Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on September 19, 1990 · Page 9
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Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania · Page 9

Indiana, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, September 19, 1990
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Gazette NATION Saturday, September 20, 2003 — Page 9 Inmates train dogs By JUDI VILLA The Arizona Republic -FLORENCE, Ariz. — William Qonklin stabbed a prostitute naore than 40 times, killing her. ! JBut when he strokes the face of t»ani, a black Labrador mix, and bends over to gently kiss her paw, the only trace of the violence that defines his past is the cellblock Behind him. Wtonklin is among a dozen in- ngfates at the private Florence gQrrectional Center who are the , jfrst prisoners in the state to train Sfervice dogs for the disabled. £pnklin says it is a chance to p'rnash stereotypes about useless ijSmates. ?,""We're not all uneducated buffoons," said Conklin, 39, who served in the military before the jj$85 murder in Hawaii. "Some of Us are educated, articulate, Hopeful. Some of us will become productive members of society again regardless of our situations here. We can make a difference." 'Prison dog programs have popped up across the country in the past two decades. Officials say they not only benefit the disabled, who get service dogs for free, they also create calmer prisons and give inmates a chance to learn a skill. The Second Chance Prison Canine Program, based in Tucson, was modeled after a program that began in Washington state in 1981. Dogs are rescued from shelters, trained by inmates and given to the disabled. The program is funded through private donations and inmate fund- raisers. I The first six dogs in Arizona's program moved in with inmates last month, after their new handlers completed eight weeks of classroom work. The inmates are medium-security, from Alaska and Hawaii. Training could take 18 months. "This is the coolest thing in the world. I've got a dog in the joint," Conklin said. "When I wake up in the morning and she's staring at me and she starts to wag her tail, I know she's happy to see me. Not too many people in die joint can say somebody is happy to see them." 'Conklin dotes on Lani. "I got the prettiest dog of the bunch," he bragged. Jonathan 'Norton, 30,. and; Alphonzo Hampton, 29, both serving time for murder, are training Buddy. The shepherd mix was one day from being eu- thanized when he was rescued for the program. Buddy has a cage in the men's cell. They take him outside regularly, teach him basic commands and tend to his every need. Buddy was skittish at first but isn't anymore. -•"There's not'much to life in here," Norton said as he brushed Buddy. "It's very secluded, very closed off. We're in our own little world. A lot of times it feels empty in here. Not only was this away to give back, it was a way to improve our way of life." magic mist 'Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning -WATER & FIRE DAMAGE & RESTORATION STEAM DRY SYSTEM - dries in 1 hour Tile & Grout Cleaning CALL 1-8OO-452-33O6 Cut Heating Oil Costs This Winter Get your firewood ready now with a S77//1 chain saw! 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But if you live in states he carried overwhelmingly in 2000 — or lost by a similarly large margin — don't expect to see Air Force One anytime soon, unless it's 30,000 feet up. Bush has yet to visit Rhode Island, Vermont or Hawaii, for instance, states where Democrat AI Gore won handily in 2000. Nor. has he been to Idaho or Kansas, states he carried comfortably. "The political season will come in its own time. I've got a job to do," he said at a fund-raiser in the Philadelphia suburb of Drexel Hill earlier this week. That was during his 22nd visit as president to Pennsylvania. Even while claiming that politics remain out of season for him, Bush has attended more than two dozen such fund-raisers since last June, collecting nearly $65 million of an estimated $200 million goal for a primary season in whichjhe has no opposition. On the road almost constantly, he has used the visits — mostly a succession of day trips — to paint an optimistic picture of an America on the economic mend, which he credits to the tax cuts he pushed through Congress. That counters the continuing U.S. deaths in Iraq and a weak job market that have been pulling down Bush's approval ratings and contributing to GOP jitters about an election still 14 months away. By matching official-duties events with $2,000-a-ticket fund-raisers, the White House has been able to pass along part of the travel tab to taxpayers — a tactic used by all recent presidents seeking re-election. Florida, where Bush's brother Jeb is governor and where the 2000 race was ultimately decided, is his next favorite destination after Pennsylvania, with 16 presidential visits so far, followed by Missouri at 13 and Ohio and Michigan each at 11. Bush lost in Pennsylvania and Michigan in 2000 and won narrowly in Florida, Missouri and Ohio. Together, these five states hold 96 of the 270 electoral votes needed to win. Bush has also made multiple trips to Wisconsin, Iowa, Oregon, New Mexico and Minnesota, all states which he lost narrowly in 2000, and to Arizona, Tennessee and West Virginia, where he won by small margins. He has visited California eight times. Gore won the state decisively in 2000, but GOP strategists think it could be competitive in 2004, with its huge prize of 55 electoral votes. Bush advisers say it's not surprising that the president would begin campaigning in states that were close last time, given expectations that they'will be again. "We expect a close race in 2004. The campaign is raising the resources throughout the nation," said Bush campaign spokesman Scott Stanzel. President pushes global trade efforts By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON — President Bush touted his efforts to expand global trade as a job-creating boon for small businesses, even as he mulled whether to keep tariffs on foreign-made steel that have provoked questions about his free-trade credentials. "We are encouraging trade by opening markets for our goods and services," Bush said today in his weekly radio address. "When the rules are fair and enforced and the playing field is level, our workers, farmers, ranchers and small business owners can compete with anybody in the world." Imposed in March 2002, the White House has argued that tariffs were merely supposed to give the domestic steel industry a needed three-year respite from foreign competition to regroup and consolidate. At least 35 steel producers have declared bankruptcy since 1998, eliminating 50,000 jobs. 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