The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, August 31, 1992, Image 12

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TI-36X SOLAR The solar choice for advanced algebra, trigonometry, chemis- try, computer science, and statistics. spLoupor An Aggie Tradition of Friendly Service Since 1932 Northgate 335 University Dr. 846-6312 © 1992 Texas Instruments Incorporated Redmond Terrace 1422 Texas Ave. 693-0838 Southgate 308 George Bush Dr. 693-2278 Page A12 The Battalion Monday, August31 Serbs devastate marketplac Howitzer shell explodes in crowded Sarajevo market; Bosnians reach Gorazde after lift of five-month siege THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegov- ina — A howitzer shell crashed into a crowded marketplace Sun day, killing 15 people and wound ing dozens in one of the bloodiest single attacks during the Serbs' siege of Sarajevo. Meanwhile, troops supporting Bosnia's Muslim-dominated gov ernment reportedly reached Gorazde, one day after Serbs an nounced they were lifting their five-month siege of that city southeast of Sarajevo. Gorazde, as the lone govern ment holdout against Serb insur gents in eastern Bosnia-Herzegov- ina, has been an emotional symbol of the war that began when the majority Muslims and Croats vot ed for independence from Yu goslavia on Feb. 29. As many as 100,000 people have been trapped there. U.N. officials said they were cautiously optimistic about devel opments in Gorazde, but they condemned the attack in Sarajevo. One suggested that Serb forces had fired on the market purpose- % Between 35 and 100 people were wounded when the howitzer shell exploded in the market. The toll was the worst since May 28, when mortar rounds killed at least 20 people in a bread line and wounded 100. That attack prompted the Euro pean Community to impose trade sanctions on Serbia, which it ac cused of supporting Serbs fighting to carve their own state from part of Bosnia. U.N. sanctions on Ser bia-dominated Yugoslavia fol lowed on May 30. The shell hit as Bosnian loyal ists continued an offensive aimed at breaking through Serb forces encircling Sarajevo in the sur rounding hills. Rescue workers slung bodies into pickups parked on blood stained ground. Officials said many of the wounded were not likely to survive. Survivors screamed for family and friends as they wandered around market stalls strewn with limbs and other human remains. The deaths soured hopes that agreements reached last week in London at an international peace conference would reduce violence in the 6-month-old war. At least 8,000 people have died in the war, and U.S. Senate inves tigators put the figure ai 35,000. In Sarajevo, U.N. spoke; Fred Eckhard suggestedtk tillery round was fired f positions. "It would be nice if i turn ourselves into a po and run up into the hills those people and arrest then bring them to justice," he to] British Broadcasting Corp. "All the parties told us would stop fighting so could come in here andbei peace process," he said, all to the London conference, immensely frustrating fonts. He described the attack: blow to the solar plexus of hope." Eckhard said U.N. obse: planned to visit Gorazde on day, along with a 14-truckcc: of the U.N. High Commiss for Refugees. Confusion remained aboi situation in Gorazde. Sarajevo radio said Bos: government troops hadent the city, lending some creden Serb claims Saturday tha! Serbs were pulling back men artillery. But the report also the loyalists fought tneirwaji Golan Heights residents nervous Jewish settlers fight to save horn THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JERUSALEM (AP) — Jewish settlers in the Golan Heights, nervous about peace negotiations with Syr ia, stepped up demands Sunday that Israel refuse to give up any of the strategic plateau. The settlers met with sympathetic Parliament members in the Golan town of Katzrin, and some urged a general strike to make the rest of Israel take notice. Ori Zecharya of Katzrin told Israel radio that Golan residents should follow the activist example of West Bank settlers. "Our behavior in the Golan is apathetic," he said. "We need now, immediately, to organize a strike in the Golan's private and public businesses." Settlers and politicians began voicing concern last week when Israel's delegation to the peace talks an nounced-that U.N. Security Council Resolution 242 — which calls for trading land for peace — applied to the Golan. Primd Minister Yitzhak Rabin told partis members .a day later that Israel would note: down off the heights but need not "hold centimeter" of the territory. On Sunday, he reiterated that position aFa Ui Jewish Appeal fundraiser. "I'm not convinced that Syria is ready to say yes to a full-fledged [t treaty with Israel," Rabin-said. He said he would not follow the precedentse the 1979 peace treaty with Egypt, in whichb pledged to return all Egyptian territory it Syria says it won't make peace unless Israel the entire 444-square-mile piece of land, capture: the 1967 Six Day War. Faced with the possibility of peace with Syrii Israel's most powerful enemy — liberals and vatives have been arguing whether the country afford to give back all or part of the territory treaty. Israel declared the Golan annexed in 1981, bn: move has not been recognized by most countrie eluding the United States. : had sc: Tornado ravages Wisconsi THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WAUTOMA, Wis. - A double dip tornado trashed a wide area on the outskirts of this rural town, hurling homes like litter in the wind. Two died and dozens were hurt. Shaken homeowners salvaged belongings Sunday — or just sat and tried to let the devastation sink in. Damage was estimated at $5 million. The tornado late Saturday cut a miles-long path of destruction, smashing rural homes and farm buildings into kindling, uprooting trees and overturning cars. It touched down at least twice. After viewing the scene from a helicopter, Waushara County Sheriff Patrick Fox said the dam age was overwhelming. "I couldn't begin to guess how many. It is more than we first thought," Fox said. Gov. Tommy G. Thompson said 316 buildings were damaged or destroyed. Wautoma is a town of 1,600 residents. After weathering the fierce twister, Alvin Dredske simply sat in his pickup Sunday morning, surveying the collapsed walls of his repair garage. "I am kind of stunned. You would be too," he said. "It was a pretty nice place here until last night." Jo Anne Monty, 66, died when the tornado hurled her mobile home and garage several hundred feet into a beauty parlor parking lot. Her husband, Lou, was in the hospital Sunday with broken bones and cuts that required 70 stitches, said their daughter, who lives in Milwaukee, 100 miles southeast. Ashley < with her carpet fo Strc recc JERUSAl ;ery in thi ontoeii brave the 1 Life, or pas Forget a betray a fi< mixed with The Way alley of tl cy. Mule E Iritish bri rel flmemoriali2 On the b Who Are I undergrou U.l THE a: LONDO cannot wo ter in Brit; The Montys lived south Wautoma in Southgate Ten subdivision, the hardest-hit arc "He got up to close theJ and was knocked up againsi wall. The next thing he knew, was sailing through the air. came down over there inadi in the water," Judy Montys pointing to a trench lOOyi away. An unidentified elderly! who suffered heart problems! in his home during the tom; said Jerry Miller, Waushara Cl ty emergency governments tor. Among the 30 people three were hospitalized in oi! condition Sunday, Miller said the Home ordering t England. An au p ter, must l age 17 to dents, acc Starving Somalis lose aid to looter politicians; relief workers fight bad THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOGADISHU, Somalia — Airlifts are the easy part. To save starving Somalis, aid must first get past warlords, politicians and looters — who are some times the same people. Prospects are dim. The international symbols of neutral persuasion, the red cross and the blue helmet, are fair game in Somalia. Noyv, aid professionals say, it is time to get tough. But how? Frustrated relief workers argue that a world which stood down Saddam Hussein can find a way to get food to 2 million people who will die without it. Ignoring this challenge, many say, is callous if not racist. In London, the humanitarian group Save the Chil dren finally said out loud Saturday what some vol untary workers and U.N. people have long said among themselves: U.N. backbiting and bungling in Somalia is "pathetic." If unfair to some people who worked hard in the face of death, it sums up a general lack of coordina tion. Mohamed Sahnoun, the U.N. secretary-general's special envoy to Somalia, is blunt on the failings of the United Nations and member states. "We are a year and a half late," he told The Asso ciated Press. The Security Council on Friday approved deploy ment of another 3,000 troops for Somalia, but Sah noun warns not to expect them anytime soon. Sahnoun insists that diplomacy must now undo the damage. A show of force now, he said, would only trigger more violence and broaden the calamity of neglect. He fought hard to persuade Somali factions to cept the first 500 troops, Pakistanis. Agreement' reached Aug. 12, and they won't be here before! September. Meantime^ people are dying at a rate of 2,® day, and armed gangs routinely hit ports, truck: voys and rural food stocks. If the obstacle was only a civil war, it woulf easy, says Andrew Natsios, the.U.S. relief coorff tor for Somalia. Any U.N. presence is a risk. Two of the50 ! armed cease-fire observers were wounded Eric?' O DR PNE HEI AD. s 10 REG c #700 gunmen. David Bassiouni, U.N. humanitarian coordii here, said the risk must be taken. He was shako! the clan-style "ethnic cleansing" recently at southern port of Kismayo. Men linked to Mohanied Farrah Aidid'sU Somali Congress executed 11 northerners, all la- national Red Cross workers, as the Red Cross trio*] Tly them to safety. Two main warring clans ceased fire in Mard 1 lowing agencies to deliver food under the gtirt hired Somalis. Much of it gets through, but a lot 1 ishes in complex undercurrents. Some losses are to desperate fathers whop; rice for their families. Much more is trucked oft thugs paid by people with vested interests: money or both. Organized looting allows a merchant to com market and raise prices. It gives an aspiring wa!> 1 the wherewithal to rent an army's loyalty. Ou- aid is all there is to steal. ■■ DR i 14