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Ruling may bring more protests
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) —
The Serbian Supreme Court ruled
against opposition parties who say
Slobodan Milosevic robbed them of an
election victory in Belgrade, a verdict
likely to ignite even more determined
protests by thousands of demonstrators
bent on driving Milosevic from power.
The opposition reported that eight
protesters were arrested over the week
end, making 40 in the past week. One
of those arrested was badly beaten,
opposition officials said.
Even though Serbia’s conflict was
deepening, it appeared that Milosevic
was more likely to be headed for a long
struggle of tactics and politics rather
than turning police loose on demon
Radomir Lazarevic, the chief of the
Belgrade election commission, told
reporters that the Supreme Court had
rejected appeals that would have rein
stated election victories in Belgrade.
The court did not give reasons for
its ruling, Lazarevic said. The Belgrade
election commission’s appeal dealt
only with the capital city, but did not
bode well for appeals of nullifications
of elections in other cities.
When the commission appealed
Thursday, the opposition assumed it
would give Milosevic an opportunity
to defuse the daily protests that regu
larly bring 100,000 people onto the
On Sunday, 100,000 people were
on the streets again. Former French
culture minister Jack Lang, a member
of the European Parliament, lent them
their first significant Western support,
declaring that “The Serbs are fighting
in the name of all peoples who resist
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UNL senior one of 32
1997 Rhodes Scholars
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A
UNL student has been awarded one
of academia’s highest honors.
Jeremy Vetter, a senior from
Lincoln, was among 32 Americans
named to the 1997 class of Rhodes
Other recipients include Hans
Christian Ackerman, who worked
on an AIDS education project in
Kenya, played classical guitar and
climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.
Ackerman, a chemistry and bi
ology student at the College of Wil
liam and Mary, spent his childhood
in Zaire. His main academic inter
ests lie in pathology and the study
and treatment of tropical diseases,
Tess Thompson majors in En
glish and literature at Pennsylvania
State University. She has won sev
eral writing awards, including Sev
enteen magazine’s national fiction
contest in 1995.
An organizer of the “Take Back
the Night” women against violence
rally, Thompson plans to be a writer
and teacher. She’ll work toward a
Bachelor of Arts degree in English
language and literature at Oxford.
Rhodes scholarships were estab
lished at the turn of the century by
the estate of Cecil Rhodes, a Brit
ish philanthropist and colonialist.
Winners receive scholarships to
Oxford University in England.
The winners were announced
Saturday by the Rhodes Scholarship
Trust at Pomona College in
Claremont, east of Los Angeles.
Other winners included:
— Hamed Rahim Wardak, a
government major at Georgetown
University who returned to his na
tive Afghanistan to distribute medi
cal supplies and food.
— Annette Salmeen, a chemis
try major at the University of Cali
fornia at Los Angeles who won a
gold medal in swimming at the 1996
Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Criteria include high academic
achievement, integrity, leadership
and athletic prowess.
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