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Friday, Saptambar 3,1993
Clinton says intervention possible in Bosnia
WASHINGTON — President Clinton said
Thursday that the option of military strikes “is
very much alive” in Bosnia if there is a resump
tion of the shelling of Sarajevo or an interrup
tion in humanitarian relief deliveries.
The president also held out hope for a quick
resumption of peace talks that broke ofTW ednes
day. “They are stalled,” Clinton said. “I don’t
believe they are collapsed. The United States
will do everything it can in the next few days to
get the parties to resume the talks in good faith.”
Clinton made his comments in a brief ex
change with reporters after Secretary of State
Warren Christopher, in unusually blunt terms,
called on Serbia and Croatia to yield to de
mands from Bosnian Muslims for a larger
chunk of territory.
Christopher said the negotiations suspended
in Geneva should be resumed, and Serb and
Croat negotiators “should show greater flexi
If there is a breakdown “because of the
stubbornness of the Serbs or the Croatians, the
world community will certainly hold them
responsible,” Christopher said.
At the White House, Clinton described con
ditions under which NATO might unleash air
strikes in Bosnia.
“If, while the talks are in abeyance, there is
abuse by those who would seek to interfere with
humanitarian aid, attack the protected areas
and resume the sustained shelling of Sarajevo,
for example, then, first I would remind you that
the NATO military option is very much alive.”
He said he also continues to favor lifting the
arms embargo to supply military assistance to
Bosnian Muslims, but said U.S. allies continue
to oppose that course.
Stiff messages, known to diplomats as
demarches, were sent to Presidents Slobodan
Milosevic of Serbia and Franjo Tudjman of
Croatia, outlining the tough U.S. position.
The United States supports the Muslims in
their three main demands, a senior U.S. official
said. These are that Sarajevo, the capital of
Bosnia-Herzego vina, have a corridor to the sea,
that the Muslim area in the around Bihac be
enlarged and that a corridor be established
between that area and a Muslim enclave in the
center of the country.
The negotiations in Geneva collapsed unex
pectedly Wednesday night after Muslim nego
tiators declined to accept a draft peace accord
unless the Serbs and Muslims agreed to cede
them more land.
Christopher’s strong support for the Muslim
position, in an exchange with reporters outside
his State Department office, should strengthen
the Muslims’ bargaining position ifthe talks are
Christopher said the United States “deeply
regrets” the breakdown in negotiations.
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because of the
stubbornness of the Serbs
or the Croatlans, the world
community will certainly
hold them responsible.
Secretary of State
“It’s our evaluation that with the parties
close to settlement and with the winter coming
on it would be especially tragic if they don’t
grasp the opportunity to contain the settlement
that seems to be within reach,” he said.
Texan leaves racism,
ends up shot to death
BEAUMONT, Texas — William
Simpson was the last black to move
out of all-white Vidor, saying he feared
for his life. Hours after arriving in
nearby Beaumont, he was killed by a
gunman who tried to rob him, police
The shooting Wednesday night did
not appear to be linked to the failed
desegregation of Vidor’s public hous
ing, police said. A 19-year-old sus
pected gang member was arrested in
the killing this morning, they said.
Simpson’s new landlady said he
had told her of his great relief to be
back in Beaumont.
“He kept say trig he was borne and
he was happy and he was content,”
LinMarie Garsee said in a telephone
interview Thursday. “He was a giant
of a man with a heart the size of
Simpson, 37, was walking along a
street with a friend when they were
confronted by a group of black men
that drove up in a car and demanded
money, said pol ice dispatcher Beverly
Slaydon. When he refused, one of the
men shot him with a 9mm pistol.
He was hit five or six times as he
tried to flee and died a short time later
at a hospital, police said. His friend,
Lydia Washington, was shot in the
Simpson and several other blacks
moved to Vidor, six miles from Beau
mont, six months ago afler a court
ordered a public housing complex
there to accept black residents.
But repeated harassment fright
ened the blacks out of town. Simpson
and another man, John DecQuir, were
when they departed
They had been the first black res
idents of Vidor, home to 11,000 peo
ple, in at least 70 years.
Ms. Washington, who was in sta
ble condition at St Elizabeth Hospi
tal, said she doubted the shooting was
motivated by racism or related to
Simpson’s involvement in the inte
gration of Vidor’s public housing.
Police said another robbery and
shooting had occurred in the area
earlier and &ey were regarding Sim
Police spokesman Butch Pachall
said the teen-age suspect would be
charged with capital murder. The oth
er three assailants remained at large
and the murder weapon was not re
covered, he said.
“It’s just a matter of time. We’ll
get the other three,” he said.
fifc SPORTS WIRE
Huskers, Washington expected to win openers on Saturday
Revenge will be a prime moti
vation for both teams in Saturday’s
No. 15 Stanford wants to end its
nine-game losing streak against
Washington, including last year’s
embarrassing 41-7 defeat. And No.
12 Washington is furious at Stanford
coach Bill Walsh, who called the
Huskies “mercenaries” in an
offseason speech that harshly crit
icized the school’s football pro
Walsh later apologized and was
reprimanded by the Pac-10 Con
ference, but W ash ington coach J im
Lambright hasn’t forgotten the re
“He’s got such a classy image,
but it’s hard to find class in what he
said,” said Lambright, who took
over Aug. 22 after Don James re
signed to protest a two-year bowl
ban and other sanctions against
Washington by the Pac-10.
The furor over Walsh’s com
ments and Washington’s off-the
field problems have almost over
shadowed the early showdown be
tween last year’s Pac-10 co-cham
“We’re very young and inexpe
rienced, but we’re also very intense
and enthusiastic,” Walsh said. “I
think we’ll get better and better as
the season progresses.”
Washington has won 13 straight
at home, while Stanford has lost six
consecutive season openers. Both
streaks will continue ... WASH
No. 1 Florida St. (minus 31) at
Duke — Seminoles roll in ACC
opener... FLORIDA ST. 48-14.
No. 2 Alabama (minus 34) vs.
Tulane at Birmingham — Tide’s
23-game winstreak is nation’slong
est... ALABAMA 42-7.
Washington St. (plus 23 1/2) at
No. 3 Michigan—Wolverines seek
ing sixth straight Big Ten title ...
No. 4 Miami (minus 6 1/2) at
No. 20 Boston College—BC’slast
win over Hurricanes was 1984 “Hail
Mary” game ... MIAMI 28-14.
LSU (plus 19) at No. 5 Texas
A&M — Aggies have won 21
straight in regular season ... TEX
AS A&M 35-7.
Ball St. (no line) at No. 6 Syra
cuse— David Letterman’s school
no match forOrangemen... SYRA
Northwestern (plus 28) at No. 7
Notre Dame — Irish have beaten
Wildcats 12 straight times ...
NOTRE DAME 28-10.
Arkansas St. (no line) at No. 8
Florida—Why?... FLORIDA 58
North Texas (no line) at No. 9
Nebraska — Another easy opener
for the Comhuskers ... NEBRAS
Louisiana Tech (no line) at No.
10 Tennessee—Vols’ Heath Shuler
is one of nation’s best QBs... TEN
NESSEE 47-13. '
U.S. to get health reform
WASHINGTON — The White
House said Thursday that President
Clinton’s health reform plans would
provide coverage for “the vast major
ity” of Americans by 1996 and for
everyone else by December 1997.
said it would
a new tax on
help pay for
not been decided.
The White House also said it would
seek to monitor and prohibit compa
nies from making excessive profits
dwringtheifsftstilori to the new health
care system. But price controls would
not be imposed on die $900 billion
industry, the White House said.
President Clinton himself said
Thursday that price controls “were
never alive. I’ve never embraced them.
I’ve never been particularly hot on
The White House issued a state
ment on Thursday concerning the
implementation of the system saying:
“We expect the new system will be up
and running in a number of states by
1995. The vast majority of the Amer
ican people will have guaranteed cov
erage by 1995.
“There will be a firm, deadline of
December 1997 for any remaining
states that are not yet a part of the
system,” it said.
It said there will be no new, broad
based tax to pay for health reform, but
“there is likely to be a tax on ciga
rettes; the amount has not yet been
Clinton plans to require all em
ployers and employees to help pay for
health insurance, with subsidies for
low-wage workers and small busi
nesses. Some 37 -
are now without insurance, and mOst i
of them are workers or their depen
White House officials have said
privately these subsidies may cost
$60 to $70 billion a year, but they
expect to get most of that money by
redirecting existing Medicare and
Medicaid funds that help pay for care
for the poor and uninsured.
AIDS cases in Nebraska on the rise
OMAHA — Nebraska’s 1993
tally of AIDS cases has hit 160.
State Department of Health of
ficials say that 22 new cases of
acquired immune deficiency syn
drome were reported in August,
including only the second teen
ager to get the disease in Nebraska.
The Department of Health says
that this year’s AIDS total could be
more than 200 because of a new,
broader definition of the disease
that took effect in January.
Last year, there were 60 cases.
Seventeen of the 22 cases re
ported in August fit under the new
definition, said Marla Augustine, a
Department of Health spokeswom
The August reports involved 18
males ami four females.
Since reporting began in 1983,
471 Nebraskans nave been diag
nosed with AIDS. Of those, 251
people have died.
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UNL students can choose from many Labor Day activies
By Kerl Brabec
Although UNL students will miss
two days of classes over the extended
Labor Day weekend, Lincoln will fea
ture many activities to fill their time.
Two activities for students include
Saturday’s Comhusker football sea
son-opener against North Texas Uni
versity and the Nebraska State Fair.
Cindy Monroe, a junior biology
major, said she was going to the foot
ball game and maybe to the State Fair.
“Since I’m from Colorado, I want
to get the total Nebraska experience,”
The football game will kick off
Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and the fair
begins its 10-day run Friday.
But students can find other enter
tainment to keep them busy this week
Sally Oglesby, marketing coordi
nator for the Downtown Lincoln As
sociation, said a farmers’ market will
be at the Haymarket this Saturday
from 8 a.m. to noon. The Farmers’
Market runs every Saturday from mid
May through Oct. 16, she said.
“There will be over 100 vendors
this Saturday that sell everything from
fresh fruits and vegetables to crafts,
along with ready-to-eat food,” Oglesby
A walking tour of the Haymarket
will begin at 9:30 a.rn. Saturday.
Champagne Jerry and the Vegetari
ans will also perform at the market,
“The band plays a mix of blues,
bluegrass and old rock,” Oglesby said.
Country music lovers can attend
Prairie Stomp, a country dance at
UNL’s east campus, from 8 p.m. to
Julie Kuhnel, of Regatta’s Travel,
said that most students will be stick
ing close to campus during the Labor
Despite a four-day vacation from
classes, few students have been book
i ig trips through local travel agen
“Usually the big trips are saved for
winter break or spring break,” she
Caroline Kowalke of Via Van
Bloom Tour and Travel Service
“Students are still getting settled in
and don't have very much money to
spend,” she said.
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