OPEC MINISTERS TO EXTEND CEILINGS Selection of a new secretary-general by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries was deadlocked yesterday, with three candidates seeking the vacant post. Nominees from Venezuela, Iran, and Nigeria remained in the field on the eve of a three-day meeting of OPEC oil ministers starting today. The meeting will set output policy for 1995 and try to agree on a secretary-general to succeed Subroto of Indonesia, who stepped down. The focus of debate will be over how long OPEC should hold crude production at the current cap of 24.5 million barrels a day. Saudi Arabia said Saturday that it wants to continue current production ceilings through next year, hoping to force higher prices by late 1995. EU membership march
About 25,000 opponents of Norwegian membership in the European Union marched in Oslo Saturday hoping to defeat this month's national referendum. Opponents claim membership will cost jobs, farm subsidies, and generous welfare benefits and that Norway will have to share its oil, fish, and other natural resources. Proponents say membership will secure jobs, stimulate industry, guarantee military security, and avoid isolation.
California race Britain starts lottery
Britain's first lottery attracted 25 million people and piled up a $10.9 million jackpot Saturday night. The lottery is to benefit charities, arts, and sports. The organizer, Camelot, estimated that 25 million people had played. Officials told the BBC that the total prize fund would be $34.5 million.
Gordon get weaker
Tropical Storm Gordon rolled toward Florida on Saturday, but it will probably die before it reaches the state. Born Nov. 8, Gordon zig-zagged through the Caribbean, killing more than 500, snaked across Florida where it battered homes and crops, and slid into the Atlantic, where it strengthened into a hurricane and brushed North Carolina's Outer Banks. Gordon may have cost Florida's agriculture industry $336 million, the state Department of Agriculture reported. Gov. Lawton Chiles on Saturday asked President Clinton to designate counties hardest hit as disaster areas.
War documents tell new story
Japan had planned to deliver a war declaration before attacking Pearl Harbor, but its Washington envoys went to a party the previous night without being warned, new declassified documents written by then-embassy staffers say. When they returned to work, slow typing and corrections delayed delivery until about an hour after the attack.
German watch theft
Around midnight, burglars made off with 180 antique watches from the Deutsches Museum in Munich, police said yesterday. The haul was worth about $40 million. The watches were part of the ``400 Years of Watchmaking Art'' exhibit that opened Nov. 2.
Cab Calloway, the bandleader, singer, author, dancer, and songwriter whose career lasted six decades and ranged from Harlem's Cotton Club to Chicago jazz joints to Hollywood movies, died Friday. Known to fans as a scat-singing hep cat, with trademark flailing limbs and unruly hair, Calloway's influence in the music world was huge. His trademark song was ``Minnie the Moocher,'' and audiences responded when he sang the chorus of ``hi-de-hi-de-hi-de-ho,'' a product of forgotten lyrics.