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  1. 1. Oil flowing from offshore spigot still years away FRONT PAGE 9 CharlotteSunOLE MISS SHOCKS FLORIDA CHINA IN SPACE DISPLAY OF AMBITION AND WEEKLY HERALD Jevan Snead threw two touchdown passes, ran for another score and led the Rebels to a stunning 31-30 victory at Chinese astronaut makes nation’s FRONT No. 4 Florida on Saturday. SPORTS PAGE 7 first-ever spacewalk. PAGE 12 AN EDITION OF THE SUN VOL. 116 NO. 272 AMERICA’S BEST COMMUNITY DAILY SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2008 www.sunnewspapers.net $1.75 Pair of polls gives Obama edge in debate BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS telephone interviews with 524 WASHINGTON — A pair of adults who watched the debate one-night polls gave Barack and had a margin of error of Obama a clear edge over John plus or minus 4.5 percentage McCain in their first presidential points. The CBS survey involved debate. online interviews with 483 Fifty-one percent said uncommitted voters who saw Obama, the Democrat, did a the debate and had an error better job in Friday night’s margin of plus or minus 4 faceoff while 38 percent pre- points. It was conducted by ferred the Republican McCain, his opponent. understands their needs than from before the debate. Knowledge Networks, which according to a CNN-Opinion About six in 10 said each did a said so about McCain. In another Obama advantage initially selected the respon- Research Corp. survey of adults. better job than expected. Seven Seventy-eight percent said in the CBS poll, far more said dents by telephone. Obama was widely consid- in 10 said each seemed capable McCain is prepared to be their image of him had Both polls were conducted ered more intelligent, likable of being president. president, about the same improved as a result of the Friday night. and in touch with peoples’ In a CBS News poll of people proportion of uncommitted debate than said it had wors- Polls conducted on one night problems, and by modest not committed to a candidate, voters as said so before the ened. More also said their view can be less reliable than surveys margins was seen as the 39 percent said Obama won the debate. Sixty percent said of McCain had gotten better conducted over several nights stronger leader and more debate, 24 percent said McCain Obama is ready — a lower score rather than worse, but by a because they only include the sincere. Most said it was McCain and 37 percent called it a tie. than McCain, but a solid 16- modest margin. views of people available that who spent more time attacking Twice as many said Obama percentage-point improvement The CNN poll involved particular evening. Community Film star banking banks NOT Paul Newman dies at 83 By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN on federal bailout deal ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER WESTPORT, Conn. — Paul Newman, the Oscar-winning superstar who personified cool as Local lenders have the anti-hero of such films as “Hud,” “Cool Hand Luke” and “The Color of Money” Charlotte State Bank escaped turmoil by NOT — followed by a second act as an activist, race car driver and popcorn impresario — has died. investing heavily in He was 83. Newman died Friday at his subprime mortgages farmhouse near Westport follow- W ing a long battle with cancer, By BOB FLISS NEWMAN publicist Jeff Sanderson said. He CHARLOTTE BUSINESS EDITOR was surrounded by his family and all Street may be in an uproar but Main INSIDE close friends. Street is still open for business – although In May, Newman dropped plans it may be a stretch to say “business as Though best to direct a fall production of “Of Calusa National Bank known as an usual.” Mice and Men” at Connecticut’s actor, Newman Charlotte County’s community banks are was also Westport Country Playhouse, Although still lending money to qualified borrowers. professionally citing unspecified health issues. Although business is slow right now, they involved in The following month, a friend Charlotte can at least take comfort in the fact that the motorsports. disclosed that he was being treated State’s loan nation’s small banks didn’t play a conspicu- for cancer and Martha Stewart, ous role in the “no-questions-asked” mort- • See SPORTS also a friend, posted photos on her activity has gage lending that has ballooned into the Web site of Newman looking gaunt slowed, prospect of a $700 billion – or more – gov- at a charity luncheon. ernment bailout. But true to his fiercely private nature, Newman the bank While Congress attempts to fend off the remained cagey about his condition, reacting to remains financial emergency, Main Street bankers Florida Community Bank reports that he had lung cancer with a statement saying only that he was “doing nicely.” profitable. are just trying to carry on as best they can. As an actor, Newman got his start in theater Whatever economic terrors the future And like holds, the fact remains that the American and on television during the 1950s, and went on many economy has shown astonishing resilience NEWMAN | P6 businesses, until this year. The savings and loan crisis of nearly 20 it’s using years ago is now a distant INSIDE the slack time to get memory – although one worth reviving, since the Congressional leaders said Plastic Greens planted in bailout plan is likely to Saturday they ready for include a new, bigger ver- hoped to reach Marine Bank sion of the Resolution an agreement the next Florida races Trust Co., the financial on a multibil- upswing. institution created to liq- lion-dollar bailout plan for uidate the assets of failed the financial thrifts. Resolution Trust sector before By STEVE REILLY actually did its job, and the markets STAFF WRITER the crisis was contained. open Monday. Repeated efforts by the Sun over several days “We get a little blinded to reach Aniana H. Robas — listed as a Green here in Florida because we • See page 2 Party candidate in are in one of the hardest- the Florida State hit states in the nation,” Senate District 27 — said Craig DeYoung, president of Charlotte National Bank of SW Florida failed. State Bank. “And it’s hard to see the light at the That shouldn’t be SUN PHOTOS BY BOB FLISS end of the tunnel when we’re that deep in it. surprising. But there are areas of the nation that are still Representatives of the Green Party of Florida performing.” haven’t been able to reach Robas — nor four Although Charlotte State’s loan activity has other candidates who have declared themselves slowed, the bank remains profitable. And like as Green Party candidates in Florida state races. many businesses, it’s using the slack time to Robas and the others may declare themselves as get ready for the next upswing. Charlotte Green Party candidates but they’ve had no State recently opened its sixth retail banking involvement with the Green Party itself. “It’s an obvious scam,” said District 27 State Sen. Dave Aronberg, a Democrat who is seeking BANKS | P7 Peninsula Bank PLASTIC | P6 INDEX| FRONT: Nation 2,8,9,10,12 | Election 4 | State 5 | Health 11 | World 12,13,14,15 | Weather 16 | OUR TOWN: Police Beat 3 | Obituaries 5 | Crossword 8 | Abby 9 Sunday Edition $1.75 High Low Look inside for valuable coupons This year’s savings to date ... CHARLIE SAYS ... SUN COUPON $60,906 I hope that they’re going to keep making the salad 85 73 VALUE METER dressing. Not that I eat salad, mind you. I’m an alligator, for crying out loud. 7 05252 00075 3 Cloudy with scattered rain.
  2. 2. Front Page 2 H/D/E/N/C www.sunnewspapers.net NATIONAL NEWS The Sun /Sunday, September 28, 2008 White House, Congress push for bailout deal WASHINGTON (AP) — directly involved in the ers again, they said. Nervously eyeing the talks. Many House Republi- markets’ next trading “The goal is to come up cans object to several session, congressional with a final agreement by parts of the administra- Democrats and Republi- tomorrow,” said Senate tion’s approach. Negotia- can senators pushed for Majority Leader Harry tors sought to accommo- an agreement Saturday Reid, D-Nev. “We may not date enough of their on a multibillion-dollar be able to do that, but demands to entice a bailout for the financial we’re trying very hard.” reasonable number them sector. He said he hoped for an to back the eventual plan, House Republicans announcement by 6 p.m. which is nearly certain to said they would not be EDT Sunday, just hours be unpopular with many stampeded into accept- before the Asian markets voters. ing an unwise rescue. But reopen for the week. Democrats and admin- in a sign of possible “Everybody is waiting for istration officials said progress, the House Rules this thing to tip a little bit they were willing to Committee began draft- too far,” he said, so “we include House Republi- ing guidelines for a may not have another cans’ idea of having the debate and vote that day.” government insure could take place as early House Speaker Nancy distressed mortgage- as Sunday, which would Pelosi, D-Calif., said an backed securities — but send the bill to the announcement might only as an option, not a Senate for final passage come as early as Saturday replacement for the on Monday. night. But House Repub- AP PHOTO broader idea of buying President Bush, seeking lican leaders, who have Protestors against the Wall Street Bail Out, rally at an event sponsored by Bail Out People, those toxic securities. swift action, sent Trea- resisted some elements Before Bankers, in New York's Times Square, Saturday. “There may be a way in sury Secretary Henry of the Bush administra- which that could be Paulson back to the tion’s proposal, seemed just staff members. “We billion in tax dollars may to derail the economy accommodated as part of Capitol, where lawmakers less certain. should not be bailing out be needed to cover Wall and plunge the country the toolbox” available to were working through the “There are a lot of Wall Street on the backs Street firms’ mistakes. into a long depression. the Treasury Department, weekend. issues still on the table,” of American taxpayers,” The president spoke Some lawmakers likened said Sen. John Thune, R- Presidential politics House Minority Leader he said. with Paulson, McCain the situation to a major S.D. “As a practical again played a role in the John Boehner, R-Ohio, Earlier, Bush expressed and other Republican car wreck that has matter, that can’t be the bargaining. Republican told reporters at confidence that lawmak- lawmakers during the backed up traffic — engine that drives this John McCain and Demo- midafternoon, just as ers soon would approve a day, said White House credit, in this case — for bill,” he said. crat Barack Obama called lawmakers entered the rescue plan. He acknowl- spokesman Tony Fratto. miles. The rescue is It was unclear whether key negotiators and first negotiating session edged that many Ameri- The bailout is intended meant to remove the House Republicans portrayed themselves as that involved senators cans are frustrated and to rescue bankers from wreckage so credit can would accept those helping without getting and House members, not angry that up to $700 bad loans that threaten start moving to borrow- terms. Senate sends big spending bill to Bush to sign WASHINGTON (AP) — on foreign sources of of low-income heating Mexico off limits. But it drilling ban. Taxpayers for Common Automakers gained $25 energy” by lifting the subsidies, and smaller could set the stage for the Democrats also wanted Sense, a watchdog group, billion in taxpayer- offshore drilling ban and spending items such as government to offer to avoid an election-year discovered 2,322 pet subsidized loans and oil opening up huge reserves $24 million more for food leases in some Atlantic clash with Bush that projects totaling $6.6 companies won elimina- of oil shale in the West. shipments to the elderly. federal waters as early as would have played in his billion. That included tion of a long-standing The Pentagon is in line The loan package for 2011. favor. They are willing to 2,025 in the defense ban on drilling off the for a record budget. In automakers would reward Also in the bill is money take their chances that portion alone that cost a Atlantic and Pacific coasts addition to $70 billion them with $25 billion in to avert a shortfall in Pell Democrat Barack Obama total of $4.9 billion. as the Senate passed a approved this summer for below-market loans, college aid grants and will be elected president Critics of such “earmarks” sprawling spending bill operations in Iraq and costing taxpayers $7.5 solve problems in the in November and permit promise to scrutinize Saturday. Afghanistan, the Defense billion to subsidize the Women, Infants and increases for scores of them in coming weeks The 78-12 vote sent the Department would retooling of plants and Children program deliver- programs squeezed by and months for links to $634 billion measure to receive $488 billion, a 6 development of technolo- ing healthy foods to the Bush each year. lobbyists and campaign President Bush, who was percent increase. The gies to help U.S. carmak- poor. Bush had threatened to contributions. expected to sign it even spending bill also offers ers to build cleaner, more In addition to the veto bills that did not cut though it spends more money and contains aid to victims of flooding in the Midwest and recent fuel efficient cars. Com- panies would not have to Pentagon’s budget, there is $40 billion for the the number and cost of pet projects in half or HEALTH Hevery Sunday in more pet projects than he hurricanes across the begin repaying the loans Homeland Security cause agency operating would have liked. The measure is needed to keep the government Gulf Coast. Such a huge bill usually would dominate the end- for five years, drawing objections from Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., who predict- Department and $73 billion for veterans’ programs and military budgets to exceed his request. Democrats ignored the edict as they APPENINGS operating beyond the of-session agenda on ed they would return for base construction pro- drafted the plan and the current budget year, Capitol Hill. But it went more help when the jects. Combined with the White House has appar- which ends Tuesday. As a below the radar screen money is due. Defense Department’s ently backed down. Feeling Fit result, the legislation is because attention Republicans made spending, that amounts one of the few bills this focused on the congres- ending the coastal drilling to about 60 percent of the election year that simply must pass. Bush’s signa- sional bailout of Wall Street. ban a central campaign issue this summer as $4- budget work Congress must pass each year. A d ve r t i s i n g A c c o u n t ture would mean Con- gress could avoid a lame- The measure settles dozens of battles that plus per gallon gasoline stoked voter anger and Democrats came under criticism from the GOP E x e c u t i v e Po s i t i o n duck session after the have brewed for months turned public opinion in for short-circuiting the Nov. 4 election. between the Democrats favor of more exploration. normal process for a Th e C h a r l o t t e S u n i s l o o k i n g f o r s a l e s White House who run Congress and The action does not spending bill after it professionals looking for an exciting career spokesman Tony Fratto the White House and its mean drilling is imminent became clear that Repub- said the bill “stands as a GOP allies. and still leaves the oil- licans would force w i t h a dva n c e m e n t o p p o r t u n i t i e s . reminder of the failure of The administration rich eastern Gulf of difficult votes on the Does this describe yo u : the Democratic Congress won approval of the · Aggressive to fund the government defense budget. 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