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Former Sen.                                                                                                                                                      Iran to
Charles                                                                                                                                                          commute
Percy dies                                                                                                                                                       sentences
                                                                                                                                                                    BY ALI AKBAR DAREINI
     BY KAREN HAWKINS                                                                                                                                                     Associated Press
          Associated Press                                                                                                                                          TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s for-
   CHICAGO — Former Sen.                                                                                                                                         eign minister said Saturday that
Charles H. Percy, a successful                                                                                                                                   the courts are willing in “the
Chicago businessman once wide-                                                                                                                                   near future”
ly viewed as a top presidential                                                                                                                                  to commute
contender, described himself as                                                                                                                                  the      prison
“a conservative on money issues                                                                                                                                  sentences for
but a liberal on people issues.”                                                                                                                                 two Ameri-
   That unwavering commitment                                                                                                                                    cans convict-
to moderate values often put the                                                                                                                                 ed of spying.
former Foreign Relations Com-                                                                                                                                    The Ameri-
mittee chairman at odds with                                                                                                                                     cans’ lawyer,
                   conservatives                                                                                                                                 meanwhile,
                   in the Repub-                                                                                                                                 was in court
                   lican     party,                                                                                                                              trying to ar- Bauer
                   including                                                                                                                                     range a $1
                   former Presi-                                                                                                                                 million bail-
                   dent Richard                                                                                                                                  for-freedom
                   Nixon,       but                                                                                                                              deal.
                                                                                                                                            Associated Press
                   that      didn’t     A P-51 Mustang crashes into the edge of the grandstands at the Reno Air show on Friday in Reno,                             The      re-
                   deter him in         Nev. The World War II-era fighter plane flown by veteran Hollywood stunt pilot Jimmy Leeward plunged                     lease rests in
                   the nearly 20        Friday into the edge of the grandstands during the popular air race creating a horrific scene strewn                     the hands of
                   years he repre-      with smoking debris.                                                                                                     the hard-line
Percy              sented Illinois                                                                                                                               judiciary,



                                        Reno crash probe
                  in the Senate.                                                                                                                                 and Foreign
                     Percy spon-                                                                                                                                 Minister Ali
sored a resolution calling for a                                                                                                                                 Akbar Salehi
special prosecutor in the Water-                                                                                                                                 gave no clear Fattal
gate scandal and became a critic                                                                                                                                 timetable. He
of the Vietnam War.                                                                                                                                              also raised the
   He died Saturday in Washing-                                                                                                                                  issue of Iranians held in U.S.
ton at 91.
   Percy’s daughter, Sharon
Rockefeller,     announced
March 2009 that he had Al-
zheimer’s disease. His death was
announced by the office of his
son-in-law, West Virginia Sen.
                                 in
                                        focuses on part
                                           BY DON THOMPSON AND
                                                KEN RITTER
                                                                            P-51 Mustang dubbed the Gallop-
                                                                            ing Ghost pitched oddly upward,
                                                                                                                  to the ground before the crash.
                                                                                                                  Witnesses who looked at photos
                                                                                                                                                                 prisons, suggesting the Ameri-
                                                                                                                                                                 cans’ release might be drawn
                                                                                                                                                                 out to bring attention to inmates
                                                                                                                                                                 Iran wants freed.
                                                                                                                                                                    In a case that has added to the
                                                                                                                                                                 acrimony and deep distrust be-
                                                                                                                                                                 tween Iran and the U.S., Shane
Jay Rockefeller.                                 Associated Press           twirled and took an immediate         of the part said it appeared to be             Bauer and Josh Fattal, both 29,
   Jay Rockefeller praised his fa-         RENO, Nev. — The death toll      nosedive into a section of white      a “trim tab,” which helps pilots               were detained along the Iran-Iraq
ther-in-law’s even-handed politi-       rose to nine Saturday in an air     VIP box seats.                        keep control of the aircraft.                  border in July 2009 with their
cal stances in a statement Satur-       race crash in Reno as investi-         The plane, flown by a 74-year-        Reno police also provided a                  friend Sarah Shourd. Shourd
day on behalf of the Rockefeller        gators determined that several      old veteran racer and Hollywood       GPS mapping system to help in-                 was released last September with
and Percy families.                     spectators were killed on im-       stunt pilot, disintegrated in a       vestigators recreate the crash                 mediation by the Gulf nation of
   “His insistence on a balanced        pact as the 1940s-model plane       ball of dust, debris and bodies as    scene.                                         Oman after $500,000 was paid.
perspective in his public life,         appeared to lose a piece of its     screams of “Oh my God!” spread          “Pictures and video appear to                   The two men were convicted of
(calling himself “fervently mod-        tail before slamming like a mis-    through the crowd.                    show a piece of the plane was                  illegally entering Iran and spying
erate”), helped us understand it        sile into a crowded tarmac.            National Transportation Safety     coming off,” NTSB spokesman                    for the United States, and were
is both possible and preferable to         Moments earlier, thousands       Board officials were on the scene      Mark Rosekind said at a news                   sentenced to a total of eight years
live in a world without partisan-       had arched their necks skyward      Saturday to determine what            conference. “A component has                   in prison each.
ship,” he said.                         and watched the planes speed        caused Jimmy Leeward to lose          been recovered. We have not                       They denied the charges and
   Elected to the first of his three     by just a few hundred feet off      control of the plane, and they        identified the component or if it               appealed the verdicts, opening
Senate terms in 1966, Percy was         the ground before some noticed      were looking at amateur video         even came from the airplane ...                the way for the possible deal to
                                        a strange gurgling engine noise     clips that appeared to show a
           Please see PERCY | 8B        from above. Seconds later, the      small piece of the aircraft falling            Please see CRASH | 8B                            Please see IRAN | 8B




Little Rock desegregation plans go back to court
   BY NOMAAN MERCHANT                                                                                                                                             The settlement did establish
          Associated Press                                                                                                                                     popular magnet schools in urban
   LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — More                                                                                                                                    Little Rock, but the money has
than a half-century after federal                                                                                                                              also been a source of constant
troops escorted nine black stu-                                                                                                                                controversy. District adminis-
dents into an all-white school, ef-                                                                                                                            trators have fought over how to
forts to desegregate Little Rock’s                                                                                                                             spend the money. Arkansas At-
classrooms are at another turning                                                                                                                              torney General Dustin McDaniel
point.                                                                                                                                                         has alleged that the districts use
   The state wants to end its long-                                                                                                                            desegregation funding elsewhere
running payments for desegrega-                                                                                                                                in their budgets.
tion programs, but three school                                                                                                                                   In May, a federal judge accused
districts that receive the money                                                                                                                               the North Little Rock and Pulaski
say they need it to continue key                                                                                                                               County districts of delaying de-
programs. And a federal judge has                                                                                                                              segregation to keep getting state
accused the schools of delaying                                                                                                                                money.
desegregation so they can keep re-                                                                                                                                U.S. District Judge Brian Miller
ceiving an annual infusion of $70                                                                                                                              pointed to problems with student
million.                                                                                                                                                       achievement and discipline, par-
   A federal appeals court will hear                                                                                                                           ticularly in Pulaski County, a sub-
arguments Monday from both                                                                                                                                     urban district that takes in black
sides. The judges are expected to                                                                                                                              students from Little Rock and
decide eventually whether Arkan-                                                                                                                               North Little Rock and sends white
sas still has to make the payments                                                                                                                             children to both.
and whether two of the districts                                                                                                                                  After weeks of testimony, Miller
should remain under court super-                                                                                                           Associated Press    concluded that “few, if any, of the
vision.                                Seven of nine black students walk onto the campus of Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., with a                   participants in this case have any
   The schools, which serve about      National Guard officer as an escort as other troops watch on Oct. 15, 1957.                                             clue how to effectively educate un-
50,000 students, have come a                                                                                                                                   derprivileged black children.”
long way since 1957, when the            The districts argue that deseg-    Gov. Mike Beebe and other offi-        settlement that required large                  Margie Powell, head of the
governor and hundreds of pro-          regation should be about giving      cials have pushed to end the prac-    payments to the Little Rock, North           court-appointed Office of Deseg-
testers famously tried to stop the     parents options between good         tice, too.                            Little Rock and Pulaski County               regation Monitoring, said the dis-
Little Rock Nine from entering         schools, not strictly counting the      The battle over school desegre-    districts. It is still in effect today.      tricts “got addicted to the money”
Central High School. But thou-         number of white and black stu-       gation persisted for decades af-         Some Little Rock schools re-              rather than finding ways to pay
sands of white and black children      dents.                               ter the civil rights movement. In     main as segregated as the neigh-             for magnet schools and transfers
still have to be bused to different      “Anybody can put students on a     1982, the city schools sued two       borhoods around them. And                    on their own.
neighborhoods every day under          bus,” said Bobby Acklin, assistant   neighboring districts and the state   achieving racial balance is becom-              “I certainly understand their
one of the nation’s largest remain-    superintendent for desegregation     for not doing enough to help with     ing more difficult as families leave          fear,” Powell said in an interview.
ing court-ordered desegregation        at the North Little Rock School      desegregation.                        the suburbs that supply white stu-           “But years ago, we told them, ‘You
systems.                               District. “It doesn’t matter to me      Two years later, a federal         dents to schools in majority-black           guys need to start thinking about
   Now parents are worried about       who’s in the school, as long as we   judge ruled that those districts      city neighborhoods. Despite years            ... how you’re going to survive
the schools’ future, and some are      have a good program.”                had wrongfully separated white        of efforts, black students still score
considering enrolling their chil-        State lawmakers have long de-      and black students. In 1989, the      much lower on tests than white
dren elsewhere.                        rided the payments, and Arkansas     schools and the state reached a       students.                                         Please see SCHOOLS | 8B
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SPOTLIGHT: Anniversary of
heath conference arrives
             BY ADAM TESTA
              Associated Press
   CARTERVILLE, Ill. — A
project that began as a vi-
sion of two Southern Illi-
nois women has become an
annual tradition for women
in the region.
   In 1986, Rosemary B.
Crisp of Marion and Ann                                                                                                                                                                                              Associated Press
Knewitz of Carbondale or-                                                                                                        Kathleen Ahler, executive director of the REST Shelter in Chicago, stands next to
ganized a committee of vol-                                                                                                      an alley door to the shelter on Thursday. Once a 24-hour homeless shelter for more
unteers to organize, plan                                                                                                        than 100 men and women, the facility operating out of a dingy, old church has had
and execute a women’s                                                                                                            to lay off workers and close during the day as legislators chopped the Department
health conference for area                                                                                                       of Human Services budget by hundreds of millions of dollars, including $4.7 million
residents. Nothing of that                                                                                                       for homeless services.
magnitude had been at-
tempted in Southern Illi-
nois before.
   At the time, they didn’t
think much about the fu-
                                                 Joyce Thompson (right) and other women browse door
                                                 prize items during the Women’s Health Conference held
                                                                                                          Associated Press




                                                 at John A. Logan College in Carterville, Ill., on Saturday.
                                                                                                                                 Illinois poverty growing
ture; they just lived for

                                                                                                                                 as state help shrinking
                                                 A project that began 25 years ago as a vision of two
the moment. But 25 years                         Southern Illinois women has become an annual tradition
of growth and expansion                          for women in the region.
later, the dozens of women
who have been involved                                                                                                               BY SOPHIA TAREEN               Homeless. “That’s only go-      difficult.
in the project through the                       Knewitz through the years         gressed, health has moved                                 Associated Press       ing to exacerbate the prob-        “Sometimes I go to a
years look on in pride.                          has been seeing the sup-          to the forefront of peoples’                     CHICAGO — The line              lem.”                           park, even though it’s not
   “I never really thought                       port and enthusiasm from          minds. In 1992, the confer-                   now forms before 4 p.m.               Mirroring financial prob-     the safest thing,” she said.
about it not being around,”                      women, both in the plan-          ence’s success led to the in-                 to get into REST Shelter           lems for shelters across the    “Wintertime, we don’t know
Knewitz said. “I never                           ning stages and the day of        corporation of Women for                      — a respite from Chica-            state, REST lost $100,000       what’s going to happen.”
thought it being 10, 15 or 25                    the event. In the mid-1980s,      Health and Wellness, Inc.,                    go’s streets for those with        in state funds this year,          Overall, the Department
years. I just always thought                     when the conference first          serving the area bordered by                  no place else to go.               which translated into a cut     of Human Services’ budget
it would be there the next                       launched, health wasn’t as        Interstate 64 on the north,                      Once a 24-hour home-            of around 10 positions —        has been cut by $669.3 mil-
year, and here we are at 25                      much of a hot topic as it has     Cairo on the southern and                     less shelter for more than         mostly minimum wage jobs.       lion, a full 17 percent drop.
years.”                                          become.                           the Ohio and Mississippi riv-                 100 people, the facility in        It also means the doors are     Services feeling the pinch
   The biggest shock for                           But as time has pro-            ers on the east and west.                     a dingy old church has             closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,   include addiction treat-
                                                                                                                                 had to lay off workers and         a time when residents used      ment, which was slashed
                                                                                                                                 close during the day as            to meet with caseworkers or     from $63.5 million to $46.6
                                                                                                                                 legislators chopped the            just get away from the ele-     million, and the budget for
                                                         Briefs                                                                  Department of Human
                                                                                                                                 Services budget by hun-
                                                                                                                                                                    ments.
                                                                                                                                                                       That means resident
                                                                                                                                                                                                    the Department of Children
                                                                                                                                                                                                    and Family Services, which
                                                                                                                                 dreds of millions of dol-          Heather McGuire, who has        was cut by $24.5 million, or
                                                                                                                                 lars, including $4.7 mil-          chronic back pain, takes fi-     about 12.5 percent.
              Associated Press                   Mansion in Alton in south-        terviewed 5,000 applicants                    lion for homeless services.        bromyalgia medication and          When legislators meet
Mom charged with                                 ern Illinois earlier this year,   so far and was thrilled with                     The result is that many         walks with a cane even for      next month, they may de-
killing on suicide watch                         they received an email            the number and quality of                     of the state’s poorest and         short distances, has to find     cide to shift some of the
   HENDERSONVILLE,                               response that the inn “will       applicants.                                   most vulnerable — REST             a place to go during the day.   money around. But Gov.
Tenn. — A Middle Tennes-                         just be doing traditional           Amazon has said it plans                    residents include recov-           So far, the 38-year-old, who    Pat Quinn’s administration
see mother charged in the                        weddings.” A similar mes-         to hire 1,600 full-time em-                   ering addicts and the              has no income, has spent        says the state took a step
death of her newborn twins                       sage came from the owner          ployees and as many as                        disabled — are left with           some days at a women’s          backward in its safety net
has been placed on sui-                          of the Timber Creek Bed           2,000 part-timers during                      fewer options and more             center, but weekends are        services.
cide watch, and her lawyer                       and Breakfast in Paxton in        the holiday season.                           uncertainty even as cen-
says she has been given                          central Illinois, who said                                                      sus data shows Illinois
medication for her mental                        the inn would “never host         ACLU says ban on sex                          grappling with its highest
state while in jail.                             same-sex civil unions.”           offenders too broad                           poverty rate in nearly two
   Lindsey Lowe, 25, was                                                                                                         decades as the jobless rate
arrested Wednesday and                           Amazon offers 1,500                  KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The                     rises.
is being held without bond                       jobs in Tennessee                 American Civil Liberties                         “It’s the programs that
after police say she smoth-                                                        Union of Tennessee has                        serve people who are the
ered her two sons minutes                           CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.             asked Knox County Mayor                       most vulnerable that are
after giving birth to them at                    — Internet retailer Amazon        Tim Burchett to rescind                       being hit the hardest,”
her family’s home in Hen-                        has offered jobs to about         his new policy banning                        said Eithne McMenamin,
dersonville, just north of                       1,500 people so far as            sex offenders from county                     associate director of the
Nashville.                                       they prepare to open new          libraries.                                    Chicago Coalition for the
   WSMV-TV reports that                          distribution centers in
authorities are concerned                        Hamilton and Bradley coun-
about her and have placed                        ties.
her on suicide watch while                          The Chattanooga Times



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she is being held in jail in                     Free Press reports the

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               Nation Briefs                                 Hollywood balks at big budget movies
                      Associated Press                        BY RYAN NAKASHIMA,
GM, UAW agree on profit-sharing in nw pact                         Associated Press
                                                               LOS ANGELES — Hol-
  GM CONTRACT: General Motors Co.’s 48,500 workers           lywood — long considered
will get $5,000 signing bonuses and the possibility of       the land of excess— is be-
sweeter profit-sharing checks as part of a new four-year     coming more cost-con-
contract agreement. The deal also includes pay raises        scious, as movie executives
for entry-level workers and guarantees new products at       rethink what they’re will-
plants in Spring Hill, Tenn.; Romulus and Warren, Mich.;     ing to pay to make a block-
and Wentzville, Mo.                                          buster.
  BACK STORY: This is the first contract agreement             After years of beefing up
since GM’s bankruptcy in 2009. GM and the United             budgets to meet audience
Auto Workers reached the agreement after nearly seven        expectations, movie stu-
weeks of bargaining.                                         dios are cutting back and
  WHAT’S NEXT: GM workers vote on the agreement              canceling projects that are
over the next 10 days. The UAW now bargains with             too costly. Half-baked, ex-
Chrysler and Ford.                                           pensive movie ideas that
                                                             would have received ap-
Police arrest 2 in shooting of man in home                   proval a few years ago are
                                                             now under scrutiny. For
   DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. — Dearborn Heights po-            movies that are made, pro-
lice say they have arrested two Detroit men in connec-       ducers have to settle for
tion with the fatal shooting of a man in front of his wife   toned-down special effects,
and children.                                                cheaper actors and fewer                                                                                                                             Associated Press
   The Detroit Free Press reports Saturday the men were      locations for shoots.                  Daniel Craig is shown in a scene from ‘Cowboys & Aliens.’ The declining DVD busi-
arrested Thursday night and Friday afternoon. They are         In the past five years, ma-           ness has forced Hollywood to rethink what it’s willing to pay to make a blockbuster.
being held in the city’s jail pending arraignment.           jor studios have trimmed               ‘Cowboys and Aliens,’ had an estimated budget of $163 million but grossed just
   Authorities say the men on Wednesday cut power to         the annual number of films              $129 million in global ticket sales since its release July 29. Even if it does well on
the home of 40-year-old Mohsin Al-Uglah and confronted       they release by nearly a               home video, Universal likely spent tens of millions of dollars on advertising alone,
him at gunpoint when he went outside to investigate.         third to cut costs and avoid           and the film is headed toward a multimillion-dollar loss.
   Police say the men forced him back inside, demanded       having big movies compete
money and shot him in front of his wife and elementary       head-to-head on opening               two-TV-series      colossus                       withdrew from “The Dark               “It’s our intention to take
school-age children.                                         weekends.                             based on books by Stephen                         Tower” because of prob-               a very careful look at what
   Dearborn Heights Police Capt. Jeff Seipenko says it         In July, two major proj-            King.                                             lems with the business                films cost,” Iger said. “If
wasn’t a random attack.                                      ects were stopped mid-                  A person familiar with                          model, according to anoth-            we can’t get them to a level
   The FBI’s Violent Crime Task force assisted in the ar-    stream because of budget              Disney’s thinking said the                        er person, who is familiar            that we’re comfortable
rests.                                                       pressures. The Walt Dis-              budget on “The Lone Rang-                         with that matter.                     with, we think that we’re
                                                             ney Co. halted “The Lone              er” was creeping north of                           Neither person was au-              better off actually reducing
Bail bondsman sues over ‘Dog’ TV show                        Ranger,” starring Johnny              $250 million, and the com-                        thorized to speak publicly            the size of our slate than
                                                             Depp, even though sets                pany wanted to shave it to                        and spoke on condition of             making films that are big-
   COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado Springs bail           were already half-built in            around $200 million.                              anonymity.                            ger and increasingly more
bondsman Bobby Brown is suing the creators of the            New Mexico. Universal                   Universal, which became                           Disney CEO Bob Iger ex-             risky.”
A&E television show “Dog the Bounty Hunter” for more         pulled out of “The Dark               a unit of cable TV provider                       plained the company’s ap-                Blame it on declining
than $75,000 in damages.                                     Tower,” a three-movie,                Comcast Corp. this year,                          proach to analysts in July.           DVD sales.
   The lawsuit filed on Wednesday against A&E, Hybrid
Films and D&D Television says Brown appeared in more
than 40 shows of “Dog the Bounty Hunter.” It says he
was paid $6,000 for his contributions but wasn’t com-
pensated for each Colorado episode.
   KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs reports (http://bit.ly/
qooBTN) Brown feels the network and the show’s cre-
ators used his likeness for their own gain without prop-
erly compensating him and made false promises that
led him to focus on the show instead of his bail bonds
business.
   KRDO reported that A&E hadn’t returned its phone
calls seeking comment Friday.


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GOP candidates revive private Social Security idea
       BY STEPHEN                                                                                                                                                              and go on their own! Now
      OHLEMACHER                                                                                                                                                               the big question is, how
       Associated Press                                                                                                                                                        would the funding occur?”
   WASHINGTON — Most of                                                                                                                                                           Social Security is facing
the top Republicans running                                                                                                                                                    long-term financial prob-
for president are embracing                                                                                                                                                    lems largely because aging
plans to partially privatize                                                                                                                                                   baby boomers are start-
Social Security, reviving a                                                                                                                                                    ing to retire, leaving fewer
contentious issue that fiz-                                                                                                                                                     workers to pay into a system
zled under President George                                                                                                                                                    that is supporting a growing
W. Bush after Democrats re-                                                                                                                                                    number of retirees. In 1950,
lentlessly attacked it.                                                                                                                                                        more than 16 workers paid
   As President Barack                                                                                                                                                         into Social Security for every
Obama sidesteps ways to                                                                                                                                                        person who received bene-
keep the retirement system                                                                                                                                                     fits. Today, the ratio is down
viable, his would-be rivals                                                                                                                                                    to three workers paying in
are keen on letting younger                                                                                                                                                    for every beneficiary taking
workers divert part of their                                                                                                                                                   out. Social Security already
payroll taxes into some type                                                                                                                                                   pays out more in benefits
of personal account to be in-                                                                                                                                                  than it collects in payroll
vested separately from So-                                                                                                                                                     taxes. The system has built
cial Security.                                                                                                                                                                 up a $2.6 trillion surplus,
   Former      Massachusetts                                                                                                                                                   which was invested in Trea-
Gov. Mitt Romney has a                                                                                                                                                         sury bonds. But that surplus
version. Reps. Michele                                                                                                                                                         is projected to run out in
Bachmann of Minnesota                                                                                                                                                          2036, unless Congress acts.
and Ron Paul of Texas                                                                                                                                                          At that point, Social Secu-
have said younger workers                                                                                                                                                      rity will collect only enough
should be allowed to invest                                                                                                                                                    payroll taxes to pay about
in alternative plans. Texas                                                                                                                                                    three-fourths of benefits, ac-
Gov. Rick Perry has raised                                                                                                                                                     cording to the trustees who
the idea of letting whole                                                                                                                                                      oversee the program.
groups, such as state and                                                                                                                                                         Experts say allowing peo-
local government workers,                                                                                                                                                      ple to opt out of Social Secu-
opt out of Social Security.                                                                                                                                 Associated Press   rity, or to divert a portion of
These proposals are popular      Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks during a rally in Costa Mesa, Calif.                                 their payroll taxes into pri-
among conservatives who          on Friday.                                                                                                                                    vate accounts, would drain
believe workers could get a                                                                                                                                                    even more resources from
better return from investing     spending.”                       an important issue. “Other         Perry says state and local       for personal accounts in                 the system, at least in the
in publicly traded securities.      In 2005, Bush made a          candidates in this race were    governments should be able          a television interview last              short term.
But most in the Republi-         push to give workers the         content on continuing to        to opt out of Social Security       year, saying young workers                  “If you’re looking at nar-
can race have been careful       option to privately invest a     sweep it under the rug and      and enroll workers in alter-        “need to have some options               row self-interest, then there
to say they would fight to        portion of their payroll taxes   continuing the status quo,”     native retirement plans.            in their life, so that going             is an argument that can be
preserve traditional Social      to provide a supplement to       Perry spokesman Mark            As an example, Perry talks          forward they can have own-               made for being out of it,”
Security for current retirees    government benefits. Re-          Miner said. Obama mostly        about a plan in Galveston,          ership of their own Social               said Alicia H. Munnell, di-
and those approaching re-        publican lawmakers were          has avoided the issue in        Texas, that allows county           Security, their own retire-              rector of the Center for Re-
tirement. Younger workers,       reluctant to jump aboard         the first three years of his     employees to invest a por-          ment, something that they                tirement Research at Boston
they say, should have more       as Democrats argued that         presidency, arguing that So-    tion of their income in an-         can pass on to the benefi-                College. “But it’s a national
options.                         Bush was trying to “end So-      cial Security has not been a    nuities and bonds.                  ciary of their choice.”                  program. The reason that
   Romney says the stock         cial Security as we know it.”    major contributor to the na-       Nationwide, about 4 per-           Paul drew applause dur-                unfunded liability is there
market collapse in 2008             “We’ll fight that fight         tion’s fiscal problems. As a     cent of workers, mostly state       ing last week’s GOP presi-               is that all our grandpar-
shouldn’t scare workers          anytime,” said Rep. Sander       candidate in 2008, Obama        and local government em-            dential debate when he said,             ents got benefits in excess
away from investing in pri-      Levin of Michigan, the top       proposed increasing payroll     ployees, are in alternative         “What I would like to do is              of what they put in, and so
vate accounts, but acknowl-      Democrat on the House            taxes on high-income work-      retirement plans.                   to allow all the young people            everybody should be in and
edges it’s an issue.             Ways and Means Commit-           ers to help shore up the sys-      Bachmann made the case           to get out of Social Security            contributing to pay that off.”
   “Given the volatility of      tee, which oversees Social       tem, but he hasn’t pushed
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Outdoor orientation programs on the rise
    BY HOLLY RAMER              lege in Maine, which has
       Associated Press         one of the few mandatory
   HANOVER, N.H. — If           outdoor orientation pro-
Dartmouth College fresh-        grams, offers trips focused
man Mohammed Aftisse            on painting, “mindfulness
ends up making tons of          and meditation,” and pho-
friends and trying lots of      tography, as well as back-
new experiences in the next     packing, surfing and rock
four years, he might owe        climbing. Accommodations
it all to a giant sow named     can be made for students
Randy.                          with disabilities.
   Coming to Dartmouth             Like Colby, student lead-
from his home in New York       ers in Dartmouth’s pro-
City, Aftisse had no idea       grams have revamped the
what he was getting into        trips to make them more
when he signed up to spend      eco-friendly, said Dan Nel-
five days last week on a Ver-    son, director of outdoor
mont farm as part of the col-   programs. And like Colby,
lege’s outdoor orientation      Dartmouth has begun add-
program. But after tending      ing different types of trips,
chickens, cows and a lit-       such as nature writing,
ter of piglets birthed by the   yoga, and photography.
enormous Randy, he said         This year, 97 percent of
the experience far exceeded     freshmen participated.
his expectations about how         West Virginia Univer-
much fun he’d have and          sity has gone a step fur-                                                                                                                                     Associated Press
how much he would get out       ther, offering trips tailored   Freshmen students line up for dinner during orientation at Dartmouth College’s Moosilauke Ravine Lodge, in
of it. He initially was ner-    to specific majors, such as      Warren, N.H. A University of New Hampshire professor who has done extensive research on outdoor orientation
vous about getting along        journalism and business.        programs says that at a time when many colleges and universities are becoming more risk-averse, the number of
with new people, but ended      Participants visit people       outdoor orientation programs is growing.
up convinced that making        working in those fields and
friends at Dartmouth would      get a chance to build bonds     West Virginia doesn’t al-              The programs generally      vary mainly by trip, but ac-           fun she had ever had. But it
be a breeze.                    with future classmates, said    low cell phones or musical          charge students an extra       tually it seems to vary more           wasn’t the hiking that made
   “I don’t think I could       Greg Corio, who developed       devices on the trips. Cut           fee, often about $50 per       by school, and I think it’s            it so great.
have chosen anything else       the school’s outdoor orien-     off from Facebook and text          day, said Bell, who calcu-     varying by the curriculum                 “The sense of community
to better prepare me,” he       tation program in 2003.         messages, students are re-          lated the average charge in    they’re using for these pro-           that gets built and the sense
said. “I totally stepped           From an initial enrollment   porting that they are mak-          2006 at $291. In the past,     grams,” he said.                       of welcoming from the up-
out of my comfort zone in       of 14 students, the program     ing stronger and better             students at larger colleges      Dartmouth senior Emily               perclassmen just blew me
choosing farm living, and       now has grown to about 600      friendships, he said.               applied for financial aid       Unger, who directs the trips           away,” she said. “I felt like
it was so much fun. There       participants this year, he         Andrew Jillings, director        directly from the orienta-     program, said the “extreme             I had been welcomed into a
was not one downside. So        said. In addition to attend-    of the 28-year-old outdoor          tion program, but Bell said    hiking” trip she went on as            family and felt like I was in
it definitely encouraged         ing trips, students meet in     orientation program at New          more schools are now pro-      a freshman was the most                a new home.”
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door orientation programs          In the last several years,   freshmen a solid introduc-                 like to thank the following individuals and
tend to emphasize social        Corio has noticed in the        tion in a wilderness setting.
interaction, team work and
self-confidence.
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                                erences to life without cell
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   Last year, Brent Bell, as-   phones. Like many schools,      leaders,” he said.
sistant professor of outdoor                                                                                       efforts on the Tennessee River.
education at the University
of New Hampshire, pub-
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                                                                              Obama at UN: Another Mideast moment
                                                                                      BY BEN FELLER                                                                                      Assembly and in sideline
                                                                                       Associated Press                                                                                  events, just a week after the
                                                                                 WASHINGTON — Dream-                                                                                     10th anniversary of the ter-
                                                                              ing big, President Barack                                                                                  rorist bombings that shook
                                                                              Obama once envisioned this                                                                                 the United States.
                                                                              would be the moment when                                                                                      Secretary-General       Ban
                                                                              world leaders would gather                                                                                 Ki-moon said the high-level
                                                                              to herald a new state of Pal-                                                                              meetings are taking place
                                                                              estine.                                                                                                    “at a moment of uncommon
                                                                                 What waits for him in-                                                                                  turbulence and high anxi-
                                                                              stead at the United Nations                                                                                ety,” with famine in Somalia,
                                                                              this coming week is closer                                                                                 turmoil in the Mideast, and
                                                         Associated Press
                                                                              to a diplomatic nightmare                                                                                  the global economic crisis
A boy strolls past a toppled sculpture of Moammar                             that may isolate the United                                                                                continuing to shake banks,
Gadhafi’s Green Book, a short book setting out his po-                        States, anger Congress, deep-                                                                              businesses,       governments
litical philosophy which was required reading for all citi-                   en the Mideast divide and                                                                                  and families. This year’s
zens, in Tripoli, Libya, Saturday. The graffiti on the book                   cloud the rest of his agenda.                                                         Associated Press     agenda is jam-packed, and
at right reads, ‘free Libya.’ Libyan children enjoyed their                      Fed up with failed talks       President Barack Obama gestures while speaking in                        “the pace even faster than
first day back at school since rebels seized the capital                      with Israel, Palestinians plan    Alexandria, Va., on Friday. Facing a potentially desta-                  usual,” he said.
and forced the authoritarian leader into hiding. Teach-                       to appeal directly to the U.N.    bilizing diplomatic clash, Obama heads to the United                        The General Assembly
                                                                                                                Nations next week already looking beyond a potential
ers say their goal is to give the children a fresh start by                   for statehood. Obama is ada-      vote on Palestinian statehood and toward laying the                      ministerial session is almost
helping them forget their troubled past.                                      mant that that approach will                                                                               certain to be dominated by
                                                                                                                groundwork for the resumption of stalled Middle East
                                                                              undermine the chances of a        peace talks.                                                             the Palestinians’ quest for

Libyan kids start school                                                      Palestinian state by ignoring
                                                                              the unresolved issues with
                                                                              Israel. So now he is in the
                                                                                                                   “This is lose, lose, lose,”
                                                                                                                said Andrew Exum, a senior
                                                                                                                                                  watched as Obama’s domes-
                                                                                                                                                  tic fights with lawmakers
                                                                                                                                                                                         internationally recognized
                                                                                                                                                                                         statehood. More than 120 of
                                                                                                                                                                                         the 193 U.N. member states
year without Gadhafi                                                          unenviable spot of opposing
                                                                              an effort whose goals he sup-
                                                                              ports and he’s nearly stand-
                                                                                                                fellow with the Center for a
                                                                                                                New American Security. “A
                                                                                                                resolution before the U.N.
                                                                                                                                                  have undermined the stand-
                                                                                                                                                  ing of them all.
                                                                                                                                                     “There’s no question that
                                                                                                                                                                                         have already recognized a
                                                                                                                                                                                         Palestinian state based on
                                                                                                                                                                                         the 1967 borders with Israel,
     BY KIM GAMEL                   that has replaced the old                 ing alone in doing so.            Security Council will hurt        he comes in with a percep-             according to Riyad Mansour,
      Associated Press              regime’s green banner. Stu-                  From the U.S. perspective,     the United States with the        tion, globally, that his hands         the Palestinian U.N. observ-
   TRIPOLI, Libya — Boys            dents, many decked out in                 the options are not good.         Arabic-speaking world if          are tied,” said Shibley Telha-         er.
and girls chanted slogans           “Free Libya” T-shirts in the                 Should the Palestinians        Obama is seen as standing in      mi, a scholar of Middle East              Palestinian        President
against Moammar Gadhafi              same colors sang, “You are                press their case for full U.N.    the way. The Israeli govern-      policy and senior fellow at            Mahmoud Abbas said Friday
and teachers hanged an ef-          a free Libyan, raise your                 membership to the Security        ment and the state of Israel      the Brookings Institution.             he will seek approval for Pal-
figy of the fugitive leader          head up” and other victory                Council, as seems likely, the     will feel more isolated. And                                             estine to become the 194th
Saturday as many Libyan             songs.                                    U.S. will veto it.                Palestinian frustration will       UN agenda packed;                     member state of the United
children started their first            In the same courtyard last                If the Palestinians go be-     only grow.”                        Palestinians looming                  Nations, a move certain to
school year without the             year, the kids would have                 fore the General Assembly            That frustration is surely                                            trigger a diplomatic confron-
“brother leader” dictating          started their day lined up to             for a lesser but still elevated   felt at the White House, too.            Associated Press                tation with Israel and the
the curriculum.                     sing in praise of Gadhafi.                 form of member recognition,          Obama is facing questions        UNITED NATIONS — The                 United States, its staunchest
   Euphoria filled the halls,           “I am happy because the                the U.S. lacks a veto there       about his commitment to Is-       spotlight will be shining on           ally. The U.S. is a veto-wield-
but teachers admitted a lot         frizzhead has run away,”                  and will simply vote against      rael and his support among        the Palestinian bid for U.N.           ing member of the U.N. Se-
needed to be done to over-          said 10-year-old Mofida Ab-                it, placing it firmly in the mi-   Jewish voters despite a re-       membership when world                  curity Council, which must
haul an educational system          dul-Hakim, using a popular                nority and perhaps inflam-         cord of support for Israel        leaders gather at the United           give its backing.
where a main goal for nearly        insult for the curly-haired               ing the Arab world.               that analysts say has been        Nations starting Monday,                  Abbas appeared to leave
42 years was to instill adora-      Gadhafi.                                      American diplomats were        strong and fair.                  but the U.N. is hoping the             himself room to maneuver,
tion of Gadhafi and what he             Like many, she greeted                 making a furious effort to           He has not been able to        glow will spread to other              saying he did not rule out
touted as the greatest sys-         friends she hadn’t seen for               sway the Palestinians to          sway Palestinian President        pressing global issues, in-            other, unspecified options.
tem of rule in the world —          weeks because so many                     drop their bid and restart        Mahmoud Abbas to aban-            cluding killer diseases, nu-           Those could include seeking
the “Jamahiriya,” a utopian         families were holed up in                 talks with Israel over borders    don a bid that Obama calls        clear safety, terrorism and            to raise the Palestinians’ sta-
“rule by the masses” that in        their houses in fear before               and security. But as the time     a distraction. Members of         the aftershocks of the Arab            tus at the U.N. from a “non-
reality boiled down to rule         Tripoli fell to anti-Gadhafi               grew short ahead of Obama’s       Congress are angry about          Spring.                                member observer” to a “non-
by Gadhafi.                          forces on Aug. 21. Abdul-                 scheduled arrival in New          what they see as the Palestin-      More than 120 presidents,            member state” observer like
   At the Al-Fayha Elemen-          Hakim said she had seen                   York on Monday, his admin-        ians’ end-run around Israel       prime ministers and mon-               the Holy See, a more easily
tary School, boys dashed            people wounded during vi-                 istration already was trying      and warning of intervening        archs will be meeting under            obtainable goal that could
around the courtyard un-            olence in Tripoli — but she               look beyond any U.N. action       themselves. The world has         heavy security at the General          not be vetoed by the U.S.
furling the red, black and          proclaimed that she wasn’t                in hopes of influencing what-
green revolutionary flag             afraid.                                   ever comes next.




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CRASH: P-51 Mustang crashed into VIP section of stands                                                 PERCY: His moderate views put him at odds with GOP
                                                                                                           CONTINUED FROM 1B
     CONTINUED FROM 1B           grandstand area where most      horrible scene after the plane
We are going to focus on         people sat.                     struck the crowd and sent             mentioned as a possible
that.”                              “This one could have been    up a brown cloud of dust bil-         presidential candidate.
  The dead so far included       much worse if the plane had     lowing in the wind. When it           He was helped by hand-
the pilot and eight specta-      hit a few rows higher up,”      cleared moments later, mo-            some looks, a rich bari-
tors. Officials said 54 people    said Don Berliner, president    tionless bodies lay strewn            tone voice and the re-
were transported to hospi-       of the Society of Air Rac-      across the ground, some               laxed self-confidence of
tals, but more came in on        ing Historians and a former     clumped together, while               the successful business
their own. Eight remained in     Reno Air Races official. “We     others stumbled around                executive he once was.
critical condition late Satur-   could be talking hundreds of    bloodied and shocked.                   But the silver-haired
day and nine were in serious     deaths.”                           “I saw the spinner, the            senator, a supporter
condition.                          Some credit the pilot with   wings, the canopy just com-           of the GOP’s Nelson
  Despite the large number       preventing the crash from       ing right at us. It hit directly      Rockefeller wing, came
of dead and injured, wit-        being far more deadly by        in front of us, probably 50 to        to power when moder-
nesses and people familiar       avoiding the grandstand         75 feet,” said Ryan Harris, of        ate Republicans were
with the race say the toll       section with a last-minute      Round Mountain, Nev. “The             becoming      unfashion-                                                                                               Associated Press
could have been much worse       climb, although it’s impos-     next thing I saw was a wall           able on Capitol Hill. He              Illinois Sen. Charles Percy raises his hands in the vic-
had the plane gone down in       sible at this point to know     of debris going up in the air.        ended up backing for-                 tory sign as President Ronald Reagan looks on during
the larger crowd area of the     his thinking as he was con-     That’s what I got splashed            mer President Gerald                  a rally at Bolingbrook High School in Bolingbrook, Ill. on
stands. The plane crashed        fronted with the disaster and   with. In the wall of debris I         Ford for the Republi-                 Oct. 16, 1984. Percy died in Washington at age 91 on
in a section of box seats that   had just seconds to respond.    noticed there were pieces of          can nomination in 1976                Saturday.
was located in front of the         Witnesses described a        flesh.”                                rather than pursuing it
                                                                                                       himself.                              feated for re-election in                          Percy backed for U.S. at-
                                                                                                         After that, his chances             1984 by Democrat Rep.                              torney in Chicago, said the
                                                                                                       seemed to fade. He won                Paul Simon.                                        late senator was “a classic
IRAN: Release is in the hands of the hard-line Judiciary                                               one more term in 1978                   Former Illinois Gov.                             example of what a public
                                                                                                       but was narrowly de-                  James Thompson, who                                official should be.”
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free them in exchange for
$500,000 bail each.                                                                                    SCHOOLS: State wants to end desegregation programs
   Salehi said at a news con-
ference that Iran’s judiciary                                                                              CONTINUED FROM 1B                 it’s unlikely that any magnet                         “I don’t want to go any-
was ready to commute the                                                                               without ‘deseg’ money.’”              schools would be closed if                         where, but I just didn’t know
sentences as a gesture of Is-                                                                             District leaders said              the payments are cut off.                          what my options were,” she
lamic mercy. But he did not                                                                            they can’t support the                   After attending private                         said. “I do have to look at
give any clearer indication of                                                                         same programs without                 schools as a child, Tif-                           what’s best for my kids, and
when they could be released.                                                                           help.                                 fany Hadden sent her two                           I don’t have the money to go
   “The judiciary’s decision                                                                              “We need the money,”               children to Gibbs Magnet                           private.”
is to commute (the Ameri-                                                                              Acklin said, explaining               School, which offers foreign                          Even if the federal appeals
cans’) punishment,” the                                                                                that it pays for initiatives          language programs. The po-                         court overrules Miller and
foreign minister said. “We                                                                             that government monitors              tential effect of Miller’s rul-                    keeps the state’s payments
expect the judiciary to make                                                                           have said must be done “to            ing worries her, so Hadden                         in place, it’s not clear how
its decision in the near fu-                                                                           balance the playing field.”            put her kids on the waiting                        long the payments — and
ture.”                                                                                                    Many parents have                  list at a charter school in                        the system they support —
   “We hope this issue will                                                                            stayed in Little Rock be-             downtown Little Rock.                              will last.
be finalized so that both                                                                               cause of the district’s six
families of Iranians who are                                                        Associated Press
                                                                                                       well-regarded       magnet
                                 American hikers Shane Bauer, (left), and Josh Fattal
waiting (for inmates in U.S.     are shown in Tehran, Iran, in May 2010. The defense                   schools. But Miller’s rul-
prisons) as well as the fami-    lawyer for two Americans jailed in Iran moved ahead                   ing could change that. Dis-
lies of these U.S. nationals     with bail arrangements on Saturday as international ef-               trict officials have warned
will, God willing, hear good                                                                           of possible cutbacks and                Effective Communications & Human Relations/Skills for Success
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news,” Salehi said.              two men, convicted of spying.                                         teacher layoffs, although                 First Session: Thursday, October 13, 2011 @ 5:59-9:30 p.m.
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