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    By The
Associated Press
Edited by Alan Phelps
—Funeral mourners once again target of Sarajevo attach
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzcgovina— A gre
nade slammed into a funeral at a Sarajevo
cemetery Monday, killing one person, while
continued fighting in Gorazde kept U.N. offi
cials from sending an aid convoy to the city.
In Belgrade, nationalist deputies in Serbia’s
federal parliament demanded a no-confidcnce
vote against the government of Yugoslav Prc
mier Milan Panic. In their strongest challenge
to Panic yet, they accused him of overstepping
his authority at last week’s London peace con
And the U.N. Human Rights Commission’s
special envoy to former Yugoslavia submitted
a damning report in Geneva that blamed Serb
forces for the worst human rights violations in
the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The report, by former Polish Prime Minister
Tadcusz Mazowiecki, urged creation of an
international commission to investigate war
The attack at Sarajevo’s Lions Cemetery
was the second in a month on mourners burying
their dead there. In early August, an elderly
woman was seriously wounded while burying
her baby granddaughter, killed when a children’s
convoy was fired on.
The grenade Monday morning hit during a
soldier’s funeral. One person was killed and
three injured.
Overnight fighting contihucd on Sarajevo’s
In a 24-hour period ending early Monday, 23
people were killed and 259 wounded around
Bosnia, the Ministry of Health reported.
It remained unclear exactly what was hap
pening in Gorazde, the lone government hold
out in eastern Bosnia. Tens of thousands of
people were trapped there.
Serbs announced over the weekend they
were lifting their five-month siege of the city.
But Muslims also claimed to have “liberated”
80 percent of Gorazde after several days of
fierce fightingr~7
Radovan KVadzic, Ieaderof Bosnian Serbs,
told The Associated Press that Muslim forces
were attacking Serb villages as Serbian fighters
Bosnian President Alija Izctbcgovic said he
would boycott peace talks this week in Geneva
if the “murderous assault on the Bosnian people
in Sarajevo does not cease.”
The United Nations and the European Com
munity are sponsoring another round of talks, to
begin Thursday in Geneva.
Idaho fugitive surrenders
following 11 -day standoff
NAPLES, Idaho — A fugitive
holed up in a remote mountaintop
cabin surrendered Monday after an
11-day standoff during which his
son and wife and a U.S. marshal
died in shootouts.
Randy Weaver, 44, came out of
the cabin with his three surviving
children, an infantdaughlcr and two
older girls, said James “Bo” Gritz,
who has been a liaison between
Weaver and authorities since Fri
day. Weaver had a gunshot wound
in his arm, an official said.
Gritz (pronounced GR1TES), a
retired Army Special Forces lieu
tenant colonel and Populist Party
presidential candidate, said federal
authorities had agreed to let
Weaver's girls stay with a family
that lives in the area. A Marshals
Service spokesman said authorities
made no deals for Weaver’s surren
Weaver was flown to Boise,
where he was led away in shackles
under heavy guard. He was taken to
a hospital for a checkup and then to
county jail pending arraignment
Tuesday,said Mike Johnson, U.S.
marshal for Idaho.
“He docs have a gunshot wound
in the arm, but it is pretty much
healed,” Johnson said.
Weaver, a devotee of the Chris
tian Identity Movement that com
bines Old T estament, right-wing and
while-supremacist beliefs, and his
family were holed up in the cabin
since February 1991, when he failed
to appear in court on a federal wcap
onscharge. Heallegcdly sold sawed
off shotguns to an undercover agent.
Authorities traced the family to
the cabin and conducted periodic
surveillance, saying they hesitated
to risk a confrontation because of
the children.
On Aug. 21, six deputy U.S.
marshals ran into Weaver, his son
and Weaver’s friend Kevin Harris
during a reconnaissance patrol near
thccabinonSelkirk Mountain,about
40 miles south of the U.S.-Canadian
A shootout ensued, and Deputy
Marshal William F. Dcgan and
Weaver’s 14-ycar-old son, Samuel,
were killed.
Weaver’s wife, Vicki, 43, was
slain and Harris was wounded in a
gun battle the next night. Harris, 24,
surrendered Sunday to get treat
ment and was hospitalized in seri
ous condition, authorities said.
At a news conference Monday,
FBI spokesman Gene Glenn and
Marshals Service spokesman G.
Wayne “Duke” Smith refused to
discuss details of the shoolouts and
the three deaths.
Who’s the boss?
Leaders hard to come by in Florida effort
. HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Hundreds
of Marines built the first tent city for
hurricane victims Monday,a full week
after Andrew left thousands home
less, and the first two ships of a Navy
convoy arrived with heavy-duty re
lief equipment.
But while thousands of south Flo
ridians remained without adequate
food or shelter, slate and federal offi
cials bickered over who was in charge
of relief from the worst natural disas
ter in U.S. history.
And throughout southern Dade
County, people waited in line: for
food stamps, for mail, for Red Cross
vouchers, for checks from insurance
companicsand the Federal Emergency
Management Agency.
Thousands of others fumed in traf
fic jams as Miami-arca businesses
reopened, some for the first time since
the hurricane struck.
“There’s no way you can do it all at
oncc,”Gov. Lawton Chiles said while
touring the tent city on a baseball f old
in hard-hit Homestead, 30miles south
west of Miami.
The governor raised the estimate
of hurricane-wrecked homes to
85,000; Estimates of the number of
homeless people have ranged from
180,000 to 250,000.
Chiles warned that if the federal
government did not pay 100 percent
of reconstruction costs, “the state of
Florida will be totally busted.”
White House spokesman Marlin
Fitzwatcr said Bush was “quite sym
pathetic” to Chiles’ plea, but that no
final decision had been made.
There was confusion about who
was in charge of the enormous relief
effort. An Army spokesman, Ll Col.
Bill Reynolds, said U.S. Transporta
tion Secretary Andrew Card was in
But Chiles’ chief of staff, Tom
Herndon, insisted the state and fed
eral agencies were leading their own
“There is no single boss of all
bosses,” he told reporters.
Many people in the relief pipeline
have complained of a lack of coordi
“I’m shuffled here, Jhcrc and
there,” said Mike Phipps, 49, who
pedaled a bicycle to West Homestead
Elementary School to collect Red
Cross vouchers for food and clothing.
“I go to the Army and ask for a tent,
they say go to City Hall. I go to City
Hall, they said see the Army.”
The confusion has led to spoilage
of donated food left ouLsidc and to
clothing being dumped in the trash
after silling in mud puddles. Some
have urged unified radio frequencies
for all relief agencies and a high
profile disaster czar, such as retired
Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf.
The first tent city was erected on
Homestead’s Harris Field by 450
Marines who had worked all night.
Fourteen cols fit into each of the 108
The Defense Department said that
by the end of the day, south Florida *
would have 11,510 federal troops,
4,600 portable toilets, 15,500 radios,
34 portable food kitchens, 638,600
ready-to-eat meals, 240,000 cans of
insecticide and enough tents to hold
23,570 people.
It was difficult to confirm how .
much of that had arrived, in part be
cause traffic was heavy and telephone
service had not been restored to all
areas. About 525,000 people still had
no electricity.
Thunderstorms hit for a third ^
straight day Monday and steady, sea
sonal rain was forecast throughout
The Federal Emergency Manage
ment Agency started handing out re
lief checks Monday in Louisiana,
where the storm caused an estimated
$400 million in damage.
More than 50,000 Louisiana resi
dents still had no power. The Red
Cross said 25,000 people there were
homeless. The number of deaths
blamed on Andrew in Florida, Louisi
ana and the Bahamas stood at 35.
U .JN. continuing Iraqi inspections
BAGHDAD, Iraq — U.N. weap
ons experts arrived Monday for their
first inspections since the U.S.-led
allies set up a southern no-fly /.one to
protect Iraqi Shiite Muslim rebels.
Italian team leader Maurizio
Ziffcrcro said inspection of nuclear
sites would begin Tuesday. He said he
did not expect fallout from the allies’
quarrel with Baghdad.
Fourteen chemical experts also
traveled to Iraq to join a team prepar
ing to destroy 40,000 chcm ical weap
ons at the Muthana facility outside
Baghdad, said Doug Englund, regional
chief of the U.N. inspection operation
in Bahrain.
- U.S. and British warplancsarc fly
ing more than 100 missions a day to
prevent Iraqi military and civilian
aircraft from flying below the 32nd
Four French Mirage 2(XX) planes
were flying Tuesday to Dhahran,
Saudi Arabia, to join the patrols, said
Gen. V inccnt LanaLa, chief of staff of
the French air force.
The Pentagon has given no cost
assessment for its part in the mission.
At a news conference Sunday, Lt.
Gen. Michael A. Nelson,commander
of U.S. forces in the gulf, said he
didn’t know how much Operation
Southern Watch was costing.
Saddam Hussein issued a blister
mg statement over state radio and TV
Sunday, urging Iraqis to prepare to
resist the (light ban.
He threatened “to reject the bold
aggression and conlront it with all
mcansavailablc and on all levels.” He
gave no specifics.
The official Iraqi News Agency
said Saddam presided over a meeting
Monday of members of the military
council of Iraq’s ruling Arab Baalh
Socialist Party. It gave no details.
Travelers from Iraq arriving Mon
day in Amman, Jordan’s capital, said
the party had reopened recruiting and
training centers throughout Iraq.
It appeared Saddam was mobiliz
ing the paramilitary Popular Army
that was assembled after Iraq invaded
Kuwait in August 1990, and disbanded
after the U.S.-led coalition drove out
the Iraqi occupiers and a cease-fire
was declared.
Dozens of Soviet-designed T-72
tanks were sent south from Baghdad
in recent days, said the travelers, who
spoke on condition of anonymity. Most
were deployed in Kut, lOOmilcs south
of Baghdad.
That suggested Saddam was boost
ing defenses around the capital to
protect his regime, rather than build
ing up for a ground campaign against
the Shiite rebels south of the 32nd
In New York, U.N. spokesman
Francois Giuliani said U.N. workers
were placed on maximum alert after a
bomb was found attached to the car of
three U.N. guards after they crossed
into northern Iraq on Friday.
Jan Eliasson, the U.N. secretary
general for humanitarian affairs, pro
tested to Iraq’s U.N. ambassador,
Abdul al-Amir al-Anbari. Al-Anbari
rejected responsibility, “saying that it
was an act of provocation from the
allied powers,” Giuliani said.
The windshields of two vehicles
driven by U.N. personnel in Baghdad
were smashed Monday, hostile phone
calls were made to U.N. personnel,
and the tires of U.N. workers’ cars
were slashed, Giuliani said.
The Security Council last year or
dered inspection and destruction of
Saddam’s nuclear program,chemical
and biological weapons and ballistic
missiles in Resolution 688, outlining
Gulf War cease-fire terms.
Ziffcrcro’s team of 22 includes
Americans, French, Germans, Ital
ians and Poles.
More than 40 U.N. teams have
visited Iraq since the ccasc-firc. Ten
sions have brought repealed threats
from President Bush and other allies
that military force could be used to
enforce the U.N. inspectors’ man
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Mob demands resignation
of Tajik leader Nabiyev
MOSCOW — Hundreds of
lajikislan’s opposition members
surrounded the presidential palace
in the central Asian country’s capi
tal Monday, took senior govern
ment officials hostage and de
manded the resignation of Presi
dent Rakhmon Nabiyev, news re
ports said.
The opposition has criticized
Nabiyev, a former Communist
Party leader, for failing to stop a
bloody tribal conflict that rages in
two areas of the central Asian re
public. They also accuse him of
(ailing to move quickly enough on
democratic reforms.
In other unrest in the former
Soviet Union, fighters ignored a
cease-fire agreement in the seces
sionist Abkhazia area of Georgia,
and a prospective truce also ap
peared threatened by new Armc
nian-Azerbaijani violence that re
portedly killed scores of people in
Georgian Interior Ministry
spokesman Vladimir Gogolashvili
said 25 Georgian troops were killed
and 50 wounded in weekend clashes
in Abkhazia.
The news agencies ITAR-Tass
and Nega reported that refugees
from the fighting-tom regions of
Tajikistan gathered around the
presidential palace in the Tajik capi
tal of Dushanbe.
The protesters blocked the pal
ace and the government parking lot
and later were allowed by police to
occupy the building’s first floor,
the reports said.
ITAR-Tass said the officials
were kepi hostage on the palace’s
first floor. But Nega said four offi
cials were taken away by opposi
tion members who demanded a
meeting with Nabiyev.
Nega identified the hostages as
Vice Premiers Tukhboy Gafarov
and Jamshed Karimov, Cabinet
business manager Ramazan
Mirzoyev and presidential military
adviser Kholbobo Sharipov.
Nabiyev’s whereabouts were
unknown but he was not in the
palace, the reports said.
The opposition has demanded
greater religious and political free
doms in the nation of 5.1 million
people, 2,000 miles southeast ol
Moscow on the borders of China
and Afghanistan.
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