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NEWS BRIEFS
CARACAS, Venezuela
Chavez pledges
radical socialism
in second term
Emboldened by a resounding re-
election, President Hugo Chavez
pledged to shake up Venezuela with
a more radical version of socialism
and forge a wider front against the
United States in Latin America.
Opposition contender Manuel
Rosales accepted defeat Sunday
night, but promised to continue
countering a leader whom he
accuses of becoming increasingly
authoritarian.
Touting his victory in a speech
to thousands, Chavez said Venezu-
elans should expect an "expansion
of the revolution" aimed at redis-
tributing the country's oil wealth
among the poor.
"Long live the revolution!"
Chavez shouted from the balcony
of the presidential palace. "Venezu-
ela is demonstrating that a new and
better world is possible, and we are
building it."

A FLAG FOR BO

NASA plans permanent
post on surface of moon

Space agency to
establish int'l base
camp by 2024
WASHINGTON (AP) - NASA
may be going to the same old moon
with a ship that looks a lot like a
1960s Apollo capsule, but the space
agency said yesterdaythatit's going
to do something dramatically dif-
ferent this time: Stay there.
Unveiling the agency's bold plan
for a return to the moon, NASA said
it will establish an international
base camp on one of the moon's
poles, permanently staffing it by
2024, four years after astronauts
land there.
It is a sweeping departure from
the Apollo moon missions of the

1960s and represents a new phase
of space exploration after space
shuttles are retired in 2010.
NASA chose a "lunar outpost"over
theshortexpeditionsofthe' 60s.Apol-
lo flights were all around the middle
area of the moon, but NASA decided
to go to the moon's poles because they
are best for longer-term settlements.
And this time NASA is welcoming
other nations on its journey.
The more likely of the two lunar
destinations is the moon's south
pole because it's sunlit for three-
quarters of the time. That offers a
better locale for solar power, plus
the site has possible resources to
mine nearby, said associate deputy
administrator Doug Cooke.
"This is not your father's Apollo,"
said John Logsdon, director of the
Space Policy Institute at George

Washington University. "I think it's
the only way to sustain something
like this over decades. This is not a
flag-and-footprints. This is the idea of
starting an outward movement that
includes longastays on the moon."
To get to the moon, NASA will
use two vehicles -the Orion explo-
ration vehicle and an attached all-
purpose lunar lander that could
touch down anywhere and be
the beginnings a base camp, said
exploration chief Scott Horowitz.
He likens the lander to a pickup
truck.
"You can put whatever you
want in the back. You can take it
to wherever you want. So you can
deliver cargo, crew, do it roboti-
cally, do it with humans on board,"
Horowitz said at a news confer-
ence in Houston.

Blair announces new missile system

ALLISON GHAMAN/Daly
Members of the Navy ROTC color guardfold an American flag used for the memo-
rial service of former Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler Thursday outside of
the ROTC euilding.

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President calls Boiton to leave as
military action
virtual coup U.N. ambassador
Troops surrounded government Envoy latest to lose Critics have questioned wheth-
buildings and seized ministers' er Bolton, with his brusque style,
cars earlier today to try to force job in election fallout could bean effective public servant
the elected government to resign in who could help bring reform to the
what the prime minister said was WASHINGTON (AP) - Unable U.N.
"virtually a coup." to win Senate confirmation, U.N. President Bush posed for pic-
Soldiers briefly came to Prime Ambassador John Bolton will step tures with Bolton yesterday and
Minister Laisenia Qarase's resi- down when his temporary appoint- commented curtly on his depar-
dence this morning before they ment expires within weeks, the ture. "I received the resignation of
were turned away by police. Armed White House said yesterday. Ambassador John Bolton. I accept-
forces chief Commodore Frank Bolton's nomination has lan- ed. I'm not happy about it. I think
Bainimarama visited President guished in the Senate Foreign Rela- he deserved to be confirmed."
Ratu Josefa Iloilo, and Qarase said tions Committee for more than a "They chose to obstruct his
the president could be a key player year, blocked by Democrats and confirmation, even though he
in determining the outcome of the several Republicans. Sen. Lincoln enjoys majority support in the
crisis that has paralyzed the coun- Chafee, a moderate Republican Senate, and even though their tac-
try for weeks. who lost in the midterm elections tics will disrupt our diplomatic
"There is virtually a coup now Nov. 7 that swept Democrats to work at a sensitive and important
taking place," Qarase told New power in both houses of Congress, time," Bush said earlier in a writ-
Zealand's National Radio. was adamantly opposed to Bolton. ten statement.
Qarase has refused to meet
Bainimarama's demand that e
resign,promptingthemilitarychief Levin to seek re-election in 2008
to order a gradual lockdown of the
capital, Suva, since early Monday. WASHINGTON (AP) - Demo- effective," Levin said.
Soldiers loyal to Bainimarama yes- cratic Sen. Carl Levin said yes- Levin said fellow Democrats
terday disarmed the police. terday he will seek re-election in urged him to seek another term.
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SANTIAGO, Chile the course in Iraq and press the gress next year, he said they would
White House to support manufac- work to help "change the direction,
Pinochet stable turers. both the security policy and the
The 72-year-old Michigan law- economic policy of this country."
after heart attack maker was widely expected to Levin said he decided to seek
seek a sixth term and will enter the re-election last week after consult-
Gen. Augusto Pinochet, whose race a heavy favorite. With Demo- ing with family members. He did
17-year dictatorship carried out crats winning control of the Sen- not fully consider his options until
thousands of political killings and ate, Levin will take the helm of the after the election and "when the
widespread torture, was fighting for Armed Services panel, giving him time came, it was very clear."
his life in a Chilean hospital after a mijor role in Congress' shaping ┬░The Detroit legislator first was
suffering a heart attack. But doc- of Iraq policy. elected to the Senate in 1978. In
tors said his condition was improv- "There is alot of work that needs 2002, he defeated Republican state
ingafter an emergency procedureto to be done, and I'm in a position lawmaker Andrew "Rocky" Racz-
restore blood flow to his heart. where I feel I can be useful and kowski with 61 percent of the vote.
Doctors initially said they
planned bypass surgery Sunday
on the 91-year-old former strong-
man but they later ruled it out. Dr.
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An E. toll outbreak that has
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examining whether an outbreak on To play: Complete the grid so that every row, column
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parents every fortnight in
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LONDON (AP) - Prime Minis-
ter Tony Blair launched plans yes-
terday foranew multibillion-dollar
submarine-based nuclear missile
defense system, warning lawmak-
ers the future may hold perilous
threats from rogue regimes and
state-sponsored terrorists.
In what is expected to be among
his last major acts as premier, Blair
told the House of Commons that

despite the end of the Cold War,
potential threats were posed by
North Korea, Iran and others.
"In these circumstances, it
would be unwise and danger-
ous for Britain alone of any of
the nuclear powers to give up its
independent nuclear deterrent,"
he said.
Blair said Britain would cut
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heads from 200 to 160 - a move
intended to make the proposal
more acceptable to detractors
within his own party. But he said
any decision to reduce the nucle-
ar-armed submarine fleet from
four to three would be made only
after a new vessel is designed.
Blair said advisers had ruled out
land or air based alternatives as
too costly and too vulnerable.

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