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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 8, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas October 5A Akskans cash in on luxuries with oil stipend By Mary Pambertori Assaeiated Pfess Wfitef Alaska Robert Lague fingered the price tags on did guitars in the pavm shop m he tasked about what he will db with his checkfor in free a laborer from said mat everi though he is not working he is going to spend it on on fun kind Voters flock to polls in recall of using it as mad In what may seem inconceivable to people in the Lower practical ly every woman and child in Alaska receives a check every year just for living The money is from the Alaska Permanent an Investment account created in 1976 after crude was dis covered on Alaskas North Beginning a total of million will be handed out to close to In the days before the checks go Alaskans are inundated with offers from businesses competing for the Pawn shops offer to cash checks in the hope that people will drop some of their money Huge blinking signs advertise PFD specials at car dealerships in Trav el companies offer special tours to Mexico and A clothing store is running a newspaper ad of a buxom blond in black encouraging readers to have some PFD The first dividend check Was issued in This years check is hundreds of dollars less than the paid last year and well below the record high of in The amount is calculated accord ing to the funds fiveyear average return on its bond and real estate And several times this the fund was bat tered so badly by the slump in he stock market mat Alaskans were old there might be no dividend at That would put a damper on Alas kas particularly at this time of year when businesses have come to expect the influx of PPD Every lawmakers debate Whether the fund should be used lo help run state which has no income tax or statewide sales faces chronic By Erica Werner Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES The extraordinary spectacle of Cal ifornias recall election drew to a close as voters turned out in heavy numbers to decide whether to depose Gray Davis and perhaps replace him with Arnold Scnwarzeneg Hollywood action hero and novice Davis fought to avoid becoming the nations first governor in 82 years to be recalled from He was elected to a second term just 11 month but with less than 50 percent of the dragged down by his personal unpopularity and anger over the states strug gling Recent polls suggested voters favored throwing the Democ ratic incumbent out of office and installing the moderate Republican But it was uncertain whether the Terminator stars appeal had been tarnished by llth hour allegations that he groped women and spoke admiringly ofAdolf About seven in 10 voters questioned in exit polls said they had made up their minds how they would vote on the recall question more than a month before the By late Terri Car a spokeswoman for the Secretary of said the turnout appeared headed to 60 percent higher than the percent who voted in last Novembers gubernatorial but lower than the 71 percent of the November 2000 presidential If the turnout could be the largest percentage for a gubernatorial election in ifornia since Polling places atound the state reported tong lines and a shortage of parking Tuesdays vote was the final act in a remarkable melodra played out on the stage of the nations most populated state before incred ulous worldwide Big turnout for California voters Ppl wprkers reported in unusually high turnout for Tuesdays special recall election inGilifprnisuAFieldPoll predictec that percent f the states registered voters go tp the polls Total percentage of repJireji WTXQ voted jjjj Percentage absentee votes 79 40 10 iDUJES Great Values on tools t Americas largest selection of these pro brands in stock HITACHI BOSCH A DELTA mntwu m EXTRA with purchase of ANY cordless drill Up to Receive a free extra battery by mail when you purchase any cordless drill from Combo kits not included Offer good through Kit Ratcheting chuck lock speed transmission torque motor HITACHI Volt rpm Ibs torque chuck Volt with Stud Finder rpm torque settings FREE JIGSAW BOSCH 5 18 Volt Combo Kit with 5f Hammer 614 Circular k Reciprocating and Flashlight Router FREE DEWALT CORDLESS VAC FREE JOBSITE RADIO Receive a free jobsite radio by mail when you purchase a I 4pack combo kit Offer good through 12 24 03 I 12 GQmpQund Mittr Snw w ame rpm mittr left ancl right fer QHtting angles 4 19 Volt Hammer Circular Floodlight Combo Kit S499 For the Lowes nearest call 18009934416 or visit us online at wrnjaBar Hit te the stock welbeas tl damaged taw are trfe pice tfjarantee hmred at at Cwves retail locations labor chargef fi SJ8003 Uoyves AS Majlis resa Lcwe s and the gabte deaon are reastered ti actenwrks of treasonable quantities fa d from our price guarantee offer m ogr stores witli
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