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* Iran questioning
British sailors on
Iran said yesterday it was ques-
tioning 15 British sailors and
marines to determine if their
alleged entry into Iranian waters
was "intentional or unintentional"
before deciding what to do with
them - the first sign that Iran
could be seeking a way out of the
The two countries continued to
disagree about where the military
personnel were seized Friday, with
Britain insisting they were in Iraqi
waters after searching a civilian
cargo vessel and the Tehranregime
saying it had proof they were in Ira-
Britain's Defense Ministry said
they were seized in the Shatt al-
Arab, a waterway flowing into the
Persian Gulf that marks the bor-
der between Iran and Iraq. But
the dividing line in the waterway,
known in Iran as the Arvand river,
has long been disputed among the
to invoke Fifth
Monica Goodling, a senior Jus-
tice Department official involved
in the firings of federal prosecu-
tors, will refuse to answer ques-
tions at upcoming Senate hearings,
citing Fifth Amendment protection
against self-incrimination, her law-
yer said yesterday.
"The potential for legal jeopardy
for Ms. Goodling from even her
most truthful and accurate testi-
mony under these circumstances
is very real," said the lawyer, John
Report: errors, but
no wrongdoing in
The military has found no crim-
inal wrongdoing in the friendly
fire death of Army Ranger Pat Till-
man in Afghanistan, but says there
were critical errors in reporting
the former NFL star's death and
failing to provide details to his
Army and Defense Department
investigators said Monday that
officers looking into the incident
passed along misleading and inac-
curate information and delayed
reporting their belief that Tillman
was killed by his fellow soldiers.
The investigators recommended
the Army take action against the
Among those blamed were the
three-star general in charge of
Army special operations as well as
Tillman's regimental commander.
EU, Iran envoys
try to find common
ground on nukes
A top European envoy yesterday
renewed an offer from six world
powers to talk with Tehran over
its nuclear ambitions, and a senior
Iranian negotiator agreed to stay in
contact in an effort to find common
European Union foreign policy
chief Javier Solana's telephone con-
versation with Ali Larijani, Teh-
ran's top nuclear negotiator, was
the first exchange between the rep-
resentatives of Iran and the inter-
national community since the U.N.
Security Council toughened its
anti-Iran sanctions because of the
Islamic republic's refusal to freeze
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'08 candidates race for
cash as deadline nears
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary
Rodham Clinton raises nearly $3
million in a single event and hus-
band Bill pleads for more. John
McCain publicly frets about falling
campaigns are working overtime to
make sure they don't get tagged as
losers in the money race.
"Money in the off year has never
been more important than in this
presidential cycle," said Michael
Toner, a former Federal Election
In a message to supporters last
week, Bill Clinton stressed the
importance of posting high fund-
raising totals in the first quarter.
"The (financial) report her cam-
paign files will set the tone for the
rest of the year, and it is absolutely
critical to her success," he wrote,
just days after he headlined a $2.7
million Washington fundraiser for
Official campaign totals place
her fundraising for just last week at
$6 million, but that number could
underestimate sums raised in New
York and California. And by all
accounts, the Democratic front-
runner will lead all candidates in
first-quarter fundraising. Some
rival camps, eager toboostexpecta-
tions for the New York senator, sug-
gest her overall contributions could
reach up to $40 million.
Campaigning in California, for-
mer Sen. John Edwards said nei-
ther he nor any other candidate
could match Clinton's fundraising
juggernaut, but, "I willhave enough
money to be heard."
Only Clinton's campaign knows
the extent of her fundraising. Her
main Democratic challengers sim-
ply want to stay within reach.
"If the press reports that Hillary
has raised a lot of money, people are
goingto yawn and change the chan-
nel - big deal," said Wade Byrd, a
North Carolina lawyer and fundrais-
er for Edwards. "But if we can stay in
the game, now that's news and we're
goingto stay inthe game."
Sen. Barack Obama is expected
to come in behind Clinton, perhaps
at about $20 million, helped in part
by a significant online donor base.
Obama also has attracted big name
contributors, including billionaire
investor Warren Buffett. Edwards
is likely to fall in third place.
"I know how hard I am work-
ing to raise money and I know how
hard people are working to help
me raise money," Clinton said in
an interview Monday with The
Associated Press in Iowa. "... The
amount of time we have to spend
really undermines the political
debate and dialogue. We should be
out talking to people."
The big numbers will get a boost
because several candidates also
have been raising money for the gen-
eral election campaign, in case they
choose to bypass the public financing
Engineering graduate student Cassie Walls places plastic bowls with bread,
olive oil and other Italian fare on atable representing travel to Italy as part of the
Martin Lther King, Jr. Cultural Fair held yesterday evening in the Chesebrough Audi-
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O'Dell said the main concern
with off-campus crimes is home
invasions like the one LSA junior
Sabrina Shingwani experienced
shortly before Spring Break.
Shingwani was sitting in her
room studying in her house on Elm
Street when someone walked into
her house and stole a backpack from
her living room. There was a laptop
inside the backpack. The thief then
walked upstairs and took an iPod,
camera and another laptop from
the room right next door to the one
Shingwani was sitting in.
Shingwani said she and her
roommates narrowed down the
time of the break in to within an
hour - the time between when one
of her roommates left and another
Shingwani said that before the
break-in, she, her nine roommates
and their friends often came in and
out of her house throughoutthe day.
Now Shingwani said she and her
nine roommates now take extra
precautions in securing their home,
even when they're in it.
"Our door is never unlocked,"
O'Dell said the AAPD began
sending e-mails to the student
body as reminders before breaks
to remind them to secure their
Keeping students informed is
always a struggle, Brown said.
In light of the reported rape and
the break-in at her house, Shin-
gwani said she is concerned about
walking home late at night.
"When I'm alone I don't feel safe
anymore," she said. "I get para-
Shingwani raised her concern
regarding lighting for students
who live off-campus. She said that
although she thinks Elm Street is
well-lit, the area she will be mov-
ing to next year near Packard Street
and Greenwood Avenue next year is
O'Dell said that the "existing
lighting meets standards," and that
the city doesn't have any additional
money to spend on lighting.
"Lighting off campus will never
be as good ason campus," he said.
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Number of American service
members who have died in the War
in Iraq, according to the Depart-
ment of Defense. The following
were identified yesterday:
Marine Cpl. Henry W. Bogret- 1 4 2
tee, 21, of Richville, N.Y.
Marine Lance Cpl. Trevor A.
Roberts, 21, of Oklahoma City,