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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, October 2, 1991 - Page 7

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Air force base scheduledto
close; toxic waste lingers
WASHINGTON (AP) - The said in a letter accompanying the re-
Pentagon unveiled a timetable yes- port. "We are committed to ensur-
terday for closing down Paul B. ing the transition is smooth and
Wurtsmith Air Force Base by timely."
September 1993, but said it may take Of particular concern to many
many years to clean polluted soil local officials is whether, after
and groundwater there. decades of military operations, the
A report to Congress promised a facilities are tainted by hazardous
"quick and efficient" closure of wastes. The report says 32 sites on
Wurtsmith and the dozens of other the 5,200-acre Wurtsmith grounds
facilities targeted for elimination were identified as possibly in need'
under the Bush administration's of cleanup.

plan to streamline the armed ser-
vices. It said the military would
work closely with community lead-
ers in the affected areas.
"The closure schedule is aggres-
sive, and the transition to civilian
use can be just as rapid," Colin
McMillan, assistant defense secre-

A study to determine which, if
any, need treatment should be fins
ished in 1993, the report said.
Cleanup of most of those needing it
should begin between 1993 and
1995.

The art of concentration
Ann Arbor resident Gabriel Chin leads a group of students and residents in the practice of Chi-gung. Chin returns to the cube in Regent's Plaza four
times a week.
,Nine-day-old truce in Balkans collapses
as Croats and Yugoslavs resume attacks

BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP)
- Fierce and widespread fighting
broke the nine-day-old truce in
secessionist Croatia yesterday as the
Serb-dominated Yugoslav army
went on the offensive in response to
Croat attacks on its bases.
Statements from Croatia and the
Yugoslav army said yesterday's bat-
tles were among the worst since
fighting began three months ago. At
least 600 people have been killed.
"All indicators ultimately
paint toward a military solution to
the problem," said Mario Nobilo,
spokesperson for Croatian President
Franjo Tudjman.
The army seemed intent on seiz-
ing the few remaining Croat posi-

tions in eastern Croatia before it
gets bogged down by wet fall
weather and low morale that has
caused desertions by thousands of
reservists.
There was widespread specula-
tion that the federal presidency,
which was meeting Tuesday in Bel-
grade, would order a general mobi-
lization to fill the depleted army
ranks.
Army troops and Serb rebels
fought Croats in hand-to-hand com-
bat outside Sisak, 30 miles south of
the Croatian capital of Zagreb, Bel-
grade radio reported.
Naval bombardment, air attacks
and artillery shelling were reported
around the Adriatic ports of

Dubrovnik and Zadar.
The outskirts of Dubrovnik were
hit by mortars. Navy gunboats had
imposed a naval blockade on
Dubrovnik.
Fighting raged at the southern
tip of Croatia, some 20 miles out-
side Dubrovnik, with army re-
servists from Serbia's ally, Mon-
tenegro, poised to strike, the Yu-
goslav news agency Tanjug said.
Tank and infantry attacks were
reported around the towns of
Vukovar and Vinkovci in eastern
Croatia. Zagreb radio said the out-
come of the fighting there would be
crucial.
Heavy fighting reportedly raged
around Vukovar on Croatia's

Danube River border with Serbia.
Belgrade radio said the army suf-
fered more than 100 casualties
around Vukovar in recent days. AP
photographer Srdjan Ilic said at
least one soldier died Tuesday in a
Croatian mortar attack.
Several convoys of at least 640
military vehicles passed through
Belgrade, the Serbian and federal
capital, on Monday and Tuesday en
route to the front lines in Croatia.
The army seemed intent on en-
gaging Croatian forces before the
Croats could deploy 130 armored
vehicles captured when the beseiged
federal garrisons of Varazdin and
Bjelovar surrendered.

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in the MSA Chambers (3rd Floor
of the Student Union).
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and how to best prevent a reoccurrance of that night's
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