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MOUNT OLIVE — For many people, computers are adiversion ora tool for doing business, but forMichael Flowof Mount Olive,computers are a window on the world.

Hurricane Fran tried to close that window, and Flow, a quadriplegic , called WRAL OnLinefor help.

Fran showed Flow what life would be like without his computer. Therewasn't much left of it after the storm, and repairs would have cost Flowseveral hundred dollars he says he didn't have. He wasworried.

Hoping to find empathy on the World Wide Web, Flow decided to send aplea for help to WRAL OnLine. Managing Editor John Conway responded.

Flow says he got back where he belongs ... back on his window on theworld ... back on the Internet.

Flow, who was paralyzed after falling victim to a violent crimemore thaneight year ago, also uses his computer as a source of income in desktoppublishing. He makes business cards and brochures.

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