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CLINTON SAYS NAFTA STILL A GO President Clinton predicted Oct. 26 that the Liberal Party victory in Canada would not derail the proposed North America Free Trade Agreement, despite the Liberals' vow to renegotiate it. ``I don't think so,'' the president said when asked if the outcome would hurt prospects for passage of NAFTA, which would link the United States, Canada, and Mexico in a free trade zone. Earlier, a White House official said Clinton welcomed the Liberal Party victory and would be ``delighted'' to work with the new government of Prime Minister Jean Chretien. The Liberals, who are returning to power after nine years of Conservative rule, are demanding that the trade pact be renegotiated to boost protection for Canadian exporters. (Canadian election, Page 1.) Sarajevo blockaded

The Bosnian army blockaded Sarajevo Oct. 26 and forbade citizens to move about as they conducted a sudden sweep of the city for two warlords. The crackdown apparently was aimed at taking control of a deteriorating security situation in the Bosnian capital, where renegade army units are blamed for increasing violent crime. US auto sales up

With light truck sales taking off, US automakers had a strong start to the 1994 model year as sales of domestically built new cars and trucks rose 18.5 percent in mid-October. Passenger car sales were up 17.4 percent, while sales of light trucks minivans, sport utility vehicles, and pickups were up 20 percent, automakers announced in Detroit Oct. 26. IBM has another loss

IBM reported on Oct. 26 a loss of $48 million for the third quarter. The world's biggest computer company said overall revenues increased slightly and hardware sales fell just 1 percent. The third-quarter results were markedly better than analysts had expected. IBM has been struggling to align itself with changes in the buying habits of computer customers. Mielke convicted

A Berlin court convicted former East German secret police chief Erich Mielke Oct. 26 of killing two policemen in Berlin more than 60 years ago. He was once the No. 2 man in the Communist East German regime and over saw the internal spying carried out by the infamous Stasi, or secret police. He was convicted of murdering two policemen in 1931, during one of the clashes between rightists and leftists. Packwood subpoena

A battle royal appears to be brewing over the Senate ethics committee's attempt to subpoena the diary of Sen. Bob Packwood as part of its investigation into sexual harassment complaints against the Oregon Republican. Mr. Packwood says the diaries contain private information some of it embarassing to other senators that is unrelated to the charges against him. But legal experts say the committee has a strong case. Gas-powered caravan

A caravan of 13 cars and trucks powered by natural gas made its final stop Oct. 25 in San Diego after traversing the US to demonstrate that alternative fuel can curb pollution and save motorists money. The vehicles made a 5,000-mile cross-country tour in 18 days to show that natural gas is safe and available. Behind sub sinking

The nuclear attack submarine USS Scorpion, which disappeared in 1968 in one of the Navy's worst accidents, was probably sunk by one of its own torpedoes, according to newly released Navy documents. The Navy said it released the documents because it wanted to allay concerns about the possible radiation leakage from the sub. The Scorpion was one of only two nuclear subs the United States has lost. The other, the USS Thresher, sank in 1963 off Cape Cod, Mass. Vincent Price

Vincent Price, whose gaunt face and creepy voice put chills in such thrillers as ``The Raven'' and ``House of Wax,'' was a Renaissance man who dedicated his life to the arts, friends and relatives say. Price died Oct. 25.

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