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Bosnian peace treaty finalized

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON The Dayton treaty on Bosnia is final, senior American officials said yesterday in rejecting demands from Bosnian Serbs that provisions relating to the future of Sarajevo be changed.

''We are not going to renegotiate this agreement,'' Defense Secretary William Perry said of the pact worked out last week in Dayton, Ohio, with the presidents of Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia.

Perry, chief U.S. negotiator Richard C. Holbrooke and National Security Adviser Anthony Lake appeared on news programs yesterday as a prelude to President Clinton's speech tonight in which he hopes to win public and congressional support for his Bosnia policy.

Congressional Republicans have led the opposition to Clinton's plans to contribute 20,000 U.S. ground forces to a 60,000-member NATO peacekeeping force. But two key Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee suggested that the traditional tendency of Congress to follow the president's lead on major foreign policy issues might again prevail.

Model's injuries don't fit suspect's story

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES The injuries suffered by a model dug up from a forest grave don't fit a photographer's story that he accidentally struck her with a truck, a coroner's spokesman said yesterday.

An autopsy conducted yesterday found that injuries to Linda Sobek were ''inconsistent'' with such an accident, Scott Carrier said at a news conference.

Carrier, who saw Sobek's body when it was exhumed Saturday, also said it did not appear that Sobek had been shot, stabbed or suffered any obvious major head injury. It will be several weeks before a cause of death can be determined, pending results of drug and tissue tests, he said.

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