THIS JUST IN...
A Fall Fashion Statement From the White House
WASHINGTON--The President and Yasser Arafat sat side by side
on yellow chairs in the Oval office, each looking at ease, but a
bit tired in the morning hour. Arafat wore his trademark black and
white kaffiyeh headdress with gray stripes showing on his shoulder.
Arafat wore a light olive military uniform, bereft of
ribbons, with only two small gold medals (one circular and
one oval) on his chest. He wore boots that appeared to be
plain light brown, seemingly closer to the cowboy variety
than military boots.
The President wore a dark suit, with a white
shirt and blue-patterned tie, dotted in light blue.
He focused intently--hands on lap--as Arafat bore the brunt of
questioning. The President, a bit heavy-lidded, looked
somber as Arafat mentioned the stock "peace of the brave" quote.
A host of Palestinian and American officials, most of whom are
regulars in the peace negotiations, sat across from each other on
yellow and red-striped couches...
In a meeting with Palestinian media, Arafat answered
affirmatively when asked if he got any sleep, gesturing for some
reason toward the President, as if giving
him credit for this development...
(Excerpts from a press pool report)
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