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Panama City News Herald (Newspaper) - December 18, 1999, Panama City, Florida Kosovo serbs gypsies suffering Russia roadblocks limit travel from Page 4a Kosovo or curb violent attacks by ethnic albanians against the dwindling serb arid Gypsy minorities. Thursdays fight in Kosovsky Mitrovich broke out in front of the offices of the albanian Republican party in the serb controlled Northern part of the City. An ethnic albanian was arrested for brandishing a grenade after . Police broke up the fight. . Police refused to say what triggered the fight. Kosovsky Mitrovich has been the scene of frequent clashes Between serbs and albanians. The Ibar River divides the City into serb and albanian controlled sectors with French peacekeepers struggling to keep the groups apart. It was unclear whether the two injured policemen were targeted because they were americans. Americans Are among the 1,800 Volunteer police serving with the United nations in Kosovo. Local . Police units however Are made up of several nationalities All of whom Wear the same Blue berets but with the National Flag of their Home country on their shoulder. In an attempt to bring stability to Kosovo the chief . Administrator Bernard Bouchner has announced a new Power sharing arrangement this week under which albanian and serb leaders would share in governing the province. Serb leaders however have denounced the plan saying it violates the . Security Council Resolution that established the Kosovo Mission in june. The Resolution recognizes yugoslav sovereignty Over Kosovo. On Friday a prominent serb Leader Bishop Artemijs of the serbian orthodox Church said serbs have no intention of joining the new administrative Council. A one cannot form a government in Kosovo while the serbs Lack Basic human rights or any structures of Power through which they could enter a Kosovo government a said Bishop Artemijs in a statement distributed by the Belgrade based font news Agency. A we Are prisoners in ghettos without the right to live move work. How can we take part in some institutions a from Page 4a fighting and afterwards counted the bodies of 115 russian soldiers near Grozny a minutia Square. Other reporters have provided similar eyewitness accounts but the russians claim no such Battle took place. Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin said that Russia troops have taken control of a Road leading from Chechnya a Southern mountains into neighbouring Georgia the Only foreign country that Borders Chechnya. The rebels have used routes from Georgia to move supplies into Chechnya and a russian blockade could make it More difficult for the militants to get weapons. Fashion30% off All fall Winter amp Christmas fashions and gift items10% off store wide Russia set up additional roadblocks elsewhere in Chechnya in an attempt to limit the movements of people in and out of Chechnya. Boka Mayeva a 42-year-old chechen refugee staying in neighbouring ing Shetia tried to travel to Grozny on thursday to bring out her elderly Mother who has been living in a basement. But the russian troops would not let her into Chechnya. A at the refugee Camp they want us to go Home to Chechnya a she said. A but the Federal troops won t let us near our More than 250,000 chechen have tied their territory since the fighting began. Emergency situations ministry officials said Friday. Suspected terrorist Boss interrogated in Jordan Jamal Halaby Wmk associated press Amman Jordan jordanian authorities were questioning a Man linked to Osama bin Laden and suspected of leading a group planning terror attacks on tourist Sites and . Targets in the kingdom during millennium celebrations. The Man identified by the jordanians As Khalil Deek. Was extradited from Pakistan on thursday two Days after he was apprehended in his Home in Peshawar on that country s Border with Afghanistan. The extradition brings to 14 the number of people detained this week in Jordan and said to be affiliated with bin Laden the suspected terrorist and exiled saudi dissident. Detained Are 12 jordanians one iraqi and an algerian. In Washington . Officials have said the suspects had planned attacks against . Tai gets in Jordan. They said the United states was aware of arrests linked to a terrorist threat some with possible ties to bin Laden when the state department issued a tra Al warning to americans Over the weekend. The warning said anti american terrorists could target locations where there would be Large year 2000 celebrations. 758 w. 23rd St. Stanford station a by food world a a of Cyl 9 am-7 pm 763-3312 buying real estate special notice if you buy any Home Condo or lot through a Homes you Wax realtor Well give you 20b of our seller paid commission. Yes. Well pay you Cash. Hundreds or thousands of dollars. When you buy through us. 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A it was Nice that he could see him before he died Quot Fuselier said. The grandfathers health did not figure in Boudreaux a release the sheriff said. The cubans Are among thousands of illegal aliens housed by ins at jails around the United states. The cubans at the Parish jail Here have completed sentences for various crimes in the United states ranging from burglary to aggravated assault. But the . Government wont release them to american soil because it considers them subject to deportation and there is no agreement Between the United states and Cuba to have them sent Back. Since the rebellion began monday about too of 170 inmates have been moved to other jails after refusing to participate. The jail takeover triggered a hunger strike by 174 foreigners mostly cuban about 90 Miles away at the Avo Yelles Parish jail in Marksville. The inmates want to talk with ins sheriffs maj. Harry Normand said. After the 1980 Mariel boat lift in which 125,000 cubans arrived in the United states the government concentrated cuban inmates at a few Federal jails but 1987 prison riots in Oakdale la., and in Atlanta changed All that. The government now scatters inmates at jails across the nation. It has become big business for jails in Louisiana to House inmates for the ins which pays $45 a Day at St. Martinville compared with the states $22 a Day for Louisiana prisoners. 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