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Carroll Daily Times Herald (Newspaper) - December 8, 2000, Carroll, Iowa Maytag rejects moving headquarters from Wrestling results of KHS and Report Shame of child abuse is daily Tonights Low Saturdays High 13 32 Iowa Volume 241 Daily Times Herald Single Copy 50 Cents Gore await crucial decisions With a history marking two decades of Car roll Community Chorus will present its Christmas concert at 4 Church ih The Daily Times Herald Photo by Jeff Storjohann teer choir has been practicing since late September led by director David Is shown in a rehearsal this week at Church of Chorus to raise voices in celebration Christmas concert Sunday afternoon at Holy Spirit By BRET HAYWORTH Times Herald Staff Writer If youre considering options for the Christmas high on the list has to be the annual performance of the Carroll Com munity The Carroll Community Chorus will perform Sunday and attendees can expect to hear tradi tional Christmas songs given a little different David Martin of Carroll di rects the a group that has been in existence since Martin said the group is coming along well again this year and he expects a fine performance from the composed of singers from all walks of life throughout the The concert will be at 4 Sunday at Holy Spirit The site was moved three years ago after attendance surpassed capacity of the Carroll Recreation Center audito The event is free although freewill donations will be Carroll Community Chorus be gan in the Bicentennial year and continued until when support waned and the chorus was the chorus began again in and Martin has served as di rector every year In that both the number of singers and the crowd that turns out to watch them has Martin said the chorus has from about 45 to 65 people over the last four years And turnout in 1999 at Holy Spirit was about up from the nearly 200 who at tended in The singers are people who live within about 25 miles of They purely like the opportunity to sing in a special Martin and for it is basically my favorite Martin It has been good good a lot of We sing pretty I People know that we do a pretty good Chorus members have been practicing weekly at the Church of Christ since late Martin selects all the music that is and he looks primar ily for traditional carols done in a nontraditional Most of the things people will have heard but not like Martin Some of the songs will be Silent the Herald Angels and God Rest Ye Merry As the con cert will conclude with The Hallelujah Martin encouraged area music lovers to attend the It is a nice addition to the Christmas he Martin said the concert goes over so well because the choir members are willing to work That is one of the things about Carroll that is so he People here donate their time to get things By DAVID ESPO AP Political Writer Legislature marched toward a special its Su preme Court deliberated and George Bush and Al Gore watched anxiously from afar today as the nations presidential election adventure neared a A defeat for the vice president in the states high said one Democratic senator and this battles Were hopeful that well finally see finality in this Bush told reporters as he met with aides who would work in his White Its time to get on with Americas I think this is the definitive said Robert as judges in two trial courts as well as the state Supreme Court pondered their cases 31 days after Election In a legal Bushs lawyers filed an unusual clarification with the Supreme telling the seven justices they dont have authority to grant Gore the manual recounts he This Court does not have authority to grant such relief under Florida law or federal the Bush petition reversing com Bush attorney Barry Richard made Thursday in oral arguments that the high court had limited Paint the town tower blue or white By DOUGLAS BURNS Times Herald Staff Writer As Ihe lyrics of Morgans popular song Im looking for in Or Im looking for in Or maybe green Or maybe white Or maybe Wow There are lot of Friday Feature think this is one of those things where peo ple have preferences and Im not sure there is any guidance other than City Manager Gerald Clausen Some of the colors in Morgans ditly are ones that the Carroll City Council is considering for the citys water now a Ac its azure for color snobs who want to get really The water lower hasnt been painted since Ihe early 1980s al a whopping cosl of ac cording to City Engineer Randy for maintenance and pres the tower is scheduled for a new paint City officials plan to put the lask for bid in Ihe few so they are looking for a decision on the color at Monday nights council Work could slart on the tower as early as next I this is one of those where prefer ences and Im not sure is any guidance lhan said Cily Manager Gerald Clausen said Ihe cily slaff con taking care of the painting work without bringing the matter before the council over concerns that the decision would turn into a popularity contest or a referendum on peoples favorite Il can turn into one of those things where it is Ihe story of the but its Clausen Clausen and Krauel put the painting on the agenda because of the cost of the work and its Why not just paint it blue again Who would question thai Some of you Ihe council mem bers donl like Ihe blue Clausen said at a Thursday Councilman Robert suggested that the tower be painted white with red lettering so it is more With a planned highway bypass north of Christensen See Page 2 In the trial courts Circuit Court Judges Nikki Clark and Terry Lewis relayed word they would rule at midday on lawsuits filed by Democratic voters seeking to throw out thousands of absentee ballots in Martin and Seminole Theyre in the process of edit ing those rulings right said Doug a spokesman for the Bush is Ihe winner by 537 voles in and Gore has been to overturn that in the and win Ihe manual re counting of of ballots he says could reverse his rivals The winner of the stales 25 elec toral votes stands to lake office in January as Ihe 43rd presi dent Torricelli offered his simple prediction on If Al Gore cannot persuade the Florida Supreme Court then this battles Also on Gore adviser Ron Klain said the vice presidents team viewed the state Supreme Court as the final arbiter of Florida law and he acknowledged Ihe obvious in saying a loss there would be a set back for and a major also on said hes been party lo no talk of a conces sion by And with Florida See Page 7 Blast rocks Hubbard business district Iowa AP A leak at a plumbing com pany sparked an explosion that tore through the business district of this small Iowa town dam aging every downtown business and breaking windows in nearby There were no reports of serious but insulation and papers from the businesses were thrown blocks away from site of the which happened around Alliant Energy crews were called to Peels Plumbing and Heating one of several along a stretch of Maple Street for reports of utility spokesman John Ruff Ruff said the utility shut off natural gas to the whole town and electricity to businesses and some homes in the immediate area after the Fewer than 900 peo ple live in about 50 miles northeast of Des Tem in the area climbed into the high 30s Thursday We its cold and it might be an but its better to make sure things are safe and a go before we turn the gas back on up Ruff The utility had natural gas restored to 80 percent of the town late who works with his family at the Hubbard Re alty next door to the plumbing had called Alliant when he smelled natural An Alliant crew member came in with a meter and together they went into Peels Ed Ihe was al a call in The utility worker Get out of and I walked away and it just literally blew Brinkmeyer Brinkmeyer was to the got and I just he When he was able to there was a refrigerator resting on the roof of the See Page 2 Deere to update 2 plants Daily Times Herald Photo by Jeff Storjohann Color it blue The Carroll water tower is currently and the city council will discuss Monday whether to main tain that color or change colors when the water tower is re Iowa AP Deere will spend nearly million to update two of its farm equipment plants company of said The renovations will take place over the next four years at the plants on Westfield Avenue and Donald The Westfield Avenue plant makes machinery parts for John Deere which are put through final assembly at the Don ald Street The result of these redevelop ment efforts will be a tractor manufacturing operation that pro vides considerably faster response time to our customers and signifi cantly increased value lo our share said Mike gen eral manager of Deeres Waterloo At the Westfield Avenue where operations started in manufacturing will be moved out of 10 buildings into three existing buildings and one new Changes in the manufacturing Donald Street in use since will be geared to ward helping Deere belter respond to production schedules mandated by market Jerry president of United Auto Workers Local which represents unionized Deere Waterloo said the union was obviously pleased with the in Certainly its good for the its good for the Cedar Valley and its good for our he Its certainly going to provide See Page 7
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