US SUPPORTS REARMING BOSNIAN FORCES
The United States will allow the rearming of Bosnia's Muslim-led government forces if their Serb enemies do not accept a United Nations peace plan, President Clinton's special envoy said yesterday. The UN Security Council has given Bosnian Serbs until April 26 to agree to the plan, already accepted by Bosnian Muslims and Croats. Envoy Reginald Bartholomew also said the US and its allies would push for Bosnian government forces to be exempted from an international arms embargo on the warring factions if B osnian Serbs continue to reject the plan. In another development, a UN aid airlift, suspended April 10 after Serbs moved antiaircraft weapons near Sarajevo, resumed one day ahead of plan yesterday. South African unrest
Millions of blacks went on strike yesterday in South Africa to protest the assassination of radical leader Chris Hani, and enraged protesters clashed with police, burned cars, and looted shops. While there are no overall figures, business leaders said at least half of the country's 6 million black workers were on strike. Up to 90 percent of workers in Johannesburg and other cities were absent, and most public transport was empty or not operating. Political leaders had appealed for calm to ensure the one- day strike and rallies to mourn Hani did not turn into a wave of violence that could disrupt crucial talks on ending apartheid. School stabbing
Three teenage boys police said were looking for a fight were arraigned Tuesday in Dartmouth, Mass., in the classroom slaying of a high school freshman. The killing stunned the ordinarily peaceful school. One student who witnessed the attack said it was one of several incidents that had erupted since a weekend keg party turned into a rumble in the middle-class community of 27,000. The accused juveniles were charged with murder, held without bail, and ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluations. Pliers wedg ed in rocket
A pair of pliers got wedged in a pocket on one of Discovery's solid rocket boosters and wasn't discovered until the boosters were retrieved from the Atlantic Ocean after the shuttle's liftoff, the US space agency said yesterday. The agency said the pliers posed no danger during the April 8 liftoff, but they should have been tethered to the technician while he was working at the pad (pliers were found with the tether attached). Discovery is on an eight-day mission to take solar energy measurements and stu dy the shrinking ozone layer. A Friday landing is scheduled. Armed cult stays put
Passover ended at sundown Tuesday with no sign that armed cult leader David Koresh and his Branch Davidians would make good on a promise to leave their Waco, Texas, compound after the holiday. Federal agents, meanwhile, stepped up the psychological pressure with new obnoxious sounds, including that of a dentist's drill, played over loudspeakers at night. Mr. Koresh and 95 disciples, including 17 children, have been inside the rural complex since a Feb. 28 raid by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firea rms that left four agents and an unknown number of cultists dead.