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Colorado Springs Gazette (Newspaper) - December 12, 1999, Colorado Springs, Colorado National legacy for 100 years Van Briggle pottery has put the Day on the National arts scene. Ufe1 Dnan Cadiz pc has never seen tli9 american peacekeepers a Amli Riglis Homeland. Be quot was a for Jvn a from Bosnia in 1995 Ashe a Teddy War wound to a close months wore peacekeepers arrived. Still the 21ryear old i Eft be who to it lives in Colo Springs has a name for the ili savers. Sorry they have to be Hirt i Tell you if they it there would be no Bost quot Cave isaid. A about 2,700 fort Carson soldiers a it prepare to go to Bosnia for peacekeeping in the Spring. Cav Cic and the roughly 300 other bosnian who live Here will watch with keen interest. For these refugees this and previous missions carry the future of their shattered Homeland that future will determine if these bosnian Ever will have a Chance to go Home again. Kumal Susie 54. And his family wife Zuhra 47. And 17 year old son Admar who came to Colorado Springs oct. 15 a Don t expect to go Back. There is Little to return to. The country they knew was torn apart by four years of War waged by Bosnia s ethnic and religious groups serbs croats and muslims. Still their head Are with fam-smdreamia27 Warren Epstein Heaters again fail to keep kids out of a rated flicks. Ufe1 online at Woric corporate America cracks Down on the time spent on bite met tech focus peace talks with Syria Are a a14 sibling skaters Kim and Jeff Hayden might Lings Tai they take to the ice. Spi an unusual debt a Ozment com change Nash boyhood. Metro cd in in tins week Monda City fees May increase the cot of doing business with City planners could go up is Lowdown Coni plete Broncos Jagu or Sporis wednesday make a festive Luche de Noel Yule log As a tasty Centrepiece for your Holiday Teble. Stan the Colorado Ava Landie hosts the Anaheim mighty ducks. Sports Hidayat the Box off ice quot Anna and the King quot and quot Stuart Uttie quot Lead the pack of new films. Gol today s up fib Gloria Chiun tithe Helen Hunt principal wont forget the kids when she retires. Meito 3 the War in Chechnya is. Reshaping the political landscape in Russia As parliamentary elections approach dec.19 and rivals Man Euver for the presidential election next summer. Many feel russians Are looking Fra quot Strong Sandmo restore Russia As a world Power. A More inside a How to find lobbyists and their clients online a an explanation of the types of lobbyists a it s not that easy finding out tio s paying whom a4-5 by 1tecmm>tilm a tto Abni Moscow instead of delivering a brutal assault on the surrounded capital of Chechnya russian forces were ordered saturday to hold their fire so More trapped civilians could flee Grozny Moscow also sent a Cir envoy to the caucasus re in to help arrange Safe passage for the refugees. At least 10,000 and As Many As 40,000 civilians Many of them very old or very Young desperately poor or incapacitated remain huddled in the basements and bomb shelters of the chechen capital. An estimated 4,000 Hedien fighters Are holed up there As Well. Russian forces had issued an ultimatum that anyone left in Grozny on saturday faced annihilation. But under a storm of scorn from the West and threats of sanctions from the european Union. Russian leaders softened their stance As the week wore on. Bomb ing raids were directed elsewhere and a corridor was opened to let people flee to safety. How Long the Lull who last is unclear. Sergei a Loigu a Cabinet official said no deadline existed for the civilians to leave Grozny. He promised russian trucks and cars would help evacuate civilians. A Loigu also said the russian military had pledged to halt Shelli Pigfor so Vii hours during the Day to provide a window for the exodus. News agencies quoting military sources said russian artillery and warplanes could resume attacks on the capital by today. But the first Deputy chief of the russian general staff maj Gen. Valery i Milov said the army will wait two to three weeks before trying to take Grozny. Prime minister Vladimir Putin said Western criticism. Would not deter Russia from its goal eradicating the islamic extremists who waged bloody raids in neighbouring Dagestad and whom Moscow blames for Monib press a russian helicopter Ukia up a military Convoy Friday near uras martan 12 Miles Sou Iwest of Grozny As troops head toward the on Chen capital. Moscow had Grozny surrounded Sah Irdi but relented on a vow to crush the City and its across Russia. Quot we do not believe the chosen tactics should to said Putin on a visit to Uzbekistan a former soviet Republic in Central Asia whose to oven Keiit has imposed its own crackdown on what it Calls islamic extremists. Quot the goals to set to uproot terrorism in will be lobbyists finances cloaked in mystery by Michele Ames time Denver buying influence is big business at the state Capitol just not your business. Lobbyists made More than $8 million to Sway Colorado lawmakers during the first eight months of 1999. But a Gazette review found it s anything but easy for the Public to learn what that Money bought. The Gazette found that lobbyists can legally conceal who paid them to lobby when they were paid How much they were paid for their work a even the positions they were paid to take on legislative matters. Only the most devoted researcher with lays or weeks of time can begin to track Money and influence under the Caiji tol dome. The Gazette spent Days just calculation How much Money the state s 491 registered lobbyists made through August. The total s8.4 million. Other l revelations a often ion t i Cibort what com a ivies or Gioupis pay them instead listing their Lobl a iii firm As tie source of income. A Lobl lists sometimes Don t report their personal income until after the legislative session ends making it harder for the Ullic to detect who is being a Jaid and How i much during the session to influence see lobbyists a4to our readers we continue to hear your comments at it out the changes in the Gazette. Ija sed on what you be told us. We re improvements. Starting monday you la notice a greater difference Between the front Page Ami the Section covers. Many Reinders called to say thi y could t easily Tell which Section was the front Section. And by the end of i he month. Iwo features w ill be added to the a2 weather package the Fie Day Chart and Piccir Itanion totals. These changes Are in Adili tion to several that Hai Lifen made Recci Llly. A a ill l Ontl Iuie to listen to readers for ways to make the paper easier to use. Kor comment e mail feedback@gazet1e.cqm phone 476-1656 write feedback co the Gazette 30 s. Prospect st., . Box 1779, Colorado Springs 80901 today s weather High 45 Low 20 on Piete report a2 newsroom to sit in on a news meeting 9 30-10 30 . Weekdays Contact Pam Bella 41607. Callus got a question about news Content Call 478-1656,8 . To noon weekdays. Roni Mun cations tie Gazette 30 s. Prospect st. Colorado Springs. Co 80903 front desk 636-0380 reach us delivery customer service 633-9999 classifieds 444-7355 sunday vol. 128 no. 264 o a a a a wet world amp nation a3focus a14 l0cat&statemetr0 3 obituaries Meisho 8 record metro 8. Opinion metro 10 movies use 8 crossword use 9 Bridge cl5

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