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Paris, Friday-Saturday~S nnday, December 31, 1993-Januarv 1-2, 1994 

No- 34,474 These 



By Laum JBIumenfdd : ; 

Washington P^si Service 

U riLE ROCK, • Arkansas- ■'— ■ He Bin ^ 
through the foothills of .the OuachitaMcmn- 
tains, aimyantffhes^-vwtal buckshotin tmUcd ' 
foir a manlcoggooe froarthesop&rt&r'Pfet'flie 
creeks and the ho^ shacks and . Chart. AnnieV . 
Gift Shop, Cliff Jacksonrkldles a manhe once 
calledmaid. - -v 

‘^Deceit, mangiulatioo; . exploitation/ Mr. 
Jackson says, his dacacterizaiion of Ml CEri- 
ton’s approach to people. IBs eyes never hug, 
Ms voice never wobbles. He speaks with the 
confidence of someone .with ho doubts. ' ' •’ • 
For years he has beentiyira to spread, to; 
word. During the preridentiaT campaign, he • 
tipped off reporters about Mr. Gmton’sflraft 
record last week, he produced Artomsas state! 
troopers to declare that the president was un- 
faithful and tried to bribe people to keep quiet; 
about it •/ \ •-•r-; * -'•••- ' V 

Joking about his sudden pramineuce, Mr. ~ 
Jackson says. “People wonder, ‘Who is this 
kookT" .. ; . • ; . ,v 

Like Mr. GintotL Ml. Jackson .was a .poor, 
smart boy from southwesiemArk&nsas: Both' 
were bom in 1946, wtrafellowsbips to Oxford, 
attended good law schools and then came home , 
to Little Rock. They woe politically ambitious. 

But Mr. Jackson- lacked the luster, tobadfc- 
- lit radiance that assures' public yuem-wt While 
Mr. Qinton was smooth and outgeang, Mr. 
Jackson was a quirky loner.Tf Mr. Qmton was 
velvet, Mr. Jacksoa was Velcro. . •. 

In 1976, they both ran for office in Arkansas. 
Mr. Clinton wen. easily in a statewide contest. - 
Mr. Jackson — a Republican who ran as. an 
independent — lost in a county race and re- 
treated from politics. . ' . 

Qinton people say that “deceit, mairtpula- ' 
lion and exploitation” apply more apthrto Mr. 
Jackson than to the president "QoT is Gke a 
piny le that keeps coming back,'’ says Betsey . 
Wright a close Cfinten aide from Littleltodk 
“He is so hungry for fsme that he is obsessed 
with at Bfll’CIinton’s, expense.” 

Mr. Jackson says he's spurred by°1oVe for 
my country.’*, that J* is not canymg on a. 
vendetta but exponhg the abuse of powers - 

But anyonewbo has been to high school wfll 
recognize the .story of Bill and Cliff. At Oxford 
where they met 25 years ago; ihey werc smxilar- ■ 
ly bright and driven.^ (tea accomplished his. 
.mgJhest. goals. The other watched, simmering. . 
They were the only two Arkansans ina 

„ 1968, and two 

apart— Bin in Hot 
hr Antioch — met in England. 
Wn was a Rhodes schdar, Mr. Jackson 
-was- there cm a Fu3bri$iL- . 

--•The tieadsfin-ms hk™i although Mr. 
L 'Jadcsod recaps detaols with remaAabJe darity. 
-.-TMjiair visited each other’s rooms,' played 
basketball on the same B-leagnei gam— niff » 
center. Bin a. forward.— aa3f won the champi- 
Qgship with a 17-6 season record. Mr. Jackson 
.. Tonemben a gsmv. of footing baskets they 
played against each other. The match went on 
forever with one. point to go, then SSI “a 

. ade sk>t framtait a ways and J finally lost." . 

. They also turned up at the same parties. And 
.after a couple of months Mr. Jackson began to 
think. that Mr-CEnton's glad-handing was 
“phony; plastic" ; ; ; J ' . . 
r -Td . never seen ’anyone so obsessed with 
power .The says. “I was fiercely competitive; he 
was the first guy who was more- competiti ve 
than me.” 

. He perceived Mr. Ginton's gregariousness as 
pofitkaTzeah 'T knew at Oxford KQ would be 
president* • - , . r - 

. Amntual friend at Oxford^ a Rhodes scholar 
named Jim Wangh, says that Mr. Jackson was 
really the more ambitious of the pair. He says 
-that Mr. Jackson’s endless monologues on his 
fodmgs toward Mr. Clinton can be summed up 
in a word — ^jealousy.” • 

- . “WheaBiflwasrQ the room he was the center 
of attention. BiH went out of his way to include 
people,” h& Waugh says. “Qiff was amaver- 
ltik, & sort of scratchy, prickly person. He just 
.didn't have the acumen BiD had to nuke people 
feef bcttnf ortabte.** 

• WhfleMr. Jackson saysihar Mr. Qimon was 
a,sluandess won u mger . Mr. Waugh says, “Of 
aff my friends at Oxfoid, Qiff was the most 
obsessed by sot” 

. . In the summer of 1969, Mr. Jackson’s vague 
distaste for Mr. Chrrton jdkd. He. wrote to a 
friend about Bffl Qmton m aletier dated Aug. 
27. 1969: “His syrupy-sweet cultrvaium of 
fnendshipa, and tendencies . .J-tospeak in the 
sc^edative about evoyoiK aid everything,' 
rather grates on mynerves.** 
r Mr. Jackson^ tlxM a Republican with amec- - 
tiems, »ys he h^ hdped puB strings to loll Mr. 
Chmon’s draft notice. Mr. Jackson bnnsrif had 
a l-rY deferment irdm a “friendly doctor” for 
JBediea heasoaS^ He suffered from aBetgies and 


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Hopes for a Quick Peace 

By William E. Schmidt .. r 

fJeyf York Times Service - - ■- . 

LONDON- — An Irish Republican Army 
sniper on Thursday- shot to death a.-Bri^sh’ 
soldier on patrol Jn Northern Ireland, raising 
doubts whether the leadefship:c>f the IRA' was 
giving any consideration to a two-week-obt 
oritisb-Irish inia rive aimxned at brining peace 
to the province. • - . ^ ^ 7 ‘ ’ 

The killing, whidh'ibe -IRA-pubfically so? 
knowtedged, was the first, in the province since 
(Britain and Ireland lannched their peace bid 
.Dec 15, chahen^ng Sinn Fein, the IRA’s potit-. 
Heal wing, to forswear terror and vi olence in' 
' favor of seat at peace talks on the Tuture of 
Northern Ireland. 

' It came a day after the IRA issued its annual 
New Year's; message, ^ g n^ m g thai it wsoted 
peace but was not yet prepared to giv e up i to 2 5-^ 
year-long aimed canyaign to drive the British 

l varying expics- . 
■atHB Of outrage and- despah. ■_ 

: ‘To ihiudff wIksi peace is bang explored is 
cymad arid offensive to evmyoae, arid can only 
add to spccalarion that conrideroikHi of peace 
is riot bong, taken serious^ by the IRA,” said 
S»nrajr MaBoxz, the dqjirty leader of the mod- 
mie Sodal Democratic and Xabor Party, 
whk^dflamsihe hugest munber of adherents 
among the mostly Camohe repobhean conrmn- 

or Sanity 5 After Such Hatred 

V J 

J™ Hotada 'knittt, 

Qaafio Ceffi of the Vatkaa and Yossi Beilin of Israel exchangn^ copies of the pact on recognition in Jerusalem on Thursday. 

Israel and the Vatican to Open Embassies Within 4 Months 

Cemptiedhy Our Staff Frvm Dispatches 

JERUSALEM — Israel and the Vatican recognized each other 
Thursday, dying to put behind them a “history full of hatred, fear and 
ignorance*' between Jews and Roman Catholics. 

The accord came at theeodofi series of diplomatic breakthroughs 
for Israel and it gave the Vatican what it hopes will be a voice in the 
future of the dty of Jerusalem. 

Israel's deputy foreign minister, Yossi Beilin, and Claudio M. CeOi. 
the Vatican undersecretary of foreign relations, signed an agreement 
of principles at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem. 

..“The signing was a victory for sanity, the Jewish people and the 
state of IsraeL” Mr. Bohn said. . 

“Behind 'the agreement there are thousands of years of history full 
ofhatred, fear and ignorance, with a few islands of understanding, of 
cooperation,” he said- 

TThe influence the Vatican has on the Catholic nations of the world 
gad on almost a JriBkm bdieveis is tremendous," Mr. Beilin Added. 

- Moosagpor Ctjfi called it an event “of fundamental reiigious and 
spiritual significance for millions of people." 

-Full ambassadors , wfll be named and embassies opened after 
subcommittees work out legal details and the accord is ratified by the 
Israeli government. Israel said ambassadors would be appointed 
within, four months. . 

President &sr Weizman said he hoped it would open the for a 
visit by John Paul IL the first by a Pope to Israel in 30 years. He has 
accepted an invitation in principle, but no date has been scl 

WhfleMr. Beilm was hailin g the agreement as opening a new era in 

relations, dissenting voices in Israel said there was too much blood- 
shed to be erased bv a scrap of paper. 

Outside the building, about 80 religious Israelis demonstrated 
against iL They chanted “The People of Israel Live!” and waved signs 
recalling the inquisition. 

Critics argued the church must not be forgiven for 2,000 tears of 
bigotry that claimed the suffering of the Jews was God’s punishment 

The Vatican seeks to defend its position in the Arab world. Page 5. 

for their refusal lo accept Christianity, which ibev said fostered anti- 
Semitism and planted the seeds for the Holocaust in which six million 
Jews perished during World War II. 

Ha’arctz. Israel’s liberal daily, said the church “persecuted the Jews 
in the Middle Ages and ibe pages of its history are stained with Jewish 
blood." The paper added that the church “should not be forgiven for 

Ocher papers voiced suspicion that the Vatican took the step after 
so many years only to elbow inio the final status talks on Jerusalem 
that are supposed to be completed by 1998 under the accord between 
Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization. 

A Vatican statement stressed that it seeks an internationally de- 
clared “special status" for Jerusalem and guarantees about freedom of 
worship and access to the holy places for all religions. 

The church had resisted recognition of the Jewish stale since its 
establishment in 1948, citing Israel's ireaunem of Palestinians in the 

See TIES, Page 5 

Talk of Taiwan Thaw Chills Hong Kong 

'irityin Northern ^ Ireland. 

their statement Wednesday, lhe grwip did rio t 
outright reject the peace initiative, .reggesting 
instead Bniam woStf have to giy^TWue if it 
'wanted to bring an end to violence in Northern " 

The soldier, was lolled by a tangle snipers - 
‘bullet while on foot paired in die villaaeof 
Cro&smagjen. along the border Avith thelrish- 
' Republic, ft totis the -fifth- attack, on jtorisb 
soldiers and securiW jpereonnel fa the province 
since the IRA ended its amftulTl-hom-Qms^ 
■mas cease-fire Mw^y. -On Wedriesd^r night, a 
■‘soldier vrasrsMuly-wotiridad wbm.a. inartar- 
was fired on a Hrin^ TOttAm B<i^ri. 

period ^ ^Hicb British and Iriafr leada^bwt 

’described as a historic wmdow jrf of^ornini^y . 

, while S5r John Wheder, Britain’s seaior 

- official in Northern Ireland, called theiiBnm a 
•:‘^ridc«L critpe," he held out hope (he IRA 

nnrfit still ccane around. .“Ire. these lest days of 
M993, after so much. death, and isres, is die 
TPtoviacHial IRA-reaBy going to continue to 
-IddcpefKeia ibeteetbr headred. “It isstfll not 
;loo Me lo inake 1994 the year of peace-” . 

Others feared the killing wcodd emiy; increase 
Resistance and su^adon of the pcace imtunive 
among members of the mostly Ptotenant 

the^^^h^orthexa Ireia^ and arp- 

- port tlv*- «vntrni»tinh nf the pro vi nce's histone 
talks with Britain. 

! In the two weeks rincePrinreNfimstm John 
..Mqor oi Jhitain and Mberi Reynolds of Ire-, 
•land dufiehgBd tfae IRA tortake up their so- 
called “fiameworkfor peace,* repnWican nuB- 


By Kevin Murphy 

International Herald Tribune 

HONG KONG — A reversal of Taipei’s 
four-decade ban on direct transport links with 
China, a move unexpectedly supported by Tai - 1 
wan’s economics minister, could signal a shift 
in Asian trade away from Hong Kong. 

. The Taipei stock market shot tm nearly 5 
percent Thursday, to its highest close of the 
year, after Economics Minister Chiang Pin- 
brag advocated opening direct shipping routes 
to China as a means of boosting the island's 

'But in Hong Kong, which has served as. 

middleman for Beijing and Taipei ever since the 
Nationalist army was defeated by the Commu- 
nists and fled to Taiwan in 1949. analysts ex- 
pressed concern that the policy shift in Taiwan 
would hurt the British colony's economy. 

“Hong Kong will lose millions and millions." 
Roy Ddbyck, a lawyer in Hong Kong and a 
vice president of the American Chamber oi 
Commerce, told Bloomberg Business News. 
“Hong Kong becomes less and less of a staging 
area for China business, and that’s a big prob- 

Taiwan's business community has increas- 
ingly urged ignoring political considerations 
and pushing for increased contact with China’s 

rapidly growing economy, a stance that Beijing 
has actively encouraged. 

Bui Taipei, feanng its old enemy would use 
economic leverage to force its hand, has sought 
lo limit Taiwan's investment on the mainland 
and to slow the flow of foreign funds into its 
Financial markets. It has done this in the face of 
its manufacturers’ growing need to take advan- 
tage of China's cheaper labor and dcare to 
benefit from its explosive growth in trade. 

Several Taiwan legislators have risked criti- 
cism by the governing Kuomintang, or Natioo- 
alisi Party, and the apposition Democratic Pro- 

Sec TAIWAN, Page 13 

North Korea 
And U.S. Cite 
Progress on 
Nuclear Rift 

Issues of Inspection 
And Talks With South 
f Closer 5 to Resolution 

CoKpited bi fha Stiff Frum Dispatches 

TOKYO — North Korea announced Thurs- 
day that there had been i “breakthrough” in 
the iji’esi round of talks with tbe Americans 
over its suspected nuclear weapons program. 

In a separate statement in Washington sever- 
al hours later, the State Deparuneat said U.S. 
negotiators had “moved closer” to obtaining 
North Korean agreement on two key points: 
allowing United Nations technicians to inspect 
nuclear sites north of Pyongyang and opening a 
dialogue with South Korea on the nuclear issue. 

The comments by the two sides were the 
most promising sign to date that a diplomatic 
resolution may be possible in s dispute seen by 
some as the most dangerous international issue 
facing President Bill Clinton. 

The United Stales and its allies fear that 
North Korea is close to building a nuclear 
bomb from materials associated with a legiti- 
mate nuclear power program. The North Kore- 
ans contend the program is for peaceful pur- 
poses only, but nevertheless have refused to 
open all their sites to international inspection, 
which they are required to do under the Nuclear 
Nonproliferation Treaty. 

The first solid report of progress came in a 
dispatch early Thursday from die official North 
Korean press agency KCNA monitored in To- 
kyo. It quoted a North Korean Foreign Minis- 
try spokesman who said a deal was close after 
talks in New York on Wednesday. 

“Through the latest contact, the sides re- 
moved a series of stumbling blocks which had 
brought the D.P.R.K.-U.S. talks to a deadlock 
and made a breakthrough for the progress of 
the talks by displaying the spirit of mutual 
understanding and cooperation,” the spokes- 
man said. 

He said that the United States had expressed 
readiness to stop its annual military exercises 
with South Korea. Pyongyang, in exchange, 
had basically agreed to the resumption of in- 
spections of its nuclear sites by the Internation- 
al Atomic Energy Agency, the spokesman said. 

“We wfll make continued efforts for a com- 
plete solution of the nuclear issue through the 
D.P.R.K.-U.S. talks," the spokesman said. He 
•diiT not giwe details of v-hro the talks would 

Later in the day. the State Department issued 
a statement saying: “Our objectives in the cur- 
rent round of informal talks in New York 
remain North Korean acceptance of the IAEA 
inspections required to maintain safeguards at 
seven declared nuclear sites -in North Korea 
and commencement of a serious dialogue be- 
tween the North and the South on tbe nuclear 

“As a result of the most recent talks, we 
believe we have movtd closer to meeting those 
objectives," tbe staienem said. 

“We expect our dalogue to continue." the 
department said. “>o new meeting is currently 
scheduled but we rtpecl to have further con- 
tacts soon." 

In anticipation if a breakthrough, the South 
Korean goveramot held a high-level strategy 
meeting in Seoul according to South Korea's 
Yonhap news agney. 

Song Young Fae, South Korea’s deputy min- 
ister for reunifiation. said, “The United States 
and North Kota have yet to arrive at complete 
agreement, buihrir positions neared an accord 
to a subs tan li- extent.’’ 

The South 'orean agency quoted officials as 
saying after \i meeting, at which Prime Minis- 
ter Lee Hoi bang presided, that the govern- 
ment believJ the talks in New York may 

>et KOREA, Page 5 

instead th^jve soQ muffing it over. 

: * Both and Umdon^y the frainewodc, 

as it nawstands,is notmegotiable^aiid the next 
.step is for the IRA to call a cease-fire and 

^ See tfLSTEK, Page S > ; : ■ 

By Rick Atkinson 

Mfashittytm Post Serrtce . ■ 

BERLIN — Foot ultrarightist youths woe 
chained Thursday with. murder in to «gr, 
<Shs of -five Turks last Haym -toWest 
German town of Sdingen. the federal prpsecu- 

sevm-montb investiga- 
tion into to attack, which dannrf iuOTevi^ 
tints than any. other act of xenophobic valence , 
since German reomfkatwa m J wl - ^ ■ 
The murders triggered several da^ 
by members of Gemanjf’s 
lation and pmmpwd mtanatwml^JMgs 
that Bona crack down harder on tonight t»\. 
tm. - ' •_ 

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Morocco; — ..-12ph 
Qatar -..'-ADO Rids- 
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Spain — 

Tunisia — 1'®* °f5, 


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Jordan..^ — .1 JD 

Lebanon —USS I JO 

the accused were k 
ioOe^r both, ^sd 16, and two 
Mariais 0, 24, and Christian 20. AB four 
have been in police custody fot seven months. 

Tbe indictment sets to, stage fora trial in 
UflsddML raotfflbty car^y next jear. . ; 

:. Manfred Hofmann, a spokesman - for the 
prosecutor’s cffice, sud in a tdephobe inter- 
view that to delay in facni^tg charges was to 
ensure flat to^vretigaflcri was carried out. 
tbcmJu^Oy'aridcarefuriy-" . 

l Tte defeudaniswere charged vrith 5botmts. 
of murds, J^cooii ts ol ananpted murder and 
aggravated arson. 

. Actxatog to a statemeni.from the prosecn- 
jCff’s ofi^ 'three to defendants were in- . 
TOiwJ m a bread onto n^ht May 29 at a 
Sofingen pubwith two foragom theymstak- 
■g tTy Asamed were Turks. Throws our of to. 
bar jind vowing revenge they were joined by 
to 'fowth soroet^ as toy headed, toward a 
hoti»oca^»«f iw several Turk^h-famtos. .. 
y ASto two<ddcrdBfajdants"stood w2ichoa 
tosa&t, tfcf^ihaMai^et ^ afire to^to 

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Sudan Expels Britain’s Vmlassador 

NAIROBI i Reuters) — Sudan has ordered 
tbe British ambassador in Khanoum to kave 
tbe counuy. the Sudanese news agency, 
SUN. A reported Thursday. Britain con- 
firmed the report and called tbe move “a 
totally unjustified action." 

The report said Ambassador Peter Streams , 1 
was given two weeks lo leave. There was no, 
immediate explanation but tbe move comad* 
ed with a dispute in which tbe archbishop p' 
Canterbury. George Carey, has decided' to 
visit the rebel-held area of southern Sudan 
but not Khartoum. 

A British Foreign Office spokesman said 
that the Sudanese charge d'affaires'in Lon- 
don had been summoned to explain to ex- 

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ANTI-WAR PROTEST IN GEORGIA — A refugee from the republic of Abkhazia 
plpgrfmjtir foe peace on Thursday in a demonstration in the Georgian capital, TbifisL 

Book Review 



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F^ge 6. 

General Hew* 

The PLO said h bop^io reach agreement 
soon on Israeli troop VUouta.- ' Pag^ 5. 

Leisure \ 

At 70, Franco Zelfireffi Ws 
slowing down, with a rerini op^ Produo- 
lion in Rome and a new 

r Decent Marriagi 

By Edward A Gargan 

. A’W York Times Service 

BANGALORE, India — A few days ago. police arrested 
Nagavanfi husband. It came none too soon: Sne's still alive. 

“My 1 - husband wanted, a house in his name,” she began, 
■whispemg, “He wanted a 30,000-rupee scooter.” about $1,000. 
“He said il l did not give him this, be would take me to to top 
ol a building and push me down.” 

“He bea* me," to continued, a quiet matter-of-faccness 
cnSbkmj^berwOTds.“HehitmeontbebadL He used to poke 
me with a necdle on my back. He kept saying. I am an engineer 
and we most have lots of tongs. Last night they attested my 
husband for dowry harassment” 

•; Tbe expcietua irf MissNagavani, who has only one name, is 
toreafflugly common. Despite a 32-year-old statute banning 
dowries, to practice has now spread both among untouch- 

ables, who never traditionally gave dowries, and, with a ven- 
geance. among the growing middle classes. __ 

And with to spread of to practice has come a rapid rise in 
the Wilin g of women for not providing dowries that are opulent 
rn /q.oh that are in to eyes of to husband and his family too 

meager for tofr status and needs. 

Here in India’s Silicon Valley, a growing city or high tech- 
nology, computer enthusiasts and a newly entrenched middle 
plan; , dowry abuse has reached epidetmc preyonions. 

In to first two months of 1993. to r- for which 
records are available. 161 cases of dowiv 
doth, were turned over to to city's detect! 

In 1992, 4,785 women were killed by thei^ 
having provided adequate dowries, accord: i 
statistics. By the last, day of 1992. 146 men V 
in. to Delta High Court for killing or ab 

r ods for not 

wivb in 

dowp/-rdated cases, according to the Indian Depcnment o 
Justice. j i 

“You can’t talk about marriare rithout l^kirt of dow y, 
said Madhu Bushin, who wads with a vduij» « 
women called Vimocbana, to** sknt J ■“Sir 
ihat tries to resettle women fho have beer oeatea m dowry 
'cases. y ... ( 

“There’s nothing wrong with giving scr^dung tp a daughter 
when she Beuvmarried, but when it b^mes a condition of 
marriage, djflis wrong. And now it j 35 32 excuse to 
abuse wtHuen.'* 

See DO vR Y, Page 5 

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Poland: Europe’s New Drugs Hub 

By Raymond Bonner 

fiat Yorft Times Service 

WARSAW — When four con- 
tainers of Ash from Nigeria ar- 
rived at the airport recently, cus- 
toms officers were suspicious 
about the unusual cargo. 

I Fish from Nigeria, they 
thought. So they searched, and 
they discovered, packed with the 
55 kilograms of carp, half a ton of 
marijuana worth about $2 million 
on the street 

A few weeks before. Palish offi- 
cials on the bonder with Belarus' 
seized 4.5 tons of hashish that had 
been secreted in a shipment of 
fermented raisins from Afghani- 

And earlier this year, the Costa 
Rican ambassador to Poland was 
arrested at the Warsaw airport 
with about 10 kilograms of pure 
heroin in his luggage, with a street 
value of 5900,000, while another 
drug bust netted 100 kilograms of 
cocaine from South America, with 
a value of about 57 J million. 

These drug seizures reflect a 
sharp increase in narcotics enter- 
ing Poland. Some of it is for a 
growing domestic market, but 
most of the drugs are en route to 
Western Europe and even the 
United States, where federal law 
enforcement officials have ex- 
pressed alarm about heroin being 
smuggled into the country from 
Poland. The volume is expected to 

And while law enforcement of- 
ficials in Eastern Europe say Po- 
land has become the biggest trans- 
shipment point, drug trafficking 
has also increased sharply 
throughout the region, in the 
Czech Republic, Hungary, Bul- 
garia and Romania, as weD as in 

I in February, a staggering 1-2 
tons of cocaine was seized in Sl 
P etersburg, in a container of 

canned meat that had been sent 
by ship from Colombia. 

Russian officials believe that 
the cocaine was to be divided into 
smaller parcels and smuggled into 
various Western Europe cities, 
where the street value would have 
been in excess of $75 million. 

Increasingly, organized crimi- 
nal elements from Russia and oth- 
er former Soviet republics, where 
law and order has almost com- 
pletely broken down, are operat- 
ing in Eastern Europe. 

This new element is not only 
moving into other traditional or- 
ganized crime fields, like prostitu- 
tion. but into arms smuggling as 

well, often financing the purchase 
of weapons with their enormous 
drug profits, law enforcement of- 
ficials say. 

“It is an explosion," said Madej 
Lubik. a senior Polish customs of- 
ficial and director of the Eastern 
European office of the Customs 
Cooperation Council, an interna- 
tional organization, about the 
growth of the drug traffic in the 

The Americans are very, very 
alarmed.” be said, adding that hie 
had been working closely with of- 
ficials from the U.S. Customs Ser- 
vice and the Drug Enforcement 
A dminis tration. 

No one knows for sure the total 
volume of drugs now moving 
through Eastern Europe — the 
countries have only recently be- 
gun keeping records of seizures, 
and they are spotty at best — but 
Mr. Lubik said that at mosL only 5 
percent of the drugs moving 
through Eastern Europe were be- 
ing seized. 

He estimated that at least 25 
percent of the heroin being con- 
sumed in Western Europe was 
now passing through Eastern Eu- 
rope, and be said that of the 30 
tons of hashish seized in all of 
Europe this year, half had been 
found in Poland and Bulgaria. 

Drug syndicates are turning to 
Eastern Europe in the aftermath 
of the collapse 0 f the Soviet 

Union, which has brought an end 
to rigid border controls, and in the 
wake of the war to Yugoslavia, 
which has led to a disruption of 
traditional drug routes. 

And the former Communist 
countries, confronted by a prob- 
lem they did not face until recent- 
ly, are woefully unprepared, 
handicapped by inadequate laws, 
a lack of experience and paltry 

Once a drug dealer has contra- 
band in an East European coun- 
try, he finds it easier to move it 
West This is because a person 
landing in New York or Amster- 
dam or London from Prague or 
Warsaw is not as likely to arouse 
suspicion as a person arriving 
from Bogoii, Istanbul or Lagos. 

This month, the German au- 
thorities seized 290 kilograms of 
heroin entering the country from 
the Czech Republic in a shipment 
of Turkish nuts. Worth an esti- 
mated 518 million on the street, it 
was the largest heroin seizure ever 
in Germany, officials said. 

In October, at the Black Sea 
port of Coostantin, Romanian 
customs officials seized more than 
4 tons of hashis h , worth just over 
$20 nriHioti on the street in West- 
ern Europe, packed in tea shipped 
from Kenya on a Uganda-regis- 
tered ship. Three days later, they 
found another 7 tons of hashish , 
worth about $31 mflHon, on an- 
other Ugandan freighter, this time 
secreted among textiles. 

The illegal narcotics are enter- 
ing along a number of routes. 

From Afghanistan, Pakistan, 
Thailand ana Burma comes her- 
oin, following through Romania, 
Bulgaria, Hungary and the Czech 
Republic and into Western Eu- 
rope. Previously, the major boom 
route was through Yugoslavia. 

Also from the fields of Central 

Aria come hashish and marijuana, 
which move by truck through 
Russia, the Caucasus and Ukraine 
and into Poland before reaching 
the ul timate markets. A third 
route is from Africa, primarily Ni- 
geria, by air and sea. 

. Even cocaine from Latin Amer- 
ica is showing up in Eastern Eu- 
rope. “The Colombian cartels are 
beginning to forge links with local 
traffickers,” said Rensselaer W. 
Lee 3d, an American who has 
beat studying the drug trade for a 
decade and has turned his atten- 
tion in recent y ears to Eastern 

In April the Polish authorities 
seized 100 kilograms of cocaine, 
with a street value of 57.5 million, 
in the port of Szczecin. 

The ship had come from Latin 
America, and one of the men ar- 
rested with the cocaine had links 
to the Medellin cartel ami had 
previously smuggled dings from 
the Netherlands to England, Pol- 
ish officials said. 

Officials here are beginning to 
investigate whether some of the 
cocaine entering Poland from Lat- 
in America is being routed to the 
United States. 

Until now most of the dings 
coming into Eastern Europe have 
been destined for Western Eu- 

There is no immediate threat 
to the U.S. yet. but 1 would under- 
score ‘yet' ” Mr. Lee said. “It is 
only a matter of time." 

East European laws make it dif- 
ficult to keep drags from altering 
and leaving the countries. In Po- 
land. for instance, possession of 
drags f or personal use is not a 

"It is a progressive law, one of 
the most humanitarian in the 
world," said Andirq Koweszko. 
of the Interpol office in Warsaw. 
Bui he added. Tt was written by 
doctors, by sociologists, by every- 
one but police officers.” 

Bosnia Aid Accords Broken, LIS Says * 

ittwi p U’j. w wina /TJ psrtrrt) — Bosnia’s Wa rrin g fa' 

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-HGZcatvma (Reuters) — Bosnia’s 
nous are placing mffiions of ayifcms at 

aereementstoaUow aid deliveries to people trapped by tte2I-month-oh^ 
war, a United Nations official said on Thnraday ^ _ . • . 

The ongoing low level of ddtanes throughout Bosnia Jakes* 
mockery oflheSro agreements the waning 

Rav Wilkinson, spokesman in Sarajevo for the UN High CcmmasKaw* , 

at a ralcofl6,QQ0 to 19,000 tons per month, compared with* taigei of 
45,000 to SMQ0 ton* , . _ • - * Nowwnbc rc 

Although smuggling and sale of 
narcotics are illegal, there is tittle 
risk of being caught unless some- 
one is extremely careless. This is 
because undercover and sting op- 
erations are prohibited by law in 
Poland, as they are in toe Czech 
Republic and Bulgaria. 

Nor in these countries is it pos- 
sible to have a “controlled deliv- 
ery” — that is to follow the drug 
courier to find the person to 
whom he is delivering the drugs. . 

These laws are ten over from 
the Communist era, but in that 
time the police had whatever pow- 
er they wanted, and drug users 
and traders were often charged 
with “crimes against the state” 
and severely puniriied. 

In Poland and the Czech Re- 
public, efforts are under way to 
change these laws, but police offi- 
cials in these countries said they 
did not expect their paxtiaments 
to act swiftly. 

In South Africa, the Deadliest Weapon Is the Car 

By Bill Keller 

I New York Tima Service 

JOHANNESBURG — The world imagi- 
nes South Africa as a country where people 
are forever hTKng each other with AK-47 
automatic rifles. That is not entirely true. 
More often, they kill each other with auto- 

By New Year’s Day, when this season of 
peak highway peril is over, the toll should 
reach about 10,000, three times the number 
who will have died in political violence. 

One of South Africa’s more embarrassing 
c laims to world stature is this: It kills off a 
higher annual percentage of its population 
with cars than any other nation for which 
Statistics are available. 

This is the season when South Africa en- 
courages its citizens to puzzle over their 
egregious highway behavior. — 

It is s limm er in the Southern Hemisphere, 
a "me of vacations, when families clog the 
highways headed for beaches and game 
parks, when migrant workers pack into mini- 
buses for the ride home, when the roads are 

lined with pedestrians drunk on holiday 

The township wars subside for a few 
weeks, and newspapers fill the space with the 
daily highway body count. 

The police and emergency services stage 
an all-out campaign, employing breath-test 
roadblocks ana televised warnings against 
dr unken driving. 

Michael Simpson, a Pretoria psychiatrist 
who specializes in the psychiatric effects of 
trauma and violence, contends the carnage is 
a symptom of a country seething with the 
frustrations of apartheid and uncertainty. 

' The sense of poweriessness amongst all 
sections of the population is very high.” he 
said, and it is reflected, too, in staggering 
rates of family violence; murder and suicide. 

“What one seems to see here is massive 
aggressiveness using the vehicle as a weap- 
on," he said. “People literally wiD try to drive 
you off the road when your offense has been 
that you are driving within the speed limit, 
which is considered here to be an action of 

Others say, more simply, the death rale 

cars — South Africa supports its own BMW 
factory — and many baa drivers. 

The aas in South Africa are as good as 
any in the world, if not better,” said Law- 
rence Barit, a lawyer who wrote a disserta- 
tion on drunken dnving. The roads are on a 
par with Europe. What is wrong? It's the 

Mr. Barit estimates that as many as 40 
percent of South African drivers never both- 
er to take the rigorous state driving test. 
Instead, they buy legal but meaningless li- 
censes from the quasi-autonomous home- 
land authorities, or drive unlicensed. 

They drive inebriated and fatigued, fearful 
of stopping to rest on highways sometimes 
plagued by bandits. They flout the speed 
limit, which is 120 kilometers an hour on 
most intercity roads. 

They overload their vehicles, stuffing doz- 
ens into a 16-passenger minivan, cramming 
children into the backof pickup trucks, as- 
suring accidents of spectacular scale. 



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WTERNAT1QNAL CHINCH of Oopertoegwi. 
27 Farrergade. Venpv, near Rtous. Study 
10:15 A Wcretip 1130. Tel: 31 624785. 

Only one black Sooth African in 100 actu- 
ally owns a car, compared to half of the 
whites, but blacks arc a laige majority of 
those killed on the roads. 

Partly this is because poverty confines so 
many to squatter camps alongade the high- 
ways; nearly half of those kflled on the roads 
last year were pedestrians, almost all of them 
blade, bit while crossing highways or stum- 
bling home from township taverns. 

Of 20 countries for which he coold get 
statistics, Mr. Barit said. Sooth Africa has 
the highest number of deaths per 100,000 
inhabitants — 30, compared with 19 in the 
United Stales and 27 m Sooth Korea, the 
second worn. 

By the rating Mr. Barit prefere — the 
number of people killed for every 100 million 
kilometers of driving — South Africa is not 
as bad as Kenya, which has few can, or 
South Korea, which has many cars but short 
distances. South Africa ranks third and is 
eight tim«« as le thal as the United States or 
England, the countries, Mr. Barit noted, “we 
tike to compare ourselves with.” 

Policeman Killed 
In South Africa 

a) 7210 a The Associated htsa 

tot mas- JOHANNESBURG — A police- 

man was found shot to death and 
or t0821J two others were wounded in black 
townships Thursday as the death 
toll for South Africa’s police offi- 
cers reached a record 256. Last 
: ( 0911 ) year, 226 policemen were kflled; in 
1991 the number was 145. 

1137333 . Police Major Ruben Bloomberg 

said most of the slain officers died 
off duty, U5uafly on their way home 
or to work. The department does 
not give a racial breakdown of vie- 
tims, but blade officers are frequent 
targets of townshhi militants who 
consider them collaborators with 
£30 airt, the white-led government. 

The latest victim was blade. Con- 
stable Patrick Mabi was found ear- 
- st ant iy Thursday in the Johannesburg- 
iy School area township of Dsveyton with 
aertea bullet wounds in his bead. Two 
3 05 - 81 ’ other black officers were wounded 
in attacks in other area townships 
Thursday, police said. 

The New YntTisns 

Even, with new laws, without 
vastly more resources, East Euro- 
pean governments will have little 
rfimre against the drag trade, 
which is in dte hands of organized 
c rimi na l syndicates. 

An increasing number of syndi- 
cates are nm by Russians or oth- 
ers from the former Soviet Union; 
these groups have long teotades 
and ruthless methods of opera- 

In many of the countries of 
Eastern Europe there is a lack of 
resources ana traimng. Hying to 
help remedy this problem, the 
Germans a nd the U.S. Drug En- 
forcement Ai l m mk t B Uvrn have 
started conducting classes for law 

enfor cemen t rtffirjnls in FAq t ni 

Europe and the framer Soviet 
Union in bow to detect drugs and 
arrest smugglers. 

“We arc complete newcomers, 
greenhorns," Mr. Lubik, the se- 
nior Polish customs officer, said. 

Damaged in 
Moscow Fire 

2.7 mrTHon dvffians betierea moewz w 
blankets to survive the winter. But Mr ; 

continued to obstruct aid defiveues when it suited then m&tary or 
political purposes. 

Kiev Acte to Curb Nudear Smugging 

KIEV (Remere) — Ukraine has moved to tighten control over i tf 
nudear material amid widespread concern about attempts to smuggle 

radioactive substances abroad. _ , . 4 

The news agency Interfax-Ukrame said Thursday tirat the security 
service and Interior Ministry had been put in charge ofmwstigating cases 
of minting or stolen radioactive materials and of monitoring security 

procedures at Ukraine’s five nudear power stations. 

The increased controls woe ordered. by die former Soviet republics 
president, Leonid M. Kravchuk. Last week police in Odessa sazed from , 
vm irr*mc no /mnrrs.T nf h«?hlv radioactive material with an • 


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Cairo Upholds 
Islamist Sentence 

The Asroticocd Press 

CAIRO — A court on Thursday 
upheld the death sentence for a 
Muslim extremist convicted of kfll-1 
ing an Egyptian writer. Farag 
Foda, who was an outspoken critic 
of a campaign for the formation of 

jtfl Islamite flatf 

The death sentence against Abd- 
;dShafi Ahmed Rnmarian hari bfffn 
approved earlier by the chirf Islam- 
ic official, Egypt's mufti. The con- 
firmation of the penalty set off a 
^uror in the courtroom and charges 
by radicals that the mufti. Sheikh 
Mohammed Said Tantawi, should 
no longer be considered a M uslim. 

The judge also convicted three 
other defendants, who were sen- 
tenced to terms ranging from three 
to IS years, and acquitted eight 
others. The defendants were tned 
under emergency laws and have no 
right of appeal to another court and 
can only petition President Hosni 

Mubarak Tor demcncy. 



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Just tell the taxi driver. 

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5. rue Daunou Paris (Opera! 

. TeL- 111 42*1 .71.14 . 

Coopiled by Oir Staff From Dapatcha 

MOSCOW — A fire Thursday 
barfly rfamqgcri the Maryina Rosb- 
dia Synagogue, one of rally three, 
synagogues in Moscow. . 

Fire investigators said it was too 
soon to teO what caused the fire, 
which started at around 3 Aid. 
Fire fighters battled the blaze al the- 
two-stray wooden buflding for four 

The synagogue was buili 10 years 
after the 1917 revolution and was 
for many years one of only two 
functioning synagogues in Mos- 
cow. •' 

“We hope it is not arson,” raid 
Rabbi Beard Lazar. 

The poverty and general disorder 
that have followed the 1991 Soviet 
collapse have been accompanied by 
a rise in overt anti-Semitism. 

‘ Anti-Semitic slogans and posters 
.-have become common at brnd-fine 
demonstrations. Vandals have at- 
tacked Moscow’s main synagogue 
several times this year, Jewish 
graves in Sl Petersburg have been 
desecrated and the newspaper 
Pravda has accused Jews of ritual 

The rabbi said the synagogue- 
had nra bear the target of previous 
attacks nor received any threats. 

Russia’s Jewish community has 
been alarmed by the strong stow- 
ing of the ultranationalist Vladimir 
V. Zhirinovsky in die parliamenta- 
ry elections on Dec. 11 Mr. Zhnin- 

ing Zionism but denies being anti- 

There is tittle official discrimina-- 
fion against Russia’s 2 j 5 million 
Jews, anoe the Soviet collapse, 
they have reopened synagogues, 
Schools, camps and even a kosher 
restaurant in Moscow. 

(AP, Reuters) 



Sweet life in Spain? 

Some Say It’s Soar 

A quality-of-Hfe survey that 
ranked Spain third in die world 
has drawn snorts of derisum and 
disbelief from prominent Span- 

The study, by The Economist 
of London, placed Spain behind 
rally Switzerland and Germany 
in a broad evaluation based on 
economic, social, cultural and 
political factors. Since a similar 
study 10 years ago, Spain had 
moved up from 1 1th place, pass- 
ing SwedoL Italy, Japan, Austra- 
lia, the United States, Britain 
and France. 

But Fttix de Azfia, a writer 
who is director of the Cervantes 
Institute in Paris, frrM the Span- 
ish daily El Pals that the survey 
was "grotesque,'' and possibly a 
"practical joke." Juan Pablo 
Fusi, a historian, said be thought 
the quality of life in Madrid, at 
least, had "deteriorated enor- 
mously,’' with noise, traffic and 
congestion worse than ever. 
Spain, he added, may have a 
large number of students in uni- 
versities, "but where is our Ox- 
ford or our Cambridge?” And 
the filmmaker Marred Gntforez 
Aragfo said that while Sj»m was 
dearly the "best country in the 
world," it was fra "God-given 

es timated value of $12 mflfion. . 

Extremists QalmHul^pine Attacks 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Reuters) — A previously unknown «- 
tremist group said it bombed three rnosquesimhe southern Philippines in 
retafiatian fra a deadly grenade attack on a Roman Catholic cathedral 
the police said Thursday. -1 ..... . 

A person Haifnrng to speak fra the New Chri s tian Democratic Army 
phoned newspaper offices Wednesday to say the group was responsible 
for the three nit^ in Davao in which six persons were injured. 

The police ytid they believed die group consisted of e xtremis t Chris- 
tians " i w** on rftiMrng strife between Muslims and. Christians, and they 
did not rale out the possirifity it also launched last Sunday’s attack on 
Davao cathedral winch kilted six. They arc questioning sate sospecte 
over the cathedral attack, in vritidi more than 140 people woe wounded, 
but have not made my charges, 

Vietnam Denies a Deal on Spradys 

HANOI (Reutere)— Vietnam on Thursday denied a newspaper report 
that it readied a deal with China to shelve a dispute over the Spratly 
Islands, saying the two countries were still negotiating the issue. 

The Foreign Ministry said Hanoi and Bapng would “begin to tackle 
concrete matters” In their complex border dispute in eariy '1994. "Any 
reports to the contrary arc not truthful” the ministry statement said. The 
Aaan Wall Street Journal had quoted Chinese sources last week as saying 

that the two countries had reached "an oral agreemajt” to shelve the 
which oontnuus to stow the development of b il a t e ra l ties. 

The ministry said the two countries intended to speed their talks on the 
issue to prevent it from developing into a full-fledged confrontation. The 
Spradys, a diain of mostly barren outcroppings in the South Ch i n a Sea, 
are subject to conflicting territorial daims by sanations, with China and 
Vietnam the most aggrcsave in pushing thor claims. 

For the Record 

Tte father of a 4-year-old hoy who was murdered eight years ago in a 
case that has gripped France, was freed on parole Thursday after being 
sentenced earaouns mouth to five years in prison for kiflinghs cousin, a 
suspect in the murder. Jean-Marie Vfllearin, 36, tint and Jnfled Bernard 
Laroche, convinced be had murdered his son. The boy’s body was found 
in the Vologne River in eastern France in October 1984 and no one has 
been convicted of the slaying. (AFP) 

szdnrities pressed their search Thursday for the person who 
tossed a football-sized rod: from a highway overpass and kilted a wioman 
passenger in a car. Monica Zanotti, 25, was strum: in die head when the 
rock crashed through the roof of a convertible. The police said a group of 
hoys had been thiraring rocks feran the overpass. (AP) 

ABmtfadesbilJNpeacekeeQerinstMBdin Somalia when a fuel truck 
be was escorting, ov er turn ed. He was tfre- first fatality among the 940 
members erf the Bangladeshi conringgyl a : UN official raid- .. (AP) 

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2 Seine Tributaries Continue Rise 

PARIS (AFP) — Two Seine tributaries, the Oise and Manus continued 
to swell ^ Thursday in the Paris region, resulting in further evacuations. But 
in Paris itself and downstream areas, artificial barriers kepi the Seine 
stable or falling. 

The Maine rose 1 1 centimeters (4.4 indies) daring the night In the 
Oise^ valley, north of Paris, maximum levels^ were expected later Thursday 
and Friday. The Oise continued to rise downstream from Compifegne, 
especially at Crcil where it was expected to reach the limit of 6J5 meters 
(203 feet) during the day, officials said. The number of those evacuated 
rose Thursday to 2^20, according to emergency services. 

Belgium’s state-run ferry between Ostend and Dover, England, ends 
Friday after 360 years of service only occasfonaBy intcnuptcd by pirates, 
wars and bad weather. On Saturday, the state company starts an Ostend- 
Ramsgate service with Britain’s Sally Line. The company said faster 
c onn ections between France and England have made the four-hour 
Ostcnd-Dover nm un pr ofita ble. (AP) 

Slovak officials boned New Year’s Eve patties in restaurants in the 

reports said Thmsday. The Czech news agenc^CLKraW6of cases of 
hqtatids had been recorded in Kosice, located about 310 kflometers east 
of the capital Bratislava, since the epidemic broke out Dec. 6. More than 
130 of those taken ill were children. . (AP) 

PBots of the Portuguese afafiae TAP have abandoned plans for a strike, 
a spokesman said Thursday. The strike, planned fra Jan. 3-10, was called 
off after management agreed to reinstate fli ght insu rance for the pflota 
the spokesman said. . (Reuters) 


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food. A country with such Ugh 
imenqtkmnent ami poverty lev^ 
ds, be added, hardly seemed ex- 

The Economist itself de- 
scribed its survey as “senriser- 
ious” — one cultural indicator is 
[he Qnmbra kA McDonald’s ces- 
lanrants per mflHon people — ' 
and acknowledged that same 
countries provide far more reli- 
able statistics than others. 

France, in externally, had tum- 
bled from first in the 19S3 survey 
to II tii, largely because of its Kg 
increases in imenqrioymeat and 

Around Europe 

One economic indicator 
watched by some in France is the 
level of activity at the*Rnngis! 
wholesale complex, called by f 
some “the belly of Paris," near, 
Qriy Airport. Starting at 3 AM. | 
every day, this sprawling series, 
of warehouses is tile score of 
noisy bustle as buyers stock up 
on meat and seafood, fruits, veg- 
etables and flowers. Until the. 
week before Christmas, several 
wholesalers tdd Le Figaro, they 
were puffins out then hair — 
sales were aown as much as 40 
percent from the year before. But 
a laa-minute pickup in orders — 
especially c# hofrday fare such as 
oysters, smoked salmon and ca- 
pons— brought a general sigh of 
relief. The overall decline mill 
looks like about 10 percent from, 
last year, but the effects- of & 
weak economy and increased 
competition from big supermar- 

kets may not be as disastrousas 
feared.' \ 

Thrae has been a ntiriar “ra~ 
ber rash” to the village erf Jan- 
tamy, in the Russian enclave of 
Kahnmgrad, following the fuss- 
over the film “Jurassic Park," in 
vinch DNA from jmosguitdes j 
preserved in amber was used to 
create dinosaurs. Quarries near 
Jantanry — the name means 
Amber Gty — provide 95 per-' 
cent of the world supply of this 
yellowish fossil resin. The main 
quarry’s commercial director 
told the Paris newspaper Libfea- 
turn (hat the number of visitors 
— man of them Americans . — 
^ad recently quadrupled. 

The bead of PhueaV Center 
for pvfe Information bnoenri 
two highly popular pup'pet- 
shows of bong bad f ra democra- 
cy. The center's director, Jean- 
Qmstian Barbet, said that tbs. 
sa tirical prog ram s — the“B£b& c - 
Skjw” and “Les Gmgnots. de 
ITnfo” — so r idiculed, the'jaar! 
tion’s teadersasto dissuadepeo- 
p le fipomngisteriim to vot&Ao- 
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Fage 5 

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Challenge Ruling 

Py F.ric Schmitt 

Nw York tones Seniu 

WASHINGTON — Eager to deflea dial- 
ledges toils new roles oa nomotexaals serv- 
ing in the military, the CKnion administra- 
tion has decided to fight a court piling that 
the grfrw * services cannot ca shi e r people 
amply for acknowledging their sexual orien- 

as^tasj^Baas: 3SSa££ 

which permits homosexuals to save m the of the Senate. expressly address the 

aimed roroes. hut only if they keep their The administration's decision abased on regulations, but it did tar the Pentagon™ 
aa rori orientation a secreL a fine political calculation. By doing it this (^^550* members of tte nnhtaiy meray 

.. way the White House bdieves that it can j^usetbey say they are homosexuals. 

The ruling kft the administration in a y * -■ — 

The administration's derision is based on 
a fine political calculation. By doing it this 
way, the White House bdieves that it can 

1 , . way, UK wane riumt uw«"» ' — DCCaUSC uicy mi ■ — . . 

rt ruling that The ruling kft the administration m a spf .v ils le _] nee< j t0 appeal the ruling, The court ordered toe navy to commi^o? 
idiier people difficult position. If it did not appeal, u w y c j 1 .j l opposed, but without appearing to ^ dismissed midshipman, Joseph U taa- 
sexual orien- would let stand a ruling that gsvngnts ___( ^ ojj policy on gay men and Jesbi* to grant him his diploma. He was 

groups wm preparri to OK U) figlite ^ the military. Ihmdio ream from thoNavoUaf temya* 


tation. groups ™ --o- -- ^ m me imniary. torcea w resign 

- But the administration is hoping to appeal gffi?' !^cSfc bv going to court in “Atoworiringsod^raUy to defee the questioning by a 

.the ruling on a technical consideration, and - _ j a Republican policy that Presdent new pobcy. we woe divinfaiarv board that he was homosexual, 

to direct courtroom debate away from can- MC^ SK^^bolish- favor of the old policy," an official said. expressed 

stitutional questions that might undermine The Dlan also settles a dispute between the -i d surmise at the govenrmeni’s tactics, 

asHSiSSS sssssrs^ssjgg 

: jndidal “ d leEi5lative 5 

jiJJSed a midshipman who was forced out branches. new, a successful challenge could end up ^ conn’s aut^ty, and we re conGdem*e 

of theU-S. Naval Academy and notoomnris- nje appeal will be on an issue unrelated to undermining the new one. conn will doxy this motion, saia Kran 

rianed as an officer because he said under ^ question cf wtetherbanmg homosexuals Pentagon issued rules in- WdUson,oneof ^.Steffan’sattoro^^ 

questioning that he was homosexual is constitutional The admi n istration will ax- .JfS m into oracS ce a policy that is a lawya for the Lambda L^al Ddensc 

: mmm wgmm ss-sb* sss* 8 

mails pi urc mu [Aim.; »v«i. — 

new, a successful challenge could rad up 
uruWminmg the new one. 

Last week the Pentagon issued roles in- 
tended to pm into practice a policy that 
allows gay men and lesbians to serve in the 
armed forces, but only if they do not engage 
in homosexual conduct and if they keep 

Loo taOcffOe AModucd Ben 

Mr.(^itoi»andM8to^tfer,CMse8 > gr«tingfrl«dso« 

■ ' ■ » ■ ' 11 - funded abortions because they have been the vm- 

H«im Fm (Again) forCIbitocis ^ofnqK or mc^ 

^ ~~ — „ "T The directive, issued this week m a letter to state 

HILTON HEAD, South Carolina -- For toe ■ ^rectors, u the adnumstraarart mter- 

tfaird time since he took office, Pre&toi &D nretation erf a derision by Congress in October to 
Clinton andhis family are spending ahohdayat a TLsg,, 1976 Jaw banning federal funding of 
homious retina vacation hdritelwnnw^fitm^j^^-j, . ; ■•• • ' • •• 

an ahsentee heat whom they hardly _know : _ , -ft atimni rtatealoiniDOSe thrir own “reasonable 

Their host is Paul Bob Burge, a WettVhgMJ 'jeportihg at doemnentatiotf’ re qairemgn ttto as- 
buaness executive who also. tent to. b»cMioflt : ^cthat rape or incest actuaBy occurred.toonk' 
• home to the Omtoos a-year before mepreafr. jf thtydttruA“dcny or impede coverages. \LAi) 
deni’s inanguiation. ' M a - ■— . • • •• • 

i<Kt ernmner the Qmtons soent iour iiiKWinr - 

To Review 

The Assoekaed Prea 
BALTIMORE — Energy Secre- 

. n aiV 1 ■■ n«nt 

CL\ GriHlgingh 

funding of 

ocni s mauguiauvu. . - « . a 

Last summer the Omtons roenl ioarmghism'^ 
Vail, Colorado, at a dduxe ctmdXMmBiinn ^ovitfcd . 
bv the tire magnate Leonard Firestone, oea an- 

5L in ^^.h. M Um«W< Vjficiv rrt tiff MflSSft* ■ ' 

Toid^you^So <orScandiri Ch— rs 

; WASHINGTON— When Repid)Bcans Wodted 
. . r™. ^mri^hrutoi' soecial nrose- 

_ at ttuwr A«n and ixiiiidv mt a - Without the kWi tb® " 

untuce mar roxui iuousim««wi — 

have no home hf their own, and oertomyre?,* » 
vacation retreat. The fwW? 

kindness of neaMtiaMHStf u^y are 
^cdnfiito of 

Whiter House officials we old not 

_ iuy. am - iuvv 

totse^je the ~ land 

SSm^KBS ■****- flKIky - 

want mmdqwndait cormseTto mv^g ^ej^g^ 
? W *r'5 EQ g ““* a ™ i. j Aiut crt fnr thev savc 

SBHS?i=r= %%% 

: not beat able to make much t# an issue of rtlM 

;■ t ^hc^D^wrtmenl already b 

- - — 1 canm unTtlicK Will HOt mflUCHCC 

1 ypnite pahlk an erifflu^c of- : -tiu: iocpiiy.. 

atcunotiiwr estates - :Noristhqres 
smany toamdf of doBto. '/sythai reflect^ 

.m . 1 1.._ •“ * • *- m * — “■ JSfJi— 4u«nm*a (iiKmT 

radiati on experiments on humans 
in the 1940s and 1950s. 

As many as 800 people were ex- 
posed to radiation in tests during 
theCoki War, and while some gave 
their consent, many apparoitly 

were not fully informed of the risks, 

Mr. O’Leary has said. 

• The issue of informed consent is 
the specialty cf Ruth R. Fadeu. 
who directs the Johns Hopkins 
University School of Hypepe and 
public Health’s program m law. 
ethics and health. 

Ms. Faden wfll lead a task force 
that will indnde experts in medical 
law, history, epidemiology, 
radiation medicine and radiation 

** “We will be looking at wbaU can 
be dime to make this right” Ms. 
Fadm said in the Baltimore Sun. 
“We dtm*t know to what “doit 

fl/1 By George Lardner Jr. 

W Washington Past Serrice 

WASHINGTON — Bfll Dobrovir was 
miffed from the day he was ushered into a 
fit windovdess room at Central Intelligence 

Agency headquarters and required to sign a 
rr n secrecy agreement before he could see a sm- 

^Jw ^Sig KmUwyg retained to represent 
a "i an the CIA wanted to fire, Mr. Dobrovir 
a* was permitted to read the rules and take 

>rgy Secre- notes, but he said he bad to leave the noua so 
isappoml- CIA officials could determine wb aherbe had 

il ethics to jotted down anything that ought compromise 
pvernment n prirmal security. The notes were duly sam- 
>n brnnans toed and faxed to him. _ 

Mr. Dobrovir said he used whal he karned 
le were ex- to reach a compromise whereby iris diem 
ests during Bgre r d to leave the CIA - imaer dreum- 
: some gave stances that were acceptable to him. 
apparaidy Ulefi ^ ^ 1990, Mr. Dobrovir fled a 
of the risks, mfannation request for the CIA s 

1 f and nil Will nnent rezu- 

ual “available for public inspection and copy- agent 

mg." . nets, briefing, caching, casing, codes, control. 

This month, the CIA published me no™ 6 covei - i cutouts, defection, intem^ation, pene- 
of availability” in the Federal Register, wim- ^ recruitment, safehouses, subversion, 

“ -3 iLui nun P/OTV1I12 & ■ n tTi nr 

Of availability^ in tnc reocrai kb^hst* wiur 
out saying where the inspection and copying 
could be done. Mr. Dobrovir said he was told 
to go to a CIA reading room, bm the notice 
■amply tells interested parties to call John H. 
Wright, the CIA’s information and privacy 

uuutua, — 0 r . 

Iran on, recruitment, safehouses, subversion, 
sui’vrillance, and may indnde such other de- 
ments as air and sea drops, escape and eva- 
sion, guerrilla warfare, propaganda, provoca- 
tion. Tadios, resistance, sabotage and 
suybehinds.” _ , „ 

- - amyu viim u o . _ T 

coordinator. The records also mdude an employee 

“The reason I had to file suit," Mr. Dobro- misconduct report for 1991," showing that 42 
vir said, was that he kept calling Mr. Wright investigations that year “resulted m findings 
1 k. xhw o»i thmueh to him. n t cprinue fnisoemduct" and 14 referrals to the 

VU bOJU, WUJ Uiui KW a . ■ - 

and he could never get through to him. 

The resulting disclosures, oovenng more 
than 1.000 pages, hardly make for X-rated 

reading. Among the papers, for instance, one 

regulation covers “compensation of certain 
foreign national employees imprisoned by 
foreign governments because of their em- 
ployment by the agency." Cairns must be 
fried “within 3 years after ter minati on of the 

: I oivinti TlSfi tf) ttlC 

uuauiuuuwb ii-jA/i * » j. 

investigations that year “resulted m findings 
of serious misconduct" and 14 refe rrals to the 
Justice Department for possible criminal ac- 

U( *TTie most frequent misconduct involved 
improper handling of classified information 
(II cases), fraud (10 cases) and theft (8 
cases)," Frank J. Ruocco, acting deputy di- 
rector, said in a summary. 

I""” — U UUU. 

After two years of no progress, he sued in Anotha regulation, not Hkdy to be found 
US. District Court here. He won a small at (Miux agencies, deals with the kmd of 
victory this fall with a settlement m which the domestic duties that qualify an employee for 
OA promised to make its personnel regula- ^ retirement and disability system. 

turns, grievance procedures, acquisition These duties include “the continued prac- 
hanribook and two-vtrinme contracting man- These dimes memoe 

piUjiimu WJ uiv - 7 - . . , mm— — ~ - 

fried “within 3 years after termination oi the Mr. Dobrovir said access to the documents 

period of imprisonment giving, we tt> tne ^ ^ ^—10^ a good understand- 

Hwim; or the date of the claimant s first . ^ rights, despite deletions, 

opportunity to file such a claim . ..whichever The CIA said it does not want to say where 
is later." _ . the documents can be read. 

the documents can be read. 

“Jack Wright will disclose the location 
once an interested party contacts him, an 
agency spokesman said. 

Or he will send copies, at 10 cents a page. 


From Politics 


home. Nor has to yd made go to? .aq.estnnge j; rti^tv^manoihacontrova- “We don’t know to what extent # The Food and Ding AAmmstra- 

the value ofihe gifts, whjdi atagreg reaTag^ : ^SJSSfiS5Jto beoSd the drarao- . . abuse and mistreafiMnt occrnr^ tion announced approval ofadrug 

seeEng theWKle Mrs. OTxary’s 1 office hM started offering the first new trerimen to* 

“y ^i^^?^3£^!^^^ -^^^^^teied.extramantal sexual 

Uaat&vts* Jrim v*«a hewaygovetoor.--/: r~' 

; v" - ^ 0.9 v*?l : Betsy Cain,presideut of the Lea^erfWocnm 

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Mrs. (TLeary’s office has started offering the first new treatment for 
to release secret documents on hu- gbroas in 30 years. The 

’man experiments and bomb te f 15 _ agency said it has licensed the P*p" 
Try Ber department and its*p*eab-. of the drug domase rifa, 

; cenor, the'Ato®® Eaergy.Gomr co^nonh called DNase, a prodnet 
mission- ‘ j .... t x <& recambiiiant DNA tcchnok^y. 
The tests hriiuded fearing racto- . York’s Tunes Square, fsm- 

active cereal U> retarded tgia^s, ^ (or te bri^j Mils, is getting a 

injecting nc^oro^thp— more ominous b^^rd — a ua- 
and radioactive Kxfinc, ami rrradi- dock" that will tide 

nomim who refused a Caesar- 
scction on religious grounds, 

Av^nrt’ OKI min PS pave 

Uie buyer has b«Q convicted of a 

MOUNT VERNON, Kentucky f ^.dev and Michad Stevens, vens’ girffriend. Among those 

- When Roger McClure sold the Mr- ggg J™ NtwYoik, were killed Tuesday night were her 
stranger with the Vermont drivers S ■ • . Wednesdav as mother, her stepfather and a sister. 

SSSTSS pounds of dynamite, he a^^dj^d^inesday as 

wanted him not to take the explo- su ^ t ^ s c sSno years in The Rochester Democrat & 

sivesout of state. - . Ncw York after he was Chronide quoted an unidamfied 

He was working on a water hne JJ^^of tetemaiketingfraudm source as saying that hfr. SteveiK 
nearby, the man told Mr. McClure; officials said. A law en- “felt the family had^turned his girl- 

who works at the Kentucky Powder fonJmeni source in Washington friend against him. 

Co. “He lookcd lflrebedjusi rome ^ idnjtified ^ F idey as a for- yhe Buffalo News and The New 
in off the job. Mr. McClure said. ^ convict, but details of to re- Y oA Times said relations between 
The authorities say the buyer ^ „„ not immediately avail- ^ Stevens and Miss Lazores 
wasEariFiriey,56,ofFanningtoa, abl& family became particularly 

New York, and that he used an yfiiwt within 90 minutes Tries- jejunal around the hohdays. 

;-nuIlocac atio^n- - impressive the dq«rmmt ^ ^T^ct^’^nnnE, gave 
onn. (CAT) - taking such com P as ' ^Stoan apparently healthy baby 

•• ■ • -I • aonate stance.- she sard. Soticago. But the child’s gnaxd- 

:: ian said it W3s too soon to say 

to Spread the Word for Yean 

71 . . . _ „ ounces — bdow normal weight — - 

uu in W i OOM j - j 

in Chicago. But the child’s guard- 
ian said it W3S too soon to say 
whether the infant escaped hguiy. 
The boy weighed 4 poun ds. 12 
ounces — bdow normal weight — ■ 

1 nwwli'linn aerfwn- 

ni «««- • . . 

Four troopers gave their 

10 on the record. The way t 
:thcmen -were sitting aro 

JES, uu * ~ J — , 

tdl wrote an open letta to M r. Qrn - 
the ton, aslring the president s forgive- 

in housing prcgects in Port- 

W.U.. n WitKlldt to 

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has issaed a *fecth»»v«ng * 

FOE: OintonVNemesis Has Been Try 

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:hadtagnnrdwant »bto^o?my ^^j-body dose tame^ V . ; "y a 

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4assKsssr*£ ^ assssssss . 

, fc^ co^mHcbasttosa^bcing. ^ 

Cfinton left Idm ^efing iwd.«» m f^ai he doesn’t vnmt ' r w 

was uui * auiv. . 

New York, and that he used an ynied within 90 minutes Tries- 
alias to buy the S223.17 worth of ^ night were a husband and wife, 
dynamite and blasting caps in June danghier. a friend of the 

to hdp another man kill five people daughter's and a co-worker of the 
in upstate New York on Tuesday, husband. Bombs hidden in tackle 
All that is returned to buy dyna- boxes were delivered to four 

aJfoierdBureau of Alcohol, To- » pnson. Four exploded, two were 

. _ j rs .r miKtinnnlim ffrtlisen. 

pain," while at me aamc-mw 
newing bis attack. He signed it: 

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BOTfcfi^^iBESaB^^SSSiSES-SfetrsM p.«SBKac 

firsts « — “ 5 

hdp him g et refere nces fqca W at a the men sometimes “were - . r ' , 

r teat S^ontiieflobr with laughter." — “ a __ 

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r University <rf ^ 
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■3wto respited was a portcmtrfa ^ beSuse “National without pay for partying m a park 

gSrSite^oss the street wfafle they were ^apposedtoj g ■«; 

^5qihotoloiS.”Ai»dhea® j^al reserve duty for the Mafibu 
te^afet^ojto^nem &, ^ i^r 

asSS«nagcid, MrJtek- a hotd room. Yon never know. 

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him as t 

“ViTe'were under sorv^iance, 
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onnaire defused. 

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Investigators said the bomos 

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family became particularly 
strained around the hohdays. 

“If there was a precipitous act," 
an investigator told the News, “it 
might have been a Christmas party 
where Stevens was asked to leave. 

Jack Kfllorin, a spokesman for 
the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco 
and Firearms, said he did not want 
to speculate on a motive. 

musee MARMOT 1 an 

Les Femmes Impressiorwistes 
de Mary Cassatt d. Berthe Morisot 

Exhibition prolonged to Jan. 16, 1994 

2 rue Louis Boilly 75016 Paris 
Tel.: (1)42 24 07 02 

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. ‘Tbisia hotTabrait sex. it’s 

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silent aide rfx>w OjB Ja&m sine that l^CBnwii’s pnvae 

home. ^ *. x^_ jmt&m.p dver.into Ins pub: 

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Defuse Haitian Tensions 

There is no justifying the vicious mob at- 
tack that killed two civilian supporters of 
Haiti's military regime last Monday and pro- 
voked a retaliatory rampage against slum 
dwdtere presumed to support the exiled presi- 
dent, Jean-Bertrand Aristide. But it is not 
hard to understand why frustrated Aristide 
supporters may now be turning to violence. 

Since the 1991 military coup, most have put 
their faith in international diplomacy or sought 
to flee Haiti altogether. But with diplomacy 
consistently thwarted by military obstruction- 
ists, anti-Aristide gangs swaggering trium- 
phantly and a U.S. Coast Guard flotilla block- 
ing all refugee ships, the patience of the poor 
and desperate may be about to run out 

Let the Clin ton administration heed the 
warning. Washington, in its efforts to win the 
Haitian military’s consent to a workable com- 
promise, has leaned bard on Father Aristide 
to accept repeated concessions and delays. 
That is understandable. Short of sending in 
the U.S. Marines — a very bad idea — give- 
and-take negotiations are necessary. 

But all give by the Aristide side and all lake 
by the military has not produced a solution. 
What it may produce instead is disastrous 

social combustion. To lessen that risk, Wash- 
ington needs to tighten the pressure of sanc- 
tions and loosen the safety valve of refugee 
flight. That means following through on a 
French proposal to broaden the United Na- 
tions oil embargo to other items if there is uo 
diplomatic breakthrough before the Jan. 15 
deadline. It means listening to the conscien- 
tious misgivings of administration officials and 
modifying the present policy of taming back all 
boats carrying fleeing Haitians without listen- 
ing to claims to legitimate political asylum. 

One reason the Pentagon has always been 
reluctant to send U.S. troops to Haiti is that it 
fears Americans could get caught in the mid- 
dle of mob violence. Specifically, it worries 
that Aristide supporters, emboldened by an 
international presence, would seek revenge on 
paramilitary death squads and that the para- 
militaries would fight back. Monday’s blood- 
bath shows how realistic those anxieties are. 

Washington cannot produce wwgieal solu- 
tions. What it can usefully do is crank up the 
embargo against the generals and crank down 
the blockade against fleeing refugees. Haitians 
need to know they are not forgotten. 


Compensate the Victims 

It is hard to ima gin e that at one time the 
U.S. government conducted and paid for 
potentially harmful experiments on human 
beings without providing the subjects any 
information about the nature of the tests or 
the side effects that might follow. But infor- 
mation recently revealed by the government 
and the media makes that case. 

The new disclosures go well beyond some 
earlier revealed scandals along these lines in 
the intelligence services; a few lawsuits led to 
the payment of compensation to victims. 
Those cases were thought to be aberrations, 
shameful and destructive acts but isolated 
ones. Now it appears that in the early years 
of the atomic age, the government sponsored 
experiments involving at least 800 individ- 
uals in an effort to determine radiation toler- 
ance levels in human beings. 

' The Boston Globe has reported that, for 
example, government researchers at Harvard 
and the Massachusetts Institute of Technol- 
ogy fed radioactive food to at least 40 men- 
tally handicapped teenagers. The Albuquer- 
que Tribune reported that in other studies 18 
patients were injected with plutonium and 
seven newborn boys were injected with ra- 
dioactive iodine. The government has also 
disclosed that 204 nuclear tests were con- 
ducted in Nevada during the 1940s and the 

. Two years again the afiomalh of the 5500 
billion savings and loan bailout. Congress 
passed two- thirds of a bank reform. It poured 
money into a near-empty deposit insurance 
fund. It vastly improved procedures by which 
regulators could close a bank before it tumbled 
into bankruptcy and required a costly infusion 
of taxpayer money to pay off insured deposi- 
tors. But what the 1 99 1 bill did not do is correct 
the cause of many bank failures: antiquated 
laws that prohibit banks from investing outside 
their own stales and seflinf new products. 

The Oinioa administration has now pro- 
posed three bank initiatives. One would sim- 
plify regulation, collapsing four overlapping 
agencies into one. That would be prudent, 
though multiple regulators are not all bad: 
rivalry can stimulate innovation. The second 
initiative would simplify and toughen regula- 
tions that require banks to pump loans into 
low-income neighborhoods. Both proposals 
are reasonable and likely to do some good; 
neither is Hkely to make a big impact. 

The third initiative calls for Congress to 
permit banks to set op branches anywhere in 
the country, thereby plugging the gap in the 
1991 bQi Unfortunately, the administration 
gives scant evidence that it is prepared to 
muscle this valuable and important idea past 
obstructionist forces in Congress. 

Banks are generally restricted to investing 
primarily in one industry, real estate, and one 
state. That makes investment in banks risky. 
When the energy crisis hit in the 1980s. the 
economy of the Southwest collapsed, dragging 
the banks down. One remedy is to permit banks 
to invest throughout the country — relying on 

profits in South Dakota, /or instance; to make 
up for losses in Texas. Another remedy is to 
allow hanks to diversify out of real estate by 
setting such financial products as insurance. 

But frenzied lobbyists attacked these sensi- 
ble ideas when they were proposed by the 
Bush administration. Small bankers blocked 
interstate banking because they feared com- 
petition from big banks. 

' Of course small bankers wrap their opposi- 
tion in high-minded rhetoric. They argue that 
small banks would provide more loans to local 
borrowers than interstate behemoths and that 
big banks would eventually overwhelm com- 
petitors and monopolize local banking. Nei- 
ther is true. Where wide-scale branching is 
already permitted, like California, small 
banks prosper. Also large banks lend as much 
to local merchants as small local lenders do; 
small bankers have the same easy access to 
international outlets for their money. And 
competition from big banks drives up interest 
rales on savings accounts or local depositors. 

The insurance industry blocked the Bush 
proposals to give banks the right to sell insur- 
ance. Congress budded under, even though 
banks would have served merdy as sales agents 
for policies and would not have incurred risk. 

Interstate banking will not get through Con- 
gress without a heave from the White House. 
President Bill Clinton seems disinclined to 
tackle bank reform when more important mea- 
sures — health care, welfare and trade — loom 
on the calendar. The political calculation might 
be faultless. But the nation's banks can thrive 
just so long on two-thirds of a reform. 


Other Comment 

The Children’s Silent Tragedy 

Though all love children, they are the most 
neglected community anywhere in the world. 
Whether it is peace or war, they are the most to 
suffer. The ex tent of present neglect, according 
to UNICEF, is a scandal the magnitude of 
which few are unaware. No famine, flood, 
earthquake or war has evo- claimed the lives of 
250.000 children in a single week. Yet malnutri- 
tion and disease claim that number of child 
victims, week after week. And for every child 
that dies, many times that number live in such 
unhealthy and debilitating conditions. 

Commitments have been made at the World 
Summit for Children. The declaration carries 

the signatures of more presidents and prime 
ministers than any other document in history. 
National plans have been developed by at least 
86 countries, including the Gulf stated All this 
shows that we are entering a new era of concern 
for the silent tragedy that envelops today’s 
children and tomorrow’s world. 

Whether the concern will translate itself into 
anything more decisive and concrete depends 
on the interest politicians, the press and profes- 
sional services will take to push their nations 
into action. What is required is a worldwide 
mobilization of public and political support for 
the cause of meeting the basic human needs of 
this neglected class of fellow humans. 

— Arab News [Jidda). 

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A KJS— There seems to be a fin- Rediscewry ef tbe ojri tntism that 

Jr d&-si6de gloom entering a new 
year. With evident worry, people ask 
what the work! is coming to. 

Relief at the relatively peaceful end 

of the Cold War at the stan of the 

1990s and the excessive expectations 
it brought are partly, responsible, but 
only in part. There is a deeper sense 
of dismay that problems are pmag up 

and teetering beyond control. 

For one tiring, the end of the great 

and teetering beyond control. 

For one thing, the end of the great 
global confrontation has meant not 
only the loss of a dearly identified, 
well monitored enemy, it has meant 
the loss of earthly utopia. There is 
no longer a formula in which even 
the credulous can place their faith 
for a perfectly happy world or for 
the fall of evil 

Thai is a kind of loss of innocence, 
bat it isn't necessarily regrettable. 

What’s in Store for ’94? Pick Your Daring Dozen 

N EW YORK — Welcome to the 
20th annual Office Pool Be- 

iN 20 th annual Office Pool Be- 
cause this participatory prognosti- 
cation has answered the unfelt need 

Bv William Safire 

1950s that exposed people to radiation. 

Some medical experts believe no harm was 
done to the subjects of these experiments. 
That would be wonderful if true, but since tbe 
individuals are still being traced, it is loo soon 
to know. Other defenders of the policy point 
out that there were no informed-consent laws 
on the books until recently, so it is possible 
that no law was broken. But medical ethics 
and legal obligations are two different things. 
In this connection, it is particularly relevant 
that at least one scientist, Joseph Hamilton, 
an expert on radiation who worked for the 
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, expressed 
his concern at the time and even warned of 
comparisons between this work and that done 
by Nazi doctors in concentration camps. 

Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary has pro- 
vided welcome leadership on this matter. She 
has been forthright in revealing information, 
determined in her pledge to find all the 
victims and open in her acceptance of the 
government's responsibility. Undeterred by 
tiie possibility that the revelations might lead 
to lawsuits, she says simply: “Those people 
who were wronged need to be compensated.” 
Her assurances provide reason to hope that 
there will be an honorable and just resolu- 
tion of this terrible wrong. 


cation has answered the unfelt need 
of millions, this tradition has been 
imitated in all media. 

1 have always tried to score lower 
than my readers, and last year went 
especially deep into the tank: all but 
one wrong. (That one, however, fore- 
warned that BQI Clinton would jack 
up the highest effective tax bracket 
over 40 percent Richies could have 
saved minions acting on this tip.) 

As experienced pool-players 
know, the point is in the range of 
intriguing options offered. My ad- 
vice: Never play percentage pool; 
always play your hunch. 

1. The highest pitch of tenson with- 
in the Clinton administration will be 
between (a) gum James Carvflk and 
the Florida gubernatorial hopeful Ja- 
net Reno; (b) Hillary Clinton and A1 
Gore, laying the basis for Democratic 

primaries in the year 2000; (c) Strobe 
Talbott and Bobby Inman over Rus- 
sia policy; (d) tire Clinton adviser 
Bruce Lindsey and the criminal divi- 
sion's chief, Jo A an Harris. 

2. Centerpiece of the health care 
bill that passes will be (a) mandated 
employer coverage; (b) universal 
care; (c) state monopolies as outlined 
in Mrs. Clinton's plan; (d) not any 
one of tire foregoing. 

3. Senator Bob Packwood will (a) 

lose in court and oblige tbe Byrd- 
Kassebaum juggernaut by resigning; 
(b) be tbe first senator since the Civil 
War to be expelled; (c) win in court 

War to be expelled; (c) win in court 
on Fourth and Fifth Amendment 
grounds, accept Senate censure and 
publish best-selling diaries . 

4. Political upset of the year will be 
(a) (he seven-seat capture of the Sen- 
ate by the Republicans; (b) low-rated 
Governor Pete Wilson of California 

routs Kathleen Brown; (c) snre-thing 
Governor Mario Cuomo edged by 
unhiown Roy Goodman; (d) Chuck 
Robb survives Doug Wilder primary 
rh* Timm; and beats Oliver North. 

5. Talk of the magazine world will 
be (a) the success of youthful cyber- 
space-salesmen in selling “Wired'*; 
(b) the stigmatization of young sing- 
lehood in Rupert Murdoch’s “Mar- 
ried Woman"; (c) editor Angela Har- 
rington's successful launch of Time’s 
youth-oriented “Mouth 2 Mouth.” 

6. Of nonfiction best-sellers, the 
erne stirring the greatest outrage will 
be (a) “The Betrayed Profession," 
by Sol Linowitz ana Martin Mayer; 

S ) “The Deep Divide.” by Shenye 
enry; (c) “The Man in the Water,” 
by Roger Rosenblatt; (d) “Life, Lib- 

elections will be (a) conservatives’ re- 
pressive “law V order,” ren ame d by 
liberals “personal security”; (b) un- 
expected second-half economic 
dump revives calls for tax: cut; (c) 
wholost health reform? (d) interven- 

tbere aren’t any solutions, only new 
problems, shouldn't lead to pessi- 
mism. Ii » a step toward a more 
mature acceptance that there wiB al- 
ways be dwfiens» and that il is pos- 
sibie to move on and tackle tire sen 
difficulty as it focuses attention. . 

Many are templed to take tbe ea sier 
escape of nostalgia, finding depressing 
comfort in the thought that eren “nos- 
talgia ain't what it used robe. AYuh- 
oaia5ecnIarpnxnj£«cd , anniipcxid^ 

golden age, they look back am rue. 

Certainly, there wasn’t much gdden 
about tire 20th century, with its wars, 
its revolutions and upheavals, its ffusr 
tinted dreams. And it started with 
such warm conviction that area had 
found tire tods to ccraqacr what ails 
ty*n The Eiffel Tower was tbe sym- 
bol, a soaring cathedral to cel ebrate 
the adnevemenis that iron and steel, 
science and industry would bring. 

But despite its terrors, tire 20th 
PCT itmy did deliver in a way. The 
population explosion that is rightly 
the cause of so much current concern, 
so many dire predictions, is tbe direct 
result of reducing infant mortality, 
5 n re» 8 i in fighting diseases, stagger- 
ing advances in agriculture. 

We are so much more aware of the 
thing s that go wrong in tbe wold 
because tire technology of commttni- 

tion vs. isolation. P™* 5 “T 

10. Mr. Clinton's biggest mistake because tire technology of com 

in 1994 win be (a) abdication of — 

The 20th century did 

erty and the Pursuit of Happiness,” 
by Pe ggy Noonan; (e) ‘'Taking 

A T'vV.. > n_tt: /r» ui 

At Prediction Co., the Bet’s on Chaos 

7. Boris Yeltsin's nemesis will be 
(a) cl u b-in-the-doset Vladimir Zhir- 

T HE RISE of the Prediction Company, a business in Santa Fe. New Mexico, 
determined to turn the unruly new sciences of “chaos theory” and comptex- 

1 determined to turn the unruly new sciences of “chaos theory" and complex- 
ity studies into a forecasting tool, is tbe first predictable event in years. We 
consistently lust after certainty, la vishing fortunes on forecasters. Now cranes a 
new posse of scientists pledging to shame Nostradamus by exploiting the very 
no nlin ear computer theories that have proved the universe doesn't follow law or 
routine. In every wind pattern, drop of water and genetic chain we detea 
wondrous, often random intricacy. “Qiaos,” not “order." is the theme of the new 
science. But we don’t want to hear, don’t want to face the surprises awaiting us in 
nature, art, science, politics, sex and the markets. We want Prediction Co. 

— Douglas Davis, whowriies on politics and culture, in the Los Angeles Times. 

inovsky; (b) rejected confidant Gen- 
nadi Burbulis; (c) yes-but reformer 
Grigori Yavlinsky; (d) slow-to-act 
Marshal Pavel Grachev. 

8. In the Middle East (a) the auto- 
crat in Yasser Arafat will split the 
PLO; (b) disillusio n with Yitzhak 
Rabin’s concessions will topple La- 
bor, (c) Syria’s Hafez Assad wfll 
make a Golan deal under U.S. pres- 
sure and lead to a Pales tinian stale. 

9. Big issue in 1994 congressional 

sion of rivals; (c) appeasement of 
North Korea. 

1 1. First special prosecutor under 
the new Independent Counsel Act 
will be assigned to (a> Whitewater- 
gate, the chaige of conflict of inter- 
est between investor Clintons and 
the regulatory Clinton; (b) Iraqgate, 
the Bush abase of the commodity 
credit corporation to arm Saddam 
Hussein, and subsequent obstruc- 
tion of justice within Justice; (c) 
Commerce Secretary Ron Brown. 

12. Stunning changes will include 
(a) Mickey Kan tor to secretary of 
state, Warren Christopher to chief of 
staff, Thomas McLarty to budget; (b) 

Mr. Cuomo to replace William Rcfan- 


qnist as chid justice; (c) CIA chief 
James Woolsey to rescue Pentagon 

mm to run 

Inman; (ti) Zhou 
favorite Jiang Zc- 
after Deng Xiao- 

ping’s death; (e) CBS’s Larry Tisch, 
stripped of NFL ball, tackles Disney. 

My own daring dozen: 1-c, 2-d, 3- 
c, 4-d, 5-c, ti-a, 7-c, 8-a, 9-a, 10-c. II- 

b, 12-d. Ya gotta play to crow. 
The New York Times. 

Next on the Trade Agenda : A Lot of One-on-One 

ITT ASHINGTON — With great successes in By Hobart Rowert he said, the United States wQl have to insist 

W tka WAFT A mA (I ATT hMiicc nni^or hie " “that itc trsdino mrtnM fnlliwr th« unv ctan. 

W ASHINGTON — With great successes in 
tire NAFTA and GATT treaties under his 
belt, what does Mickey Kan tor, tire U.S. trade 
ambassador, do for an encore? I put the question 
to him in his office in tbe elegant little budding 
that houses his trade ministry, the smallest such 
bureaucracy among the major powers. 

Mr. Kan tor loosened his tie and ticked off tire 
Clinton administration’s future trade agenda, a 
daunting list of immediate and longer-term prob- 
lems, such as the “framework” discussions on 
trade relations with Japan that President Bill 
Clinton initiated at the Tokyo summit meeting. 
These efforts, Mr. Kan tor said, “are proceeding, 
but not at a pace we would like." 

He gives Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa 
“tremendous credit" for opening the Japanese 
market to imports of rice for tire first time. But 
the Japanese, he added, are not keeping their 
promises to lower barriers against telecommuni- 
cations equipment, or to allow U.S. semiconduc- 
tors a 20 percent share of tire Japanese market. 

Then there is China, he said, “right on the 
front burner” with its projected S22 billion trade 
surplus with tire United States. Not only are the 
Chinese “not providing the market access we 
want, they are engaging in mislabeling, trans- 
shipping. circumvention” to violate agreements 
that limit their textile exports to tire United 
Slates. The trade chief said firmly that America 
was “not going to live with” that situation. 

In the somewhat longer term, there wfll be a 
new focus on Asia as tbe fastest growing market in 
the world, and extending the North American 
Free Trade Agreement to Latin American mem- 

conductors and wood products. Meanwhile, the 
“framework” deal with Japan is a retreat from the 

“framework” deal with Japan is a retreat from tire 
“results oriented” approach to trade that symbol- 
ized Mr. Clin ton’s initial, and poorly thought-out, 
effort to force Japan to accept more imparts. 

The Clinton administration, one realizes, is 
still trying to formulate itsown distinctive over- 
all trade policy. It has given more attention to 
expanding global trade volume through NAFTA 
and GATT, and less to “results oriented” theory 

Whm he tewked to separate out 
a single U.S. priority , Mickey 
Kantor conies back to Japan. 

than seemed likely a year ago. Mr. Kantor con- 
cedes that be and other officials are just begin- 
ning to focus on their priorities for the future. 
NAFTA and GATT, after all, were Leftovers 
from the Bush and earliff adminis trations Still, 
it becomes clear that the administration wfll turn 
its attention to regional and bilateral, as distin- 
guished from multilateral trade negotiations. 

“We are going to come to an age of more 
mutuality and comparability,'' Mr. Khutor 
said, meaning that countries, including tire 
United States, mil demand reciprocal treat- 
ment. Where in another economic era a rich and 
dominant United States could keep its markets 

bers beyond Mexico, probably starting with Chiles 
Much of this agenda is dqa vu: U.S. trade 

he said, tire United States will have to insist .. 
“that its trading partners follow the same stan^ / 
dards, including worker standards and environ- 
mental rules, that we do.” 

Thus, reciprocity will likely be tire dmnwmnt 
buzzword for future Clinton trade policy. And 
reciprocity can be mare easily achieved m face- 
to-face bilateral or regional bargaining than 
through tire complicated multilateral trade sys- 
tem, Mr. Kantor and other trade experts fed. 

Mr. Kantor also contends that trade policy 
can no longer be separated from domestic is- 
sues: “Whether it’s health care reform, or work- 
er training, or educational reform, that’s a criti- 
cal part of what we’re doing.” He added; "It 
does no good to build new markets and have 
these agreements unless we have an American 
work force that’s competitive." 

Unspoken in his description of tire future trade 
agenda is that Europe is the odd man out Atten- 
tion to Japan, (Sana, Asia and tire Americas has 
Washington looking west to the Rarific Rim, 
north to Canada aim south to Latin America. 

“Obviously, our trade and other relations with 
Europe are deep and important, and they’re 
going to continue to be, but God knows, we Have 
been too Euro-centric in tbe past, ami haven't 
recognized the opportunities in Asia and Latin 
America. We have a natural market in Latin 

cations and transportation bring 
than U> oor doorstep. There was al- 
ways a plenitude of disasters, but 
they seemed so reassuringly far away 
if they were known at alt 

Even tire split atom, which (fid not 
fulfill tire hopes it inspired for unlim- 
ited energy but succeeded in multi- 
plying dramatically the ability to kill 
en masse, did seem to prevent the 
continued eolaigement of wars. 

The tendency, then, is to Look far- 
ther beck for tire times when all was 
benign, when evoythmg was in its 
place, when art and wisdom and man’s 
en age, any golden age, is a deliberale- 
ly selective memory, if not sheermyth, 
inrtngh still testimon y to lnm«tn cre- 
ativity and capacity for imagination. 

Muslim ftwMfanwwtaltos tbmlr of 
the era of Arab gjory, when Islam was 
spreading through much of the 
known wodd, producing marvels of 
art, ardritectnre ami science, and, in 
their virion, well regulated soberly 
honest societies. The marvels were 
real but they were' islands in great 
seas of abject misery. The tmdiftnnal 
stories tdl of it abundantly.. 

Some Christians and jews think 
of biblical times, willfully ignoring 
the tales of wars, crime,_treadreiy 
.and: the. intensity of suffering which 
it tod&iflfra&lcs ttfajfcviate. Urey 
are as true as the beliefs that made it 
possible to endure than. 

At times, Americans think of fron- 
tier days, of bold and brave adven- 
ture in tbe wilderness, but they block 
oat bow hard life was. fWirgil 
Greece, Erasmus’s Holland, tire Eng- 
land of Elizabeth and Shakespeare 
brought wonders for posterity, but 
neither ease nor safety for most of the 
people then alive. 

Many years ago, when he was a 
young man just out of Yale, tire now 
eminen t comments tnr Witliant Bnck- 

ley was telfing me m length how the 

world was contmoing to go steadily 
downhill I ««ked bun, if be could 

America. Remember, proximity and proclivity 
are natural in trade,” Mr. Kantor said. 

Much of this agenda is dqa vu; UJL trade 
negotiators have bom battling with the Japanese 
for at least mo decades on such irritants as semi- : 

open without worrying about equivalent treat- 
ment from others, be added, “that's no longer 
the case.” To have “prosperity here at home, 
build jobs, and serve the American people,” 

Yet when he is asked to separate out a single 
priority. Mr. Kantor comes back to Japan. 

We’ve got to make progress with Japan m a 
meaningful way," he said. That is likely to be 
harder than solving the NAFTA and GATT 
puzzles, but America’s trade chief proposes to 
report for work as usual. 

The Washington Post. 

downhilL I asked him, if be could 
turn the dock bade to set itin the best 
of times, when would that be? 

He thought a bit and answered, the 
time of Louis XIV. Even at court, I 
pointed out, among tbe most privi- 
leged, people lived without privacy, 
without hygiene, dependent on tire 
whim of arbitrary nqreriors. Far 0k 
rest of the population, Hfe was an 
almost imreLenbng hardship. If it was ' 
a golden age, it was only for the king. 

iVh," he srid, “but I would have 
been king.” 

For practiraflly everybody dse, 
things have not gotten worse and for 
vast numbers, they are much better. 
The gloom is as much a product of 
the imaginati on as the idea of the lost 
golden age. We can do without both. 

The New York. Times.. . 

Make the Sea of Japan a Model of Environmental Partnership 

H ONOLULU — A recent wam- 
ing bv a Foreign Ministry offi- 

X X mg by a Foreign Ministry offi- 
cial in Moscow that Russia might be 
forced to resume dumping of low- 
level nuclear waste in the Sea of Ja- 

pan threatens to become a serious 
point of contention with Japan and 
both South and North Korea. Yet if 
the four nations that border the sea 
were serious about improving marine 
environmental protection, Russia's 
problems in handling the radioactive 
waste produced by its nuclear subma- 
rines could become a catalyst for 
closer regional cooperation. 

In October. Moscow suspended 
plans to dispose of 900 tons of nucle- 
ar waste in the Sea or Japan after an 
international outcry wben a Russian 
naval vessel dumped nearly a 1,000 
tons of low-level waste there follow- 
ing a visit by President Boris Yeltsin 
to Tokyo. The action eroded whatev- 
er goodwill tbe nip may have gained. 

Foreign Minister Tsutomu Hata 
warned his Russian counterpart An- 
drei Kozyrev, that if Moscow pro- 
ceeded with its plans to dump anoth- 
er huge load of similar waste, “the 
foundation of a new Japan-Rossian 
relationship will crumble." South and 
North Korea also protested. 

Russia lacks proper storage facili- 
ties for nuclear waste from its Pacific 
fleet Two tankers bolding the waste 
are reportedly full, and Russian mili- 
tary officers say they have no other 
suitable storage tankers and no dis- 
posal site on land Moscow has said 
that controlled dumping at sea will be 
stepped if Japan and other countries 
help build a plant to treat the waste at 
an estimated cost of 58 -5 milli on 

B j Mark 

Earlier this year, Russian officials 
disclosed that the former Soviet Navy 
had dumped 18 decommissioned nu- 
clear reactors and more than 13.000 
containers of radioactive waste be- 
tween 1978 and nad-1993, much of it 
in the Sea of Japan. The admission 
angered Tokyo. Yet Japan is in no 
position to indulge in righteous indig- 
nation. Tbe chief of the Science and 
Technology Agency. Satsuki Eda. has 
admitted that Tokyo Electric Power 
Co. dumps 10 times more radioactive 
waste each year into the Sea of Japan 
than the amount that the Russians got 
rid of after Mr. Ydtan's visit. 

Pyongyang has used the revelation 
that the former Soviet Navy dumped 
two nuclear submarine reactors not 
far from the North Korean coast in 
1978 as ammunition in defense of its 
own clandestine program to develop 
nuclear weapons. The dumping oc- 
curred three years after tbe Soviet 
Union had ratified an international 
convention banning such action. 

North Korea questioned how 
Russia ctmld'maintain a nuclear ar- 
senal and continue dumping radio- 
active waste in the Sea of Japan 
while “having the cheek" to press 
Pyongyang to accept international 
inspection of its nuclear facilities. 

Most scientists agree that the low- 
level liquid waste tipped into the Sea 
of Japan provides no immediate 
threat to the environment or humans. 
But the longer-term impact is un- 
known. particularly after the contain- 
ers erode. Some Japanese fishermen 
have expressed concern that consum- 

J. Valencia 

ers may avoid squid and other marine 
products from the Sea of Japan. 

Such alarm may help spur coopera- 
tive regional action. Rusaa's problems 
in handling the buildup Of nuriaaf 
waste from ns Far East fleet has 
brought offirials from Japan. Russia 
and South Korea together for discus- 
sions on the issue of marine environ- 
mental protection. Tokyo is rallying 
support for an international fund to 
hop Russia treat its nuclear waste on 

land. Even North Korea las offered to 

gfing over its priorities and costs. 

South Korea could take a lead 
role in coordinating a regional ap- 
proach to marine environmental 
protection. It has a relatively clam 
nuclear record and a growing inter- 
est in environmental matters. 

Such leadership to stimulate coop- 
erative management of the Sea of 
Japan's marine en v iro nment could 

hdp transform this sea from a zone of 
tension and political division into 
one of peaceful collaboration. 

The writer is senior fellow, in the 
Program on International Economics 
and Politics at the East-West Center-in 
Honolulu. He contributed this comment ■ 
to the International Herald Tribune. 

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host a pollution control meeting. 

But broader cooperative action is 

needed. A first step would be for 
South Korea and Japan to declare 

1893: Tlie Pope’s Health 

ROME —As there have been a good 

exclusive economic zones to 200 nau- 
tical miles from their coasts. This 
would oblige them to safeguard the 
environment in these arcasJ When all 
coun tries surrounding tbe Sea of Ja- 
pan have extended their jurisdiction 
to 200 nautical miles, there would be 
several areas where cl aims overlap. 

Marine pollutants are easily trans- 
ported across lines drawn on a map. 
Recognizing this, tbe Law of the Sea 
Treaty, to come into force in 1994, 
urges those countries bordering sani- 
enclosed seas, such as the Sea of Ja- 
pan. to cooperate to protect tbe envi- 
ronment. All Sea of Japan littoral 
states should ratify the treaty and 
apply its environmental provisions. 

Another step would be to revital- 
ize a Northwest Pacific action plan 
for marine environmental protec- 
tion that was prepared by the Unit- 
ed Nations Environment Program. 
Hie plan has stalled because of wran- 

the health of the Pope, it may be 
interesting to learn the truth about iL 
Die actual troth is as follows. His 
Holiness, considering his ay, is as 
weD as can be expected. He is, howev- 
ffr in what has been described by 
hmseif as a state of resignation, a 

resignation caused by tbe feding ever 

present before him that the man of 
his frail life cannot be extended very 
much longer. He constantly refers to 
the probability of his death with a 
tBlnniess and serenity which is as 
remarkable as it is beautiful 

that the Bolshevists 
na. Another states th 
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by the Lettons. Tb 
preparing to attack 

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ceswy of an intervention of the Allies 
m Russia be demonstrated. But he 

only for pm**- 

jects and according to a definite pro- 

LONDON [From oor. New Y<*j[ ; : 

edition.-} Arecoro force of about L 5 ® 5 .- 1 
American planes.- Hasted 'targets* :8»>. 
southwestem Germany yesterday 
[Dec. Ml as its jart m posaHy 9^-7 ; 
most sustained air assaults ofthefWf - 
which. saw at least .3,000 British .- 
Airman; warplanes over Genoa# : 
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hows. The American daylight attfe: 
also set arepoiriforthedM^est ptP^ : 
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On Israeli 

’ • • • The Associated Press' - - 

■HONGKONG’ — Bypassing the _ 
British colonial government, Chi- 
na's leading official in HoogKong 
urged the colony’s reodentoTbursr 
day to take part in plans to replace 
its gov ern mftnt after Omni ^akes 

over in 1997, ■ . v .». 

-]» a New Year's message, Zhou 
Nan, head of the local office of the 
Xinhua news' agaocjv said Hong 
Kong’s people wereincreasmgjy 
aware teat their .fate was inter- 
twined, vntii China's. / . ^ . ' 

“We sincerdy hope,” he said. 

Qffraak ih Cairo 
See a Compromise 

' By Youssef M Ibrahim-- 

r, AI ^ YQrkTbai *Scnta! : 

CAIRO — Palestinian" and 

£25? ^ breakdown 

Uwy expect the PLO and Israel to 

acWn prrtitLse sobiton Tsradi 
wtiidrawal from the -Gaza Stab 
aid the i West Bant town of JeSSo 
tMt originally was to bc£m pec. 

The officials, said the Palestine 
Liberation Organization at Thurs- 
day gave Israd a memorandum of 
!ts understanding of security ar- 
rangements between the two par- 
ties after the withdrawal. It also 
discussed the way to organize Pal- 
estinian access to the two areas 
when a withdrawal takes place. 

The talks broke down Wednes- 
day after PLO offidals accnsedls- 

^ erf haying dropped inany of the 
Palestinian vtewsHcrom ah teaefi 
draft outlining these understand- 
ings, thus givin g the ‘ ' 

that the talks had broE~. 

On Thursday, a senior PLO oftir 
dal said the differences were sur- 
mountable. " " 

■Emerging , from a wwrtfng ^ / 
tended by . President Hosni Mu- 
barak of Egypt; who is acting as a 
mediator, and the PLO nhamnan 
Yasser Arafat, Nabfl Shaath said-., 
that negotiators from the security 
committees representing Israel and 
the Palestinians will resume their 
jwodr in the Red Sea resort oLTaba 
m Egypt He dismissed reports erf" 
unbridgeable differences. 

: “We are in the, middle of serious 
and long talks to solve problems 
that have prevented us from reach- 
ing an accord so far/’ said Mr. 

Shaath, who heads the PLO negoti- 
ating team. “This is not a last 
chance or last stretdi of anything.” 

Mr. Arafat refused idmakeauy 
comments sifter the meeting in 
what was his aecond nsit to Egypt - 
within 24 hours for consnltations 
with Mr. Mubarak. He then left far 

Egyptian officials said the break- 
down was largely due to what one 
described aslxinkmanship by-both. 

Israelis and Palestinians as they^>- - 
groached “the last" quarter!. 

Interviews with Israeli, Egyptian 
and Palestinian officials suggested" 
that the mayor Bock to progress 
remained the effort to meet FLO- 
inasteoce that arrangoaeDts for so- • 
curity are shown jo giwe PaknihC 
ians a palpable jtneasure-cC «mtn>L 
in the ocaqaed v tenjtcsT^~J.2 .'V' ~. 

Israel has masted:that. security . 
axirokr begird wSSJ^akstinT ' * 
ians on points of access totheoccw- 
pied territories * . ... . 

“Arafat has to show thc Priestinr ■■ 
ians of Gaza and Jesmho, at least, - 
be living under Israeli occupation,” 
a senior Egyptian official said, . / 

“Some people may say this is sym- 
bolic, sincetbcrest of tbcocctnried 
territories will remain ocaqned for " . 
awhile, but in tBs case the ^ymbd 
*s the key " r_ ~ : ' -"L-‘ I_ _ 

The offidal tfiscussng events 
that led to ihe bicakdown, said. 

Palestinian and Israeli negotiators 
had indeed discussed m son* dentil 
several scenarios of how. torecan- - 
die Israeli and PLO ocricenvs as 
weO as differences over tlw sbe rtf r 
the area at Jericho that is 
evacuated by tbehndh".' ' 

He said that; several-: coinpror,; 
mises were reached just before the 
breakdown. ■ ./ : : • r - .. >’ [ '//• j ' 

Among these, an. Israefi official 
said in a separate interview, was the 
agreement by. land that PLO .offi- 
cials “will be stan&jg bchh^ -a . 

Palestinian flagf* to greet Pafcsun- 
ian visitors, .. 

“We agreed they can havetimr 
own 'Hag, which is a major conces* 
son at this stage,” the Israeli said, 

. Buiheaddaithatlsradwasada- 
mant that its seomty officials must 
have the right, to veto the entry of 
visitors deemed to. be- a’- ride md 
that rheir officers be present at Pnl- 
cstinian outposts. ' • • . ’ . 

1 The breakdown occurred emw 
Wednesday after the team headed 
by the Israeli foreign nrinisteavSn- 
mon Pees, made a rm# draft of- 

ibe “understanding - :• 

■ plo showed that draft 

to Mr. Artfat, who arrived in Cano 

eariy Wednesday on bfo wOTfiran . . — - — — 

Sudan to Tunis.. He cabled back a V_ 

fcw honrejMtrlg* ***—£ KOfiMi 

cep table and added several - new 

pf uSS 1 Wstinian 
the Israelis had '^tapped” fern 
• — esonwaka 

Israeli ^er-. 

For Vatican, a Balancing Act 

Church Reaches Out to Jordan and the PLO 

■j B*oo Hwbr/AgCMf Fnaor-hesM 

SolfiereaaidvfflagHsmHtoW^^insouthLdwnoiLa 4 flMsc^<rfffl»«taciTliiirsdaybyIara^helkopteKmwladiaiiiantvaskiBed 

Bypassing Patten, Woos Hong Kong 

“that in. the non year people bom 
aft walks of life in Hong Kong will 
.work as one, offer advice and poli- 
cy, and enthusiastically participate 
in preparatory work for Hoag 
Kang's post-1997 government Mr. 
Zhoa iscanddcred Bering’s de fac- 
to ambassador in Hong Kong. 

This week, China repeated 
threats that in 1997 it would ns 
place- legislators and councilors 
elected under electoral reform 
plans proposed by Orris Patten, 
the London-appointed governor. 

- Mr Patten’s reforms, introduced 

to Hong Kong's partially elected 
legislature on Dec. IS despite Chi- 
na's opposition, cover 1 994-95 elec- 
tions, Hong Kong’s last before the 

Kong can remain autonomous 
capitalist after 1997, but says the 
Patten reforms violate treaties ced- 
ing the colony. 

A Beijing-appointed committee 
of advisers from Hong Kong and 

ftwna hggfln thk month fljsniBcing 

bow u form a post-1997 govern- 

ment that is more acceptable to 


Many fear the group, called the 
Preparatory Work Committee, 
could rival British authority in the 
last three and a half yean of colo- 
nial role. 

It has an office in Hong Kong to 
solicit public opinion. 

The Patten reforms, part of the 
democracy bineprim he unveiled 
15 months ago, would lower the 
voting age from 21 to IS, abolish 
appointed local council seats and 
introduce single-seat, single-vote 




Ratter* '■ * c *- ‘ 

PARIS - 1 — "Hie Russian id- - 
tranatijonalist Vladimir V. 
iZUrmovsky. expelled from - 
Bulgaria and banred fromGer- 
many this week, said Thursday 
he. planned to visit France in ' 
February to-meet whbxxmsex- , 
yativc pohtidans.. ■ 

A Fwe#Mirnstry ^xdees-, 
man said tiutFinhcehad not 

happm, we wiD examine the 
belaid. - • !. 

fiaSTli an-j 31 

aiter^e^'fiom'MoBcoiw iritii 
Franco-Info radio that he 
-wanted to meet the Paris may- 
or and former prime minister, 
Jacques Chirac; who brads the 
Raflyfrif the 

a andfamtrpresdent Val&y 
Giscard d^Estaing, ^and other 

Saying he did not see why 
the press criticized Mm hnd his 
party’s ' polities, he hdded: 

.MbnfflstnfJacquS Qafac, 
like the party of MonricarXe. 
Pea or. Eke.-. other _ extreme 
right-wing parties:*’ . 

-r Jean-Mfliie Le Pen beads 
Frimoe’s fax-right National- 
f&oas. -y 

Paris Snubs Swiss, Expels 2 to Iran 

.- The Associated Press 
PARIS —France has expefled to 
' Tehran two Iranians suspectcsd of a 
,- role in the 1990 killiDg m Switzer- 
land of an opposition ngnre, rqect- 
,mg a Swiss extradition request In 
tiie national interest," the prime 
- nrinister’s office said Thursday. 

lion request in February, but the 
affair was stalled 
The office of Prime Minister 
Edouard Balladur said in a state- 
ment that French authorities decid- 
ed against the extradition request 
“for reasons linked to the national 
interest” It added that no further 

misters office said Jmirsoay. interest u aooea uuu. m 

The two suspects, Mobsen £harif comment would be made. 
Esfaham, 37, and Ahmad Taheri, Swiss diplomats protestedjo the 

32." were expelled Wednesday 
h#t, said the official, speaking on 
condition of anonymity. 

Switzerland has been seeking the 
extradition of both men for the 
April 24k '.1990, billing of Kazan 
Rigavi, the hrother of Massoud Ra- 
javi,. leader of the Mujahidin 
, Kha}q> .l)^5.1ra®ng Iranian (^posi- 
tion group. 

The two were arrested in Paris in 
November 1992 at the request of 
Swiss officials A Paris court gave a 
favorable opinion on ihe extraefi- 

French Foreign Ministry on Thurs- 
day nig ht , and Beni was expected 
to lodge a formal protest on Friday. 

France and Iran have had rocky 
relations once the 1979 Iranian 
revolution, breaking then repairing 
ties on several occasions. 

The darkest period was in 1986, 
when a series of Paris bombings 
carried out by an Iranian-backed 
network killed 13 people. 

Iran is known to be angry at 
France's recent decision to allow 
Massoud Rqavf 5 wife to reside in 

France. She had previously been 
living in Iraq. 

Switzerland and France have co- 
operated in extradition cases in- 
volving Iranians in recent years. On 
Aug. 27, 1991, Switzerland turned 
over to France Afi Valrili Rad, an 
Iranian suspected of taking part in 
the assassination of Shahpur Bakh- 
tiar, the former prime minister of 
Iran. In May 1992, Switzerland ex- 
tradited another Iranian to France, 
Zcyal Sarhadj. 

A 1957 European convention an 
extradition obliges France and 
Switzerland to cooperate in such 

By Alan Cowell 

,V#w Yerk Timet Sen ice 

ROME — Even as it finally rec- 
ognized Israel on Thursday, the 
Vatican sought to defend its posi- 
tion in the Arab world and to regis- 
ter its demand for international 
guarantees of Jerusalem's spiritual 
slams as a holy place for Chris- 
tians, Jews and Muslims alike. 

Joaquin Navarro- Vails, the Vati- 
can's spokesman, set out its posi- 
tion at a news conference here sev- 
eral hoars before the signing in 
Jerusalem of a historic recognition 
agree me nt. 

As if to balance the impact of the 
development on Arab regimes in 
nations with Christian minorities. 

Mr. Navarro- Vails said a similar 
recognition deal was in the works 
with Jordan. “I hope I can an- 
nounce it soon.” he said 

Moreover. Mr. Navarro-Valis 
said Monsignor Claudio CellL the 
papal envoy who west to Jerusalem 
to sign tire' agreement, would meet 
tomorrow with Palestinians nomi- 
nated by the Palestine Liberation 
Organization to begin an “institu- 
tionalized'' dialogue. 

The Vatican said its new embas- 
sy in Israel wooid be in Jaffa, which 
has a large Israeli .Arab population. 
Tel Aviv and Jaffa run together as a 
angle urban area under the munici- 
pabiy of Tel Aviv. Most foreign 
missions are in Tel Aviv. 

Mr. Navarro- Vails said the Jaffa 
location, in a church-owned resi- 
dence for the Franciscan order, had 
been chosen Tor economic and 
technical reasons. “Tois is nothing 
with a political reason," be said. 

Previously, the Pope’s represen- 
tative in Jerusalem for an area 
known in Vatican parlance as “Je- 
rusalem and Palestine" has held the 
rank of apostolic delegate, meaning 
he is accredited to the local Roman 
Catholic Church, not to any gov- 

Vatican diplomats accredited to 
governments recognized by the 
Holy See are known as nuncios. 
Vatican officials said the new nun- 
cio in Israel would also have the 
title of apostolic delegate to Jerusa- 
lem and Jordan, meaning be would 
maintain access to the existing 
church residence in Jerusalem. 

Mr. Navarro-Valls went out of 
his way to stress the Vatican's con- 
tinued commitment to seeking 
some form at international guaran- 
tees for the city's spiritual status. 

“It asks that whoever exercises 
sovereignty, alone or with others, 
must adhere to an internationally 
guaranteed special statute regard- 
ing the safekeeping of the highest 
religious and cultural values found 
in that area,” he said. 

“The Vatican does not have a 
formula," he said. “It just wants to 

state this principle. It is not attack- 
ing sovereignty." 

The Vatican's concerns reflect a 
sense among some Vatican officials 
that the so-called “fundamental 
agreement" signed in Jerusalem cm 
Thursday falls short of addressing 
all the Vatican’s interests in the 
Middle East and faa$ compromised 
on the Jerusalem issue. 

Until a few years ago. the Vati- 
can insisted that Jerusalem be run 
as a separate, internationally super- 
ised entity. While that demand 
has been abandoned, the agree- 
ment seemed remarkable for the 
absence of any Israeli concession 
toward the Vatican's detire that the 
status of the city’s holy sites be 
internationally guaranteed, even if 
only symbolically. 

Israel took East Jerusalem from 
Jordan in the 1967 war and de- 
clared the city its “united and eter- 
nal capital" in 1980. 

Mr. Navarro-Valls seemed indi- 
rectly to support Palestinian de- 
mands for national sovereignty, 
saying be hoped the peace negotia- 
tions would display “respect for the 
rights that everyone has u> live with 
dignity, peace and security within 
one’s own homeland. '' 

The Vatican has always ac- 
knowledged Israel's right to exist 
within secure boundaries buL as 
Mr. Navarro-Valls said, it shied 
from full recognition until the Ar- 

abs and Israelis were “at the same 
table talking peace." 

For many years, the Vatican's 
attitude toward Israel has been 
conditioned by centuries of Chris- 
tian-Jewish hostility and by its wor- 
ries that tics with Israel wouldjeop- 
ardize Christian minorities in the 
.Arab world, from Syria and Jordan 
to Iraq and Egypt. 

Mr. Navarro-Valls said the Vati- 
can had summoned Arab ambassa- 
dors last July to discuss its negotia- 
tions with Israel and none had 
opposed the idea. 

However, it seemed no coinci- 
dence that. on the davit recognized 
Israel, the Vatican should publicize 
its hitherto secret negotiations with 
Jordan on a similar recognition 
agreement. Jordan has a small 
Christian minority that includes 
some 50,000 Roman Catholics. Mr. 
Navarro-Valls said the deal was 
“almost concluded.” 

Jordan's Christians have usually 
enjoyed a sheltered existence under 
King Hussein and Jordanian law 
accords them special voting rights 
so that they' are represented in par- 

The absence of diplomatic rela- 
tions with Jordan, reflecting the 
instability and shifting frontiers 
around the Jordan Valley, is an 
anomaly in an area where the Vati- 
can has diplomatic missions in 
many countries including Iraq and 

TIES: Pact Is 'Victory for Sanity 9 

Continued from Page 1 
occupied West Bank and Gaza 
Strip, questions about Church 
property in the Holy Land and the 
status of Jerusalem. 

The city holds many of Chris- 
tianity's most sacred shrines, in- 
cluding those revered in tradition 
as the sites of the crucifixion of 
Jesus, his burial and resurrection. 

Israel says Jerusalem is its capi- 
tal and that there is already free 
access to places of worship. ' 
Under the agreement, the two 

sides have scheduled two years to 
negotiate on details. Israeli leaders 
see the agreement as capping a 
wave of international acceptance of 
Israel following the collapse of the 
Soviet bloc beginning in 1989 and 
the U.S.-backed Mideasi peace 
talks since 1991. 

The Vatican pledged to stay out 
of the Arab- Israeli conflict, but has 
expressed interest in joining in the 
multilateral Middle East peace ne- 
gotiations at a later stage. 

(AP. Reuters) 


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DOWRY: Marriage’s Fatal Flaw 

Continued from Ptige 1 

the need to transform the Indian 
soul. Part of that struggle in his 
eyes included abolishing the dow- 
ry. - ; - 

“A strong, public opinion should, 
be created m condemnation of die 
degrading practice of dowry, and 
young mm who. soil their ' 


Gandhi wrote. “The system has to 
go. Marriage must cease to be ai 
mailer of arrangement made by 
parents for money.” 

After Gandhi’s admonitions, the 
‘new Ind ia n government passed thej 
Dowry Prohibition Act, which was 
intended to do just that but which 
has been ignored by rich and poor: 
alilcft, by government ministers and' 

l EMling Blackens Hope 

Owfimied trom Page 1 . 
enable S * ux ii FemJto eventually join 
the talks; over the future ctf the 
province. - . 

The people of Northern Ireland 
have not hem conned by ib» pro- 
posal,” Fianck Mofloy, a Sinn 
Fdn affidal, xn an interview. 
There need to be . more darifica- 
tions,-mbre c^c«sions,and weare 
prepared to wait as taig as neces- 
sary to see them.” •“ . ' ; 

Mr. ‘MbUOy said, republicans 
with whom he has spoken in the 
: pro^nde bdieye tltar interests are 
best holding out for fur- 
ther concessions from Britain and 
Irdand, andjnot changing course. 

The. major objection among re- 

with such ill-gotten gold should be 1 sweepers, lawyers and com- 
excommunicated from society, pater engineers. 

— — ; r In the mania®; pages of The. 

Times of India oa Sundays, pages 
of classified advertisements by- 
famtH cs looking for husbands for 
their daughters or wives for their 
sons, the code winds that indicate 
the need for a dowry are “decent 
marriage." And most of the adver- 
tisements are for a decent marriage. 

“Indian society is basically dis- 
honest in itself, said Raid Nail, 
the director of the South Asian Hu- 

of Northern Ireland, which was cut 
off from the rest of Ireland and set 
aside as a British province seven 

LO off ered. 

i an officials 
fences .as 

Contioaed frqnrPaje l - . 
ff HWe tbfrtwaKareas to exchange 

roedaloiTOy? early in 1994. 

Ycmhap quoted an unnamed 
South Korean official aa-sawLag it 
was possible ihat th e United States 
and ifortfr Korea would hcM aur 
other session <»riy. in ^annar^ and. 

team amvtsin the Yoagbyting area 
under the package agreement, 
multaneous announcement would 

publicans to the British-Irish deda- 
ranon is its msbieoce that the re- 
unification’. of' Ireland can come 
about only with the consent of the 
nugarityof the people in the Neath, 
a point an which the British gov- 
ernment insists. At present, Proles- Documentation Cen- 

tants make up about 60 'percent ot ^ i*j t ^y S ^ puts a prenrium on 
the population of the six counties spjrimajity. But it’s really material-. 

is tic to die core. It cannot actually' 
come to grips with what it says and 

what it does. And it takes it out on 
the weakest link in society, and 
that's woman It's the easiest ertmee 
to extract.” 

Donna Fernandes, another vol- 
unteer with Vimochana, flipped 
thro ugh a thick folder in the book- 
store that the group tuns. “All these 
are dowry deaths and dowry-relat- 
ed cases/’ she said. 

“Here's a case," she continued, 
fingering a wedding photo 
to the file. “He’s a lawyer. He 

* and 

{Republicans argue that the peb- 

ptoof Ireland as a whole — bom 
north and south — should have the 
right to rational sdf-dctenjuna- 
ticai, without the threat of any 

Unionist veto. • 

in Nuclear Rifi . 

■be made ihJSeqpL Pyongyang and her and pul her in a 

New YorkT’thc offiaalsmcL Yor^- - dumped her in a IT 

is the 

was ac~ 

lawyer and he used 

_ ' quitted He’s a lawyer ai 

aw ot a nndear complex that has- : his influence to get off.” 
become the focal point of suqa- ... “Men fed they haw a right to 
cions^ .strike women," Ms. Fernandes 

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Friday - Saturday -Sun day 
December 31, 1993 January 1-2, 1994 
Page 6 

Zeffirelli at 70 : 
Show Goes On 

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Jonathon Schaech , in Zeffirelli’s new film, “Sparrow,” based on a Giovanni Verga novella and shot in Sicily. 

By Roderick Conway Morris 

International Herald Tribune 

R OME — Just a few weeks away 
from his 71st birthday, the inde- 
fatigable director, theatrical de- 
signer and filmmaker Franco Zef- 
firelli greeted me in his dressing room at the 
Teatro dell 'Opera di Roma looking unrea- 
sonably youthful and justifiably pleased with 
the noisily appreciative public reception of 
his recent production of “Aida." 

Amid Lhe chronic uncertainty, empty cof- 
rs. staff strikes and low morale that has 

fens, staff strikes and low morale that has 
brought other Italian opera bouses to a stand- 
still. Zeffirelli had managed to put on a daz- 
zling show — employing for Verdi's ancient 
Egyptian epic romance astonishing, trompe- 
I’oeil sets painted on canvas by Ufa De No- 
bili for his Milan production of 30 years ago. 

“By some miracle, thank God," said Zeffir- 
elli. "they were still in store at La Seal a. Our 
original idea was to paint them in the style 
current at the time when “Aida" was written. 
Back then in the early '60s they were thought 
quite bizarre, but now that this kind of Orien- 
talist, Gustave Moreau, fm-de-sifecle style has 
come back into fashion." 

After a gap of three years, Zeffirelli is 
about to launch a new film, “Sparrow," 
which opens in Italy at the end of January, 
and will be released on the international 
circuit in late spring. The film is based on 
“Storia di una Capuiera." an early novella by 
Giovanni Versa ( 1840-1922). and was shot in 
and around Catania. Verga’s hometown. 

“Sparrow” is the tale of a young girl in 
mid- 19th-century Ca tania whose mother has 
died and whose father has remarried. At the 
age of 7, Maria, played by young American 
actress Angela Marie Betts, has been packed 
off to a convent by her stepmother, eventual- 
ly to become a nun. Bui when she is 19 a 
cholera epidemic breaks out. 

"Death in Ca tania, " Zeffirelli said, “means 
life for her. The government order is to open 
up all the colleges and convents and send 
people away into the countryside because 
they are dying like flies. And this is how, that 
summer, the girl is given the opportunity to 
know what life is about, to see trees, rivers, 
animals, flowers, all the things she has never 

Maria meets a handsome young boy study- 
ing to be a lawyer, who has also been sent out 
of the city. The girl's stepsister and stepmoth- 
er have their eye on turn — but he falls in love 
with the nun-to-be. “He proposes that they 
runaway . . . but she doesn't have the cour- 
age —indeed she thinks she is bring tempted 
by Satan.” 

At the end of the summer the epidemic 
subsides and they all go back to Catania. The 
boy marries the stepsister, and Maria returns 
to the convent to become a nun. Meanwhile; 
however, she becomes so obsessed with what 
she has lost that she is brought to the edge of 
madness. And. in fact, there is already in the 
convent an old nun {played by Vanessa Red- 
grave), who has gone mad and is hidden away 
in a cell in the basement. 

“It becomes dear that she. loo, has had a 

similar experience — though the woman can 
no longer communicate, remembering only a 
time of too much love, too much light, noth- 
ing precise.” 

At the end of Verga's novella, Maria dies in 
des pair , of consumption. While otherwise 
keeping dose to the original. Zeffirelli offers 
an alternative conclusion: “From the time 
she goes back to the convent, Maria is dead to 
the world, but not physically. Before this she 
has found out that she is the only woman that 
the boy will ever truly love. In the end, he is 
the defeated one, and she the winner." 

“We know that when we pick up Verga, we 
are doomed," Zeffirelli said. “He was attracted 
by unhappiness and tragedy, and his endings 
are always unhappy. But my message is that 

love, whether it is consummated or not, lights 
uo our lives. This message is very tough, but 

up our lives. This message is very tough, but 
very comforting fa 1 those who could not make 
the dreams of their lives come true." 

Although “Sparrow" is a quin lessen Ually 
Sicilian and I talian story, most of ZeffircflPs 
actors are. as usual. En glish and American 
(many erf* them, as often in his films, unknown 

With nearly 30 opera productions, a score of 
plays and 10 films to his credit, Zeffirelli 
betrays no si gns of slowing down. Now that 
post-production of “Sparrow” is nearly com- 
pleted. he plans to direct a stage show in the 
new year. "After a film I like to go back to the 
theater. Then I'll do another film. I like to 
switch. The only way to rest, for me, is to get 
fatigued differently. To get tired differently, in 
a wav. relaxes me.” 

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19 Parts ol villas 
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crosses it 

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26 Michele's area 
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32 Sue in “Julius 


53 Sawyer and 

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35 Like many 

3b Baby food 
39 Sty matriarch 

43 Considerably 

41 Happv hour 

42 Affirm 

44 Bent sen's 
denial device 

50 Detective 
53 Sue 5 women's 

55 tn lists again 

56 Asia, wi:h “the” 

58 &al7jc novel 



59 I'ind: Prefix 
bS Women's 

auxiliary of 

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near extinction 

63 Testify 

64 Start of many 
horror titles 

65 Outhouse site, 

68 Thinly 

70 "Owner of a 
Lonely Heart- 
rock band 

71 Having; a 
golden touch 

72 Merriment 

73 Terrorist cell 

74 Stephen King 
besi seller 

77 Marriage locale 

78 Hebrew for 
“house of God- 

80 Rumble 

81 Robber's take 

82 It's north of 

83 Mos. and mos. 

8b Worse than 


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91 Confused 

93 Thumb- 

94 Seth or 

9b Spare pans* 

97 Desires 

98 Admissions 

99 Bach violin 
sonata, e.g. 

100 22-Acrvss's 

102 Shinbones 

103 Site of 

104 With whom 
Backus quarreled 

108 “I cannot tell O New York Tunes Edited by Wilt Shonz. 

109 Nice friend 

111 Hatchery sound 

112 One who wears 

114 Law degree 

115 Gypsy 

119 Hobo's home 

121 The “R" in 

124 City north of 

125 Nurserv color 

126 Filled 

127 Party girl 

130 Where a 

M upper strolls 

132 Sondheim’s 
secret from rhe 

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4 Jordan 

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7 Vase handles 

8 Cowardly Lion 
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9 Siouan Indians 

10 60’s service site 

1 1 One discharged 
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12 Primp 

13 Wind dir. 

14 Chancel cloth 

15 Mont 

16 Indian prince 

17 Overact 

18 Adventured 
20 Doctor's note- 
24 Player al 

Camden Yards 

25 Box score 
27 Sea, in old verse 

31 spumante 

34 Clerical garb 
36 Roman rule 

37 New York’s 

38 Apostle’s wine 
storage area 

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43 Opposite of 

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47 Rump 

48 Thieves' locale 

49 Wanders 

50 Part ol actress 

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52 Moist, perhaps 

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57 Religious essav* 

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61 Shoe “treads” 

62 Czech river 

66 Northern 

67 Singer/ song- 
writer John 

b9 Cheer 

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75 Intro for Mock 
. or horn 

"6 Electrical unit 

77 "Sweet Liberty" 

78 Tropical 
African tree 

79 Tolkien 

80 Euripides 

82 Fried snack 

84 Kind of outlet 

85 Talked back 

86 Ensconce 

87 Japanese sliding 

88 Sun: Prefix 
40 1800's U5. 

Army rifle 

91 Champion 
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92 Part ol a 
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95 Tattoo 
100 Kind of soup 
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102 Candies 
105 Link 
10b Peninsulas 

127 Express 

109 They take to 
the hills 

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116 Threepenny 

117 Mickey Mouse 

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119 Shopping 

12C Outdoors man. 


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New York Tima Senice 


ONG BEACH, California — 
“Don’t bo afraid of spirits and 
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' O 4 — ~ _ 

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full of refugees from the carnage of Pol Pot's 
Cambodia. ‘They are afl part of our culture." 

Above him on the stage, under a thin 
fartt ro of light, a single dancer in a costume 
glit tering with gold threads performed the 
ancient gestures of the apsoras, or heavenly 
dancers, carved into the walls of the temple 
of Angkor WaL 

The master, Chheog Pbon, is one of the 
«m*n number of court dancers and dance 
who survived the Pol Pot killings in 
the late 1970s as the Khmer Rouge sought to 
Mtwrrrinp tf lb 1 ” he said. Those 

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formers through whom he has tried to revive 
the Khmer art form that embodies much of 
his country’s culture 

“Ignorance is the illness of the Khmer 
people." he said before the performance. 
Chheng Pbon, who still lives in Phnom Penh, 
has it his mission to call up the spirits 
and ghosts of the past, to reconnect the 
people of Cambodia with their history. 

His visit to the large Cambodian commu- 
nity in Lang Beach involved another painful 
reconnection, with five former students who 

had defected during a tour three years ago. 
They were some of the best dancers of the 
new generation in whom Chheng Phon TOS 
seeking to rekindle the spirit of those who 
had died. 

These Atndwits , along with three others 
who were in the United States for other 
reasons, gathered from around the country 
last week to pay homage to Chheng Hum 
and to dance together for him one more time- 

Before the performance some were in team 
as »hey met with him in the empty anditon- 
ittti at California. Stale University. 

For the dancers, scattered around the 
United Stales now, the evening offered the 
rfmnoft to pause fox a moment from a new 
life and to become again far a moment a 
heavenly dancer. 

Tn ikq T dressing rooms, the five women 
ami i fr i - m nvn transformed themselves in a 

cultural haitaa.jTTKy^?; 1 ^^; 
selves,” he 

as a nationality. ^the doTy of ihcir 

tobeKhmcr- woS again and 

past and get the strength lO wo« as*- 

contribute to society- fgnncd a 

His comments to 

counterpoint of a 

^“bodies into *e 

selves into layers of neb silks, augmented 
with strips ol Velcro. 

“I am very happy today,” said Masady 
Meas, a woman in her mid-20s who is living 
in Vir ginia and learning about computers. “I 
always tell myself one day we wffl meet 
to gether and riannr together, and this day is 
my dream." She and others said that in their 

diaant new homes they continued to per- 
form the stretching exercises that keep mem 
limber for their art Bos now, when she bends 
her long fingers backward toward her wrists, 
Masady Meas said, “it hurts a little bit.” 

Qiheng Phon, a quietly commanding man 
in his 60 s with a neat gray moustache, mid he 
aimed, with this performance, to remind the 
refugee andj jgncc of the richness of their 


W ITH slow, hypnotic move- 
ments, female dancers por- 
nayed a struggle be»«“ 
goddess and a giant who 
capture her magic jeweled ball, and male 
dancers representing monkeys, and gwn 
leaped in lively battle m an episode of the 
masked danefrdrama Lakbon KhoL 
Addressing the refugee audience, Chheng 
Phan emphasized the distance between these 
sophisticated dances and the nan of their 
society today. “How could a civilization that 
was so high thousands of years ago have 
reached such a low point?" be asked. 

“Why is it today that nothing we try to do 

works?" he continued. “It is as if our eyes axe 

blind and our ears are deaf. We have mouths 

but we cannot speak. After 20 years of war it 
seems that Tm stupid and I am unable to add 
or multiply. I can only subtract and divide." 


Directed by Richard Atten- 
borough- 0. S. 

“Shadowlands" is the most 
soothing film of the holiday 
season, even though it happens 
to be about tragic loss. That’s 
because it has been directed, in 
ripely sentimental fashion, by 
Richard Attenborough, an un- 
commonly reliable filmmak er 
on subjects both large and 
small. Most of Attenborough's 
subjects (“Gandhi" “Chaplin," 
“Young Winston") are more 

grandiose than this one. yet all 
his films can be counted on for 

his films can be counted on for 
the same homey predknatality. 
As the autumnal romance that 
coaxes Anthony Hopkins out of 
his genteel shell, inviting the au- 
dience to join him in a spectacu- 
larly good cry, “Shadowlands" 
has lots of old-fashioned virtues 
to recommend iL Here is Hop- 
kins giving an amazingly versa- 
tile and moving performance. 
Here is Debra Winger, dying 
bravely in one more movie yet 
managing gracefully to avoid 
maudlin histrionics. Here is Ox- 
ford, filmed cm a sizable bud- 
get. most of which has been 

By Alan Truscott 

JL League’s Fall Nationals ended 
in Seattle in November. Nick 
NkkeQ of Raleigh, North Carolina. 
Dick Freeman of Atlanta. Jeff 
Meckstroth of Tampa. Florida. 
Eric Rodwell of Naperville. Flori- 
da, and Bob Hamman and Bob 
I Wolff, both of Dallas, won the Rei- 
i singer Board-a-Match Team 

The diagramed deal from the 
Reismger, would be trivial al imp 
scoring. Both teams reached four 
hearts, which was exactly made by 
Hamman and Wolff a^nnst Bob 
Goldman and Paul Sotoway. But 
when Mark Lair was the declarer 
after the auction shown he did bet- 

ter, playing against Meckstroth and 

The opening spade lead went to 
the ace. and East shifted to the dub 
king . South won and drew trumps 

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spent on tweeds. Here is a 
screenplay in which Hopkins 
gets to say both “beastly 4 and 
“balderdash," though not in the 
same scene. “Shadowlands” is 
the unlikely love story of C. S. 
Lewis, the Irish- born writer and 
lecturer and the American poet 
Joy Gresham, who married 
Lewis late in both their lives. It 
was adapted by William Nich- 
olson from his play. Among the 
secondary diameters are the 
smug Oxford professors who 
learn about love through Lewis, 

known as Jack, and the book- 
loving student who lefts Jack, 
“We read to know we’re not 
alone." That’s why we watch 
warm, weepy movies, too. 

( Janet Maslin, NYT) 


Directed by Francisco Re- 
quetro. Spin. 

This unusual film takes yet an- 
other lode at Spain under the 
dictator Frandsco Franco, but it 
avoids the easy route of portray- 
ing him as a complete vulain or 

buffoon. Instead, the multilay- 
ered allegory lakes on a dream- 
like ariqrtinn in which Franco 
sheds tears. The film’s window 
dressing of reality, such as the 
presence of the dictator’s feared 
Moroccan bodyguards, provides 
a basis for the extended foray 
into Spain’s subconsciousness 
ami an examination oS what 
Franco’s rule meant. The setting 
is in the 1940s as lhe nation 
snuggles to recover from the civ- 
il war. A senior aide-de-camp 
(Jos6 Sacristan) to Franco (Juan 
Ethanove) is obsessed with dis- 
covering who ordered Franco's 
troops to rape his beautiful 
young wife (Barbara Auer) dur- 
ing the war. A solution to the 
mystery is triggered by the 
screening in Madrid of die Hol- 
lywood film "Gftda" starring 
iRita Hayworth, on whom the 
wifeis patterned. We leam of the 
danger to Franco when postwar 
Spain mulcts strides against iHix- 
eracy and wesee Spam’s pent-up 
hope trying to Honom. The film 
always reaches for the highest 
ground, even if it does not defiv^ 
er in every scene. 

(Al Goodman, IBT) 



An Unruly Passion, Psy- 
chological Perspectives 

By Werner Muensterberger. Il- 
lustrated 295 pages. $24.95. 
Princeton Universitv Press 


Reviewed by Christopher 

TT7HAT lies at the root of the 
YY human passion for collecting. 

VV human passion for coDecuog, 
which Werner Mu outer berger, a 
psychoanalyst, defines as “the se- 
lecting, gathering and keeping of 
objects of subjective valued 
In his new book, Muensterberger 
writes pedantically: “Observing 
collectors, one soon discovers an 
unrelenting need, even hunger, for 
acquisitions. This ongoing search is 
a core dement of their personality. 
It is linked to far deeper roots. It 
torus out to be a tendency which 
derives from a not immediatdy dis- 
cernible seme memory of depriva- 
tion or loss or vulnerabilirv and a 

• Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. 
ambassador in Bonn, is reading 
“Dreams and Delusions: The Dra- 
ma of German History ” by Fritz 

“I'm reading this book for the 
second time. It is a magisterial col- 
lection of essays on G erman y and 
incorporate a mastery of historical 
detail with an encompassing moral 
and philosophical framework.” 

(Michael KaUenbach, IHT) 

detail that Muensterberger brings 
to his theory, he does not really 
develop it satisfactorily. No matter 
how far or wide he ranges, he al- 
ways comes back to some increas- 
ingiy obvious variation of his initial 

subsequent longing for substitu- 
tion, closely allied with moodiness 
and depressive leanings." 

In plainer language: people in- 
jured by the loss of love in their 
childhoods spend the rest of their 

adult lives insatiably pursuing 
Toby jugs, matchhpoks or salt-and- 
pepper shakers. Often at the cost of 
human relations. 

Such an explanation seems rea- 
sonable enough, at least if you are 
among the shrinking number of 
people who still believe that child- 
hood events shape adult behavior. 
So what more can Muensterberger 
possibly have to say in a volume of 
nearly 300 pages? 

Quite a lot, as it turns out He 
elaborates at length on the psychol- 
ogy of collecting, explaining form- 
stance how the “need for authenti- 
cation and approval by experts is a 
reflection of two forces existing 
within the collector: the desire for 
self-assertion through ownership 
and a sense of guilt over narcissistic 
urges and pride.” 

He details some of the more ex- 
treme forms that the urge to collect 
has taken, from the man who col- 
lected every farm of bdl because he 
had been reared in a Catholic mis- 
sionary orphanage where “only the 
sound of the bells of the little mis- 
sion church had seemed to proride 
some source of comfort,” to the 
Marquess of Bath, whose collection 
of Qmrchtlliana included (me of 
Sir Winston’s half-smoked cigars. 

As well as exploring why people 
collect, Muensterberger applies 
what be finds to the history of hu- 
mankind. Preliterate cultures, fear- 
ing death, often saw magical signif- 
icance in the vital parts of others. 
Some would therefore collect hu- 

man heads. In tire Middle Ages, 
this same urge was applied to saint- 
ed beings, which led to the coflec- 
tion of relics: hair, bones, skulls, 
fingernails, Christ's alleged pre- 

Thus, after describing an out- 
break of Blade Death in the Neth- 
erlands and connecting it to the 
eruption of tnlipomama, he con- 
dudes: “It is apparent that the ad- 
miration. fra me object not only 
gives reassurance to the owner. It 
enhances his sdf-image. Jt alsojpro- 
vides protection against the inse- 
curities of the past” One begins to 
get the idea. - 

The increasing woddliness of the 
Renaissance aroused a passion for 
antiquity and objects of a scientific 
nature. In the 17th century, 
wealthy Dutch burghers amassed 
art and tolip bulbs. Bui always, 
insists the author, the motive was 
anxiety and the need fra self-assur- 

Most engagingly Of afl, Mnen- 

cal portraits. They include Sr 
Thomas PHUipps (1792-1872), who 
sought to overcome his illegitimate 
birth by accumulating one copy of 
every book in the weald, beit print- 
ed rain manuscript, and Honor* de 
Balzac, who. the author believes, 
never got over his mother's emo- 
tional coldness to him, and thus 
collected indiscriminately. 

Unfortunately, despite all the 

in three rounds, ending in his hand 
He led a low dub, and put West to 
the test. If West had taken his jade 

the test. If West had taken his jade 
he would have held South to 10 
tricks, but that play would have run 
a risk. If East had begun with K-Q 

and his teammates, but their oppo- 
nents had the last laugh when the 
results were known. 

Still, the pant of “Cdkctmg” is 
hardly trivial. The theory it pro- 
poses is not nearly as reductive as 
some. As the author condudes, ril- 
ing. Otto FemcheTs “Psychoanalyt- 
ic Theory of Neurosis": “I am not 
in agreement with certain psycho- 
analytic propositions according to 
winch ‘cupidity and collecting ma- 
nia .. . have their correlating de- 
terminants in the infantile altitude 
toward feces.’ This, I believe, is too 
confining a point of view." 

And the urge to collect does not 
come off as an entirely negative 
t h i ng . It may be true that a mon- 
strous form of the impulse led to 
the dismemberment erf St. Eliza- 
beth of Thuringia after her death in 
1231 at the age of 23. 

But Muensterberger writes that 
if collecting is kept within bounds, 
"it is by no means an unhealthy ego 
defense." He condudes, “It is a. 
device to tolerate frustration and a 
way of converting a sense of pas* 
sive irritation, if not anger, - into 
challenge and accom plishmen t." 

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club queen. East threw a diamond, 
but was in trouble when South 
ruffed his last dub. A diamond 
discard would have let South play 
dummy's diamond ace and estab- 
lish a trick, so East gave up a spade. 

Now a spade niff reduced all 
players to three diamonds, and a 
diamond to the jack endpiayed 
East, who had to win and lead from 
his remaining honor at the 12th 
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December 31, 1993 January 1-2, 1994 

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By David Galloway 

ONN -— Asprehistoriccavcpamt- 
mgs amply document, footgear is 
one of me. first forms of <^n>hm£ 
>hcm 1 ««. offer ^simple protection 



shoe ceased iu mice simple protection 
agains t frost and thorns ana pebbles and 
became a modish accessoryrhowewc, is a 
question to which cultural historians »nrf . 
anthropologists find no ready answer .. 

It is certain toatby toe 15to ceatirfy the J 
fashionable follies of the male sex t«*t 
reached snefa extr eme^ that European moo- 
archs felt comp^ed to i n terre u fcTbwot.tir-. 
get was the exaggeratedly pointed shoe,an~ 
cestor to those ‘^nkle-pickez^’pqpDlarxDed 
by the Beatles and revived by parlor punks. 
Royal edicts restricted tfrcslender, elongated . 
“beakT to a iengto "of 60 centimeters (24 
inchcs)Tor noblemen, 30f orburghers and IS 
for the common folk. .. .. .... .. 

Th at fetishism and fashion are bandied 
spirits is one of the themes that emerges from ,. 
an ensemble of 1 ,00Q “Abandoned Shaes^ai 
the Landesmusemn in Bom. Antique dioes 
jeon company with creations by edebrated ■ 
designers, with shoes in painting ; and .scrip- 
ture and photography, with shoes, worn to. 
dilapidation by conlempacaiy artists, with 
amulets and boot-shaped cups that point & 
forgotten totemic rituals. 

As the mediator between the body and 
Mother Earth, the rime was onoe regarded as 
a symbol of fertility ahd fiddity. Even today, 
the custom of flrmYfng red wine from toe 
bride’s slipper can be encountered si iund 
comimmmcs in Eastern Europe. Tying aprir 
of old shoes to the bumper er a honqnnoan- 
ing couple’s car has samfiar fetidristicacniees.. 
“Send me your wom-out dancing shoes; 9 

Arudhn nmta Inlnr “rfurf 

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Judfasches Museum, ret. 535-04-31 . 
closed Saturdays. This new museum 
focuses on me relationship over the 
centuries between jews and sur- 
roundings in Austria and Europe. To 
Feb. 13: 'The Freudians " Pnoio- 
graphs of the international Confer- 
ence of Psychoanalysis held in lu- 
cerne in 1934- 

KunstHaus. tel: 712-04-95. daily. 
Continuing Ho Jan. 27: 'Joan Miro: 
Sculptures and Drawings." 


-=^8. . AtaM*nnki 

From the ‘‘Abandoned Skoes”exhibiU<mat the Landesmuseum m Bonn. 


The Burrell Collection, te* tft) 
649-7151, daily Continuing/To 
March 13; “Degas in Bronze." 


British Museum, lei: t?i ) 323-B525. 
daily. To April 10: "The Arts of Hindu- 
ism." A survey of Hindu deities and 
lhar worship through temple and do- 
mestic sculptures, devotional paint- 
ings and textiles as well a=> mc&an 
paintings from Rajput aid rahsn 
Royal Academy of Arts, id 1 711 
439-7436. daily. Continuing /To 
Jan. 23: ''Great Master Drawings 
from the J. Paul Getty Museum. 1 
Features 120 drawings from the Ital- 
ian. Dutch, French, Spanish and Ger- 
man schools. 

The Royal Opera at Covent Gar- 
den. ft* (71) 240-1066. Bizet s 
"Carmen." Conducted by Jeffrey 
Tale, with Denyoe Gaves. Neil Shi- 
coH/ Richard Margtson and Leorrtna 
Vaduva. Jan. 21. 24, 27 and 29. 

painter r*37B-iS35) iwn me Rus- 
sian Slate Museum in St. Petersburg. 


heeL.Thc sky. was row. (he Jurat, and the 
celebrated nnaobiH star- WMoguett was 
among the high-flying trendsetters. The 
beds of her ettstom-made Perugia citations 
were so extreme that toe could & fitde more 
Xhan>obWe to the door to greet ba guests. 

“Said me soar TOnwat fencing shoes' V ■ 

Goefte'mote-tolHShdqwd'Ctaifliaiia.'thil-- Baoashaa. ifaiB «™g« g 
I maypressthemagaiiistroyheaL" 

As a smart accessory, the shoe had evcivtd mg Sem es, 
by the 18to century into toe basic Rtans^ ~ m raX 
Sow today, and aJEaropean lady of MSoa ^coJofS, tememg^nmgi C£«wl to 
toquiied an ava^t ttearanriortseem evmmmenato- 

OjaSing color and stytobecame corisid- . f |1 
era^S-- when the En^sh designer . r .;..|: 'els ^wew 

Frederick Wartoop«ed hisTariim’- V - ^ ^ 

salon in 1857,At the same tm^toefirtfmas^---^ ^msceatjgg.- a fa^la tm fair- 7 ” jSS 

produced shoes appeared on ti* V,. .ggjgfF 5 SdS^ 

manufacturers were qmck to adopt toe fecpr|> . ' ^d^Q bss Jtoaar or qqpan 

set by exdnave houtos^ Bitt toe dcn» c< ^^ : ^ aiw -Ws »nd 

Sn of footwear hai^fy&hmiea^ M Baffin# 

asm for extravagant andlrocna^ns en femap ^ 

n lifes. 

woerf, shodr&ig tte rmdemandaWe; toe 
m the course, of Hs Hetnne Bg b 00 j cs *» 

steMfaa Shoes” is no 

less than baffling, especially when there is so 
much second-rate ait on view. 

And what of the shoe in film? Chaphn s 
gourmet spoof in “The Gold Rash,” Fred 
Astaire’s wing-tips, the ruby slippers that 
whisk Dorothy to the Land of Oz, the spike 
heel that Elizabeth Taylor grinds into Laur- 
ence Harvey’s foot in “Butterfield 8" are all 
part of modem footlore. Shoe motifs m de- 
tective novels and films are an indispensable 
dement of the genre: footprints in the bego- 
nia bed, upturned shoes reveiiling the corpse 
behind toe soft, the gumshoe’s own Shoes 
mopped on bis battered desk. 

Many of these themes are evoked, without 

flhistratian, in the catalogue that accon^janies 

“Abandoned Shoes” and that the cmatms of 
the show amtationdy describe as an antholo- 
gy" The texts are printed in such snail type, 
however, that the content is virtually mdea- 
pberaHe. The prostitutes of ancient Athens 
mtostood more about the ait of shoe-a»n- 
municatian- They inserted nails into the sotes 
ctf their sandals to imprint a m ess ag e m the 
dust. As they moved along, they Warad an 
unmistakable trail that read: “Fallow me. 

- “Abandoned Shoes” is at the Landesmn- 
seum until Jan. 31. From March 13 through 
June 15 !l will be at the German Leather and 
Shoe Museum in O ffenbach am Mam. 

David Galloway b an art critic and free- 
lance curator based m WuppcrtaL Germany. 



Mus6e das Beaux-Arts de I'On- 
tario. tel: (416) 977-0414, dosed 
Mondays and Tuesdays. To Marcb 6; 
“Seven Florentine Heads: 15th-Cen- 
tury Drawings from The Collection of 
Her Majesty the Queen." SiNerpomt 
drawings toy leading draftsmen of the 
Renaissance including Fra Angelica. 
Leo nardo da Vinci, Domenico Ghir- 
landaio and Filippo Lippi. 


SSe*Ridlng School, tel: (2) 33- 
37-32-32 To March 27: "Recent and 
Contemporary Czech Painting From 
ihe Stale Ganeries' Collections, ro- 
cuses on Czech painting from the 
1960s up to the pres ent day. 


Hymi fha pif 

Louisiana Museum of Modem Art, 
tel- (42) 19-07-19. daily. Continu- 
ing /To March 6; "Claude Monet: 
Wort® from 1880 to 1926. 



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Mask b \ ■ Swedish artist Henrik Alien in Paris show. 


Reoma Hall, tel: ( B77) 86-55-33. To 
Feb 2B. dosed Tuesdays and 
Wednesdays "Tne Kingdom of Bhu- 
tan." Bhutan lotK clothes, tested 
masks and musical instruments used 
m Buddhist services and a Kannon 
Statue bearing H different laces. 

Bunkamura Museum of Art, tel: (3) 
3477-9252. daity. To Jan. 23: “Haute 
Couture 1870-1970." The history of 
Paris fashion ih rough a display ol 
150 pieces. 

Tokyo Station Gallery, to: 3} 
3212-24B5. closed Mondays. To Jan. 
30 "Balthii" More than 50 ate and 
drawings by the 85-year old French 
master painter. 


aiB^^k^useum, tel. (201 5732- 
911, daily. To Jan. 23: "Donald 
Judd." A selection of the American 
sculptor’s qeometrical works Materi- 
als used vary from copper, steel and 
galvanized iron to wood and plastics. 



Mu sea Thyssen-Bornemisza. to: 
420-3944. closed Mondays To Jan. 
16 “Obras Sobre Papef." 79 draw- 
ings acquired by Baron Hans Hein- 
rich Thysserv-Bomemisza. inducing 
sketches and studies by Renar. wa- 
ter colors by Cezanne, a series of io 
color lithographs by Toulouse-Lau- 
trec. and collages and pastes. 



Muses des Arts Decorators, tel: so- 
10-15-62, dosed Tuesdays. To Jan. 
31: "Meubies et Images de Meu- 

tjtes." RenaiS3anoe and 17th-century 

furniture, as well as photographs of 

rraericrsnthe second nail of the 1 9th 


Museede la Mode, tel: 91-14-92-20. 
To March £7: 'V/es Saint Laurent: 
Exotismes.” Des’grts. jeweb and ac- 
cessories showing the influence of 
■'exotisnV' on the couturier's cre- 


Bibiiotheque-Muste de l'Op6ra, tel : 
47-42-07-02. catty. Continuing/To 
Feb 27. “Voyages d'Opera" 19th- 
century drawings, watercolors and 
qouaches ot costumes and sets for 
operas that take dace in Onenlal or 
exotic settings 

Centre Culture) Sufedols, tel: 44 78 
80 20, closed Mondays. To Jan. 23: 
“Hennk Alien: Sculptures." Sculp- 
tures by the contemporary Swedish 

Opera Bastille. lei: 43-43-96-96. 
Francesco Cflea's "Adnenne Lecouv- 
reur." Conducted by Maunzio Benini. 
with Mirella Freni and Giacomo Ara- 
gdl. Jan. 3, 6 ,10, 13 and 15. 


Bonn (228) 77-62-60. 

dosed Mondays. To Jan. 9: "Chreio: 
The Pont-Neuf Wrapped. Pans 1975- 
85." Drawings, sketches and photo- 
graphs of Paris's otdest bridge when 
it was draped in sandstone-colored 
cloth by Christo in 1 985. 



The Irish Museum ot Modern Art. 
to 1 671-8686, closed Mondays. To 
Jan. 16: "Max Ernst Sculpture 1934- 
1974." 40 works in bronze dating 
from Ernst's early work with Arp and 
Giacometti in the 1930s to the end of 
his working life in 1 974. 



Teatro Comunale, tel: (532) 20-26- 
75. Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro." 
Conducted by Claudio Abado. with 
Ruggero Raimondi, Cecillia Gasdia. 
Sylvia McNair and Lucio Gallo. Jan. 
13. 15. 17 and 19. 


Palazzo Reale, tel: (2) 87-19-13. To 
jan. 30: "Kasimlr Malevich." Fea- 
tures 60 paintings by the Russian 


Theatre Municipal, tel. f 21 ) 312- 
6432. Offenbach's "La Belle He- 
lene." Directed by Jerome Savary. 
conducted by Jean-Francos Monoi. 
with Mane-Ange Todorowteh, Nikola 
Ivanov and Jacques Sereys Jan. 2. 
5. 6. 8 and 9 


New York 

Metropolitan Opera, to: 1212) 362- 
6000. Donizetti's “Lucia di Lamrner- 
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Juan Pons end Dimiin Kavrakos. Jan. 
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Arte. The golden age (or ages) of 
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Bioomterg Bvrbtas Nor* 

MILAN —Royal Dutdi/Sbdl 
Gxoud and Italy’s Mantedfeou SnA 

Group and Italy’s Montedison SpA 
said Thursday that they would 
merge ra^or parts of their plastics 
hcsmcsse^ cTcatGag an.emmllf 
owned company wifi* utiwriai sales 
of about $17 bflKon. 

The new company wiff be. the 
wodd’s laispst prodDccrof potyjHO- 
p^eoe, a plastic used for car parts. 
t - Monteaison, .the debt-laden 
rf iwnAafl group COTtrolled by Fer- 
nm Fbonaaiia SpA,wffl contrib- 
ute two dnrdstrf the assets, nrind- 
~mg Ddawaro-bascd Hnno ntlnc. 

Maite(fisoB wffl recer« no cadi, 
butwffl transfer rfxiut $2 bffionrf its 
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knownnamejnst when the recesskm 
appeara to be endag.” : 

Himnttf was Montedison’s fre- 
est pposting tmit and potential 
its most profitable, analysts said. 
Mpntedison is also, selling another 
polypiopylene maker, Moplefan 
SpA, to tte joint venture. 

In adffliop, die companies will, 
merge their polyethylene activities, 
pnttTTip the venture in the top 10 
prodneen of that plastic. 

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oa * merger two yean ago, and 
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was dose to ageing an aenvd. 

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sobseqaent delays, bat in May 
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tujnnced that creditor banks had 
f»df«n over thdr boards after. Fer- 
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portof Us debt 

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•acquired the 49 percent of shares it 
dklxiot already own in two phanna- 
_ ^^ grical ybariwriefi of Montedison 
f«r3jS bflHon Swefish kronor (5459 
f - iwfnirin miffion), AFP-Ejctd News 

The New Barbary Coast 

U.S. Fights Cassette Pirates on Cyprus 

By Mark Fineman 

Lot Angela Tunes Service 

NICOSIA — ^ The tiny shops off Ledra Streei in 
tire heart of Nicosia's ancient walled city seemed 
an unlikdy battlefield this week for an American 
trade war on international piracy. 

Unsold inflatable Santas still dangled from out- 
door sales rads beside postcards of unless sun- 
worshipers on the beaches of this Mediterranean 
island Inn ocent shawls of Cypriot bee adorned the 
walls inside, and souvenir ashtrays lined the shelves. 

But the stores were packed with shoppers, and it 
wasn’t a post-Christmas nish on tourist kitsch. The 
target : floor-to-ceiHng wall racks almost hidden in 
the corner. The shoppers bad come for “Demoli- 
tion Man," “Jurasnc Park." “Cfiffbanger” and 
“Aladdin” — high-quality, pirated videocassettes 
of d wr "* of recent American films — in a prc- 
New Year's rush on these and other products of 
inteOecntal contraband. 

As of New Year's Day, tins small country will 
frwwHia an international test case of America’s 
ability to police the pirates -20th-century thieves 
of everything from Sylvester Stallone's latest ac- 
tion adventure to Microsoft’s laiest corporate com- 

Under a Cypriot law passed after unprecedented 
pressure from Washington, the Cypriot govern- 
ment promised to crack down on the island’s 
booming trade in pirated video and audio cas- 
settes, computer software, books and a host of 
other copyrighted material that U.S. trade associa- 
tions say have violated American imdkctnal- 
property laws with impunity for years. 

At TfoV* in the new copyright law are tens of 
millions of doDars that those trade associations 
estimate the handful of Cypriot pirates rob from 
Hollywood's film industry and other American 
exporters year. Bat the new law also will test 
the U S government's policy of using the threat of 
trade barriers to protect American business inter- 
ests abroad. . 

The threat came in ihe form of a decision by 
UB. Trade Representative hfickey Kantor last 

Wednesday to suspend duty-free status for several 
items that Cyprus exports' to the United States, 
unless Cypriot authorities prove they are senous 
about the law. The legislation passed last June but 
with a grace period that allowed pirates to maxi- 
mize their profits before it kicked in. Mr. Kamor’s 
decision marked the first time Washington has 
taken such stem action ag ai n st a country engaged 
in intellectual piracy. 

As evidence of the importance the United States 
attaches to the new law — and the depth of its 
skepticism — those shops in Nicosia's old city and 
throughout the island will be filled next week with 
undercover UR Embassy sleuths and civilians 

It Is called an international 
test case of America’s ability 
to police 20th century 
thieves of everything from 
Sylvester Stallone’s latest 
action adventure to 
Microsoft’s latest program. 

working for the Washington-based International 
Intellectual Property Affiance. Fox weeks to come, 
they will scour the island for violators. 

Economically, the stakes are not terribly high 
for Cyprus. They boil down to shotgun shells, 
village wine and women's blouses, the bulk of the 
Cypriot export trade to America covered under the 
Generalized System of Preferences that Mr. Kan- 
tor revoked for Cyprus last week. The Cypriot 
duty-free trade covered by the system of prefer- 
ences totals just SI. 2 million a year. 

Rather, UR officials said, the threat lo treat 
Cyprus as a trade pariah was meant as a powerful 

See PIRACY, Page 12 

Page 9 

Foreign Firms 
In China Brace 
For Yuan Shift 


BEIJING — Joint-venture and 
foreign firms in China said on 
Thursday they would sharply ra *sc 
local prices ib counter a dc facto 
currency devaluation scheduled to 
take effect Saturday. 

The price increases for products 
bi*wi on imported goods reflect 
sweeping currency and tax reforms 
tha t come into effect Saturday, for- 
eign venture managers said. 

Managers of Beijing’s scores of 
joint-venture hotels called an emer- 
gency meeting to share strategies 
for raping with China's latest steps 
toward what it calls a “socialist 
market economy.” 

Managers of foreign enterprises 
swamped banks with inquiries 
about the government’s plans, an- 
nounced on Wednesday, to abolish 
the artificially high official ex- 
change rate and let the yuan float. 

The changes have made yuan- 
denominated Foreign Exchange 
Certificates a pariah currency. 

The certificates, held mostly by 
foreigners, can buy bard currency 
at the official rate of 5.8 yuan to the 
dollar. They have therefore gener- 
ally been worth about 50 percent 
more than ordinary yuan, whose 
market value at state-sanctioned 
swap centers has been 8.7 to the 

Foreign ventures are obbged to 
accept the certificates after Jan. I 
until they are formally withdrawn 
as legal tender. With the changes, 
however, businesses that quote 

prices in certificates will have to 
raise prices sharply after Jan. 1- 
Udo Heine, manager of the Pal- 
ace Hotel said the combined im- 
pact of the currency and tax re- 
forms was forcing him to 
completely reassess his hold’s bud- 
get, and were likely to force him to 
raise prices sharply- 
“Under these reforms, we'd have 
to raise our yuan prices 75 per- 
cent,” Mr. Hnne said. 

U.S. and China 
In Textile Talks 


officials, sidestepping talks of 
year-end trade sanctions, said 
Thursday that Chinese offi- 
cials have been invited to 
Washington for last-ditch 
ralkx to resolve a dispute over 
Chinese textile exports. 

The of ficials have also said 
that China has pledged to be- 
gin compliance with a 1992 
accord to open many of its 
markets to imports by Dec. 31, 
and that the United States is 
awaiting compliance. 

Washington has accused 
Beijing of exceeding its textile 
export quotas by diverting tex- 
tiles through third countries. 

Housing 9 Jobs Data Bolster Upbeat U,S • Outlook 

Compiled by Our Saff From Ddj tatdsa 

WASHINGTON — Sales of 
new homes in the United States 
j ump ed ll J percent in November 
to a, 714-year high, the government 
pn~d Thursday, and claims for nn- 
empkjymcnt benefits fdl as the 
country pr e pa red to end 1993 on a 
note of strong economic recovery. 

New angle-family homes were 
sold last month at a seasonally ad- 
justed rate of 807,000, the 

highest level since April 1986, the 
Commerce Department said. 

In another report, the Labor De- 
partment said die number of Amer- 
icans filing for unemployment 
benefits dropped 39,000 last week 
to a seasonally adjusted 291,000, 
the lowest level in neariy five years. 

The signs of strength in the econ- 
omy unnerved bond traders, who 
prefer relatively slow growth and 

low inflation for thdr fixed-income 
investments. The benchmark 30- 
year UR Treasury bond tumbled 1 
3/32 points. 

Analysts cautioned that the 
numbers were influenced by special 
factors and said the recovery was 
bound to slow its pace or to stop for 
breath soon. The fall in unemploy- 
ment claims, for instance, could 
have been due to the fact that most 
government offices were dosed the 

day before Christinas, leaving few- 
er days to file claims. 

But President Bill Clinton, who 
was golfing Thursday at Hilton 
Head Island, South Caroling, 
greeted the repons as showing that 
“the American people have taken 
control of their economic destiny." 

He added: “This shows the re- 
sults of low interest rates, low infla- 
tion. bringing down the deficit and 
increasing investment People are 

more optimistic about the future.” 

Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bent- 
sen, meanwhile, predicted that the 
UR gross domestic product would 
grow at an annual rate of between 4 

percent and 5 percent in the fourth 
quarter. Private economists have 
made similar forecasts. 

In a statement summarizing the 
achievements of Mr. Clinton's ad- 

See ECONOMY, Page 10 

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and. because U imry r 
accounting,” accordrag to aujstiaa.vpn hot- 
mSm-mimalyst at SX3. Warbnrg&^a BSritiSh, ; ; 
investment bank. . 

The bank was dso broi^tt dov^acOTAi^to - 
Wan street, sources, became jagesto T gf g ?'. . 
chased as mu* as ^percent of v 

the opeiL market 

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aiSSesttfs nowcas ted 

the tMrties discussed the posMUJ^f; a? . 

-2* Spanish bank buying QUt _M«g^i’s^^^«t- 

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.withdraw.” _ _ 

- Md^in controls 0.17 peiceni of Banesros 
s foww i ■throngfa a SI MBon investment partnership 
called Corsair, named for the yacht of me 19th- 
^"centiBy fmander John PiiipOTtMorgan. TheWaU 
-- Street hank owns- (126 percent of Ba nesto itsdf, 
" iwthflie rest spread amoag the othci jartnen. 

; JP. Motssu & Co. launched the Corsair part- 
nership eariyin 1$93 as “a ratique opportunity to 
ea rn atfractivorannis by investing m the restroo- 

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inyeetiiig in die rjestractoring 
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rmring of *e banking industry,^ma»rding ttta 
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Wunen Espafiol de Crfedito 
- needs 500 mUioai pesetas ($3J5 
bfllion) to put h. on sound fi- 
nancial footing, Economy 
MQhista Pedro Soibcs said in 
Congress on Thursday. 

Mr. Solbes was explaining 
the B«nk of Spain’s decision 
on Tuesday to fire Banesto’s 
/4ii>irman T Mario Condc, and 
his entire board and lake con- 
trol of bank management 

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csto’s balance sheet was far 
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lion pesetas.” 

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| Banesto took on expensive 

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U.S./ ATjn* 

Economic Upturn 
Scares Bond Market 

Compiled br Our Staff F>W Dispatches The pullbadt OD Wall Street 

NEW YORK — Stocks sagged came in response to heavy selling in 
Thursday in sluggish year-end die bond market, which depressed 
trading after strong economic data the 30-year Treasury bond by more 
and fears of inflation knocked than Hi points. Its yield, which 
bond prices down and raised inter- rises when the price falls, jumped to 
est rates. 6.33 percent from 624 percent. 

The Dow Jones industrial aver- Bonds lost ground on signs of a 
age fell 18.45 points to dose at strong pick-up in economic growth 
3,775.88. in the final quarter of the wear. 

D eclining issues outnumbered Traders worried that the growth 
advances by about 5 to 4 on the might lead to a pick-up of inflation 
— ■ ” i. m and higher interest rales in 1994. 

M.Y. Stocks Among the signs of rapid growth 

New York Stock Exchange. were an united* strong*^ 

Big Board volume was a light 0D w ®kiy c auT ? ^ unemploy- 
193.65 million shares, off 75.63 mil- menimsurancc benefits. TheLa- 
Hon on Wednesday. ** De P^ txnent , 5a,d die number of 

The Standard & Poor's 500 index “"■PfiSf* 
also fell, by 1.94 to 468.64. But the ^.^l 9 -? 00 last . w ®* t0 -91.000. 
Nasdaq Combined Composite in- , -International Inc. rose Ifc 

dtTbuked the trend, 2.60 » Rafter the company sa,d&«- 

poims to 771.08. < T n 7 “?? a1se 10 27 a 

*Todav it Ionics like the nariv “4 «/*» 22 cents a year ago. 

Dow Jone s Averages 

Own iM U« LaW 

India 3790,97 37MA9 37M74 377AM— ISAS 
tSS 177089 177X83 1761J4 IM£« — S* 
Ufa ZZ7.M Z3Z8V .aw* mm -a» 
Comp 1390.97 139X48 I3BU3 1387117 —ATI 


Standard & Poors Indexes fi H W gj w ffi, — 

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SIS £S as as 35 §5 1 £ £ 3 E £ 

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NYSE Indexes £■ 1:3 ug IIS tig lfg jfg 

Mot 1,193 1.193 TXM . « -gf 


«— hwi PT9Y.Q988 L0I<G SI lt (uffei^ CtoB arrears. whDeBrazil paid $160 nuUion. . Q 

FVwwi : s azwtiof wooef Citibank said Thursday -ounw+nt amounted to about 10 F^ 1 '. 

fir 38 iSS lSS Mr. Rhodes said tint Brazil 1992. Aspal** S - 

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ESLVDtumi 11*88, Open ini 

IB) JS 101.17 10128 +HM 
W 1B1X5 1012! , lOT-g] +®® 

Eft. volume: Mill Open Merest: 13M97. 


ft LOW Lost Seme arte 

aeDl is JMO Dimuu, . griil 

Salomon Trader SeUte » SEb 

l,ui i ' 1 

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ft;l- »•« 

Mgh Lew Ln*t CBfl. 

Composite s*l*7 2590 2W7H -JJ9 

mduiirMs 3IA95 JlAg 31S.W -MB 

Tronic. 271 -5* 2*9X4 270J5 —1.04 

Finance 317X9 716.52 216.91 — 05* 

NASDAQ Indexes 


NYSE Most Actives 

DTT Composite 

“Today it looks like the early 
weakness in bonds spilled over into 
stocks and that’s been the theme so 

MCI Communications gained 
IK to 27 after a newspaper report 

0LIA.MOIIU 118 8 11 0 UWft,U UiV bUWUlV - J .1 i ' " j „ " . 

far,” said Greg Nie. a technical the company planned to enter 
market aaalvsl^it Kwnper Seavi- 

ECONOMY: Strong Note in U.S. 

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91127 90138 90SJB -044 
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1SOSP 734.99 7400 +10 
18229 181 JO 18129 + 2X» 


Continued from Page 9 in the strongest growth of the year. 

_ ... Builders are stepping up construc- 

numstrauon. Mr. Bentsen said be do[L ^Si buyers are pur- 
would like to see growth and mfla- chasing furniture and appliances to 

don both at 3 percent in 1994. 

"This should allow interest rates 
to remain relatively low and reduce 
further the rate of unemployment,” 
he said. 

don. they said, and buyers are pur- 
chasing t urni tuns and appliances to 

put in their homes. 

The advances in home sales came 
as buyers rushed to take advantage 
of low mortgage rates — partly out 
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1799.00 180020 

Dow Jones Bond Averages fwrt ,«2w» ie»jo iaz2 » ibzu* 

■ ■ LEAD 

COM Orte ^ nrtPerro ^‘ 0n 48420 47220 - 47328 

2D Bands 10484 +BJH Forwcnf 49920 SDOJO 48420 48720 

id uffrtfies i tia —clov nickel 

10IWUSMO1J 10L45 +0J5 CWJon per ^n o 53^5_eo 

— 1 For* on) 543000 544000 5385JB 539000 

Market Sales H&wr-rn-frfc™. 

” ZTZZ 4H75JJQ Ylff) 4RT<L00 

NI^E 4 DJ1L voitinw T?1«000 riyrnr'i 492A09 492400 404000 484500 

NYSE ptpv- com. cUne 335.1M^ ZINC (5u«2ol HMiOrMU 

SSSS KB5J0 H70A0C 99420 99800 

Dow Jones Bond A 

io umtfiH 
10 Inojichrlals 

NYSE onrv. cons, close 

HM LW LBtf some arte setde a Securities & Exchange ^ 

SSfiSSwe SntmaWlTreastny^ction 

\ IS iSa a ISig SS Iftg US He nehber admitted n« ftml Mokt. hc^ of ii 

1 3*53 i «8 B5 wax 14075 14123 14125 Mr. Murphy was co- d efen n a n t witn ois _l-.Il jUcgedihat they 

» tSr ® tSS ^ +8^ Salomon govonment-bond trading desk, between Au^o« 

: 1217 1227 j” 148a ISn i*i» 14328 +io8 submitted false bids at ^ jven111 ^ ' aca A ^ amount of bonds i* oa5 

, ttw 5S? 33 1S5 m %% t un and May 1991 so that Salomon could exceed tM arou«“ 

Est. sofea A337.prrv. senes a**i. allnwcri in bay. „ « , _.u:iw Mr Mozrr pleadec 

S - 020 ^SSSSTopm Mjjtowasnot g^ M ^wxs^Ln«d tofeur 

HEji gni's^nisi sssffr^£?j?si 3 £r«^ «■ ai a “ ,W1 

M = » i& Jffi ^ \m =M Treasury bond auction. 

I W 1 S BH MaM^CntLoDg-Dteaneed^ 

oS n-t! Elt! -n.t. iao 3 —009 nrA cxjTXT/-TYYM /Wnnmivwi MCI Communications Corp„ the 

Eat. sow# 192*0. Prev. sates 33299. WASHINGTON (Bloombcigy ^ mflv announce a plan 

.rw™* Na21cm & daaK*providermtteU^SW^l!^^^ ( . 

bw « : ■ next week that could reduce the billions of dollars n pay. 

?145 33550 J!?? ,ndeXe * co^anies 3Ccess charees that ^ pay to 

Jn 1.178 1.172 1200 1. 44 1^7 12» Jon 14100 MOJO 14IU 

Mo* 1.188 Mg 1220 UK LSI ^ Fell 142* 14020 MU 
MOT 1.192 1.193 12<8 1,192 «S MV 1422S 14075 141J 

Jo! 1.189 1.190 1211 1, 190 12K APT I422S 14020 MU 

Sep 1,190 1.191 1,190 1,196 1234 1229 Mot U320 14220 U2J 

Nov 1.192 1,196 N.T. N.T. 1217 1227 jEn 1442s 14220 141! 

Jon 1.190 1.196 N.T. N.T. 12T7 1227 JDl 14420 M43S 1*1! 

W tS JS 3 S 3 !® 
ssssssa«s..»w. Sn s aai?« 3 E" s “ 

Ntor »*«a 2B4J0 28420 2BSJ0 — 020 BRBNT CXUbE OIL (IPE> 

NtoV 28720 BUD 2S8JB0 — 840 USMHflNrlUIIIJ MUO 

AM N.T. N.T. 289JB S2M — 1J0 M 1320 1123 702 

Od H.T. H.T. moo 28 LOO — 1^ Mar 1170 1X41 1X4 

DK N.T. ALT. 27728 W-Jg — Apr I3JD 1X45 13-7 

Mcr N.T. MT. 27100 28120 —129 May M.12 1192 115 

EH. tolas *55. Prtv.32. Ooen tnL 12J57. Jun KJ T4.L5 14. T 

8) K23 14.15 14.15 M.13 — OIB 

U UA 1424 1424 1424 —009 

B8 K.T. N.T. N.T. M21 — 089 

ip N.T. N.T. N.T. 14.9T —009 

d N.T. N.T. -N.T. 1X01 —009 

Est. Sorts 192*0 . Prev. sola 23299 . 

Open Interest 139,336 

Stock Indexes 

1 137 jo 113X00 mgjq ii40Lm FT5E in (UFFB ~ w e are aiways uu« caiou m * ^ "V - g-^Wfnan for 

moMstKMMi sr-^ssr 3437j 3*47.0 _«j the BeH opaat&g axnpanies,” said Benue 

1BO7JO10OEJO 1799 JO 180020 Jm 34842 3*50.0 3459.0 — 35L0 wfl "Wf nnUlYrmHnf firmy ani l'l ll ™ , * in ents next weefc. OOl Spcm 

IRM C 182920 182ZJ0 18232. E-.vo.UP*: 1XJ57. Oaol tplertst: 67J9X Mtt S^S^UldC hT He WSS UOl mO« 

ton ■ r- ^ 

»020 48420 4B72C Spot CowimodWs cnrrcntly pays more than $5 billion annually in access charges, 

rojjB^aasjo 533 S20 cmpmoput topot pw. equivalent to about 45 percent of its total revenues. 

543X00 544020 538520 539020 Aluminum, lb 0500 0209 _ p m 1 Of 

48.520 481020 ^ 5 ^ Revived Fan Am Ready lor Takeoff 

*^0^ 48400° 4*4X2° Jjg.* S NEW YORK (Renters) -Cobb Partners and H^qoud^soa^es 

XtSTmm 979J0 98020 m nf said Thursday iey have formed Pan American Worid Airway Inc. 

iK MUD 99850 99820 ano* itwi Pan Am to a “position of world leadership and 

P ivWntfk Pr S*^ed airiine wiH be lead by Chairman and Chirf Executive 

■5^33 __ Charles Cobb Jr^ who led Cobb Partners to a winning bid for me 

Rrmneial _ cammmr company trademarks and other assets several weeks ago at a bankruptcy 

ISLw'STp «?“ « mw auctm. L Nc» York Mr. Cob bw^ ^ 

g-a as =ss *— raw- ^ or lo * w^. ^ 

7527 9524 9526 -022 REVERSE STOCK SPLIT 

7527 9524 9524 — 021 loco Mod Corp — Wor-4 — . n -a 

9*25 94_94 9*25 Undv. Nona Morrilh II — l-ter-10 HdP tllO ltPAnrrl 

9478 9*74 9477 U«A Swmord Tedi — 1-torS JT Oi lUO ACvUlU 

9458 o iji 9457 _ gjjl j 

wi «s Jg ,MCREA *f D _ __ Chevron Cora, announced three ofl discoveries which wae made 

9*27 W23 9427 +022 Eo * }ow ' Coro recently in the North Sea, Nigeria and Papua New Guinea. It said the 

SSSSSr M V S^diere^tofhnew^m 4 ^^ 

sotlHuct Stawort Eirierp Q JTT I-Z! 1-7 tlOD Slid PTOdUCtlOIL (KfUgm-Riaoer) * 

9til 94JB 9815 — 2S usual Tbe Travelers Inc, the cmnpany created by the merger of Pnmenra 

£?: SS SSSSMffi tfl wo Corp. and The Trivdes Co*m will debut on the b&w York Stodt 

2-T- Jf-T. Kg -og ACM7^s«incm m w wo F irh , qn p P . Mooday under the symbol TRV.On Tcesday Eastman Cbemf- 

oonomn; nwnmmay; Sco^iich wasspun off from Eastman Kodak Co., win tbe 

SrS^mTiTfe) the symbol EMN. . 

■ pt» of iM pd _ sow*: upi. 7.«U r>»p the largest UA jewdrv raaflg. named Larry Pollock. _ 

952I ?S26 9527 ur*ch- — president and chief executive officer of Kartens Jewelers, as its new - 

9&4 S k*7 km urSi -m fuin READERS president and chief operating officer. ^ ^ 

companies to compic 
“We are always mti 

Spot Commodlttoa 

Aluminum, lb 
CoftM. Brat, lb 
Copper MectroJytlc. lb 
Iran FOB. tan 

Silver, tray az 
Steel (scrap), ton 
Zinc, lb 


The gain in home sales surprised disappear as the economy heated 

many economists, who were gener- 
ally expecting an increase of 2 per- 

Forgjjgn Exdiango 

cent to 3 percenL It followed a 
revised 2^ percent drop in Octo- 
ber, previously reported as a 6 J 
percent decline. Sales had soared 
13.4 percent in September. 

The Western states accounted 
tor the bulk of the advance. Soles in 
that region jumped 33.8 percent to 
a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 
273,000. the highest level since 
March 1979. 

David Seiders, an economist for 
the National Association of Home 
Builders, said that although the 
housing market clearly was strong, 
he could not explain the surge in 
the West, which includes tbe soft 
Southern California market. 

“We know that some parts of the 
Western region are doing nicely." 
be said. “But I worry this is one of 
those cases where die Commerce 
Department's sampling methods 
are kind of thin." 

Robert Dederick. chief econo- 
mist at Northern Trust Co. in Chi- 
cago. said of the home-sales jump: 
“This is a number that is not likely 
to be sustained. But let’s enjoy it" 

But at an underlying level, econ- 
omists said borne sales were part of 
a fourth-quarter revival of consum- 
er activity that they expect to result 


up. The average rate on 30-year 
mortgages edged up from a 25-year 
low of 6.83 percent in October to 
7.16 percent in November. 

(AP. Bloomberg Knight-Ridder) 

NYSE Diary 

Total issum 
Mm* Hiatts 
New Low* 

Buy Salas 
Dot 39 731581 1284265 

□■C. 23 78171* 1,195.156 

Dot 37 67*259 122*268 

Dot 23 832276 1237 J® 

DOC. 22 1.152.730 120224* 

•Included In the sotn figures. 


Short- miaiiuwi 

24313 H*a LOW 06 

tSoajCO-otsof UQpct 

192M ««■ £2 2 

SAP 100 Index Options 

Total I uun 

984 1170 

1096 859 Strife CBHt-lMt PBfeLHl 

639 701 Met Nov M M ffe NN DK JM U 

2771 7730 M — — ff» — V 6 % » 

m lit 

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24S 247 443 ft 1 ft Jft - lift 12ft 15 

865 871 4S0 ft ft Ift — — — — lift 

25 27 4Shftl>----- 

M 10 CUft: total *oL398M:ioifeaaen ML 48378 

Pols: IMmL 44183.' UWaPcnMaUW 

““ Dtcn Dec ft DKtS Dan MCN INCH 

32V, — - — ft — — 

J7V- - _ - lft 2ft — 

P- Sft z I = J? = r 

■£2 CbAj: total ML B: total Boon ML SMI 
1J47 Fvft; Me* «al. 109: total now ML 115572 
42*1 Smro.'CBOE 

■ Dollar Extends Its Gains Amex Diary S! SS ft R I 

The ddbr was higher in thin % » ^ ^ ^ £ » £ fif n.t! hx g 

trading, addins to the earns it made ciaac nn. cs ow a - - n* >* »* — sw w -2.- _ f "- 1 - 

uawiipniuiiipWuwgwiHHiHNv 4» 4ft *v» 18ft in 2 ft *ft 6ft Ift Est. vofume: 80. Open IntcTOW. 

Wednesday against the Deutsche Aduonced 333 34a os j* pi 1 - nnsa- imohth euromarks cliffe 

mark and other major currencies. SSiSSod S IS iS 'S 1*. * - in S. 5 raiiBsiuiqB-^jHauM ^ 

news agencies reported from New %lS?ZZZZ r ? ^ ^ ^ ^ 

York. NewLowe 1* 10 cult: total *OL 39874:1008 own ML 48378 Doe 95^9 95-67 95, 

John McCarthy, chief dealer at wsrwai-L **«.•»» op*, ml 347*1 mot % 

ING Bank, said" the dollar had NASDAQ Diary rv» f?” Ef 61 * 5^” ? c ’ 5 S2- kS ?i 

reached a high in New York of S* 5 " -- !* 24 ! Vtil £ 

1.7370 DM as the bond market fell, a ®** S 7TL on JI Es».vouim^»j6*.^iintar« 

raising interest rates and making MaKSd* 12^ ijn sources: aeu ien. MfffcAgocfc 

1 .. 0 . . . ° . ■ ,|u> , jri Pvft: Me* «ol.Mn. UU ooqi OLU5S2 I inrr FttKMiel o l F u t ur e s 

dollar-denominated investments U4* *5*1 SonrCBOE Inn Petroleum Exchange. 

more attractive. 

Analysts pointed out that the 

lack of liquidity in the market be- U C FUTUI 

cause of (he year-end holidays v -m «r TW7 # 1 TY ■ W I APR 

” DAX Ends Year With a Bang ==== 

At the dose, die dollar was Reuters ** Lmt 0p,n rtBh 

quoted at 1 7355 Deutsche marks. FRANKFURT — The Frankfurt stock market ended 1993 trading 

4P 1 with a flourish on Thursday, bringing its rise over the year to 47 percent 

1 U 825 yen from 1 1 1 750 UP ° The 30-share DAX index rose 51.98 points 10 close at 2^66.68. with Grain 

Against other currencies, the traders hoping that investment funds would drive tbe market even Inkier gw wwn 

dollar gained to 1.4815 Swiss francs in January. iS?, ids mot 9* in itta 

from 1 .4665 francs and to 5.893 London and Paris, which have both risen to record highs recently, both 3^ »o mot « x« xjt * 

French francs from 5.8655. The retreated a little. , . . , inn . .. n .... Jg JS iSv, iSft 

pound was marginally lower, at The Financial Times-Stock Exchange index of 100 Irading British ^ in 

S1.4762. compart^with 51.4770. shares ended 33.2 points lower at 3,428.8. In Pans, the CAC-40 share 

( Reuters. AFX) index finished down 0.67 at 1281^2. m mtr pawn 

IjS; tsaftiai -pfeofioopci 

XZ gg SS2 IS -» 

oS «26 — oSm 

Mcr* 9425 94.9* 9425 Unch. 

tS Jon 9478 9*24 9*27 UndL 

Sa 94,58 9451 9*-57 —021 

B-r7* ^ 94A1 907 -OK 

3 Urr 94JS 9423 94-23 —023 

Jun 9*27 8*23 9427 + 022 

I Fta Est. volurna: 1X*31. Open Interasl: 37X708 


r n raUffOM- Pttar IN ad 

_ Mar 9649 9448 *44* —821 

jk JS 94.11 *4.18 94.15 -023 

corapanr Par Amt Pay ROC 

Dose Ctam STOCK 

!) Security Notl Fnd A SPC 2-1 1-15 


**« —aw First UntdCcrp—S-forO 


9524 — 021 incoAtedCorp — Vtor-4 

9*25 undk Nana Morellh II — l-tor-lO 

^27 iMcti. sunward Tetfi-l-tarS 

INCREASED rtinin n „ 

Easlover Corn Q 22 3-7 MS CheVTOD Coip. JJ 

initial recently in the Nortl 

ATM ration ta Bancorp . JBVj 1-31 1-14 finds Were the result 

Stowart Enferp Q At MB W £f OT production. 

\ viiV4 ;i 

DAX Ends Year With a Bang 

Mcr N.T. N.T. WJ1 —025 ACMMunISaTInan 

Jim NT- N.T. *528 —025 First UnM Coro 

^.volum«: »OaJ?itacra^M36r omoyt; nwmmlbhr; oartaHy, 

DMimUlMm - pH or 180 pet Source: UPI. 

Msr 94.58 9*53 949 —025 

Jim 952? 9S26 95.07 UrxJt- 

sv 95*8 9S45 *5A5 -021 

DOC 9S49 9547 9528 UnClL ^'ftl IB 

SS- 9SJB 9525 9528 + 021 TO OUB 

J sS S5 iSS IN H< 

SS %% %$ %% h’snever 

jua 952* 9522 9525 + 023 |q j( 

J Est. volume: 29264. Open Intarest; 714,142. 

Sources: Reuters Motif. Aseodafed Pres*. . 

London inn Financial Futures Exchange. JUST a 

Inn Petroleum Exchange. . 0250 


M 275 1-21 1-10 
Q .14 M 1-18 
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for Apple Macintosh computers, said it would take a $3 million charge to - 
lay off about 15 percent of its staff. ' (Bloomberg) ~ 

PracterA Gamble C6. acquired contrtd Of GmipagnmQifinricaSA of . 
A rgentina, which mak es cleaning products and insecticides, frtna Bunge 
y Bora SA for an undisdosed price. (Bloomberg) 

Via Anadahd Prmi 

Season Seraon 
Wall Low 

Open Ifiati Low Oos» Ota OaJrt 

pound was marginally lower, at 
S 1.4762. compared with SI. 4770. 

f Reuters. AFX) 


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17*ft 103 Marti in 37T* 177 171 V*— 02015 38.648 

129ft 100 MayH 140 141 ft 158% 140 ►020ft 4.994 

148ft IM JU94 1*6 1*8 ft 146ft 1*8 UA19 

151 in Sea 9* 141 146ft X*E 1*6 W— 021ft 1,10 

157 309 DOC** 157ft 157ft 15* 15* ft —020ft 1278 

127 111 -MM 128 4 


Agence Fnum Finn Doc. 30 


ABN Amro Hid 
ACF Holding 
Amd Rubber 

Heine* on 
Hunter Douglas 
IHC CnU me 
lnl« Mueller 
inn Nader land 
Oce Grlnten 


Raval Dutch 
Van Orn mer Ml 

WofTers/T. lower 


Volkswagen * 

Wella 8 

FAZ index :M757 
Previous : 844-16 


Amer-YWvma I 

Emo-Gutzeli 34 

Huhiamakl 1 

K.O.P. II 

Kvinmene * 

Metro i 

Nokia S 

Pohlota Si 

R(*POtQ 911 

Stockmann t 

JSSTiiJ® 12 

510 489 Mel 

440 *30 

835 822 Guinness 

. »** Gus 



W Lotaroke 

104 107 Land Sec 

3470 37 Looortc 

181 177 Lnsmo 

1320 13 Legal Gen Gro 

11* 118 Lloyds Bonk 

188 190 Marks So 

109 2*4 ME PC 

8190 84 Non Power 

90.10 *2 Naiwest 

251 2*2 Ntnwst water 
U Pec non 

p & o 
Prudent Id 
Rank Oro 

Cambtar 20ft 

Cascades 4=ft 

Dominion Text A 9ft 

Donohue a 23ft 

MacMillan Bl 2148 

Nall Bk Canada iBft 
Poeur Com. 21ft 

Quebec Tel 21ft 

Quebecor A 18 

Qoebecor B 19 

Teleolabe 7a 

Unlva N.o. 

Video tr cn 25ft 


Procardia AF 133 135 T. ..-nnln 

Sandvik B 115 114 iOFOfltO 

JS J? Abitlbl Price 15ft 

^ N ,» Aside# Ecgie 17ft 

SkondloF jW IJJ AlrConoria 5^ 

t‘S Kka 12 J2 Alberto Energy in* 

SKP ™ Am Barrlck Res 3Bft 

stortj -*tj or e 

BkNova Scalla 3<m 

Volvo S3* N.A. BC Gas Iff*. 

Hong Kong 

Bk East Asia 5350 5150 R ertltt C ol 
Cotnav Pacilic is 1*20 g^Dand 
Cheung Kong *7.5S 4425 Reed Inll 
China Light Pwr 54 S* 

Dairy Form lari 1530 1*50 RMC Group 
Hong Lung Dev 1* 1&M goj's P°7ce 
Hang Scr.9 Ban* 74 7450 RolhmrifwiHI 
Hender-kin Land 5550 g S2.'L a * ® e0 * 

HK Air Eng. *850 47.B »TZ 
HK China 60S 22.10 2120 Salisb ury 

MK Electric 30-50 * S NernXS 

HK Land 2720 24*0 5aH Power 

HK Reair-7 Trml 26.90 25 i* Sears Holds 
HSBC Holdings IIS 112 Syiern Trenf 
HK Shong Mils 15.*0 1X10 5J«i 
HK Telecomm 1450 1450 Slebe 
HK Ferry II AO 11.10 Soihh Nephrt* 

Hutch rthamnoa 3925 J82S 5 m K!! , i. , J5!f, 6 
_ HvsanDev 3025 28.40 SmimfWHJ 

Brussels Jardlne Molh. 30 7j SwAlIKjnce 

j online 5tr Hid 36 X75 Tata & Lvle 
ACK'UM 2450 2*25 K-owloon IWatar 99 70 22_H Tesco 

AGFin Mandarin Orienl 1020 10.10 Thom SMl 

Arbed «« 4I» v.iramor Hotel 2020 30 

gar CD 2200 2175 Nt „ pev *2 3435 TSB Group 

Bek oort 20900 20850 5HK p—— 7050 6? Unltrver 

Cocker 111 155 154 55 5 5^5 umbiscuIIl 

Cobepa 5750 5730 Swire p _, A ffljo M Vodafone 

Delhalff 13« 1322 Tai Chewg Pros l*.7U IS *50 War Loan 3ft 

Eleci rebel 6740 6750 358 3S Wellcome 

GIB 1560 1530 y/narl Hoia iats 35.75 W III tarns H0o3 

S BL - ™ SSS Wing Oninll 1110 i?.W Willis Corroon 

§232*, fc SS Wmsor ImL 1*50 1*30 F.T. 30 Inctav : MW58 

S S! Sffi'BV™ » 

Royal Beige 5831 5760 

SocGen Banauc 9130 9130 

Sac Gen Betawuo 26*0 ,»« 

Safina 1^0 14^5 

Solway 1*800 1*775 

rraciebel 10700 I MOT 

UCB 25975 25825 

Current Start Index : 7543.12 B l /voor 

prevloin : 7507 20 Buttata 


AknM Alstom 

Banco ire (Clel 




Clmcnls Franc 
Club Med 
Eurod taney 
Gen. Eaux 

I meted 

L afarge Coopee 
Lyon. Eau* 
Oreal IL'J 
Mkhelln B 

PvcWnev Inti 
133 Pefnod-Rtaord 

12J5 Prlntarnps (Aw) 
1*5 Rodtatechntaue 
i*B Rh- Poulenc A 
XI* Roll. St. Louts 
Redouta ILal 
sainf Goaaln 

5ta Gene rol e 

80 Thomsan-CSF 






Col«8 Mvcr 







*74 9J8 
S 4.*4 
17A2 17.12 
420 *-22 
MUe 0*8 072 

fer 5*0 524 

425 414 
18.40 18.W 
i£2 *.75 
5A0 i33 

6C Telecom 25 

9 F Reolfy Hds OJH 

Bramohra 041 

Brunswick Oft 

CAE 7ft 

Camdey 5 

CISC 33ft 

Ccnodian Paclflc 21ft 
Can Packers 13 

Can Tiro A 17ft 

Cantor 41 

Cara S 

CCL lad B 
Com Inca 
Caraest Exp! 

Denison Mlo B 


3MOu minimum- Oakn pertarsM 

3.91 '6 1*8 Mar 94 Xflft 1.91ft 10 Uift-OOIft 22441 

147ft 2J4 May** 147ft 3*9 147ft 1*1 -000ft 4JH 

147ft 137 All 9* l*4ft 148ft 14Sft 147ft 40110 ft *21* 

148 UB'-I Septa 147 l«ft 147 148 1226 

151ft lUftDecta ID *0X1 70* 

Est. sain HA wed's, sfees *A24 
wed’s open ini 40.1*3 up 704 
corn ram 

5X00 bu mlninun- asllars per busM 

104 L32ftMrr*4 104ft UMk 103ft 104 *0JRftl51Jfe 

1 at UfftAtarta ZOfft 109ft 204ft 209 *20714 TUB 

104 241 JMt4 104ft 109 384 101 ft -tQJUft 594SD 

2J7 240ft Sep *4 187 149 246ft 24Sft *1X1 ft *451 

170 244ft DCC *4 149ft 2JU 249ft 249ft 31447 

175ft 253ft Mar 95 US'* 175ft 275 175V4 1409 

17]ft 274ftMay*5 17Vft 2J1V. 171ft 170ft *04014 184 

170ft 27 4ft 44*5 178ft 378ft 170ft 278ft *080 ft 233 

Dec*S IS *081 4 

Est. salts 28X00 wedftsfees 30475 
WMrsoocnM 329407 UP 3701 
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Lorn Open 







♦801 13X91 


9BJBMOTM 9*91 





-004 1,994 


98X1 Jun M 9*19 



—0X2 IT 


9834 SOT M V5J9 




-80* 5 


9071 Dec ta (5X1 




-004 7 


m»6tarfi 9534 



UP 314 

9L4J . 

91X1 SOT 95 HX 

9*92 . 


*5X1 ‘ 

9LTBDec*5 -**43 


I ESt. Kin. OX2J feed's, softs -97X25 

90 Marta 





— 19 3X7(1 

Wed’s aped W 2.100140 UP 



978 May 94 





-19 1*144 




999 JU 94 





-31 9AO 

1 SP«r pound-1 pacolwsjcissiLOOOl 


1020 Sep 94 





-11 601* 


LOOOMarta 1X7U 


10(1 DecU 





-15 4X45 


'1X50 Junta 1X670 


1077 Mar 95 





-18 &IW 




nil Marts 


-18 4X28 


1X890 DecM 1X586 








-8 2X98 

3LBMS NA WecTs-Stde* 



1320 Sep 95 


-8 30 

WKrsOPOTW 30X84 all 378* 

ESL softs 

5.T7I feed’s, (fees 



Lew oast Che OpM - 

+20 835 

+20 I 

•20 I 



- A* 

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Wed’s aeen kd eusi up B2 
1 5jbo Bji- cem per o. 

13370 tllSJanta 10110 10540 10110 10*40 -8115 1254 

13(25 84J0 Marta 104.30 10940 10430 10723 -040 11444 07670 OTSJSOecta ___ U9DI 

13580 89JBA6CV94 10945 HITS 10945 IlfiJB -0145 2427 | 87515 .07374Mr«S 07500 07900 07500 07*7 

135X0 103-53 Jul 94 11150 1H5D 11125 11190 —040 14M 

134J0 IQSJOSrtJta 11470 -040 

a*X0 10*88 Noyta IUS0 -040 • 

132X0 KOSDJanfS 11770 -040 

11*75 104X0 Mar 93 117.90 -040 

Moy»S 11770 -040 

Est. softs 1300 WWft-Sfecs 1M0 
Wed's opeaM 19255 ell 50 


f per dr-l point equcfeSUBOl , 

0X713 OTSMAMTM 07490 07530 0J4T» 07519 *29 31415 

07005 02343 Jtnta OJ405 02515 07475 07511 +30 1251 

.15 2254 I 02740. (L7343SepM 07475 07305 07472 07901 +31 494 

07670 0731 5 Dec 9* 07301 *82 3D 

87515. - (L7376Mcr95 07300 07300 07300 07497 +32 1)1 

Est sataA KA. Wed’s, sola 2X08 
HfeTsaPBl kit 24.123 off H17 
s per mortal pokteauab sugar 

06305 05481 MV *4 05761 0-S771 05722 04729 — 33T15X85 

04133 8J407 Junta 05720 8X720 0503 0370) —3* 1134 

04085 OS35Septa 05700 OSOO 05885 05183 -34 1*1 

Eta.fiotas 31134 Wed's. softs C1ABT 
MKTicpnW 110412 UP 19777 . 

S par IWft I petal «m4s 0400001 

n8OfraOX088MMnrtaf UMBhU) X W97 a LO Q8 9*lU|UBft6 -5 97484 
OXD9M53XO9O02Junta 8X09000000980814089898X09003 -4 3437 

ftXOMWROOfOBSepta - 0X09099 —5 W 

EsLPdn 10,917 We'v softs 1349 
Wed’s epan 88 101217 dp HI 
S KMT fnzic- 1 PoH Mucis Asm 

07195 OAJMMa-M 048M 0411* 08710 84730 -57*492 

07070 0491 JUB *4 0*85 04770 0*13 0(724 St Z72 
87000 0.64X0 SIP *8 04732 * — * 21 

EAedee 31 Sm WftTs. softs 24445 
VtadtaopraM 49J92 all 2*23 

Fosters Brew VZ T3S 

Goodman Field 148 IM 

ICI Australlq 10X6 9.75 

Magellan 113 114 

MIM 17* 279 |gJ%5 ,rvt,rA 

Not Ami Bank 1125 110* 

News Carp *72 975 

Nine Nefwartc 540 5X8 Fft+enw Chaii a 

H Broken HUI 159 353 El* a 

Pioneer inn 270 2x2 

Nmndy Poseidon 153 1« 

OCT Resources 149 148 SiL'iS i , R “ 

Santos 187 377 ESStoGUd Mines 

TNT 1X2 u* M * nes 

VYeslern Mining 7.13 772 


23X00 toL- cents eerts 

10*40 7155 Jill 9* BUS SUB E48 

10750 73X0 Marta 8350 8148 BUO 

ft 70 7*50 Apr** B7D 8370 8178 

10278 7340 May M S3J0 13.90 8275 

8950 7*. » Jun 9* BITS 8375 8375 

WL95 7*20 JU 94 8*80 8*10 B20 

10330 7*90 Sea 94 8*30 84JD 8180 

101-90 75750k ta »US 8*85 8*50 

SLSB 7450 JOT 95 

99X0 71X0 Re6 *S 

8*50 7*30 Mar 95 0*90 8*90 8*50 

88X0 7*85 May 95 

8850 TUHJtafS 

■440 75JBAUB9S 

8195 7*.MSot«S 

83.10 75200095 

8330 7775 taw 95 

Easctas 9500 Wetfs. softs *X56 

Westpac Banking *70 *48 I 

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Bov Vereinsbk 

BMF Bank 



Daimler Beta 


Ot Babcock 

Deutsche Bank 




F KruppHocscti 



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De Beers 
Hianvcia sieei 

Nedtoik Gro 
SA Brows 
SI Helena 
western Deep 

1750 1750 
7350 9150 

*5525 5190 | §®V 

IDO^ *7 Sam ata 
57 55.75 CEPSA 


io* n» I"*? 1 

23 2175 Ercros 
1*50 1575 Iberdrola I 
sSjs sin H8PS01. 

2725 2750 TflbQCBtatB 



B9V 3115 3075 

.. . Bco Centro* His* WOO 3105 SSO PaulO 

53 ISSfi C ° ,ander ha. ^ ganootJoBriBlI AM 

m a IS 

4875 *775 TefttonJCO 1830 II 

82 ai S£. General Index : 3i*.T* 
os-M bi cn Previews : JMJ* 

6 uS IS Poran 

1010 T?ftfe 

SS ^ valet 
3990 3*00 varto 
1830 IIW 

9525 9150 
44 4*13 
18X0 1&45 
48 *7 


Brahma 4*000 1 

Paranoponema 39CXI 
Petrobras 37500 : 

Teftfcras 109*0 1 

vole Rio Dace 27400 : 

Varlg 59000! 

Bovewa Index : STMS 
Prevtons : 37340 



Cerebos am bjo 

City Dev. 0 8 

DBS 1130 1120 

FrmerNeave IM WO 

Gent tog 20.90 20X0 

Golden Hooe « 354 3X8 

Hume Industries 550 5.90 




Lum Chang 

5.*5 5.91) 
1150 U» 
in 170 
7X2 1X7 

Mataran Banks '050 

Hudson’s Bav 

interprrrr pipe 





Magna Inti A 

Mark Res 
MocLean Hunter 
Homo ini a 
Naranda Inc 
Ncrcndg Forest 
Nome Energy 
Nlfiern Telecom 
Nava Corn 
Poewrfn A 
Placer Dame 
Po« Petrotaum 
Ray rack 

Kt 5 ! 06 ' 

Rural Bank Ccn 
Sceptre Res 
S cotrsHo sp 
Seas ram 
Sears Con 
Shell Con 

754 574ft J ot M 7X1 ft 7X4 7X1ft 704ft +UBft 15XS2 

754 589ft Mar 9* 7.10 7.14M 7.10 7.19ft +0JBM 744M 

751 552ft May 94 7-lZVi 7.16ft 7.1Jft 7.15ft *004 B*6 

750 StaftJUlta 7.12ft 7.14ft 7.12ft 7.15ft +004 20452 

755 430 Auata 701 709 704 7X7ft *00214 <XH 

*74 *17 Sea94 *75 *7714 *75 *7714 *002 1717 

757ft 555ft Marta *49 4J0ft *4tft *50 *00214 10867 KH95 7*20 JUta PM 

*54 *1lftJOT*5 655 *55ft 454ft *5544*00214 544 1BI3D 7*93 Sec *4 8*30 

*40 *42 Mcr 95 457ft *40 *S7ft *40 *0X2ft 70 101-90 7175 Dec 9* 8SJ5 

*55 *42ftJul95 *40 440 050 *48 * 0X3ft 122 BLSB 7 670 Jan 9 J 

*50ft S4TV4NOW9S *25 *25 422 *22ft 20 — - 

EsL sates 33X00 feed's, soles <7543 
WatfiopenW 172540 UP 3484 

lOOtans-daUrsMTian ... 

23950 18*40 Jan *4 20*40 20*91 2QL40 203J0 *030 12543 02X5 79. to Sep 93 

23750 185JDM<rta 30*40 30*70 20350 2BLS0 SJBl 83.10 75200095 

22MB 18550 May 94 20*80 20118 20*10 20*10 13587 (130 7775 Mw 93 

230X0 I9120JJ94 205X0 20540 20*40 20470 11705 ECLSGtaS *500 feed's. softs 

223X0 19350 AoeW 20350 20*10 2035} 20*00 *830 5783 WecfsePenM 48748 all W 

210X0 1*340 Sot 94 202X0 2E2X0 2)1X0 201X0 -X.10 2422 SLVSl (NCM30 

204X0 19*GOOctM 199X0 199X0 1*850 198X0 +070 1.1M 5X00 troy (c.- cents ocrlrayaL 

209 JO *80Dec*4 1*0X0 1*150 1*750 19750 MOO jw 2885JOTM 

200X0 19*00 JOT *5 19750 1*750 1*750 19750 *030 81 fl*0 44SXFOTM 

,^y«n ' , ' M S5*S 34*OMarta 51*0 

Wetfsocenrt 8 *82 8 UP 743 

40000 8B- aoan per IM Bl* 

29.05 2130 Marta 2*92 29.15 

2855 715SJUIM 2B» 3*70 

28X0 2145 Aug ta 2775 2755 

2*90 2241 SOT 94 2*80 27X0 

24JX Z2.ieOetta 2555 24X0 

25X5 a«D6Cta 2575 2545 
2500 ZT AS JOT 95 

Est.sdes 19X00 feed's, sales 19733 
feed's open W 9*741 up 474 


♦ 043 7544 

+ *35 825 

+870 5498 

♦ 835 3X48 
+855 3734 

+045 1701 

+870 214 






20*0 Jot ta 





*0X8 9747 

21 .13 Mar *4 






21 JOMovta 2892 




-038 17,122 





2145 Aug ta 





♦031 4X21 






♦035 3788 






♦032 1.90* 






♦OH 3-557 

2T AS Jot 95 


•015 IM 


305 JOT 94 


4658 Feb 94 



3*50 Warm 51*0 




STIXMavta J1L5 





3nXAdta S28 

Kn q 



561 J 

37*5 SOT 94 SSLS 




308 Dec ta 3318 




4018 Jot 93 



41*5Mor9S 53*0 







000 Ad IS 



4918 SOT 93 





5i me Darby 

S nore Land 
S*pgre Pres* 
Sing Steam SWP 

14X0 1*80 
7.90 7.95 
&IS fliS 
1*90 1*90 
S.40 SJ5 
*30 4J4 
745 TA5 
4X0 *X5 
liffl 15-90 
42* 4 10 

JTpctb Telecomm 378 3-3 

strain Trading *12 *5 

uofl 11 n 1 mo 

UOL 2X3 2X4 

grd» Times Ind. ! 23*41 
PrrrBoS : 2*24X3 

2 * 

Shell Can 38ft 17ft 

SherrlH caraon 10ft HP* 
SHL 5rttemflse We * 
Scumcm T7H 17ft 

Scar Aerasnoce 18ft 18 

St+lcu A 8ft 8ft 

Tainmon Energ 29 30ft 
TertB 231% 22ft 

Themscn News 14ft 16ft 
Toronto Damn 21ft 7!ft 
To r s t a r B 24ft 24ft 

TransaJia Util ISft 1518 
TronsCda Pipe ZJft 2Dft 
Triton FW A 3ft 345 
Trlmoe 15ft 15ft 

Trlxec A 094 096 

Uni carp Energy 8X0 N.Q. 
TSE 300 UB! 029X8 
Prev leas : 4]e*JB 


AX a Inti B 188 IBS 

Aiusuisse S new »*6 .630 
S3C 8rftn 3o» B 1CM I0J4 
ClSOGftgyB wo 9M 
C5 neidtaas B N A. — 
Eiektraw 8 4180 }]« 

Fischer B jlD3 1123 

interdlKsunt 3 TOO 2915 
jeimoll B 952 9H 

LSRdiS G»r R BOS 575 
LX-J Mid B 705 735 

Meewmtt* B 4C 04 
tleshe R 1283 1770 

Oeriik. Bgrhrte P '40 »3> 

-,-S* Hds PC 4309 6225 
Sefra Repusiie i3*so jb 
SenSarB ^60 




-certs per®. 


7tU0FebW 72X2 




+0X8 31X74 


7020 Aar 94 7iD 




+09 17X87 


71X5 Junta 7145 




♦030 1*5U 


7H2DA1JQ94 71X3 






71870crta 7273 







72X4 Dec 94 7140 











Est ife* 

9720 feed’s soft- 


Wed's open 73X12 up 4M 

1 U4-UN 


5000 fcs.- cats per ft. 


7990 Jot 94 8270 







7952 Mar M 8077 







7930 Aorta 7737 







W8SMOV94 790 







79XSAUOM 00 







79 JO Sep 94 000 






77X5 NOV 9* 




79JBOC7 95 



ESt. Soft! 

1X57 feed's SOkfl 


WWsopenint 11X04 is 14* 





4030 FOT 9* 4*90 




+00 11.127 | 


•S27 Junta 52.10 







«uojmu 310 





4535AUB94 SL10 







43X80etta 470 

47 90 






4539 DecM 49JK 






tt.90 Fed 95 4*90 




+ 035 





Est. sfees 

307 VtafisO+1 


WWsncenW 2SXS2 uo 30 


«JW tos^ certs oer to. 

61 15 

39.10 Feb 94 5*30 




+ 0X5 



3*60 Mcr 94 1*43 





61 JO 

4O0May94 57.90 

59 JO 




39 JO Ad M 5*10 







*LQB*ifi1* 5*10 






E3. colas 

2X1? few’s. HM9S 


feed’s open k» 9X7* oft S4 

SO troy OT- data per Vuy t*. 

427.00 33*00 Jon *4 383X0 39580 393X0 38*90 +2X0 1179 , 

42*50 SUOAprM 39150 29880 391X0 397X0 +*80 1*124 5*9 

428X0 357X0 Ad 94 39*9 399X0 377X0 3*89 +4X0 1783 58X5 

39*9 348X00(5*4 «H10 +4X0 234 1 

3RM JMJOJanVS «J 9 +*00 IM 

Estsfees NA WecTs-ifeas 3459 

108 bay a*- daBara ear kay a* 

33940 JOT M 394X0 39740 235X0 29578 +0.10 22749 

-~i^w vwie >>w» I 3078 

40*80 ♦*» 1,198 I 2878 

OUO +830 1774 I 2877 

40*70 +070 3788 | 2823 

411 JO +830 1 — “ 

4098 +830 34 


9*11 Marta *178 9*79 9*28 9*7* —OX) 24X84 

9* 15 JUnta 9*9 9*9 9*51 9*51 -UB 5772 

9AttSeo«4 9*25 —803 421 

DocW 9553 —0X4 1 



50X00 tab- CM*8 POT b. , . 

<7X0 5542McrM <775 4*18 <772 47X8 +0.13 27X93 

48X0 57X7MOVN 4175 4935 48X6 6*53 +01810X09 

69 JD SUDAN M 69X0 9X0 49X0 03S +025 4384 

<7X0 597100*4 <7X0 4770 4730 4770 +0X4 9*4 

44X5 SMB Dec W 6*50 4*90 4*40 - 4*85 +432 5J» 

47X0 ffl-SOMarK 67A0 +820 50 

<770 4*OOMay9S 48W SUB 48X0 946 -830 

EsLsabK nxoo Wed’s. nUey 7X98 
WbdftapOTH 49X38 up 700 

4225 XUSJotM 4475 4*95 . 4180 . 4*14 -044 11384 

42X0 4U9RPN 4*99 4EL15 4*10 4*52 —OAT 55701 

4070 437SMarW 44X0 45X6 44X0 4*33 -87! 34,131 

5825 -XUBAfe-M- 4*40 - 4*80 «L9D 4*08.-852 21X78 

57 JO 413>MDrM 44X9 4*45 4B70 4240 1*3 2*478 

5880 4375 Jun 94 44X0 . 4*78 .4*D0 41X8 -8X2-1*824 

57X0 4*50 Ad *4 4120 4535 4*40 4*40 —85711X32 

5SM 4535 Aug 94 4520 4435 4540 45.11 —0X2 . 

57.17 4473 SOTta 47X0 47X0 . 45X0 4*18 -072 3X» 

3730 47700(294 48X0 40X0 47 X <7.13 —0X2 1332 

SUD 4U0NovM 49 JD .49X8 48X5 4888 -052 

59X0 49X0 Dec 94 49X0 49.90 49X3 49X0 -072 3JR 

5*9 S830JOT9S 5040 5075 50X0 0X1 -OS 833 

5875 ■ SUBM09S- 0X3 ^*59.91 

57X8 503SMar95 . 4868 -052 92 

33X0 4W0A«>r95 ■ - 0JB —OS 

3170 03SMoyTS 0X8 —052 ' 

51X0 079 Jun 95 0XB — 057 

EsLsdes NA. feed's. soft* 53X90 ■ 

tWineiW IttB up 017 

2095- ll*IFebta MX4 140 1*13 1*73 -OSVBM5 

2L» MSZMwM 1478 1478 UX4 14X7 —827*5338 

988 MdOAfe-ta 1*51.. 15X8. 1*74 UX0 — 823 3OJ0 

1880 15X1 May 94 1522 1134 15X1 1*13 -UMW® 

21X5 -1530 Junta 1574 ISXI 1535 150 — 8KJU17 

3078 . 13J UUIW 1575 UX3 150 150 _aw 17X*2 

2878 .1578X40 M 15X5 15X5 15JN 15X5 . -03*17X94 

2875 1*00Sot9< 1*15" 1*15 1*10 1*10 -*1X13X0- 

3823 16340C3N. 1430 .1*33 1*18 .1401 -AW L34t 

A0 1*43 Nov 14 1*0 18X7 1*0 140 -JHMXM. 

55 1J55F2! 1M7 «x7 i*ss 1477 -ur*2” 

17.12 1472JOT95 140 1**0 1*80' I4J0 —80 *» 

8U4 T7X4MorT5 17.12 17.13 17.12 17J2 -«Lia V* 

20 30 170 JOT 9S 170 170 .1735 I7JB -02^02 

2880 T70DK95 1775 1735 I77S 1775 -ftte-TIJW 

BttaNy NA. feferx-sfees 5*995 
Ved-SCPinhV 41*553 Slf 8999 

111-04 — U 
110-17— 16 
W-J9 — 16 

<2X00 (kd-centl per gal ... 1 • 

»X0Dta« 0.10 3970 3*30 3877 -CO W5 

OX 3848FOTM 4870 4130 39X5 "4PXB —*048*72 

jxo «0 Marta flJS 4*9 410 09 

B9 4*85 Apr*4 4173 4575 4*90 4589 -8X3 IMB 

JH5 *** Marta e*40 4*9 4540 450 

D0 45X0 Jan 94 44X0 4*80 4*25 4*4* —0X2 V? . 

ffl9 4*0X494 00 00 00. 43.10 -MJ® 

540 4420 SOTta aas -40.1XB 

;»f. »we na W 80c.sfeei 37498- ... .i ... 

Wed's open b* 14*029 UP 295'. • • 

__ Stock indexes ■' 

784 J 930 x Index •- • .,. 

™ 1 *rns 0*30 MarM 4710 471x5 mu 44975 -hobiX*- 

SS <72.15 02.15 449X6 4780. — IJOfcMgi- 

«« «3X» 471.13 <72.10 -ixr ^nr 

0*M 42979 D+<ta 47160. -10. fW 

BB.u*o* NA Watfxeatee gum , . . ... 

Wwft open hf 1 83X09 00 101 • • 

+, ft . - - -- V 

Sutter PC aio Ota 

Surveillance B 1*3° ’S 
Swiss Bnk Cara 9 06 

5wBs R e lns ir R NA — 

Swissair fl 780 7M 


Wnieemiir 9 M3 SS7 
Zunc*i Ass S ISOS Wf 

79X3 7750 

aio oio 

1930 1885 

SJ00 B>*- cents Pm Sl 

WJ5 dlJOAta-ta «45 7400 713S 7fX5 -335 35.119 

9*50 6275 Mar 94 75J0 7550 73X0 7110 —US 9715 

03 4*90 Ad M 7*30 24X0 74X0 M0 -U0 £tt* 

BJO 4BJ0 Septa 77X0 77 JO 75X8 750 -3X5 1.941 

91JD OOASDecM KLOO BUO 77.10 71 . 13 -375 1X0 

0Ptf-S1MO-f*s&3MsDfWpcQ Ww ft openhtf rnm rgt u?| ’’ •’ ■^. r, v 

I20J1 M Marta11S-2S IIS-24 114.11 114-19 -10* 27300 NYTS CWp7m«( Oml .. , 

119.29 9106 Ante 114-21 114-23 UVI6 113-17—103 I2XO RttMeM - " ^ ^ - 

jj'jj Septa lO-ti m-H. i 12-79 112-18 —1 02 I7JN 3flX5 Mnaie+ u mu ' inw ign w« 

118-08 91-1* OKtallMl H30J D2-8S IMS -102 12^4 WAS MUDJotM M0 »4 £££ • 

IC4-® 107-48 MarfSm-W IfUH I IT- 17 111-11 —107 S SecS ae£u S5 ? 



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IIS-20 *8-15 JOT 9} 

111-14 UM0 SOT *5 
113-M 104-25 Dec ft 
Cit.wdw 1*000 fewrvvdes ilu<i 

IW-19 —102 
109-29 -102 
XHt —102 

3223 thru BUO 8*00 7*90 78.90 -370 06 Wed’iaptnW HUB e» 0*3 

Mayft OBJO -US 2 

ESL soles 19.12* Woo’S, sun 11X28 
MW* aeon ire 51x23 up 2272 

SUGAR-WORLD II (NCSEI I ib-bb iso-sz jwnwhd iff 

1 12X00 8k.- cpm w Kl { Ed. sales 5800 wnn.Kto 

110 B5BW94 UJ2 KLB3 DL4S BL77 -001 44X38 I WfAiMnW HOB UP 393 

110 BJOMnta 1*98 I1XI 100 1033 34X27 EURODOLLARS toMBT) 

11X5 9.15 Ad H 1888 U9I 1081 HUD -UB 1505 I 11 (ROaiMasfeHBaa. 

name indn-ai* 5M8 nbpo 

US-22 99-22 Mar Ml 00-36 103-29 M34S B307— 20 - 34X11 
103-01 100-02 JunMUS-U 103-00 UB-13 102-18- 18 39 

Est sales MOB Wnrsfen m 

20X0 SSUOSOTta MJD WTfr 2078. 24135 — 4J0^ : 
2*170 23735 Dec M 242X0 382X0 142X0 2AJQ -0X0 . 

Es. sales ha ifeTinia 1X91 - ■■ 

wwjopotw 4 j» w iM. • ■ * 

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Cbm . 

Haxtfs UU2S ■ 

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British Coal 

Kohl Sees 
More Cuts 

Investor’s Europe 



^ 9 Privatization Set, but Little Left to Sell In Budget 


ROME— Italy, which has expe- 

rimpwl drrailK nf .ii.J il — *" x • - 

announced on Thursday the lowest 
annual inflation rale in 24 ycaii ' 
Official data showed mfiatirm 
averaged 42 percent in 1993Jxi0w 
the government's forecast of AS 
percent and sharply down from 5.4 
peroni in’ 1992. It was the lowest 
rate since the 2.8 percent annp ff i 
increase recorded: in .1969. 

BAe Sells Unit _ 
In Netherlands 

CanpiledbvOw Staff From Dispatches 

LONDON — British Aero 
space PLC said Thursday it 
mid sold a Dutch construction 
unit. Ballast Nedam BV, for 
£175 million ($261 millio n). 

The buyers included Hoch- 
tief AG, a German construc- 
tion company, and Interoar ! 
tionale Nederianden Groep 
NY, a Dutch banking concern. 

• .. BAe said the proceeds 
would be used to reduce its 
debt, which stood at£721iml- 
hon as of June 30. up from 
£25? millioir a year earner. 

. Ballast Nedam said some of 
its shares would be floated on 
the Amsterdam exchange in 
the spring. (Reuters, AFX) 

The monthly inflation figure was 
even lower. The cost of hvmg rose 
by only 4 percent in. Dcxsendxx. ' 
jMttmg. Italy, only _a notch b ehind 
Germany on the price front. 

Next year's average inflation tar- 
get has been set at .3.5 percent hut 
on Tuesday, Fame Carlo 

Azeglio Ciaxnpi said h was realistic 

to expect ihe .M to 15 
percent by December 1994. 

- A severe recession- helped con- 
trol inflation, but the final figure is 
all the more surprising in view of 
the 30 percent fall in the value of 
the lira w gp ri fw i most - c m ir ra o ira ff i s. , 
This pushed up lie cost of imports.. 

A landmark cost-of-labor accord 
reached in July abolished decades 
of automatic salary increases and 
this put a damper csi prices. Tl was 
one of the changes in recent 
m onth* t tel , have attacked die very 
root causes of Italy’s endemic infla- 
tion,”' said an economist at the 
hank Credrto Italiano. 

The agreement wifi bear its fruits 
for several more years by li miting 
pay increases to official inflation 
targets and establishing a finn hnlr 
between wages and productivity. 

Other changes in the Italian 
economy ' tirenkdy to make sure 
consumer prices do not spiral up- 
wards. The spread of supermarket 
chains after decades in which they 
played only a marginal role is also 
forcing tr aditional comer stores to 
, keep prices low to stay in business. 

l- Reuters 

LONDON — Britain’s once- . 
mighty “King Coal" is up for 
sale next year. 

Bui with its market eroded by 
less expensive imported coal, 

natural gas and -nuclear power, 
the sale of state-owned British 
Coal will hardly be the “ultimate 
privatization" that, the govern- 
ment once promised. 

Now, the government says it 
. has no idea whaithe future holds 
for the industry that powered 
Britain's in d ustrial revolution. 

“I don’t pretend to say whai it 
will be in three, five or 10 years," 
Industry Minister Michael He- 
sdtine, who introduced the legis- 
lation to privatize the industry, 
said. “The marks will be the 

The industry has shrunk in the 
past year to 22 mines and 15,000 
workers from 50 mines and 
50,000 workers — a far cry from 
the 1920s, when 12 million min- 
ers unled in more than 1.000 col- 

A storm of public anger greet- 
ed government plans in late 1991 
to shut 31 of the 50 coal mines 
then in operation and throw 
. 3QjOQQ miners our of work as it 
whipped British Coal into shape 
for privatization. 

Protest marches, newspaper 
editorials and a revolt within the 
governing Conservative Party 
persuaded the government to 
give 12 of the condemned mines 
a reprieve for “market testing." 

But right of them have since 
dosed, and with unsold coal con- 
tinuing to pfle up, the others are 
expected to shut down as wdL 

The total number of operating 
mines could dwindle to 10 by the 
itme of the sell-off. expected in 
mid- 1994, energy specialists say. 
And the industry’s law-term 
outlook is even mote bkaL 

T don’t see any British coal 
industry worth talking of in 10 or 
15 years,” Steve Thomas of the 

*1 don’t see any 
British coal 
industry worth 
talking of in 10 or 
15 years.’ 

. . Steve Htomas, Sussex 

science policy research unit ai 
Sussex Univereity said. “The tune 
left for the coal industry is the 
time it will trite to exhaust easily 
recoverable reserves in existing 

And this the public’s re- 
sponse to the industry’s fate has 
Men one of indifference. 

Plans call for British Coal to 
be sold to private operators in 
five regional packages covering 
the Midlands, Yorkshire, Wales, 

northeastern England and Scot- 

But unlike previous privatiza- 
tions, which added billions of 
pounds to the Treasury's coffers. 
this sale is not expected to raise 
any thing, bws»*g of clean-up li- 
abilities that the government will 
assume for the mines. 

Sane trace the industry’s de- 
cline to the privatization of Brit- 
ain’s energy sector that was di- 
rected by former Prime Minister 
Margaret Thatcher and the gov- 
ernment’s to rely on 

market forces in setting energy | 

The move freed the big elec- 
tricity- gen era ting companies 
that ted been British Coal's big- 
gest customers to shop else- 
where, and they turned abroad 
for lower-priced coal supplies. 

Critics say that Britain, which 
has half of Western Europe’s 
coal supplies, is wasting a valu- 
able resource and jeopardizing 
its long-term energy security by 
relying increasingly cm foreign 

The National Union of Mine 
Workers also has accused the 
government of running down the 
industry as a political vendetta 
against the union, still headed by 
Arthur Scargill who led a year- 
long strike in 1984-85. 

But ywn* say the strike exacer- 
bated the industry's problems by 
raising doubts about the reliabil- 
ity of coal as an energy source. 

BONN — Chancellor Helmut 
Kohl sees a need for additional 
spending cuts tc make Germany 
more competitive. 

“In 1995 as made a number of 
important and jn popular decisions 
to secure the future."' Mr. Kohl said 
in his annual New Year’s speech, 
the text of which was distributed on 
Thursday. “But nevertheless secur- 
ing the future forces us to make 
more aits." 

Disappointed with higher taxes, 
falling income and facing job secu- 
rity. voters have given the Bonn 
coalition poor marks in polls ahead 
of next year's marathon stretch of 
19 local, state, national and Euro- 
Dean Parliament elections. 

The government is busy trying to 
persuade voters that its program of 
bdi-tightecir.2 is the only way to 
improve the economy and strength- 
en industrv tn the long term. 

Recent economic data show that 
output factory orders and business 
confidence in Western Germany 
are rising. 

Mr. KohL b a sirens appeal for 
national uni tv. urged Germans not 
io despair as ihe ranks of the unem- 
ployed swell tc record highs. 

“We have to solve the problems 
that be ahead. " he said. “What we 
need is courage and realism, initia- 
tive anc 

Finance Minister Tfcec Waigel 
said he would resist any attempts to 
reverse social wsifara cjls in next 
years fed era. budget. 

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UnchT < 

IniemsnWJl Herald Tntainc 

With Nr w Yftar a Trade Giant BANESTO: it Needs $3.5 BWon BANK: 
wim new xear, a iraae irwui **» w^^^-*** a Deal a 

BRUSSELS — At the stroke of midnight Friday, 
the world's largest trading Hoc — the Enropean Eco- 
nomic Area — will be bom, Unking the 12-nation 
European Community and five of its neighbors. - 

Tbe new bloc will be larger than the Nmth Ameri- 
can Free Trade Agreement — consisting of the United 
States. Canada and Mexico— -in . terms of population, 
trade volume and gro© domestic product of its mem- 
ber countries. It extends tfie.ECs angle market to 
Austria, Finland; IcdanA Norway and Sweden. 

Under the agreement, nationals of any of the 17 
nations will have the right to seek work in any of the 
other countries. Businesses also will have the right of 
free movement- 

The accord takes in five of ite seven members of the 
European Free Trade Association, and-fonrof than— 
Austria, Norway, Sweden and Fmiand — are negotiat- 
ing for foil membership in the EC On e other member, 
Liechtenstein, may -sc& to join .soon. 

The rcmatiung EFTA country, Switzotand,, voted^ 

in a referendum not to' seek membership. The Swiss 
Instead are seeking bilateral trading accords with the 

Community. - 

- The four prospecfiveEC members have expressed 
hope they will be about to join the Community a year 
from now. But EC officials nave said their Jan. 1, 1995, 
target dale far EC membership could prove too ambi- 
tious a gpaL Difficult negotiations are expected in 
early 1994 for all four applicants, and they wfll need to 
get their electorates’ support for membership in refer- 

The rulvent of the EEA wifl mean more ^competition 
• in areas^such as public contracts, b an k ing and insur- 
'-aoce, several indnstriahsis said. 

But they said the accord was limited in that it did 
not extend to agriculture and did not remove border 
controls -between the countries. . 

. Austria, in particular, complains that some of its 
. products will, continue, lo recave less favorable treal- 
oment thgir those Erran Eastern Europe. ■ 

Continued from Page 9 
staff and splashed on marketing to 
enhance its image. 

Mr. Rojo said that by the end of 
1992 it was dear Banesto was in 
serious trouble but Mr. Conde had 
drawn up a rescue plan which in- 
cluded selling its Banco de Madrid 
subsidiary to Deutsche Bank and 
cm barking cm the biggest capital 
expansion in Spanish banking his- 

“It was nxrving in the right direc- 
tion,” Mr. Rojo said. 

Banesto succeeded In raising 95 
billion pesetas this August with a 
two-part rights issue, a chunk of 
whiar was taken up by J.P. Morgan 
& Co n Banesto' s financial advisor, 
and Morgan’s Corsair investment 

But Banesto ran into difficulty 
with the final part of the exercise, a 

$400 minion convertible bond issue 
for which no dale has been set 

Morgan's slock fell SI toS69.625 
in New York after news reports 
than the entire $162 milli on Corsair 
investment was at risk. But Morgan 
said Thursday that the investment 
remained in place and the bank was 
“hopeful that we will continue to 
play an advisory role with the Bank 
of Spain in setting Banesto on a 
course to improved health.*' 

In addition, a monetary source 
in Madrid said the Bank of Spain's 
commitment to Banesto's continu- 
ity means it is highly unlikely the 
bank’s share value trill be wiped 

Mr. Rojo said Banesto did not 
need any emergency credit lines, 
but the bank ted been musing li- 
quidity problems in the interbank 

A Deal Goes Sour 

Continued from Page 9 
ship positions in these banks on the 

Banesto became Corsair's firsL 
and so far colt investment in large 
part because by the time the fund 
was rcadv to go in January 1993, 
U.S. bank stocks ted already ral- 
lied from depressed price levels. 

“Corsair will have the full re- 
sources of Morgan available to it" 
savs the confidential document 
used to woo potential investors to 
Corsair. “All major policies of the 
partnership including investment 
decisions wifl be reviewed and ap- 
proved by Morgan's corporate of- 
fice, the senior policy-making body 
comprised of Morgan s chairman, 
president and three vice chairmen." 


Very briefly: 

a France's unemployment rate held steady at 12 percent in November 
from October but was up 10.7 percent from a year ago. 

• Generate des Eaux SA is poised to buy a 10 percent stake in Canal 
Satellite, a satellite and cable network owned by Canal Pins SA, said a 
Generate des Eaux spokesman. 

• Electrolux AB of Sweden said it had decided to exercise an option to 
acquire a further 10 percent stake in AEG Hansgerate AG. bringing ns 
total share in the unit to 20 percent. Eecuolux said it had been offered 
the chance to buy all shares m AEG Hausgerate by AEG AG on Dec. 8. 

• E1S Group PLC a British engineering company, said it ted bought the 
Ptentv group, which designs and makes fluid-hand line gear, from the 
food company Booker PLC for £1 1.2 million ($16.7 million). 

• The Dutch central bank will trim its rate on special advances to 5.6 
percent from 5.7 percent, a spokesman said. 

■ Portugal said it has sold the shipping line Soponata back to its former 
ownersTthe Mello family, for 7.9 billion escudos <S4> million). 

• The Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Assoc^ said that produc- 

tion at nine Japanese car plants in Europe jumped 48 percent in iw. . to 
534 000 vehicles. .< FX. Reuters. Bloomberg. Knighr-Ridder 

Russia Curbs Dollar Shopping 

The Associated Press 

MOSCOW — As of Jan. 1 . most 
Russian stores will stop accepting 
what has become the currency of 
choice — the U.S. dollar. 

The hard currency ban was or- 
dered by Russia's central bank, 
which has told stores to accept only 
rubles or credit cards, something 
few Russians have. 

Many stores, especially those 
that sell imported merchandise, 
now accept dollars. Deutsche 
marks and other foreign currencies. 
Many refuse rubles. 

A central bank spokeswoman. 
Natalia Rbomenko, said national 
pride was one of the main motives 
for the bank’s order. 

Inflation has sharply eroded the 
value of the ruble since prices were 
freed after the Soviet Union col- 
lapsed in 1991. The ruble, which 
was at one time officially worth 
more than the dollar, is now quoted 
at 1.250 to the U.S. uniL 
Ms. Khotnenko said stores are 
still allowed to fix prices in foreign 
currencies, and credit card transac- 
tions can be in hard currency. 

, — . nM>rh<ia> I Soc* Div VM PE Ss HW> U»LJeaO»Be 


Page 12 


PIRACY: U.S ; Declares Trade War on the Cassette Copiers in Cyprus 

In 1992 alone. the island import- 
ed 1.8 million blank videocassettes 
and 2 million Wank audiocasseties, 
according to the Cypriot Ministry 
of Commerce and Industry. UJ5. 

lion filed earlier thisyear with the 
US. Trade Representative’s office 
by the International Intellectual 
Property Alliance. That organiza- 
tion represents eight major usute 

^MKctnre^ Ameri- 

. Estimates for trade losses due to 
piracy in Cyprus “are $51 million- 
annually for the U.S. motion pic* 
turc.recaiding, music publishing 
and book publishing industries.' • 
the document said. 


Page 13 


j to State-of-the-Art 

ftu Pi4nn<u4> A. -■■■ - .... • . . ■ tnm Kjfnmrrtla in India ic mne to do work that rivals or excels 

By Edward A. Gargan - - . 

S^v.;vrV. -\v JVnv Yofk Tima Service . 

- B^GALQRE, India — Staring at his coimnte, 
tfrunmting on his desk, Mohan Komar 
l^iro^characters onto asercen to produce tats of -the 
p^WWUUBfor a' global sateffite telephone system beme 

^-^th^Motanlnlna--.. ...' -. 

;,*lhdia has. a, lot of talented engineers, but they 
^^RttValways doing the most advanced work, 1 * Mr. 
^ Kuniar said. “Here we are on- the catting edge.” ' 
|jV^i&e t^te te 1970s, multinational companies, led 

engineers. At Motorola; for instance, amidlevd 
^eagneer makes 5800a month, a small fraction of what 
-r^jheposition would pay in the United States, Europe or 

root L, ^ ^ Na^ /^Soo Of Software and Services Sn d companies. 

.i^neer makes 5800a month, a small fraction of what Now, with the growth of the computer industry, the m m the countrv. “We warned to set up 

theoosition wnnld nav m the! Initrri State* Fnmum rit, I im • nnFvn!,n>> •« mu >ja» mi«i< hmvi omin. Companies, tnc major £*' JU P , ■, . ^ 

»?:=:Sut in recent yeaivtbe number of snch operations 
^7;4hks grown tremendously^ and they haw begun to 
^produce slale-of-the-art work, indndmg components 
sdisfMotoroIa’ s handheld satellite telephone system, 
^fcpown as Iridium,- - 

i~”#The system was coocdvcd and designed in tiie 
United States; but Motorola officials say that in the 
^dvJast couple of yteus they have started to make some of 
most advanced components in India. 

With the growth of computer technology and soft' 

devekmmenl inMa, Bangatore,' abbut 800 All the engineering doneta i. tun* u> 

«ers^miles) southed of Bombay, has be- forty ^ - a Motorola's wo-year-oid software opera* 

^SSS- _ ** has ... 

perhapsrena-of thousandsof com* 

Only the United State* and poably Russia have $24 Son in such programnSFor FpS. neering Institute at Carcegje-Meilon University m 

.more, software engineers than India. • - ■ ■ . “ TmikunTade group estimates that software prod- Pittsburgh. 

It used to be that the fastest thmg aroundBangalorc “ ^ bv bo* home-grown and foreign ven- No other Motorola olam has managed to obtain ra 
was the racetrack — and <wen there, the horses ran U6 “ ttzTT: __-n — ™ninn vmum* ~.-« n ^Mnnrf the world oolv a hand- 

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'«>« S£f y S5 Sense 

Hang Kong Hang Seng 11377.40 <1,449 70 +3-74 

Singapore Straits Times 2,39061 2.42 6.65 ~1- 49 

Sydre" AH Ordinaries 2,155.00 2, 126 .90 -+1J& 

Tbkyo Nikkei 225 17,417.24 17.272.03 +0.8* 

Kuale Lumpur Composite 1.231 .73 1.231.86 

Bangkok SET - 1,66 2.85 1.668.63 +0-85 

Seoul Composite Stock Closed 366.13 

Taipei Weighted Price 5,813.55 5.5 38.07 44.97 

Manila composite Closed 3.196.06 

MM Stock Index 5^77 587.B 6 *OAS 

New Zealand N2SE- 40 2,160^3 2.155.79 +1.13 

Bombay Na tional index Ctoaed 1.620^5 

’sources Reuters. AFP ~ Hma 

Very brSeflys 

• Sooth Korea said GEC-AJstbom was sxiU the lop candidate to build its 
hi eh- so«d rail link between Seoul and Pusan, dismissing news reports 
that the French -British concern might lose out to a German competitor. 

. India’s central bank accepted the resignations .of _two ^ 
severelv criticized in a report on the country s 50 btlln.<n rupee l5»-oi 
billion) securities scandal: the resignation of the Tinance minister, who 
was mildly criticized in the report has not been accepted or rejected. 

• IBM Singapore said it would cut jobs. The International Business 
Machines Corp. unit declined to provide figures or other details, but the 
Business Times quoted industry sources as expecting a reduction ot 5 
percent to 15 percent in the 120-person work force. 

Rcuicrz. k'nigh: -Ridier, AFP 


No other Motorola plant has managed to obtain an 

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WU3 ouu uueuu. n puD uuiuic, wiui ycijjju. iwat mufc _ r . 

S^^~ te °* r8edte ' ,Bd a ver> high amoral of irai^ile m^ 0 »- 

The best hotels in India are in Bangalore, all with er, aS English-speaking, he uhL 
ibe most advanced services for business professionals, sunrise industry tn this country. Embody is getting 
And despite this, the racetradt with its not-so-fast mio itr ^ , 

And despite uus, uw racetraoc wun ns noi-so-ia» unou, , 

horaesIflillbSre. ^ . Mud) of the work doorm 

Computer manufacturing is still a tiny industry in even. ®«hoae progranum^JtAn Cl Dxorataco^ 
Tyutin compared with the faster-growing economies iimnisl for PC Magazine, recenuv wrote. yet 
^ — : u. a« ih., Sr Mniitiu tunmnns i w anv decent code come out of Ind ia . 

inma. comparea who. me lasier-growrug etwomiucs uumui «« * - - y — ■ --- w 

dsewhere m Asia. But software is rapidly becoming a see any decent code - 
Tmgor Indian export.- Bui exeamves say that many companies are begrn- 

company. who was in Bangalore recrauy. i =■ 

question thau when one kwked at India, one is struck 
by the very, very great excess of graduates.** 

But despite India’s reputation for cheap software 
engineering. Motorola’s management insists that low- 
er costs alone did not jusufy selling up in Incha. 

The products at Bangalore are “high-level software 
that drives Motorola’s systems. William V. Braun, 
senior vice president and director Oi research and 
development, said. 

i gn Fi rms Brave Jakarta Tightens Its Belt 

- _ ^ n PMUmi Qiiharto rnffid StatC-OWI 

Roam - ■ - 

HONG KONG— Foreign ccan- 
r .Mnies with regional bases m Hong 
ScbogbeHeve overwbdmm^ythat 
political chmatehns det&_ 
s:-^ptated, according to a. govern- ' 
^itieoCwirey released onThursday. 
-i&tLihc govenunart said this atti- 
} yig ~hfld not stopped, companies 
r .frims«tmg up in toe colony. 

. Tlstisurvey said 60J percent of 
.ixKpondenls bdieve the political 
rj cEmatiT has worsened is me past 

y^t&Er -ibit colony’s democratic fn- 
Q g ly S pCTcent of conq»ms 

> Krag^^^t it had 

i;--3£tt*e directo^general of in- 
Denise Ync, said political 
—^probtems ranked low in foreign in- 
Cr-jvtislbR? ccbcerns; She aaia the 
~..n n^nber of foreign companies with 
;i ^yegtdoal operations in Hohgltang 
^“bad grown 9 percent,: to 1,468, since 
Jast gpvonmeot.^irvey a year 
"- -'ago: 1'" 

f , “Concan is one thing but their 
.^actions, speak loader. They don't 
’*" ■; ^otm to be discouraged by the po- 
^Ititical dimatei” she said 

-• “From, our contacts with. some 
overseas ' investors,, ihey told os 
they were not at all worried by 
19#7” she added:“In.facL. 1997 
proves to be a better factor as it 
helps them to gain access to the 
market <rf China." . „ . 

The stock market, Hong Kangs 
meet sensitive indicator of badness 
confidence, has recently largely ig- 
oored the quarr el between Britain 
and fVnna; and prices have more 
Thar doubted this year. 

UJ3. companies have the most 
regional bases in Hong Kong, fol- 
lowed by Japan and Britain. China 
has come Jtam.nowbere^io fourth 
position, an indication of soaring 
mainland investment. 

.Other- .concerns, among foreign 
companies with regional opera- 
tions in Hong Kong-indude the 
rising cost of labor rad accommo- 
dation. Altogether 66-5 percent 
said labor costs had increased and 
702 percent died office rad fac- 
tory costs. • 

Factors that Were ranked satis- 
factory or improved . were infra- 
structure, bankmg and financial far 
riii ti es and g o v er nm ent economic 
policy. . 

Tke Associated Press 

JAKARTA Anticipating lower state income 
from dfl sales, President Suharto ordered govern- 
ment agencies Thursday to limit spending and take 
care in foreign borrowing next fiscal year. 

At a year-end cabinet meeting, Presdem Su- 
harto said the government should accept any low- 
interest foreign loans and should limit use of 
export credits to avoid trade balance problems in 
the conring years, the information min ister, Har- 

moko, reported. . ,, , 

The president said should limit travels 

abroad, and the government will not provide foods 

for new buildings for government agencies m the 
fiscal year starting in April. 

President Suharto urged state-owned companies 
to sell some of their shares to foreign investors to 
strengthen their capital structure. 

Indonesia is expecting lower income from ail 
and gas because of lower prices, and Mr. Suharto 
called Tor steps to boost exports of other products 
to help make up for the decline. 

OT and gas reman Indonesia’s econo mic ma ifr 
stay. They accounted for more than 40 percent of 
the country’s export earnings last year. 

The information minister said economic growth 
this year has exceeded the annual target figure of 5 
percent for the current five-year plan ending m 
March. He did not specify this year’s figure. 


Malay sia Sets Up Islamic Money Market 

. . -l ■ .1.. r> ciTTrilnrtolhatmth 

• • • Knight- /Odder - ■ 

KUA1A LUMPUR -“Malaysia 
will launch an Islamic money mar- 
ket based on the profit-sharing 
concept mi Monday, a central bank 
official said Thursday. 

Nor Mohamed Yakcop. an ad- 

harabah, or profil^sharing, the Ber- (S18.726j,rima^loltolmlh<:cmi- 

narn nsws ^enc, The finiBdal in- 

periods of investment in the market 
will be die same as those in the 

Twenty Malaysian fina n c i a l in- 
stitutions, including the country s 

fron over- 

nigfaL to 12 months. 

The fond provider in the Islamic 


viser at Bank Negara, said the m- market will get 70 percent of me 
terest-free money market was the profit generated by the loan for 
final nhns* in the establishment of periods of a month or less, 80 per- 

acanmieie Islamic banking system, cent for loans of between one ana 
nummuTparaltel to the convention- three months, rad 90 percent for 
Ijw! periods exceeding three months. 

laysia Bh(L offer Islamic banking 
facilities ranging from current ac- 
counts to wdfare loans. 

F of jnverfmant information 

every Saturday >n ihe HT 

China Worries 
Freeze It Out 

Tne Aiitmvd Press 

3ELITNG — China on Thursday 
criticized the North American Free 
Trade Agreement as protectionist 
and a threat to Chinese commerce 
with the United States. 

The comments, made by an un- 
identified trade official and carried 
bv the state-run news agency Xin- 
hua. reflect China’s growing con- 
cern about future access to its larg- 
est overseas market. The United 
States estimates its trade deficit 
with Otin? S2Q billion this year. 

While acknowledging NAFTA 
should help expand world trade the 
Chinese official was paraphrased as 
saying that some of its provisions 

■ “smack of trade protectionism." 

■ “China will possibly face a loss 

■ of exports to tire US. doe to Mexi- 

\ co's similar position as far as cheap 

■ labor and export composition is 
concerned." Xinhua said. 

The report also expressed concern 

that Mexico would become more 
competitive for investment in ad- 
vanced technology, management 
and capital. “This will threaten Chi- 
na's role in the North American 
market." it said. 

Hang Seng 
Straits Times 
AH Ordinaries 
NLKkei 225 

Composite Stock 
Weight ed Price 
Stock Index 

Thursday Prev. % 

Close Close Change 

11,877.40 11,449.70 +3.74 

2,39061 2.426.85 1-49 

2,15500 2,126.90 -+1.32 

17A17.24 17^72.03 4184 

1J231.73 1.231.86 *0.01 

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Connecticut Hits a Bump 

On Its Hawaii Trip: Ohio 

The Aaoaaltd Pros 

The way No. 14 Connecticut had 
beat playing, the trip to Hawaii the 
week after Christmas was supposed 
to be simple: win three games, ac- 
cept the Kg Island Invitational 
championship trophy and head 
back for the rigors of the Big East 

The Huskies had cruised to eight 
victories to open the season, the 
latest a 40- point opening-round 
victory over Texas- Arlington in the 
tournament at Hilo. On Wednes- 
day night, they ran into a problem 
they had not faced all season: play- 
ing catch up. 

Ohio University took command 
early and then made the free 
throws down the stretch to hand 
the Huskies an 85-76 semifinal loss. 

Said Connecticut's coach. Jim 
Calhoun: “Just like you can't simu- 
late our press, you can't simulate 
somebody getting ahead on yon 
and say, ‘Come on, let's make up 
points.’ Obviously, I don't think we 
did a good job of thaL We tried to 
catch them down the stretch. We 
fouled them, but they hit the shots. 
They stood up to us.” 

The Bobcats (7-3) made 17 of 21 
foul shots in die final 2:13. the 
crowning Louch after a night of 
mixing up defeases that frustrated 
Connecticut, which trailed the 
whole game after a tie at 2. 

Chuy Trent scored II of his 19 
points in the fust eight minutes as 
the Bobcats took a 20-8 lead on the 
way to leading 42r28 at halftime. 

Geno Ford had 22 points to lead 
the Bobcats, while DonyeQ Mar- 
shall, who had a career-high 33 
points Tuesday night, had 22. He 
scored six points in an 8-0 ran that 
brought the Huskies within 55-49, 

the closest they would gel in the 
second half. 

"We were able to handle their 
pressure and stop Connecticut’s 
transition game," said Ohio's coach, 
Larry Hunter. “Our guards played 
well and our bench responded when 
we got into foul trouble. It was an 
overall team victoty." 

No. 4 Temple 63, Fairitigb Dick- 
inson 51: The Owls (5-1) took third 
place in the ECAC Holiday Festi- 
val in New York behind Aaron 
McKie’s 18 points and 17 each 


from Eddie Jones and Rick Brun- 
son. Tanner Robinson had 14 
points to lead the Knights (4-4). 

No. 6 Kansas 73, Rhode Wand 
60: In Kansas City, the Jaybawks 
( 1 2- 1 ) dominated the backboards 
and overcome 28 turnovers to ad- 
vance to the championship game of 
the Golden Harvest Gassic against 
Southern Methodist. Richard Scott 
had 17 points and Greg Ostenag 
pulled down a career-high 13 re- 
bounds. Kyle Ivey-Jones led the 
Rams (3-2) with 22 points. 

No. 9 Massachusetts 94, Mary- 
land 80: Lou Roe scored 30 points 
and Mike Williams had career- 
highs of 25 points and 10 assists as 
the Mmuiemen (9-11 stopped the 
Terrapins (7-2) to win the Hall of 
Fame Classic in Springfield, Mas- 

No. 11 LomsriDe 83, Florida 68: 
Dwayne Morton had 22 points as 
the Cardinals (7-1 ) stopped a late 
rally by Florida (8-2) ana advanced 
to the rhamp innshm game of the 
Rainbow Classic in Honolulu. 
Florida was down 16 but rallied 
within 65-57 with 2:47 left on Craig 

Brown '5 3-pointer. The Ornlmafa 
made four or their next six free 
throws and the Gators never got 
closer than 10 the rest of the way. 

No. 15 Georgia Tech 71, St. 
Jotai’s 69: Hk Yellow Jackets (9-1 ) 
benefited from what appeared to 
be a ted call to beat the Redmen 
(7-3), who had wot five straight, 
and win the ECAC Holiday Festi- 
val at Madison Square Garden. 
With the score 69-69, Georgia Tech 
called a timeout with 26 seconds 
left on the game dock and 22 on 
the 35-second shot dock. Travis 
B<st dribbled out the time and 
found Ivano NewbiD for a layup 
that appeared to be late, bur it was 
the game's points with 3.6 
seconds to play. 

No. 17 Wisconsin 103, Gam- 
bling St 83: Freshman center Ra- 
shard Griffith had 20 points, seven 
rebounds and four blocks for the 

a^547 S lead^with a 19-4 ram Dan 
Avery had 22 points and 12 re- 
bounds for the visiting Tigers (4-5). 

No. 19 Syracuse 85, Colgate 74: 
The Orangemen (8- 1) went on a 17- 
0 ran for a 69-42 lead in the home 
victory over the Red Raiders (4-5). 

No. 20 Oklahoma St 79, Cal 
Santa Barbara 74: Randy Ruther- 
ford had 15 of his 17 points in the 
second half when the Cowboys (8- 
4) broke from a 27-27 halftime tie 
in the consolation round of the 
Rainbow Classic. Oklahoma State 
center Bryant Reeves con tinned to 
straggle with 10 points, giving him 
14 in the two tour namen t games. 
The Gandies (3-6), who closed 
wi thin 77-74 with two seconds left 
on a 3-pointer, were led by Doug 
Muse’s 20 points. 

Sollies and Lakers 

Spice Up Slow Game 

The Associated P^fss 

The Seattle SuperSontewere 
rolling along toward a 22d vtcKxy 
in 25 in lackluster fash ion. 

How about a brawl to hroi 
things up? „ . 

The Los Angeles Lakers, whose 
99-92 loss was their lOtii m 12 
games and fifth straight at home, 
cut a 12-point deficit to 75-72 late 

in the third quarter Wednesday. 

Then a couple of Mocked shoes 
increased the emotional tempera- 
tures of both t eams, and cm the 


Lakers’ next possession, Ricky 
Pierce committed a flagrant frail 
against Sedflie Threatt with 10 sec- 
onds left in the period. 

Fierce stood over Threatt and 
glued at the Lakers’ guard as be 
was on his back, prompting (he 
Lakers’ forward Doug Christie to 
grab Pierce by the jersey. Both 
benches emptied and Anthony 
peeler tumbled over the press table 

Tosy Rjmx/Accncc Fmcc-Pnaa: 

ShaqmDe O’Neal plowed past Atlanta’s Kevin W9fis, bat was later ejected for deputing a cafl. 

Christie, Peeler and Pierce were 
qected with technical fouls. 

“It got emotional, and L think 
that helped us,” said Seattle’s 
coach, George Karl- “It was a dull 
game and rate of those slow and 
ones, winch I think always 
_ j lesser team.” 

scuffle took an added di- 
mension because Threatt and 
Christie both have tics to the Son- 
ic& Threatt spent three seasons 
with them before he was traded to 
the Lakers, and Christie was Seat- 
tle’s No. I pick in the 1992 draft 
and was traded to Los Angeles af- 
ter failing to agree on a contract 
Buis 94, Nets 86: Chicago won 
its 10th consecutive game and 
ninth straight at home as B. J. Arm- 

strong sewed 25 points *od Tot 

Ktikoc hit 1 1 ofhis 16 m the fourth 

in the fourth period when Ktti«3C hit 

a 3 -pointer foBowed by two consec- 
utive baskets for a 78-73 lead. 

jazz 110, Critics 107: Utah Mew 
a 19 -point lead to Boston, then 
(joJinated the overtime period to 
hand the Celtics their .seventh 
straight loss overall and moth is a 

row (a the rood. 

The Jazz took the had for good 
in the first mhnile of overtime on a 
layup by Tom ChambesSv and they 
heidthe Critics without a 5dd goal 
for the fust four minaies. 

P ^crnn ralfied from a six-p<Bnl 
deficit in the Iasi minute, but 
Douglas was short on a 3- point 
attempt in the final second. 

Hawks 92, Abac 90: Kevin WU- 
Es missed 13 of ids first 15 shots, 
then scored twice in the finalnnn- 
ute, including the game-winner 
with 4.4 seconds left, as Atlanta 
won at Orlando. 

<aiaqniha O’Neal was sot in the 
middle to defend against Willis af- 
ter bring ejected in the third quar- 
ter for nr gn f ng an ofStinTs cafl. 

Willis, who finished with 15 
prints and .15 rebounds, gave the 
Hawks a 90-88 advantage with a 
short hook shot with 58 seconds 
remaining. Donald Royal’s two 
free throws tied it with 21 seconds 
left before Wiffis scored ag ai n, 
making it 92-90. Dennis Scott s 3- 
poini attempt to win the game 
bounced off the rim. 

Kings 103, 97: Sacramen- 

to, down by 16 points in the third 
quarter, won for the second time in 
13 road games tins season by bold- 
ing Washington to one basket in 
the first seven minutes of the final 

< - 


NBA Standings 

AltORtlC DWfShm 

O; Anderson 11-13 64 31. O’Neal 8-14 34 19. 
R eb o un d s A llu n loH fWlltls 13). Orlando 46 
(O'Neal 13). Assists— Attonta 16 1 Blaylock 51. 
Orlando 23 (Ski la 7). 

New Jersey 21 26 19 m — u 

Chicago Man 29-94 

NJ.: Coleman 7-19 6* 18. Anderson 9-19 8-9 

Now York 

W L 

17 7 




27. Newman 8-1524 IX C: Plppen 7-17 34 17. 


15 12 



sey 64 (Coleman 12), Chicago 61 (Plnptti 12). 


12 12 



Assists New Jersey 16 (Wesiev si. Chicago 

New jersey 

11 16 



20 (Armstrong 7). 


11 17 



Boston 34 36 25 34 8—187 


10 16 



Utah 36 35 38 18 11—110 


8 19 

Cudral DlviStoa 



B: McDaniel 10-182422. Fax 9-129-11 2X U: 
K. Malone 9-23 7-12 25, J. Malone 8-17 6-6 22. 


19 7 



Rebound*— Boston 58 (Pinckney 14), Utah 59 


11 B 



(iLMalanc 15). Assists— Boston 21 (Dougins 


15 12 



7). Utah 33 (Stockton 17). 


12 U 



Seattle 26 3» W 24—99 


10 15 



LA Lakers 38 2B 26 16-93 


8 18 



S:Gill7-14442i,Payton 9-176-724 KrmiPB-M 


7 20 



9-1321 LA: Campbell B-15442XDIVOC7-10X6 

Midwest DMMOP 
W L 
23 4 
20 8 
17 11 

13 13 

8 19 
2 24 

Pacific Divtstan 
22 3 
20 S 
17 11 

14 12 
11 IS 

9 19 
7 !• 

Sacramento 18 28 26 31-103 

Washington 26 22 28 21—97 

S: Simmons 9-189-11 27, Williams 6-14 M 14. 
W: Goo Battn 6-16*8 20, Mac Lean 8-1 S Ml 25. 
Reboowds— 5 uuu inentoBITlsdQlcll).Wosh- 
inetan 54 (GuuUotta 1 1 ). AcNsb- Swamenta 
27 (WllHnms 71, Washington 19 (Adana 7). 
Atlanta 16 29 27 20-92 

Ortaado » » « 

A: Auomon 5-15 68 16. Blaylock 6-15 58 18. 



San Antonio 

Golden Slate 
LA Clippers 
LA Lakers 


























1 SW 

17. RebaMtas~6aame42 (Cage ID), Las Ange- 
les 58 (CanrnbelUMvac uj. Amish— Seattle 27 
(Payton 9). Las Angeles 24 (Threatt 18). 
Las Ang el es 12 30 38 36- 98 

Perttaad 32 u n 2B~m 

L: fttarmlno 11-19*026. Harper 7-71 9-1324.P: 
Williams 7-13 8-9 22, Porter M9 55 25. Re- 
bounds— Las Anodes S3 (Spencer. Harper 91. 
Portland to ( Kersev 1 2). Assists— Las Angeles 
27 (MJadaan 8), Portland II ( Strickland I). 

Major College Scores 


Syracuse 85, Colgate 74 

Austin Peav 117, Bryan 57 
Citadel 63. N£.-Greensbora 4t 
Detroit Mercy 61, Albany. Go. 54 
Drake 65. Florida AAM 53 
Tukme ill, Lehigh 59 
Wagner 57. Miami 55 


Bail 5L 7B. Atatkn-Aflcharage 77 
Bradley 70. Mississippi sa 
IIL-Chkwa 111 North Park 7B 
Wisconsin in Grembtlng SL 83 
Youngstown 51. ML Cent. Carmedlcul 51. 62 

Texas 91 Utah 9L 20T 

UC Irvine 81 Iowa 78 

ASU-Trlbane Clawte 

Arbena St. 71 Vlllanova 61 OT 
TMrd Place 

Mississippi SI. 85. N. Arizona 64 

Albertson's Holiday Classic 
First Round 

Boise SI. 78. Sllpaaiv Rock 62 
SW Louisiana 96 . Atcorn St. 59 

All College Toarnameat 
First Round 

Oktahama 61 E. Kentucky 54 
Tuba 91 Texas Tech 77 

Big Island Imrttanaato 
Semi f ina l s 

La Salto 109. Tennessee Tech 93 
ONo u. 85. Connecticut 76 

Coasoiattoa Bracket 
Chamlnade 92. Texas-Arttogtan 91, OT 
Hawarmao 81 Creighton 76 
CaMe Car Clastic 
First Round 
NX. Charlotte 81, Butler 6t 
Santa Oora 91 Holy Crass 74 
Cessna Clonk 
First Round 

Jackson SI. 64. Arkansas SI. 60 
Wichita St. 61 Monmouth, NJ. 59. OT 
Cowboy Shootout 
Wyoming 71 UMi SL 69, OT 
nurd Place 

Has of Fame Classic 

Massachusetts 94, Maryland 80 
TWrd Place 
Hartford 72, Hafstra 55 

Hatter Classic 
First Round 

Nort h western 92. Northeastern 65 
Rider 69. SfeHon 67 

Iona Classic 
Champ kmstrip 

George Mason 99. Lotavette 83 
Tldrtl Place 

Iona 101. SL Francis. N.Y. 86 
Lebo Invitational 
First Round 

New Mexico 69, Middle Tana. 56 
Rice 71, St. Bonaventure 58 

Lawcaaatry Basketball Classic 

ColL of Charleston 82. Alabama 66 
Third Place 
Penn St. 64. Delaware St. S3 

MVP HoHdoy Classic 
First Round 
Murray St. 82. Columbia 66 
Toledo 69, Delaware 65 

Marts! Classic 
First Round 

Drexei 80. SL Peters 72 
Marist 81 Buffalo 71 

MWc aty tnv U attaaoi 
VanderbHt 91 Illinois SL 75 
Third Place 
Bucknell 80. H ar vard 73 

Sow Carnival Classic 
First Round 

Texns-E) Paso 68. Peppcrrflne 58 
Vo. Commonwealth 91, lam SL 84 
US West Cellular Air Time Tournament 
Cb ump ta ns hlp 
Penn 81, Georgia 79 

Third Place 

Washington 57. Padfle 45 

- ; 

NHL Standings 

Atlantic DtvtUoe 




NY Rangers 




55 139 93 

New Jersey 




46 130 105 





41 142 143 





36 102 104 





35 118 111 

NY Iskmden 




33 127 m 

Tampa Bov 




26 94 122 

Nwtoeuil Division 





44 136 127 





41 118 105 





37 IS IDS 





36 113 107 





35 130 129 





29 W 130 





19 110 181 



Central DlviStoa 

Florida 2 2 1—8 

Ha r tfo r d 2 0 1—3 

First Period: FMHkmby 11 (Barnes. Haw 
good); (pp). H-OiHrtrev 2 (Verboek, Cos- 
sets): FFTtraendd 8 (Faltgna. Banning): H- 
24 (Kron, Nvtander). Second 
FLevlns 5. FBarnes 8 (Melkxftv. 
Lowry). Third Period: H-Cunneyiwrtti 6 
(McGill. Potvtn); F Lomakin 9 (Levins. Be- 
langer]. Shuts on goaf: F (on Bark*) M3- 
5—27. H (on Fitzpatrick) 6-11-12-29. 

N.Y. I Handers 12 8-3 

Quebec 12 2-8 

Pint Parted: N.Y.-Hccwe .17 (Kumar* 
Thomas): (pp). O-Yeuno 12 (Ricd). Second 
Period: N.Y.-Green io (Ftotley, Ferrara); 
N_Y.-Hogue»fl (Laongo); (SOO-KomerakyU 
(Sundln. Kavatanka). (po).O-Saklc 15. Third 
Period: (Mafcfc 16 (Sundh. wotanfn); (pp). 
Q-Wotanln 3 (Korea, Rudnsky). Shots on 
goaf: N.Y. (oa TTHbault) 12-10— 31 Q (an 
H extol 11 13-14-12-39. 

ILY. Rangers 1 1 V-4 

St. Louts 18 3-3 

First Period: N-Y.-Graves 24 aikfconeiv 
Larmer): SL-Montoamery 1 IKaramnov); 
N.Y. -Groves 2S (Zubov. Leeteh). (pp) -Seamd 
Period: N.Y.-Tlklumen 15 (BecAetxxxn. 
Larmer). TWro Period: SL-Prakhorav 3 
IKaramnov, Sutter),- N-Y.-TIkkanan 16 
(Larmer, Zubov): (pp). SL-Hufl 23 (Brawn. 
Sutter). Shots m goal: N.Y. Ion Hrlvnak) 134- 
12—29. SJU (an RkMer) 12-11-17-40. 
Toronto • • 8-0 

Dallas 2 2 8-4 

First Period: E- Beers 5 (Otousson. FUcel; 
(pp). E-Mmson 2(Mattby.Beeri); E-Vultek] 
( Bvakin, Kravchuk) ,- (pp). M-Patrov7 (Mull- 
er, Odeietn); (pp). E-ByakJn 4 (Corson, 
Ctoeri. Second Period: M- Bellows 15(Praulx, 
DamphousM): (pp). E-vtittek 4 (BsrddtL 
Kravchuk). TWrd Period: M-LeCfalr 6 (DF 
Pietro); E-agar 13 (Carson), (an). Sbeti an 
goal: M (on Amtord) 14-15-16-41 E (an Racl- 
coL Kuntor) 11-9-12-32. 

1 Cop shmdBBts (altar 5 tnaM: t 
Welssfloa. M points; 2, Gridbarner, 360: X 
BradasanJB; 4. NteMkzita,24S; XOkabA2BS: 
6, Sakata, 202; 7,OHesen. N9: X Ataman, 156; 9, 
MaaahDuo Harada, Japan, 118; 111 Him 111 
mund, GarmaiK, TIT. 


Old Dominion 7a Idaho Si. 66 

Bern Moots 



T Pt* OF GA 

First Period: D-Gagner 13 (DaMen); D- 

Dr. Pepper Classic 

Hawaii a. Evansville 61 








CtqIb 7 lModanft.T)f)ortJr). Secuad Period: D- 

First Round 

UMlsvItie 81 Florida 68 






133 123 

Hatctwr7(CourtnaILMcPtiae); D-OwrinaK 

South Alabama 94. American U. 78 

Conjoint km Bracket 

51. LOUIS 







11 (N. Breton). Sbolsoa goal: T (on wokatofc) 

TmOmtfanooaa 104, Alabama 5t. 88 

OkMwma St. 79, UC Santo Barbara 74 






153 T2S 

14-5-6 — 25. D (an Pofvta, Rhodes) 9-12-12—31 

ECAC KoBdnr Festival 

Ctemson 71 Army 48 








Oilcaaa • 1 v-S 


Scton HaB Meadewtonfls Toarnameat 








Winnipeg 2 0 1— a 

Georgia Tech 71, 31. John’s 69 

First Round 

FocHtc Dtvtstaa 

First Period: W-Doml 3 (Ulanov, Tamlto- 

TMrd Place 

Setan Hall 67, San Diego 47 








KMtl; W-Tkadiuk 23 (Setanhe. Emerson). 

Temale 6X Falrtelah Dickinson 51 

Stantonl 71 Manhattan 60 








(pp) .S eamd Period: GGrafnan 7 (R. Sutter. 

Gulden Harvest Classic 

Spartan Classic 

Las Angeles 







Kucera). Third Pertod: CGouiet 9 (Owttoe. 

First Round 

First Roand 








Todd); W- Kennedy 1 (Ktoa Doml). Shota oa 

Kansas 71 Rhode Island 60 

Cornell 80. Georgia Southern 76 

San Jase 







goat: C (an Esaeraa) 16-158-39. W (on Bet- 

Southern Meth. 18. E. Tennessee St. 84 

Michigan si. 62, Bawling Green 49 








tour, Hackatt) 1*8-10 — 30. 


Tucsoa, Arizona 
Kansas St. S3. WVnmhtg IT 



Australia vs Saadi Africa, Final Day. 
Thursday, In Melbourne 
South Africa 1st tonkins: 2553 (IIS ovens) 
Match drawn. 


Wortd Cup SWItig 


Results Thursday la the targe MU event to 
OberaMort. German 1, Jur is Wst s s fta tk Oer- 
mony (1215 and 11IM) meters) mi paints; 2 
Espen Brcdesen, Norway (I22A4QU) 23M; X 
Andreas GoMberger, Austria 1118-5-1*38) 
mii A. Jlirya NIsMkatd Japan (1198-18X5) 
21X0; & Takanobu Okaba, Japan (1M5-Iinj) 
21X3; A Jcraskiv Sakata, Ceech Republic 
(1145-103X) 20X1; 7. Dieter Thoma Germany 
(1175495) 2046; X JarMe Main. Finland 
(11X510X5) 19X4; 9. Roberta Ceran. Holy 
(KHJMO&O) 19SL); ML Lasse Ottesen. Norway 
(11154M) I9XX 

Arsenal X Sheffield United 9 
Bfaricburn X Everton 0 
Leeds L Queens Park Ronasnl 
Naririch L Asian Villa 2 
Okflxan X Manchester United S 
Shr fflrid Wertoesday X Swtndai 3 
Shsilttoai', Manchester United. 56 paints; 
Blaekbum42; Leads 41; Arsenal 40; NewaB- 
Ha36; Q u aa is *afc WunmnVl Honridr and 
Aston VHta 34; Liverpool 33; ahe lD a) d W6»> at * - 
day 31; Tni te cha m .BqwtehnntfWa at H uu i3P.- 
Wtmbtodan29; Coventry Z7; EVertan2s,- Man- 
chester City a^Otdbm IK Owtsea South- 
ampton and ShefBokf United 18; Swfodon U. 


Amorlcun League 
Hffttftftfft v fy— 

CHICAGO CUBS— Nad GoilettL vfoe preai- 
dent ot basetxdl odrm mutrat ton, mtans ef- 
fecftve Jan. L 19M. 

N.Y.METS No m a d Won Haaktos scout su- 
pervtsar for Georefo and northern Florida. 


National Basketball Assodafton 
. NBA— Flood Indtana coach Larry Brawn 
HOW for vertxiUyabusitjg referees aftorcon- 
. ctastan of IndtanaOavelaid game, Dec 2X 

DALLAS— Waived Darren Monthnasiar, 

•.<: . . 

ORLANDO— Activated Anthony Cook, tor- 
word. tram Mured (1st. 

PHILADELPHIA n a l ao s edMIchgE Cur- 

, No. 1 , Irish (WbTaas theTables on *89 Vote 

k -V® y Howard . : Hohz said that 'kme^; toi^" said Hohz. “WdU don't 

Pan *”“* ' ^Dame Bad Miami eachliSshttr&C' sett tot ohiiffcrenee in the scenar- 

io' ~ WASHINGTON — The. week season with one-loss, None Dame io then and now" , 

K‘ ** inW Nooe' Dane’s case for 

should have won tbenatiouaTiftk 
because it defaced unb ea tm Q?k>- 
rado — iharWo. I —mile Qramge 
Bowl aad the Irish had jfepfla • 
ttmgber schedule than MjamL r y,- 
■“Perhaps lbs tdug^'sdrifcfe 
eytt.- Hbl£z recalls. “We' iESSsd 
time bowl leans,” .-; . ; .-^7 - • 

:. Hohr argued then — as FfeSda ; 

* ■ bowls. Holts looks prophetic; Four Hate argued then — as FlblSda 
5-team&remam in tire running for the State essen tinpy in- doby nca ^— 
^ -natio n al titteFloridaStaie.Nefrras- ^ 

- via; West Virgjnia and Nows Dane. •’ - • ■ .. ; . .-• 

• ? agama Florida State, 

■^jK-GbadiLdn note said that even if 
'Irish team had 
K- one loss, he wasn’t sure the 
?-:.tyotexs mold pick Notre Dame as 

r .q. tfe -natiAHal 

g^ r :~*ased on-the-nsuhs of poHs ary ^ r C8ffiC c S w L t0 r? elaSl P *L?,S5 

Vitheend of the Tegular season, the * aonrnave game, Notie Dame counters that 

-■■■Itidiwould mosrukdy ascend loa . an ythinff a wniMd - its 41-39 toss toBwtm Odlege 
Ammonal tide only if a three-part' - •• «■ • V vcaza ? ^ alfl st-second r,ddBOaL '. 

*-:■■? xham of events ha pp en s on Satur- • "• * JOrM i utai^ . Arguing that FSLTs bowl result 

■ r V'day: Top-ranked Florida State ' r TKs*v « aron? againslNo. I Nebraska should 
£^wduki .have to -tie- with- second- - -- - - .Jf .-override aS rise nibs Notre Dame 

.?•? ranked Nebraska in the Change *<^Tn r I mat wflnt r the wrong way, too. Among the 

Bowl, third-ranked WestVirgmLa , , ; J . ' . gang of three caaeaders that could 

Flcaida in the Sugar • •'- tDIS tO DC a " have faced Nebraska, Irish aq>-- 

^-Bowtand Notre Dame -must beat • - V ‘ Twrasrs think Florida State -was 

^;-T«as A&Wm theCdtumBowL • V denw><!FartlC ygl^,^ &t deserving because of the 
~ But even then, the Irish could be - 1 Lon Holtx, — r'-^. — ihad-tobead io» at Notre Dame. 

IbuteMd. - ... - Note arae. ™iao West Wr- 

^ TUg-by rSU — a team that Notie ; • 5 ww* . . anfe, can also pdnt to a hellish 

*• Dame beat, 31-24, on Nov. 13. ; — : — ; — -= -• - — ■ — — 5993 p^WriV that fe atured six 

‘W ;. Ferii^ because he's still feeling ... bowl teams, the same as FSIX 

-^eaingof thelashforrijenanaiis fatthe. ovu^ acconffitoodr -. • • 

:. r JifrS on New Year's Day 1990, of Notre Dame’s season should rrjW i“ 

':Hdtz said: Tm not campaigning have natter^ more than or» toss. ^ NJ^^mddteNal, 

! "Ifemd lookatpraetat”. wK ll^ewjtedj'j Nal. «o-®“ 2Sj 

L:=^9 keUs»b 8s3S^.^:«r.t3sp 

fe : “ to be voted national- StilL dK inttiiff sfewtr^tficte: - -. And by c ommnnis ti c , be add- 

t. , ^wn inn ahra ri nf MWnrri t dwyhe ' *fWhai many Imany Twmrfen; ed with a ^laugh, T mean 1 would 
| 27-10 Victory overvismng wirtte wasNotre had^yed - hope &erewm^be more toni one 

R - r - No&e Dame in. that year’s regular- : the uiughest sdwhde; bm late m nameksrted tjuUiebafloiwhenev- 
k.-.sfflHmfetelefot both teams. ... the year they, lost tobfiaroi. head- eryorcwtes. 

Indeed, ' Noire Dame's case for 
the. 1993 ttatinral c fafl m pi opsbyis 
wfaat' MjamTs araumenl was io. 
1989; K this years imbeatess — 
Ndbraska and West Virginia — bcab 
loss, an, 1M Notie:Dame ttesenes 
theNal tanking ahead of Florida 
State because None Dame handed 
theSenattofestheir tmlyloss. 

Although the Semin oles now ar- 
gac that their Notre Dame -loss 
came down to the last pbty.of the 
game, Notre Dame counters that 
its 41-39 loss to Boston College 
came oo alast-sccond fidd goal - 

Arguing that FSLTs bond result 
against No. 1 Nebraska should 
override aB dse inbs Notre Dame 
the wrong way, too. Amoiig the 
gaztgttf Uffoeccmienders that could 

- auu rvyik a b jamaam«ui. 

. .'y;, Jpxjta seasons ago, Holtz was re- 
. •' buked forcanya ignin g far his 1989 

- TriA^ team to be vOted national 

27-10 vidoiy over 
“ No&e Dame in tiiat year’s rt^ular- 

- sfflsrai finak for. both teams. 

Small Sloop, 
Ninety Seven, 
Wins in Sydney 

Complied tr. Our Staff From DsspiUha 

SYDNEY — The small S\dney 
sloop Ninety Seven survived moim- 

board and survived six hours in the 
Wfld seas before being rescued. 

The veteran ocean racer Syd Fi- 

sloop Ninety Jseven sunned mou.i- • hl -- 

lake line honors in 40 years. 

The 143-meier t47-foot) Ninety 
Se\'en took four days, 54 minutes. 

dured in the 1979 Fastnet race in 
Britain, in which 15 sailors died. ^ 
"li was pretty wild out there." 

Seven took tour days, >1 minutes. r--c^ , « Tn ^ 

saSs5i=is sr-rafe 

hitinrv^ waves were just as big and they 

toughest races in the event's 49- 

year history. were more persistent." 

After pounding mto southerly Sirachan defended race organiz- 
head winds Tor almost the enure CfS for nol rn11in £ off 0w raw in the 
race. Ninety Seven crossed the Tin- face of media ^dsm after a skip- 
ish line m the Derwent fover under was swept overboard, 
a blue and white spinnaker. r „ We m here to sail and enjoy ii 

“We raced to win and when the this is pan of the challenge." he 
ind came uo a bit heavy we -Thk is an iicean race, it is 

WWW litkMJ IV mu fc*— 3HU Ulls IspiULUl UIC hv 

wind came up a bit heavy we -This is an ocean race, it is 
slowed down a little." said the own- conducted bv a club that is very 
er and skipper, Andrew Sirachan. experienced, "and the person that 
“It was a good race, not hard, made that statement really has 
although we had breezes up to 70 rcc hs in their head." 

•* u- ... > « . ■ j . 

knots one night." he said. 

“It was a good event, we were 

well prepared and we sailed it as we Strachan added. 

“They should go judge tennis or 
dancing, not judge ocean racing." 

should with a little caution when 
the wind came up to that strength 

As Ninety Seven crossed the line, 
the 1 1.6-meter Wang issued a dis- 

$ ••••• tr . ‘ * 

f .. - : '< TV.W 

3 West Virginia, Unbeaten’s the Wo 

Liib nuiu muiiv iv mu a i.w p ————— — - 

and we survived very well uiih the tress call saying it was likely to lose 
only damage being to the head- its keel and" was taking water. 

board of the mainsail," he added. 

Tbe 122-meter Cuckoos Nest, 
steered by Australia's winning 
Un Mifc-Ttic Aoocaied Pro* America’s' Cup tactician. Hugh 


tr first bowl victory. Thing is expected to take 

third, but a group including Sword 

Tbe race director. Greg Halls, 
said two yachts were standing by to 
pick up the crew, while tbe official 
race vessel was beading for tbe 
yacht to tow her to safety. 

Ninety Seven, a 33-u>-l outsider 
and in her debut in a long ocean 
race, is tbe smallest yacht to win 

.* ■]; By Kea Denlinger *• J 

. Washington Pest Serrice . -£* 

WASHINGTON — ff an attor- “ 
: ‘ nw-me prestaifing'the case fer' “ 
:"{ : ; West. : Virgiiifflrto4)e namedtbe best . V 
. college football, team in the coun- P 
'*■ tty, tSeargumoit to the jury woiiald • - 

thwng h the-team^ «wtft and ho- 
gtitrf ascent qade for. doe of the 
neatest stories of the season, it still 
is hard to get a^dem^ead on West 
Virginians t! te.N^3M cwmtaineers 
prepare ro^oer^Sa m tfieSugar 
Bcnridri Saturtofc. ^ . 

“But it’s rite defense that can be wee bit less effective. Sanexbrun cord at Momnameer Field by 1 284 
azinatmg,” said Miaini’s defen- was two pants short of the qualify- fans for the Miami game tune 
nT mnrmnaior. Tommv Tubeu ingmark. games later. 

UhmlqraDdpockarnmBobstal «"!■ “J* 3 ^ 9 ? 3 

ave coortoaux. Tommy Tuber- ingmark. 
ville. “And the punter beat us, kept How far have the Mountaineers 

-• 1.1. --n w come in 11 games? 

us in a hole aB n 

* sr mSytjssiSsxR 

The schedole worked for and 
Ttey -wereioffhrmg two-for-one againsi the jras 
inr the season ooener helpful that their home _schedule 

iSSSg rune. Giants Say, 

e worn ssas /fourth and fifth. also one of the slowest in 20 years. 

Thefierce winds and huge 1 1- Ninety Seven arrived^ far behind 
a Miami lam that bad not lost a m«=r s«s avaged I ite flm, nk- 

xiM—ntvte- mm. in nine vears. h mg two boats and forcing 67 of the Jim Kflrojr, who took ivmioa 11 10 
Novembo- ^mc in nme ymi 1 ^ with broken Hobart in two days, 14 hours, 36 

S^r5l£i£i«4?SidS grarcffdMoaged hulls. minutes in 1975. Kfl^ was bdped 

wtosSihe E Race offiuals estimated the by trailing wmds averaging 20 knots. 
SLiTSd S?pdls had be- damage bill for yacht owners at Ninety Sevens ume was the 

crane comfortable 5 with the idea dose to 3 million Australian dollars slowest smce ApoUoJ four dtws. 2 
come t»mJ0rtapie wirn me iuw , houi , 23 minutes. 24 seconds in 

November game in nine years. It 
was not so good that Miami and 

yachts to retire with broken 

was HOI 5U UUI rauuu. IU.U J — - — 

Boston College came at the end of gear or damaged hulls. 

the season, because voters in the Race offiuals estimated the 

that unbeaten Nebraska and once- 
beaten Florida State were superior. 

($2 million). 

One skipper was washed over- 

hours. 23 minutes, 24 secon 

(Reuters. AP) 


;; mation. tbe attorney .wouM.pepwt 
;the. railing .aod_.sdl .but-stog^ 
. “Wtfrc unbeaten andr^^’ 
. »■* other teams cm say 
• them. 

: shoddnY m od codScBre® Apl 
.*. tiieotheri Nebria^i, wrfifa^crf 

. angp Bowl on Nwr Year'S ttigbL 
^But Wti^'feffnia? '- ' . 

K ■'i’ew^oatside'tha stateimrar.^w 
name of ’ tbe rpacterbadL, because 
r there are tworTakt Kefctowr and 
Darreu Studstift; Krichncr^ would 
hare bcea lhe ruitioai’s leader in 

■y - . . - _ • mm ; arc iwu. jokivouiuu a****. - _ , „ 

‘--v-. By Mike Fn^man 

.Apifldn*ta mi oc p miSiw wwagH - hmeJapea the jatiotfs leader ih j- .New York Tima Service 

-*§j2i EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jmsqr -^huittiine Dallas and New 

1 York plhyed, erwrything went wrong for the Giants. 

S wi »■ tsnei ttrae md:-=t^ ; jap^aSSpI* Sd^uD ;ranlcs sev- ; ^Md; Giant linebadcas Michael Brooks and Cmlton Brnky, 
S^:^mded - -enthmnobgMbB«taineers quaver- who are good friends, got into a shouting match m the huddle. Rodney 
j caerettpasanxg-yard^ HanmtoS^c of the game’s best running backs, didn 1 play because of a 
coherence, toe .( 3 ;l 38 jL ' - tneennniv And finally, Mark Collins said, some of the Giants were m 

SS* Sterf&ftDdSiH Bowl damps sod siffaod from stage frighL 
S Sb. rnmina off 4-7, f ^es^nsive TaidiMe -syste^ said .-«w e dUf t play wril for some reason, and Dallas, of comse, was a big 
■Sa^^iseasoS-SSdiDbnr BostonXoD«e’s defensivttcooidi- - ptat of. lhat,” said tbe team’s coach, Dan Reeves. "They took no 
SS^SSnctoi itoo. - prisanas.1hey tried to kfll us alL Thai’s iheway a dnunptonshxp team 

~i iflin thongfaLthe team should \ .- ApprOprialdy. far s team whose doesit." • . . 

not have dreppitf-ao^diamaiiailty. J yirtues vpge umoabwn fm. so long, .. Thatwas eight weeks ago; according to the Giants, an eternity ago. In 

■ fans, tbongiLthe - 

^y^ ^S ^^hftnatitHialcfaap^' 1 it was ilntanbct cl the ahraysr tbrir kxier roOTi cm W 1 
nioriMip ih. the-i?89Fiesta Bowl- ' aacmynions ^iffetisive; lm^ "tackle was anger, from being bj 
- The Mountaineers were nm- , Ridi B rahgm; .who made _the afi- vreresdeaed), and swnr 
raiflccdinthep«seasoin;j|id : e^ • TheCBanBSOTthisis 

: J ^ T"-- 1 ?• ; tVy inrist , the Giant s v 

^ • “Reports have it we s 


Thatwas oghc wed a 

11 was a uicmuG* ul me oiwajsr tBcff rocaer room on wwinauaj 1 , wt woa a \uuuw>. 

ancmymOTS ^ifferisive; Thk; - tackle was anger; from being bypassed by Pro Bowl voters (no Giants defaidCTS ri-rri _ j „ 

un-: , Ridi Brahaiu; who made the aB- ~TTCzes^«ed), and somerc xjrin c s s. mt wa,i 7 j» 

t^r’JfaaiBp^tjaafis, - .The Cfiants say this is a (fifferem team emotionally and physically, and, qq. D(42 roo*Aas 

.‘'-'V " •; .r f > : _ they inast, the Grams won’t get blown out this time. _ UKmamm 

“Reports have it we riiouldn’l show up Sunday because they have all a* pwM&j scw=i^ 

. > 'r ' ; -?•. . y - ... thoseKo BowLhs and we don’t," said Coffins, with a sly srrale. go= 1# 

; r ■ ~~ ?;J± 7 - : — tie Giants lost to Dallas at Texas Stacfium on Nov. 7. 3U9, in what ku&que ^ 1 fw ■ tva 

was thrir woretperformance erf the year. Since lhatday, the Gmnts have scwi&w scsrawi 

ld 3 ltrat«rs Unier : gpBc 6 -l jmd have never really come dose to plajragthelmd ^ ptas/i - tva, isj>% 

-^boi^SngtOTOS^ that game. Iliis is thetrseason. saffifl sarnja 

‘SSSf-WoS SlSSS^betwtwr .. “This- is dbe game of an games,” said defensive end Keith Hamfltou. . ^ r&a*a» 

Shnesota '\fiking8XB-7).. r -■ “We’ve been looking forward to playing them agam because last time we - 

>.Kttiriny mster have refnsed to pay the wereenfatnassed." ^ 

v disagn^ iwth-severaLf^^ It was Conios u*o was perhaps the most vocal Chant 

FLduuowners andSefe^unton.^ sinceit was Coffins who & i fee W^st smdj He baoca^kxrt«itw 
LasHomtsaaThiii^tinftto^ Chscagb’sTXxmdl Wodfor^ a fifth-year player. Woolfoid has lOl 
/ right g^TettvOtr scdqr^a Qomtwto--^ tackles, 22 pass deflections and 2 interceptions. Ccffin s yg g”; PniTl 

'(mSesaine Friday. TbeWimgscan^**-. taddes, 17 pass ddlectipns and 4 mtercep turns {oat returned for a r jr^nUllJ 
mL Swrei^RcdAmplayay^ipctodmg touchdown ), as weB as a qoaitoback sack. . ' . V X x T2 a itd 

<ads Charies Mann aafl AT Now; and Coffins said that this wastes best season smee 1990, and ihai season te rATlIv 

; Wednesday that they would f&fdt their m}Ar . ^ pro Bowl other. He hinted that maybetiremabK Svy vb-to « 

pune rather than pay- v " 1 becansedayers and coaches from other teams inteknatk 

^£-lSntlikehhiL Three Sams made the Pro .Bowl, all from the wnn*«xim 

fcgtra $27.5 MflEon rbt9. were pfansumns,cditer Bart Oates and 

Ontfirfiter Lamv'DVbtral' who led the Jtm*oQiotUwboha8 missed fivoof the last six games with a injury Germany, 

OutnotoUranf twera, wroaw vw ^ roft ^ j t anyway. - - • , d<0316Frai 

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Look Back in Humor: 1993 as Told by Dave Barry 



1: Prcsdeni-dea Wi l l ia m Jefferson Rodham 
Remedy CHmon, preparing for Uw task of bang 
powerful human on Earth after 4,000 
months on the campaign trail, sits down 
J™. K* top aides and a complete set of the World 
Book Encyclopedia to lean about all these foreign 

3: Depressed Outgoing President Bush goes to 
Russia to see if they have any histori c "»d ffnr 
documents for him to sign. 

13: The nomination of Zoe Baird, Clinton's 
Gnome for attorney general, appears to be in trou- 
ble following reports that she is an illegal 

20: The Clinton Inauguration goes off without a 
hitch, except that Depressed Outgoing President 
Bush shows up in his bathrobe. 

23: Zoe Baird is forced to withdraw her name 
from nomination following a tense 18-hour stand- 
off with agents or the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco 
and Firearms. 


m 6: In another setback for the new administra- 
tion, President Clinton's second choice for attor- 
ney general, Kiraba Wood, is forced to withdraw 
from consideration after The W ashing ton Post 
reports that she failed to pay the federal tax on 
people who are named after lionesses. 

9: President Clinton announces that he is send- 
ing troops Into this blue-colored country next to 
irnsp ink-colored country here." 

_ 15: After a frantic search. President Clinton 
picks Janet Reno to be bis attorney general, citing 
ho- “tremendous height," 

26: In a tragedy that shocks the nation, a mas- 
sive bomb blast rocks the World Trade Center, just 
two days after the World Trade Center bombing 
episode of “Beavis and Butt-bead." 


1 : In Florida, an H-year-cdd girl sues for the right 

4: In Otrio!al5-year-oid boy sues fortberigfat to 
leave his parents and live with Michelle Pfeiffer. 

10: In Los Angeles, attorneys in the Rodney 
King assault trial present expert witnesses who 
state that the officers were influenced by the mo- 
torist-beating episode of “Beavis and Butt-head." 


1 1: In bis first major foreign-policy address, Pres- 
ident CHnton announces that hie has located Soma- 
lia on the map and decided that our mission will be 
to feed starving people and capture the evil fugitive 
warlord General Mohammed Farrah AidkL 

14: Mia Farrow, through her lawyer, presents 
documents linking Woody Allen to the World 
Trade Center bombing. 

IS: In Waco, Texas, agents of the Bureau of 
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms attempt to drive 
Branch Da vidian cult members from their com- 
pound by using a powerful sound system to play a 
recording of Vice President Ai Gore expl aining 
ozone depletion. Cult members attempt to wave 
the white flag of surrender, but fall asleep before 
they can get to the window. 

19: Federal authorities, concerned about the 



.vi Ti 

safety of Branch Davidian children under the con- 
trol of apocalyptic suicidal paranoid loons, devel- 
op a seemingly flawless plan: ATTACK THE 
Everybody is shocked when the violent paranoid 
loons do not respond well to this. 

30: True Item: In an effort to raise money to 
restore fire-damaged Windsor Palace, Queen Eliz- 
abeth n decides to allow the public to tour Buck- 
ingham Palace for an a dmissio n charge. 

3: Queen Elizabeth Of decides to rent Prince 
Charles out for weddings and bar mitzvahs. 

6: True Item: Just-released government docu- 
ments reveal that Walt Disney was an informant 
for tbe FBL 

7: Just-released government documents reveal 
that from 1948 through 1951 Donald Dude was a 
member of the Communist Party. 

13: In Somalia, U.S. troops are thwarted in their 
effort to capture warlord General Mohammed 
Farrah Aidid because he has shrewdly registered 
under a false name “Fugitive General John Smith" 
at the Mogadishu HQ ton. 


8: Fighting in Bosnia halts as soldiers on both 
sides line up to see “Jurassic Park.” 

13: Canada elects a new prime minister, fueling 
speculation that people live op there. 

17: True Item: A consumer in Seattle reports 
finding a hypodermic syringe in a can of Diet Pepsi. 


1: A consumer in Detroit reports finding a 
switchblade knife in a can of Diet Pepsi. 

8: In a major breakthrough) Japanese trade 
negotiators, after two years of stiff resistance, 
agree to order an American pizza. 

13: Massive flooding strikes the Midwest, only 
days after the massree-floodiiig episode on “Beavis 
and Butt-bead." 

23: The Food and Drug Administration an- 
nounces a ban on products that contain ingredients. 


3: A consumer in Baton Rouge reports finding a 
machete in a can of Diet PepsL 

14: After weeks of intense debate, Congress 
passes, and President Clinton si gns, a historic 
budget agreement under which everybody's taxes 
will be jacked up retroactive to Jan. 1, 1973. and 
the federal defiat wifi absolutely, positively, with 
no loopholes, be reduced as soon as the polar ice 
casreaches Ecoador. 

28: Michael Jackson cancels a concert in Tokyo 
because of what a spokesperson describes as “a 


1 : A consumer In Boston reports finding an AK- 
47 assault rifle in a can of Diet Pepsi. 

5: In a move strongly opposed by the National 
Rifle Association, the California le gislature passes 
a law requiring a five-day “coding-off" period mi 
purchases of Diet PepsL 

13: In a White House treaty-signing caeznany 
watched around the world, the Mideast c onflic t 
finally comes to an end as Israeli Prime Minister 
Yitzhak Rabin, and PILO Chairman Yasser Arafat, 
encouraged by President Qinton, ‘engage in a his- 
toric h a n d sh ake. Conflict resumes immediately 
when Rabin discovers that Arafat is wearing a “joy 

18: Micfaad Jackson cancels a concert in Zurich 
because of what a spokesperson describes as “the 


2: Micfaad Jackson cancels a concert in London 
because of what a spokesperson describes as “posr- 
nasal drip.”- 

3: As tension mounts between die Russian par- 
Kameni and Preadeat Boris Yeh&n, President 
Clinical, in what win lat» be viewed as a strategic 
error, sends officials of the Bureau of Alcohol 
Tobacco and Firearms over to help out. 

6: True Item: President Qmtaa announces that 
he wants to get the United States oat of Somalia and 
is therefore sending 2,000 more troops there 

10: Michael Jacxson cancels a concen in Barce- 
lona because of what a spokesperson describes as 
“a 14-foot tapeworm." 

27: Wildfires rage through Southern California 
only hours after the broadcast of the wildfire 
episode of “Beams and Butt-head." 


Mexican squirrels" to cross tbe borda^and^Wre 

9: In alive televised debate over NAFTA, Ross 
Perot, in what is widely viewed as a tactical error, 
bites AI Gore on the ankle. 

22: On the 30th anniversary of John F. Kenne- 
dy's death, a Los Angdesjazy views the Zapruder 

film and onndiwtoc that the shpo riti g reaa a gpjcide 


1: A consumer in Orlando reports finding the 
Ark of the Covenant in a can of Diet Pepsi. 

6: An alannhjg new study shows that 14 percent 
of Americans do not speak English, and tbe vast 
majority of them write c omp uter manuals. 

10: In an indicator of the toogfa anti-crime move 
sweeping the nation. New Jersey approves the 
death penalty for talking during movies. 

18: A sheepish President Hint/m mmrnwraiy 
that be finally got around to actually READING 
the NAFTA agreement, and it turns out that 
Mexico now has 124 seats in die U. S. Senate. 

27: Tbe Senate votes to give Texas back to 
Mexico. There is surprisingly tittle public opposi- 
tion to this. 

31: In a development that deeply disturbs the 
international community, the Chicago Tribune re- 
ports ih*t the Chinese have agreed to sell nuclear 
weapons to the Bureau of Alcohol. Tobacco and 
Firearms. We do not wish to create panic, but this 
news comes only boors before the scheduled 
broadcast of the rad-of-tbe-werid episode crf“Bea- 
vis and Butt-head." It’s best not to think about it. 

Knlyfti-Rlddtr NeKspepas 

Britain’s Honors List 

A handful of “cadinaiy” people 
made it into die New Year honors 
on Friday under a- new system ic 
make -the Est of Britan’s great and 
good less dass-ridden. Prime Minis- 
ter John Mqjor invited Britons to 
submit die names of people whose 
good works might hare been over- 

Ty g cfec M Among 

the ordinary Britons honored as a 
Member of the British Empire woe 
a London hus_pmdnctor and tbe 
mimagy of a seaside hotel where 
Mtg'or stayed this year. Among the 
famous bong honored: the actor 
Derek Jacobi became a knight 
bachelor; the singer Sliriey Bane* 
became a Commander of die British 
Em pire as did the designer. M 
Smith, and the actcr Donald Pleas* 
ance was-awarded the Older of the 
British Empire. Rebecca Stephens, 
the first British wnum to dttnh 
Mourn Everest, became an MBE. 

Yves Saint Lament wasn't having 

to attend tbe wedding of her sister, 
Jane Makka. She wiD marry Rimer 
inning an Aust ralian marketing 

Gfrerd Depardieu will host the 
19th C6sar awards. Fiance’s equiv- 
alent of the Oscars, in February. 
Wine produced from Depardieu’s 
own vineyard wQl be served at the 
banquet aftoward at Fouqnet’s 
restaurant on die Qiamps-Elyste. 


The National Academy of Re- 
cording Arts and Sciences has add- 

Champagne off the shelves of 
France by uridnigitt Thursday. Ma- 
jor department stores and perfume 
drops say they’ve been sold out since 
last week. Last October a Paris court 
ruled that thefasfaion designer could 
not use the name Gbangngne for Ins 
latest scdtbecause it “un^ennhud” 
the reputation of the sparkling wine, 
and an a p pea ls court qpheld the 
ruling. “You could actually follow 
the legal battle by watdringthe sales 
charts,” said PJatippc Charouig, 
head buyer far the chain Shop 8. 
“People wanted to own tbe bottle 
that was going to disappear.” The 
perfume vml mil be soul under the 
name Champagne outride France. 

The Duchess of York is in Aus- 
tralia with her two daughters, Prin- 

■ ed the Beach Boys’ “Good Vibra- 
tions” and Tony Benuetfs "I Left 
My Heart in San Francisco” to its 
Hall of Fame. The 21st annual ad- 
ditions also included Bob Dylan's 
“Slowin' in the Wind," Maude 
Sotith and Her Jazz Hounds’ “G** 
^ Blues,” Bat Woffles “The Tlmsc- 
. penny Opera” and the album 
•Mies Ahead" bv MBes Dans. 


Smfej MacLafne is setting a 
piece of mn untamt qp after critkasm 
over bo- plans to build a house there. 
MacLamtfs plan for her laud atop 
Atalaya Mountain in New Mexico 
caught theattentionof ha neighbor, 
former Interior Secrettry Stewart 
U&D, who accused her of trying to 
become “queen of the mountain." 
. . . Meanwhile. Harrison Ford is 
hyuting over an tire benefits, but 
none of the headaches, of nearly 400 
acres along tbe Snake River to (be 
Jackson Hole Land Trust in Wyo- 
ming. Hie actor and his wife, th 
screenwriter Me&ssa Madison, dr 
T wttwrf a co ns ervation easement 
the trust. They still own the land ? 
most pay taxes on it, but the r 

can prohibit my development d ir - 

Baryi Gates is leaving tbe : r 
waves, but las retirement as a laL 
show host is mnch more amicable 
than his departure as Los Angeles 
police chief. “He was always meant 
to be a temporary host," said David 
Hafl, programnang director of KF1- 
AM. us the aid of tbe year and it 
just seems Eke a good time for a 
twmatinn Kk e this" Gales began at 
the station in 1992 after retiring be- 
caose of criticism over his leadership 
of the police during riots that year. 

Hie artist Jeff Koons, the es- 
tranged husband of a 

pom star and fanner member of 
Italy’s parliament, is caring far their 
13-month-akl son but dories kid- 
napping him. The artist has filed for 
divorce in New York and is seeking 
custody of the boy, whom he 
brought back bran Rome on Christ- 
mas Eve. His wife (real name: Dona 
Stafler) says Koons kidnapped tbe 
cMd from her borne in Rome. 



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Forecast for Saturday through Monday, as provided by Accu-Weather. 


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High Lon 1 
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5/4| 104 

7/44 -lOI 
1407 BA40 
1601 1107 
7(44 305 

307 -lOI 
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<U4J 409 
307 104 

1004 13/56 
0/43 104 

OKI 307 
1102 0/48 

0/43 307 
409 409 

104 504 

1303 0/43 

2507 10*1 
13/56 11/53 
0/48 307 
12/53 0/43 
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13/58 10/50 
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14/57 12/53 
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307 104 

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1/34 -2/29 
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1/34 -4/35 
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409 205 

1.04 003 

307 206 

Auckland 31/70 14*7 pc 21/70 1407 pc 

Sydney 77/BO 10*4 pc 37.70 19*0 pc 

North America 

The totter cold wto one from 
Washington to Boston this 
weekend, tmi there w« be a 
lew raki and snow showers. 
Snow Is passible tram 
Detroit to Montreal early in 
the weekend. A new storm 
may bitig rah to the south- 
east em states by Monday. 
Cokl air wS rehuld h Cana- 

Middle East 


The main storm track will 
sink o lowly sout hward 
toward southwestern France 
and Holy this weekend. 
Western France will have 
heavy rains and strong 
winds. Showers wH extend 
Wand through London and 
Paris. A large slorm win 
brtig wind and rabi to south- 
western Tiakey. 

Today Tomdm 

Mgh Low W Ugh Low W 

Ban* 21/70 16*1 c 19*0 16*9 I 

C*J 33/73 10*1 pc 20*0 10/50 1 

Damascus 19*6 11*3 pc 18*4 0/48 t 

Jan/ntem >0*4 12/53 pc 17*2 11*2 t 

lunr 33/91 14*7 s 30*0 7M4 pc 

nyatfi 25/77 1103 a 20779 11/53 a 

Lagan* Munw, popwty dcutfy. c-doudy. WhW 
sn-snow. Mea. W-WeaSwr. AO map* torecaata 

Latin America 

Tafcy Tomorrow 

Hhjtl Low W Mgh Low W 


BwmiMw 34*3 31/70 ■ 31*0 10*4 po 

Ca r ac al 30/08 23773 po 00*0 34/75 HE 

Lkrw 22771 10*4 po 23/73 10*4 po 

MadraCty 14*7 (M3 c 10*1 «M pc 

RfadoJaoato 27*0 22*1 o 20*2 22/71 pe 

SorOago 00*0 13*5 a 29*4 13*6 pc 

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Today Twaanow 
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Beijing will have tranquil 
weather this weekend. 
Another Mast ct coM Mr wfl 
arrive eorty next week. 
Japan wfl also hove a mod- 
eration in temperature Mar 
Ms weekend and early nod 
week. The southern heff ot 
the FMpfdnae wu hew wrt 
weather the next several 

Mpwm 17*2 13*5 ■ 17*2 12*3 pc 

C^aToon 27*0 15*9 a ZB/79 10*1 a 

Caw&ten 19*8 12*3 pe 19*4 11*3 ah 

Kwara 23/73 3*7 a 2B*3 7/44 1 

Lagoa 01*0 24/75 pc 31*0 24/79 pc 

Ni*l 22^1 12*3 pc 23/73 13*0 po 

Unto 10*4 0*3 a 1MM DMO po 

North America 

Antangi -3/28 -II 

Mbrta 11*3 I 

Safer, .1*1 -J 

CNcogo 4*3 ( 

Onvar 13*5 < 

Daoot 0/32 -: 

HonoUu 37*0 21 

Houstal 14*7 I 

Loa Angsto 21/70 H 

IU 24/76 U 

UniaMl 0 KR -13 

Mcnoaal -3/37 4 

Naaaau 20779 21 

Haw York 0*3 < 

Ptiow* 32 m 1 

teiRan. 14*7 I 

SowOa SMS : 

ToaaSo 104 -I 

Wadfecpon 3*7 -4 

Alpe d'Huez 110210 
Lea Arcs BO 255 

Avoriaz iso ISO 

Chamonix 120 340 

Courchevel 115 20S 

Lea Deux Alpes 70 300 
Flalne 120 210 

tools 25 60 

MAftbdl 90 200 

MSgSire 95 165 

La Plagne 140 300 

Serre ChevsUer 60150 
TijjneB 115280 

Val d'todre 95 280 

Vsl Thorens 130 330 



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Sddeu 60 80 Fair Fok VOr 28/12 Host ptsteo akMng met 

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Igia 25 65 Good CMd var 26/12 Good skang show mkJ station 

KHzbuhel 35 60 Good Qood V* 2B/12 Good sung at areas 

Saalbach 50 75 Good Good var 26/12 AI Oo open, soma Icy patetm 

Schladmtng 15100 Good Worn var 27/12 Lfcpar skpas attaOen/ 

StAnton 40 200 Good Fok Var 29/12 Good tiding. *a*uga open 

Qood var 28/12 AS sectors open, good sktog 
Qood VSr 26/12 SicsAsrV skSng moat plates 
Qood var 27/12 Most tits and ti*a open, great* d 
F tif Good 26/12 nwKtor tiH evaBahto ai to lour 
Qood Var 26/12 ExcoHent sktog til few* 

Good Var 28/12 Vary good oondtions 
Good V*r 28/12 Ponder rpotity sued cut now 
Good Crusty 24/12 Warm sun, good stdlng 
Good Var 28/12 3 * attas wccaBant siting 
Good Ver 25/12 Gtonbus plate tiding 
Good Var 25/12 Very good tiding on at ptssas 
Good Hwy 25/12 Good pkao sung everywhere 
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Good Var 28/12 Breeden siting everywtm 
Good VOr 2B/12 a csSonra»ps>gi— tosreear to 

Fok VSr 2B/12 Very good titing, most tits open 
Fok Vw 27/12 Good titing on pe open pistes 

Fait Vet 24/12 Good titing above Bontio 2000 

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Csrvinia 70 350 Good GoodOuoiy 25/12 Breeders piste siting 

Cortina 40 90 Good Good Pwck 24/12 very good titing 

Courmayeur 30 200 Good Ctod var 24/12 Good titing. most ms open 

Seine . 45 60 Good Fok Pwck 28/12 SaBa rondo open, good titog 

La ThuUa 60 170 Good Good Var 26/12 &eti tiding. French amc open 

Turn - • . 90 120 Qood Good Pwdi 29/12 Great skang with treen aww 


Baqutera-Beret 120 IBP Good Good Var 26/12 AI Hs open, great siting 


Arose 60 60 Good Good Pwdr 90/12 Good tiding on aB pistes 

Crons Montane 70 120 Good Good Pwtk 28/12 En»*anf titing on at pistes 

Devos 40 130 Good Good Vnr 27/12 Vatygood tidings* s ome powder 

QrindelwtM 35 55 Good Fok Var 26/12 Good titing. resorr busy 

Gstaad 50 100 Goad Good Ver 28/12 Good tidktg all areas 

SLMoritz 40 130 Qood Fok Var 25/12 Most Ms open good siting 

Wengen 30 50 Good Good Var 28/12 Good titing an wed groomed mns 

Zermatt 30 ire Good Fak Var 28/12 Ad time /nmxBotw titing wee 


Aspen 90 95 Qood Good Pwdr 29/12 Ad Mb open good titing 

KHUngton 55 135 Good Qood Pwdr 30/12 AM 18 Ms open 

Mammoth 45 100 Good Fak V* 16/12 Most Ms open, grod titing 

Park Cfty 58 65 Qood Fair V» 28/12 Good siting an well packed enow 

Steamboat 105 150 Good Qood Pwdr 29/12 Adbut one til open, pw&condks. 
TeHuride 88 96 Qood Good Pwdr 29/12 Fresh powder, peal siting 

Vail 83 96 Qood Qood Pwdr 29/12 New enow, good skang 

Winter Park 113 123 Good Qood Pwdr 29/12 Ad tils open, very good sttirp 

Crons Montane 70 120 
Davos 40130 

GrindefertM 35 55 

Gstaad 50100 

SLMoritz 40130 

Wengen 30 50 

Zermatt 30175 


Aspen 90 95 

Kttftngton 55135 

Mammoth 45100 

Park Cfty 50 65 

Steamboat 105150 

TeflurkSe 86 96 

Vali 83 98 

Winter Pork 113 123 

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