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Colorado Springs Gazette (Newspaper) - December 19, 1999, Colorado Springs, Colorado Colorado Springs december 19,1999 one Olur both residents and developers see Rural Elpaso county As the promised land Falcon s longtime inhabitants May decry the loss of their Prairie vistas but this hot housing Market was anticipated a Long time ago. A development along the. Meridian Road corridor poses Infrastructureachallenges-a22 a Rural spreads. Of 35 acres and. More still Are available in Elk paso county s far reaches. A23 by Rich Laden a edited and head sic by told fender a a Tow Gazette hike the wind blowing tho. Pristine Prairies of the Rural Falcon area a lifestyle Chang is sweeping across that part of unincorporated Elpaso county. Single family Homes sprout on pastures where pronghorn once grazed. Minivans and horse trailers jockey for position on local roads. A shopping Center rises near a feed store. Suburbia has come to Falcon a Rural area Northeast of Colorado Springs. And with it Long timers say comes the erosion of their Rural lifestyle. Although the change has much to. Do with the county s population swelling by about 1ck ,000 during the i990s, some longtime eal con residents remain bitter they complain that county officials Are indifferent to their Wor Ries about growth while the area s developers care Only about profits. Falcon s peacefulness they say has Given Way to circular saws and pounding hammers. Falcon s Prairie has Given Way to roof tops and front lawns. Before suburban style housing moved in Quot it was quiet Quot said Shirley Fox a 26-Yoar Falcon resident. Quot Early in the morning when you stepped outside you d hear Birds. Now All you hear is traffic. Every Day. Even that traffic represents the hundreds a perhaps thousands a of homeowners flocking to Falcon for $150,000-and-up Homes on Large lots. The area runs along Meridian Road North of Woodmen Road and on both sides of . Highway 24, Northeast of the Springs now the Meridian Road corridor North of Woodmen hits become the hottest spot for development in unincorporated al see Falcon a22 a / a Quot top stories Panama s canal Panama takes Over the Panama canal after 85 years of . Control. Al not so easy adults try their hands at the state s fourth Grade standardized Reading and writing tests. Metro 1java junkies couple of locals wrote the Bible of Java computer language. But they re not the Only notable tech textbook writers. Business 8 Mya 7,. Joseph John Koniowski the Totte the Falcon Hills subdivision runs into open Fields in tie unincorporated Are a people who have lived in this area or years worry that thelic is fast taking on the Bustle of Suburbia. Nuggets win Denver hits clutch shots in waning seconds to defeat san Antonio 8&-84. Sports i i this week Nind Aysho s in charge Ovi Pership of memorial Hospital is under debate. Inside business tuesday a of baby test tube babies have come a Long my in 16 we Madaya Brunch to Toast treat yourself to a Delicio isly decadent Champagne Brunch. Food thursday outdoor revolution Century of revolution a in outdoor gear. Out Niere Frda you can party like it s not too late to make new year s eve plans. Go has your guide. Go today s profile still going Strong Denny and dons Norell give generously of Thenn selves to Silver key and Many others. Metro 3 Clinton have Faith in school press 1 have never. Believed the a Constitution required our schools to be religion free zones or that our children must Check their Faith at the schoolhouse president Clinton by Hanna Rosin Atea washing Tai Poi Hatoe by Joei Miami the of Lille Washington a stress avg the importance of. Faith to a Well Roii Tuleck education president Clinton on saturday announced new guidelines promoting stronger partnerships betwee religious institutions and Public schools. Overall the guidelines exp iid on a list of do s an Don to published in 199.5, answering a Broad Range of questions from How to. Teach about religion to. What to do when students want foray. A but in his weekly radio Addi Ess the president emphasized a new element encouraging schools to actively invite churches and ii Aith based organizations to partner Avith them in array of programs during and after school including school safety student literacy and discipline programs. Though these partnerships exist across the country Many schools Are skittish about., welcoming Church groups for. Fear of crossing a constitutional line. Tho president s rousing endorsement tray Nike them Nisi o popular. Quot finding the proper place for Faith in our Sci tools is a Complex and emotional matter for Many americans Quot he said. Quot but i have never believed the Constitution required ovir schools to be religion free zones or that our children must Check their Faith at the schoolhouse door. A some civil libertarians thought the president s remarks ignored a delicate constitutional balance by defending religious Freedom but failing to mention the restraints. Quot. A in his Short address Clinton mentioned for example that students live the right to Pray privately the say Grace and the right to read the Bible without saying what they Don t have the right to do. Quot it certainly was a one note address Quot said Barry Lynn of americans United for separation of Church and state. Quot i kept saying gee where Are the limits / where is a specific and Clear statement that these partnering programs cannot be used to evangelize and recruit students for specific / Quot by contrast Secretary of education Dick Riley s letter to principals and the pamphlet of guidelines meant for school officials and volunteers More sex illicitly Laid out the limits of what religious Voi unters Are permitted to do in Public schools. In describing the new partnerships the guidelines emphasize that Quot if is not appropriate for inem Lars of Faith com. Unities to use their involvement in Public schools As an occasion to encourage participation in religious they warn religious crisis Counselor not to proselytize while students arc emotionally sensitive. They Tell schools not to hang religious symbols in Cuis rooms and not to condition grades on participation in religious programs. Most importantly they Tell schools not to limit participation in programs to religious groups but make them Eli daily to secular organizations. A. Empty stocking fund reaches critical week. By Erin Randolph. . A. Hie Vaeua. In its ii st four weeks. The Gazette al Pomar empty Stock Ting fund has distributed More than $100,000 to 10 human service agencies in the pikes Peak Region. To Date the Community donations to the empty stocking total $138,367.50. Toward the $4go,000<ampaign goal. Quot the. Intent is to distribute the funds to put to use immediately Quot said Jon Steple tort. The Gazette s Public editor. Quot we re extremely pleased with a where we stand . The Gazette started the empty stocking fund in 1984 to provide Money for human services in Colorado Springs and al Piso county. In 1997, al Poinar became a co sponsor. In past years Christmas week has been the most critical donation week sif organizers expect a Large increase to. The fund when All of the. Community Donat is Are counted three Matching Grant will be added in. Al Pomar s Promise to give is for every $.3 raised by the Community would increase the most recent total by $52,789. The Challenge Grants from the Gazette and the Brum foundation of $10,000 for every $100,000 contributed by the Community would add another $20,000. Quot prospects Are Good and we think we have the Best Chance Ever of reaching the $400,000 goal Quot Stepleton last year the fund raised a record $.35.3,767. A Erin Randolph May be reached at 636-0184 or Randolph ii How to help a if you would like to help mail checks to the empty a stocking fund Box 400,Colorado Springs 80901. Checks should be made out to Quot Gazette charities empty a stocking for credit card donations or other questions Call 476-1643 or 476-1644. You can donate online by gang to . A the organizations that Benefit from the empty stocking fund Are salvation army care amp Sharei ecumenical social ministries chins up youth and family services Northern churches care Community health centers Silver key senior services tri lakes cares pikes Peak Community action Agency and the pikes Peak chapter of the american red Cross a today s Wea file High 25 Low 0 Windy Complete report a2. Newsroom to sit in on a news meeting 9 30 1030 . Weekdays Contact Pam Beau 476-1607. Gail us got a question about news Content Call 476-1656,8 . To noon weekdays from Imu Nicasio Mun cations the Gazette 30 s. Prospect st. 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