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ATTACK: The European Union's administrator for the divided Bosnian town of Mostar survived a grenade attack on his residence early Sunday, officials said. No one was hurt, but the hotel where Hans Koschnick stayed was heavily damaged. There was no immediate word on who was responsible. But Jan Meyjvogel, police chief of the EU administration trying to bring peace to Mostar, said the "only possible direction" of fire was from the western Croat-held side of town.ELECTION: Japan's ruling coalition failed a test of strength Sunday as an alliance of opposition parties triumphed over the government candidate in a closely watched parliamentary election. The vote, in central Aichi prefecture, was considered a test case of the emerging political setup in Japan featuring two large, competing blocs instead of several smaller parties. The result cast doubt on Socialist Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama's ability to build a stable, long-term government.

CAPTURED: The fugitive leader of Turkey's most violent leftist underground group was captured by police after entering France from Italy using false identity papers. Chief of Turkish police Mehmet Agar confirmed Sunday that Dursun Karatas was arrested Saturday in Modane, France. Agar said Turkey would apply Monday for Karatas' extradition.

Across the nation

INFANT: The second smallest baby in the nation's history to survive was given a warm send-off from a Fort Worth, Texas, hospital Sunday after spending 4.5 months in intensive care. Rheagan Alexis Dickerson weighed 12 ounces and measured 11.5 inches when she was born April 14. She weighed 4 pounds, 7.5 ounces and measured 17.5 inches when Rheagan's mother, Joanne Dickerson of Fort Worth, took her home Sunday.

MRS. AMERICA: A former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader was crowned Mrs. America at the pageant's 18th annual competition Saturday night. Wendy Lewis, 33, beat out 50 other contestants, including Stacey Fielder, wife of Detroit Tigers first baseman Cecil Fielder.

THEME PARK: Blow me down! Popeye the Sailor Man and his friends will star in Universal Studio's newest Florida theme park. Popeye - along with Olive Oyl, Bluto, Sweet Pea, and Wimpy - will be part of Universal's Islands of Adventure, scheduled to open in 1999. Universal official Rob Bension announced the plans Saturday at the celebration of the 100th birthday of Chester native E.C. Segar, the man who created the cartoon character in 1929. Segar died in 1938.

In Washington

SUSPENDED: The nation's most prominent lawyer cannot practice law. President Clinton, a Yale-educated attorney, failed to pay $50 in annual dues to the Arkansas bar by March 1, so his license was suspended. "If for some reason he wanted to, he couldn't" practice law in Arkansas, Leslie Steen, clerk for the Arkansas Supreme Court, said Sunday.