A Hurricane by Any Other Name ...

NOW THAT HURRICANE Jeanne has spent its fury and Florida residents are emerging from this year's siege of tropical storms, Jeanne Van Wyck is breathing a little easier. The hurricane that killed 1,500 in Haiti and caused an estimated $8 billion in damage across Florida was named after the churchgoing grandmother, 75, who lives in Miami. "I didn't think it would cause so much damage," says Van Wyck with a sigh. "I couldn't harm a fly."

Jeanne's name was put on the hurricane list more than 25 years ago by her longtime friend and weather forecaster Gilbert Clark. Clark, 81, who...

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