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Edited by Kristine Long
Tuesday, April 26, 1994
Bombs explode on election eve
JOHANNESBURG, South Al
rica — Terrorist bombers struck
twice Monday, killing at least 12
people on the eve of the election
that will bring blacks to power in
South Africa. Political leaders tried
to reassure voters and ordered more
than 100,000 police to protect the
A car bomb ripped through a
taxi stand Monday morning in the
eastern suburb ofGcrmiston, rain
ing a firestorm of glass and twisted
metal down on mostly black com
muters. Ten people died and 41
A caller claiming to speak for a
white extremist group claimed re
sponsibility. Police did not say
whether the call was genuine.
Monday evening, a bomb ex
ploded at a Pretoria tavern fre
quented by blacks, killing at least
two people and injuring about 30,
* police said. Witnesses said white
The blasts came a day after a car
bomb in downtown Johannesburg
killed nine people.
No group cl ai med respons ib il i ty
for the Pretoria or Johannesburg
attacks. Authorities believed the
blasts were linked and said they
had detained one person for ques
Survivors said they saw whites
fleeing the vehicles before they ex
ploded, adding to suspicions that
the bombings were the work of
right-wingers bent on disrupting
the election that will sec the sunset
of while rule in Africa.
There were at least 10 smaller
bombings Sunday and Monday that
caused no casualties but escalated
the tension. Elcctriq pylons, poll
ing stations and black taxi stands
The explosions sparked the big
gest peacetime miliiary callup in
the country’s history. Deputy Law
and Order Minister Gcrt Myburgh
said. He refused to give numbers
but said in addition to army troops,
more than 100,000 police would be
deployed at polling stations.
. Polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday for
“special voting” for invalids, hos
pital patients, pregnant women and
the elderly. General voting will take
place Wednesday and Thursday.
The three-day election will be the
first time members ofSoulh Africa’s
black majority will be able to elect
Nelson Mandela’s African Na
tional Congress is the overwhelm
ing favorite towin. Mandela will be
formally inaugurated as president
Serbs continue Gorazde evacuation
— Bosnian Serbs blocked a U.N. aid
convoy headed for Gorazdc on Mon
day despite pledges to allow free ac
cess, but appeared to be moving heavy
weapons further away from the Mus
lim town as demanded by NATO.
U.N. hel icopters evacuated 91 more
wounded people from the besieged
Muslim enclave for treatment in
The Serbs mostly halted their as
sault on Gorazdc on Sunday, more
than a day after NATO threatened air
strikes if they did not immediately
cease fire and withdraw armor and
artillery 1.9 miles from the town cen
NATO commanders sought U.N.
permission to conduct air strikes Sat
urday, but the chief U.N. official for
former Yugoslavia, Yasushi Akashi,
refused. U.N. officials said Monday
he had just worked out a truce agree
ment with the Serbs and did not want
to jeopardize that. *
Although NATO and U.N. offi
cials reportedly had heated exchanges
over the refusal, officials at NATO’s
headquarters were satisfied Monday.
They said the alliance had received
We have good news
from Gorazde. The
situation is quiet....
fire, but it’s very
U N. spokesman
assurances its warplanes would be
allowed to stage bombing runs if
Bosnian Serbs ignored ultimatums.
“We have good news from
Gorazde,” U.N. spokesman Maj. Guy
Vinet said. “The situation is quiet....
Thcre’ssomc sporadic smal 1-arms fire,
but it’s very little."
spokesman, said that “all heavy weap
ons arc believed to be out" of the
exclusion zone. Hesaid“a number” of
Serb infantrymen were still on the
right bank of the Drina River, which
divides Gora/de, but it appeared they
L haperon said there also were in
dications the Serbs were pulling far
ther back to meet NATO’s demand
that their troops be at least 12.4 miles
from Gorazdc by early Wednesday.
The Bosnian Serb army said in a
statement that it was completing the
pullout of its heavy weapons from the
1.9-milc exclusion zone. It claimed
troops ofBosnia’s Muslim-dominated
government were violating the truce
with sniper fire.
As they pulled back Sunday, the
Serbs burned houses and blew up a
water treatment plant, but U.N. offi
cials said they were.
NATO demanded Friday that all
U.N. personnel have unrestricted ac
cess for humanitarian convoys to
Gorazdc, Sarajevo and four other
Muslim enclaves that the United Na
tions has designated “safe areas.”
About 350 peacekeepers moved to
Gorazdc over the weekend and a hu
manitarian convoy delivered 90 tons
of aid Sunday.
Bosnian Serbs blocked a second
aid convoy at the Yugoslav border
Monday, claiming it had no clear
ance, aid workers said. The convoy
planned to try again Tuesday.
Clinton consoles families of crash victims
of weeping family members. Presi
dent Clinton spoke softly Monday of
sacrifice and grief at a solemn mili
tary service for the men and women
killed by friendly fire over northern
“We share your grief, we honor
their lives. We pray for you and for
their souls.” Clinton said.
Clinton paid homage to the 26 —
15 Americans, three Turkish officers,
two British officers, one French of
ficer and five Kurds — who were
killed when U.S. warplanes mistak
enly fired on two Army helicopters
“No one’s words can wipe away
I S'. 'A
the grief, the pain, the questions,”
Two Air Force F-15 fighter planes
shot down the Army Black Hawk he
I icopters after mistaic ing them for I raqi
Hind helicopters. The jets were en
forcing a no-fly zone established in
northern Iraq after the Persian Gulf
War to protect the Kurds. The heli
copters were carrying a United Na
tions relief mission.
The ceremony revolved around the
risk assumed by the military, the grief
borne by survivors, the noble purpose
of their relief mission and the need to
find out what went wrong.
Defense Secretary William Perry
pledged to the 36 relatives represent
ing six of the Americans killed in the
April 14 accident that the Pentagon
would find the answers.
“I have no malice in my heart”
toward the F-15 pilots, said Eileen
Thom pson of Faye tlcv i lie, N .Cwhose
husband. Col. Jerald L. Thompson
was co-commander of the relief forces.
“Those poor young men musHJc suf
Thompson, a 26-year Army vet
eran who saw combat in Vietnam and
the Persian Gulf War, was two days
away from leaving what he promised
his wife would be his last assignment
away from home.
for Nixon funeral
YORBA LINDA,Calif. — With a
volunteer chief of protocol is scram
bling toaccommodatc an entire world
that wants to pay its final respects to
“I don’t think there will ever be a
comparison to this,” Gloria Anderson
said Monday as she juggled calls from
around the world seeking information
on Wednesday’s funeral arrange-^
There arc 79 foreign consulates in
Southern California alone, and Ms.
Anderson was working with most, if
“You don’t want to si ight anyone,”
she said. “But there’s always the pos
sibility someone could be overlooked
because you have to realize the large
ness of this.”
Nixon s body was to be Mown to
Southern California on Tuesday. A
cIosetLcaskct public viewing at the
Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace
in Yorba Linda will be held through
the night. The nation’s 37th president
died in New York on Friday, four days
after suffering a stroke.
Among the countries sending em
issaries to his funeral arc China, Ja
pan, Switzerland and Russia, Ms.
Anderson said. President Clinton and
the four surviving former U.S. presi
dents also arc expected.
About 30 countries had made” firm
or semi-firm” arrangements to send
representatives by midday Monday,
said Jim McCracken, a member of a
Nixon Task Force working out of the
State Department’s Office of Proto
“Some countries arc curious who
others are sending to get a feel for
what is appropriate,” he said.
Ms. Anderson, Orange County’s
You don’t want to
slight anyone. But
there’s always the
could be overlooked
because you have to
realize the largeness
Orange County protocol
unpaid chief of protocol, and her two
paid staff members hustled to line up
the needed limousine and hotel ac
commodations for everyone.
Yorba Linda, where Nixon was
born, is a quiet suburbof about 56,000
people that boasts Orange County’s
lowest crime rate. It is 35 miles south
east of Los Angeles.
Secret Service agents roamed the
grounds with clipboards. Stale De
partment officials conferred with li
Across the country, the U.S. Anny
Military District ofWashington coor
dinated the state funeral arrangements,
including flying Nixon’s remains from
Stewart Air National Guard Base in
Newburgh. N. Y., to the Marine Corps
Air Station in El Toro, 15 miles south
of Yorba Linda.
Nixon, who will be buried on the
library grounds next to his wife. Pal,
didn’t want a Washington, D.C., fu
neral. He realized it would serve only
as a backdrop for diplomacy and po
litical discussion, said Dimitri K.
Simes, a foreign policy expert and
Group rates movie popcorn I
as ‘worst food you can buy’ I
WASHINGTON — Looking for a
good scare at the movies? Take a
closer peek at the popcorn.
Saturated fat in coconut oil turns
popcorn from “the Snow White of
snack foods ... into Godzilla.” said
Michael Jacobson, president of the
Center for Science in the Public Inter
est, a nonprofit consumer group.
Theater owners argue that most
people go to the movicsonlyfiveorsix
limes a year, so where’s the harm?
“It’sone ofl ife’s little pleasures,” said
William Kartozian, president of the
1 nc consumer group believes mov
iegoers should know whal they arc
A typical small bag of theater pop
corn contains almost an entire day’s
recommended allowance ofsaturated
fat. the kind that causes heart disease,
the center said.
A medium-sized bucket with “but
ter” has 56 grams ofsaturated fat and
“irans” fat, both blamed for clogging
arteries, the group says.
That’s more artery-clogging fat
thfcn you get from a whole day of
paling high-fat foods: a bacon-and
eggs breakfast, a Big Mac and large
order of fries, and a steak dinner with
sour cream, combined.
Theaters could eliminate most of
the saturated fat by switching to air
popped popcorn, he said. Or they could
reduce the fat significantly by pop
ping with corn oil.
So why do theaters use coconut oil?
Some say it improves popcorn’s taste
and creates the aroma that wafts
through movie-house lobbies.
“Most people ask us why they can’t
get their home popcorn to taste as
good as theater popcorn. The answer
is the coconut oil,” said Howard
Lichtman, executive vice president of
marketing for Cineplex Odcon.
Some theaters have taken note of
moviegoers’ interest in healthy eating
advertising “healthier” popcorn made
with canola oil.
Jacobson said that docs rcduccsatu
ralcd fat; although the ads arc mis
leading. Most of those theaters actu
ally use canola shortening, not oil. he
said, and the shortening is high in
“trans” fat. a substance also linked to
The center used an independent
laboratory to analyze popcorn samples
from 12 theaters in San Francisco.
Chicago and Washington, D.C., rep
resenting six theater chains. The
samples were mixed together by type,
so the results vary slightly from the
popcorn served at any one theater.
One surprising finding: Compared
to popcorn, candy is dandy.
“The smallest unbutlcrcd popcorn
is worse than or as bad as the very
worst candy bar that is offered at the
concession stand.” said Jayne Hurley,
who wrote the center’s report.
I n addition to sugar, some theater
sized chocolate bars have almost a full
day’s worth of saturated fat.
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