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Continued from Page 1
Trouble loomed at every diplo-
matic turn.
Irish Prime Minister Bertie
Ahern, visiting Bush at the White
House, said, "If there is not a reso-
lution, Ireland cannot engage in

support of military action, because
we work under the U.N. resolution."
Bush sent a letter to incoming Turkish
Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vice
President Dick Cheney called the leader
in hopes of securing permission to
invade Iraq through Turkey. Hours later,
Navy ships armed with Tomahawk mis-
siles were told to move out of the

Mediterranean into the Red Sea, a move
that indicates weakening U.S. confi-
dence that Turkey will grant overflight
rights for U.S. planes and missiles.
The chief U.N. nuclear inspector
urged the Security Council to compro-
mise on proposed disarmament condi-
tions for Iraq, with staggered deadlines
and no ultimatum for war.

ab duction
still vague
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - For three
months after Elizabeth Smart vanished
from her bedroom in the middle of the
night, she was camped in a canyon
behind her home, achingly close to her
anguished family, and at one point even
heard her uncle calling out her name.
Yesterday, family and friends of
the 15-year-old girl focused not on
what could have been, but on the
astounding event many of them are
calling a miracle: Elizabeth, taken
from her bed at knifepoint as she
slept nine months ago, was home
again, playing the harp and watch-
ing her favorite movie, "The Trou-
ble with Angels," with her family.
"Elizabeth is happy, she is well,
and we are so happy to have her
back in our arms," said her beaming
father, Ed Smart.
Amid the joyful reunion was a
growing list of questions: What
about the shaggy-haired drifter
accused of kidnapping the girl?
Why didn't police find him sooner?
Above all, what happened to Eliza-
beth during the long span since she
vanished last June?
Ed Smart said he had not pressed his
daughter for details of her captivity.
"What is going to come out is going
to come out,' he said. "I don't have it in
me to try and make this harder for her
than it is."
Asked how she had changed, he
said she had returned home "really
a young woman."
Elizabeth was found Wednesday
in suburban Sandy when two cou-
ples called police after spotting the
drifter walking down the street.
Brian David Mitchell, also known
as Emmanuel, and his wife, Wanda
Barzee, were jailed on suspicion of
aggravated kidnapping.
For much of the time she was
gone, it now appears Elizabeth was
hiding in plain sight, sometimes
swathed in robes and veils. The
daughter of a faithful and affluent
Mormon family apparently camped
behind her home in Dry Creek
Canyon, a popular hiking area
searched many times last summer.
Ban on
partial birth
a roved.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate
voted overwhelmingly yesterday to ban
a procedure that critics call partial birth
abortion, and conservatives confidently
predicted the bill would soon be signed
into law after an eight-year struggle.
"This is a heinous act. It is immoral.
It is wrong and it is simply something a
civilized society should not tolerate,"
Sen. Michael DeWine (R-Ohio) said
after the bipartisan 64-33 vote to limit
the range of procedures available to
women under the 1973 landmark
Supreme Court abortion rights ruling.
The Senate's action cleared the way

for expected House passage this
spring. President Bush has said he will
sign the measure, a revised version of
bills that former President Clinton
twice vetoed as unconstitutional.
"Partial birth abortion is an abhor-
rent procedure that offends human dig-
nity, and I commend the Senate for
passing legislation to ban it," the presi-
dent said in a written statement.
"Today's action is an important step
toward building a culture of life in
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Weisskopf said.
One aspect of the conflict that was
critically debated, especially during the
question and answer session, involved
the importance of oil in international
"Of course oil is important, but is
it the only issue? I say no. If we
really just wanted cheap oil, we
could just lift the sanction s"
Schubow said.
Weisskopf was generally in agree-
ment with Schubow that oil was not
the main concern in considering a
war, but also argued that launching
an invasion in Iraq would likely hurt
the world economy as Saddam could
burn his own oil fields in response
to U.S. action.
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Police detain suspeCts in Serb asssination
Police hunting for the assassins of Serbia's prime minister rounded up more
than 70 suspected mob figures yesterday and detained two of Slobodan Milose-
vic's former senior security chiefs.
The arrests came a day after Zoran Djindjic, 50, was gunned down in
Belgrade. The prime minister had made enemies for his pro-Western stance
and for declaring war on the organized crime that flourished both under
and after former Serb leader Milosevic, now in the Netherlands on trial for
Balkan war crimes.
In their first statement since the assassination, police said the arrested suspects
had links to an underworld group targeted by Djindjic's anti-corruption campaign.
The government has accused Zemun Clan - a shadowy crime group
including former paramilitaries loyal to Milosevic - of masterminding the
attack on Djindjic and several other unsolved murders.
"I assure you we will arrest all responsible and liquidate anyone who
resists arrest," said Dusan Mihajlovic, Serbia's interior minister.
Acting Prime Minister Nebojsa Covic said more than 70 people were
detained, among them former state security chief Jovica Stanisic and his
deputy, Franko Simatovic, who was led from his Belgrade home by three
hooded policemen with machine guns.
Israeli troops raid West Bank village, 6 killed
Two Israelis were killed in hail of Israeli army fire in the West Bank yesterday - a
case of mistaken identity that raised new questions about what human rights groups
say is the quick draw by soldiers in Palestinian areas.
Several hours later, Israeli troops raiding a West Bank village killed four Palestin-
ian fugitives in a gunbattle, an Israeli general said.
The two men killed by friendly fire, ages 22 and 23, were private guards
protecting a mobile phone antenna on a hill near the Palestinian city of
Hebron. Their white station wagon, which had red stickers in Hebrew with
the words "security" on the sides and hood, was riddled with dozens of
The shooting began at about 1 p.m., some time after Israeli forces in the
Hebron area had received warnings that Palestinian gunmen were trying to
attack the nearby Jewish settlement of Pnei Hever, the army said.
Elite troops lying in wait for armed Palestinians were told by a lookout post that a
gunman had been spotted running toward a white car parked on a deserted hillside,
Israeli military reporters said.

« .

Govt. approves new
The government yesterday approved
the first in a new class of AIDS-fighting
drugs, a dramatically different treatment
that provides an important option for
many patients and opens new avenues for
Fuzeon works for people who have
become resistant to other HIV treat-
ments, and as many as 100,000 patients
in the United States could benefit.
Manufacturers said the drug -
expected to cost about $20,000 per year
- should be available by month's end,
though only to a limited number of peo-
ple at first.
Fuzeon, a fusion inhibitor, fights
AIDS in a completely new way.
It works by preventing the AIDS virus
from invading the white blood cells that
are the primary targets of HIV By con-
trast, today's AIDS drugs all work after
the virus already has invaded those cells,
by blocking either of two substances that
HIV uses to reproduce and spread.
FDA proposes bar
code labels for drugs
'Every medication given in the
hospital soon will carry a label with
a supermarket-style bar code that
can be matched to patients and help
ensure they get the right dose of the
right drug at the right time.
Yesterday's proposal by the Food and
Drug Administration is part of a series of
government steps to help prevent deadly

medical mistakes that claim tens of thou-
sands of lives each year.
An estimated 7,000 hospitalized
patients die annually because of drug
errors, where a wrong drug or a wrong
dose is dispensed. The bar code system
will allow nurses and others to check
electronically that the drug is the proper
one. "I am so excited about the possibili-
ty we now have to reduce patient deaths
and improve patient safety and the quali-
ty of health care in America," Health and
Human Services Secretary Tommy
Thompson said.
Colon cancer ma be
found using blood test
Researchers have found a biological
marker that may lead to a simple blood
test to screen for colon cancer, possibly
replacing some invasive techniques now
used to check for the killer disease.
A subtle molecular change that
switches on a usually inactive gene has
been linked by researchers at Johns Hop-
kins University to an increased risk of
developing colon cancer.
The molecular change can be
detected in a blood test and could one
day be used routinely to predict a
patient's chances of developing colon
cancer, said Andrew Feinberg, senior
author of the study appearing Today in
the journal Science.
"Up to now, there have been no tests
for common cancer risks," said Fein-
berg. "There are for other diseases, but
not for cancer. Ultimately, that's what
we hope this test will do."
- Compiled from Daily wire reports.

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