Migrant deal made BY LORNE COOK AND RAF CASERT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PIKE’S CORNER I am stuck at home again. Not because I have been bad but because my sister took a major crash on her bike and is broken and home mending on the sofa. She is going to be just fi ne but mom says she needs me home each day to help keep her moral up. Meanwhile Captain Idiot Rome is at work getting all the extra treats he can eat and getting to go outside in the big fenced yard unattended for hours a day and I am stuck inside with short pee breaks on kid watch. In my sisters defense she does feel pretty crummy. Mom has her eating milkshakes and jello and all kinds of other liquid yumminess that can be slurped through a straw. Not a lot of crumbs coming ole’ Pikes way if you know what I mean. Since mom is home my brother is not smuggling any food contraband up to his room. So again… no extra treats for Pike. I am wasting away I tell you. Breakfast and dinner and no snacks make for a very grumpy puppy. Mom says it’s ok and everything is going to fi ne by Friday. My grandma will be arriving so we will have someone to distract my sister so I can go back to work. Thanks be to DOG.. Mom meanwhile is a cleaning, sewing nut. Cleaning for Grandma’s arrival and sewing new custom slings for my sisters’ arm that is in a cast. A few years ago when my sister broke her elbow at horse camp mom made her custom slings. Now she is a bit bigger so the old ones don’t fi t. My sister the fashionista designed the latest adventure and mom is sewing like crazy to get it done so when my sister goes back to school next week she will be the talk of the playground for all the right reasons. I honestly think my mom should market these babies. Every kid should get to have a cool sling like these. It is taking a little longer this time because mom has a lot of other stuff she has going on but it’s looking pretty cool. I guess if you have to spend spring break at home babysitting your broken sister this is a pretty good family do it with. After this last weekend I am hoping things get a little more normal. Mom and dad are doing the Hilo 1/2 marathon on Sunday and that is the only craziness I hope they have to deal with. Here is to a mellow weekend. Now if I can just convince my sister to watch Harry Potter again we should be in business. ~Ruff 808-322-2988/Fax 808-322-2303 7:30-5:00 Monday-Friday 78-6728 Walua Road • Kailua Kona www.keauhouvet.com 8-5 pm on Saturday Emergency call 24/7 Pike Jacob Head, DVM I’m a St. Patrick Pup! Happy 8th birthday to me! Prices good Friday & Saturday only! March 18 & 19, 2016 anks to you! Mountain Apple Brand 899 COUPON SUPER Good March 18 & 19, 2016 Without coupon 1.29, Limit 3 per coupon. 118-30 Yaki Sushi Nori Shirakiku Kiwami 10 sheets Roasted Seaweed99¢ ea. 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Descriptive, typographical and/or photographical errors are subject to correction. Not all products may be available at KTA Downtown. ea. 2 f $o 5 r f o r2 $3 3A WEST HAWAII TODAY | FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016 Countries agree to send thousands to Turkey BRUSSELS — European Union leaders have agreed upon a common stance on a plan to send tens of thousands of migrants back to Turkey something they will propose to Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu later on Friday. At late night talks in Brussels on Thursday, leaders backed a mandate for negotiations with Turkey that they said would not result in mass deportations and some differences were bridged over sweeteners to give Turkey in exchange for its help. “The 28 have agreed on a proposal,” French President Francois Hollande said. “It was late in the evening, but it has been done.” But Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said that reaching an agreement had not been easy. “There too, it is a complicated process,” he said. “I think we can get a deal out of this, we have to get a deal out of this. But the race is not really finished yet.” Desperate to ease the pressure placed on A woman hangs laundry on tree branches as a child walks by at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, Thursday. VADIM GHIRDA/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Europe’s borders by the arrival of more than 1 million migrants in a year, the EU has turned to Turkey hoping to stem the flow of refugees into overburdened Greece. The plan would essentially outsource Europe’s biggest refugee emergency in decades to Turkey, despite concerns about its sub-par asylum system and human rights abuses. Under it, the EU would pay to send new migrants arriving in Greece who don’t qualify for asylum back to Turkey. For every migrant returned, the EU would accept one Syrian refugee, for a total of 72,000 people to be distributed among European states. In exchange for the help of Turkey — home to 2.7 million Syrian refugees — the EU will offer up to 6 billion euros ($6.6 billion) in aid, an easing of visa restrictions for Turkish citizens and faster EU membership talks. The summit chairman, EU Council President Donald Tusk, and Rutte are scheduled to present Europe’s terms for an agreement to Davutoglu on Friday for his endorsement. If Davutoglu objects, the heads of state and government of the 28 EU nations will meet again to reconsider their position. But Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel warned that Turkey must not expect a free ride. “An agreement can be no blank check,” he said after the first day of the summit. “A deal is possible but not a certainty. We’d rather have no agreement than a bad agreement.” Human rights groups and leading EU legislators have decried the plan as a cynical cave-in, sacrificing universal rights to pander to a restless electorate fed up with hosting people who are fleeing war and poverty.
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