THE NOBELS. . . RABIN, ARAFAT MAY SHARE PEACE PRIZE

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The granddaddy of the Nobel awards -- the peace prize -- will go to Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO chairman Yasser Arafat on Friday, the Norwegian daily Aftenposten reported today. But the notion of honoring the duo, who clinched the Sept. 13, 1993 accord for Mideast peace, has reportedly tied the Nobel Peace Prize Committee in knots. Sources close to the deliberations told the Oslo paper that former Norwegian government minister Kaare Kristiansen, one of five Peace Prize Committee members and a longtime Israel supporter, has vowed to step down in protest because he still considers Arafat a terrorist. TIME Copenhagen reporter Julian Isherwood says the turmoil has prompted the committee to schedule an emergency meeting as soon as tomorrow to work out a compromise.