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World & Nation Friday, Juno 28,1991 The Battalion a ivWfiiiiiai-m i M ..■■v.ii, ijMii iai-'iVf : -'i^rIVti i*ii> : ii" : i va»«'•. iii 1 i, i,.M*.ii,..>i^ : ' : » i*'i' ; i : " iiiV' : Page Yugoslavia fights Slovenians to preserve splintering nation LJUBLJANA, Yugoslavia (AP) — Yu goslav troops battled Slovenian seces sionists Thursday in at least 20 areas with helicopters, tanks and hand gre nades to try to preserve the fracturing nation. One official reported about 100 casualties. Slovenian Defense Minister Janez Jansa said his troops had shot down at least six federal air force helicopters on the first day of open warfare in the breakaway republic. He spoke of about 100 dead or wounded. Other sources, however, said only that at least six had been killed in the fighting, which raised the prospect of all-out civil war in the Balkan nation. The federal government also sent tanks into the breakaway republic of Croatia, driving panic-stricken citizens into the streets. Slovenia and Croatia declared inde pendence on Tuesday after failing to get the central government to agree to a looser federation, despite warnings that a civil war could erupt. The federal army sought Thursday to cut off Slovenia — and possibly also Croatia — from the outside and dem onstrate that they remain part of the federation. Croatian television showed federal armored vehicles rolling through the city of Osijek, forcing residents to flee. But TV reporters theorized it was likely only a show of force, and it was possi ble the vehicles were sent to keep the peace in areas of Serb-Croat tension. Most of the clashes in Slovenia oc curred at or near border stations, the main target of the federal army, which seeks to reestablish Yugoslavia's origi nal borders. But fighting also was re ported elsewhere. Countless street barricades blocked the army tanks, but they met little re sistance as they advanced toward Slo venia's borders with Austria, Italy and Hungary. Adm. Stane Brovet, the federal dep uty defense minister, said in Belgrade that by early evening, the army had taken over all border posts in Slovenia. Among those killed were two federal army troopers who burned to death af ter their tank caught fire in a shootout with Slovenian forces at Train, miles northeast of Ljubljana. Associated Press photograp: Srdjan Ilic, who saw the fight, was: jured in the head when a shelf ploded and everything within 50\t caught fire. Slovenian forces killed a Yugos officer in a clash with army units e ing toward the Hungarian horde: Ormoz. Two civilians and two Sit nian troops were injured, official the republic said. Tobacco industry pushes for further review EPA delays smoking report NEW YORK (AP) — The Envi ronmental Protection Agency has agreed to a tobacco industry demand for further scientific re view that could delay release of a report on the dangers of second hand cigarette smoke. The report was completed in April after an extensive review by scientists inside and outside the EPA. "It seems that the EPA has swallowed the tobacco indus try's line that more study is al ways needed," John Banzhaf, executive director of Action on Smoking and Health in Wash ington, D.C., said Wednesday. "The clear consequence is going to be further delay in protecting non-smokers." The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administra tion has said that the EPA's stud ies of second-hand cigarette smoke will help OSHA decide how and when to regulate smok ing in the workplace. The report in question is re ferred to as the "technical com pendium" on environmental to bacco smoke. It is a summary of existing research on passive smoking, and has attracted at tention primarily for its conclu sion that tobacco smoke kills 53,000 American non-smokers each year, 37,000 of them from heart disease. The EPA revealed its decision to seek the second review in a June 21 letter to Rep. Thomas J. Bliley, R-Va. Bliley had echoed many of the tobacco industry's complaints in a long letter to EPA Administrator William K. Reilly on May 9. Brennan Dawson, a spokeswoman for the Tobacco Institute, said the industry has been seeking the review for more than a year. "We expressed that point of view to the EPA," she said. "It is a very wise idea to send it to the Science Advisory Board." The board is an EPA agency established to provide indepen dent review of EPA scientific re ports. Program provides loans, low-interest mortgages WASHINGTON (AP) — Low and moderate-in- come rural home buyers would have an easier time pinning down a mortgage under a pilot pro gram announced Thursday that targets 2,000 fam ilies in Texas and 19 other states. Under the program, the Farmers Home Admin istration is authorized to guarantee up to $100 mil lion in housing loans by commercial credit institu tions through the end of the fiscal year, Sept. 30. The Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) announced Thursday that it had en tered a partnership with FmHA to start purchas ing the loans from lenders and housing finance agencies that make them available. The program offers guaranteed, no-down-pay- ment mortgages, some with lower interest rates, to low and moderate-income families in commu nities of 20,000 or less, located at least 25 miles from a major metropolitan area. FmHA administrator La Verne Ausman said the pilot program would reach 2,000 homek ers, out that the Bush Administration was seek: another $694 million for the program nextfk year. That would allow the program to reach- other 15,000 to 18,000 home buyers. The House, however, voted Wednesday to i aside just $350 million for the program in fisc 1992. Although Agriculture Department offit said the fight wasn't over yet. House Agricult Committee Chairman Kika de la Garza saidpr pects for boosting the total don't appear good,; spite the need. "There is inadequate housing in the Unit States of America, in the city, in the countrysic and we're chipping away very slowly at it. I: program is intended to help," said de la Gara Mission. But de la Garza said he was not confident ak getting more money for the program in the fisc year that starts Oct. 1. The Battalion Classified Ads Phone: 845-0569 / Office: English Annex Report says census misses 10 million Moscow clubs relax from pre-reform era Help Wanted H For Sale Visiting Europe this summer/fall? Notes-n-Quotes needs simple research done. Call 846-2255. Spain, Italy, Austria, Greece, Switzerland, and others. Knowl edge of the language helpful. Clean my house weekly. Suppliesfurnished. References needed; $5/hr. 775-4115. Exercise physiologist of OT and physical therapy assis- tant lor busy rehab center. Callfor appointment 822-1454, Part-time service station attendant wanted. Experienced preferred, not required. Apply at Villa Maria Chevron at 29th St. & Villa Maria Rd. 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Open Tues-Sun. 10 a.m. Hwy. 6 S. 1/4 mile past Texas World Speedway. 690- 0276. Professional typing, word proc essing, resume writing and editing services are available at Notes-n-Quotes call 846-2255 Professional Word Processing Laser printing for Resumes, Reports, Letters and Envelopes. Typist available 7 days a week ON THE DOUBLE 113 COLLEGE MAIN 846-3755 COLLEGE MONEY Private Scholarships. You receive minimum of 8 sources, or your money refunded! America's Finest! Since 1981. COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP LOCATORS, Box 1881, Joplin, MO 64802-1881.1 -800-879-7485 TYPING in Macintosh computer. Laser writer print-tout. done 24 hrs. or less, 696-3892. Defensive driving classes, ticket dismissal, insurance discount. AAA, 909 S.W. Parkway, 693-1322. Roommate Wanted Female roommate needed July 1st. Own bed and bath, pool, tennis and shuttle 512-892-4967. 1983 Plymouth Colt. Well maintained, excellent condi- tion, sunroof; MUST SELLI $1200 o.b.o. 693-8597. Piano For Sale. Wanted: Responsible parly to assume small monthly payments on piano. See locally. Call credit manager 1 -800-447-4266. Diamond ring, .33 carat solitaire, 14k gold , new, never worn, size 6, $950. Tim 846-7161. MUST SELL 9 month old king size bed $250 775-0174. 1986 red Z-24 Cavalier. 2-door, automatic IMMACULATE 775-3738. Honda Elite 80, 2 helmets Ike new, $650 or best offer. 846-5588. Puppies: Miniature Schnauzers. AKC registered. Full- btooded, $150, After 6 p.m. 764-1108. Sofa & loveseat. Good condition. Very comfortable. For more information 823-8040. For Rent COTTON VILLAGE APTS Ltd. Snook, TX 1bdrm $200 2 Bdrm $248 Rental Assistance Available Call 846-8878 or 774-0773 after 5 p.m. Equal Opportunity Housing/Handicapped Accessible House tor rent second summer session. Graduate, non- smoker. 845-5338. 2/1 four-plex units available. Options include: fenced yard, fireplace, extra storage, minis, some with W/D. Wyndham Management Inc. 846-4384. Northgale One- 2 bedroom apartment, $200-$320. Two bedroom houses, 846-8432, 846-5800. A2/1 four-plex. W/D, $350,3b/2ba, $425. C.S., shuttteT 693-0551, 764-8051. Announcements SCHOLARSHIPS avallablefrom private sector (to $20,000/ yr.) Call 24-hr. message for details: 213-964-4166 Ext. 88. Lost & Found REWARD !!! For lost diamond sapphire ring. Lost 6/22/91 in parking lot of Schulman 6 Theatre. Janet 693-7926. Lost gold solid heart anklet. Reward. Dawn 845-4837 before 5:00 p.m. Personals SOFT AS COTTON Talk Live 2.50/min., 10 min/minimum 1-900-454-9995 Live conversation one on one. 1-900-454-9955 $2.50/.min. 10 min/minimum. Wanted: Single female; intelligent, petite, elfin features. Contact Brian, 847-5301, Live one on one, adults only. 1 -900-884-7644,2.50/min„ 10 min ./minimum. S WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 10 million people may have been overlooked in the 1990 census, congressional in vestigators said Thursday. That's nearly double the Cen sus Bureau estimate, L. Nye Ste vens of the General Ac counting Of fice told a House sub committee. Census-tak ers made 14 million errors in counting the U.S. pop ulation last year, which Stevens said were a combi nation of people counted more than once and those never counted. "The 1990 census appears to have had at least 50 percent more errors than it had in 1980," Stevens told the House Post Of fice and Civil Service subcom mittee on census and popula tion. The Census Bureau's estimate was based on a survey taken shortly after the census. But the estimate doesn't include other types of errors, such as people placed in the wrong location or infants counted even though they were bom after census day. The Bush administration must decide by July 15 whether, for the first time in the history of U.S. census-taking, to replace the population count with esti mates. The deadline was set by a fed eral court in New York hearing a lawsuit filed by states and big cit ies to force a census correction. The 1990 census counted 248.7 million people in the United States, but the Census Bureau estimates that number is 5.3 mil lion short of the true population. Blacks and Hispanics were more likely to be missed than were whites. Census officials have blamed errors on a number of problems, including the tendency of poor people in big cities not to mail back their forms and difficulty in getting correct address lists in some areas. Under the court order. Com merce Secretary Robert Mos- bacher can't decide to correct the numbers unless the estimate is more accurate than the count. Stevens said the dependability of the estimates "as a tool for ad justing census counts remains an open question at this point," particularly when estimating the population of small areas. MOSCOW (AP) — Several nights a week, Mrs. Gorba chev drops sharp knives onto her husband's bare stomach. Then she watches silently as he climbs a ladder blindfolded and jumps barefoot onto a pile of broken glass. The place is Moscow's Delhi Restaurant and the daredevils are Elena and Sergei Gorba chev. No relation to the Gor bachevs of the Kremlin, they have traded on their famous name and risky stunts to be come stars of an increasingly bizarre world — the restaurant floor shows of once-staid Mos cow. As bars and nightclubs are almost unheard or in Moscow, many restaurants provide a complete evening's entertain ment along with the food. Under the puritanical mor als of the pre-reform era, res taurant entertainment was limited to dreary bands play ing state-approved music. But the advent of glasnost has al lowed the Soviet floor show —- loud, tacky and often risque —. to come of age. The Gorbachevs at the Delhi restaurant are a tough act to follow. Even the man who waltzes with three enormous live pythons and the female contortionist find it difficult to compete with them. Robert Mosbach- er’s hands are tied for the mo ment in correcting the census. Mobil settles environmental lawsuit "I've never heard anybod; react negatively to our art said Sergei, 32, who makes th: most of his last name. Befor; he hit the Delhi, his poster: proclaimed "GORBACHEV in six-inch letters, with "Sei gei" in tiny type just above. "People think it's funny ft see Gorbachev walking or glass," he explained. Other restaurants have sim lar shows. At the Hole Moskva, a huge gray buildiK across the street from (lit Kremlin that caters to Coir munist party officials, womer wearing bikini bottoms art! tassles gyrate to rock 'n' roll. The Slavyansky Bazaar, out of the city's oldest restaurant was once a favorite of Russia: literate. Now people cometc watch folk dances inter spersed with acrobatic dree: feats and disco numbers. Out in the suburbs at (lie restaurant Olimp, a female© personator croons "Feelings." "It's the strangest entertain ment I've ever seen," said Bill; Leddy, a tourist from Rhodt Island, after watching the Dei hi's show. A Soviet-Indiar joint venture, the Delhi is o« of only two Indian restaurant in Moscow. Hefty halts 'eco-safe' claims NEW YORK (AP) — Mobil Corp. agreed Thursday to pay six states $150,000 to settle charges it made misleading claims to con sumers about the degradability of the com pany's Hefty trash bags, ending a year of le gal wrangling. Texas, a party to the original lawsuit, reached a settlement with Mobil six months ago in which Mobil agreed to pay the state $15,000. Mobil did not admit in the agreement that the claims were misleading. Still, the deal marked the first broad legal settlement be tween law enforcers and industry stemming from the growing confusion over so-called green claims. In the past two years, manufacturers have crammed shelves with everything from "de gradable" diapers to "ozone-friendly" hair sprays as consumers have become more concerned about buying products that harm the environment. The Hefty lawsuit filed one year ago, along with a raft of legislative proposals and consumer boycotts, has led many compa nies to stop claiming broad environmental benefits for their products. Some environmentalists said the $150,000 settlement was far from hefty for the multi- billion-dollar oil giant. But they said it set an important example. "This is the first major test and had a chil ling effect on companies considering la bels," said Alan Hershkowitz, senior scien tist at the Natural Resources Defense Council. "Obviously that's a penalty that's not de signed to change behavior," he said. "More than anything else this brought publicity to the crassest form of misinformation on envi ronmental issues being perpetuated by big companies like Mobil." Headquartered in Fairfax, Va., Mobil is the nation's second largest oil company be hind Exxon Corp. It described the $150,000 settlement, or $25,000 per state, as a dona tion earmarked for states' consumer educa tion efforts to allay confusion over environ mental claims. Mobil agreed in the settlement to halt the assertions that its plastic bags disintegrate when exposed to the elements. The claim has been sharply critidzed' leading consumers to believe the b$ would harmlessly degrade using com© disposal methods. The bags contain a light-sensitive cor starch-based additive, but most U.S. ends up buried in landfills, under dark m of other garbage. Mobil announced more than a years! that it would remove the claims in respof to criticism. But seven states subsequen sued Mobil last summer, partly becat store shelves continued to be stocked wi 1 Hefty products containing the critio? claims. The New York attorney general's oft the lead state in Thursday's settlement, s* packages containing the disputed daif could be found on store shelves as lecet- as last month. The other states are California, Massacf setts, Minnesota, Washington and Wistf sin. )