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Text of President Clinton's remarks Tuesday night about the school
shootings in Littleton, Colo.:

I want to begin by saying that Hillary and I are profoundly shocked and
saddened by the tragedy
today in Littleton, where two students opened fire on their classmates
before apparently turning their
guns on themselves.

[
For its part, Nato has bombed the
                            party headquarters of Yugoslav
                            President Slobodan Milosevic in the
                            capital Belgrade.
]

A crisis response team is ready now to travel to Colorado, and I
strongly believe that we should do
whatever we can to get enough counselors to the families and the
children as quickly as possible.

[
                           The 20-story building - which also
                           houses a number of local radio and
                           television stations - was severely
                           damaged as three massive
                           explosions shook the city.
]

I think that Patricia Holloway would not mind if I said that amidst all
of the turmoil and grief that she
and others are experiencing, she said to me just a moment ago that
perhaps now America would
wake up to the dimensions of this challenge, if it could happen in a
place like Littleton, and we could
prevent anything like this from happening again.

]

                           Witnesses reported that at least 15
             people had been in the building when the attack took
             place at around 0300 on Wednesday.
]

We don't know yet all the hows or whys of this tragedy. Perhaps we may
never fully understand it.
Saint Paul reminds us that we all see things in this life through a
glass darkly, that we only partly
understand what is happening.

[
             Yugoslav media said Nato had also attacked the
             country's second city, Novi Sad, and a military and
             civilian airport in Ponikve in central Serbia.
]

We do know that we must do more to reach out to our children and teach
them to express their
anger and to resolve their conflicts with words, not weapons. And we do
know we have to do more
to recognize the early warning signs that are sent before children act
violently.

We do know that we must do more to reach out to our children and teach
them to express their
anger and to resolve their conflicts with words, not weapons. And we do
know we have to do more
to recognize the early warning signs that are sent before children act
violently.

]
The newspaper, which gave no source for its report, said the three
countries providing most of the
firepower in NATO's air campaign -- the United States, Britain and
France -- had accepted they
should formally begin planning for the deployment of ground troops ahead
of any settlement with
Belgrade.

It said Blair, due to leave for Washington Wednesday, would make a
``determined effort'' to
persuade Clinton that a ground assault could be launched sooner rather
than later.
]

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