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Mount Carmel Daily Republican Register (Newspaper) - November 30, 2007, Mount Carmel, IllinoisPage 2 Friday november 30, 2007 Rayo c. I ii Uay i it jul Bush presses democrats to approve Iraq War funding without strings before Christmas holidays by Ben Feller needless uncertainty for those defending runs out of Money a____1 a t-�____a_____________a______3---------x a. Xuy nth. Us daily Republican Register it. Carmel i. By Ben Feller associated press writer Washington apr president Bush sternly called on democrats to approve Money to fund the Iraq War Quot without strings and without delay Quot before leaving town for the Christmas holidays something congressional leaders have already indicated they jul not do. After More failed attempts to pass legislation ordering troops Home from Iraq democrats have said they plan to sit on Bush s $196 billion request for War spending until next year. Bush said this will push the Pentagon toward an accounting Nightmare and affect the military s ability to do its Job protecting the country Quot the american people expect us to work together to support our troops. That s what they want Quot he said after spending several hours meeting at the Pentagon with military leaders. Quot they do not want the government to create needless uncertainty for those defending our country and uncertainty for their families. They do not want disputes in Washington to undermine our troops in Iraq just As they re seeing Clear signs of democrats had proposed paying for several months of combat instead of a full year As Bush wants. But their Bills also would have ordered troop withdrawals from Iraq. With such legislation failing to secure enough votes. Democratic leaders say they won t Send the president a War spending Bill this year at a. In response Pentagon officials began saying that the military will have to take drastic Steps next month if it does t get a the Money soon. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has ordered the army and Marine corps to begin planning for a series of expected cutbacks a including civilian layoffs termination of contracts and reduced operations at bases. Democrats and the Pentagon agree the military has until about March before it runs out of Money Quot Congress limits How much Money can be moved from one account to the other Quot Bush said. Quot Secretary Gates has already notified Congress that he win Transfer Money from accounts to fund other activities of the military services to pay for current operations in Iraq and Afghanistan a and no More Money can be the standoff Between democrats and the White House plays Well with a fiercely anti War democratic support base. But it gives Bush an Opportunity to Hammer democrats for not supporting troops which is what he did during his Pentagon visit. Quot let us Tell our men and women in uniform that we will give Thern what they need to succeed in their missions without strings and without delay Quot Bush said. Quot i ask Congress to provide this essential funding to our troops before the members leave on their Christmas Economy grew in summer at Best Pace in 4 years performance not expected to continue Washington apr the Economy barrelled ahead in the summer growing at a 4.9 percent Pace. The performance was the strongest in four years but in t expected to last through the current Quarter amid the housing slump and credit crunch. Sales of new Homes edged up in october but sales activity stir hovered near an 11-year Low. The Commerce department s new Reading of the Gross Domestic product from july through september released thursday was even better than the government s initial estimate of a brisk 3.9 percent growth rate for the period. Stronger . Exports to overseas buyers and mor Bridgeport Grain inc. 123 North main Street Bridgeport in 62417grain report rtt com Cash 35 dec 37 Jan 39 new 3.91 a ssi be Homie Mantl i i 8.2816.57 prices quoted As of Market closings on 11/297 and Are subject to change hours 7 30 am 4 30 pm monday Friday 618 945-5711 800-Grain-ll inventory investment by businesses were the main reasons for the improvement. A second report from the department showed that new Home sales increased 1.7 percent in. October from september. That left sales at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 728,000. Even with the nudge up sales have plunged 23.5 percent Over the last 12 months. In september alone sales dropped to a Pace of 716,000, the lowest since 1996. The median sales Price of a new Home fell to $217,800 in october. That is Down 13 percent from a year ago marking the biggest annual decline in prices since september 1970. The median Price is where half Seu for More and half for less. In october sales Rose in All parts of the country except for the West where they tumbled 15.7 percent from the prior month. The slight increase in monthly sales nationwide did t change the grim housing Outlook. And the big pickup in Gap did t change the picture forming in the current october to december Quarter. That scenario is somewhat grim with indications the Economy will lose considerable steam. Growth is expected to slow to a Pace of just 1.5 percent or less in the final three months of this year. On Wall Street the Dow Jones industrials extended a two Day rally stoked by the Hope the Federal Reserve will lower interest rates again. The Index gained 22.28 Points to close at 13,311.73. Gap is the value of All goods and services produced within the United states and is the this Holiday help or. Jennings amp staff provide Quot lunch for Little ones Quot of Wabash county non perishable food for a child december 3 december 17 and receive a free gift suggested items baby food Peanut butter Jelly applesauce Macaroni amp cheese crackers soup Spaghetti juice canned fruit amp vegetables Katen s. Bruce m.s.n., . Family nurse practitioner 262-5113 it. Carmel Illinois al food item Viti be distributed to Hope prep my i Wadi Lawrence p. Jennings . Internal Medicine 1430 College drive st. Mary s school menu londay dec. 3 hamburger Bun. Frerich Fries j in Hilleriii mraihi Ytis. Cookie to Niesay. Dec. 4 Hill blog Buri. In Kcal Beans. Pii Wepplo Brownie milk. We iii Sudaj. Dec. 5 Turkey amp Gravy Nashed potatoes Green Beans Broad milk. I Luis Day dec. 6 tacos Leuice amp cheese applesauce jello. Milk. Friday. Dec. 7 breaded Chicken Palty Bun Corn pears pudding milk. Ally no Blish ii Tiit iii Mihoci i Mono it a. Knights of Columbus 212 w. 5th st. A 262-8222 veh Ioie Lium Tiosh first time Ever Eppro of open to the Public Davs Only. Price starting at oni Vail vehicles must be sold 995ho exceptions to b ,,q of will a fun was i Var 1tpie.viriq Jap Dollar Iown a iii l if ii Liv >111 Laii air of Colkin. Shirt it ii Oil j Sifi of a Dha film alas i 1 Best measure of the country s economic health. The upgraded Gap figure for the third Quarter matched economists forecasts. The Strong showing suggested the Economy was resilient even As the housing Market plunged deeper into turmoil and credit problems intensified. Federal Reserve officials and other economists a looking at fresher barometers of economic activity a have warned that the Economy is in for a rough Patch. In another report the number of new people signing up for jobless benefits last week jumped sharply suggesting employment conditions Are softening As National economic activity slows. The labor department reported that new applications filed for unemployment insurance mushroomed by a seasonally adjusted 23,000 to 352,000. It was the highest level since feb. 10. Photo Courtesy of the Edwards county times advocate fundraiser at Lancaster Lancaster Christian school recently held a Chili supper fundraiser. Above stirring the Chili is Parent Volunteer Kendra York. Funds were being raised for electrical work new window treat ments for the classrooms and other projects. Former Milwaukee officers sentenced to prison in beating Case Milwaukee apr two White former police officers were sentenced to Long prison terms thursday for the off duty beating of a biracial Man an attack that outraged the City and sent protesters into the streets. A judge sentenced Jon Bartlett to 17 years and four months with three years of supervision and $16,365 in restitution. Daniel Masarik was sentenced to 15 years and eight months. Bartlett 36, and Masarik 27, were convicted with another former officer for taking part in the beating of Frank Jude or. Outside a housewarming party in october 2004. The third former officer Andrew Spengler 28, was to be sentenced later thursday Bartlett was the ringleader in tie attack Jude wrote in a statement submitted to the court thursday Jude feared for his life and had hoped . District judge Charles Clevert would give Bartlett the maximum 20-year sentence he wrote. Quot you and your fellow police officer friends attempted to kill me and take my life Quot he wrote. Quot or Bartlett you Are a disgrace a disgrace to All police officers and every Public official in the &Quot-��m�1? a go Zed to a tide in court thursday but he stood by his claim that he had to Deal with unruly suspect. A Federal jury determined in july that the three violated Jude s civil rights and conspired to assault him while acting As officers. Officer Ryan Packard was acquitted of Federal charges. 1 need a hand Withy. Home = improve mems n beavers contracting 1 remodelling amp new construction 1 Terry Beaver 618 263-2816 131 Froman drive a it. Carmel Illinois no 0b too Large or Small pm decks a Day will i Jujj a garage a roofs a room additions a sidings a windows a i insured a a Haiti unbeatable a prices Jug 1 daily Republican 115 e. 4lh sl.,. Carmel il618-262-5144 to the it. Carmel Register established in 1839 and the my. Carmel rept lican in 1871. Publication no. 145780 periodical postage paid at it. 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