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2A - The Michigan Daily - Monday, November 18, 1996

NATION/WORLD

Troops cut communications

Bosnian Serb army
officers capture key
transmitter
Los Angeles Times
TUZLA, Bosnia-Herzegovina - In
an escalating power struggle, mutinous
Bosnian Serb army officers loyal to
indicted war crimes suspect Gen.
Ratko Mladic have disrupted TV
broadcasts for days after seizing a key
transmitter, rival civilian officials said
yesterday.
The reported army action blocked
broadcasts to most of the Serb-run
Republika Srpska in a part of the
world where television is an important
to 5 of propaganda and control for
them.
Mladic, believed to be holed up in his
headquarters near Han Pijesak in cen-
tral Bosnia-Herzegovina, is fighting
efforts by Bosnian Serb President

Biljana Plavsic to fire him and most of
his general staff.
The dispute "threatens to escalate
into a real civil war," Mladic's
deputy, Gen. Manojlo Milovanovic,
told the Belgrade newspaper Dnevni
Telegraf.
But the ability of the Bosnian Serb
army to mount a coup is limited by the
presence in Bosnia of more than
50,000 NATO troops. The NATO
troops have required all of Bosnia's
military factions to warehouse most of
their weaponry.
Furthermore, the Bosnian Serb
police are now probably better
equipped than the army and are loyal to
Plavsic and her mentor, Radovan
Karadzic.
Still, the continued instability makes
diplomats and international mediators
nervous about Bosnia's fragile peace
process.
Last week the Serbian police seized
the army's Krajina radio station and

issued an arrest warrant for its direc-
tor, a vocal aide of Mladic highly crit-
ical of civilian authorities. The
government and the army have
accused each other of kidnapping
dozens of people.
In a statement read on Bosnian
Serb television - and monitored in
one of the few places where the trans-
mission could be picked up - the
Bosnian Serb government said offi-
cers loyal to Miadic had seized a main
transmitter on Mount Zep and "dis-
abled" it.
The government would not resort to
force, the statement said, but was con-
sidering taking Mladic and his men to
court.
It added that three station techni-
cians were taken hostage and that one
remains missing.
Although the attack on the trans-
mission tower occurred last week it
was not denounced by Bosnian Serb
television until now.

AUTO PLANT
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whole family was happy."
Jeffrey Izzard, who has an older
brother and sister, said his father treat-
ed all three of the children as if they
were his favorite.
"We all felt as we were his favorite
because he treated us so well," Izzard
said.
Izzard said he although he watched
the showdown at the Wixom plant on
television, he did not learn of his
father's death until 4 p.m.
"They mentioned the name Darrell,
but they didn't mention the last name;"
Izzard said.
It was 4 p.m. when Izzard's mother
called with the bad news.
Izzard said the University and his
friends have been supportive.
"I've received a tremendous amount
of support from my friends;" he said.
No date was set Friday for Atkins'
next court appearance.
Atkins also was charged with 12
felony firearms violations, I1 counts of
assault with intent to murder, auto theft
and being a felon in possession of a
firearm. If convicted of all charges,
Atkins would face two life prison terms
plus 12 years, Oakland County
Prosecutor Richard Thompson said.
Thompson said authorities believe
Atkins dressed in camouflage, stole a
truck from a paving company and went
to the Ford plant Thursday, having been
rebuffed last weekend when he tried to
get in to propose to a worker there.
Holland said police also found what
he described as a "farewell note" in
Atkins' apartment.

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New drug may restore memory loss
WASHINGTON - A new drug, which in some tests of healthy elderly men
restores memory almost to that of young people, soon will be tested on patient,
with Alzheimer's, the fatal brain disorder that destroys the mind.
Dr. Gary Lynch of the University of California at Irvine said yesterday the drug
called ampakine CX-516 accelerates signals between brain cells and appears to
significantly sharpen the memory
The drug, used in only mild doses, was tested on students in their early 20s and
on men aged 65 to 70 and the results were "particularly striking" among the older
people, Lynch said. He delivered a report on the drug yesterday at a national meet--
ing of the Society for Neuroscience.
Lynch said clinical trials of the drug consisted of memory tests conducted with
and without CX-516.
Lynch said the hope is that the drug will improve the memory of patients with,
Alzheimer's disease, a progressive disorder that destroys memory and other func,
tions of the brain and eventually kills. About 5 million Americans, mostly elderly,
have Alzheimer's, and it is estimated that the number will climb to 15 million over
the next quarter-century as the nation's population ages.
Ampakine CX-516 has been tested only on small groups in clinical experime s
to detect any toxic effects. A more definitive test will start next year.

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Valujet hearings to
begin today
MIAMI - Even without an official
cause, the pulverizing crash of aValuJet
plane in the Everglades has already pro-
duced a move toward a safer jet fleet
and an upheaval in how the government
oversees airlines.
More changes could be ahead as the
National Transportation Safety Board
examines the May II crash during a
weeklong hearing that begins today. A
final report is expected next spring.
Investigators suspect oxygen-gener-
ating canisters carried in the DC-9's
cargo compartment shifted, igniting a
fire that sent smoke into the cabin and
cockpit before it cut power and the jet-
liner's steering controls.
After just 12 minutes in the air,
Flight 592 plunged into the Everglades,
killing all 110 aboard.
In its search for answers, the NTSB
this month started a fire in an old air-
plane cargo compartment and the
results will be presented at the hearing.
Investigators also are looking at the
handling of hazardous cargo, aircraft

maintenance by outsiders and the gov--
ernment's supervision of start-up air-
lines like ValuJet.
Friend may testify
against McVeigh *
NEW YORK - A former Atm
buddy of bombing suspect Timothy
McVeigh is expected to testify that
McVeigh chose the Oklahoma City fee
oral building because it was an "easy"
target, Newsweek reported.
Michael Fortier, who pleaded guilty
to knowing about the bombing plotv
will say McVeigh meticulously mapped
out the attack and considered the bu
ing an easy target because it is n
Interstate 235, Newsweek reported iti
its Nov. 25 issue, citing unidentified
sources close to the case. b
Fortier also will confirm that the p1ot'
included leaving a getaway car fa
McVeigh and co-defendant Terry
Nichols behind the YMCA near the
federal building, the magazine said.
McVeigh and Nichols are charged
with murder in the 1995 bombing.

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Russiansace probe
may crash to Earth
HONOLULU - A Russian space
probe fired toward Mars was expected
to crash to Earth in east-central
Australia yesterday evening, carrying
tiny generators that in an "extremely
unlikely" worst-case scenario could
release a small, lethal plutonium cloud,
the Clinton administration said.
The unmanned craft had failed to
break out of Earth's orbit after the fail-
ure of a fourth-stage booster rocket.
The U.S. Space Command in
Colorado Springs, Colo., confirmed
that the probe re-entered Earth's atmos-
phere in the southern Pacific west of
Chile late last night.
Authorities were concerned about
four small radioactive plutonium-pow-
ered energy generators contained in
landing vehicles.
In a worst-case situation - which
Clinton administration officials called
"extremely unlikely" - the canisters
could have broken up in the atmosphere
and created a small radioactive cloud.

"If some cloud of dispersal wbm-'
formed at a lower attitude and were
inhaled by humans, it could be lethal;"
said Robert Bell, senior director,
arms control on the U.S. Natiol
Security Council.
800 activists protest
Miss World pageant
BANGALORE, India - Pdlic~
wearing riot gear blocked protesteds
from marching to a hotel where Miss
World contestants are staying,'a
arrested 800 of the activists yesterd.
The protesters, mostly women, were
detained for about two hours and-
released after receiving a warning. Tle
women argue the beauty pageant is
demeaning to Indian values and culture;
Police stopped the marchers 1 1/2.
miles from the hotel where 88 contes;-
tants are staying said Police
Commissioner Sharat Chandra
Burman in Bangalore, southern India.
- Compiled from Daily wire repots.

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