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Progress is made in Balkans peace talks
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Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - In the first clear-cut
results after nine days of peace talks among
Bosnia-Herzegovina's warring factions, the
Bosnian government and Croatia agreed yes-
terday on measures to revive their moribund
federation, while Bosnia and Serbia approved
a plan to increase the supply of natural gas
andotherheating fuel during the bitter Balkan
The developments prompted U.S. Secre-
tary of State Warren Christopher to schedule
a trip to Dayton, Ohio, today to participate in
a signing ceremony for the Bosnia-Croat
pact intended to rebuild a 20-month-old agree-
ment that ended fighting between those fac-
tions but never functioned the way it origi-
nally was envisioned.
The State Department said Christopher
also planned a series of meetings with each
delegation to nudge forward negotiations that
began Nov. I at Wright-Patterson Air Force
Department spokesman Nicholas Burns
said Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic
and Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic
approved a plan to relax the economic em-
bargo against Serbia enough to permit ship-
ment of natural gas, liquefied natural gas
and home heating oil. In exchange, Serbia
promised to assure Bosnia a share of gas
flowing through a pipeline from Russia that
Although Burns insisted that the deal was
reached entirely on humanitarian grounds, it
would, if approved by the United Nations,
mark the first easing of the economic sanc-
tions imposed on Serbia at the start of the war
in 1992. Relaxation of the embargo is at the
top of Milosevic's priorities for the Dayton
The two developments, although modest
in themselves, are certainly good omens for
the ultimate success of the negotiations. But
U.S. mediators cautioned that much more
bargaining willberequiredto settle Europe's
bloodiest war in a half-century.
A senior State Department official, while
declining to confirm reports that the Bosnia-
Croatia agreement already had been ini-
tialed, said that Christopher expects to par-
ticipate in a public ceremony to "strengthen
the federation through some very concrete
procedures." The Muslim-led Bosnian gov-
ernment and then-rebel Bosnian Croats
agreed in March 1994 to form a loose federa-
tion that, in turn, would establish formal
links with Croatia.
The pact, signed under intense pressure
from the United States, never established a
functioning government but created an of-
ten-troubled Muslim-Croat military alli-
ance that ended fighting between those fac-
tions and allowed them to concentrate their
fire on their common enemy, the Bosnian
Under the framework plan approved last
month in New York, the three warring fac-
tions agreed to divide Bosnian territory
roughly in half between the Serbs and the
Officials said Muslims and Croats also
reached agreement on a "unifying mechanism"
for the southern city of Mostar, which has been
divided since 1993, when it was badly dam-
aged in fierce fighting. Mostar's rival Muslim
and Croat mayors are in Dayton for the talks.
The winter heating deal between
Izetbegovic and Milosevic has a two-month
The 1992 economic embargo against
Serbia and its tiny ally republic,
Montenegro, is intended to block virtually
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he Washington Post
WASHINGTON - Energy Secre-
ary Hazel O'Leary's effort to win
nore favorable news coverage back-
ired in spectacular fashion yesterday,
fter a disclosure that her agency paid
firm $43,000 to rank reporters on
vhether their stories were positive or
The revelation drew a blunt public
ebuke from the White House and at
east briefly imperiled O'Leary's job.
"I was very concerned," White House
hief of Staff Leon Panetta said yester-
ay, after learning that the Energy De-
partment had hired
tional, a Washing-
ant, to provide com-
ofthe tone and con-
tent ofstories about
Panetta said he
'Leary O'Leary to provide
"a full report on
vhat was behind this situation" and
aid it was too early to say whether
'resident Clinton would fire her.
By yesterday evening, there was still
io word from Clinton, O'Leary was on
usiness in Louisiana, and her public
.ffairs aides were declining to speak
>n the record about the uproar. But a
enior administration official said
>ased on what the White House knew
o far, "this probably isn't a firing
Several congressional Republicans
locally disagreed, and foes of the En-
rgy Department in both parties were
omplaining that the consultant con-
ract was typical of an agency they say
s a fortress of wasteful spending.
"Spending tax dollars to investigate
fnd evaluate reporters and media cov-
rage, complete with charts and graphs,
s completely inappropriate and the
noney should be paid back to the fed-
raftreasury as soon as possible," Sen.
Richard H. Bryan (D-Nev.) said in a
LAs CALL AT O'SULLVAN'S
Good Time Charley's has purchased neighboring O'Sullivan's and plans to expand into the Irish pub's old location.
Good Tme CharleyS buys Iish pub
By Megan Schimpf
Daily Staff Reporter
The face of South University Avenue
will change in *the upcoming weeks as
Good Time Charley's expands to take
over the space once owned by
O'Sullivan's Eatery and Pub.
"Things are always changing," said
Good Time Charley's owner Rick Buhr.
"We think we'll be able to make a
positive influence on the space and the
GoodTime Charley's, located at 1140
S. University Ave., purchased
O'Sullivan's, at 1122 S. University
Ave., on Nov. 1. Buhr said they have
not made final plans yet for the space.
White paper now covers the win-
dows at the former Irish pub, along with
a sign reading, "O'Sullivan's is tempo-
rarily closed for reorganization."
James O'Sullivan, the former owner
of the Irish restaurant and bar, was not
available for comment last night.
Buhr said O'Sullivan's will remain
intact for only a limited period of time.
"O'Sullivan's will be open football
weekends as O'Sullivan's and then
O'Sullivan's will close," he said.
Buhr said many people already know
about the sale. "I think most people had
a positive response," he said.
O'Sullivan's had a reputation as a
small pub where regular customers
could mingle with each other. Last
March, Randy Demankowski, general
pub to "Cheers."
"People come in here because it's a
meeting place for people who haven't
see each other in a long time,"
One of the most common St. Patrick's
Day traditions for students was to line
up early in the morning in front of
O'Sullivan's, which served classic Irish
foods and beers in addition to the fes-
tive green beer. Buhr said Good Time
Charley's will not continue the holiday
tradition as O'Sullivan's did.
"That was their thing," Buhr said.
"We can't duplicate it."
Aside from St. Patrick's Day, though,
many students choose other bars.
"That's a place where you go with a
group, you sit with that group and you
stay with that group," said LSA senior
Ericka Laufenberg. "It's not as much a
sociable place. You're more able to
mingle and talk to people at other places.
"It's a very calm atmosphere. That's
why I never went there."
Although Buhr said Good Time
Charley's has no final plans for the
space, Good Time Charley's employee
Jose Rivie said yesterday that the res-
taurant plans to knock down the wall
and reopen in a couple of weeks.
Buhr said Good Time Charley's was
excited to have the space. The
restaurant's kitchen is in the basement.
"That's a very difficult way to serve
food," Buhr said. "This gives us the
opportunity to move the kitchen to the
same floor where we serve the food."
The sale just about doubles the size
ofGood Time Charley's, which opened
in 1979. Buhr estimated that Good
Time Charley's currently occupies
about 3,600 square feet, while
O'Sullivan's had 3,200.
The Washington Post
WASHINGTON - President
Clinton yesterday ordered officials to
begin preparing to shut down parts of
the government next Tuesday as a defi-
ant Congress worked late into the night
to finish work on two short-term bills to
keep the government running that
Clinton has vowed to veto.
Clinton opposes both bills - one to
fund the government and one to raise
the government's borrowing limit -
because of a number of provisions Re-
publicans added to them, including
measures that would abolish the Com-
merce Department, impose higher
Medicare premiums on the elderly and
restrict lobbying by organizations that
receive federal grants.
The new fiscal year began Oct. 1, but
Congress is still struggling to complete
work on all the new spending bills. The
President and Congress signed a short-
term spending measure to keep the gov-
ernment operating that will expire mid-
night Monday, and the Treasury is likely
to bump up against the $4.9 trillion debt
ceiling by midweek.
lf the government exhausts its spend-
ing authority early next week, new So-
cial Security claims could not be regis-
tered, veterans benefit checks would be
delayed, no passports would be issued
and, here in Washington, all the monu-
ments would be closed.
Even as the government headed to-
ward what the White House called an
inevitable shutdown, officials there and
congressional GOP leaders engaged in
a daylong rancorous exchange, flinging
insults up and down Pennsylvania Av-
The White House charged that Re-
publicans were engaging in "a form of
terrorism" by trying to force Clinton to
sign objectionable short-term legisla-
tion and threatening the furlough of
more than 800,000 of the 2.1 million
federal workers nationwide.
"Don't put a gun to the head of the
President, the head of the country, and
say: You don't accept our priorities,
you don't accept what we want to do to
Medicare and Medicaid, what we want
to do to education, we're going to blow
you apart,"' White House Chief of Staff
Leon Panetta said during a briefing.
House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-
Ga.) and Senate Majority Leader Bob
Dole (R-Kan.), meanwhile, charged that
Clinton was intentionally precipitating
a crisis for political gain by refusing to
"The American people can judge
who's doing the hard work of govern-
ing and who's, quite frankly, playing
destructive games," Gingrich said.
The legislation would temporarily
boost the $4.9 trillion debt ceiling by
$67 billion to avert a default by the
Treasury on $25 billion of interest to
holders of U.S. Treasury bonds and
extend the existing short-term spend-
ing bill to keep the government operat-
ing through Dec. 1, but at a substan-
tially reduced level. Congress needs the
additional time to complete work on the
13 annual spending bills.
The debt ceiling legislation would
extend the Treasury's borrowing au-
thority until Dec. 13, but the President
would have to accept provisions block-
ing the Treasury from taking cash out of
such government trust funds as those
for Social Security and federal work-
ers' pensions. Now, the administration
could tap those funds if Congress does
not extend the borrowing limit.
The House voted 227 to 194 to ap-
prove the short-term increase in the
debt ceiling, with seven Republicans
opposing it and four Democrats sup-
porting it. The Senate, meanwhile, voted
50 to 46 to approve its version of the
interim spending bill, similar to one
approved by the House on Wednesday,
and planned to take up the House-passed
debt ceiling legislation late last night.
"It's up to the President ofthe United
States," Dole said. "If the government
t shuts down, his fingerprints are going
to be all over it."
Let it snow,
By Jeff Eldridge
Daily Staff Reporter
Passing snow showers gave students
an early taste of winter yesterday, as the
white powder dusted roads and side-
walks throughout Ann Arbor.
"It's too early," said LSA sophomore
Jenny McNally, who hails from
Michigan Party touts record
By Michelle Lee Thompson
Daily Staff Reporter
Michigan Student Assembly Vice
President Sam Goodstein says it's
harder to campaign for fall elections
while holding an executive office.
That explains why the Michigan Party
- which has held MSA's presidency
since it was founded in 1992 - has
historically not fared well in off-term
elections, said Goodstein, Michigan
"It's really hard to govern and run a
campaign," he said. "It's always easy to
criticize the party in power because
we're the party that's doing everything."
MSA has ascended not just in the eyes
of the administration, it has also as-
cended in the eyes of students," he said.
Wainess spoke as a student represen-
tative to the University Board of Re-
gents in October about the Code and
has worked with the
A look at administration on a
The proposed manda-
JAR TIE tory student health-
of care plan. He and
Goodstein also ini-
tiated a plan, sched-
uled to begin next
would grant stu-
earlier this semester, who switched par-
ties after last year running as a Stu-
dents' Party candidate for vice presi-
Rose said her switch has allowed her
to "get more done on the assembly."
Rose is working on a new plan to
educate students on federal and state
legislation and push them to lobby on
students' issues in Lansing and Wash-
The Student Legislative Action Pro-
gram will begin next semester, Rose
said, with a series of brown bag lec-
tures by professors, lobbyists and leg-
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