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MA, Zaire (AP) — Attackers be
lieved to be Rwandan soldiers am
bushed a Rwandan refugee camp Sat
urday. The assault killed at least four
people, wounded hundreds and started
a stampede of more than 200,000
Soldiers of the 7th battalion of the
Tutsi-led Rwandan army crossed into
Zaire and attacked the Hutu refugees,
according to a source knowledgeable
about the situation. He declined to be
identified for fear of retaliation.
However, Maj. Charles Agaba, a
staff officer at Rwandan army head
quarters in the capital, Kigali, said the
7th battalion was in Kigali on Satur
Fleeing refugees told aid workers
that shells landed inside Kibumba
camp and along their escape route
south to Goma. The camp hospital was
“It’s tragic, appalling. We have a
human river 25 kilometers (15 miles)
long from the camp south to Goma,”
said Panos Moumtzis, spokesman for
the U.N. High Commissioner for Refu
More than 50 wounded refugees,
soldiers and civilians from a nearby
village were being treated at the Goma
hospital. UNHCR field officers re
ported seeing four bodies, but added
that those in flight said dozens—pos
sibly hundreds—were killed.
The assault is part of a spreading
series of small wars in central Africa
fueled by a power struggle between
Hutus and Tutsis.
It was one of the worst attacks on ,
eastern Zaire since the former Hutu ;
government in Rwanda unleashed a
genocide that killed at least 500,000
people in 1994, mostly Tutsis. Still,
Tutsi rebels badly beat the Hutus, who
fled to Zaire and Tanzania.
The Hutus have refused to return,
fearing reprisals from the Tutsi-led
army for the massacre.
In the past week, eastern Zaire has
descended into chaos .
With this new battleground north
>f Lake Kivu, a half-million refugees
ire roaming a corridor in eastern Zaire.
Heavy artillery was fired from hills
ilong the border into Kibumba camp
md neighboring Buhumba village from
Friday evening until dawn Saturday,
Moumtzis said- About 15,000 Zairian
villagers—plus the 200,000 refugees
— fled toward Goma.
Moumtzis could not confirm who
launched the attack.
Newspapers bade Clinton, Dole'
WASHINGTON (AP)—Major East and
West Coast newspapers endorsed President
Clinton for re-election over the weekend;
while Republican Bob Dole was more popu
lar in the Midwest and South.
The New York Times, Hie Boston Globe,
the San Francisco Examiner, the Philadelphia
Inquirer and the Maine Sunday Telegram, as
well as newspapers in Hartford, Conn., Se
attle, and Portland, Ore., endorsed Clinton
on Sunday. He also won the backing of The
Des Moines RCgister aind the Honolulu Ad
vertiser. ,. .
Dole wbri endorsements from Hie Detroit
News, TheMjlwaukee Journal'Sentinel.The
Kansas City Star, Thie HutcbihsonfKari.)
News, Hie Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Miss.,
and The Idaho Statesman in Boise.
The New York Times called Clinton the
best candidate in the field, but expressed res
ervations about his “resoluteness and sensi
tivity to ethical standards in government.”
The Detroit News said Dole may not be
able to deliver all he promises.
“He will have to deal with reality as he
finds it, as every president does. But at least
Mr. Dole and Mr. Kemp are pointed in the
right direction,” the newspaper said in back
ing Dole and Jack Kemp.
In its endorsement of Dole, the Milwau
kee newspaper criticized the Clinton admin
istration for being dogged by scandal.
Dole addresses affirmative action,
immigration on California tour
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Confident
of hitting a “Golden State jackpot,” Bob Dole
extended his homestretch tour of California Sun
day, chipping steadily at President .Clinton’s in
tegrtty rwlnle calling .-for: an :end, to. affirmative
action. n - ^ '
Rallying^axed-meat. Republican .crowd at'
Sacramento’s annual Steak and Oyster Feed,
Dole offered himself for “mature leadership”
and suggested a second Clinton term would be
cut short by an ethics blowup.
In a NBC television interview Sunday, Ross
Perot sharply criticized what he called the
Clinton administration’s ethical lapses, saying
they could turn into “Watergate II” and divert
attention from running the nation.
Immigration was the stop’s official theme,
with a giant royal-blue backdrop lettered “Cel
ebrating Legal Immigration — The American
Dream.” .. ; ..
DqIq also hit affirmative action, another hot
button, issue in this state, wherea referendum is.
on the November ballot to end race- and sex
based preferences in public hiring, contracting
“Quotas, set asides and other preferences that
discriminate by race or ethnicity are simply
wrong in America. They’re absolutely wrong
and violate the principles of our Constitution,”
Clinton kicks off final week of campaign with
seven-state tour through Mideast U.S.
SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — President
Ginton stretched the campaign trail from the
sun-splashed Rose Garden to beyond the White
House gates Sunday, embarking on a seven-state
tour after announcing a modest initiative to com
bat breast cancer.
Campaigning in a state that hasn’t voted to
put a Democrat in the White House since Lyndon
Johnson’s 1964 landslide, Clinton said, “Most
people in Virginia have been voting against
members of my party for president for over three
“And I know how hard it is to tweak a habit,”
the president told a couple thousand supporters
at a northern Virginia rally. “But one of the things
we ail teacn our kiqs is uiai some nanus nave iu
be broken.” The crowd laughed and cheered.
Polls show the president ahead of Republi
can presidential nominee Bob Dole by six to
nine points in Virginia.
Clinton’s trail wound from the White House
to Virginia and Tennessee on Sunday. He’ll stop
in Missouri, Minnesota, Illinois, Ohio and Penn
sylvania before he returns to the White House
“It’s a week of summing up his argument for
re-election... hopefully building a mandate with
the results of the election,” presidential spokes
man Mike McCurry said.
bailor: uoug rvouma Layout Edttor: Nancy Zywiec
472-2588 Night News Editors: Bryce Glenn ;
Managing Editor: Doug Peters Jennifer Milke
Aaaoc. News Editors: Paula Lavigne Antone Osaka
Jeff Randall Art Dimmer; Aaron Steckelberg
Opinion Editor: AnneHjersman General Managat. Dan Shattil
AP Wire Editor: Kelly Johnson Advertising Manager: Amy Stiulhers
Copy Desk Chief: Julie Sobczyk Asst Advertising Manager: Tracy Welshans
Sports Editor: Mitch Sherman Classified Ad Manager: ilffiny Clifton
ABE Editor: Joshua Gillin Publications Board
Night Editor: BethNarans Chairman: Travis Brandt
Photo Director: Tanna Kinnaman Professional Adviser: Don Walton
Web Editor: Michelle Collins 473-7301
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Woman reunited with love letters
hiimejl minora ijcau, nngianu ^nrj —
Doris Spencer was a spirited girl .on the verge
of womanhood when Jim Irwin fell in love with
She had been a handful for the nuns who
cared for ho*. But her rebellious bait and charm
had captured Jim’s heart The young suitor wrote
Doris love letters, and sealed each with a kiss.
But the tell-tale XXs—“kiss marks”—on
the small brown envelopes caught the attention
of the nuns long before Dbris ever saw them.
She didn’t receive the three letters until last
month—41 years after they had been written.
Spencer, who changed her name to Tehillah
Duligall to forget her early life in abusive foster
homes, has children who recently wrote to the
society that had cared for their mother and re
quested her file. It responded by sending a pack
age mat uitiuu^u u^ i^uwa.
“Dear Doris, I am writing to let you know I
came to Egham (the nearest railway station) last
Tuesday,” Irwin wrote. “I was going to see you
but when I phoned up ... they wouldn’t let me
speak to you.”
“PS,” he added. “If you get short of ciga
rettes or money, write and let me know because
I will always send you some.”
“I was a bit of a rebel by then, and I was
always chatting to boys and getting them to take
me to the pictures,” she said.
Duligall tried to trace Irwin through the re
turn address on the envelopes, but has had no
“Reading these letters over and over again, I
am sure he is a nice person I would enjoy meet
ing again,” she said.
DN EVENTS CALENDAR
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Monday, should be sent to Nebraska Union 34, Attn: Kelly
Johnson, 1400 R Street, Lincoln, Neb. 68588-0448. Phone:
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Monday, Oct. 28
Animal Science Graduate
Student Assoc. Turkey Sale
Orders taken until Nov. 8
For more information call:
Dana Allen at 472-5237
Employee Assistance Pro
gram Brown Bag Lunch
Tbpic: Street Gangs
Presented by Officer Mary
Ungelbach, Lincoln Police
12:00 noon -1:00 p.m.
City Campus Union
For more information call:
Tuesday, Oct. 29
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- Halloween laser show
Images and graphics cho
reographed to rock ‘n roll
14th and U Streets
$4 with student I.D.
Second showing: Thursday
at 7:30 p.m.
Japanese exchange and teach
Applications now accepted for
1997 JET Program.
OUTREACH PROJECT) MEETING
Brace Lab, Room 118
For more information call:
Rochell Payne Ondracek
Wednesday, Oct. 30
PaulA. Olson Seminars in
Great Plains Studies
Gender and Age: Southern
Arapahoe Perspectives on
Social Change, 1869-1928
Loretta Fowler, University
Great Plains Art Collection
215 Love Library
13th and R Streets
Thursday, Oct. 31
A Shayna Maidel
12th and R Streets
For more information call:
Julie Hagemeier at
Friday, Nov. 1 1
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