GOBLINS TO SAINTS

THEY STILL CAN'T LOOK EACH OTHER IN THE EYE, BUT ALL SIDES GATHER FOR A CONFERENCE AT AN OHIO AIR BASE TO CONSIDER A PEACE PLAN AND STOP THE SLAUGHTER--MAYBE

THE CONFERENCE, ONCE SUPposed to open on Halloween, will begin instead on All Saints Day. And though planners resolutely refused the temptation to crack any jokes about that timing, the symbolism is as appropriate as it is unintentional. Presidents Slobodan Milosevic of Serbia, Alija Izetbegovic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Franjo Tudjman of Croatia are unlikely ever to be candidates for canonization. But they can at least avoid going down in history as the hobgoblins who condemned the Balkans to an endless immersion in hell if they agree on a way to end the bloodshed in Bosnia.

Such an outcome is,...

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