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Hortense may hit

East Coa
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - Packing
:130=mph winds, Hurricane Hortense
'took a swipe at the Turks and Caicos
islands and barreled past the Bahamas
yesterday on a track that could threaten
:e northeastern United States over the
In Puerto Rico, where at least 13 peo-
ple died in the storm Tuesday, residents
-aid work crews continued their arduous
cleanup - from sorting through soiled
t othing to clearing roads and bridges.
: Their misery was compounded by
,iividespread water and power outages -
about 40 percent of the island's 3.6 mil-
lion people still had no power yesterday
- but federal help was on the way.
More than 7,600 people were registered
at 115 shelters yesterday.
At 5 p.m. EDT yesterday, Hortense
was centered about 730 miles south-
southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., or
qJ out 310 miles east of Nassau. It was
thoving north at 12 mph, with hurri-
cane-force winds extending outward up
to 70 miles from its center.

st soon
Heavy surf from the storm could
reach southeastern US. shores by today,
and there is a slight chance the storm
could threaten Long Island, N.Y.,
Rhode Island, or Cape Cod, Mass., on
Sunday, forecasters said.
Meanwhile, another hurricane was
menacing Mexico's Pacific coast. On
the lower half of Mexico's Baja
California peninsula flights were can-
celed and ports closed to all vessels as
Hurricane Fausto moved closer, with
sustained winds of 120 mph, up from
90 mph on Wednesday.
Yesterday afternoon, Fausto was
located about 115 miles south-south-
west of Cabo San Lucas, on the penin-
sula's southern tip. Its outer winds were
already buffeting the peninsula.
The hurricane was moving north-
ward at 10 mph, possibly reaching the
southern portion of the peninsula by
last night.
Hortense was expected to continue
north and increase speed to 20 mph
today, according to the National

o N5.A.
FDA approves cheaper heart starters
WASHINGTON - In a move cardiologists hope will make devices for treating
cardiac arrest as common as first-aid kits, the Food and Drug Administration has
approved the smallest and cheapest machines that can shock a heart into beating
Experts say a third of the 300,000 Americans who die of cardiac arrest every
year might be saved if emergency workers had delivered an electrical shock t
restart the heart during the critical first minutes. U
Paramedics carry defibrillators to do that, but the machines are so bulky, compli-
cated and expensive that most police officers and firefighters - typically the first to
respond to emergencies - don't carry them, costing precious time in treatment.
Cardiologists are demanding smaller, more affordable defibrillators that every
emergency worker could carry as easily as fire extinguishers or first-aid kits.
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first in a new
wave of such units, Heartstream Inc.'s ForeRunner.
About the size of a book, it weighs just 4 pounds, half the weight of the small-
est unit now available. It will cost between $3,000 and $4,000, somewhat cheaper
than the $5,000 to $7,500 price tags common for today's defibrillators.
ForeRunner has a computer screen that automatically analyzes and displays 4
patient's heart rhythm so emergency workers can see the patient's response.

Miguel Rodriquez (left) and Jose de Leon struggle to keep Casandra Gomez from
falling into rushing waters caused by Hortense near Guayama, Puerto Rico Tuesday.

Hurricane Center in Miami.
The hurricane pounded the Turks and
Caicos islands with 90-mph winds but
inflicted little serious damage, and no
injuries were reported. In the Bahamas,
residents stowed property and boarded
up windows for the second time in two
weeks - Hurricane Fran narrowly
missed the islands last week - only to
awaken yesterday to sunny skies.
"Everybody battened up and did hur-
ricane preparations and no one was

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allowed to go to work (Wednesday), but
nothing happened," said Marion
Cartwright, a telephone operator on
Great Inagua Island.
The death toll from Hortense reached
15 with the discovery of a man's body
on a beach in Patillas in southeastern
Puerto Rico late Wednesday. The storm,
which delivered as much as20 inches
of rain, killed 13 people in Puerto Rico
and two in the Dominican Republic,
most drowning victims.
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prospect that Iraq might down a U.S.
aircraft and take the pilot hostage - a
situation that would provide Iraqi
President Saddam Hussein with an
enormous psychological tool in the
The developments came as Baghdad
and Washington escalated their
rhetoric, with Iraq boasting that it had
fired three missiles at U.S. warplanes
and accusing Kuwait of engaging in an
"act of war" by agreeing to permit
American fighters to launch strikes
from its bases.
In a statement on Iraqi wire ser-
vices, Foreign Minister Tarik Aziz said
Baghdad considers Kuwait's action "a
flagrant aggression against the people
of Iraq and an act of war against the
Iraqi state."
Baghdad's invasion of Kuwait in
1990 touched off the Gulf War.
The Pentagon initially denied Iraq's
claims that missiles had been fired at
U.S. planes.
U.S. officials conceded later that the
missile-firings did occur but were so
far away from the path of U.S. fighters
that American aircraft were not even
aware of them.
But the administration reacted
sharply to Baghdad's assertion that
Kuwait had committed an act of war,
denouncing the charge as evidence
that Iraq is still a threat to Kuwait and
Saudi Arabia and that the U.S. action
is justified.
State Department spokesperson
Glyn Davies told reporters that
Aziz's remarks "effectively show the
true colors of the Baghdad regime
and their true interests in the region,
right now. What he had to say was a
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Police still employed
after drunken brawl
after an incident in which a group of
off-duty cops got into a drunken brawl
with two people on the street, black
community leaders are upset to see the
officers still employed.
The officers grabbed their crotches,
made lewd remarks to women, beat up
two people on the street and then arrest-
ed them. Some 50 witnesses could
attest to the Aug. 27 incident.
Black community leaders are angered
at the suspension of the police depart-
ment's investigation of the incident.
"I'm appalled that officers would use
this kind of force or that they would
become criminals - that they would be
publicly intoxicated, publicly insulting
people,' said the Rev. Wayne Harris of
Concerned Clergy, a group of black
ministers. "Then, they became officers
again, hiding behind the power of the
badge, the power of the state."
Witnesses said about a dozen white
men who turned out to be off-duty
members of an elite police unit pum-

meled a black motorist who stopped and
exchanged words with them, and*then
badly beat a white man who came to his
aid. One officer pulled his gun on the
two civilians during the confrontation.
Catholics lobby for
abortion ban
WASHINGTON - The cardinals
and bishops who lead the American
Catholic church flocked to the Capitol
yesterday in an unprecedented cam-
paign to bring pressure on Congress to
ban a controversial abortion procedure.
Never before have all eight of the
nation's Catholic cardinals and about 80
bishops come to Capitol Hill to lob
on an issue, and never before have th
distributed 23 million postcards to their
parishioners to send to Congress.
The issue provoking their action is a
controversial abortion procedure per-
formed after the first trimester, which
Congress refers to as "partial birth abor-
tion." Congress has already voted once
to ban the procedure, but President
Clinton vetoed the legislation.


~~D T H .E


U.S. demands
expulsion of Middle
Eastern fighters
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina
- The U.S. government formally
demanded yesterday that President
Alija Izetbegovic expel a group of
Middle Eastern fighters after the men
threatened to kill American troops and
The U.S. Embassy here also issued a
warning to American citizens not to
travel to a village in central Bosnia,
Bocinja Donja, where the Middle
Eastern volunteers, sometimes called
mujaheddin, are based.
Western officials said Bocinja Donja,
near the central Bosnian town of
Maglaj, 50 miles northwest of Sarajevo,
the capital, is not the only site of signif-
icant mujaheddin activity in Bosnia.
They said Middle Eastern fighters
recently have hassled and threatened
NATO troops around the northwestern
city of Bihac as well.
The American protest, handed to
Izetbegovic's senior adviser, Mirza
Hajric, underscored the contention of

many Western military officers that the
Bosnian government has continued to
defy Dayton peace accord provisions
that mandated that all foreign forces
must leave Bosnia by Jan. 19.
U.S. doctors to
advise on Yeltsin's
heart surgery
MOSCOW - American heart sur-
geon Dr. Michael DeBakey and other
foreign specialists will be asked. 1o
advise the Russian team that will per-
form coronary bypass surgery on Bo
DeBakey is perhaps the world's
most famous heart surgeon and a pio-
neer in the development of the artifi-
cial heart. Russia's plans to consult
him in the case were disclosed yester-
The announcement, by 'the
Kremlin's chief physician, Dr. Sergei
Mironov, included the first confirma-
tion of the type of surgery Yeltsin wjill
undergo: a coronary artery bypass. ,1
- Compiled from Daily wire reports.

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