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Amarillo Sunday News Globe (Newspaper) - December 19, 1999, Amarillo, Texas Countdown to 2000 a Vav Nevi i i Jingle Bells t exas Sells celebre look. State themed gifts Are season Lone Star r Northwest Texas healthcare system 2a this Day in history in legends in sports Billy Hobbs who played for Atascosa a amp my and eventually the nil. On the web follow celebrate 2000 on the internet at weather of f ois i get ready for a Polar blast today wind and Snow with a High of 39 a tomorrow Light Snow and a High of 30/2a inside Ann Landerss books 180 business. Ii classified. .11 crossword 160 education 18a farm 38 Horoscope 160 i touch. 220 lifestyles. .10 lottery. 2a markets. .48 movies. 210 obituaries 118 opinions. 88 service Dir. So sports in today. 13a weather 2a we use recycled newsprint o to week winners for dec. In i winning amount today $300 a Century of birthdays 1980-1989 Mary Fetter year born 1982 now lives Pampa ill remember remember when the Berlin Wall came Down. I was too Young to realize the significance of it at the time but it still fascinated me. In the next too years a a we la either find a cure for aids quit squabbling among religious sects find a Way to get along and work for a common goal and find a Way to actually improve things or All the nuclear weaponry that s been looming Over our Heads for the last 50 years will finally catch up with us a by Susan Parrott the associated press Dallas a it did t matter to shoppers on the last saturday before Christmas that the dancing Cowboy Santa doll was made in China. It looked texan and that was enough for those seeking unique Lone Star inspired gifts. I think it s a Good idea Quot said customer George Dowling watching As a Santa doll at a Dallas Foley s department store swung its hips to the beat of a Holiday tune. The Holly Jolly Santa has been a top seller this season said Foley s spokeswoman Priscilla Thome. The stores also were Selling items that incorporate the state s geographic profile including embroidered towels and a Waterford Crystal paperweight. Quot it seems that customers Are fond of things that Are theme related a Thome said. A a it a different and it s Many of the items also were discounted As Foley a and other stores promoted their wares to scores of frenzied shoppers that filled stores and malls on saturday. Business was brisk at guitars and Cadillac where sales Are up More than 8 percent Over last year said owner Kent Redding. The Austin based Chain has Texas themed gift stores in the Dallas area Austin Houston and san Antonio. Quot the Economy is Good and i think we Are doing a Good Job getting products that people want Quot Redding said. A a its a Cowboy people love top Sellers included gourmet gift baskets with Salsa and other Tex mex foods Lime Small voices please see gifts on Page 2a hundreds of children sing Holiday songs at the Mary Hazelrigg Christmas party saturday afternoon at the North Heights alternative Center. The annual event distributes toys to needy children. For More see Page 13a. The names Roll off Mike Traffas Tongue As he recalls his former neighbors the Anderson family the dowlings miss Lillie the Mitchells. They re All gone now their Homes replaced by paved parking lots that serve religious organizations on the Southern fringe of downtown Amarillo. Traffas has lived in the Large Brick Home at 1304 s. Monroe for almost 50 years and though he a been approached about Selling it to Central Church of Christ he declines All offers. A i like neighbors so that a my objection a Traffas 88, said recently while looking Over the neighbourhood from his front porch swing. A i raised three kids in this House. I like people around directly across Monroe Street from Traffas Home is a fenced parking lot for the Continental a 10-Story retirement Home owned by Baptist Community services that houses 113 seniors. The East Side of Traffas Block has been Given Over almost entirely to parking lots though Traffas and his neighbors on the West Side of the Street have mostly held the line against the encroaching Black buying up downtown first Baptist Church first Presb Mitrian Church Centra Church of Christ in Baptist Community services first Baptist Church r first presbyterian Church h Central Church of Christ Polk Street methodist Church 0 parking other properties owned by the religious organizations a first Baptist 18581 City Lake re 2602 s. Travis 1515 s Buchanan 1414 s w eighth a Baptist Community services 6110 w 34th ave Amarillo town dub 4614 Cornell a Polk Street methodist 3800 Paramount 10100 w u s 60 source Potter Randall appraisal District Polk Street fit Odist Church Debra a Parker / Globe news photos by Annette m drow to tie Globe news by Sonny Bohanan Globe news special projects writer Tup. But the Battle for All practical purposes is already Over. In that Section of the Plemons neighbourhood a from 10th Avenue South to 16th, and from South Monroe Street East to Taylor a almost 19 downtown blocks arc owned by first Baptist Church Baptist Community services Polk Street United methodist Church Central Church of Christ and first presbyterian Church. Quot the area those churches Are in used to be a residential neighbourhood Quot said Wes Reeves a Board member of Center City of Amarillo a group dedicated to revitalizing downtown. Quot but there a not too much danger they re going to affect the neighbourhood. Its lost though few of the original Homes remain in the area officials from the Lour churches and Baptist Community services said they please see downtown on Page 10a ainu to done yet chapter 17 woman needs help in Wake of burglary a for in return of a torn life hell give you life abundantly and in return of the raging storm the lord will Calm the a Crystal Lewis Julia Adkisson i Globe news More projects help fund /13a by Liz Everett Globe news staff writer is. J s Home was burglarized. Burglars took Many of her possessions. The burglary compounded her health problems. Quot it s been an Uphill Battle Quot said is. A who has emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Quot i have a lot of Faith in god. She said Quot if it weren t for that. I would have Given up a Long time is. J needs houseboats and dresses. She would like to have a toaster. Please Send a contribution to the empty stocking fund to help is j and others who need your help. Your generosity won t be forgotten. Monetary contributions can be mailed to empty stocking fund. . Box 2091, Amarillo Texas 79166. The empty stocking fund is a 501 c3 organization and donations Are tax deductible. Donations also May be made in person to Susie self in the publisher s office on the first floor of the Globe news building. 900 s. Harrison st., mondays through fridays during regular business hours. In kind contributions such As ensure adult diapers etc., can be dropped Oft at the Amarillo Globe news during regular business hours. Donations can also be made on the Amarillo Globe news web site. Amarillonet.com/emptystocking99 donations May be made in memory of or in Honor of individuals and letters of acknowledgement will be mailed upon request. 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Sri Sam Al a a Anil done yet Quot a fictitious newspaper novel by Roy Peter Clark in 29 que Wead Lar woo chapters follows Max Timlin an investigative reporter on a dangerous assignment tracking a doomsday cult with a charismatic wordplay Loving Leader and explosive plans for new millennium eve. Sam Lockhart police chief had seen a lot in his Day but nothing quite like this. A Man stood in front of his desk his pants around his Ankles. A this is my Reward for doing your dirty work a said Max Timlin a the Jette a tattooed on my rear a a id be laughing if it weren to for Sam Slid an investigative file across his desk. It contained autopsy photos and they were gruesome a Young Man and woman so broken apart they look like they had imploded Quot this is what happens after you be jumped off the Skyway Bridge and flown like a Birdie 200 feet or so and hit the water which is like Concrete from that height they were probably in the water for a couple of Days before they washed Quot what do you know about them Quot Quot White male and female. Probably a suicide pact drugs in the system. Speed the kind of stuff that makes you aggressive and paranoid. And Check out this Little detail a the chief Slid another photo across the desk a close up showed that each victim had the letter a a a tattooed above an ankle. A a in a starting to hate the look of that Tattoo so what say when this is Over the department Springs to remove that Nasty thing and All that it stands a what do you think it stands for Sam a a maybe nothing but a Bunch of folks who like to dress up in White for a new years eve party. But my responsibility is to be suspicious and stay that Way. I done to know what Glaber is watching for but in a watching what is he capable of that a what i can to figure a Quot ill just assume he could blow up a Federal building or Burn Down his hotel with everyone in it or hold a big party at the dome and make everyone drink poisoned lemonade or that he might blow up a 747. Or car bomb an embassy in Tanca. Now that the commies Are All gone. These nuts Are turning their anger against their own countries even their own a i remember How i thought the Oklahoma i try bombing was caused by terrorists from the Middle a and Surprise it turned to be some past Lookin White boy with a grudge against his own but How vulnerable Are we Here we re just a quiet Little City in West Florida Hie Ami of snowbirds and retirees and tourists the City of the newly wed and nearly a a you be got i imagination Max. You want doomsday scenarios they could Poison please see chapter 17 on Page 10a i

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