The Michigan Daily- Thursday, September 15, 1988 - Page 3
Preacher Mike is back
LSA junior Chris Curran (left) argues fundamental religous philosophy with Diag
mainstay Preacher Mike yesterday.
Hispanic speaker urges
minorities to take lead
CANCUN, MEXICO (AP) -
Hurricane Gilbert, one of the most
destructive storms ever, slammed
into the Yucatan Peninsula
yesterday, shattering storm windows,
drenching the land and cutting off the
Caribbean resorts of Cancun and
Thousands fled from the storm,
which has killed at least 14 people
elsewhere. The Jamaican Embassy in
Washington said the storm left
500,000 people homeless in that
The hurricane's 160 mph winds
ripped over Cozumel island earlier
yesterday. Ham radio operators in the
area said Gilbert knocked down a
radio and television communications
tower, uprooted trees and blew the
roofs off buildings.
The winds leveled slum areas in
Cancun on the Mexican mainland,
where many people live in cardboard
shacks, the operators said. In
Quintana Roo state, huge waves
lashed at Caribbean resort beaches,
and trees were downed by the
punishing winds, Mexican officials
"The sound of the wind outside is
horrible," said receptionist Pablo
Torres at the Hotel Carrillos in
Cancun in a telephone interview as
the storm approached. "You couldn't
leave even if you wanted to."
There were no immediate reports
of casualties in Mexico.
The National Hurricane Center in
Coral Gables, Fla., said a hurricane
watch was in effect along the Texas
coast from Brownsville to Port
Arthur and along the coast of
northeast Mexico from Tampico
"Residents in these areas should
be ready for quick action should
warnings be required" yesterday, the
center said in a statement.
At 6 p.m. EDT Gilbert was
centered near latitude 21.3 north,
longitude 88.8 west and approaching
the north coast of Yucatan, about 60
miles east-northeast of the provincial
capital, Merida, the statement said.
The storm was about 600 miles
southeast of Brownsville.
Gilbert's winds had decreased to
140 mph as it moved over land, but
the center said wind speed was
expected to rise once thestorm
moved back over the warm Gulf of
Mexico waters. It said the hurricane
Cor Wos as of Wedxneday. 5&~m. 450
Location: 20.2 N., 86.0 W.
Moving 15 mph, west northwest
175 mph maximum winds -400
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Hurricane Gilbert, complete with 175 mph winds, barrelled
across the Gulf of Mexico yesterday and headed toward the
was moving west-northwest at 15
Gilbert is a Category 5 storm, the
strongest and deadliest type of
hurricane. Such storms have
maximum sustained winds greater
than 155 mph and can cause
Only two Category 5 hurricanes
have hit the United States - a 1935
storm that killed 408 people in
Florida, and Hurricane Camille,
which devastated the Mississippi
coast in 1969 and killed 256 people.
Oil companies evacuated
thousands of workers from rigs in
the Gulf of Mexico, reports from
New Orleans said. Residents along
the gulf coast of Texas, 560 miles to
the north, stockpiled food and
supplies and prepared to evacuate.
The government oil monopoly
Pemex said it evacuated 5,000
workers from platforms in the
Campeche Sound on the gulf side of
the Yucatan Peninsula and closed
down all wells in the sound.
The peninsula ports of
Campeche, Celestum, Progreso,
Sinzal, Ucaltepen, Tel-Chac,
Cancun, Puerto Morelos, and Ciudad
del Carmen were closed, the
government news agency Notimex
said. Airports in Cancun, Cozumel
and Chetumal were also closed, it
BY ANNA SENKEVITCH
AND NOELLE SHADWICK
Don't surrender any goals. Because
if you want to do something, if you
have intense enough a desire, then
you can achieve it.
Speaking yesterday on the third
day of Hispanic Heritage Week, Dr.
Alicia Cuaron, president of Cuaron
and Gomez Inc., urged women and
ninorities to aim for leadership
positions, and to persevere by
1ducating and training themselves and
naintaining a strong sense of ethnic
and gender pride.
She addressed University students,
staff, and faculty at the Kuenzel
Room of the Michigan Union and at
Stockwell residence hall.
"GENERALLY, people who
want to be leaders can become
leaders.... Leadership is learned,"
Cuaron said during her evening
lecture held at Stockwell.
Cuaron, a first-generation
Mexican-American who grew up one
of six children on the border of El
Paso, Texas, talked frankly about her
"non-traditional" career pursuits - in
community and national business and
government - which have pioneered
opportunities for other minorities and
After teaching at elementary and
college levels for 23 years and
serving on boards to the Red Cross,
the United Way, and in the state of
Colorado Supreme Court nominating
'Generally, people who
want to be leaders can
become leaders.... Lead-
ership is learned,'
committee, Cuaron decided to found
her own company.
"If you want to get somewhere,
you have to do it yourself," she said.
With only $3,000 to start, she has
made her Colorado-based company
into a thriving business with a $5
million income each year.
In her afternoon lecture, she gave
results of a 17-month Department of
Labor study on the nature of the
American work force in the 21st
ACCORDING the the report,
60 percent of all women will be
working within 12 years - with an
85 percent increase in the number of
Hispanic women and a 16 percent
increase of Black women.
The study indicates a move from a
manufacturing-based U.S. economy
to one dependent on service
industries, requiring workers with
higher skills in math and science.
Women and minorities, who will
make up the workforce, will have to
persevere through more education,
getting their masters and doctorate
degrees, she said.
EMPLOYERS will have to
make accommodations to this new
workforce by offering day care
facilities, and more flexible work
hours. The welfare system will also
have to be renovated, she said.
Though she stressed the
importance of academics in career
success, Cuaron explained that the
keys to obtaining power are to have
desire for a particular goal, to be
confident, and to network.
"You have to have passion, get all
that energy and focus it on what you
want to do," she said. "There's
nothing wrong with wanting money
because its how you use it not who
She suggested developing a set of
objectives as means of more
effectively achieving a goal.
"Develop good time management
and have faith in yourself. Look at
your innate talents, and examine your
strengths. You've got to make a
difference," Cuaron said.
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Four blocks from the Indiana
state line, a crowd formed yesterday
at the Way-Low Foods store in Niles
as would-be millionaires forked over
money for a shot at a $24 million
Michigan Super Lotto jackpot.
Store owner Bob Hettinghouse
said most of the ticket buyers were
from out of state.
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What's happening in Ann Arbor today
Black Student Welcome -
Susan Taylor, editor in chief of
Essence magazine will speak at 7
p.m. in Rackham Amphitheatre.
Sponsored by the Black Student
Union. Reception following.
English Colloquium on
Critical Theory - Eric Rabkin
will speak on: "Fantastic Portraits
of Fantastic Portraits: Verbal
Transformations of Visual Art."
Rackham, West Conference Room.
Committee - Kick-off meeting.
Michigan Union, room 4203 at 8
B'nai B'rith Hillel
Foundation - Mass Meeting for
the Mitzvah Proejct. Michigan
Union Pond Room, 6:30 p.m.
Business Intern Program -
Mass meeting and information
session. Rackham Auditorium at 6
meeting for campus campaigns for
Michael Dukakis and Lana Pollack.
State Attorney General Frank
Kelley will speak. Hutchins Hall,
room 100. 7 p.m.
Union of Students for Israel
- Mass meeting. Michigan
Union, room 2209. 7:30 p.m.
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Society of Women
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Memorial Service for
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Washtenong Memorial Park, 3771
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