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Port Huron, Michigan
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Sunday, March 14, 1999
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6A TIMES HERALD, PORT HURON, MICHIGAN National News. SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 1999 I .'Mi Mini Blinds acoosss (Slliiinita ctf Itoiijs&GiDinig exflaocaftiiai) I&5DD The Associated Press WASHINGTON Republican Gov. Ed Schafer of North Dakota, in the weekly GOP radio address Saturday, praised a congressional move to free states from some restrictions on federal education while criticizing what he said were President Clinton's attempts to "hijack" the measure. The governor lauded the so-called ed-flex bills, approved Thursday with bipartisan support in both the House Pfff EZJ n Biern OP5 ry i ii i 3 1605 PINE GROVE 982-3794 -v . .. f MUorris Denture Clinic A new smile for a new near! Call TOLL-FREE 1 (888) 578-2748 Located minutes away from the Blue Water Bridge 640 Cathcart Blvd. Sarnia, Ontario and Senate, for increasing states' flexibility in spending federal education money. He said the measures recognize the distinct challenges each state faces in educating its children. Gov. Schafer accused the administration, however, of injecting partisan politics into the education debate. Democratic lawmakers and the president unsuccessfully sought to block parts of the Senate version of the bill that shift to special education programs money expected to help pay for the president's new-teachers plan this year. "The president and his Democrat allies in the Senate should not have tried to hijack this important bill for his poll-driven plan to have the federal government pay for 100,000 new teachers in local schools," said Gov. Schafer, vice chairman of the Republican Governors Association. Gov. Schafer said some states, including his own, are meeting the goal of the president's proposal to reduce average class sizes to 18 pupils in early elementary grades. He insisted teachers and schools would prefer spending the money on special education. Republicans complain the federal government, while dictating the rules states must follow on special education, provides only 7 to 12 of the costs of those programs. Current law allows the federal government to contribute a maximum of 40 of a state's special education budget. "Republicans believe it is irresponsible to launch new, expensive federal programs without adequately funding existing programs first,'! Gov. Schafer said. ' He called the administration's plan endemic of the very problem the ed-flex measures try to eliminate: "It doesn't take into account all the differences we have across this country," he said. The president did not immediately threaten a veto this week, but said he would try to eliminate the special education funding provision. Navy plans to privatize weapons handling dia si troro "fl 5S)0 We've got your STATLERS, brother! ! ! 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Critics insist placing the handling of the nation's Tomahawk missiles and torpedoes in private hands would jeopardize security. "Handling ammunition is not like handling groceries," said Wiley Pearson, a defense policy analyst for the union representing civilian weapons handlers. "You need special skills, and you need special oversight. As a matter of national defense and national security, there is a huge risk here." Cmdr. Cullin countered that pri vatization has been occurring in the past 15 years in many sectors of the Navy's operations. Officials did not move forward with the weapons handling plan until they were certain security would not be compromised, he said. "That's why you find it being one of the last ones" for privatization, he said. "We needed to ensure that the appropriate regulations were in place before we could move forward." The Navy does not plan to review the submitted bids until Jan. 1, 2001, he said. The privatization effort, which was included in fiscal year 1999 budget plans for the Navy, is expected to save $8 billion by 2005. About 80,500 jobs will be outsourced as part of the plan. Flynn to head Catholic Alliance nonpartisan political action group for Catholic voters that was founded in 1995 as a branch of the conservative Christian Coalition. "It's doing what I believe in and what is consistent with the social justice position of the Catholic Church," Mr. Flynn said. The Associated Press BOSTON Raymond L. Flynn, the former mayor of Boston and U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, is taking a new job as head of a national Catholic political organization. Beginning Wednesday, Mr. Flynn will head the Catholic Alliance, a Are you ready for some sunshine in your life? Call SCHULZ TRAVEL, INC. 217 Huron Avenue Port Huron 984-8900 knml St Paiifs Spring Ckaiun SAVINGS IN EVERY DEPARTKIOT! "A JAdA CcmtftU -Hobty Cutif Pine Grove at Garfield PASTIME HOBBIES 982-2874 Would Ufa to ive&ome... 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