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Student
crossing
*Huron St.
bit by car
by Michelle Cardenas
A U-M law student was struck by
acar driven by another student as he
fan across Huron St. yesterday
morning.
Thomas Reiter was thrown onto
the sidewalk by the impact, injuring
his head and knee. The car's driver,
Hong Huynh, stopped to aid Reiter
along with Robin Potthoff, a U-M
Hospital anesthesiologist, who was
at the scene of the accident.
"I just wanted to try to keep him
from moving," said Huynh, her
hands covered with blood from
llolding his head.
Huynh, an anthropology Ph.D.
gandidate, was traveling eastbound
on Huron west of Glen when she
sqw Reiter dart in front of her navy
Yolkswagon Rabbit.
"The light was red so I had
slowed down, and then when the
light turned green, the car in front of
me went, so I started to roll down
the hill and I saw him run out in
front of me," Huynh said.
According to police officers and
Huynh, Reiter had just come across
in, front of a bus occupying the other
eastbound lane, obscuring him from
View.
"I tried to swerve but I still
Missed. I feel so bad," Huynh said.
Fire department paramedics de-
clared Reiter stable at the scene. He
was then transported by ambulance
to. -the U-M Hospital Emergency
room where he was treated and
released.
¢:x Ann Arbor Police Lt. Norm
Melby said accidents involving
pgdestrians and automobiles are
fairly infrequent, considering the
amount of foot and vehicle traffic on
streets surrounding the U-M.
"He's lucky it wasn't a truck or
10some larger vehicle," Melby said.
"People just walk in the streets here.
°m surprised it doesn't happen more
often."
,..Six Ann Arbor Police vehicles
responded to the accident, along
with a fire department rescue unit
and the ambulance.

Residents return to Kauai
to assess Iniki's damage

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) -
Residents separated from family and
homes on hurricane-battered Kauai
began returning to the island yester-
day for their first look at the
devastation.
Officials resumed some commer-
cial flights to the island, where lim-
ited phone service was restored
Monday for some of the 52,000 resi-
dents, and portable generators were
pumping running water to about 70
percent of it.
Electricity remained out, and
health officials warned people to
bury perishable food and issued in-
structions on how to build trench
latrines.
"It's just a Herculean task that
we're doing," said Thomas Batey,
assistant to Kauai Mayor JoAnn
Yukimura. "We've been kind of
knocked down to our knees and
we're crawling up as fast as we can."
Residents lined up before dawn at
Honolulu's airport for the first
flights. Because Lihue Airport's
control tower is damaged, only day-
light flights are allowed. General
aviation craft and helicopters are still
forbidden.
Before the flights could start go-

ing in, more than 2,000 stranded
tourists had to come out, said state
transportation spokesperson Marilyn
Kali.
Homeowners carted trash, tree
limbs, palm fronds, and aluminum
siding to their curbs and stacked
rubble in neat piles 6 feet high.
People lined up outside banks, which
reopened yesterday, and at markets
and drugstores, and neighbors ex-
changed Iniki stories.
Electrical power was expected to
be restored in Lihue, Kauai's largest
town, by Monday, although officials
said full restoration would take
months.
Iniki struck Friday, flattening
sugar cane fields, battering the is-
land's 70 resort hotels and seriously
damaging almost half of Kauai's
21,000 homes. Damage has been es-
timated at $1 billion on Kauai alone.
A National Guardsman died in an
accident on the island late Monday,
said Army National Guard Maj. Bud
Bowles. It was unclear if the death
of Tech. Sgt. Dennis Dalen, of
Honolulu was storm related, au-
thorities said.
Three people died during the
weekend, one on Oahu. Coast Guard

officials suspended the search for.
two missing fishermen Monday.
Relief supplies and federal troops
poured into the island Monday, re-
plenishing a hospital and restocking.
bare cupboards. Gasoline and other.
items were in short supply.
In Washington, the Senate ap-
proved $3 billion more for the re-
building in Hawaii. The money was
added to the $7.5 billion approved;
for reconstruction in Florida and
Louisiana, battered last month by
Hurricane Andrew.
Hawaii National Guard;
spokesperson Maj. Wayne Yoshioka
said 2,400 active duty military per-
sonnel along with nearly 900
Guardsmen are on Kauai to assist in
the relief effort.
Plans were under way to set up
seven disaster relief centers in vari-
ous parts of Kauai, serving as a one-
stop center for hurricane victims to
apply for federal grants or low-inter-:-
est loans, Price said.
State Health Director John Lewin,
estimated it would cost $3 million to
provide health-related services and.
repairs, including $1 million to keep
drinking water systems operating.

Crowds estimated up to 2,000 people crowd Lihue Airport on the
resort island of Kauai yesterday, awaiting evacuation from the island,
ravaged by Hurricane Iniki this weekend.

___-

Survey:* Day care
use is increasing
WASHINGTON (AP) - with working mothers who were
Working parents are increasingly cared for in the home dropped from
turning to day care centers, instead 34 percent to 28 percent during the
of relatives, to care for their same period.

Drop in sales

indicates

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preschool children, according to a
U.S. Census Bureau report released
yesterday.
In families in which both parents
are employed, many parents work
different shifts to take turns being at
home, the report shows.
In 1988, 26 percent of the 9.5
million children under the age of 5
with working mothers were cared for
in organized child care facilities,
compared with 13 percent in 1977,
the report shows.
The portion of preschool children

Only 8 percent of these children
were cared for in their homes by ex-
tended families in 1988, compared
with 12 percent in 1977. The portion
cared for in relatives' homes
dropped from 18 percent to 13 per-
cent over the time span.
Economic changes are partly re-
sponsible, said Barbara Otto, a
spokesperson for 9 to 5, National
Association of Working Women in
Cleveland, Ohio.

*Bush, Clinton address draft issues
with National Guard Association

economy is
still faltering"T
WASHINGTON (AP) - Retail
sales fell by 0.5 percent in Augus,
the poorest showing since Marclh
the government said yesterday, bri
the stagnant economy continued ie
keep a lid on prices with consume-
inflation rising by a modest 03
percent last month.
With seven weeks to go untl
Election Day, economists said,4
flurry of statistics yesterday depicted
an economy still showing few signs
of life.
"It's the same old story. Tle
economy is dead in the water," sari
Bruce Steinberg, an economist at
Merrill Lynch in New York.
In addition to the drop in retail
sales, the government also reported
that the country's overall trade
deficit tripled in the April-June
quarter to $17.8 billion, the worst
showing for the current account in 2
1/2 years.
Analysts said the United States
can expect little help from what had
been the economy's one bright spot,
sales of American products abroad.
"The world's major economies
are stagnating with few signs of a
turnaround and that is hurting our
exports," said Allen Sinai, chief
economist of the Boston Co.
Financial markets were in retreat
yesterday following a huge rally
Monday that had been spurred by a
cut in German interest rates. The
Dow Jones industrial average was
down more than 35 points at mid-af-
ternoon, erasing half of Monday's
gain.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -
President Bush told a military group
yesterday that Bill Clinton's draft
record matters since any president
'might have to decide if our sons
and daughters should knock early on
death's door." Clinton steered clear
of the draft issue while telling the
'group he was ready to lead the mili-
'ary as commander in chief.
- The candidates addressed the
National Guard Association an hour
apart in appearances that had been
seen as a chance for a hard-hitting
exchange on Clinton's descriptions
*of how he avoided the Vietnam
draft.
a Aides said Clinton had prepared a
wsponse in case Bush attacked di-
tly on the draft issue, but decided
was unnecessary after hearing
WMsh's speech.
"National security begins with
economic security," Clinton told the
group.
"There's been a lot of contro-
versy swirling around about service
to country and influence to avoid the
ilitary; and I've read a great deal of
speculation that I was going to come
out here and use this forum to attack
Gov. Clinton," Bush said.

"I didn't come here to attack
him," Bush told the group. Still, "I
want to tell you I feel very strongly
about certain aspects of the contro-
versy swirling around Gov. Clinton.
"Despite all our problems at
home, we can never forget that we
ask our presidents to lead the mili-
tary," he said.
Bush, a Navy flyer shot down in
World War II, said, "Does this mean
that if you've never seen the awful
horror of battle that you can never be
commander in chief?"
"Of course not. Not at all," said
Bush. "But it does mean that we
must hold our presidents to the high-
est standard."
"I will never allow a hollow
army," Clinton vowed. "We still
must have the best-equipped and
best-trained military to meet today's
threats," he said, almost echoing
Bush's own remarks about the im-
portance of the military in a still-
dangerous world.
Clinton said he would not shrink
from his responsibilities as com-
mander in chief with a goal that
"when we fight, always to win."
The Arkansas governor acknowl-
edged in April that he received an

induction notice in 1969 but was al-
lowed to finish his first year of grad-
uate school because the letter arrived
late. That summer, he pledged to
join an ROTC program to avoid the
draft, but he later backed out of that
agreement and made himself avail-
able to be drafted. By then, a lottery
system was in effect and Clinton
drew a high number and never was
called.
Bush said Clinton would slash
the overall military budget too much.
Clinton said he would cut just 5 per-
cent more than Bush, focusing on
such items as "star wars research,
and would actually put more empha-
sis on the National Guard and
Reserves than Bush would.
Citing high unemployment and
slow economic growth, he said, "So
that we can be strong abroad, we
must once again be strong at home."
Torie Clarke, a Bush campaign
spokesperson, suggested the
Republicans had lured Clinton into a
trap.
"This guy wants to be comman-
der in chief, but he can't avoid the
landmines on the campaign trail,"
she said.

Decisions, decisions
LSA first-year student Loretta Bowen studies her invitation list for
sorority rush in the Michigan Union yesterday.

MASS MEETING
Thursday, September 17, 7:30 pm, 420 Maynard

Student groups
Q AIESEC, general meeting, 1270
School of Business Administra-
tion, 6 p.m.
Q Michigan Women's Rugby Club,
practice, East Mitchell Field, 8-10
p.m.
'Q Newman Catholic Student As-
sociation Catholic student fellow-

Philosophy of Ayn Rand," Michi-
gan Union, Crofoot Room, 8 p.m.
Events
" Comedy Company, mass meet-
ing, Michigan Union Anderson
Room, 8:15 p.m.
" Musket, mass meeting, Michigan

Rosenberg, Ronald Suny, Lane
Hall Commons Room, noon.
D Socially Active Latino Student
Association (SALSA), fall plan-
ning meeting, West Quad, Wedge
Room, 7-9 p.m.
0 "Talk to Us," / Residence Hall
Repertory Troupes, auditions,
South Quad, African American

t~, oC with your host

Guatmala$225*
*weneeoe14

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