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B4 THE HAYS DAILY NEWS INI EUNnl IvnHft TUESDAY, JUNE 27,2006 U.S. commander in Ramadl says troops will remain next year JACOB SILBERBERG / Associated Press U.S. Marine Lt. John Warren of Greenville, S.C., sits next to an Iraqi boy Monday in a house in Ramadi. RAMADI, Iraq (AP) — An American commander has said U.S. forces likely would remain in the heart of rebellious Anbar province — the most dangerous region of Iraq — until sometime next year, even as the Bush administration on Monday was considering a plan that could cut the American military presence by about half within 18 months. The central section of Anbar province, which contains the troubled provincial capital of Ramadi, is a haven for the Sunni-led insurgency. Much of Ramadi, Iraq's largest Sunni Arab city with a population of 400,000, has gone unpatrolled by U.S. forces in recent months. While two brigades of Iraqi soldiers have recently been introduced to central Anbar province, the U.S. commander of the area said last week that Americans would remain in charge for the foreseeable future. More than 5,000 U.S. forces are based in the area. "I don't think by this winter we'll be quite ready to turn over completely" to Iraqi forces, said Army Col. Sean MacFarland, commander of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division that oversees Ramadi and a stretch of farmland leading eastward for about 30 miles. MacFarland's comments were echoed in an interview published Monday in The New York Times with Lt. Gen. John F. Sattler, who oversees Marines in the Middle East and Central Asia. "I see no reductions in American forces in Anbar into next year, at least through next summer, because of the restiveness there," Sattler was quoted as saying. "Anbar is going to be one of the last provinces to be stabilized," Sattler told the Times. In a glimmer of hope for the region, a key Shiite legislator on Monday said seven Sunni Arab insurgent groups had contacted the government to declare their readiness to join efforts at national reconciliation. The seven lesser groups, most of them believed populated by former members or backers of Saddam Hussein's government, military or security agencies, have said they want a truce, Hassan al-Suneid, a lawmaker and member of the political bureau of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's Dawa Party, told The Associated Press. The contact by the insurgent organizations, which could not be independently verified, would mark an important potential shift and could stand as evidence of a growing divide between Iraqi insurgents and the more brutal and ideological fighters of al-Qaida in Iraq, who are believed to mainly be non-Iraqi Islamic militants. Al-Maliki was considering a possible meeting with leaders of the groups or contacts through intermediaries, al-Suneid said. He identified only six of the seven organizations by name, listing them as the 1920 Revolution Brigades, the Mohammed Army, Abtal al-Iraq (Heroes of Iraq), the Rebellious province U.S. troops would likely remain in the Anbar province into next year, an American commander said. 9th of April Group, al-Fatah Brigades, and the Brigades of the General Command of the Armed Forces. The 1920 Revolution Brigades operates primarily in Anbar province. It claims its operations have only been conducted against U.S. forces. They and other insurgents were said to have protected polling places against attacks by other insurgent groups in Anbar province during December parliamentary voting. The Mohammed Army is made up of former members of Saddam's Baath Party, members of his elite. Republican Guards and former military commanders. It, too, has focused attacks on the U.S. military and played a role in the ftovem- her 2004 battle for Fallujah. Leader says Iran would gain nothing from talks Briefs TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Supreme leader Ayatollah All Khamenei said Iran does "not need" talks with the United States over its nuclear program because nothing would be gained, state television reported today. Khamenei, who has the final word on all state matters, did not give his position on a package of incentives offered by the West to persuade Iran to impose a long-term moratorium on the enrichment of uranium. But he took a tough line on the final goal of the package: resuming negotiations that the United States hopes will persuade Iran to completely give up enrichment, a process that can produce fuel for nuclear generators or the material for nuclear warheads. "Negotiations with the United States would have no benefit for us, and we do not need them," state television quoted Khamenei as telling Senegalese President Ab- doulaye Wade. He said Iran was willing to hold talks on its own terms, warning that the West can misuse the negotiating process to bar Tehran from what it considers its right to pursue enrichment. "We do not negotiate with anybody on achieving and exploiting nuclear technology," Khamenei said. "But if they recognize our nuclear rights, we are ready to negotiate about controls, supervisions and international guarantees." White House press secretary Tony Snow said the Bush administration* does not consider Khamenei's comments to be an official response. The United States and its European partners have said they are waiting for Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani, to communicate with European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana, Snow said. Khamenei's comments could be interpret- ed as an attempt to ease pressure from Iran's hard-liners, who have demanded the government reject the incentives package and who consider talks with the United States to be a surrender. Earlier this year, Khamenei supported negotiations with Washington over stabilizing neighboring Iraq. In doing so, he overruled hard-liners' opposition, though the prospects of U.S.-Iranian talks on Iraq have fallen apart since then. Iran has yet to reply to the incentives package presented June 6. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said last week the government would respond in mid-August, a timeline that President Bush disapproves of. If Iran accepts, the United States has offered to join European nations in multilateral talks with Tehran over a framework that will guarantee its nuclear program cannot produce weapons. EU official says suspected terrorists turned over to U,S, STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The European Union's top justice official said today that suspected terrorists had been trans- . ferred to US, intelligence agents on European territory, but he added that it was not known whether these actions were illegal. EU Justice and Home Affairs Commissioner Franco Frattini called for thorough national investigations into all reports of questionable activities by foreign intelligence agents and Europe's collusion,in possible human rights violations. .. . _ . . , , FrattlriTspoke alter''Europe's leading human rights watchdog, the Council of Europe, voted to continue its inquiry into alleged CIA secret flights and prisons in Europe and called for safeguards to prevent human rights abuses by foreign intelligence agents. The council vote also endorsed the findings of a seven-month investigation by Swiss Sen. Dick Marty, who earlier this month reported circumstantial evidence of severaTrenditions on European territory. Frattini acknowledged it as a "fact" that such incidents occurred on European territory since the Sept. 11,2001, attacks on the United States, but said it was not clear whether governments were aware of them or co- operated, and it was similarly unclear whether the renditions were legal. He said it was.up to national authorities to investigate all reports of questionable CIA activities on their territory. Only then would the EU be able to take action, should collusion or breaches of international human rights standards by EU member states be proven, he said. Rival groups negotiate plan to recognize Israel GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The rival Hamas and Fatah movements agreed on a plan implicitly recognizing Israel, a top Palestinian official said today after weeks of acrimonious negotiations aiming to lift crippling international aid sanctions. Moderate President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah has been trying to coax his Hamas rivals into endorsing the document, which calls for a Palestinian state alongside Israel, in effect recognizing the Jewish state. He has endorsed the plan as a way to end sanctions against the Hamas- led Palestinian government and pave the way to reopening peace talks with Israel. The plan also calls on militants to limit attacks to areas captured by Israel in the 1967 Mideast War and calls for formation of a coalition Palestinian government. South Korea, China agree to boost diplomatic efforts BEIjiNG (AP) — The South Korean and Chinese foreign ministers agreed today to step up diplomatic efforts to dissuade North Korea from apparent plans to test-fire a long-range missile, and President George Bush called on Pyongyang to declare its intentions. South Korea's Ban Ki-moon and China's Li Zhaoxing met for about an hour, discussing strategies for persuading the North not to conduct the test and to resume six-nation talks on its nuclear weapons program, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported. Ban asked China to "make efforts for the resolution of this issue by persuading North Korea well," Yonhap reported, citing Lee Hyuck, director-general of the South Korean Foreign Ministry's Asia-Pacific affairs bureau. Sao Paulo police kill 13 presumed gang members SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) — Police in South America's largest city have been placed on maximum alert following a Shootout in which 13 suspected gang members were killed trying to carry out a plan to attack prison guards. All 13 were presumed members the First Capital Command gang that in mid-May unleashed an unprecedented weeklong spree of violence that left nearly 200 people dead. The gang, better known by its Portuguese initials PCC, is one of Brazil's most notorious organized crime groups. Twelve men and one woman were killed Monday in a gunfight with police outside a prison in Sao Bernardo do Campo, an industrial suburb on the outskirts of Sao Paulo. Lost/Found Strayed 12 FREE TO good home: yellow lab, can't locate owner. She's beautiful, playful, good w/ kids & appears to have good bloodlines & hunting instincts. 785-737-5071 & leave msg. Lost/Found Strayed •I 7 Motel/Restaurant I' Help Wanted 4 7 Motel/Restaurant I' Help Wanted 19 Medical Help Wanted 20 General Help Wanted General Help Wanted a Find one in the Classified Marketplace LOST DOG-last seen 6/20/06 at Cedar Bluff Lake. German Wirehair Pointer, female named Morgan. 7-mo.-old wearing an orange collar. Reward for her return. Please call 785-754-2252 or 785299-0409. 4 Q Special 10 Notices THE CITY of Hays Is accepting proposals from qualified firms for land management of property located in Edwards County. Sealed proposals will be accepted in the City Clerk's Office, 1507 Main, PO Box 490, Hays, Kansas 67601, until 3:00 pm, July 12, 20Q6. Proposals should address all services required to efficiently manage farm property. Questions regarding the request for proposal, selection process, or specific projects should be addressed to Randy Qustafson at 785-6287320 or at randyg@hay- susa.com. Wh»»»v»r the problem, The LIVE-IN MANAGER for franchise hotel in SW NE. Hospitality exp. preferred. Call 888421-4328 ext. 201. MOTEL HOUSEKEEPING positions available. For more information contact Sunrise Staffing, 785-628-6877. NOW HIRING all positions: servers, bussers & cooks. Stop In to fill In an application at Gella's Diner, 117 E. 11th. PART TIME COOK/BARTENDER for bar & grill In Victoria. Call 785-735-2839 or apply in person at the Library, 1102 3rd St., Victoria. GOLDEN CORRAL under new management. Positive professional work environment. Now hiring all positions. Apply In person, 383 Mopar Drive, Hays. SLEEP INN & Suites is now hiring for all positions, housekeepers, desk clerks, night auditors. Apply in person at 1011 E. 41st. or apply at Comfort Inn & Suites. DIRECTOR OF Housekeeping position. We offer a competitive salary and a great benefit package. Including medical, dental, vision, 401K, vacation pay end sick leave. Apply in person at 3801 N. Vine, Hays. 18 Drivers Wanted NEED DRIVERS: hopper bottom grain trailers. WaKeeney Truck Line, 785-743-6778. DRIVER-OTR to haul cattle- CDL & references required- based In Hoxle & Olathe KS. Call 8am-6pm-800-542-7838 ROUTE DRIVER, Hays area. Must have Class A CDL. Doubles & HAZMAT endorsements. Home every night. Call 800-362-1087. KW TRUCKING, Inc., Osborne, KS. Now hiring full- time QTR drivers. Vacation pay, health insurance, flexible home time, late model equipment. Contact Jim or Lucy. 785-346-2932. RN OR LPN (new grads welcome) needed In Hays, full- time or part-time, days or evenings. Call Care 2000 Home Health at 800-5876502 or 785-472-7103. ALTERRA STERLING House of Hays, An assisted living residence, Is now accepting applications for full-time LPN to work the evening/day shifts. Position to start In mid July. Shared on-call with Healthcare Coordinator required. This position also has the opportunity for Increased responsibilities for the right candidate. Successful applications must have a positive and caring attitude and work as a team player. Competitive wages and a home like atmosphere. Apply In person to Alterra Sterling House 1801 E 27th, Hays KS 67601. 20 Gtntral Help Wanttd HAYS 24/7 Store Is accepting APPLICATIONS ARE now being accepted for day shift, full & part-time. Apply in person at: Semollno Coffee & Eatery, 110 W. 11th St., Hays, KS 67601. EOE MIDDLE-AGED COUPLE wanted. Cleaning & handyman live-In. Room plus salary. Green Acre Motel, La Crosse. .Call after 6 pm to 785-2222532. THIRSTY'S BREW Pub and Grill is accepting applications for all positions. Cooks, dishwashers, bussers, hosts, and waltstatf. Apply in person 2704 Vine, Hays KS. NOW HIRING FOR 2006 POSTAL JOBS! $18/hr start- Ing. Avg pay 57k/yr Federal benefits. No experience needed. l-800-584-i775. Ref # P2620. CONSTRUCTION LABORERS for asphalt paving company. Contact Nancy 9 VENTURE CORPORATION, Wf, TACO SHOP Is now hiring for day and evening positions. Apply at 333 W. 8th. or get an application at tacoshop.net. DUMP TRUCK DRIVERS for asphalt paving company. Contact Nancy @ VENTURE CORPORATION 21 4 SOUTH 281 HWY, GREAT BEND. Equal Employment Opportunity. NEEDING RESPONSIBLE Individual to assist w/ gymnasium flooring work in Hays & surrounding area for the remainder of summer. No exp necessary. Contact- Bill Von- lintel, 785-259-1331. OFFICE MANAGER needed' Strong organizational & computer skills required. Must be proficient with MS Office, Quicken, etc. Please e-mail resume with salary history to: GlobalSDArts @ aol.com. PART-TIME HELP wanted. Must have computer, bookkeeping, and accounting experience. Reply to The Hays "-"" News, C/Q BOX c-62, Box W, Hays K8 [Buy - Sail -Tr«d«l DM 628-1081 Special Notices ANONYMITY SAFEGUARD If you wish to respond to a Hays Daily News Blind Box advertise-! men) but do not want It to be forwarded to a particular person or business: (1) Put your letter or resume In an envelope addressed to The Hays Daily News Blind BOX: number. 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