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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 19, 1999, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Hawks lose Missouri overcomes Short Bench in 72-61 decision sports a year of nature images of wildlife featured on 2000 Calendar special pullout end of the world plans East iowans Tell How they a party like there a no tomorrow life amp Leisure sunday \ i \ t / restaurant rerouted Highway change forces move for four Corners i Only Good morning metro / vol. 116 no. 340 sunday. Dec. 19, 1999 Snow developing wind be 8-14 Snow erring wind nw10-20 High 33 / Low 22 High 22 / Low 5 a a a a a a a a weather report 8b we mme my fair latest forecasts online the newspaper of Eastern Iowa Cedar rapids Iowa $1.75 closing of Tama packing bittersweet for worker Gazette photo by Miranda Meyer Ricky Kofstad of Tama lost his Job when Tama packing closed. Kofstad 43, worked at the Plant for 15 years. By Marlene Lucas Gazette Rural affairs writer Tama a for the past eight years Ricky Kofstad has sharpened 400 to 500 knives a night at Tama packing. Its a Job he thought he would have until retirement age in another 22 years. But that was before oct. 22, the Day Imp inc. Announced it would close the cow processing Plant on monday. A growing shortage of cows for processing and a shortage of workers to fully staff the Plant Are the reasons for closing Tama packing according to Imp the worlds largest processor of fresh beef and pork. The last cow to go through the Plant was slaughtered thursday and processed Friday. Final cleanup and shutdown operations took place saturday. The Plant is quiet today. Four Hundred Twenty five jobs have ended. Kofstad a children Samantha 16, and Peter 15, Arentt worried about their dad losing his Job. They say it will be different around their House when they done to have to make Coffee at to . And Wake up their dad for his 11 30 . Shift just As they Are going to bed. A a new Job will be better a Peter said. Kofstad 43, had worked at the Plant for 15 years and nine months. He was guaranteed 36 hours a week at $9.10 an hour which included the night shift differential. Wages at the Plant ranged from $8.50 to $13 an hour for production and maintenance employees. The Plant had an $11 million annual payroll. Charlotte Kofstad 39, his wife has a Good Job at the Swift and co. Pork Plant in Marshalltown Kofstad said. For the a turn to a Tama packing Iowa a Impact How we shaped history in the 20th Century Leopold cultivated wildlife ecology this Story is part of a yearlong series that looks at the Impact that iowans and Iowa institutions made on the world during the 20th Century. By Dave Gosch Gazette staff writer if he were alive today Aldo Leopold would be surprised at How famous he has become according to his Niece Caryl Smith. Leopold credited by Many As the founder of wildlife ecology was born in Burlington. The popularity of his Book Quot a Sand county almanac a is a testament to Leopold a lasting influence said Smith of Brighton. Quot one of the most interesting things in the 50 years since it was published it has sold More books than the year before and i done to think you can say that about Many books a she said. Leopold 1887-1948developed his interest in nature while growing up along the Bluff s of the Mississippi River in Burlington according to biographical information provided by the Aldo Leopold Center in Monona wis. A was a youngster he developed a zealous appreciation and interest in the natural world spending countless hours on adventures in the Woods Prairies and River backwaters of a then relatively wild Iowa a according to the centers biography. A turn to Toa Leopold Young at Art photo by Zara tzar tev Gazette intern Mara Winston 2, of Cedar rapids cradles in dad Sam s arms at a Holiday Folk music concert by Young at Harp. A non professional harpists group at Beems auditorium in the Cedar rapids Public Library on saturday. Profile Alan Keyes Short on Money Long on fire Aldo Leopold author of Quot a Sand county almanac Quot by Rod Boshart Gazette Des Moines Bureau Clive a Republican Alan Keyes says he a running his 2000 presidential Campaign like the founding fathers led the american revolution a with a voluntary Force ready to answer the political Call to arms and the unshakable caucus belief that the moral foundations of government and personal Freedom Spring from god. . fiery orator Keyes 49, attempts to shake the political establishment and mainstream Media with a message that connects with voters from Iowa meeting houses to the living rooms of americans tuning into televised debates where he outshines Well financed candidates polished by an army of advisers. Keyes a Maryland based father of three who has held no prior elective office after twice running unsuccessfully for the . Senate and once before in 1996 for the presidency is hoping to defy the Odds and conventional Wisdom with a grassroots movement Short on Money but flush with conviction. Quot that show we ran the american revolution. They kept going by their spirit a said Keyes. A constitutional scholar Keyes often invokes the names of the founding fathers As Well As former presidents Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan during stump speeches that at times take on the air of old time revival meetings. A turn to Toa Keyes a file photo Republican presidential hopeful Alan Keyes prays with Marcia ruler of Woodward in the Quot Keyes for president tent before the Iowa gop Straw poll in Ames in August. Area clergy preach Hope not doomsday panic with god by Tom Fruehling Gazette staff writer when the Rev. James Toney gets wound up watch out. So. Be warned those who plan to be in the pews of Shekinah glory missionary Baptist Church Over the next couple of weeks. The Good pastor wants nothing less than to scare the Devil out of you. To a series of sermons. Toney intends to jump heart and soul into the fears Over the y2k scare and the dread some imagine might come with the new millennium. A a in a going to be preaching about facing our fears and dealing with the Unknow n with Faith. No one knows what the future holds but we do know the future is in gods hand. A was opposed to panic we must live a life of Hope. It in be using proverbs 18, verse to a the lord is like a Strong Tower where the righteous can go and be and psalms 18 is a Good one too a my god is my Protection and with him i am Safe. He protects me like a shield he defends me and keeps me Safe. I Call to the lord and he saves me from my enemies. Praise the lord a like the vast majority of ministers in the Cedar rapids and Iowa City area Toney is convinced that nothing supernatural or special will occur on the arrival of the new Century. He a no doomsayers. A god is going to be god in 2000, just like he is in 1999. Well walk into the millennium like we walk from wednesday to if any clergy out there Harbor thoughts of apocalypse they re keeping it a secret. As the Rev. Paul axness of holy redeemer lutheran Church notes Quot i done to know of anybody who a worried about the end of the world. They just Hope their computers or says the Rev. Royce Phillips of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Coralville a a in a not going to be sitting a turn to a Church 4 god is going to he god in 2000, just like he is in 1999. Well walk into the millennium like we walk from wednesday to thursday. The Rev. James Toney Cedar rapids 4 in not going to he sitting on the rooftop waiting for the rap Ture. The Rev. Royce Phillips Coralville 45914 00003 8 aits. T crossword. 41 Home. D milestones. M sports. F automotive. H deaths. 4b Horoscope. 6j Money. G Tell us. Or births. 5r Deupree. 2a Iowa today. B movies. Of travel. T Bondy. A editorial. 7-9a Jumble. 41 people. Loa to list. Of books. 4f family. 3f life Leisure. F pol. Notes 9a weather. By classified. Crisscross. He 41 farm. 10g lottery.5b real estate. D puzzles 41 tomorrow Ann Scholl Boyer shares her eight weeks of aches pains and changing attitudes health Gazette online Vav

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