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12 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, March 20, 1996
Bosnia regains control of last
piece of Serb-held land

The Washington Post
GRBAVICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina
- Almost four years after Bosnian
Serb forces began pounding Sarajevo
from the green hills and mountains that
rise nearby, this battered city was re-
united yesterday as the last remaining
piece ofrebel Serb-held territory passed
into government control.
Waving Bosnian flags and crying with
joy, thousands of Sarajevans, whom
Serbs expelled from this neighborhood
of high-rises and hillside condomini-
ums in 1992, flooded back into Grbavica
over Sarajevo's ironically named Bridge
of Brotherhood and Unity, the scene of
pitched battles during the war.
Some families, split apart for years,
were made whole again amid tears and
long, triumphant swigs from bottles of
potent moonshine. Others, after spend-

ing the war years as refugees, crept
back toward their former apartments,
fearful of land mines and booby traps
left by departing Serbs. U.N. officials
reported finding at least five such de-
Sarajevo's reunification marks a
watershed in the implementation of
the Dayton peace agreement, which
was brokered by the United States in
November and is being enforced by
60,000 NATO troops. With
yesterday's transfer of Grbavica, the
crippling siege of Sarajevo, which for
more than three years symbolized
Europe's bloodiest conflict since
World War II, was finally over. The
Serb nationalist aim of a city perma-
nently divided along ethnic lines had
been thwarted.
And people like Ismet Tajas could

come home to Grbavica. Tajas was
driven out by the Serbs in September
1992. Yesterday, he gazed up at his
apartment building - still smoking
from fires set by departing Serbs -and
wondered how he was going to patch
his life together again.
"I've been a refugee in my city for
too long," he said, speaking of his years
on the other side of the Miljacka River
separating Grbavica from the Muslim-
held parts of town. "It is good to be
However, when he was asked
whether his return to Grbavica sig-
naled the definitive end of the war in
Bosnia, Tajas echoed the sentiments
of many: "I think that in a year or two
there will be war again. There is deep
hatred, and the nationalists control all
three sides."

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host for a variety of programs.

Relatives of victims of the disco house fire search yesterday for their kin's personal belongings, found among the ruins and
the charred bodies, at a nearby police station.
Disco filled beyond capaci
burns in Phillipines, kills 150

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. The Michigan League, if necessary, reserves the
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MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The
Ozone Disco Pub should have held no
more than 35 people. More than 400
were packed inside.
There was supposed to be a way out
in case of fire, but it was blocked by a
new building next door.
So when a spark became a blaze, and
the dance crowd became a stampede
toward the only door, at least 150 people
didn't make it.
Yesterday, authorities and family
members did their best to identify the
horribly burned bodies, relying on bits
of jewelry and shoes.

President Fidel Ramos, touring the
charred ruins of the popular night-
club, demanded that the disco's own-
ers be questioned about why they let
so many people into such a place. If
the four owners failed to show up for
questioning, he said, they should be
"Obviously, the fire exits were not
inspected," said Ismael Mathay, the
mayor ofthe Quezon City suburb where
the Ozone is located. "This was un-
doubtedly a deathtrap."
The Ozone was a place where upper-
middle-class Manila youths went to be
seen. There was food, drink and most
important a tiny dance floor wedged
between the disc jockey's station and
the bar.
It was the end of the school year, the
season for graduation parties. Some 350
celebrants and a staff of 40 were
crammed inside, bouncing and sweat-

ing to a mix of pop music dished out by
disc jockey Marvin Reyes.
It wasjust after midnight, and the dar
ing and drinking were ii full swing whet
sparks flew from the discjockey's booth.
Next came the smoke, then every-
thing went dark and terrified revelers
scrambled for the exit.
Within minutes, flames were racing
through the nightclub, fueled by the
acoustic foam insulation. The lights
were falling from the ceiling. The mez-
zanine had collapsed.
And the corridor to the sole exit we
waist-deep in bodies charred beyond
Safety officials said the club was
approved for occupancy by 35 people,
and that the fire exit was blocked by a
new building next door. They also said
club and restaurant owners often find it
cheaper to bribe officials than to honor
building regulations.

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Daily at 420 Maynard, Ann Arbor, MI
48109. Results will be printed on
April i8th in the Best of Ann Arbor
issue of Weekend. Thank you for
your time.



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Georgian president calls
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Los Angeles Times
MOSCOW - Georgian President
Eduard Shevardnadze snubbed Russian
Communist lawmakers yesterday and
called for an emergency regional sum-
mit to ward off "the dangers of totali-
tarianism" posed by a parliamentary
effort to resurrect the Soviet Union.
Ukrainian President Leonid
Kuchma likewise blasted the Russian
State Duma decision to nullify the old
empire's breakup as a threatening
action by the Communist-led lower
house that will intensify Eastern Eu-
ropean countries' desires to join
Leaders of former Soviet republics
from Armeniatothe Balticsvehemently
denounced the Russian legislative ac-
tion as aggressive, unlawful and politi-
cally disruptive.
Even the Duma's colleagues from
the upper house, or Federation Council,
warned the Communist and nationalist
deputies who backed the resolution that

best of the

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hangout for smoker
Place for peopte watching_______
new store or business
thin about football saturday_


tocal band
dancing spot
concert tn the Past year_
radio station_
Place to go when in an altered state_

it could undermine the credibility of
Russia's new governing structures and
lead to postponement of June 16 presi-
dential elections.
For a symbolic move intended t
fan Russian nostalgia for the perceived
glory days of the Soviet Union, last
Friday's vote by the Duma to annul
the 1991 agreement disbanding the
old federation has spread discord
among those it ostensibly aims to re-
It has also provoked concern out-
side the former Soviet Union. U.S.
Secretary of State Warren Christ-
pher commented during a visit
Ukraine yesterday that the Duma vw)t
was "highly irresponsible," and pro,;-
ised Ukrainian leaders the Urted
States will back their independence
and sovereignty even if the Commu-
nists win in June and try to re-estab-
lish the Soviet Union.
Kuchma conceded the Parliament
action could have a psychological im-
pact. "Ukraine requires political stabi -
ity as never before," Kuchma said.
While the Duma's gesture has stirred
controversy near and far, it has also
bolstered the fortunes of President Boris
Yeltsin in his uphill battle for re-elec-
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