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Thursday, August 28, 1997

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  • MONTSERRAT VOLCANO

    The Soufriere Hills volcano on the Caribbean island of Montserrat continues to smolder. But while scientists worry about a possible massive eruption, Caribbean and British politicians are trying to deal with a political crisis that has emerged from the burst of ash and lava from the fiery mountain.

  • HAWAII

    Volcano is the Hawaiian village, situated between Kilaueea and Mauna Loa, where author and poet Garrett Hongo was born. It is a "chunk of the sublime" — as he calls it — that he lost at the age of six when his parents moved to Los Angeles. And Volcano is where Hongo returned as a young man to reclaim its dreamlike landscape of fern forests and lava tubes. It is also the subject of his novel Volcano: A Memoir of Hawaii.

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