature on the history of the colony, founded in Benton
Harbor in 1903, were destroyed, Garrett said.
"It's hard to estimate a cost," Garrett said. "It's almost priceless.
It's filled with beautiful antiques."
The founder of the once-thriving religious colony, Benjamin,
"King Ben" Purnell, was buried at the 25-room Diamond House,
according to files at the Herald-Palladium, Benton Harbor's local
House passes spending bill
WASHINGTON-The House approved yesterday an emergency
spending bill designed to keep the government operating while
Congress and the president wrestle with long term spending'
The eight-day speding measure was approved 315-101 and sent'
to the Senate as the government was preparing to shut down in case
Congress failed to authorize spending for fiscal year 1987, which
The Office of Management and Budget notified federal agencie
yesterday that workers would report to their jobs today, but be sent'.
home if a spending bill was not imminent by noontime, said OMB
spokesman Ed Dale.
The administration would accept u simple extension of
government spending authority, as long as it was not loaded up with
amendments opposed by the president, Dale said.
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Virus may cause form of skin cancer
NEW ORLEANS (AP)-A
common virus may be
responsible for the emergence of a
once-rare form of skin cancer
called Kaposi's sarcoma that
frequently afflicts homosexual
victims of AIDS, according to a
study released yesterday.
The germ, known as
cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is
common among all adults, but
especially so among male
homosexuals, who may be
repeatedly infected with the virus.
DR. W. LAWRENCE Drew of
Mount Zion Hospital in San
Francisco presented evidence that
he said supports his contention
that CMV joins forces with the
AIDS virus to cause Kaposi's
The discovery of a rash of
Kaposi's sarcoma cases among
young homosexual men five
years ago was one of the first
clues that the AIDS epidemic was
beginning. Until then, the rare
cancer has been largely confined
to elderly men in Africa.
In 1981, the cancer was the
initial indication of AIDS in46
percent of homosexual patients but
in only four percent of
intravenous drug abusers, the
other major group at high risk of
the disease when they share
THERE WAS ALSO
significant difference in their
rate of CMV infection. Ninety-
four percent of homosexuals have
been exposed to the virus,
compared with 64 percent of
intravenous drug abusers.
"There was a real clue there to
the cause of Kaposi's sarcoma,"
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