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U.S. says missile attack was an error

pilot fired a missile Saturday when he
thought he was being targeted by an Iraqi
missile site, but no Iraqi radar attempted
to lock on to the aircraft, the Pentagon
said yesterday.
The Pentagon
defended the pilot's
action, saying his
cockpit instruments
had indicated he
was being targeted,X
and under the rules
of engagement he
was allowed to
respond to what he
perceived as a hos-
tile act. Clinton
analysis did not support the initial indi-
cations of radar activity," the Pentagon
said in a statement. It did not say what
damage was done by the missile, noting
that it was still being assessed.
A Pentagon military source, asked
how the confusion occurred, said the
pilot did hear an auditory signal indicat-
ing the F-16 had been locked onto, but
apparently it was a false reading, later
analysis showed. The source spoke on
condition of anonymity.

The Pentagon's admission calmed
concerns that a new outbreak of hostili-
ties was possible as the U.S. elections
Iraq denied that any incident took
place. Its official news agency quoted a
Foreign Ministry spokesperson as say-
ing, "Fabricating this false report is part
of American-style electioneering" - a
reference to the U.S. presidential elec-
tions tomorrow.
The F-16 returned safely to base in
Saudi Arabia after the incident at about
12:30 p.m. local time (4:30 a.m. Ann
Arbor time) near the 32nd parallel south-
east of Kut Al Hayy, in the "no-fly" zone
over southern Iraq, the Pentagon said.
The aircraft was assigned to the
4404th wing at Prince Sultan Air Base,
south of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where
Air Force personnel were moved follow-
ing the June 25 bombing of a military
housing complex near the eastern city of
Dhahran that killed 19 Americans.
White House press secretary Mike
McCurry, traveling with President
Clinton in Tampa, Fla., said Clinton had
been briefed on the incident by a mem-
ber of the National Security Council.
Since the end of the Gulf War in 1991,
the United States and its allies have

maintained a "no-fly" zone over south-
ern Iraq.
The U.S. missile firing was the first of
its kind since Sept. 4, when Iraqi forces
confronted U.S. flyers twice as they
began their patrols over an expanded no-
fly zone for Iraqi
aircraft that iU ""
Washington uni- We wi
laterally declared
the day before. whaitever
An Iraqi air do
defense radar t I n
site illuminated
an Air Force F- to pr orec
16 with its sig- "
nal, a potential PHOT5
precursor to fir--P r
ing a surface-to-
air missile. The
warplane responded by unleashing an
anti-radar missile, and the site went
silent, Defense Secretary William Perry
said at the time.
Clinton vowed to stand tough against
such Iraqi threats, saying, "We will do
whatever we have to do in the future to
protect our pilots."
To reinforce the buffer zone between
Iraq and its neighbors, Clinton
announced Sept. 3 that the no-fly zone


would be expanded about 60 miles far-
ther north, to the 33rd parallel. That
would take it to the suburbs of Baghdad,
where a defiant Saddam Hussein
ordered his armed forces to shoot down
any foreign aircraft.
The con-
frontations over
I do the no-fly zone
followed two
We haVe separate strikes
by a total of 44
ie future cruise missiles
against 15 Iraqi
our air-defense sites.
The strikes
against Iraqi air
sident Clinton defense sites
were sparked by
Saddam's attacks
on the Kurds in the north.
The Iraqi statement said, "These
American claims are absolutely baseless.
No incident of any kind took place inside
Iraq's airspace in southern Iraq."
Iraq said it remained committed to a
decision it made in September not to fire
on U.S. warplanes enforcing no-fly
zones over southern and northern Iraq.
The statement repeated Iraq's assertions
that the zones were "illegal."

Perot plans commercial 'saturation'
DALLAS - Ross Perot is spending some of the final hours of his presidential
campaign on familiar ground - in the television studio.
"It's saturation bombing," he said of the 120 minutes of advertising he's bought
to air on election eve.
The quartet of 30-minute-long infomercials cost the Perot campaign nearly E
million, campaign coordinator Russ Verney said yesterday. Two of the broadcasts
will run back-to-back on ABC tonight, with two others showing on CBS and NBC.,,
Not every affiliate must carry the programs, but the networks guarantee most will
or the Perot campaign won't have to pay.
"Each show costs approximately $450,000 for a half hour. ... Isn't it absolutely
disgraceful?" said Verney, adding, "You start to understand why this whole thing
is driven by money."
Perot had offered to share one hour of air time with President Clinton, saying he
wanted to give the president a chance to explain questionable foreign donations
made to the Democratic party. The White House declined.
Perot, who made a more traditional-style campaign swing to college campu
during last week, used most of his speeches to broadly attack Clinton's character.
Although Clinton will not appear with him on TV, Perot plans to spend some of the
shows on the same subject.

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those votes," Rivers said.
Carville's visit brought out support-
ers and potential volunteers, campaign
workers said.
"He did a really great job," said LSA
first-year student Sara Deneweth, who
works as a campaign volunteer for Sen.
Carl Levin (D-Mich.). "We signed up a
lot of volunteers and got a lot of posi-
tive energy going."
Both Rivers and Carville criticized
Republican leadership in Congress
since the 1994 Republican landslide.
"We've been doing damage control
for the last two years, Carville said.
Carville said Republicans have paint-
ed a dark picture of where the country
is today - a picture he and Rivers said
is skewed.
"What the Republican party deals in
is pessimism - they just can't wait for
the next recession," Carville said.
"You've never seen more sour people in
your life."
"We want a sense of optimism, we
want a sense of humor, we want a sense
that there's a better place," Carville

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the rights of individuals in his courtroom. I urge you to vote for
him on November 5th - we need his fair and firm justice

in Washtenaw County."
Fiona Rose, President, Michigan Student Assembly


Carville's own optimism should help
fire up Rivers' campaign and the voters
she needs, supporters said.
"The energy he brought ... definitely
will help Lynn Rivers," said LSA senior
Viviana Andrade.
Andrade said the parallels Rivers and
Carville drew from Carville's book
"We're Right, They're Wrong" were
especially effective.
A question-and-answer session was
designed to address certain issues with
planned questions, and was also open to
all audience members. Supporters and
audience members continued the anti-
Republican theme and asked Carville
and Rivers to expand on political theo-
ries and campaign strategies.
A shouting match between College
Republicans and College Democrats
chapter members greeted Carville as he
arrived at the entrance of the Union.
While Democratic supporters cheered
for Rivers and Carville, Republican
protesters voiced support for GOP chal-
lenger Joe Fitzsimmons. Republican
supporters said they were pushed out of
the way when Carville arrived.
"Carville came by with Lynn and we
were shoved out of the way by
Democratic supporters," said College
Republicans President Nicholas Kirk.
Continued from Page 1A
"Mexico, Loved and Surreal."
In the second part of the program,
members of the audience lit candles for
lost loved ones. Many shared painful
memories of friends, cousins and
Students said the tribute was not
something they will easily forget.
"It was a nice, warm feeling," said
Nursing junior Sofia Marquez.
The celebration will continue with
artwork on display until Nov. 15 in the
Union's Art and Study Lounges.
Continued from Page 1A
was glad to see a large number of chil-
"It means that these traditions are
being carried on," she said.
At the end, every guest and partici-
pant was called up to receive a small
gift from the Pow Wow committee, a
part of Native American tradition.
Following the giveaway, nearly all who
attended found their way to the floor
for one last dance.
All attendees were invited to a feast
at Trotter House immediately following
the Pow Wow.
Continued from Page IA
percent of those polled supported
Proposal D, while 51 percent opposed
it and 12 percent were undecided.
Meanwhile, support for Proposal G
was at 58 percent, with 18 percent say-
ing they planned to vote no and 24 per-
cent undecided.
The poll of 600 likely voters con-
ducted Oct. 29-31 has a margin of error
of 4 percentage points either way.
Other Michigan cities are likely to
push for gambling once Detroit breaks
the barrier, opponents say.
A poll conducted this week for the
Detroit Free Press indicates Proposal E
favored to pass. It would make
Michigan the only state in the past two
years to allow an expansion of gam-
bling, the Free Press reported Saturday.
John Truscott, spokesperson for Gov.
John Engler, said Engler will continue
toi onnose gaomblingr bevnd Indian



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Capitol prepares for
WASHINGTON -Americans won't
pick the guest of honor until tomorrow,
but the Washington community started
planning months ago where thousands
of inaugural celebrants will sit, stand,
sleep and party when the next U.S. pres-
ident takes the oath of office Jan. 20.
In a town where large crowds are
commonplace, the inauguration - with
its parade, balls and numerous other
activities - is still considered a big
deal. And planning for this once-every-
four-years extravaganza is a herculean
The Republican National Committee
and the Democratic National
Committee have reserved the same
blocks of rooms - more than 1,100 of
them - at the Renaissance Mayflower
Hotel and the Renaissance Washington,
D.C., Hotel.
The engine that will drive the inau-
gural train, the Presidential Inaugural
Committee, is not created until after the
election, when the incoming chief exec-
MiloseviC likely to
win in Yugoslavia
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia - The
people of Yugoslavia voted yesterday
in their first election since the Dayton
peace accord silenced guns in the
Balkans last year. Political analysts
and diplomats predicted that a coali-
tion led by Serbian President Slobodan
Milosevic, who is widely accused of
starting the wars in Bosnia and
Croatia, would triumph and would
extend his control over this impover-
ished country.
The vote marks a watershed in
Milosevic's campaign to resurrect his
reputation. Pilloried as the "butcher of
the Balkans" by U.S. officials in 1992,
the Serbian president is now treated as'
a key player by the Clinton administra-
Throughout the Yugoslav electoral
campaign, U.S. envoys visited state-run
factories and met with high-ranking
officials from Milosevic's Serbian
Socialist Party, leaving a strong impres-
sion that Washington backed the
Socialists. Leaders of the powerless

utive appoints his own people. Still,
representatives for President Clinton
and Republican nominee Bob Dole
have made discreet inquiries within the.-
past week to Walker, according to tl
veteran inaugural planner.
MCI plans $21B
merger with British
NEW YORK - British Telecom-
munications and MCI Communications
yesterday trumpeted their planned $20.8
billion marriage as a boon for consumers
and businesses, creating new competi-e
tion that will drive down phone rates
both sides of the Atlantic.
But that optimistic scenario was
swiftly disputed by fellow phone super-
power AT&T, which has the most to
lose from the marriage.
Just one day after the boards of
British Telecom and MCI approved the
deal, AT&T chair Robert Allen said it
could "negatively impact competition
and reduce customer choice" and as
such should be closely scrutinized
government regulators.
pro-Western opposition complained.
about Washington's alleged pro-
Milosevic tilt, turning it into a ca'
paign issue.
Archaeologists find
ancient court
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt - Hours of,
diving in the murky Mediterranean and'
exhaustive mapping have revealed parts
of the 2,000-year-old city where the
love affair between Antony a1
Cleopatra took place.
French marine archaeologist Franck'
Goddio said yesterday he had found
the ruins of the ancient court of
Alexandria beneath 16 to 20 feet of
water on the eastern side .t
Alexandria's old harbor.
Goddio, who surveyed the site along
with 16 divers and antiquities special-
ists, said it contains the ruins of
Cleopatra's palace and Mark Antony's.
home and temple when the Roman w*
rior was in Egypt.
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