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WASHINGTON (AP) - A top
Democrat accused the Bush adminis-
tration yesterday of undertaking a mas-
sive effort to rebuild Iraq without the
blessing of the American people as the
White House's $87 billion plan to res-
urrect that country hit more turbulence
in Congress.
Republican lawmakers voiced their
own doubts over the lack of foreign
contributions so far and the administra-
tion's failure to sell the proposal to the
public in a robust way.
But generally, they rallied behind Vice
President Dick Cheney and other admin-
istration officials who fanned out across
Capitol Hill to seek support for the pro-
posal. The GOP-led Congress still
seemed likely to approve Bush's plan
largely intact, with the Senate Appropri-
ations Committee writing its version of
the measure as early as Monday.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld
told committee yesterday that President
Bush's proposal - which includes
$20.3 billion to rebuild Iraq's govern-
ment and economy - was a prudent
investment in international security.
"Is $87 billion a great deal of
money? Yes," Rumsfeld said. "But can
our country afford it? The answer is
also yes. Because it is necessary for the
security of our nation and the stability
of the world."
No Democrat challenged that, and
most are likely to support the final bill.
But with huge federal deficits and the
weak U.S. economy looming as sensitive
political issues for next year's elections,
Democrats raised numerous questions
about the Iraqi reconstruction portion of
the plan.
In one exchange, the committee's
top Democrat, Sen. Robert Byrd of
West Virginia, repeatedly asked Rums-
feld when the administration had
received a public mandate for the Iraqi
reconstruction effort. Byrd noted that
officials have said a rebuilt, more dem-
ocratic Iraq could help stabilize the
Middle East.
"The American people never been
told that we're going into that country
to build a new nation, to build a new
government, to democratize the coun-
try and to democratize the Middle
East," Byrd said. "They were told
we're going in there because of
weapons of mass destruction."
At another point, Sen: Dianne Fein-
stein, (D-Calif), said Democrats eager
to cooperate resented their treatment
by the administration.

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More reserves possibly going to Iraq
The Pentagon may be forced within several weeks to alert a large number of
additional National Guard and Reserve troops for duty in Iraq, a senior general
said yesterday.
Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said
more reservists could be called upon if other countries do not soon pledge thou-
sands more troops to form a third multinational division in Iraq.
"We need to be making decisions about alerting reservists over the next four to
six weeks," he said. "I would think that by around the end of October or the
beginning of November we should be alerting those forces that may need to be
called up to relieve or be prepared to relieve (troops there now) if we don't have
specificity by then on a third" multinational division.
He said the Guard and Reserve troops should be notified about four months
before they would need to ship out because they require some training time.
Separately, a defense official said the Pentagon's personnel chief, David Chu,
has approved a new policy that will allow U.S. troops who are in Iraq on 12-
month assignments to take 15 days of vacation at some point during their tour.
Details are to be worked out by Central Command, the organization that runs
military operations in Iraq, the official said. The official disclosed the Chu
decision on condition of anonymity.
WASHINGTON
Dean leads Democrats in fundraising race
Front-runner Howard Dean has broken former President Bill Clinton's Democ-
ratic record for most money in a three-month burst, while new rival Wesley Clark
is turning to some of Clinton's most loyal and effective fund-raisers to help him
jump-start his presidential campaign.
No Democrat is coming close to President Bush's fund raising, however. Bush
is expected to collect about $43 million by the time the third quarter ends next
Tuesday, bringing his total this year to roughly $78 million, GOP officials said.
Dean, raising millions on the Internet, is likely to take in $13 million to $16
million this quarter, a campaign insider said. That would lift him to at least $23.5
million for the race so far and likely make him the Democratic money leader for
the year.
Democratic strategists say Dean could raise at least double what his party's
other top hopefuls will collect during the third quarter. The former Vermont gover-
nor has already passed the Democratic record set by Clinton, who took in $10.3
million over three months in 1995 for his re-election.

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WASHINGTON
FDA examines new
Alzheimer's drug
A drug long used in Germany to ease
the ravages of Alzheimer's disease took
a step toward the U.S. market yesterday
when government scientists backed
memantine as the first treatment specif-
ically for late stages of the mind-steal-
ing disease.
But the Food and Drug Administra-
tion's advisers struggled with how
much benefit memantine actually
offers, and if it could give false hope to
families of the most severely ill
patients.
"I believe this to be a very small
effect size," cautioned the panel's chair-
woman, Claudia Kawas a doctor at the
University of California, Irvine. "The
entire committee has certain concerns."
When it comes to benefit for the
most severe Alzheimer's patients,
"I'm very unimpressed," added
Roger Packer, a neuroscientist in
Washington.
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The stakes were high for the nation-
ally televised debate: One in five voters
in a recent poll was undecided, and
two-thirds said they would be swayed
by the face-off, which could be the
most-watched debate in California
political history.
Schwarzenegger set high expecta-
tions for his own performance by
repeatedly calling the forum "the Super
Bowl of debates," and his rivals in the
Oct. 7 recall election were expected to
try to challenge him or trip him up.
WASHINGTON
Very few schools
repeatedly dangerous
Only 52 of the nation's 91,000 public
schools are labeled persistently danger-
ous by their states, findings that allow
students in those few schools to transfer
to safer places but deny a similar option
for tens of millions of other children.
Schools not on the list are not neces-
sarily crime-free. There were nearly
700,000 violent crimes in America's
schools in 2000, the last year for which
government numbers were available.
The new school year marks the
first time that states must define and
identify their most dangerous
schools and let all students at those
schools enroll elsewhere in their dis-
trict. Most states have responded by
declaring they have no schools fit-
ting that description.
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NEW YORK (AP) - Facing resist-
ance from allies, President Bush
slowed his search yesterday for a Unit-
ed Nations resolution to encourage
other countries to pledge money and
peacekeeping troops for Iraq's recon-
struction. The administration said it
could take months to work out an
agreement.
With U.S. casualties rising and pres-
sure building to bring American sol-
diers home from Iraq, the uncertain
diplomatic timetable could cause the
Pentagon to call up more National
Guard or Reserve forces.
On a second day of diplomacy
after addressing the United Nations,
Bush received presidents and prime
ministers in his 35th floor suite of
the Waldorf-Astoria on Manhattan's
tony east side.
Bush did not solicit any contribu-
tions for money or soldiers when he
met with the leaders of India and
Pakistan, two countries that the
administration is counting on to set
up a third division of 10,000 to
15,000 multinational peacekeeping
forces, officials said.
And German Chancellor Gerhard
Schroeder, after talks with Bush, said
he did not feel "under time pressure"
about a resolution.
Secretttry of State Colin Powell
met, meanwhile, with the foreign
ministers of 10 countries that are on
the U.N. Security Council. Diplo-
matic sources said later that a U.S.
resolution would be introduced next
week.

With less than two weeks to go
before the election, the top candidates
vying to replace Gov. Gray Davis stud-
ied up yesterday for what could be the
only debate of the campaign to include
Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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