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October 5, 1995
Pope to America: Be a
NEARK, N.J. (AP)-Pope John Paul II
~tmdto America yesterday as a self-
escribed pilgrim for peace, echoing Pope
aul VI's 1965 appeal to the United Nations:
No more war, war never again."
The pope told President Clinton and about
,O00 Catholic schoolchildren gathered to
eet him at the airport that the ideals behind
te founding of the United Nations 50 years
goare still needed in a world where "an-
ient rivalries and suspicions still compro-
ruse the cause of peace."
At a prayer service later, John Paul chal-
wnged countries in the United Nations to "clothe
,ourselves with humility. In particular, the
oowerful and the mighty ought to show meek-
ess in their dealings with the weak."
The 1,800 invited guests at the evening
gayer service included Clinton, comedian
ob Hope and about 120 cloistered nuns.
ome of the nuns left their convent grounds
for the first time since taking their vows as
long as 50 years ago.
The pope met with .Clinton for about 30
minutes before the service at Sacred Heart
Cathedral. Unlike their meeting two years
ago in Denver, the pope did not challenge the
president's support for abortion rights. In-
stead, the leaders discussed efforts to forge
peace in Bosnia and throughout the world.
"The President asked his Holiness to con-
tinue his prayers for peace," said a joint
statement from Vatican and White House
In his airport address, John Paul called for
America to be a moral superpower in the
post-Cold War era, and he reminded the
nation's leaders not to forget the poor as
Congress considers cuts in social spending.
"Your country stands upon the world scene
as a model of a democratic society at an
advanced stage of development. Your power
of example caries with it heavy responsibili- "You can't describe it. It was like, 'Let me
ties," the pope said. "Use it well, America! touch the hem ofyour garment,' but it seemed
Be an example of justice and civic virtue, like he touched me," Doris Schenck said
freedom fulfilled in goodness, at home and after watching the pope go by on his way to
abroad." the service. "It's a wonderful feeling just to
Clinton added his belief that Americans be in his presence. He made me holy."
must "see to it that children live free of After the service, the pope returned for the
poverty with opportunity for good and de- night to the Manhattan residence of the pa-
cent education." pal envoy to the United Nations. John Paul is
The pope's five-day visit will take him to to address the U. N. General Assembly to-
New Jersey, New York and Maryland. He day, exactly 30 years after Pope Paul VI
seemed to be in good spirits as he began his delivered his injunction against war.
fourth trip to the United States. John Paul also will make pastoral visits in
"The pope is bringing you the rain. A very each of the three states, presiding over huge
important event," he said with a smile at the public Masses at Giants Stadium in New
conclusion of his address at Newark Interna- Jersey, Central Park in New York and
tional Airport. The region has been plagued Camden Yards baseball stadium in Balti-
by a drought for months, more. On a more personal level, he will meet
Hundreds of people lined the route of the with seminarians in Yonkers, N.Y., and
pope's motorcade from the airport to the mingle with the homeless at a soup kitchen
cathedral. in Maryland.
Pope John Paul 11 stands inside the Sacred Heart Cathedral in
Newark, N.J., yesterday.
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PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Hurri-
cane Opal thrashed the Florida Pan-
handle with howling wind gusts up to
144 mph yesterday, flooding homes,
knocking down piers along the sugar-
white beaches and forcing more than
100,000 terrified people to flee inland.
At least one person was killed.
Opal, whose storm center hit the Air
Force's Hurlburt Field, east of
Pensacola, just after 6 °p.m. EDT, was
one of the strongest storms to hit the
Gulf Coast since Hurricane Camille
killed 256 people in 1969.
"I think this one is going to clean our
clock," said Tom Beliech, who fled
Pensacola. "Erin gave us a deep respect
for knowing when to leave," he said,
refe-rring to thc hurricane that forced a
similar exodus two months ago.
At 9 p.m., Opal was about 45 miles
north of Pensacola, moving north at
about 22 mph. Maximum sustained
winds had dropped to about 100 mph
from 125 mph and forecasters said the
storm gradually would weaken through
the night as it headed toward southern
At least 100,000 were evacuated from
a 150-mile stretch of Florida's Gulf
coast, from Pensacola to Wakulla Beach
south of Tallahassee, as the ninth hurri-
cane ofthe Atlantic storm season closed
Opal, which left 10 people dead in
Mexico, spun off at least seven torna-
does and caused flooding from storm
surges of up to 15 feet.
The storm's first U.S. victim was a
76-year-old woman whose mobile home
in Okaloosa County was destroyed by a
Thousands who waited too long to
Hurricane Opal _
Galveston .~ ~ LA..
,tudents argue with members of a religious group who conducted a mock trial on the Diag yesterday. The group asserted that AIDS is caused by homosexuals and that
ollege men were being seduced by lewd women.
Mauren Srhallaw oesnot ide ith iIhave
evacuate were trapped in their homes.
Those who did flee bottled up traffic
on U.S. 29 - the main route north
toward Alabama - and on eastbound
interstate 10, where traffic crawled at
"People are turning around and go-
ing back home," said Tom Roche, the
emergency management director for
Santa Rosa County. "Now we're ask-
ing people who have not yet left their
homes to stay there."
An estimated 15,000 people sought
refuge in 42 emergency shelters. Sev-
eral shelters in Escambia County re-
ported food shortages, and one shelter,
designed to hold 500 people was filled
with more than 900.
Justice Stroud and his family found
themselves trapped on Panama City.
Beach, a barrier island, because the
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Daly Stafl Reporter
As a candidate for Ann Arbor City Council in the
5th Ward, Renee Emry has more to worry about than
raising campaign funds, going door to door and shak-
ing hands with prospective voters.
After standing trial for the possession of mari-
juana, the Libertarian candidate was convicted and
slapped with a fine of $200 in addition to court
However, the charges will be suspended contingent
on a letter written by Emry's doctor stating that
marijuana is a medical necessity.
"1 have multiple sclerosis," Emry said in a tele-
phone interview. "The marijuana is something that 1
need to take in order to stop some of the symptoms."
While the drug may be medically necessary, the
In July, she was arrested for the distribution and
selling of marijuana to an undercover police officer.
Emry is set for a pre-trial hearing Oct. 19.
"I have nothing to hide," Emry said of her recent
run-ins with the law. "I am just sick of the waste of
Councilmember and Mayor Pro-temn Christopher
Kolb (D-5th Ward) declined to comment on Emry's
Despite her personal financial plight and lack-of
campaign funds, Emry remains confident. If con-
victed in October, she could face up to eight years in
Other council members declined comment and
Emry maintains that she has not received any negative
marijuana is S.'
need to take in
order to stop
some of the symptoms"
-- Renee Emry
City Council candidate
The Making of a Hurricane
Hurricanes, the intensely violent storms that
sweep through the Atlantic every year, are the
result of low pressure and moist, hot air.
The strongest winds in a hurricane are found
near the center and are at least 75 mph.
winds start to;
form the eye of
IN-INESKATING Ox"N A ROLL
By Jeff Eldrdge
Daily Staff Reporter
Evolving from the roller-skating fad
of the 1 970s. today's Rollerblading
mania may be an athletic trend that's
here to stay.
Early this decade, sales for in-line
skates began to explode, with the activ-
ity gaining a growing following among
comfortable skating after only her sec-
In an extensive 1994 study, Detroit's
Henry Ford Heart and Vascular Insti-
tute affirmed the health benefits of in-
line skating. The study indicated that
the activity is as healthful as jogging
and cycling, provided that the heart rate
is 10 percent faster than in those activi-
The study also concluded that skat-
ing at 17 mph is the most effective
speed, and standing in an upright stance
is more beneficial than a bent, racing
While stories have persisted about
an abundance of skating-related tick-
ets and warnings, Department of Pub-
NWarm air hurricane
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