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2A - T e Michigan Daily - Monday, october 19, 1998 NATioN/ oRLD
Death toll rises as storms hit southern Texas

HOUSTON (AP) - More bodies in Brookshire, 35 miles west of took refuge after 3 1/2 feet of water
were pulled from floodwaters in cen- Houston. forced them out of their home.
tral Texas as torrential storms contin- No other injuries were reported, but "We were trying to put things up and a
ued a deadly march east across the authorities across southeast Texas spent floating tree hit the front door and broke
state yesterday, killing one man the day evacuating families by boat after it open,"Snow said. "The water rushed in
whose mobile home was swept away as much as 15 inches of rain fell in some and started pushing all the furniture
by a twister. areas overnight. against the back wall"
At least 10 people died in the "Just virtually every county road is As the wall began to crumble, Snow
weekend storms. The latest victim, an impassible;" Sheriff Randy Smith said. rushed his family up to the attic, broke a
unidentified man, died yesterday "It's just everywhere." hole in the roof and scrambled out. They
when a tornado swept through Waller Four shelters were opened in Waller were rescued by boat.
County just after sunrise, demolish- County for victims of the rising waters. In central Texas, residents began clean-
ing mobile homes and snapping trees Pat Snow, his wife and three children ing up from floods caused by more than
12 inches of rain.
A A man and two women were
"A THROBBING SUCCESS. washed away in in San Antonio,
TUMULTUOUSLY PERCUSSIVE." while an 8-year-old girl was swept
- DETROIT FREE PRESS

from a car in Pflugerville, northeast
of Austin. Another man was killed
when a tornado slammed into his
mobile home near Corsicana, 220
miles northeast of San Antonio.
On Sunday morning, a woman author-
ities believe was swept from a car by ris-
ing waters was found in northwest San
Antonio. Two other flooding victims'
bodies were later found. A man was
found along Alligator Creek farther north
in Comal County.
In Harris County, still saturated from
flooding last month spawned by Tropical
Storm Frances, creeks and bayous
escaped their banks. Strong winds and
rising waters damaged several homes.

Former A2
Rep. dles
at a x5
IMPOR POST RS T'e Associsted Press
Former Rep. Perry Bullard, who
G RO OVEYAR D wrote landmarkstatelegislation uphold-
ing personal liberties, has died. He was
320 South State St. - Ann Arbor 56.
(LOCATED ABOVE DECKER DRUGS-213-7685) Bullard, a Democrat who represent-
Mon- Sat (noon - 8) & Sun (1-6) ed Ann Arbor in the state House from
BUY ONE USED CD 1972 to 1992, died Thursday in his
home in Wayne County's Canton
GET ONE F R E E Township of an apparent heart attack.
Bullard was known as one of the
Wit 5CO5PON5oNLY - EXPiRES N55EMBER 36 more liberal Democrats even in a liberal
time. "He was very witty, extraordinari-
ly bright," Lansing Mayor David
Hollister said yesterday. "He had a very
profound respect for law and was a
fighter for civil liberties"
Hollister said he, Bullard, and state
Rep. Morris Hood, a Detroit Democrat
who died on Oct. 7, were part of the so-
called Kiddie Caucus, a group of young
Rport Bindng liberals that worked together in the
v*o " Legislature in the 1970s and also hung
6cweout together outside of the Capitol.
"Morris, Perry and others like
them saw their work as a career. They
had integrity. A lot of new people
coming into politics now do it out of
Sself interest,"Hollister said.
CANON In his two decades in the state
COLOR LASER Legislature, Bullard made his biggest
NO an mark as chair of the Judiciary
Committee, sponsoring bills such as
the Open Meetings Act and the state
ill Freedom of Information Act.
"He had a fundamental and pas-
C CI P V 1 N G sionate commitment to democracy,"
611 Church Street Lana Pollack, who served in the state
Senate when Bullard was in the
Phone:6659200 Far:930-28(1 House.
Continued from Page 1A

AROUND THE I
President rejects Jo
WASHINGTON - President Clinton rej
Paula Jones yesterday, leaving her lawyers s
hopes of heading off a courtroom clash bet
sources close to the talks. Jones had offere
she received $I million from the president a
estate magnate Abe Hirschfeld, who alread)
would end what he considers an embarrassi
But in a telephone call yesterday afte
Bennett, told Jones lawyer James Fisher t
because it required the president to pay to
to Hirschfeld, a millionaire who parachu
123-count indictment for tax evasion, a
Bennett made no counter-offer and sugges
last $700,000 proposal would remain on th
yesterday night hoped to make another bi
said one person monitoring the talks.
Yet few involved were optimistic that
tomorrow's oral arguments before the 8th 1
Minn., where both sides are to debate whi
should be reinstated.
Fed Ex union votes
for strike approval
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Leaders of the
Federal Express pilots' union voted
unanimously yesterday to seek strike
authorization from members.
Ballots will be sent this week to the
3,200 members of the Fedex Pilots
Association. The union hopes to com-
plete the balloting by Nov. 20.
If two-thirds of the union pilots are
willing to walk out, the union could call
a strike during December, which is the
Memphis-based company's busiest sea-
son, when daily volume often exceeds
4 million packages.
The union said in a statement they
were forced to take the vote because of
a lack of progress in contract talks. The
company's pilots, more than 90 percent
of whom belong to the union, have
never had a contract since they became
unionized in 1993.
They say career compensation for
FedEx pilots is 37 percent below their
top rival United Parcel Service, while
retirement compensation is 213 percent
AROUND THEI

NATION
nes settlement
jected a $2 million settlement proposal by
crambling to put together another offer in
ween the two sides tomorrow, according to
d to drop her sexual harassment lawsuit if
nd another $1 million from New York r
y had promised to give her that much i
ng national spectacle.
rmoon, Clinton's chief attorney, Robert
that such a plan was unacceptable, both
o much and because it would indebt him
ted into the case uninvited and faces a
source familiar with the situation said.
ted that Jones should not assume that his
e table, the source said. The Jones camp
d this morning. "There's still a chance,"
a compromise could be found before
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. P4
ther Jones's lawsuit, dismissed in April,
below United Airlines.
FedEx chief executive officer Ted
Weise countered the company has a
proposal on the table that would put
pilots "in the very top echelon of the
airline industry in every major cate
ry."
Teacher gives birth
to student's child
TACOMA, Wash. - Former elemen-
tary school teacher Mary Kay
Letourneau, sent to prison for raping a
former student, has given birth to a girl,
believed to be her second child fathered
by the boy.
Letourneau and her daugh ,
Georgia, were doing fine, St. Joseph
Medical Center officials said Saturday.
The girl was born Friday night and
weighed between 8 and 9 pounds.
The former Highline School District
teacher is serving a seven-year, five-
month term for second-degree child
rape for having sex with the boy.
She was brought to the hospital from
prison Friday and released Saturday.*
WORLD ~
a town about 20 miles southeast of
Alexandria, the ministry said.
The train went off the rails when the
driver changed tracks "at high spee'
the statement said.
China, Taiwan hold
high-level talks
BEIJING - China and Taiwan
held their highest-level contact
since 1949 yesterday when a
Taiwanese negotiator met with
President Jiang Zemin, marking
dramatic end to the first round of
talks between the two governments
since 1995.
Koo Chen-fu, a billionaire
Taiwanese businessperson and
high-ranking member of Taiwan's
ruling Nationalist Party, huddled
with Jiang for more than 1 1/2
hours, 30 minutes longer than

planned, at a guest house in western
Beijing. Both Taiwanese and
Chinese officials described to
talks as pleasant.
- Compiledfrom Daily wire reports.

Christian Right, was goi
protest at the victim's fu
occurred Friday.
Walters said that while
specifically conservative ri
tions - were the most out
nents of the LGBT comm
sexuals could still take par
"To be queer and faithful
tradiction," Walters said.
Chris Kolb, Ann Arbor'
mayoral candidate and an
city council member, at
crowd following Walters.
Kolb, a University alum
audience how influential d
had been in his life.
"I came here as a fright
and left feeling confident b
positive influence of t
office," Kolb said.
Kolb said that while thet
ly a time of happiness an
hard to feel that way this ye
Shepard's untimely death.
"There's been such an o
sorrow and anger, but thisi
for us to do something,' K(
Kolb encouraged thost
angry to get involved and
decision making to others.
"The homophobes wh
decisions of our lives want
dirty little secret back into
Kolb said. "But it's not dirt)
going back in because if I
And I'm not going to lose
After Kolb and Jim To
the University's LGBTA c
the University announced t
two of its LGBT scholarsh
E. Frederic Dennis, the
of the University's LGBT
addressed the crowd. His
'An Out Individual i
Individual: An Out Com
Strong Community;' called
to action.
"It is through our visib
ness, that we claim ou
Dennis said. "We ... des
owed equal rights.:
Most students at the rall
Dennis' message, assertin
tance in the LGBT com
vival.
"It shows that there's
presence on campus," A
Ben Fife said. "It's importa
visible"
Dennis also stressed th
of speaking out against
demonstrating pride withi;
nity.
After his speech, Denr
the rally by inviting all pr
through a make-shift clo
out as gay, lesbian, bisex
dered or a community ally
of the crowd accepted his{

ng to lead a
ineral, which
Christians -
ght organiza-
spoken oppo-
unity, homo-
t in religion.
l is not acon-
s Democratic
openly gay
ddressed the
inus, told the
he University
eed gay boy
ecause of the
he LGBTA
rally is usual-
d joy, it was
ar because of
utpouring of
is motivation
Alb said.
e who were
stop leaving
o make the

At least 46 killed in
Egyptian train crash
CAIRO, Egypt - A train jumped its
tracks at a northern Egyptian station
yesterday and careened through people
and buildings alongside the tracks,
killing 46 people.
Another 101 people were injured
when the locomotive and the first two
passenger cars toppled over and plowed
through bystanders and shops, said
Nabih Yousef Shaltout, a local health
official.
Shaltout said most of the injured
were passengers on the train, while
most of the dead were town residents.
Egyptian television showed a crane
moving toward one of the overturned
train cars while scores of riot police
fended off hundreds of wailing people.
Residents flocked to the local hospi-
tal to give blood, the official Middle
East News Agency reported. Others at
the site used their clothes to stanch the
bleeding of the injured; the agency said.
The train was traveling from the port
of Alexandria to Kafr el-Sheik when it
derailed in the station of Kafr el-Dawar,

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