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PREP FOOTBALL: Cardinals conclude spring with Red and White game — B1 ONLY $ 14.95 plus tax While supplies last, limited number of copies available at this newspaper. The Winchester Sun SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012 TERRORISM Al-Qaida still a threat to US A year after the terror mastermind Osama bin Laden was gunned down, his shattered organization can still strike the US, officials say WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, the alQaida that carried out the Sept. 11 attacks is essentially gone but its affiliates remain a threat to America, U.S. counterterrorist officials say. Core al-Qaida’s new leader, Ayman al-Zawahri, still aspires to attack the U.S., but his Pakistanbased group is scrambling to survive, under fire from CIA drone strikes and lying low for fear of another U.S. raid. That has lessened the threat of another complex attack like a nuclear dirty bomb or a biological weapon, the officials say. Al-Qaida’s loyal offshoots are still dangerous, especially Yemen’s al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP. While not yet able to carry out complex attacks inside the U.S., such groups are capable of hitting Western targets overseas and are building armies and expertise while plotting violence, according to senior U.S. counterterrorist officials who briefed reporters Friday. “Each will seek opportunities to strike Western interests in its operating area, but each group will have different intent and ability to execute those plans,” said Robert Cardillo, a deputy director at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The other officials were authorized to speak only on condition of anonymity. The shift from a single, deadly group to a more amorphous threat may not seem much of an improvement. But the U.S. believes that the bin Laden raid and continued U.S. counterterrorist action have reduced the chance of a sophisticated, multipronged attack on the U.S. like the attacks of Sept. 11 or the deadly bombings in Madrid in See THREAT, A3 Rachel Parsons/rparsons@winchestersun.com Generations Center Director Julie Woosley serves cake to volunteers Friday during a celebration in their honor. The Generations Center, under the umbrella of Kentucky River Foothills, operates senior programs including HomeCare and Meals on Wheels. Overseeing programs ranging from transportation to food service, the Kentucky River Foothills Development Council is many things to many people. This year, the agency is truly entering its .. By Katie Perkowski The Winchester Sun IN YOUR WORLD OBITUARIES Bessie Marie Oaks Gross, 83, Winchester Virgie Bridges Snapp, 82, Clark County — A2 WWW.WINCHESTERSUN.COM VOL. 134, NO. 99 75¢ PER COPY Volunteer Helen Walker, above, serves punch during the volunteer celebration. At right, Clark County Commissioner JoEllen Reed, center, speaks with Anna Gatewood, left, and Norma Patton, right, at the Generations Center. Rachel Parsons rparsons@winchestersun.com Become our fan! www.face book.com RELIVE KENTUCKY’S DOMINATING SEASON ast year, the Senior Citizens Center provided services to more than 500 people in Clark County. Community Outreach, just this month, has assisted about 48 people with utilities and rent costs. Those are just two of the programs offered in Clark County through the Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, a community action agency that has been helping those with a variety of low-income needs and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. And everything first started in Winchester, where the first central office opened in 1962 before it moved to its current location in Richmond. Karen Bailey, public information director for Kentucky River Foothills, said in an email the early years of organization were “characterized by grassroots organizing.” “Neighborhood groups were brought together and formed councils and committees which assessed community needs and formulated action plans,” she wrote. “Ideas for community improvement were brought before local government bodies, state agencies and federal funding sources. Some of the plans called for early childhood education in the days when public schooling started at seven years of See AGE, A3 Advocate Communications Proudly Presents Our Exclusive Book On The Kentucky Championship Season! This commemorative full-color glossy book features 128 pages packed with powerful photos and captivating coverage of key regular-season and postseason games. ONLY Order online at triumphbooks.com $ Only $14.95 plus $6 shipping and handling. Add $1 S&H for each additional book. 14.95 Or call 1-800-888-4741 between 10 am and 6:00 pm. plus $6 shipping and handling

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