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The Michigan Daily -Friday, October 16, 1998-- I

Yugoslav army
allows monitorng
of withdraw
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) - Organization for Security and
NATO signed a deal yesterday with the Cooperation in Europe agreed formally
Yugoslav army, allowing spy planes to to oversee the 2,000-member "ground
monitor the military's compliance in verification mission" - unarmed mon-
withdrawing troops from Kosovo so itors who will roam through Kosovo to
ethnic Albanian refugees can return to make sure terms of the agreement with
their villages. Holbrooke are being honored.
Amid new accusations by Kosovo The mission could cost about $200
Albanians of Serb police intimidation, million, with the United States, Britain,
NATO chief Javier Solana said that France, Russia, Italy and Germany
spite some progress Yugoslav leader assuming most of the burden, Poland's
obodan Milosevic has a long way to ambassador to the OSCE, Adam
go to meet NATO's deadline of tomor- Kobieracki, was quoted as saying by the
row for compliance. Austria Press Agency.
"I would send a very clear message" In Kosovo, the U.N. refugee
to Milosevic, Solana said before arriving agency delivered more aid to those
in Belgrade last night. "And that is that displaced by the seven-month crack-
the solution to the problem is not signing down in the secessionist Serbian
papers but to comply with agreements province, which is populated mainly
that have beenachieved" by ethnic Albanians.
The deal allows for unarmed spy In the town of Kisna Reka,
*anes to watch over troop withdrawals refugees living in a camp of 3,000
and the return of tens of thousands of eth- people in a nearby gully carted off
nic Albanian refugees - demands 110-pound sacks of flour, bags of
spelled out in a breakthrough agreement clothing, cooking oil and other sup-
reached earlier this week by Milosevic plies delivered by the U.N. High
and U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke. Commissioner for Refugees.
International officials also huddled Asked how long they could stay in
in Paris and Vienna yesterday to push the woods, a man who gave his name
ahead the assessment process aimed at only as Rexhep said: "Until we die. We
making sure Milosevic adheres to the don't know how much we can take. We
agreement. are afraid to go back"
In Vienna, the 54-nation In Paris, the Balkans Contact

b

A Serb police officer sits in a truck withdrawing from the Pee-Pristina border
yesterday.

Group of five leading Western nations
and Russia endorsed the agreement
on Kosovo but maintained support for
airstrikes if Milosevic fails to comply
when a four-day grace period expires
Saturday.
But the Russians opposed a pro-
posed new U.N. resolution specifically
authorizing airstrikes, said Germany's
Foreign Minister Klaus Kinkel.

In Vienna, diplomatic sources said
the OSCE was not expected to finalize
details of the verification mission until
next week.
Western nations were discussing
naming Jacques Klein, the American
deputy to Bosnia's top international
mediator Carlos Westendorp, as head of
the mission - to be composed largely
of Europeans.

*Hyde defends
impeachment

3

Glen's flight offers
link for space studies

hivestigat1(
Los Angeles Times
CHICAGO - Returning to his
hometown yesterday, a place where
many old-timers call him just plainI
"Hank," Judiciary Committee
Chairperson Henry Hyde carried ther
entire public debate over impeach-
ment with him from Washington. 1
Hyde (R-1ll.) defended his inquiry
at a Chicago Bar Association lun-
aeon, where he was touted even by
'ie-hard Democrats as someone whoi
will give President Clinton a fair
shake. But praise was not everywhere.
The president of the National
Organization for Women needled1
Hyde in his own back yard about hisa
decades-old extramarital affair.
Even Robert Bennett, the presi-
dent's private attorney in the Paula
'ones sexual harassment case, made a
p in the Windy City, criticizing
Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr
for his contacts with Jones' attorneys.
The three appearances \within
hours and city blocks from each other
were coincidental, said organizers, but
they turned Chicago - which will
play host to the president and first
lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in sepa-
rate appearances today and tomorrow

Clinton

- into ground zero on impeachment.
At the lawyers' luncheon, Hyde
said he is being squeezed by both the
president's fiercest critics and most
loyal defenders as he struggles to set a
middle course on impeachment.
"I would trade it for a Hershey
bar," he said of his pressure-cooker
job heading an inquiry that has not,
and may never, captivate the
American people. "Anyone who wants
it can have it."
Of course, Hyde had no intention
of giving up the reins of only the third
impeachment inquiry in the nation's
history. But he made his point: Not
one of the 100 or so lawyers at John
Marshall Law School volunteered
themselves as replacements.
Hyde also downplayed recent polls
showing declining public support for
Congress and its handling of the
Monica Lewinsky case.
Public opinion will be an essential
part of the impeachment process,
Hyde acknowledged. But he suggest-
ed that it will have more influence if
the full House votes articles of
impeachment against Clinton, which
would then be sent to the Senate.

Newsday
From the very outset of the space
age, scientists and physicians worried
about how the human body would react
to the weightless environment. Some
worried that astronauts' eyeballs would
lose shape, affecting their vision, or that
the space travelers would have trouble
swallowing food. Neither proved true.
But when humans venture into
orbit, as John Glenn and his crewmates
are scheduled to do on Oct. 29, discon-
certing things do begin to happen:
Motion sickness is typical during
the first day or two as the space travel-
er struggles to regain a sense of orienta-
tion in an environment where "up" and
"down" no longer apply.
With no pressure on the verte-
brae, the spine expands and the astro-
naut can "grow" up to two inches.
Body fluids that normally pool
in the lower torso and legs under the
tug of gravity now begin to shift
toward the head, swelling the face and
neck. The fluid shifts, which the body
interprets as a volume overload, trig-
ger a cascade of other events: the kid-
ney filtration rate increases, the vol-
ume of blood plasma drops, hormone

levels change.
Muscles required for walking and
maintaining posture fall into disuse and
begin to atrophy. Bones, subjected to
decreased stress and weight bearing in
space, begin to lose density.
Still, researchers have learned over
the years that the body is surprisingly
adaptable to the rigors of space.
Astronauts and cosmonauts find that
weightlessness becomes manageable,
even comfortable, although we now
know there is a price to be paid when
they return to Earth.
"That very unnatural environment
of zero gravity becomes the norm for
you," says Andrew Thomas, a U.S.
astronaut who spent more than four
months on the Russian space station
Mir earlier this year. Thomas had a
shaky reintroduction to Earth's gravity.
Upon leaving the space shuttle that
retrieved him from orbit, he walked ten-
tatively to a crew van.
"It's a very strange feeling to go
through that, to stand up for the first
time," he recalled a few weeks later.
Thomas suffered balance problems and
nausea, which cleared up within about
12 hours.

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