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Edward Barnes reports from Eastern Slavonia that Serbs there fear the Croatian government might move to retake the last Serb-held region of the country. "The Serbs are evacuating Eastern Slavonia," Barnes says. "All the schools have been closed, and the civilians seem to be pulling out." Croatian intervention would probably send the army of Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic into the region to defend Croatian Serbs and scuttle peace talks scheduled to begin on October 31. U.S. Envoy Richard Holbrooke said today that he has been assured that the Croatian army would not try to retake Eastern Slavonia. But Barnes notes the Croatian defense minister has been talking tough, promising Croats Christmas in Eastern Slavonia's main city of Vukovar.