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stalled peace initiatives for
Korean peninsula
MANILA, Philippines -- President Clinton and
South Korean President Kim Young Sam appeared
yesterday to patch up a dispute that had strained ties
between the United States and one of its foremost
Pacific allies, but they failed to agree on ways to
restart stalled initiatives aimed at bringing peace to the
Korean peninsula.
A joint statement issued by the two leaders after the
meeting papered over differences on how to revive a
proposal for Korean peninsula peace talks and a com-
plex agreement to halt North Korean efforts to devel-
op nuclear weapons.
"There's divergence," summed up a senior adminis-
tration official. "It's still very difficult."
Before resuming either effort, Seoul is demanding
an apology from Communist North Korea for the
incursion of a spy submarine that ran aground on the
South Korean coast in September, setting off a bloody
manhunt that left more than two dozen soldiers and
civilians from both sides dead.
The United States also has called for an apology.

But it wants to revive the nuclear agreement, which
promises North Korea two nuclear power stations and
oil supplies in exchange for ending its nuclear
weapons program. Washington also wants to revive a
proposal for talks between the United States, China
and the two Koreas to bring a formal end to the
Korean War.
Clinton's strong, personal con-
demnation of the North's actions, :: >;;
however, did manage to smooth
over the rift in U.S. relations with
Seoul stemming from the subma-
rine incident, according to aides.
Initial American calls for the'
North and South to use "mutual
restraint" in the wake of that inci-
dent stunned South Koreans,
who felt that their biggest ally Clinton
was suddenly equating them with
their enemy.
"The point is that this meeting did underline the
solidarity of the alliance," Winston Lord, the assis-
tant secretary of state for Far Eastern affairs, told
reporters.
The Kim meeting was one of four one-to-one ses-
sions Clinton had with Asian presidents in a hectic day

of personal diplomac. that ha become a major part of
the annual summit off the A Pai Lonomic
Cooperation forum, known as APLC. ithe forum
brings together leaders of 1v8 maor Pacific rim gov-
ernments, giving them the opportuniv to meet indi-
vidually and as a group.
Earlier yesterday, Clinton and Chinese President
Jiang Zemin announced n esihange of Sino4LS.
summits that will t ake place during the next two years.
Clinton also paid a brief courtesy al on Philippine
President Fidel Ramos nd tal ked with Japinec
Prime Minister Ryutaro Hlashimoto about trade issues
and reducing the visibility onf America' military pres-
ence on Okinawa. the sout hern isand that is home to
most of the U.S. troops in Jpan.t
Today, Clinton and the other APEC leaders will
fly by helicopter to nearby Subic Ba\.,a one-time
U.S. military facility, for a daylong retreat of infor-
mal contacts and t alks on economic and trade issues
that will produce a final communique later in the
day.
During the talks with Clinton yesterday South
Korea's Kim "repeatedly underscored the need for a
North Korean apology (for the submarine incident) as
well as assurances that such an act will not be repeat-
ed," a South Korean official traveling with Kin said.

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Chinese president
delivers video of
WWII crash site

Boorda's suicide note made public
WASHINGTON - Dreading a new Navy scandal, Adm. Jeremy Boorda, in a
note addressed "to my sailors," wrote that he was about to kill himself because "I
couldn't bear to bring dishonor toyou."
Boorda's suicide note is made public in a 20,000-word story in the December
issue of Washingtonian magazine that also provides new details on the chief of
naval operations' death - an event that stunned Washington.
Freelance writer Nick Kotz reports that Boorda had confided to his son, Edward
that he planned to resign two years early as the Navy's top officer.
He mentioned the enormous demands of the job and the stress on his wife,
Bettie.
Then Boorda shot himself in the chest last May, just hours before he was about
to be questioned by reporters about two Vietnam combat decorations he wore but
may not have been qualified to display.
The magazine says the decorations affair was only one factor.
Another, Kotz writes, was a drumbeat of hostility from the Navy's old guard,
which considered Boorda a "political admiral" who had appeased politicians in his
handling of the Navy's Tailhook scandal.
In the suicide note, whose contents the Navy has never disclosed, Boorda me
tioned the decorations but also talked of "those who want to tear our Navy down.'
Simpson testifies for - and discomfort for Simpson.
2nd day in trial First on the agenda was domestic vio-
lence, Simpson's Achilles' heel, a dark
SANTA MONICA, Calif.-- Day two side of his marriage which he admitted
of O.J. Simpson's testimony today he has sought to minimize because it cast
promises slightly less drama but perhaps a shadow over his sunny public image.
more substance than Friday's dramatic
session when he stepped up at last to 1st Latino Dem. on
deny he killed his ex-wife and her friend.
Blood and cuts, shoes and gloves, a W ays and M eans
suicide note and a wild Bronco chase
are some of the subjects that Simpson WASHINGTON - Three years
still faces under a lawyer's relentless after brazenly clashing with House
interrogation. Ways and Means Committee Chair
His testimony Friday was a mantra of Dan Rostenkowski, first-term repre-
denial. "That is absolutely untrue,' he sentative Xavier Becerra (D-Los
intoned repeatedly. Angeles) was elected Thursday to that,
"This was a big moment not only in same committee.
O.J.'s life but for everyone who attend- Becerra becomes the first Lati*
ed his testimony," said Loyola Democratic member to serve on the
University Law School Dean Laurie powerful tax-writing Ways and Means,
Levenson, who was in the courtroom. Committee, which oversees the United-
"You felt like you were in a sea of bod- States' massive social programs, such as
ies all directed at one image, and that Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
was O.J. on the witness stand." Because Ways and Means is consid-
Daniel Petrocelli, the lawyer on a ered an "exclusive" House committee,
mission to prove Simpson a killer, was Becerra will have to give up his other
following a script carefully crafted to two committee assignments, most
maximize dramatic impact for the jury notably the Judiciary Committee.

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MANILA, Philippines - When
Chinese President Jiang Zemin met
President Clinton yesterday, he carried
with him a small gift - a photo album
and a videocassette documenting the
recently discovered crash site in south-

Christopher's staff when he was in
Beijing last week.
"The Chinese said (that) just a couple
of days before we (got there) ... they
had discovered this." said Winston
Lord, an assistant secretary of state.
"How they discovered it, why they dis-
covered it, at this
point I haven't

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are still in the
plane more than
half a century after it went down.
After learning of the discovery of the
wreckage in Guangxi province,
Chinese authorities notified members
of Secretary of State Warren

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Cretary of state

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idea.
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'We've just got-
ten this, please
keep it confiden-
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to get more
information by
the time of the
presidents' meet-
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presidents' meet-
ing, they handed (Clinton) an album of
photographs and a videotape, I don't
kno yet how much has been analyzed.
They did specify that it's the remnants of
a plane and there are remains."

Plane hi'acking,
crash kis 123
MORONI, Comoros Islands -
Boaters pulled corpse after corpse yes-
terday fromr the shattered, submerged
fuselage of an Ethiopian airliner, com-
mandeered by drunken hijackers who
forced the pilot to fly until the jet ran
out of fuel and crashed into the Indian
Ocean.
Only 52 people surived when the
Boeing 767 cartwheeled into the waves
off Comoros Islands on Saturday,
killing 123. The survivors included two
of the three hijackers, who struggled for
the controls of the aircraft even as one
engine and then the other ran dry and
stopped.
The hijackers refused Capt. Leul
Abate's pleas to let him land the jet
safely at an airport in the Comoros
Islands capital of Moroni.
"He wanted to go there, but they
wouldn't let him," co-pilot Yonas
Mekuria told The Associated Press
from his hospital bed, where he was
being treated for cuts and bruises.

"I guess they understood it," the co-
pilot said of the fuel shortage. "But
they didn't give a damn."
Police charged with
beating Palestinians
JERUSALEM -Two Israeli border,
police officers videotaped beating
Palestinians were indicted on charges
of aggravated assault and abuse of
power yesterday. Four other officers
were charged in a similar incident.
David Ben Abu and Tsahi Shmaya
were arrested last week after an amas
teur videotape showing them kicki4
and humiliating six Palestinians was
broadcast on Israel Television.
A Palestinian cameraman captured
the two kicking the Palestinians in the
head, forcing them to do push-ups and
hitting them in the face about six weeks
ago near the A-Ram police checkpoint
on the northern outskirts of Jerusalem-
The prosecution asked the judge to jail
the two defendants, who have been under
house arrest, until the end of their trial
- Compiled from Daily wire repor'

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