Masked youths try to attack Nobelist

A speech by Nobel Prize-winning geneticist James D. Watson, who is credited with contributing to the discovery of the structure of DNA, was disrupted yesterday by masked youths who broke into an auditorium at the University of Patra while the 83-year-old scientist was speaking.

Two university officials intervened to hold back the youths, who were wielding sticks and other objects. Watson was not harmed.