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2 The Michigan Daily -- Tuesday, January 9, 2001
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Israelis fight proposal
to divide Jerusalem

ACROSS THE NATION

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Tens of thousands of
Israelis and Jews from around the world rallied
outside the stone walls of the Old City yester-
day, saying Jerusalem must not be divided.
Police estimated that as many as 100,000
people - many of them bused from towns
across Israel and settlements in the West
Bank and Gaza Strip - thronged the
streets outside Jaffa Gate. The crowd
waved Israeli flags, listened to patriotic
music and heard declarations that
Jerusalem will remain solely under Israeli
control. For hours before the rally got
under way, the city was nearly impassable,
with police deploying thousands of offi-
cers and closing many roads.
Organizers billed the demonstration as apo-
litical, but many of those who turned out said

they had come to protest caretaker Prime Min-
ister Ehud Barak's willingness to divide sover-
eignty over Jerusalem with the Palestinians.
I came to say thatrio one, no one in the
world - not even Mr. Barak - will give this
to someone else," said Yossi Avissar, who
added that his family has lived in Jerusalem
for seven generations. "We want to tell him
no, we want to tell him that these walls belong
to all the Jews of the world."
Before the rally began, police reported that
Palestinians threw stones at officers near
Damascus Gate, also in the walls o, the Old
City. For the first time in weeks, a short burst
of gunfire targeted the Jerusalem neighbor-
hood of Gilo from the West Bank city of
Bethlehem. But the demonstration itself
passed largely without incident.

AP PHOTO
Israeli's stand outside the walled Old City of Jerusalem to
protest the proposals to divide the city.

I

USS Cole suspect
accuses bin Laden

ADEN, Yemen (AP) - A key sus-
pect in the attack on the USS Cole told
authorities in his confession that he
believes the suicide bombers acted on
the orders of Osama bin Laden,
Yemeni sources close to the investiga-
tion said yesterday.
The suspect's comments provide
another in a series of circumstantial
links between the Saudi exile and the
deadly attack on the U.S. warship.
The sources did not identify the mai,
but described him as one of the three
chief suspects in custody. He and up to
seven others may be tried, perhaps as
early as this month, in the Oct. 12
bombing of the American destroyer that
killed 17 U.S. sailors and wounded 39
during a refueling stop in Aden.
Yemen's prime minister has said
authorities have identified one of the
bombers and were close to identifying
the second.
Meanwhile, a senior U.S. defense
official said yesterday that the Navy's
highest ranking officer, Adm. Vern
Clark, has decided to let stand a deter-
mination made last week that neither
the captain nor the crew of the USS
Cole should be disciplined for failing
to follow all prescribed security pre-
cautions before the attack.
Clark was expected to submit his
written endorsement soon, said the
defense official, who spoke on condi-
tion of anonymity.
The Navy planned to announce this
week the result of its investigation of
the Cole bombing, which sought to
determine the circumstances of the

attack and what preventive measures
the crew had taken.
Authorities have vet to establish a
firm connection between the attack
and bin Laden, but U.S. law enforce-
ment officials have said several threads
link the suspects held in Yemen to the
bin Laden organization. Bin Laden,
who is living in Afghanistan, has vir-
tually declared war on what he sees as
the anti-Islamic United States, and
U.S. officials consider him their No. 1
terrorism suspect.
The jailed Yemeni man's brother
was described as a prominent Arab
Afghan, as Islamic fighters who
helped push Soviet forces out of
Afghanistan in the 1980s are known.
The sources, speaking on condition of
anonymity, said the suspect confessed
that he helped his brother run one of
two safe houses where visiting fellow
Arab Afghans would meet.
Authorities were searching for the
brother, the officials said.
The brother's safe house, they said,
was in Sa'da province, near the Saudi
border, and the other safe house is in
Saudi Arabia, though the sources did
not say where. The two brothers' home
is elsewhere in Sa'da, they said.
The suspect in custody told authori-
ties that an unidentified Syrian man
supervises bin Laden's activities in
Yemen and Saudi Arabia. The Syrian,
he told police, is among 12 to 20
Saudis, Yemenis, Egyptians, Syrians
and other Arabs who are close to bin
Laden and live with him in
Afghanistan.
Workers
vote to
end strike
withpaper
SEATTLE (A) --- Seattle Times
workers have voted to ed their 7-
week strike against the newspapei.
Editorial and advertising members
of the Pacific Northwest Newspaper
Guild voted 359-116 in favor of the
latest contract proposal said union
spokesman Ron Judd at a news confer-
ence last night.
He said picket lines were coming
down immediately.
The proposal, which includes raises
of S3.30 an hour over six years, guar-
antees that all workers laid off as a
result of the strike can return to work
within six months.
Employees of Seattle's two daily
newspapers walked out Nov. 21 in a
dispute over raises and other bene-
fits.
Times employees rejected a pro-
posed contract Dec. 30 after Guild
negotiators recommended against it,
primarily because of the return to work
provisions the newspaper was offering
then.
Striking Seattle Post-Intelligencer
employees approved their contract
offer and returned to work Jan. 2.
The Guild represents about 130 Post
Intel Ii gencer editorial staffers and
approximately 870 reporters, photog-
raphers and business employees at The
Times.
The Times agreed to increase its
share of health insurance payments
and raise wages for some lower-paid
classifications.
The paper also agreed that within
throe' Xr C ir,.ti. .iv it Cir fi M ii-

High Court to hear advertising casew
WASHINGTON -The Supreme Court agreed yesterday to use a cigarette-
advertising dispute to consider giving commercial speech broader protection
against regulation -- closer to the free-speech status of political and artistic
expression.
The justices said they will hear tobacco companies' challenge to limits on cig-
arette and cigar advertising at retail stores in Massachusetts.
In recent years the court has boosted the free-speech protection for advertising,
most notably in a 1996 ruling that struck down Rhode Island's ban on liquor p
ads. The law aimed to promote sobriety, but the justices said it violated free-spech
rights.
In 1998, the tobacco industry agreed to pay the states almost $250 billion and
to stop advertising on billboards or on signs posted in shopping malls, arenas
and stadiums. The agreement allowed stores that sell cigarettes to display out-
door signs of no more than 14 square feet.
The Supreme Court will also hear the case of a woman who claims her male co-
workers sabotaged her work and decide whether to limit the amount of money she
can receive in damages.
Sharon Pollard says she endured years of mounting abuse that left her trauma-
tized and unable to continue work at a DuPont chemical plant, and that the company
did nothing to help her.
Fugitive continues sightings in Mexico in recent weeks.
Its home for them. They're com-
to elude the law fortable there, with family contacts and
corrupt officials that help them," said
SAN DIEGO - Depending on FBI Special Agent Donald Robinson
which tips you believe, the most hunt- Jr., a member of the task force.
ed fugitive along this piece of the Lvt
U.S.-Mexico border has been skiing in a. OV. sentenced
Wyoming, gambling in Las Vegas or to 10 years in nris
swapping e-mail in a lonely-hearts J s
chat room. BATON ROUGE, La. - Former
Wherever he is, accused Tijuana, Gov. Edwin Edwards, the silver-haired
Mexico, drug lord Ramon Arellano gambler who wisecracked his way
Felix has stayed a step ahead of the law, through two dozen investigations, was
despite a massive three-year manhunt sentenced to 10 years in prison and
by U.S. authorities, a S2 million reward fined S250,000 yesterday for extorting
and the arrests in Mexico last year of payoffs from businessmen applying
two of his gang's alleged top figures. for riverboat casino licenses.
Sightings in Tijuana have dwindled Edwards showed little emotion as
so markedly that many suggest he has the decision was read. His daughters
left altogether. Authorities in Mexico and wife sobbed behind him.
say he may be living in the United "A long sentence is effectively
States. But U.S. law enforcement offi- death sentence," said Edwards"
cials are convinced that Arellano and lawyer Dan Small, who immediately
brother Benjamin, both of whom face filed notice of appeal.
federal drug-trafficking and conspira- Edwards was ordered to report to
cy charges in the United States, con- prison Feb. 5, but a court battle is
tinue operating in Baja, California. A expected over whether he can remain
multi-agency U.S. task force targeting free while he appeals.
the cartel has gotten fresh word of
1.''
Coup to overthrow tranquil cocoa producer will find it
difficult to relinquish its spot in
Gbagbo quashed Africa's wide and disreputable league
of volatile nations.
NAIROBI, Kenya - A failed coup "The political scene is so fractured,
in Ivory Coast that followed more unthinkable things can happen," said I.
than a year of turmoil further dimin- William Zartman, Washington-bas d
ished hopes yesterday that the country director of African studies and con
could regain its reputation as a bastion management programs at Johns lop-
of peace and stability in West Africa. kiis University.
Mutinous soldiers seized state
broadcast facilities early yesterday OPEC threatens
and called on supporters to join their
attempt to grab power from an admin- production decrease
istration that has been in office fewer
than three months. LONDON -- Energy analysts
By noon yesterday, Ivorian govern warned yesterday of stiffer oil prices to
ment officials reported that loyalist come if OPEC members curtail 1#
forces had quashed the coup attempt. crude output, as expected, by 1.5 mil-
The aborted coup was the latest lion barrels -or 5percent-a day.
episode of violent revolt in a country Kuwaiti Oil Minister Sheik Saudi
fast becoming accustomed to political Al Sabah, reiterating comments made
and ethnic chaos. over the weekend, said there is "a near
Analysts said the key to re-estab- consensus" among OPEC's II mem-
lishing long-term stability is the will- bers to cut production by that amount
ingness of President Laurent when representatives meet next week
Gbagbo's government to make good in Vienna, Austria.
on its promise to promote national
unity. For now, however, this once- - Comipiledfivm Daily iiire reports.
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