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News Tribune (Newspaper) - March 14, 2003, Portales, New Mexico PORTALES March 14, 2003 50 cents Sunday PUT Sonnenschein Machen sits on the ledge of his porch in front of his new home on East Kaywood in Habitat for Humanity volunteers began building the home for Machem and his wife in and it is now close to com- Family getting closer to home for Humanity home near completion By Mike Linn PNT freedom com With a smile on his face and a gleam in his Machen leaned on the ledge of his new home built for him and his wife by the Roosevelt County Habitat for wife and I are living in an so this is like a mansion to Machen don't know any other words to but it's A blue exterior invites the eye to an inside decorated with oak ceiling fans and more space than Machen and his wife had in the small trailer he said he can't wait to leave a retired manager of an said he hopes to move in to the home by early after carpet and other household necessities are in He and his will have to pay a gage on the home which may run between and said Joyce president for the Roosevelt County Habitat for The home has yet to be she Davis said Machen had to meet five criteria when ing for the make 50 cent less than the median income in Roosevelt have a problem with his trailer be able to repay the mortgage and submit 500 hours to the building Machen is also expected to help on the next Habitat built which will rest next door to Machen's Davis Foundation work for that home will begin on So far Machen has done what has been Davis and while the building effort was hard work the project began in September Machen said he met many good people during the building was a lot of Machen lot of people came to give a hand and help Clyde construction chairman for Habitat for said several groups of from fraternities at Eastern New Mexico ty to sergeants stationed at non Air Force came to help One group got a little wild with the paint brush while ell was out of he painting not only the but other areas not meant to be dark got a lot of work Powell got a little carried part of it in volunteer work I he just enjoy abortion ban clears Senate By David Espo The Associated Press WASHINGTON The Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to ban a dure that critics call partial birth a triumph for President Bush and the cans who took control of Congress this The 64-33 vote sent the legislation to the where passage is expected this abortion is an abhorrent that offends human and I commend the Senate for passing legislation to ban Bush said in a prepared action is an important step toward building a culture of life in The lopsided roll call was a marked con- trast to three days of debate in which supporters of the attacked the controversial procedure as baric and opponents said the measure was unconstitutional and the opening salvo of a larger assault on abortion is a heinous act. It is It is It is simply something a civilized society should not Sen. Mike said at a news conference after the The bill's supporters turned back a series of challenges over three days of ing only one That was a ing vote in which the Senate went on record in favor of the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that established abortion Sen. Rick Page 2 Bush considers abandoning U.N. resolution By Ron Fournier The Associated WASHINGTON Forced into a diplomatic U.S. officials said Thursday that President Bush may withdraw his troubled U.N. resolution and fight Iraq without the tional body's France dismissed a compromise plan as an recourse to Amid a swirl of recrimination and the administration reversed course and said a Security Council vote could be delayed until next week or not be held at U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan raised the possibility of a mit of world leaders get us out of this Iraq braced for lining the streets of Baghdad with fighting positions and while the Pentagon moved Stealth bombers from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri to bases close to Saddam Hussein's ment exulted in the diplomatic tumult over a backed resolution that would demand that Iraq disarm by don't think the ed States will said Iraq Foreign Minister Naji Bush spent a fourth straight day on the consulting leaders of South Korea and other nations about potential But trouble loomed at every diplomatic Irish Prime Minister Bertie visiting Bush at the White there is not a Ireland cannot engage in support of military because we work under the U.N. Vice President Dick Cheney spoke by telephone with ing Turkish Premier Recep even as Turkey signaled that it wanted a U.N. resolution before allowing U.S. troops to invade Iraq from its The chief U.N. nuclear inspector urged the Security Council to compromise on posed disarmament conditions for with staggered lines and no ultimatum for think there's a keen desire globally to do everything before resorting to Mohamed Page 2 Elida youth group on mission to Alaska By Tracy Simmons PNT Correspondent The Elida youth group are on a But they need help to get The comprised of young people in the Methodist and Baptist churches in came up with the idea to travel to Juno 2 years ing to Youth Director Heath In order to he the group needs to perform several not the least of which is raising the money to Husted said about 25 students participate in the youth group eight of which are planning to go to along with five to build a The students going are Dustin Shalie Ben Joey Sarah Kelby INSIDE University offers Page 6 Amber Griffen and Thomas The adults going aie Travis Anthony and Beth do a lot of the Husted teams will come up throughout the summer to finish Husted said it will be a week trip two weeks for the and one week of On the way the group plans to stop in on the way back they will take a ferry from going to see some Page 6 A joyful reunion for the Smart family as questions mount By Patty Henetz The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY For three months after Elizabeth Smart vanished from her room in the middle of the she was camped in a canyon behind her achingly close to her anguished and at one point even heard her uncle calling out her On family and friends of the 15-year-old girl focused not on what could have but on the astounding event many of them are calling a taken from her bed at knifepoint as she slept nine months was home playing the harp and watching her favorite Trouble with with her is she is and we are so happy to have her back in our said her beaming Ed Amid the joyful reunion was a growing list of What about the shaggy-haired drifter accused of kidnapping the Why didn't police find him Above what to Elizabeth during the long span since she vanished last Dressed in a veil and Elizabeth Smart told the police officers who discovered her Wednesday in the Salt Lake City suburb of Sandy that her name was She said that the couple accompanying her Brian Mitchell and his Wanda Barzee were her took her she kind of just blurted know who you think I am. You guys think I'm that Elizabeth Smart girl who ran Officer O'Neal heart was beating so hard you could see it through her he The group was taken to the Sandy police station in Page 5 WEATHER Partly cloudy with south winds 10-20 New Partly A few low clouds possible High 79 Low 50 Quote of the Day is the progress toward a society of American author Kid Speak Mariah Viera 6 L.L. Brown Early Childhood Center What's your favorite Playing on the SPORTS rivalry comes to holing point Page 10 INDEX Comics Commentary Obituaries Freedom newspaper Volume 47, Issue 53 E-mail coverage comments or letters to the editor net
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