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News Tribune (Newspaper) - February 16, 2003, Portales, New Mexico PORTALES February 16, 2003 SUNDAY 50 cents Sunday Freedom Eric Kluth Danielle assistant librarian at Portales Public hands Jim Kratzer a stack of books at the library on Friday to be shipped to American military personnel in The library is looking for paperback the drive runs through March 15. Friends gather books for soldiers drive held for front lines in Kuwait By Patricia Cooper PNT Staff Writer James Kratzer said he saw a perfect opportunity to help troops while working last month at the front lines in Kuwait as a contractor for the U.S. visited with various while there with the massive influx of troops going to Kuwait in particular the army troops set up their set up Kratzer their spare time they have nothing to read and I picked that up Kratzer said he talked to a director of operations of the American Red Cross at Camp and they said they could help ship books to troops stationed at the front It became the mission of the Friends of the Portales lic which began a book drive last Through word of mouth and enough barely used books have been donated to fill nine medium Kratzer The book drive will con- until March 15. the club members said they will not accept romance novels or books that are deeply Muslim population does not like to have that kind of material Adele vice president of Friends of Portales Public Once the drive is Kratzer said he will deliver the books to the Las Cruces ter of American Red which in turn will ship the books to Cruces chapter ships out a lot of stuff on behalf of Fort Kratzer Red Cross in Las Cruces will inventory the assign a shipment ship them to over to American Red Cross to Camp Club members will also accept monetary Kratzer said it will cost a pound to mail the which will take two weeks to travel to Camp average box can hold up to 50 that would be about per Danielle assistant said they hope they can have three shipments of books after the drive is com- but that depends on the public's going to be totally dependent on how many tions we get and then we go ahead and box them up and ship them to Las Kratzer Portales Public Library is a major supporter of the he Bush must decide whether to delay war By Barry Schweid The Associated WASHINGTON Barring a huge President Bush is unlikely to gain U.N. support for war with His choice is to face up to long odds and or to bypass the Security Council and wage war with Britain and several other allies at the U.S. The next test of U.N. ment will come March 1 when the weapons inspectors report to the five permanent members of the council the United Russia and f It is not clear Bush will wait that long. The president and Secretary of State Colin Powell have warned repeatedly that time has about run out for President dam Hussein to and that a U.S. decision on going to war is not In Bush renewed his Hussein has ties to terrorist Saddam sein is a danger and that's why he will be one way or the president A report Friday by Hans Blix and Mohamed that credited Saddam with some steps indicates little hood the chief inspectors will turn around in two weeks and provide the administration with the ammunition it needs to get the support of Russia and China for Blix even cast doubt on some of the U.S. intelligence Powell presented to the Security cil on Feb. 4. Struggling to keep his ly Powell said at the end of a tough day in the council ber in New York that he would talk things over with and Page 3A protesters gather near United Nations By Verna Dobnik The Associated Press Project to support victims of violence By Patricia Cooper Several programs at Eastern New Mexico Uni- versity have been combined to provide help to tims of sexual assault and relationship Project ROAR will give students information about prevention and awareness on violent crime and counsel victims of ENMU Counseling student health Page 3A Department of Justice and United States Census Bureau to the Centers for Disease Con- violence between intimates is the leading cause of injury for United States women between the ages of 15 and 44. to 50 percent of women and as many as 75 percent of women workers have been sex- estimates that a woman is battered by an intimate every 12 to 18 seconds in the United women per day die from battering com- mitted by intimate forcible rape is reported every 5 minutes in the and only 36 percent of rapes are ever Offices to close Monday for holiday PNT Staff The following government offices and businesses will be closed in honor of National Bank Mexico Bank Trust Financial Credit Union There will be no classes held Other government area law Portales Municipal School tales Public Roosevelt County Chamber of Roosevelt County Community States Postal Office at Eastern New Mexico Development and the PNT will Farco Bank but offices will be be open on NEW YORK demonstrators packed the streets north of the United Nations headquarters filling protest zones for more than 20 blocks as civil rights leaders and celebrities energized the because you have the biggest gun does not mean you must use Martin Luther King III told the demonstrators as he stood before an enormous banner World Says No To bishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa said as he walked from the United Nations toward the massive America ten to the rest of the world and the rest of the world is the inspectors New York Police wouldn't provide a crowd bul the protesters stretched for 20 blocks along First Avenue and spilled west to Second where police in riot gear and on horseback Organizers 2A Festival Freedom Eric Kluth Artwork sits on display in the Sandia Room on Friday during the Festival ico at Eastern New Mexico This is the 22nd year for the which deals with Romanic including Spanish and WEATHER Mostly Highs in the lower 50s. New Partly Slight chance for rain in the High 54 Low 35 Quote of the Day excellent words are ruined by too definite a edge of their Aline Kilmer American poet Kid Speak Coronado 10 Valencia Elementary School Who is your favorite cartoon character and Sometimes he makes me SPORTS Rams pull upset over top ranked Page 10A INDEX Classified Comics Commentary 6B Freedom newspaper Volume Issue 51 E-mail coverage comments or letters to the editor
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