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Blytheville Courier News (Newspaper) - December 5, 1999, Blytheville, Arkansas Quot in Cpl in news Ernest and Margaret Haynes will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary next sunday at the first United methodist Church. A Page 5 a a i Kyd a the Blytheville Chicks picked up a Road win Friday night at Marion. Showers ending but still mostly Cloudy with highs h�i5r in the 50s. Weather artwork by Mill Iesha j. Lee fourth Grade student at Fairview elementary school. A Page 6 i Blytheville courier news �?�11 sunday december 5,1999 concert to he dec. 12. The Gosnell school Christmas band by choir concert will be conducted sunday dec. 12, in the High school a auditorium. The Junior High will begin performing at 2 . And the senior High at 3 .reception to Honor Young artists a reception for participants in the Mississippi county youth Christmas Art contest will be held from 4 to 5 . Today at the Ritz civic Center. Winners i will be announced at that time. The Public is invited to in Tite paric to be presented at Mac the Milisic department of Mississippi county Community College under the direction of Grover Paul Neal will present quot caroling in the Park quot today with three choirs and the brass ensemble directed by Bonnie Houey. Performances will be at 2 30 . In the Adams Mes recital Hall on the rii Ain Campus in Blythe due. Admission is schools to dimmed Hiedi the Gosnell school District will dismiss classes at 1 . I mesday. Classes will also dismiss one hour Early Friday dec. 17, for Christmas break wifi classes resuming at regular times Jan. 3.masonic Lodge to sponsor shoot out Luxora masonic Lodge 173 of amp Ampha will sponsor its first pre Christmas basketball shoot out dec. 16-18 in the Luxora gym. The entry fee to the single elimination tournament is $75 per five Man team. First and second place trophies will be awarded. Proce will be used to provide Christmas baskets to area elderly. The deadline to enter is Friday. For More information Call Tony Sanders at 762-0916 Warren Bailee 870 658-2712 or . Mabins 870 658-2125.wjh choir band to perform monday the Blytheville West Junior High school choir and band concert will be conducted at 6 30 . Monday in the Blytheville High school auditorium. A hot chocolate Coffee be served at Parade hot chocolate and Coffee will be for Sale at the Ritz civic Center before and during the Blytheville Gosnell area chamber of Commerce Christmas i Irac to thursday. The Parade begin to 7 . In downtown Rev. Raymond Baker Betty Jean Brooks Kevin c. Davenport Charlie Frisbee Vernon l. Vaivio Kleindel opinion. R.4 lifestyles. 5 obituaries weather �?.6 sports. 10-13 entertainment.14 television .15 a classifieds .16-17 pub. No. 059-220 a vol. 105 no. 201 internet edition Blytheville Arkansas 504 Clinton to visit the Delta on Arkansas trip next week Little Rock apr on his Arkansas trip this week. President Clinton plans to revisit the Delta As part of his Campaign to revitalize impoverished regions of the country. Clinton is to Sprajc to the greater Little Rock chamber of Commerce on Friday and also has stops planned at Earle and West Memphis in East Arkansas according to White House spokesman Joe Lockhart. Clinton has included the Delta in his quot new markets quot initiative aimed at bolstering economic development in areas of the nation that have not benefited from the current Boom. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater a native of Marianna who is spearheading the quot new markets quot initiative in the Delta will accompany Clinton to West Memphis and Earle. Slater has said he is trying to secure funding to help pay for a Bridge across the Mississippi River near Ark Sas City where proposed interstate 69 could be built. It will be Clinton s third trip to Arkansas and to the Delta since the summer. The president is to Fly to Florida on Friday evening for three fund raisers in that state. Wreck claims life of former Blytheville Man by the associated press a former Blytheville Man was killed at 5 . Friday in a traffic Accident at on . Highway 167 near Fordyce. Kevin Davenport 25, of Conway was travelling South crossed into the North bound Lane and hit a car driven by Phillip m. Dison 31, of Junction City la. Dison was injured state police said the Road was wet at the time. The death brings the number of fatalities on Arkansas highways to 547, compared with 590 at the same time last year. Clinton awards bonuses to states that Excel in welfare to work Washington apr president Clinton today awarded $200 million in Bonus Money to 27 states that not Only Cut their welfare Rolls but where people were most Likely to find jobs keep them and increase their pay. Clinton regularly hails the falling welfare Rolls and today was no exception As he announced that Public assistance totals have been More than Cut in half since peaking in 1994. Fewer than 6.9 million people a or about 2.5 million families a collected Aid in june. But the welfare Bonus contest created by the 1996 welfare overhaul Law rewarded states that moved the most welfare recipients into jobs whether or not they left the Rolls. States were also rewarded when clients kept jobs for at least three months and increased their wages. Quot most of the people who get jobs Are keeping them. They re getting raises and paying taxes and teaching their children to Honor the dignity of work quot Clinton said in his weekly radio address. See Clinton awards Page 18 Jena furnish courier news Abby Ryan gets a Little help from her quot Tigger quot Toboggan to keep her ears warm. Medical tree Tena furnish courier news or. Judith Butler designed a different kind of Christmas tree for her office by making ornaments out of medical supplies such As Pill bottles thermometers stethoscopes and even a Small massive protests world Trade talks collapse Seattle apr the push for new global Trade talks collapsed in a major defeat for the Clinton administration leaving labor and environmental activists cheering saturday As weary disappointed negotiators wondered How to go Forward. The failure of the world organization Trade session late Friday a following violent protests that turned downtown Seattle into something resembling a combat zone a was a Stark illustration that any further liberalization to global Commerce won t come easily. Quot we won quot said Tracy Katelman an activist from the Alliance for sustainable jobs and the environment who had worked to shut Down the to talks. Quot we really disrupted it. We certainly created an atmosphere to make it difficult for them to opponents of the to claim the Geneva based body that sets global Trade rules is a menace that puts the interests of multinational corporations Over concerns about Ordinary people and the end Koument. Quot obviously we Haven t won the whole Battle quot Katelman said. Quot but we be made a pretty big Impact. I think the corporations will be shaking in their a somber . Trade representative Charlene Barshefsky insisted Early this morning the protests had not derailed the talks. Quot the suspension of the talks had to do with the substance of what was being discussed quot Barshefsky told reporters. Trading partners had deadlocked on a number of issues and essentially needed to Call a time out because quot governments weren t ready to take the leap quot in making difficult political decisions on necessary compromises she said. Barshefsky and to director general Mike Moore put the Best face possible on their defeat insisting the four Days of talks had made Progress that would be preserved in future discussions to begin sometime next year in Geneva. But As Barshefsky and Moore closed the to meeting activists in the Back of the huge conference room broke into War whoops and started chanting Ariti to slogans. Quot this was a remarkable week quot Moore told Trade ministers fix m the 135 to members. Quot much was done. That work will not be the week was remarkable for Many reasons never intended by the to. The talks opened a huge rift Between Rich Western nations and poorer developing countries Over Clinton s insistence that Strong worker rights be included in any new Trade pact. That was a Deal killer in the minds of developing asian and latin american nations that depend on cheap labor to boost their economies. But ultimately ministers were not even Able to sign off on a detailed draft set of Trade guidelines that left out worker rights. Malaysia said the to tried to tackle too Many controversial topics All at once. Quot maybe we should learn a few lesson from this quot said Asmat Kamaludin Secretary general of Malaysia s ministry of International Trade and Indus see after Page 18 Berry returns after Busy i Lek org of into too i Narci a of cd us v a. Junk Waal Kofl by Tena furnish in staff reporter state rep. Marion Berry returned to a Kaivas Friday from his trip to Seattle where he participated in the world Trade organization talks on global Trade. Berry was tired and had been up quot for hours quot at 6 30 Seattle time Friday morning. Quot we have had almost numberless meetings and have been negotiating the finer Points of the agreements. The negotiation teams stayed up Ali night working. There Are 135 nations involved in these talks and one coun can kill the Deal. Quot Trade negotiations Are a Long slow painstakingly difficult process but they Are critical to the nation and to the first congressional District in Arkansas quot he said. He is cautiously optimistic about the Progress made. Quot i am cautiously optimistic about the things we have done. We expect better Market Access overseas and a reduction of Export subsidies in the area of agriculture. We also expect to see better enforcement of dumping Laws As it relates to the steel Industry quot he said

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