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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1999 6A k, THE PALM BEACH POST Fannie Mae chief will head Smithsonian Cuba calls for sanctions against U.S. over embargo Lawrence Small is leaving the world of finance to run 'America's attic.' involved with local communities and the representatives of those communities in Congress." Small, who studied Spanish literature at the apparently innocuous word 'embargo,' has been progressive ly intensified throughout the last 40 years," the declaration read, j f was treasurer of Morehouse College, a historically black college in Atlanta. Barber Conable, a former Republican Congressman from New York who served on the search committee, said Small was selected from more than 250 candidates and was chosen "unanimously, which has not always been so in the past." Congress appropriated $412 million this year for the Smithsonian. Last year it earned another $147 million from its magazines and other activities. Last month Gary Beer, organizer of the Sundance Film Festival for independent producers, took over as head of the newly established Smithsonian Business Ventures. Brown University and the flamenco guitar in Spain, is a longtime collector of art from the rain forests of South America and Africa. He has served on the boards of the declaration said many Eeople have died or suffered ealth problems because the embargo has delayed or blocked shipments of medicine produced in the United States. The full-fledged embargo began in early 1961, two years after Fidel Castro came to power. Cuban officials constantly criticize it The Associated Press HAVANA Cuba's National Assembly began its session Monday by lashing out at the United States, calling for sanctions against the neighboring nation for its long-standing "genocidal" embargo against the communist island. In a lengthy proclamation read by National Assembly President Ricardo Alarcon, the legislative body stated that "the economic blockade imposed by the United States of America on Cuba constitutes an act of genocide." "This full-fledged blockade, shamelessly and euphemistically referred to in official terms with The Associated Press "WASHINGTON A leading figure in the financial world was named head on Monday of the 16 miieeums of the Smithsonian Institution and the National Zoo. Lawrence M. Small, 58, will to&tome the 11th secretary of the Smithsonian in January. He is leaving his job as president of Kan'nie Mae, one of the principal U.S. 1 home mortgage-financing companies. CjThe Smithsonian, founded in runs the national museums or American History, American Art"?-' Natural History, Air and Space and others in the capital. It employs 6,400 people and annually hosts more than 30 million visitors at its 17 facilities. Small will succeed I. Michael Heyman, 69, a former law professor and university chancellor, who is retiring. "With distance learning so important today, with means of communication that never existed in the past, with the ability to take parts of the Smithsonian's 142 million . . . items of art and artifacts and move them around more," he told reporters, "I can see an institution that is far more Small What was different about1 Monday's attack was its insis-i tence that U.S. officials be legally j punished with sanctions includ- J ing life imprisonment i the Joffrey Ballet, the National Building Museum and on the council of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial, and he WED. SEPT. 15 'PREVIEW DAV IS TUES. SEPT. 14 D Ju l .w . a " JtpF fiisy 171 xrsirn ti' OZn Gsd-Ia--Bsi sets Shown: Amalfi Bide Jeans. I L m. A J 1 A Includes i liase(s), cortTforterbedskirt and 3ses), co sham(s); Twin-king. 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Sandy Berger, Clinton's assistant for national security affairs) called the promised testing free "an important initial step for addressing our concerns aut North Korea's missile pro- Berger spoke in Auckland, New.Zealand, where he has been attending an Asia Pacific summit rpgeting with Clinton. fjln( Seoul, a South Korean for-egn,v;ministry spokesman expressed relief at the "successful settlement" The freeze, which emerged at the jend of six days of talks be-twefO" the two sides in Berlin, is open-ended. That is, Rubin said, so loflg as the United States and Norttf Korea discuss improving their relationship, there will be no tes$ng of missiles. U.S. economic sanctions against North Korea have been in force for four decades. Even so, the Clinton administration has prodded the insular government to reduce tensions on the Korean peninsula, curb its weapons program's and take a less suspicious stahc toward the world. ""The result was an agreement ih'1994 that froze North Korea's ritilear weapons program in exchange for massive energy sup-pile's from the United States, Ja-patt and South Korea. And now, at the end of a third round of low-profile negotiations, tfoeyeemerged a pledge by North ICitea to, as Rubin put it, "refrain fppm testing any long-range mis-siks.for the duration of negotiations that are aimed at improving ouf relations." 4v Those negotiations are expected to go on for some time. .Evidently, North Korea took thj& pledge indirectly. A statement issued jointly by the two sides in Berlin on Sunday contained no specific commitment to refrain ff phi missile testing. fj,Rep. Benjamin Gilman, R-N.Y., said former U.S. Defense Sefcre'tary William Perry will brief th House International Relations Committee on Wednesday. Oilman, the committee chairman, said the agreement will contribute to U.S. national security, if it also halts North Korea's transfer of missile technology to Iran and other "rogue nations." noHe said he would also question Perry, who is Clinton's coordinator for North Korea policy, on whether the Pyongyang govern-nentwas "led to believe" it would receive Japanese war reparations. North Korea rattled the Unit-estates and allies in Asia last jfear.when it test-fired a three-stage Taepodong 1 missile eastward over Japan. 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