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World Watch THE DAILY GLOBE, Ironwood, Ml — Friday. Sept. 11, 1998 Page 8 Globe Capsule I^BMIB^BMBB^^MBBPiM^M^^M^^B^^M^II^^Mi^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^™^^^^^^^^ Sailor kills 8 crew members on Russian sub Wallace spends peaceful night MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Although George C. Wallace's bacterial blood infection remains "potentially life-threatening," doctors were pleased with his progress. Wallace, 79, had a peaceful night Thursday in the Jackson Hospital intensive care unit, but remained in critical condition, hospital spokeswoman Victoria Jones said this morning. The ex-governor arrived by ambulance Thursday morning, suffering from septic shock and breathing difficulties. It was the third time in four months he has been hospitalized after Buffering from respiratory problems. He was in the hospital for four days in July and three diiys in June. Mrs. Jones said Thursday night that Wallace's vital signs, including his blood pressure, had stabilized, but his situation was "serious ... potentially life-threatening." When Wallace arrived, his blood pressure was high, she said. MOSCOW (AP) — A 19-year- old sailor on a Russian nuclear submarine stole a machine gun and shot eight crewmen to death before barricading himself in the vessel's torpedo section at a northern port, officials said today. Alexander Kuzminykh, a draftee who's been in the navy since last year, went on a shooting spree overnight on the vessel in Severomorsk, near the northern city of Murmansk, the Defense Ministry said in a statement. Eight sailors were dead and the standoff was continuing. The submarine was of the Bars class, a nuclear-powered fleet Clinton delays U.N. nomination WASHINGTON (AP) — President Clinton is holding up the nomination of veteran diplomat Richard Holbrooke as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations for a review of his financial dealings as an investment banker. Both Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, in separate statements; said they hoped the matter could be solved promptly. Clinton announced his intention to nominate Holbrooke in June, but the White House did not submit the necessary papers to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. "The administration is mistaken if they expect the committee will rubber-stamp Mr. Holbrooke's nomination," a spokesman for the chairman, Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., said recently. "Senator Helms has a number of important issues to go over with Mr. Holbrooke (including the status of the U.N.-State Department reform legislation), and will not rush the nomination through at the last minute." Dogs kill 8-year-old boy DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Three large dogs attacked and killed an 8-year-old boy who climbed over •a neighbor's backyard fence to visit an 8-year-old girl. The girl tried to save him by punching the animals in the face and covering him with her body. Jordan Schwarze went to Jessie Cocker's house Thursday evening, but she told him to leave because her parents weren't home, investigators said. The boy then climbed the seven-foot fence and jumped down onto a child's playhouse used to house the two Mastiffa and a Saint Bernard. As Jessie again warned Jordan to go home, one of the dogs attacked. She ran to him, hitting the animals in their snouts and covering him with her own body. "She was covered head to foot in blood," said police officer A.L. Gooch. "One dog attacked, and the other two joined in. She tried, she sure tried, to get those dogs off. It was tough for her." Crime spree rocks Colorado AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Four days. Four crime scenes. Nine bodies. In the same week as one of the worst killing sprees in Aurora's history, three people were found tied up and shot to death in an apartment Thursday, just two miles from the scene where six people were gunned down on Labor Day. The explosion of violence left police with one youth in custody and three gunmen on the loose. "I've been here 25 years, and I've never seen a run like this," said Mike Stiers, the deputy police chief in Colorado's third-larg- est city. Police spokesman Bob Stef said two men and ,one woman were killed in Thursday's shootings, whil* another woman was.taken to University Hospital in Denver, where she was in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds. All four were thought to be in their late teens or 20s. The shootings were reported about 7 p.m., and witnesses told police they saw three men running from The Trails apartment complex. It appeared the attackers had not acted at random, police said. Clinton apologizes to Lewinsky today WASHINGTON (AP) — President Clinton, in a solemn apology before dozens of religious leaders, today included Monica Lewinsky in his statement of regret for having an improper relationship and lying about it. "I don't think there is a fancy way to say that I have sinned," he said. Although Clinton has apologized several times publicly in recent days, this was the first time he had included a direct mention of Ms. Lewinsky, the former White House intern. "It ia important to me that everybody who has been hurt know that the sorrow that I feel is genuine — first and most important my family, also my friends, my stiiff my cabinet, Monica Lewinsky and her family and the American people. "I have asked all for their forgiveness. But I believe to be forgiven, more than sorrow is re-' quired," he said. Reading from notes as his hushed audience listened, several times the president said he had a broken spirit but hope that he could redeem the nation's trust. "If my repentance is genuine and sustained, and if I can maintain both a broken spirit and a strong heart then good can come of this for our country as well as for me and my family," he said. That remark drew a hearty applause. Clinton, delivering his remarks in the East Room of the White House, did not mention his daughter, Chelsea, by name. He made clear he was struggling to heal the wounds he had inflicted on hia family. "As you might imagine," submarine normally armed with nuclear cruise missiles and torpedoes, navy officials said. There were no missiles on the submarine because it was in port. The torpedo compartment where Kuzminykh was holed up did contain conventional explosives, the Interfax news agency reported. The shooting rampage began when Kuzminykh seized a machine gun from a guard, killing him and then fatally shooting seven more crew members, the Defense Ministry said. The account gave no word on what might have prompted his actions. The Interfax news agency said Kuzminykh had beei in detention on disciplinary charges when he seized the weapon. The commander of the Russian navy, Adm. Vladimir Kuroyedov, flew to the port to handle the situation. ; Kuzminykh's family members, including his mother and a brother, were flown to the site, news reports said. Officials tried to contact the sailor and appealed to him to surrender, but he was not responding to their calls. Nor has he made any demands, the Defense Ministry said. Duma approves Primakov as prime minister Clinton said, "I have been on quite a journey these last few weeks, to get to the end of this, the rock-bottom truth of where I am," he said. Clinton spcke just hours before the public release of Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr's report to the House accusing the president of perjury, obstruction of justice and other possibly impeachable offenses in connection with the Lewinsky affair. The president said he had come to realize that his first public statement after his Aug. 17 testimony admitting an inappropriate relationship with Ms. Lewinsky had not been sufficiently contrite. "The sorrow I feel is genuine," he said. Clinton read a passage from the Yom Kippur liturgy that talked about fall as a time for "turning" that comes easy in nature but not for man. "It means breaking old habits. It means admitting that we have been wrong — and this is never easy. It means losing face. It means starting all over again," Clinton read. To muttered affirmations from around the East Room, Clinton concluded the passage with a prayer of his own: "I ask that God give me a clean heart, let me walk by faith and not sight. I ask once again to be able to love my neighbor — all my neighbors — as myself, to be an instrument of God's peace, to let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart and, in the end, the work of my hands, be pleasing. This' ia what I wanted to say to you today." Fisst lady Hillary Rodham Clinton attended the session but did not speak publicly. MOSCOW (AP) — Russian lawmakers overwhelmingly approved Yevgeny Primakov as prime minister today after he called on all political factions to unite behind his government and tackle the country's economic crisis. ( The Duma, the lower chamber of parliament, voted 315-63 to confirm Primakov, in a major show of support for the new government. He called for political stability, asking party leaders to give his government up to a year before deciding if it was succeeding or not. "We need unity to come out of this very grave crisis," he told the hushed chamber. "Do not expect to continue political confrontation," he added Primakov said he did not have an economic program because he had only been nominated the day before, but economic reform would continue. "Reforms are necessary. The present situation cannot be overcome without them," he said. He called for a strong state role in regulating the economy. "The government should intervene into the economic affairs and regulate them. This is not a return to the administrative and command system," he said. He denied this would be a return to Soviet economic control, instead comparing it to emergency measures taken by the U.S. government during the Great Depression of the 1930s. "So what must we do? Repeat the wild capitalism that we had up till now? Or use the experience of other countries," he said. He said the government had to do a much better job running the country. "We need to strengthen discipline. We should stop this sloppiness which now exists in the government," he said. Primakov said he wanted representatives of all political parties in his Cabinet, but warned they should put aside party interests. On foreign policy, Primakov said there would be no confrontation with the West, but it was vital to defend Russia's national interests. "We don't need confrontation, a return to the Cold War. And that We need unity to come out of this very grave crisis. —Yevgeny Primakov, New Russian Prime Minister will not happen," he said. "But at the same time we will strictly defend the interests of the state." Primakov was keeping quiet about his likely economic policies. President Boris Yeltsin said a major crisis had been avoided by compromise and that Primakov had strong backing from all sides. He called for measures to stabilize prices, restore supplies to shops and prop up the banking system. "I understand that it's hard for everyone, but one cannot give in to emotions ... we'll have to draw lessons from the current crisis and now well have to work on overcoming it," Yeltsin said in a television address to the nation. In a sign that the government wanted broad political support, Yeltsin nominated Viktor Gerashchenko to head the Central Bank. Gerashchenko, 60, an ex-head of the Soviet State Bank, headed the Central Bank for nearly three years until being ousted in October 1994 after the ruble nose-dived. Critics blamed Geraschenko for fueling inflation with huge credits to ailing industry and agriculture. Jeffrey Sachs, a former eco- nomic adviser to the Kremlin, once called him "the worst central bank governor in history." Another ex-Soviet official, Yuri Maslyukov, would likely be first deputy prime minister for economic affairs, Duma deputies said. Maslyukov is a technocrat who until recently was trade and industry minister. "Common sense has prevailed in our state," Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov said Thursday. CORRECTION Due to error in Unique Furnishings ad in the September 11,1998 issue of TV Action Scene: The Sealy Firmer mattress is not available in King Size. Sorry for any Inconvenience. Co! ABELMAN CLOTHING ans. 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