Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor


Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor


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EAST'S HEAT MELTS RECORD AFTER RECORD In South Carolina, the traditional way to cool off is to sit on the veranda with a glass of iced tea. But in Connecticut, respite comes by way of thunderstorms. Triple-digit temperatures gripped the East Coast over the weekend as a record-breaking heatwave entered its second, or in some places, third week. Twenty people have died of heat-related causes in the past week. New York City recorded its third straight day over 100 degrees on Saturday, tying a record dating to 1948. Philadelphia tied a similar reco rd set in 1966. The Northeast was expected to get some relief tomorrow, with a frontal system from the West. Temperatures in Columbia, S.C., topped 90 degrees for the 16th day. Farmers in Massachusetts have lost thousands of chickens, and dairymen in North Carolina expect low milk production. MIA issue resurfaces

Sen. Bob Smith (R) of New Hampshire, returning from a four- day trip to Vietman, criticized the official United States investigation into missing servicemen from the Vietnam War yesterday.

Senator Smith pressed Vietnam for greater cooperation in resolving the 2,253 cases of US servicemen still officially listed as missing from the Vietnam War.

He and his delegation also tried to verify witnesses' accounts of live American prisoners held after the war ended in 1975, but came up with little concrete evidence. He said he came away convinced that some could still be alive in Vietnam.

President Clinton must decide by Sept. 14 whether to extend the US economic embargo against Vietnam for another year. The US has said it will not lift sanctions until Vietnam provides the fullest possible accounting of MIAs. Monsoons flood India

At least 102 people have died in monsoon-related incidents in several parts of India, while raging rivers flooded swaths of land, news reports said yesterday. About 2 million people have suffered because of the monsoon that has lashed many parts of the country since the last week of June, The Hindustan Times newspaper said. …

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