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Bush to Saddam: 'The game is up'

closer to war, President Bush
declared yesterday "the game is
over" for Saddam Hussein and urged
skeptical allies to join in disarming
Bush said he would welcome a
new U.N. resolution on Iraq if it
made clear the world body was ready
to use force if Saddam will not
reveal and give up any weapons of
mass destruction as demanded by an
earlier resolution.
Britain is likely to introduce such a
resolution authorizing force after top
weapons inspectors return from
Baghdad and report to the Security
Council on Feb. 14, British and U.S.
diplomats said yesterday.
Unlike Britain, France has balked
at the idea of war, and Jean-Marc de
La Sabliere, French ambassador to
the United Nations, said yesterday,
"the time has not come" for a second
"The U.N. must not back down,"
Bush said. "All the world can rise to
this moment."
"Saddam Hussein will be stopped,"
Bush pledged, warning anew that the
United States will act along with
allies if needed. He spoke before
cameras in the White House's Roo-
sevelt Room with Secretary of State

Colin Powell at his side. Behind the
president was a painting of Theodore
Roosevelt, who led the United States
into war with Spain in 1898, on
At the United Nations in New
York, the Iraqi representative,
Mohammed al-Douri, said of Bush,
"It sounds like he wants a resolution
for war."
In Baghdad, an Iraqi arms expert
submitted to a private interview with
U.N. weapons inspectors, the first
sign of cooperation in that area.
Bush ticked off a series of accusa-
tions that Powell had lodged on
Wednesday in the U.N. Security
Council, including authorization by
Saddam to his lieutenants to use
chemical weapons.
"Saddam Hussein was given a
final chance," Bush said, referring to
the resolution approved unanimously
in November by the Security Council
that launched new U.N. inspections.
"He is throwing that chance away,';
the president said.
Pointedly, Bush did not renew past
appeals to Saddam to reveal the
chemical and biological weapons and
the nuclear and missile programs the
United States contends Iraq has.
In Paris, French President Jacques
Chirac said that France's position

Powell works for N. Korea solution
Democrats said yesterday that President Bush, in a push for war against Iraq, is
ignoring a potentially greater danger in North Korea's rapidly advancing nuclear pro-
The White House, however, said it is has "robust plans for any contingencies"
involving North Korea. Secretary of State Colin Powell repeated that the United
States has no plans to attack North Korea, but that Bush "has retained all his
Concern about the nuclear program has grown after North Korea announced
Wednesday it was putting the operation of its nuclear facilities on a "normal footing."
That could mean it is about to produce nuclear weapons.
Bush administration officials have said North Korea's program does not constitute
a crisis, and Powell told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, "I still feel it is
possible to find a diplomatic solution."
Democrats, though, said Bush was not taking the threat seriously enough. In con-
trast with their praise of Powell's presentation Wednesday on Iraq to the United
Nations, they pounced on what they saw as weakness and inconsistency in the
administration's North Korea policy. "Mr. President Bush, please, please, if you don't
want to enunciate it, in your mind Mr. President, treat this as a crisis because it is, if
not contained now," Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware said.
NASA expands Colombia investigation
NASA is casting a wider net in the space shuttle investigation now that it has essen-
tially ruled out a theory that a breakaway piece of foam may have caused Columbia to
rip apart.
Other possibilities abound, from an accidental triggering of explosive devices
on board to a collision with a piece of space garbage, or perhaps a flaw in a
wing that caused the spacecraft to swing out of control and disintegrate
moments before it was to land.
Space shuttle program manager Ron Dittemore said every theory was being
"Was it something that happened after launch? Was it something that happened during
the entry? Or was it something that happened during ascent (launch) and we didn't see
it? Those are all possibilities," Dittemore said at a news conference yesterday searchers
returned to the woods of East Texas and Louisiana in heavy rain to scour the ground for
debris that could yield clues to the shuttle's destruction. Reports of debris as far west as
Arizona and California - which could help experts determine what parts of the shuttle
broke up first - were still unconfirmed yesterday morning.

President Bush advocates the use of force against Iraq yesterday after
Secretary of State Colin Powell's address to the U.N. Wednesday.

had not been changed by Powell's
presentation at the United Nations.
"We refuse to think that war is
inevitable," Chirac said through a
spokesman. The evidence furnished
by Powell "justifies continued work
by the United Nations weapons
inspectors. Iraq must answer their

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questions and cooperate more active-
ly," the French president said.
In London, British Prime Minister
Tony Blair acknowledged he could
have trouble persuading many
Britons to support a war against Iraq
unless the idea first won U.N.
Continued from Page 1
"We have not reached the kind of
organizational level necessary in the
United States," Cruse said.
Elizabeth James, program associ-
ate of CAAS, said as the first acting
director of the newly-formed CAAS
in 1969, Cruse was instrumental in
the program's establishment and
advocated for the center to be rec-
ognized as an academic department
at the University.
"He is the rock upon which
CAAS has been founded," said
Evans Young, LSA assistant dean of
undergraduate education and former
assistant director of CAAS.
He added that Cruse has been a
fighter who has stood up for black
people and black studies.
Reflecting on the Bush adminis-
tration's war on terrorism, Cruse
labeled the "war" as a clash of civi-
"No matter what our status in
society is, we are the projection of
the underdeveloped world in the
U.S., which is at war With th
developed states of the world,"
Cruse said.
Prof.:Ed Harold of Wayne State
University praised Cruse's multifac-
eted academic philosophies.
"The number of social and politi-
cal worlds he engages in is amaz-
ing," he said.
"I think it's great the center had
the insight to reach back to its roots,
so that it has a better idea of where it
will go in the future," said Anthony
Bailey, a senior majoring in commu-
nication technology at Easter Michi-
gan University.
Continued from Page 1.
before him, including King and
W.E.B. DuBois. Before listening to
them and reading their work, he said,
he had been largely unaware of his
cultural history.
A 1962 rally at Merritt College in
Oakland, Calif. first informed him
of the Civil Rights Movement,
Seale said.
He said that was the first time he
began to think critically about black
history. "I was raised in Berkeley, Cal-
ifornia and in Berkeley High School
they told me, 'Well, I guess it wasn't
so bad for slaves all the time because
they could sit on the stoop and play
the banjo," Seale added. "But they
didn't just sit around and accept slav-
ery. They fought. They struggled.
They died"
Seale said he started the Black
Panther Party - an alternative to
the non-violent campaigns of other
civil rights leaders - with friend
Huey Newton, a law school student,
after the two were given probation
for assaulting undercover police
officers during an antiwar rally. The
officers tried to arrest the pair for
using obscene language, and a fight
The Panthers, who dressed in black
and were known for carrying guns,
patrolled the streets at night to
observe police officers arresting
blacks, Seale said, adding that the
group was careful to follow the laws
- but they were still known as dan-
gerous and militant. "What people
don't understand is why we were
patrolling the police. But we weren't
there to stop the arrest. We were there

to observe the police," he said. "We
knew all the laws, we knew all the gun
laws. We were legal."
Students said Seale's lecture

AZ CITY, Gaza Strip
Palestinian leadership
claimed by Hamas
Hamas is prepared to assume leader-
ship of the Palestinian people, a senior
Hamas official said yesterday in a rare
expression of the goal of the violent
Islamic movement.
Hamas has avoided direct conflicts
with Yasser Arafat's leadership,
although from time to time, clashes
between the groups have erupted.
Mahmoud Zahar, a leader of the
Hamas political wing, told The Associ-
ated Press in an interview yesterday
that his group is "absolutely" prepared
to lead the Palestinian people now. He
said Hamas has the infrastructure to
take over leadership "politically, finan-
' cially (and) s:6ially."I
Polls have shown consistently that
Arafat's Fatah movement is more popu-
lar than Haivs amnig"Palestinians',
but Arafat has not visited Gaza in more
than a year. He has been confined to
his Ramallah West Bank headquarters
by the Israeli military presence.
CARACAS, Venezuela
Business leaders blast
Chavez's proposal
Venezuela's business leaders warned
yesterday that foreign currency controls
imposed by President Hugo Chavez
will breed corruption, fuel inflation and
push the nation's fragile economy to the
brink of collapse.
They also suspect Chavez will use the
controls to repress opponents and pun-
ish those who staged an unsuccessful
two-month strike seeking to oust him.
Chavez announced the controls late

Wednesday night, two weeks after sus-
pending the sales of U.S. dollars as the
bolivar currency sank to record lows.
The fixed exchange rate took effect
yesterday, and trading in dollars
The new controls fix the bolivar
currency's value at 1,596 per dollar
for sales and 1,600 for purchases,
but the government can adjust those
rates as it sees fit. The bolivar closed
at 1,853 on Jan. 21, the last day of
trading, but on the black market it
traded at 2,500.
Bush ushes for cars
fuele by hydrogen
President Bush on Thursday urged
Congress to "think beyond the normal"
and approve his plan to spur develop-
ment of clean-burning hydrogen fuel
cells to power cars that-he said would
reduce pollution and America's foreign
oil dependence.
In a National Building Museum
speech, Bush promoted his request for
$1.2 billion in federal money over five
years into hydrogen fuel cell research.
The money is aimed at finding ways to
get the fuel to where it can be used.
Without fueling stations, nobody will
want to buy the cars even when they
land in showrooms a decade or more
from now. "What we do today can
make a tremendous difference for the
future of America," Bush said.
Beforehand, the President spent about
20 minutes watching demonstrations of
cars, a scooter and portable electronics
such as cell phones and lap tops, all pow-
ered by hydrogen fuel cells.
- Compiled from Daily wire reports.

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