Yeltsin's visit 'warm but empty'

The Associated Press

MOSCOW Russian President Boris Yeltsin, who jabbed the press during his visit to the United States, came home yesterday to mixed reviews in his own country's media.

While most Russian newscasts reported on the president's Western trip with little commentary, the feisty NTV television network declared Yeltsin's meeting with President Bill Clinton ''warm but empty.''

The presidents' meeting came too late for Russian newspaper deadlines yesterday.

All newscasts showed footage of the two presidents' news conference Monday, including Yeltsin's comment to journalists that they are a ''disaster,'' and Clinton's laughter at the remark.

Residents of Virgin Islands get ready for fourth major storm in two months

The Associated Press

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands Islanders waited anxiously yesterday for an onslaught of rain from Tropical Depression Sebastien, their fourth trial by storm in two months.

''What can we do about the weather?'' shrugged Rodney Varlack, owner of a ferry company that lies between St. John and St. Thomas.

Skies began to cloud up yesterday afternoon and the heavy rain was expected to hit overnight.

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