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2 - The Michigan Daily -- Friday, November 10, 2000

NATION/WORLD

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Clinton holds meeting with Arafat

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Palestinian leader Yasser
Arafat said yesterday he would be willing to attend
another Middle East summit, with President Clinton
as host, provided it was well-prepared "to ensure its
success."
"This is why I am here," Arafat said after a two-
hour meeting with Clinton at the White House and a
news conference in which he denounced Israel as the
cause of violence that has shattered already enfee-
bled peace talks.
"I would welcome any effort to convene another
summit, provided we prepare for it and ensure its
success," Arafat said later at a question-and-answer
session sponsored by the Council on Foreign Rela-
tions.
He stressed the agenda must include Jerusalem's
future and Palestinian refugees, issues that he said
cannot be deferred.
Implying Clinton would push the idea Sunday
when he meets at the White House with Israeli
Prime Minister Ehud Barak, the Palestinian leader
said "President Clinton has promised to exert maxi-
mum effort" in the time he has left in office.
A July summit at the president's Camp David
mountain retreat collapsed over Arafat's demand for
sovereignty over east Jerusalem. Barak offered some
local control to the Palestinians in parts of the Old
City, which was ruled by Jordan for 19 years until it
was captured by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War and
united with the rest of tne city.
Arafat responded testily to queries about Palestin-

I would welcome any effort to convene another
summit, provided we prepare for it and ensure its
success"
- Yasser Arafat
Palestinian leader

ian children being part of the confrontation with
Israel. Questioned about the children by an official
of the pro-Israel lobby, American-Israel Public
Affairs Committee, Arafat shouted: "Someone from
APACE should have apologized for killing Palestin-
ian children."
When the moderator, Frank Sense, of CNN, asked
whether Palestinian children should be withdrawn
from confrontation, Arafat stood up and sputtered: "I
can't permit you to speak to me in that language."
Earlier, after shaking hands with Clinton and
saluting him as he left, Arafat told reporters on the
White House's rain-swept. driveway that he reaf-
firmed his commitment to making peace, and the
outcome depends on the efforts exerted by Clinton.
The White House gave no indication that any
ground was gained toward a firm truce or the more
remote goal of reopening negotiations between the
Palestinians and Israelis.
In fact, administration officials abandoned the
phrase "peace process" and replaced it with "politi-

cal process."
A White House spokesman, P.J. Crowley, would
not say whether Clinton asked Arafat for a public
demand that Palestinian protesters stop their rock-
throwing campaign against Israelis.
But, Crowley said, "Clear statements by both lead-
ers can only help."
"We continue to be frustrated," Crowley told
reporters.
Arafat was defiant in his own exchange with
reporters earlier. Thrusting at Israel, he said: "I am
not the one who initiated the violence. I am not the
one who is attacking Israelis. My tanks are not sieg-
ing Israeli towns. I did not order my tanks, my air
force, my artillery, my heavy weapons, my navy." He
interrupted his interpreter to make sure his English
was conveyed as he wished.
"We are facing a very dangerous situation that is
really hindering the peace process," he said.
"We are a nation with one airplane, Arafat said as
he left.

Gunman surrenders after 17 hours
CONWAY, S.C. - A Virginia stockbroker accused of killing his former boss
surrendered yesterday after holing up in his parents' rural house and keeping
police at bay for more than 17 hours.
Joseph Ludlam walked out with his hands in the air shortly after police cu
power to the house at dusk, Horry County Police Chief Paul Goward said.
Ludlam was served a Virginia murder warrant before he was taken to t1a
Horry County jail. An extradition hearing was pending.
Ludlam allegedly walked into a First Union Securities office in Norfolk, Va.,
on Tuesday, fatally shot Timothy O'Shaughnessy and then fled in the other man's
car.
Ludlam was fired a month ago, reportedly because of discrepancies in his
accounts and aggressive trading practices. A First Union spokesman has con-
firmed only that Ludlam was a former employee.
Police surrounded the ranch-style house late Wednesday after being tippe
that Ludlam was inside. Police said they did not know how long Ludlam had
been in the house before his parents, thinking he was asleep, sneaked out. It was
not immediately clear if they called authorities.
Ludlam refused to take police phone calls during the standoff but finally spo
with his brother and wife. At one point, he walked out the back door and fire
shotgun blast into the ground, Goward said.

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WASHINGTON - A memorial to
one of history's greatest crusades --
World War II - will get its official start
tomorrow, when President Clinton and
other dignitaries turn a few shovels of
dirt on a small patch of land between
the Lincoln Memorial and the Wash-
ington Monument.
The50"0million marble memorial,
two arches connected by low walls and
wrapped around a pool and fountains,
has been 13 years in the making and
will honor the 16 million men and
women who served during the war, the
406,000 killed and the millions who
supported the war from home.
Besides Clinton, those taking part
tomorrow - Veteran's Day - include
former Sen. Bob Dole, chairman of the
National World War II Memorial cam-
paign, who was seriously wounded as
an Army infantry captain fighting in
Italy during the war. Also participating
will be actor Tom Hanks, who por-
trayed an Army infantry captain during
and after D-Day in the movie "Saving

Private Ryan."
Retired Army Gen. Colin Powell,
former chairman of the joint chiefs of
staff, and Defense Secretary William
Cohen are also scheduled to appear at
the ceremony, which is expected to
draw thousands of World War II veter-
ans from around the country.
Rapist, murderer
executed in Texas
HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- A Mexi-
can-born killer was executed by injec-
tion yesterday amid protests from
foreign countries that say he was denied
his right under an international treaty to
contact the Mexican consulate after hi
arrest.
About five hours before Miguel
Flores was strapped to a chamber
gurney for the execution, the U.S.
Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote,
denied his request for a reprieve.
Flores was condemned to die for
abducting, raping and stabbing to
death 20-year-old Angela Marie
Tyson as she left her summer job at
a video store in 1989.

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Kuwaiti police arrest
3 bombing suspects

Tanzania. Bin Laden is also a prime
suspect as the mentor of last month'
suicide boat-bomb attack on the USS
Cole in Aden Harbor.

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KUWAIT -Police yesterday A Yemeni source close to the Co
announced the arrests of three investigation said yesterday that f.
Kuwaitis and seizure of a large quanti- "major players" in the attack that kill
ty of explosives in an alleged plot that 17 American sailors had fled Yemen.
a local newspaper said was directed at
U.S. targets in other countries. Turkey accepts EU
The newspaper, Al-Qabas, said the
arrested men had links to terror master- membership rules
mind Osama bin Laden, Islamic funda-
mentalist scion of a millionaire Saudi ANKARA. Turkey - The govern-
family with ancestral roots in Yemen. ment announced yesterday that it has
A fourth suspect was still at large, accepted in principle the Europe
the Kuwaiti Interior Ministry said. Union's conditions for launching me -
The ministry's statement described bership negotiations, but it lashed out at
him as "a citizen of a North African EU demands that it solve its dispute
country" -- an Arab swath that with Greece over the divided Mediter
stretches from Morocco through ranean island of Cyprus.
Tunisia, Algeria and Libya to Egypt. "The Cyprus problem concerns pri-
The Ministry said he has been using a marily the two sides on ,the island.
forged passport from an unidentified Turkey has always kept its EU candidai
Gulf nation. cy and the Cyprus issue apart," govern-
The United States has blamed bin ment spokesman Sukru Sina Gurel
Laden, who is thought to be holed up said.
in Afghanistan, for the 1998 bombings
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