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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - December 19, 1999, Burlington, IowaWeather 163 re year no. 163 local lawmakers prepare for new session Page greyhounds take second at . Invite Section lifestyle tis the season to be stressed out Section the Hawk Eye business longtime restaurateurs to hang it up Section d Burlington Iowa december 19, 1999 $1.50 news analysis a inside Iowa s pm Fly it us knt i Section d comics / Section f deaths/11b happenings / 7e lottery numbers /11b readier services / 3a City amp Region /3a classifieds / Section e crossword / 7d family album /4c Iowa amp Illinois /4a nation amp world /9,11a Section b 298. Pages. 18 sections dearabby/7d for the record /11b lifestyle / Section c outdoors/1 of to week Section g. It a m a Law Iraq nixes offer a inspectors Hussein spurns Deal which May have lifted sanctions. The associated press Baghdad Iraq a Iraq rejected a new . Policy that would return weapons inspectors to Baghdad after a yearlong absence saying saturday that it is prepared to face the consequences. The Security Council passed the Resolution on Friday. But iraqis allies on the Council abstained from the vote wrecking Hopes for a United front to Force Iraq to cooperate in return for a possible suspension of . Sanctions. Iraq which has expressed opposition to the Resolution All along formally rejected it saturday with Deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz saving it does not meet Baghdad so legitimate demand for the lifting of the Iraq is a ready to face All of the consequences in defense of its sovereignty and Legal rights a the state run iraqi news Agency quoted Aziz As saying. In Washington state department spokesman James Foley said the United states was not surprised Bysee Iraq Page 8, tuition Aid gone school 300 guard members Are left out. The associated press Des Moines a about 300 members of the Iowa National guard will not receive tuition Aid this school year because state Money has run out. A we Are in this unfortunate situation simply because our projections for the amount of Money were far exceeded by the requests for assistance a col. Robert King the guards Public affairs officer said. The $892,000 appropriated by the Iowa legislature for National guard tuition assistance this school year comes up far Short of fully paying for sacred songs secular site Mediapolis eighth grader Megan Vantiger 14, Yarmouth is framed by the candies seventh grader Claire Davis 12., Burlington lights during the Christmas program rehearsal Friday afternoon in the Medla Polis High school Gynsi. Students from the Middle school and High school choirs will be singing a variety off sacred Christmas songs. A Community tradition in Medl polls the student driven vespers service blurs the line of separation of Church and state. Exercising rights or rites a religion in Public schools finding balance is the key. By Craig t. Neises the Hawk Eye red and Green Are the traditional colors of Christmas but Gray might be the most appropriate color to describe Public school attempts to celebrate the Holiday. This time of year school sponsored Holiday activities can easily run afoul of constitutionally guaranteed separation of Church and state if they Are too overtly religious. But when those festivities Are Long held traditions based on Community wide values and beliefs the Community wishes often Are allowed to take precedence. Such is the Case with today a annual vespers service at Mediapolis High school. Entitled �?o0 silent holy night a the pro Gram includes readings from the gospel according to Luke who told the Story of Christ a birth. Hymns and carols to be Sung include �?o0 holy night a �?o0 come Allye faithful and handels a a hallelujah chorus. The very word a vespers a according to websters seventh new collegiate dictionary Means a a late afternoon or evening worship yet the program will be presented in the High school gym and members of the High school and Junior High school choirs have spent weeks learning and memorizing the music. Whether the decades old school sponsored program is conducted in violation of the first amendment is one of the Gray areas in a Public school Christmas and it is one where the Shade of Gray depends on who is being asked to define it. What District officials say they know with certainty however is that about 1,000 people from Mediapolis and the surrounding area can once again be expected to attend the service. For new superintendent Fred Whipple that is part of the reason Why the program will continue unchanged a despite his own misgivings a As a commemoration of the birth of Jesus Chest. A they want to do it the Way its been done a Whipple said explaining that he yielded to people in the District who Felt the program should stay the same. Leading that charge were students who were Able to convince their new vocal music instructor Lynn Immke to not change the Content of the annual service. Tomke said she considered mixing some secular Christmas songs into the event after she arrived on the Job this fall but the students urged her not to. A i done to want to Force anything that these kids done to want a Tomke said. A they do want to do since then Tomke has Learned something i done to want to Force anything that these kids done to want they do want to do Tomk vocal music instructor about the local tradition. The parents of some of her students she said have commented to her about their participation in vespers when they were students at the school themselves. To help flesh out the a a hallelujah chorus with male voices there Are Only seven boys in the concert choir some of the choir fathers and other men from the Community see religion Page 5a>see guard Page 8a>prison standoff ended hostages inmates to be sent Back to Cuba. The associated press St. Maranville la. A the cuban inmates who took a jail Warden and six a there hostage to demand their release ended their six Day standoff saturday night with an apparent agreement to be sent Back to Cuba a they surrendered because they Are going to Cuba a said Mercedes Villar Mother of one of the hostage takers who was outside the prison As people including the Warden were being brought out on stretchers. See1 prison Page 8a> Melissa Jansson the Hawk Eye toys for tots Holly Gulick right Burlington looks Over the Bike choices with gunnery sergeant Cherie Ryherd Mediapolis United states Marine corps reserves during the toys for tote toy Giveaway saturday morning at memorial auditorium. For More see Story on Page 3a. Crisis is Over but mess lingers fending a criminal. Both sides wondered what have we wrought today this sad chapter in . History is a memory that most americans would prefer to forget. But while the crisis is Over and Clinton is still president the effects linger in american culture and politics in ways that Are Concrete Subtle and even surprising. In the Campaign for control of Congress in 2000, few members expert impeachment to be a Central Issue except for an. Isolated race Here or there despite the feet it has been a huge Spur to fundraising. Jay Leno still gets laughs at Clinton a expense. Morality has moved to the top of the Agenda of Public concerns in part some speculate because of the scandal. A certain ill defined mess Ness still hangs in the air. While americans seem inclined to push the impeachment out of memory there is Little satisfaction or feeling that the system has somehow triumphed in the same Way that it did when Richard. Nixon resigned Over watergate. Clinton a presidency and. His legacy have been tarnished although his popularity remains Well above 50 percent. Some feel the presidency has been damaged permanently by the Case while others say the office is defined so sharply by its present occupant that any damage is temporary. Rep. Henry Hyde r-1il, chairman of the House judiciary committee and a key figure in Clinton a impeachment. Said his argument about upholding the Rule of Law in the Case was tramped by such factors As a Good Economy and a. Desire not to elevate a vice president who could Ranee impeach Page 8a> a impeachment sad chapter in american culture lives on. Knight udder newspapers Washington a one year ago today the House of representatives braved the stiff head winds of Public opinion and voted to impeach president Clinton for lying and covering up his Oval office trysts with a Young intern., Morea Lewinsky. The nation and the world were watching. Anger and partisanship ricocheted in the dark old chamber. Democrats accused republicans of staging a. Coup. The gop1 accused democrats of de j

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