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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 8, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas T World National Briefs HeraldZeitunq n Sunday December O 9A ACCRA AP Ghanaians lined up today to vote in a presidential election that pitted the streetsmart gritty incumbent against an intellectual who vowed to raise living standards and clean up the goven intent Campaigning was marred by violent clashes and allegations of corruption against thegovernment of President Jerry Rawjings but there were no reports off problems as balloting began across the West African nation The eyes of thef world will be On in a televised address Friday nigfit Our and our orderly democratic process are precious and hardwon national assets Let us not throw them away in the unguarded emotions of the electoral About million voters were eligible to cast ballots At slake were the presidency held by Rawlings since 1981 and all 200 seats in the National Assembly Results were expected Monday f rttwrhv taw tMtHlM fears Calif Al As Juditha JBrown drove home from dinner with her family at a terrible depression gripped her My whole body got very heavy something I never experienced before or she testified It was a horrible The next morning Mrs Brown got a phone call Her daughter Nicole Brown Simpson was dead Mb Browns testimony Friday was the most emotional so far in the wrongful death trial against Simpson Plaintiffs expect to rest their case Monday with testimony from Ronald Goldmans father Fred Goldman The defense then begins what is expected to be a threeweek case with the testimony of exDetective Philip Vannatter The defense has suggested he was part of a wide ranging conspiracy to frame Simpson Simpson 49 was acquitted last year in the killings of Ms Simpson and Goldman Ms Simpsons estate and Goldmans family are suing Simpson Harbor survivors pay tribute to fallen comrades PEARL HARBOR Hawaii AP Each year the ranks dwindle But those who survived Japans fierce attack on Pearl Harbor say 55 years hasnt dulled their vivid recollection Ive got it impressed pretty deep in my said Russell Lott a 76 yearold retired heavy equipment operator from Fort Dodge Iowa who was a firstclass seaman aboard the USS Arizona It cant fade away Its like they used an iron and burned it in he said pointing to his head Lott and 10 former shipmates returned here for todays annual memorial services for the attack that dragged the United States into World War II Four Africans launch candidacies to head By ROBERT H REID Associated Press Writer UNITED NATIONS Four prominent Africans have entered the race for the top job and others are expected to join the contest next week after incumbent Boutros BoutrosGhali temporarily stepped aside in the face of an unrelenting veto The 15member Security Council will convene again Monday afternoon and diplomats said they would begin a series of straw votes to eliminate the weaker candidates The submission of four names Friday was the first time candidates other than BoutrosGhali had been formally submitted to the council which must select a secretarygeneral and forward the name to the 185member General Assembly for ratification before the 74yearold Egyptians term ends Dec 31 African ambassadors jointly submitted the names of UndersecretaryGeneral Kofi Annan of Ghana former Niger Prime Minister Hamid Algabid Ivory Coast Foreign Minister Amara Essy and former special envoy Ahmedou Ould Abdallah of Mauritania Western and African diplomats said the names of Senegal Foreign Minister Moustapha Niasse Salim A Salim of Tanzania secretarygeneral of Undersecretary general Kofi Annan 58 of Ghana is believed to be Washingtons favorite although officials are not backing anyone publicly for fear of jeopardizing that candidates chances with critics the Organization of African Unity and Olara Otunnu a former Ugandan ambassador were expected to be submitted by Monday The United States vetoed BoutrosGhali on Nov 19 although he was supported by the other 14 members of the Security Council Ambassador Madeleine Albright has ruled out any compromise extending BoutrosGhalis term On Wednesday BoutrosGhali said he remained a candidate but was stepping aside temporarily to let other Africans come forward The Africans have demanded a second term for an African as has been customary for chiefs from Europe Asia and Latin America In principle BoutrosGhali could reactivate his candidacy if the other Africans fail to win the required nine yes votes with no vetoes by any of the five permanent council members the United States France Britain Russia and China But diplomats believe that is unlikely Annan 58 is a longtime official and currently heads the department that oversees peacekeeping operations He is believed to be Washingtons favorite although officials are not backing anyone publicly for fear of jeopardizing that candidates chances with critics Algabid 55 is secretarygeneral of the Organization of the Islamic Conference Essy served as ambassador to Brazil Switzerland and the United Nations before becoming foreign minister of Ivory Coast He oversaw peace talks on Liberia in 1990 and Angola in 1993 and played a major role in the recent peace accord in Sierra Leone Ould Abdallah 56 is a former special envoy to Burundi and now works for the Washingtonbased Coalition for Africa He has served as Mauritanias foreign minister and as his countrys ambassador to the United States from 1973 until 1976 He clashed publicly with Boutros Ghali over policy in Burundi while serving as special envoy there TShirts Hats CHANEL 5 Check Out Our Great Selection of Golf Novelties 6207473 PIPE W San Antonio Stree A wide variety of other fragrances available just in time for Christmas Rcnicmhur yOLLBRECHTS T PHARMACY 339 Main Plaza 6253211 Parking at rear of building THE oxy SPX proudly announces Nicole Stuewe Formerly of Gastoas has joined our staff as our Perm and Color Specialist Welcome Home to the Retreat for the Holidays 10 Off Service With This Ad 6200615 225 St 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