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boat. It’s kind of hard to make
up for lost ground.”
Sittig said Nebraska voters
would like to be part of a more
exciting campaign, but they
would not likely be willing to
give much financially.
“They would want this if it
were served up free of charge,”
he said. “But that could not hap
Schimek said it was too soon
to discuss specifics about the
proposal, but the issue clearly
needed to be looked at.
“This is something we should
definitely not ignore,” she said.
“I’m willing to listen to all ideas.”
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Clinton presses for support
in sending troops to Bosnia
WASHINGTON (AP)—As Presi
dent Clinton pressed his case for send
ing 20,000 U.S. ground troops to
Bosnia, the Pentagon said Tuesday an
additional 17,000 Americans would
provide support in and around the
Even Republican critics acknowl
edged that the deployment seemed
inevitable. “He’s hellbent to do it, so
we’re going to have to support him,”
said Rep. Dan Burton, R-Ind.
Clinton renewed his appeal for sup
port Tuesday evening, moments be
fore he left on another search for peace,
this time in Northern Ireland.
Noting that he had just concluded a
meeting in which he asked members
of Congress to support his Bosnia
policy,Clinton said he told them as he
had the American people in his tele
vised address Monday night “that our
mission will be clear, limited and
achievable and that the risks to our
troops will be minimized.”
“Bosnia is a case where our leader
ship can make the difference between
peace and war, and America must
choose peace,” Clinton said.
Clinton had more persuading to do
outside Washington. Thousands of
Americans called the White House
after his televised speech of the night
before, and “there was a great deal of
skepticism,” conceded spokesman
Mike McCurry. “The American people
clearly want to know more,” he said.
Asked what he would do to over
come public skepticism, Clinton said,
“More of what we’re doing. We’ll
keep answering questions and reas
serting what is at stake here.”
With the first 700 Americans ex
pected on the ground in Bosnia within
the next few days, Capt. Michael
Doubleday, a Pentagon spokesman,
said thousands of others would pro
vide support for the eventual NATO
peacekeeping force of 60,000. That
would bring the U.S. contingent to
Among the support troops, there
• 5,000 stationed elsewhere in the
former Yugoslavia, most of them in
• 3,000 as part of a support force
that will handle logistics from coun
tries on the perimeter.
• 9,000, most already in the re
gion, who will conduct air and sea
patrols and airlift humanitarian aid.
On the day after his speech to the
nation on Bosnia, Clinton held a series
of meetings with congressional lead
ers and members of the House and
Senate committees that will examine
the Bosnia peace agreement reached
last week in Dayton, Ohio.
House Republican Leader Dick
Armey of Texas said he told Clinton
that if members of Congress are “get
ting the kind of phone calls from their
districts that I’m getting from my dis
trict, that getting a winning vote on
this matter would be like pulling teeth
through the back of your head.”
“I am extremely skeptical of this
whole operation,” Armey said.
In surveys taken Monday night,
ABC News said 57 percent opposed
deployment, and CBS News said its
survey found 58 percent against send
ing U.S. troops to Bosnia. A USA
Today-CNN-Gallup Poll reported that
46 percent supported deployment and
40 percent opposed it.
States will be able to set speed limits
WASHINGTON (AP) — Presi
dent Clinton signed a $6 billion road
bill Tuesday that ends the federal 55
mph speed limit that has been in place
since 1974 and gives states the power
to set their own, starting in 10 days.
But Clinton made clear that he had
serious misgivings about the measure,
fearing that its provisions will lead to
more accidents, highway deaths and
“I am deeply disturbed by the re
peal of both the national maximum
speed limit law and the law encourag
ing states to enact motorcycle helmet
use laws,” Clinton said in a written
He said he also was troubled that
the law potentially exempts large num
ber of small- and medium-size trucks
and their drivers from safety regula
tions involving driver qualifications
and truck maintenance.
“Without question these laws have
saved lives,” the president said.
He urged the states to act responsi
bly and added: “My administration
will redouble our efforts to protect
those who travel on the nation’s high
ways.” He instructed the Transporta
tion Department to develop an action
plan to promote highway safety.
Overall, Clinton signed the mea
sure because he believes it will
strengthen the nation’s transportation
system, providing jobs and economic
opportunities, said White House
spokesman Mike MeCurry.
“Delighted,” was the response of
D. Gail Morrison of the National
Motorists Association who battled for
provisions ending the federally man
dated speed limits and motorcycle
Appalled, was the reaction from
safety and consumer advocates, who
foresee carnage on the nation’s roads.
Five states have laws that raise
their speed limits automatically when
the federal cap comes off. Montana
would have no limit at all; the limit
would jump to 75 mph in Kansas,
Nevada and Wyoming and to 70 in
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Study reveals U.S. used psychic spies
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For 20 years,
the United States has secretly used psychics in
attempts to hunt down Libyan leader Moammar
Gadhafi, Find plutonium in North Korea and
help drug enforcement agencies, the CIA and
others confirmed Tuesday.
The ESP spying operations — codenamed
“Stargate”—were unreliable, but three psychics
continued to work out of Fort Meade, Md., at
least into July, said researchers who evaluated
the program for the CIA.
The program cost the government $20 mil
lion, said Professor Ray Hyman of the Univer
sity of Oregon in Eugene, who helped prepare
He said the psychics were used by various
agencies for remote viewing—to help provide
information from distant sites.
Up to six psychics at any time worked at
assignments that included trying to hunt down
Gadhafi before the 1986U.S. bombing of Libya,
find plutonium in North Korea in 1994, and
locate kidnapped Brig. Gen. James L. Dozier in
Gadhafi was not injured in the bombing.
Dozier, kidnapped by the Red Brigades in Italy
in 1981, was freed by Italian police after 42
days, apparently without help from the psychics.
News reports at the time said the police were
assisted by an undisclosed number of U.S. State
and Defense Department specialists using so
phisticated electronic surveillance equipment.
The study reported mixed success with the
psychics. Hyman was skeptical, while his co
author, Prof. Jessica Utts of the University of
Califomia-Davis, said some of the results were
“My conclusion was that there’s no evidence
these people have done anything helpful for the
government,” Hyman said.
Utts, however, said the government psychics
were accurate about 15 percent of the time. In
some tests, when given four choices, they picked
the right answer a third of the time.
“1 think they would be effective if they were
used in conjunction with other intelligence,”
CIA spokesman Mark Mansfield confirmed
the existence of Stargate and the study.
“The CIA is reviewing available programs
remote viewing, to determine their usefulness
to the intelligence community,” he said.
But he noted that when the CIA first spon
sored research on the program in the 1970s, the
program was found to be “unpromising” and
was later turned over to the Defense Depart
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