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Amarillo Globe News (Newspaper) - November 8, 2008, Amarillo, Texas Final vol. 8, no. 313 Amarillo glob news saturday november 8, 2008 7st word of the Day perquisite definition Page 2a celebrate education education programs for lifted students Palo Duro beats Pampa for unlikely playoff spot sports in today in buffs ready for Tarleton state it Page 6chindus celebrate new year with food and gifts to the deities Faith 9a Bell hangar gets permit the City of Amarillo has issued a $21.4 million building permit for a new Bell helicopter hangar needed to boost v-22 Osprey production. Bell recently broke ground on the 176,000-Square-foot hangar. The Plant expects to increase its work Force to about 1,300 Over the next few years As Osprey and helicopter production increases. Earlier this year the Navy awarded a five year $10.4 billion contract to Amarillos Bell Boeing joint program office to build and deliver at least 167 v-22 Osprey Rotor aircraft. Globe news staff Little jail time for shooting Erie Mclean 33, of Tennessee was sentenced to 47 More Days in jail followed by 12 years on probation for shooting his teacher wife a student Lover. He was found guilty of reckless homicide in the 2007 slaying of 18-year-old Sean Powell the Lover of his now sex wife Erin Mclean. The associated press Graham ends counselling Billy grahams work As a pastor to presidents is coming to an end but he is praying for Barack Obama As the nations next Leader begins his work grahams son Franklin said Friday on the ailing evangelists 90th birthday. The elder Graham has counselled every president beginning with Eisenhower. Story on Proe a Iraq will test Obama Early Iraq will serve As an Early test of Barack Obama a skill in weighing options and measuring risks. The next few months should give an indication whether he can end the Iraq War without risking new violence. Story on one 11a new web site president elect Barack Obama a gota new web site , that gives people a Chance to say what they think his priorities should be and track the transition to his new administration. Wire reports inside advice. .4b Bridge. A business. .6b Calendar. .3b classified. Id comics. .4a crosswords. .48,5b Faith. Lottery.,. .2a Market update. So movies to. Obituaries. .2b opinions. .7a puzzles. Sports. Nice today with plenty of Sunshine. High 60. Clear tonight. Low 35. Partly sunny and Windy sunday. High 65 Low 43. Pm risks running out of Cash automaker May need to file bankruptcy inside by Tom Krisher the associated press Detroit a the american Auto Industry is running on fumes. General motors the nations largest automaker warned Friday that it May run out of Money by the end of the year after piling up billions in third Quarter losses and burning through Cash at an alarming rate. Ford sustained heavy losses too. Lite situation is so severe pm has suspended talks to acquire Chrysler and is appealing to the government for help As the slumping Economy drags car sales to their lowest level in a Quarter Century. Pm chairman and ceo Rick Wagoner said the company will a take every action possible to avoid bankruptcy. A a we re convinced that the consequences of bankruptcy would be dire a he said adding that the company would use every source of potential funding. A we need to find a Way to get through this and that a really our focus a he said. Please see bailout on Page 5a Why automakers might get bailed out Detroit a automakers Are seeking billions of dollars in government Aid and they May end up getting taxpayers Money for a simple reason jobs. Here is a look at Why the companies Are seeking a Federal bailout and the challenges they face in getting government funding. Steven Ridenhour with four kids a wife and a mortgage is scrambling to replace his $28-an-hour pay after the Chrysler Plant where he worked for 15 years closed. Story on Page 6b q Why Are the Auto companies asking for the governments help a the automakers have been Hurt by the weakened Economy the credit crunch and Consumers shift away from profitable Sli is. . Auto sales declined last month to their lowest level in More than 17 years. As a result the companies Are running out of Cash a pm and Ford said Friday that they burned through a combined $14.6 billion in the third Quarter. Q what Are pm Ford and Chrysler asking for a a combined $50 billion in government funding. The companies asked Cong res please see a amp a on Page 5a patrolling the drug Highway signs of crime photos by Michael Schumacher / Amarillo Globe news Texas department of Public safety officers who asked to not be identified handcuff suspect John Edgar Hall 57, from Santa Ana calif., on interstate 40 after More than 24 pounds of marijuana was found in the trunk. Troopers keep watch for drug runners on 1-40 by Janelle Stecklein troopers systemically search a car on the Side of interstate 40 As its Driver calmly looks on from a nearby Field. They think John Edgar Hall a 57-year-old from Santa Ana calif., has drugs hidden somewhere in his 2008 Pontiac because he s exhibited a signs of criminal they called in a drug dog to confirm their suspicions. During the search troopers find More than 24 pounds of marijuana Dps seizures in the Panhandle Vear 2006 2007 through oct. Drug value $25,543,237 $26,020,939 $17,691,238 vehicle value $57,521 $53,500 $129,200 currency $3,194,105 $2,998,950 $2,422,931 a valued at $84,000 a hidden in Halls Luggage. While the amount of marijuana involved May be jaw dropping to some for troopers its nothing out of the Ordinary. Through october of this year troopers have seized an estimated $17.69 million in drugs in the Texas Panhandle said department of Public safety spokesman Gabriel Medrano. Drug running is a booming business not Only for dealers who use Panhandle roadways As a corridor to funnel their product to other parts of the country but please see drugs on Page 5a activists have Long legislative wish list by David chary the associated press new York a Gays serving openly in the military. Voting rights for More a convicts. Paid sick Days and family leave for most american workers. Those Are part of a Long wish list that Liberal advocacy groups Hope will become reality As Barack Obama and his fellow democrats take full control in Washington. Activists concede that political pragmatism a and the economic crisis a May Force them to be patient but they also done to want to let this Opportunity pass without pressing hard for their Agenda. A a we be been waiting a Long time and we be got a Long list a said rim Gandy president of the National organization for women. A since 1994, we be been losing Over and Over on legislation related to Equality and fair treatment for now after backing Hillary Rodham Clinton in the democratic primaries threw its support behind Obama in his race against John Mccain and Sarah Palin. Feminist leaders now want Obama and the new Congress to address pay inequity for women require most employers to offer paid sick Days and paid family leave and pass the Freedom of Choice act which would overrule Many state level restrictions on Access to abortion. Tile Gay rights movement also campaigned vigorously for Obama. It Hopes for Swift action on two Bills previously please see Agenda on Page 5a inside Dps troopers found More than 24 pounds of marijuana in Duffel bags in the trunk of Halls rental car. Dps troop weighed and take photographs of the drugs at a facility near Panhandle. President elect Barack Obama set the Economy As the first priority of his administration during the first news conference since his Victory in tuesdays election. A Story on Page a

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