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Harrisburg Daily Register (Newspaper) - February 27, 1991, Harrisburg, Illinois Harrisburg Illinois a 35c the Dally Register David Taylor Tom Aaron Lavern Clayton Rob Mcconnell Bill Pickering voters stayed Home a a shorty Stokich Beverly Thomas a Bush says latest iraqi offer Falls Short by Helen Thomas up White House reporter Washington up a the White House wednesday rejected an offer from Iraq to accept three of the 12 . Resolutions adopted after the invasion of Kuwait declaring it a Falls far Short of what is necessary to end the War. White House press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater confirming that the administration had received unofficial word of the iraqi offer to accept three resolutions in a bid to end the conflict said a your response is that first of All the president wants the shooting to Stop As soon As militarily but he added while reports of the offer still were conflicting it appeared to fall Short. A this is still a conditional offer and it Falls far Short of what is necessary a Fitzwater said. Fitzwater said though the iraqis had apparently informed the United nations that they would now comply with resolutions 660, 662 and 674, they still a specifically rejected three others a 661, 665 and 667. A so they still have not accepted All the resolutions and terms As set Forth by the coalition a the spokesman said. Before the latest iraqi offer Bush said news from the War front a continues to be very very Good very very heartening. I know All americans took great heart in the beginning of the liberation of Kuwait City but the liberation of Kuwait the country is almost in its message to the United nations signed by foreign minister Tariq Aziz Iraq said a hopefully withdrawal will be fully completed within the next few hours although the american and other forces arc continuing their attacks against the iraqi armed forces in the course of their withdrawal the text of the message from Aziz to the United nations As released by the White House contains the following key paragraph after promising compliance with Resolution 660 a i would also like to inform you that the iraqi government agrees to abide by resolutions no. 662 for the year 1990 and Resolution 674 for the year 1990, if the . Security Council issues a Resolution providing for an immediate cease fire and for halting All land sea and air military operation and considers As nonexistent and consequently null and void All the bases on which the Council resolutions 661 for the year 1990, 665 for the year 1990 and 670 for the year 1990 were in other words it appears to condition compliance with 660, 662 and 674 a withdrawal nullification of its annexation of Kuwait and the release of hostages and payment of reparations a on cancellation of sanctions naval blockade and air embargo. The three resolutions apparently accepted by iraqi president Saddam Hussein included the initial Resolution 660, which demands that Iraq withdraw a immediately and unconditionally All its forces to the positions in which they were located on aug. I 1990.�?� Resolution 662, also embraced declares that the iraqi annexation of Kuwait has no Legal Validity and a is considered null and since Iraq had not formally renounced its annexation of Kuwait As an integrated iraqi slate the Resolution had remained relevant. And Resolution 674 demands that Iraq Stop taking third state nationals hostage.25 percent turnout makes counting easy by Erin Brothers managing editor three retirees and a former City Council member took the top four spots in tuesday s primary election. A dismally Low turnout of just 25 percent of Harrisburg a registered voters showed up at the polls to make their choices. Of 5,953 registered voters Only 1,511 cast ballots yesterday. A i predicted 2,000 voters a said county clerk Jim Fowler. A this is the lowest turnout for any election since in be been in Mills May get new fire truck the Carrier Mills Village Board last night approved ordinance #384 for the Purchase of a new fire truck. A motion was made by Jim Swan Board member and seconded by Bill Gulledge Board member with Only three Board members present. Carrier Mills Hasni to had a new fire truck since 1976, when they purchased a new 1974 truck that had never been licensed. The refurbished 1974 Ford 900 is to replace the 1956 truck they had been using for army dwindling Washington up a a senior Pentagon official said wednesday about three quarters of the iraqi army has now been rendered combat ineffective. Earlier wednesday officials said 26 divisions or about two thirds of the iraqi military in the kuwaiti theater of operations were destroyed or too badly beaten up to fight. The latest update put the figure in the Low 30s. Iraq began the War with about 42 divisions in the Region. The Pentagon wednesday released the names of additional personnel who were either killed in action or died of wounds sustained in action during the persian Gulf Gulf War. Died of wounds received in action a Marine Lance Cpl. Try l. Gregory 21, Richmond a. Killed in action a army specialist James e. Worthy 22, Albany a. A army pfc. Mercord r. Collins 34, Uhland Texas. A air Force 1st it. Patrick b. Olson 25, Washington . Monday is the last Day to Register or Transfer voter registration to be eligible to vote in the april 2 general election said county clerk Jim Fowler. Fowler a office was a Well pleased with the ease of tabulating the votes though. It took a record 55 minutes to tally the unofficial count froth the time hug. La reported to the courthouse at 7 32 ., until the last precinct to come in hug. .13, was finished at 8 27 Leading the ticket with 811 votes was Bob Curtis a retired vice president of first National Bank for 21 i years who said today he was a very surprised to top the votes cast for Council candidates. A i had no idea., now ill have to get to work a Curtis said. A 31-year resident of Harrisburg Curtis served on the Harrisburg High school Board in 1964-65 before unit consolidation. David Taylor Sahara Coal company engineering employee served on the. City Council from 1983-87. He placed second in tuesdays balloting with 708 votes. Third place went to Tom Aaron former army career Man and financial planner with 670 votes while Lavem Clayton retired from the county superintendent of highways office staff chalked up 474 votes. Rob Mcconnell Southern Illinois drug task Force agent placed fifth with 459 votes while retired ironworker Bill Pickering tallied 411 votes. A a shorty Stokich City employee had 371 votes for seventh place while Kroger staffer Beverly Thomas tallied 290 votes. Losing their bids for the april 2 general election were Mickey Pankey 279 votes David Friend 243 Fred Morris 105 Mary Annette Griffith 91 and Bill Shawmeker 67. For Saline count ians who need to Register or Transfer voter registration before the april 2 general election Fowler noted that they Only have until monday to do that. The county clerks office will remain open until 6 Monday for voter registration or Transfer. A i really done to look for a big turnout in april either a Fowler said a with Many of the county a races the Harrisburg mayoral candidates Rita Simpson and John d. Cummins will be on the ballot though while Eldorado mayor Don Poore is unopposed. Carrier Mills voters will vote on Village Board members but not for mayor while Galatia Raleigh Muddy and Stonefort elections Are uncontested As arc Harrisburg township Park races and Eldorado and Carrier Mills Library Board. A it does no to the Cost the county a Penny More to have every registered voter vote than to have a Low turnout a Fowler said. Only three judges Are being used at each precinct in All three elections this year yesterdays primary the april 2 general election and the nov. 5 school Board election. Two of those three precinct judges Are chosen from one party with the other from the other party. In each precinct the controlling party is determined from How that particular precinct voted in past governors races. For politicos who Are keeping score while 40 of Saline county a 43 precincts used to be Democrat controlled on election judges 28 of the 43 precincts Are now Republican controlled. A a what Skilling the democratic party is that to determine poll judges we have to use precinct votes from the governors races of 1982, 1986 and 1990, and in 1986, we did no to have a Democrat. We had the Solidarity party a Fowler said. The results of tuesdays election will be canvassed by City clerk Toni Abraham mayor Robert Wilson and the longest serving Council member. For the unofficial vote tabulation see Page 12. Spelling on it took 47 words to eliminate All spellers except Champion Hugh Deneal left tuesday in the unit 3 spelling Bee at Malan Junior High school. Hugh an eighth grader out spelled Cousin Darin Deneal Center by one word after Darin missed a Ballad St and Hugh correctly spelled it and a a callously to win. The Deneal cousins will compete with other Saline county spellers tuesday March 5 at 7 At West Side school in the county Bee. Seventh grader Trisha Blackman was alternate in the unit Bee. Malan and West Side s Bee winners from last week Are pictured on Page 12. Register photo Erin Brothers Bob Curtis

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