Clinton track stopped

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The Independent Online
WASHINGTON (Reuter) - Construction work on President Bill Clinton's jogging track in the White House grounds has been suspended until Mr Clinton raises the money to pay for it.

Dee Dee Myers, a presidential spokeswoman, said the digging up of the White House lawn began earlier than Mr Clinton wanted and had been stopped until the White House raises dollars 20,000 ( pounds 14,000).

Mr Clinton approved the project but 'construction got going a little ahead of schedule' before voluntary contributions had been received. A company that makes jogging tracks contributed dollars 10,000-worth of materials and Mr Clinton needs dollars 20,000 for the labour.