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M A WE DAILY NCWS JOURNAL (Mulfreestiorb, Term.) THURSDAY, NOV. 20, 2003 National Muslims running for office Number of candidates slowly rebounding BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) In his run for Congress, friends have advised Maad Abu-Ghazalah to change his name. Get rid of "Abu" because it will remind people of Osama bin Laden, they've told him. But Abu-Ghazalah can't imagine doing that, and his full name alongside a picture of the Statue of Liberty remains on the red, white and blue signs stacked in his campaign headquarters for this Bay Area district. "People have to get accustomed to seeing a name like that on their ballot," he said. "If nobody starts, they'll never get used to it." Abu-Ghazalah's candidacy may be a hopeful sign for Muslim-American groups, which believe Islamic candidates are slowly returning to the political scene after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks blunted their progress. In the 2000 election, about 700 candidates ran and 153 were elected, according to the American Muslim Alliance, a national civic group based across the San Francisco Bay in Newark. But by 2002, that number dropped to about 60 candidates. For this month's elections, the alliance doesn't yet have exact figures. National .chairman Agha -Saeed says it's likely, that only a handful of Muslim candidates were on the ballot, but adds that's largely because it was an election off-year. "I think that in 2004, you're going to continue seeing the rise of political involvement," said Salam Al-Marayati, executive director of - . AP photo Maad Abu-Ghazalah, a Palestinian Muslim running for the 12th congressional district seat held by U.S. Rep. Tom Lan-tos, sits on the floor of his campaign headquarters next to campaign signs in Burlingame, Calif., Monday Nov. 10. the Muslim Public Affairs Council. "Now politics is seen as a means of survival. The only way to really secure your rights is to be involved." The candidates span a range of ethnicities r Asian, black, Arab and are both Republican and Democrat. In this year's races, Bangladeshi immigrant Shahab Ahmed became the second non-white person ever elected to a council seat in Hamtramck, Mich., a largely Polish city. In Houston, Pakistani real estate developer M.J. Khan is headed to a city council runoff next month. Twenty-three-year old Mostafa Alsharif lost his bid for a Knoxville council seat. Kamal Nawash, who was running for Virginia state Senate, and Afeefa Syeed, who sought a place on the Loudoun County, Va., board of supervisors also were unsuccessful. At least two others, Abu-Ghazalah and Melvin Bilal, a black Baltimore attorney seeking a city council seat, are running for office next year. The candidates' reasons for running are varied, but some say their efforts have taken on a greater meaning after Sept. 11, contradicting stereotypes that paint Muslims as terrorists and generating excitement within their communities. The campaign trail often in cludes discussions that go beyond the standard local fare of overcrowded schools and curbside recycling, some said. Nawash talked about traffic and education in his Virginia district, but the Palestinian immigration attorney said people also asked how he felt about the war in Iraq and the Middle East conflict. Arab media outlets clamored for interviews and the U.S. government's Voice of America broadcasting service spoke with him three times, he said. "The perception by the Arab and Muslim world is that the United States hates them because they are Muslim, hates them because they are Arab, hates them because of their culture, and is declaring war against them," Nawash said. "It kind of casts doubt on the allegations that they are making ... when here we have a Palestinian who wasn't even born in the United States and wins the nomination" of the state Republican party. Houston candidate Khan said he hopes religion and ethnicity will not be factors in the runoff. "If anybody is supporting me just because I'm a Muslim or just because I'm a Pakistani-American, I would consider that as a disrespect for myself because I bring a whole lot more to the table," he said. : Source: Authorities are investigating Limbaugh for money laundering Commentator responds with strong denial WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) Authorities are investigating whether Rush Limbaugh illegally funneled money to buy prescription painkillers, a law enforcement source who spoke on condition of anonymity said Wednesday. In his third day back on the air after rehab, Limbaugh responded .with a blanket denial of the allegations first reported Tuesday by ABC News. "I was not laundering money. 1 was withdrawing money for crying out loud," Limbaugh said in his three-hour broadcast. - Limbaugh was absent from his show for five weeks after announcing he was entering a drug rehabilitation program because of his addiction to prescription painkillers. But he told listeners.' he could tell them little about the allegations. "I know where the story comes from, I know who's behind it, and I know what the purpose of the story is, and I'll be able to tell you at some point," he said. Law enforcement sources in Palm Beach County, where Limbaugh owns a $24 million ocean-front mansion, previously confirmed that a criminal investigation into a prescription drug ring involved the conservative radio commentator. His former maid, Wilma Cline, reported supplying him with OxyContin and other Limbaugh painkillers. Authorities learned two years ago during an investigation of U.S. Trust bank in New York that, Limbaugh withdrew cash 30 to 40 times from his account at amounts just under the $10,000 bank reporting requirement, ABC sfews reported Tuesday. S- A bank employee was report- ed to have delivered some cash to Limbaugh. Limbaugh told listeners the report was misleading and said that he had the bank bring cash to him at his New York office "maybe" four times, if that many." Otherwise, he said he obtained cash from a bank in Florida, where he was living. "When I went to get cash, I took a check to the bank. I went to the bank officer. I said, 'Here's my check,' and they gave me the cash. There were witnesses to this," he said. Limbaugh's lawyer, Roy Black, did not return a phon For the first time in Conference USA's history, the Cincinnati Bearcats failed to win a regular season title. And that wasn't the only way they came up short. They failed to win 18 games for the first time since 1988-89. They failed to win a game in the conference and NCAA tournaments. Most of all, they failed coach Bob Huggins, who came back only two weeks after a heart attack. Briefly New charges are filed against alleged aide NEW YORK (AP) The government filed new charges Wednesday against a New York civil rights lawyer accused of helping a jailed terrorist .deliver messages to his followers. . . .. The new charges; against Lynne Stewart, and against an Arabic translator and a U.S. postal worker accused of working with her, were announced by Attorney General John Ashcroft in Washington. The government updated its indictment of the three after a federal judge in July threw out a charge accusing them of providing material support or resources to terrorists. U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl said at the time that prosecutors had applied an anti-terrorism law in a way that was unconstitutionally vague. Creditors file lawsuit against former execs TROY, Mich. (AP) Six former Kmart executives charged the company for nannies, luxury cars and private chauffeurs even as the discount retailer fought a losing battle against bankruptcy, creditors said in a lawsuit. , : The lawsuit filed Tuesday by the Kmart Creditor trust alleges that former chief executive and chairman Chuck Conaway, former president Mark Schwartz and the four others cost Kmart more than $1 billion in personal expenses. - The lawsuit says Conaway billed Kmart $106,191 for improvements to his private home, including $34,948 for a guard house. He had two company-is-' sued Jaguars, plus a Lincoln Navigator and a driver to take his children to school. nTyhounkA For ym ACT Voting Y WeHferJK u US II Robert & Rhonda your A"4 RiUhics'2003 FAVORITE JEWELRY STORE and Second 893-2414 Favorite Gift Store wrEzS 1650 Memorial Blvd. Murfreesboro, TN Next to Hastings. AUSTIN AUDIO VISUAL DESIGN Come visit your local sose showroom And now your local zenith HD Dealer Home Theater WholeHouse audio Home Automation HDTV Security Satellite Sharp Phillips Panasonic Let us bring your home to life 707 W. Main Street M'boro, TN 615-890-2775 www.austinav.com 10th Annual Murfreesboro C r a f t Artists Tour L 10am - 5pm November 22 - 23 Stones River Crafts Association - Turning Point Clay Studio 48 15 Franklin Rd. 890-0197 Harry Hearne-Raku Pottery Anne Rob-Gold & Sterling Jewelry Vickie VI p per man Weaving Major Hall - Metal Sculpture Popcorn Studio Pottery 2031 NlionLn. 896-9167 wwwpopcornpotttry.com Ray ft Susan AUn -Stoneware John Mosi Wood Turning Sam Simi - Stained Glasi Brown View Forge 3538 Cripple Creek Rd. 890-3805 Joe Brown Hand Forged Iron Work Margaret Sunsera Wood Jewelry Alan Dalgre - Shaker Chairs Cindy Dalgre Herbal Wreaths Mike Novak Handmade Glass Norris Hall www.NorrIsHallStudio.com 341 County Farm Rd. 890-5510 Clocks, Sculpture, Home Accessories Galerie Saville 123 Church St. 896-3801 Don 8t Doraln RounsavH Stained Glass Studio S Pottery 1426 Avon Rd. 896-0789 Lewis Snyder - Pottery Eric Snyder Pottery Red Oak Studio 2925 Bartow Rd. 273-2147 Bill ft Judy Htim- Potttry Ramsey Halt 2430 Klnpvood Lane 8907417 Ramsey Hall - Jewelry Lee Ann Walker - Fiber Go to: www.stonesrivercraft.org for map & more Info or call: 848-1079 Look for the yellow 8t red directional signs iff vji icisvr v wines Si liquors 902 Memorial 8ML 8954116 ) PANGAEA Clothing, wwi try, Ciito 1721 21 A So NBriN 29666 MLTTftCTS m NW Broad St toO-MOt iNittndosohooloAuMVtitooiii 2744C68 Business Solutions 898-8219 Gorttown Square 849-7756 Hair, Nail Car, Waxing, Masag 314 WLoky 890-6620 Ca'SryBanking fUthy A- CmtW pgMAx ewe aia-rTP in iwa Moum KM.O. m JOftT LT0 STATU FAflM JKANNMI ALMON 12SHtogParkDr. S96-2013 Hme9W4234 Very Special Thanks to: Grannh, Whhenant ft Associates PC Cadetl Compute Wot -Mart Henderson Oil Leslie Hail School of Dance ft Dancln Feet Boutique n w in i s-is- s r &CHILI COOK-OFF SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 10:00 AM WHERE : Meet at Rutherford County Sherriff's Department on Salem Hwy at 10:00 am WHAT : Bring a new toy for the local area Toys for Tots campaign, and parade ride to Sloan's for chili, refreshments and fun! SPONSORED BY : Rutherford County Sherriff's Office, Murfreesboro, LaVergne, Eagleville and Smyrna Police Departments Non-Riders may bring Toy Donations to Sloan's 2233 Northwest Broad Street Murfreesboro 615-893-0150 ext. 1014 All Riders Toy Donations Qualify for wr 150 SLOANS REWARDS POINTS! For more info goto: SthAJ$X' , N , www.sloansmotorcycle.com The Tennessee Technology Center at Murfreesboro 848-5140 1303 Old Fort Parkway www.murfreesboro.tec.tn.us 2 WINTER 2004 I TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS mm 1 r-4 Pi a 3 3 HEALTHCARE RELATED COURSES NET Prep Instructor David Burks TuesTTiurs, 3:30pm-5:30pm Medical Terminology Instructor Donna Lamb TuesThurs, 6pm-9pm Anatomy & Physiology Instructor Jason Hayes TuesThurs, 6pm-9pm ' Medical Coding I Instructor. Lydia Younger TuesThurs, 6pm-9pm Prerequisite: Medical Terminology Medical Coding II Instructor Candy Gilbert TuesThurs, 6pm-9pm Prerequisites: Medical Terminology & Medical Coding I Medical Transcription I Instructor Kay Warren TuesThurs, 6pm-9pm Prerequisites: Wjndows & Keyboarding, Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology (preferred) Health Unit Coordinator Instructor D. Barnett TuesThurs, 6pm-9pm cpzcial iriTcnssf RELATED COURSES i Floral Design Instructor Bill Trombley Thursdays, 6pm-9pm Accounting I Instructor Linda McAteer TuesThurs, 6pm8pm Conversational Spanish Instructor C, Potocarreo TuesThurs, 6pm-9pm Digital Photography Instructor Peden Tuesdays, 6pm-9pm . Quickbooks Instructor Julie Hight TuesThurs, 6pm-9pm COMPUTER RELATED COURSES n PowerPoint for Educators Instructor Debbie Mahan TuesThurs, 4pm-6pm Q Windows & Keyboarding , Instructor Lee Christopher TuesThurs, 6pm-9pm 1 Beginning Microsoft Word & Excel Instructor: James Ward TuesThurs, 6pm-9pm Fundamentals of AutoCAD Instructor J. McConnell TuesThurs, 6pm-9pm INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE . , ' RELATED COURSES H Welding I Instructor Winston Shelton TuesThurs, 6pm-9pm B Electrical Fundamentals Instructor TBD TuesThurs, 6pm-9pm EBHVACII Instructor: Greg Perakes TuesThurs, 6pm-9pm O Machine Shop II & III Instructor Mike Schoen TuesThurs, 6pm-9pm Q Motor Controls II Instructor Joe Steiner TuesThurs, 6pnv9pm Registration Begins November 14, 2003 & continues through the first week of class. Classes begin on Thurs-, January 8 at 6:00 pm. Payment is due upon registration. Register between 8:0O4:00pm weekdays. Evening registration Is available on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. You may also register by phone If paying with VISA or MASTERCARD at 615-89&-8010 or 615448-5140. All classes are scheduled on Tuesday & Thursday nights. Classes will meet from January 8th through March 16th. Thirty hour classes are $131.00 and al! other clifeses are $166.00. Books and supplies cost extra. Most classes meet from 6:00-9:00 pm. Call now for details and registration.

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