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     Clarey reports that after two days of unrest in Marseilles,
     "relative calm returned to France's second-largest city. 
     The question now is whether the trouble is over or simply in
     remission" (N.Y. TIMES, 6/17).  REUTERS reports that France
     "declared war" on soccer hooligans, saying that the violence
     would not be tolerated.  Interior Minister Jean-Pierre
     Chevenement: "Utmost severity will be the order of the day" 
     (CBS SportsLine, 6/17).  Michel Platini, French World Cup
     Organizing Committee co-President, condemned the actions of
     the hooligans: "These actions were organized and are the
     actions of ringleaders.  Everyone knows that the true
     English supporters, in the stadium, behaved in exemplary
     fashion."  In L.A., Helene Elliott reports that the "wheels
     of French justice began turning in an effort to curb the
     violence darkening the World Cup's otherwise festive
     atmosphere."  Some hooligans were brought before a judicial
     tribunal and others were expelled (L.A. TIMES, 6/17). 
          NOTES: In Houston, John Lopez profiles Sunday's U.S.-
     Iran match.  Iranian fan Hedayaed Azim: "Americans think of
     us as animals.  Why?  There is too much thinking around the
     world that we cannot coexist with other people" (HOUSTON
     CHRONICLE, 6/17)....Enthusiasm for the Cup is strong in
     Japan as NHK's broadcast of Japan's loss to Argentina on
     Sunday was the highest rated sports program in Japanese TV
     history with a 67.3% rating (DAILY VARIETY, 6/17).