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Brigadier General James C. Hill reported that he yanked the leash on two powerful enemies of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide rumored to be plotting a coup. Hill said he summoned to his office Franck Romain, a former Port-au-Prince police chief and mayor and former army chief Williams Regala, to warn them to stop their reported schemes against Aristide's government. TIME Miami correspondent Tammerlin Drummond reports: "Many Haitians feel that these former military leaders are just lying low until the last U.S. troops leave to make their move. There have been unconfirmed rumors of plots around Mardi Gras," which culminates next Tuesday. In Haiti to help prepare for the June elections, former President Jimmy Carter was joined today by his partners in peace, Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) and former Joint Chiefs chairman Colin Powell.