MARRIAGE: W. Swope Montgomery Jr. (' 70 AB) and Shelby Labban of Jamestown.
D E CEASED :
Steven Lawrence Rader (' 70 BSIR), 49, of
Marietta, Ga.; Dec. 22, 1997.
E. Carol Spruill (' 71 AB, ' 75
Changing the Ways of the World
The 1982 NCAA Finals, Carolina vs. Georgetown, started at 2 a.m. in
Dakar, Senegal."We were all huddled
around a radio listening to the game,"
Lewis Lucke ' 73 said."Michael Jordan hit a
shot with 19 seconds to go, and then the
radio switched frequency."
Panicking, they fumbled to find a new
frequency and were just able to catch Car-
"I had my own personal, solitary cele-
bration at five o'clock in the morning in the
streets of Dakar," Lucke said.
Lucke, director of the U.S. Agency for
vantages, and that includes the lives of his
chiidren, Allison, Lindsay and Austin. "They
think this is normal-they don't have any
problem with it at all," he said."Our eyes
are opened every
day about different
cultures. We learn
new languages and
learn how to sur-
vive and prosper in
And there have
been difficult cir-
Concern about adequate health care is
also an issue, Lucke said. They were living
in Senegal when his daughter, then 3, had
an asthma attack that restricted her
breathing and sent her
to the hospital. One of
her playmates had died
of a similar attack the
"When we got to
the hospital, they tied
her wrists and ankles
to a table and locked
us out of the room:'
International Development mission in cumstances over the years, including the Lucke said."We couldn't see her or know
Amman, Jordan, has seen things that most recent embassy bombings in Kenya and how she was. That was definitely the scari-
UNC graduates will never see. Of course, Tanzania. Lucke had worked closely with est experience I've had."
there is a lot to see and learn when you the ambassador in Kenya, Prudence Bush- Lucke tells about some of his early
work in a job that moves you to a different nell, who was injured in the blast. experiences in
country every few years or so. "Many more U.S. ambassadors have died
Development in Mali
Lucke has held posts in six countries to than U.S. military generals over the past ing)."It was a profound shock to see a
date: Mali, Senegal, Costa Rica, Tunisia, Bolivia few decades- a fact I am sure is not fully country that underdeveloped," Lucke said
and Jordan. He works with issues crucial to appreciated by the public," Lucke of Mali, his first post."I had no idea. I was
the development of nations with poorer observed."We have tightened security prepared and educated from books, but I
economies such as family planning, water, worldwide and taken all the reasonable pre- was not prepared."
health care and economic opportunities. cautions one can take, but I did not change He also worries that appreciation for the
Although there are cultural and other can kids with the Gulf War looming and "The international obligations that the
compensations, Lucke says Foreign Service threats against Americans flying." United States has make it even more
officers sometimes miss the American The Luckes subsequently had to evacu- important to have smart, industrious, mul-
experience. But he added that the advan- ate the country with 48 hours notice, leav- tilingual people to do this kind of work."
tages of his lifestyle far outweigh the disad- ing their belongings behind.
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