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Thousands evacuate as Georges nears Keys
KEY WEST, Fia. (AP) --- Leaving nearly 200 peo-
ple dead in its wake, urricane Georges stormed toward
the Florida Keys with gathering speed yesterday, and
three-quarters of a million people along the coast were
warned to clear out.
Forecasters said Georges would probably slice
through the Keys -- the curving, whisker-like string
of islands off the tip of Florida -- with 105 mph winds
early Friday and could be up to 125 mph by Sunday in
the northern Gulf of Mexico.
"This storm looks like it's all set to explo-
sively intensify once the eye gets over water,"
said a worried Jerry Jarrell, director of the
National Hurricane Center in Miami. He urged
stragglers in the Keys to get out: "We're
extremely concerned that the land areas will be
inundated with water and we'll lose a lot of folks
The first squall line from the hurricane moved into
Marathon in the middle Keys shortly before sunset,
spawning a waterspout.
As many as 690,000 people were urged to evacu-
ate along Florida's Atlantic Coast as far north as Fort
Lauderdale, and along the Gulf Coast up to the Tampa
Bay area, for a total of about 300 miles of coastline.
The roughly 80,000 people in the Florida Keys were
ordered out on Wednesday.
"When I return I might not have a home.
Anything could happen," Juana Ingles, a 67-year-
old widow, said as she waited foir a bus to take her
from her Miami Beach apartment to a shelter at a
school. "I'm a sick person, too, with high blood
At 8 p.m., Georges was centered off the
northern coast of Cuba, 205 miles southeast of
Key West, moving to the northwest at 14 mph,
with winds of 85 mph. Hurricane warnings were
posted for four counties - Monroe, Dade,
Broward and Collier - with a population of 3.8
Along Ocean Drive on Miami BeachM chic South
Beach, workers at cafes and bars put up plywood and
took down awnings.
NASA initially ordered space shuttle Discovery
rolled back to its giant hangar 3 1/2 miles from the
Atlantic Ocean, but decided Thursday evening to keep
it on its seaside launch pad. The shuttle had been
moved to the pad Monday for next month's flight with
The threat of lightning and sporadic rain pre-
vented the shuttle from being moved into its
hangar throughout the day. NASA decided the
risk of a lightning hit en route to the hangar was
greater than the risk of damage in possible hurri-
The University of Michigan
School of Music
Monday, September 28
University Symphony Orchestra
Kenneth Kiesler, conductor
" Beethoven: Overture to Coriolanus
* Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10
Hill Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, September 29
Igor Zhukov, piano
" Chopin: Piano Sonatas Nos. 2 and 3
" Scriabin: Piano Sonatas Nos. 2 and 3
Britton Recital Hall, E.V. Moore Bldg., 8 p.m.
Thursday, October 1
International Computer Music Conference Cn
Rackham Auditorium, 8 p.m..
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immigration services to rel
international students," he s
Ahmed said internation
are required to take full-ti
But a recent policy will all
experiencing financial troi
less credits. He added
International Center also t
students with employmenta
help pay for tuition.
Boston University is or
institutions that in recent
enrolled the highest amoun
students, said Colin Riley
University, a public
spokesperson. Riley said th
the figures will not be av
October, overall internati(
3 numbers are similar to last!
"We haven't really mis
Riley said, adding that altho
a negligible decrease in the
students enrolled from Asia
"We make it up in other
world," Riley said.
A year ago, Asian countr
"Its all set to
once the eye gets
- Jerry Jarrell
Director of the National Hurricane Center
At Miami's Metrozoo, which lost most of its birds
and many other animals during Hurricane Andrew in
1992, workers planned to round up the flamingos and
put them in a bathroom. Other animals were to be shut
up in their quarters for the night. At nearby Parrot
Jungle, birds and monkeys were moved inside con-
"They know something is up," said Robert Diaz,
show director at Parrot Jungle. "They are uneasy, pac-
ing back and forth, acting irregular."
Classes were canceled yesterday and today for
most students in south Florida. On Wednesday a
dozen F-16 fighter jets flew from Homestead Air
Reserve Base to Georgia to get out of harm's way.
currencies affected, Riley said and the
university was concerned that many
foreign students would not be returning
ax rules for "Students still value education and
aid. are willing to make the extra sacrifice
lal students to continue their education," Riley said.
fme classes. Ellen Haywood, University of Iowa's
ow students assistant to the registrar, said there has
able to take been a decrease in the number of Asian
1 that the students this year.
ries to help Haywood reported that 28 students
and loans to attended Iowa from Indonesia last year,
while this year 21 students are enrolled
re of three in the incoming class.
t years has Sixty-five students enrolled last year
it of foreign from Malaysia, while this year just 45
of Boston students are enrolled.
relations From South Korea, 200 attended
hat although Iowa last year, while just 194 students
ailable until are currently enrolled.
anal student Haywood said the decrease in num-
yearls. bers may not appear significant since
ssed a lot," Iowa is the smallest Big Ten university.
)ugh there is Haywood said she was aware of a
e number of number of international students who
an countries. were experiencing troubles because of
parts in the the recent currency devaluation.
"I do know that there were students
ies had their who definitely had financial problems,"
AROUND THE NATION
Blacks lead rise in income, drop in poverty
WASHINGTON The number of Americans living in poverty dropped for
the third year in a row, led by a decline in black poverty to the lowest level on
record, the Census Bureau reported yesterday:
The annual report found income up and poverty down across ages, races and
regions last year, as a strong economy pushed American paychecks to levels not
seen since before the recession of the early 1990s.
"Economic growth continues to raise incomes, lift millions out of poverty
extend opportunity," President Clinton said from the Rose Garden.
Median family income edged up 1.9 percent after inflation to $37.005, giving
families an extra $700 in 1997. Half the nation's families earned less than the medi-
an, half earned more.
A total of 35.6 million Americans lived below the poverty line, or 13.3 percent
of the nation, down slightly from 1996.
The most dramatic changes came for black families. Their median incomes
jumped 4.3 percent last year after inflation to $25,050, meaning the typical black
family had an extra $1,000 in 1997.
While their poverty rates fell to the lowest level in four decades, 26.5 percent
of all blacks remained poor, which in 1997 meant an annual income of S16,400 'r
a family of four. Thirty-seven percent of black children were poor, another rec
Group launches new
focus on women
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A new
group announced plans yesterday to
initiate a straw ballot in Michigan and
11 other states to focus attention on
women who could run for the White
"The goal is to get a conversation
going that changes the climate," said
Marie Wilson, head of the White House
Project, a nonpartisan group pushing
for a new focus on women in politics.
The group will distribute a million
ballots in 12 states listing 20 prominent
women and asking voters to pick five
they think are capable of seeking the
After the million ballots are distrib-
uted in the targeted states, they will be
put in national magazines geared
toward female readers.
"Americans are hungry for the
chance to vote for a woman,' Wilson
said. She noted that while women
account for 52 percent of the popula-
tion, they are 9 percent of the Senate,
12 percent of the house and 6 percent
of the nation's governors.
The project has been in the works for
a year, and Wilson announced it yester-
day in a conference call with reporters.
The timing comes as the White House
remained immersed in sex san*
involving President Clinton.
WASHINGTON - Only about 10
percent of the birds and mammals that
seem to mate for life are actually faith-
ful to their partners. according to stud-
ies that suggest infidelity may be
nature's way. Blame it on biology,*V
Animal parents may gain important
benefits for the future of the their
species by a little hanky-panky,
A female may stray to pick up the
best genes possible for her offspring,
say the experts, while males may be
driven by an impulse to father as many
and as often as possible. a
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that the letter was incorrect. She con-
tacted the admissions office to find out
if it was real or bogus.
Although the apologetic postcard
mailing will cost the admissions office
additional dollars, Flagel said it is not
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anything else," said Flagel, adding
that it is somewhat ironic that he
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University's Flint campus is enjoying
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Russia revives state
monopoly on vodka
MOSCOW -Russia's new govern-
ment announced a grab bag of fix-it
measures yesterday for its broken-
down economy, including a revival of
the state monopoly on vodka and other
spirits, a money-spinning scheme as
old as the czars.
Prime Minister Yevgeny
Primakov, speaking at the first
meeting of the Cabinet, endeavored
to reassure a population shell-
shocked by a free-falling currency
that his government will keep its
interests close to heart.
"All the measures proposed are
not an end in themselves but are
aimed at creating a firm social base
for reforms in the Russian economy
and at serving the interests of the
people," Primakov said in the tele-
Among the actions he outlined were
the payment of billions of rubles owed
in back wages for members of the mil-
itary, starting this month; for civilian
government employees, in October and
crackdowns on tax cheats and illegal
exporters of capital.
Primakov 's incoming government,
still incomplete, faces a dismal
financial picture: a ruble that is
a shadow of its former self and inhla-
tion that reached 45.4 percent in the
first three weeks of this month
Iran shuns bounty
on author's life
UNITED NATIONS -- Iranian
Foreign Minister Kamal Khari
formally disassociated his gov
ment yesterday from the decade-old
bounty on the life of Salrman
Rushdie, taking the largest step yet
towards removing a major obstacle
between the West and a country
whose leaders have supported killing
the author for a novel they considered
blasphemous to Islam.
In return, Britain announced it
would upgrade its diplomatic relations
with Iran to an exchange of am -
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