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New Mexican (Newspaper) - January 16, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico Sunday January 16 2005 THE NEW MEXICAN A3 Iraqis consider election safeguards BAGHDAD IraqIraqi officials said Saturday that they are considering new measures to protect voters in the Jan 30 national elec tion including a threeday nationwide ban on driving to discourage car bombings Fresh clashes broke out in the troubled northern city of Mosul where most election officials have fled their jobs in fear A military helicopter made an emergency land ing in Mosul after drawing ground fire the com mand said And a Marine was killed in action Saturday in a tense area just south of Baghdad and Iraqi officials fear a surge in insur gent attacks as the election approaches Many members of the Sunni Arab minority are expected to boycott the balloting and Sunni rebel groups have threatened to attack polling stations Prado Dam seepage spurs evacuation LOS ANGELES Seepage through a dam had stopped Saturday but most residents of Corona remained out of their homes in a voluntary precautionary evacuation Although a mandatory evacuation was canceled people were being urged to stay away from homes and a mobile home park until Mon day afternoon while the Army Corps of Engineers released millions of gallons of water to relieve pressure on the 64yearold Prado Dam Residents of the area 50 miles southeast of Los Ange les appeared to be heeding the warning The dam problems followed a series of storms that turned Southern California into a big flood zone The torrential rain triggered a mudslide in the tiny town of La Conchita that killed 10 people and dam aged several homes In all 28 deaths around the state were linked to the storms Wolfowitz tours Sumatran coast 13ANDA ACEH Indone sia Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz flew across the devastated waste hind along the Sumatran coast Saturday voiced pride in the American aid operation but said Washington wants to hand over relief work to Indonesia and other affected nations as soon as possible The Indonesians have wel comed us in a way that might have been unimaginable in other Wol fowitz said aboard the air craft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln anchored off the Indonesian coast In the ongoing recovery work in Indonesias Aceh province the United Nations Development Program started paying about tsunami survivors the equiva lent of a day to help with the clean up attempt to kick start the regions crip pled economy Russians express anger with Putin MOSCOW A thousand retired people tried to block the road to a Moscow airport Saturday as others jammed the avenues in Presi dent Vladimir Putins home town of St Petersburg to voice their anger over a law that stripped them of some key welfare benefits It was the largest show of discontent since the Kremlin leader took power nearly five years ago In the former Leningrad some in the huge crow called for Putin the former KGB operative to resign The group in Moscow gathered under red flags the color of the Soviet Union amid cries of Down with Putin The protests were trig gered by the Jan 1 law that gives retirees the disabled and war veterans cash sti pends instead of free benefits such as public transportation and medicine Protesters charge the payments dont match the benefits they are meant to replace New Mexican wire services AlJazeera increases its presence in capital The Baltimore Sun WASHINGTON No AlJazeera sign will hang outside the networks new offices on K Street Instead staffers will enter Peninsula Produc tions the channels American video production company Experience has shown them that the AlJazeera name tends to attract the wrong kind of attention here As a result the controversial satel lite network that is the dominant news source for the Arab world has learned to play a political game worthy of its Washington address It is keep ing fairly quiet about the million digs Inside its newsroom AlJazeera is brimming with ambitions As early as next month the 24hour net work will open a gleaming new bureau and studios The renovation speaks to its grander goal to expand Wash ington coverage double its staff and make a hub for Western news Given the importance of politics in the Middle especially after the Iraq war youre talking about the now almost being a regional said Hafez alMirazi 47 the Washington bureau chief and a former Voice of America and British Broadcasting Corp reporter who has covered the capital since 1984 Given the military presence in Iraq add to that the ArabIsraeli conflict and also the political reform agenda that the Bush administration addressed it makes any discussion from Washing ton really very relevant to what our audience would care AlJazeera staff members describe a bold new blueprint The bureau plans to increase its current cover age a lineup of news packages and a weekly publicaffairs program to include a fourhour nightly news broadcast shifting the anchor desk to Washington while the news cycle slumbers at the channels home base in Doha Qatar In addition the Arabic news service is adding a separate staff for a new Englishlanguage channel AlJazeera International an attempt to rival CNN International and BBC World Service which will anchor much of its coverage from Washington after its expected debut this fall Some day network executives hope when Americans are in a hotel room in say Atlanta theyll be clicking from CNN to AlJazeera 2DAY SALE HURRY IN FOR BEST SELECTION ORIGINAL PRICES ON OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF THESE ITEMS 50 OFF 50 OFF I 50 OFF ENTIRE STOCK OF MENS LADIES KIDS FALL COATS JACKETS Leather Cloth Topcoats Rainwear ENTIRE STOCK OF LADIES KIDS DRESS BOOTS Excludes Sorel Uggs Frye Timberland Ecco Naturalizer cold weather boots Dr Martens and Merrell ENTIRE STOCK OF MENS LADIES KIDS FALL SWEATERS Excludes Woolrich Gramicci Royal Bobbins and all finegauge knits 50 OFF I 50 OFF I 50 OFF ENTIRE STOCK OF LADIES FALL BIG FIVE DESIGNER COLLECTIONS Excludes Spring basic styles ENTIRE STOCK OF MENS FALL BIG FIVE DESIGNER 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