The Nation: Panic in a Tropical Playground

While "Zonians"fret, Panamanians prepare to move in

JUNK FOR SALE says the sign in front of the three-bedroom house for which Leigh DuPré pays the Panama Canal Co. $169 a month. A clerk in the company's rate office, DuPre, 40, is going home with his wife and four children after nine years in the Canal Zone. "We don't want to live where there is no U.S. jurisdiction," he explains simply. Janet DuPree (no kin), 33, a kindergarten teacher in the zone and granddaughter of one of the workers who helped dig the big ditch,...

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