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IOA - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, November 9, 1995
Russia, U.S. reach
Bosnia agreement
on peacekeeping


BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) - Af-
ter weeks of delicate negotiations,
Russia agreed yesterday to join a
Bosnia peacekeeping force in a face-
saving arrangement that allows Mos-
cow to say its troops are not under
NATO command.
The 2;000 to 3,000 Russian troops
would become
can division, but This p
unlike U.S. and
other allied preserve
forces, would
not answer di- unity of c
rectly to U.S.
"Army Gen. Pu[ oe
Ge o r g e
Joulwan, the su- require u
preme NATO ~uan
commander in
Europe. u NAB
In stead,
Joulwan's or-
ders would be U.S. Deft
through a Rus-
sian general to his own troops, allowing
Russia to avoid the appearance of tak-
ing orders from NATO, its Cold War
The agreement - announced by
'Defense Secretary William Perry and
Russian Defense Minister Pavel
Grachev at NATO headquarters -calls
for a Russian brigade to join a planned
60,000-memberNATO force that would
implement any peace treaty worked out
by Bosnia's warring factions in Day-
"What we agreed on today was a
solution for the military control of a
Russian brigade that will operate in an
American division," Perry said yester-
The unusual arrangement allows
Russia to put its troops under "NATO
-' ;orders but not on NATO letterhead,"
said a senior U.S. official, who briefed
reporters at NATO headquarters on
:condition of anonymity.
Joulwan would be operating only as
NATO commander, the official said,
I although he said Russia likely would
view him differently.
The U.S. official said the United
States and Russia still have "major dif-

ferences" over political control of the
Bosnia peacekeeping force, which is to
be made up of both NATO and non-
NATO countries. The United States
wants political authority to rest with
NATO's policy-making North Atlantic
Council and not shared with any other
organization, including the United Na-
tions. Russia
wants some non-

s the
to be
-William Perry
ense Secretary

NATO organiza-
tion to exercise
political control.
Perry said he
hoped those dif-
ferences could be
worked out be-
fore he and
Grachev meet in
Brussels again at
the end of the
Outlining the
agreement at a
joint news con-
ference, Grachev

Little voters turnoutA
Troy Glickstern (center) and his brother, Wayne, practice aerobic voting at the 1st Ward polling site at Danbury High School
in Danbury, Conn., on Tuesday while their mother Yvette casts her ballot in the municipal elections.
Experts say higher death rate
likely i etquk!nke al

Two teens
suicide i
love pact
MIAMI (AP) - Two eighth-grade
sweethearts, forbidden by the girl's
mother to see each other, apparently
drowned themselves in a canal, leaving
suicide notes that told of their undying
love, their desperation and their hope of
being together in another world.
The bodies of Maryling Flores, 13, and
Christian Davila, 14, were found Tues-
day in the murky, weed-choked water-
way just a few blocks from the school
they attended. Neither could swim.
"I can't go on living. I've lost
Maryling," Christian said in a note his
parents found Sunday. "I'm escaping
from the realm of reality into the dark-
ness of the unknown. Because reality
is, I can't be with Maryling."
Maryling left more than six suicide
notes, police said.
"You'll never be able to understand
the love between me and Christian,"
she said in one addressed to "Mom and
Dad." "You don't let me see him in this
world, so we're going to another place.
Please don't cry for me, this is what I
want. I want to feel happy, because I'm
going to a place where I can be with
Maryling'smother had forbidden her
on Saturday to see Christian anymore,
in part because they were so young,
police said. Maryling had told friends
she might be pregnant, and her mother
feared the same thing, but an autopsy
showed otherwise.
The two ran away from home early
Sunday, said Officer Ramon Quintero,
who knows both families. Maryling's
parents called police later that morning
after they realized the girl was missing
and discovered her suicide notes.
"It's a Romeo and Juliet story,"
Quintero said.
Police wouldn't identify the parents,
and the principal at the young lovers'
school wouldn't talk to reporters.
Police listed the drownings as a ho-
micide-suicide, which is routine when
investigators don't know exactly what
happened. It's "a fair assumption" the
two jumped 15 feet into the Tamiami
Canal together, Quintero said.
Their bodies were found a few hun-
dred yards apart, but the canal has a
swift current when the flood-control
gates are open.

said Joulwan, the
NATO commander, "will have a Rus-
sian deputy who will give orders to
the Russian forces." He said the agree-
ment meets "all the requests" of the
Russian side, which included a de-
mand that its forces not be under
NATO command.
The special arrangement an-
nounced yesterday would not be
applied to forces from seven other
non-NATO countries planning to
contribute troops, including former
Warsaw Pact members, the U.S.
official said.
It also would allow the entire mis-
sion to operate under a unified com-
mand, with common rules of en-
gagement and a single system of
controlling troops in the air and on
the ground, with no "dual key" re-
quiring two chains of command, the
official said.
All sides had wanted Russian partici-
pation, but Washington had insisted
that forces operate under a unified
NATO command.
"Thisplan preserves theunity of com-
mand, but does not require the Russians
to be under NATO command," Perry

Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES - Researchers have increased their
estimates of losses from a prospective magnitude 7.0 earth-
quake on the Newport-Inglewood fault in Los Angeles and
Orange counties, substantially raising both the predicted
number of deaths and the damages from a preliminary
version of their study released last year.
Instead of the previously estimated 2,000 to 5,000 deaths,
the researchers from Stanford University and the quake
mitigation firm of Risk Management Solutions Inc., now see
3,000 to 8,000 fatalities. And instead of economic losses
ranging from $125 to $145 billion, they now see the losses as
ranging from $175 billion to $220 billion.
The researchers now say injuries would range as high as
20,000, up from the 15,000 cited in the earlier version.
The numbers were revised in the wake of last January's
Kobe earthquake in Japan, as well as the 1994 Northridge
earthquake and new estimates provided by the insurance
industry of building inventories, said Haresh Shah, Stanford
professor of structural engineering.
The new uppermost damage figure is more than eight
times that for the Northridge earthquake, which atmagnitude
6.7 was less than half as strong as a magnitude 7.0, and was
centered under a less thickly populated area.
Although the researchers said 82 percent of the economic
loss would be in Los Angeles County, and only 15 percent in
Orange County (plus 3 percent in other counties) Orange
County losses alone could reach $33 billion, or about $6
billion more than Northridge.
The Newport- Inglewood fault extends 33 miles from New-

port Beach through North Long Beach to Culver City.
Because it passes through such a heavily populated area, the
researchers believe that a 7.0 earthquake there would be the
most damaging conceivable quake that could occur in South-
ern California.
Quake probabilities assigned by earthquake scientists last
year for the next 30 years are about six times greater in the
San Bernardino area than along the Newport-Inglewood
fault. But Shah said they designed their study to be a worst-
case quake scenario, where the damage would be greatest.
The researchers estimate recurrence interval for a magni-
tude 7.0 earthquake on the fault at approximately 340 years.
The last strong quake on the fault was the 1933 Long Beach
temblor, seven times smaller at 6.3, which killed 120 persons
and did several hundred million dollars in damage, according
to current dollar values.
The new damage figures point out why both the insurance
industry and the U.S. government are increasingly fearful
that a monumental disaster could stretch or even exhaust
public and private resources.
Since 1989, according to figures supplied by the Office
of Management and Budget in the White House and the
insurance industry, relief expenditures on the major ca-
lamities of Hurricanes Hugo, Andrew and Iniki, the Loma
Prieta and Northridge earthquakes and the Midwest floods
have cost about $66 billion total. The breakdown is $33.7
billion for the federal government and $32.2 billion for the
Yet these figures would be dwarfed if the Newport-
Inglewood quake foreseen in the new scenario were to occur.

Student overdose in N.Y. stuns school

NEW YORK (AP) - Jennifer
Timbrook's smiling face was on the
cover of her medical school's recruit-
ment brochure.
"Most schools use models," said
Steve Villano, administrator ofthe state
College of Medicine. "We used a true
model student - her."
That image collided Monday with a
far different one: the dynamic, 32-year-
old Timbrook dead in a hospital X-ray
darkroom, apparently of a drug over-
Police found needle tracks on her
arms and legs, indicating the "model
.student" from the Midwest was no first-

time user.
The cause of death remained un-
der investigation yesterday, but de-
tectives believe the third-year medi-
cal student, who worked part-time
at gritty Kings County Hospital in
Brooklyn, was killed by a powerful
The drug apparently was fentanyl,
which has a history of abuse within
the medical community, said a police
source who spoke on condition of
Three syringes - one used, two still
full - were found underneath and
around the body, the police source said.


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Police were investigating the possibil-
ity that the drugs came from hospital
supplies normally accessible only to
doctors and nurses, not medical stu-
The revelation that Timbrook
could have been an abuser stunned
her family, colleagues and class-
mates. They said that there was
nothing unusual about her behavior
and that they never suspected she
had a drug problem.
Dismay and disbelief shrouded the
Brooklyn campus and hundreds of
students and faculty members turned
out for an impromptu memorial ser-
"We had no clue," her father, the
Rev. Max Timbrook, said from Mitchell,
"She wanted her mother and Ito go to
Kenya with her" for a medical seminar,
he said, recalling a recent phone con-
versation with the youngest of his five
The road for Timbrook began in rural
Indiana, in a family "bent on Indiana
University basketball and the Bible,"
she wrote on her medical school appli-
cation. A juniorhigh school field trip to
the Chicago Museum of Science and
Industry sparked her interest in medi-
When Timbrook was 15, the family
moved to Southern California. Her par-
ents, tired of traffic and smog, retreated
in 1985 to Mitchell, where her father
became pastor ofthe Tulip Street Chris-
tian Church.
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