VOLGODONSK Russia (AP) -_
President Boris Yeltsin, facing a politi-
cal crisis after a fourth bombing in a
month killed 17 people and wounded
180 others yesterday, said he has
enough will and enough resources for
*be struggle against terrorism."
His statement came after the latest
early-morning explosion at an apart-
ment building. The four explosions
together have killed at least 292 people.
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin gave
government agencies three days to
come up with plans for strengthening
security in industry, transport, commu-
nications, and energy installations, as Chechen pro
' el as in residential areas.
During a meeting of his Cabinet, he expires in m
turned to the television cameras and Yesterday,
appealed to citizens to protect them- amount" of
selves, southern M
"I want to turn to military veterans, among sacks
police veterans. Take the initiative on southern Ru
yourselves," he said. The Interfax
Moscow is abuzz with speculation the cache wa
that the government will declare a state also uncove
of emergency, which would _allow apparently d
Yeltsin to rule by decree. But Yeltsin has the Federal S
enied that and said he will serve out Yesterday'
e remainder of his term, which or an under
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Bargainers for
the United Auto Workers and DaimlerChrvsler AG
worked overtime Wednesday, doing nearly round-
the-clock bargaining to fashion a new contract for
Talks went through the night and into the day
Wednesday, breaking for two hours around noon
before resuming. While the union and the company
offered no comment on the talks, such lengthy negoti-
ations have been a sign in the past that the two sides
were close to a deal.
DaimlerChrysler has emerged as the lead company
for the UAW to negotiate a replacement for three-year
contracts covering 407,000 workers. Talks between
subcommittees of. the union and General Motors
,*orp. continued into Wednesday evening, GM
spokesman Edd Snyder said. Negotiations at Ford
Motor Co. recessed Wednesday afternoon.
The union granted an indefinite extension of the
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testers rally in central square in Grozny yesterday. Some 15,000 demonstrated to denounce Russian strikes.
dso criticized the Russian government for linking Chechnya to a series of bombings in Russia.
Gerald Ford spoke for
GRAND RAPIDS (AP) -- The
legal system is not immune from the
bias and prejudice found in society.
according to a State Bar of Michigan
The state bar's Open Justice
Commission held its first public
forum Wednesday to examine issues
ranging from hate crimes to diversi-
ty in state law schools, The Grand
Rapids Press reported.
"It's important for the public to
feel they can trust the court and
judicial system," said Michigan
Supreme Court Justice Marilyn
Kelly, who monitored the three-hour
The forum attracted more than
100 lawyers on the first day of the
annual state bar meeting in Grand
Rapids, which ends Friday.
Among the speakers was Jeffrey
Lehman, dean of the University of
Michigan Law School, which has
spent S3 million defending its affir-
mative action policies against law-
suits filed by three white law school
applicants, who seek to get the uni-
versity's affirmative action policy
The trial is expected to begin next
Former Michigan Supreme Court
Chief Justice Conrad Mallett Jr.,
who describes himself as a product
of affirmative action, praised the
university. So did Grand Rapids
Mayor John Logic, who graduated
from the University of Michigan
Logic told of former President
Gerald Ford, who wrote a recent edi-
torial in The New York Times citing
the continued need for affirmative
"If an 86-year-old ex-president
can feel that strongly about this
issue, I suggest that be the philoso-
phy of my administration for my
next four years, and I encourage my
alma mater to fight on this," Logic
Jeffrey Montgomery, executive
director of the Triangle Foundation,
which monitors hate crimes against
gays, reminded the audience that
hate crimes can and will happen
"There were three similar beatings
in Michigan the week of Matthew
Shepherd," said Montgomery, refer-
ring to the gay student murdered last
fall in Wyoming.
Fighting is important wherever
there is discrimination, said Donald
Cohen, director of the Anti-
Defamation League of Michigan.
"Some wonder, should they be
less open in terms of being a target
in the Jewish or gay or black com-
munities? But we say, go out there
and fight and don't let them close
down your heartfelt belief of who
you are because some people disap-
prove," Cohen said.
id-2000. the front of a nine-story apartment
police discovered a "huge building in the city of Volgodonsk,
explosive powder in a about 500 miles south of Moscow,
loscow suburb, hidden around dawn, officials said. The blast
s of sugar from a plant in
ssia, a spokesperson said.
news agency reported that
as almost 3 1/2 tons. Police
Bred six timing devices,
esigned to detonate bombs,
ecurity Service said.
s bomb, hidden in a truck
ground pipe, sheared off
left a crater 16 1/2 feet deep in front of
the building and severely damaged a
nearby police station and about 20
other buildings, Interior Ministry offi-
Traces of explosives were found in the
wreckage, the Federal Security Service
said. The force of the blast was equivalent
to about 100 to 300 tons of TNT, it said.
At least 17 people, including two
children. were killed, and 184 others
were wounded, with 69 of them hospi-
talized, officials said.
Volgodonsk, a city of 250,000 peo-
ple, is close to the volatile North
Caucasus Mountains region, where
Russian forces have been battling
Islamic militants since early August.
Authorities have blamed the three
previous apartment explosions - one
in the southern city of Buinaksk, and
two in Moscow - on the militants.
negotiators nearing a deal
contract to the automakers Tuesday -- but not before
flexing its muscles at DaimlerChrysler. National
negotiators, including UAW President Stephen
Yokich, were meeting at DaimlerChrysler headquar-
ters when workers at five plants in Missouri and
Indiana staged a brief walkout Tuesday night.
The plants, which employ about 15,500 workers,
included the assembly lines of the company's highly
profitable Dodge Ram trucks and all the company's
minivans. Picket signs were up for about an hour
before the contract extension was announced.
Production at all five plants resumed as normal on
DaimlerChrysler co-chair Bob Eaton said he
expected workers at those plants would remain on the
job as negotiations continue.
"We're still hopeful we will be able to get a contract
without significant work stoppage," Eaton said
Wednesday at the Frankfurt International Motor Show
in Frankfurt. Germanv.
Barnas said the union has not told the German-
American automaker the reason for the walkouts. Union
officials did not immediately comment. The UAW has
not called a national strike during contract negotiations
since 1976, although it has used plant-level strikes.
Experts have said a national strike, which would
threaten a boom year for the auto industry, seems
unlikely. DaimlerChrysler said Wednesday that pas-
senger car sales for the first eight months of 1999 had
set a new record, totaling S69 billion in revenues.
The UAW usually chooses one automaker to make
a deal with first, then uses that deal as a template for
other contracts. This year, Yokich has kept talks going
with both GM and DaimlerChrysler and refused to
publicly name a target.
Wages, job security, health care costs, overtime
demands and the assignment of work to outside sup-
pliers were expected to be among the top issues.
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Fraternity members notified.
AAFD after smelling smoke and fire
detectors sounded inside the house.
"The house is in good shape,"
Rayburn said. "The exits were avail-
able, there wasn't any trash in the hall-
ways. The alarm appeared to work."
Cianciola said alternative housing is
being provided for all 36 Sigma Chi
members who live in the house.
Mountz said fire officials were not
permitting fraternity members to stay in
the house "at least tonight and possibly
through the weekend."
A cleaning crew will be hired to
repair smoke damage and reset the fire
alarms, Mountz said.
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