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Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph (Newspaper) - October 28, 1994, Colorado Springs, Colorado Colorado Spring Gazette Telegraph Friday october 28, 1994 35 t daily/$1 sunday my newcomers still crowding into Springs a jobs 13,000 were added in 1993, totalling 204,000 in Elpaso county. A transportation interstate 25 traffic counts were up 38 percent in three years City Street counts were up 5 percent per year this decade. A schools enrolments were up More than 11 percent since 1990, to 79,571 in 1993. A Home starts five times More than in 1990, the county had 3,625 new Homes started last year a and will Likely beat that number this expected to Rise 6,000 in 95 by Pam Zubeck Gazette Telegraph if the wait at the stoplight seems a Little longer and Elbow room at the mall a Little tighter it s not your imagination. There Are More people in Colorado Springs these Days a 31,000 More than four years ago. And More Are on their Way a at least another 6,000 in the City next year alone. Although Elpaso county in t the fastest growing county in the state a Douglas county claims that title a the Boom Here is making itself known on the streets and in the classrooms. While the 1990 census reported Colorado Springs population at 281,140, City forecasters now Peg it at 312,000 a almost 10 times larger than in 1940, according to population figures compiled earlier this month by the police department s budget office. At the same time the county population figure which includes City residents has grown from 397,014 in 1990 to 429,246 in 1993. About 57,000 More people Are expected by the end of the decade said the pikes Peak area Council of governments. Economists and demographers credit most of the population surge to the influx of people from other states a an estimated 70,000 migrants with As Many As 40 percent from California alone. Thousands Are being drawn by relocation or expansions of businesses to Colorado Springs including Apple computer inc., focus on the family and Sci communications corp. Indeed the number of civilian jobs in Elpaso county grew by 13,000 in one year alone to 204,000 in 1993, according to the Colorado department of labor and employment. About 5,000 More new jobs Are forecast for 1995, City financial planners say. Quot everyone in the Community is aware that most employment growth and population growth is in migration from the East and West coasts workers coming to the Many new companies coming in from those areas Quot said Mike Anderson the City s financial planning manager. All those additional bodies with their cars and children in Tow Are making their presence known. Consider these indicators of How fast we re growing a traffic counts on interstate 25 through Colorado Springs have increased by 38 percent in the last three years. Seegr0wth/a3 is Iteen sentenced to 18 years for poisoning teacher judge Matheson showed no remorse by Kathryn Sosbe Gazette Telegraph Scott Wade Matheson s Lack of remorse for his crime convinced a judge to Send him to prison for 18 years for poisoning his mathematics teacher with a chemical commonly found in Drain cleaners. Matheson stoically sat in the courtroom As his Mother and several supporters broke into tears during an emotional two hour sentencing hearing. Fourth judicial District judge Jane Looney indicated the sentence could Quot have been less harsh had the 17-year-old admitted responsibility for intentionally poisoning his teacher Barbara Lewis. Quot. I was t there but i sure did t have the sense from anything that i saw or heard or got from your supporters that you were devastated to the extent that i thought somebody would be Quot Looney told Matheson. She also said that Quot i Don t want the message to be out there that somehow if you re 16 or 17 or 14 or 15, you can kind of do anything you want to and nothing is going to happen. That s not a fair message to give in August Matheson was found guilty of intentionally poisoning Lewis when in december 1993, he put sodium Hydro see mathes0n/a3 Joan Matheson Mother of Scott to Vade Matheson is comforted by family Friend Keiley fender on thursday after her son was sentenced to prison. Prison sentence stuns some students As Scott Wade Matheson 17, is tal ten from 4th judicial District court by Elpaso county sheriff s Deputy Lincoln Hartman after being sentenced thursday to 18 years in prison for poisoning his math teacher Barbara Lewis. Politics Perot donates $62,175 to Romer s re election bid Ross Perot s endorsement of gov. Roy Romer s re election bid is Worth a lot $62,175, in fact. That s the biggest single contribution either of the gubernatorial candidates has received in the race. While the Romer Camp happily accepted the Check Perot supporters were dismayed that their Leader is taking sides. Complete report by Perot iwo automotive do business/c7. Cloy state by Cla shied cd 1 comics/e5 crossword/e4 digest/a2 entertainment a for the record/b8 lifestyle al movies Aas 0bituaries/b8 opinion Blo scoreboard/c6 sports cd televisioii/e3 Teplit Togo Blo lifestyle a group of women tools a Chance on Iove a and headed to a Iaslea in search of f Freedom cd mum Nicanon copyright 01994 weather o partly sunny win and warm today,1iigh 75. Low 36./a2 foreign policy syrian Leader stays on peace track but Sticks to territorial demands associated press president Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton Are greeted by the . National Authein thursday As Uliey arrive at Israel s Ben Gurion Airport. With them Are Israel s president Ezer Weizman and wife Ruma. A expert emphasizes to role in Pollcy-making/a3 Usa today Jerusalem a president Clinton reported Progress in his talks with Syria s president Hafez Assad on thursday. But Assad again demanding that Israel return the Golan Heights offered no Public indication that he is ready to negotiate. _ after a morning of meetings in i syr a capital Damascus Clinton said he believed Assad wants peace. Clinton suggested Assad had Quot gone beyond Quot his previous hard line position but did not elaborate. Clinton said he would convey the substance of the talks to israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin. Assad reiterated his Call for Quot Normal peaceful relations Quot with Israel a words he first uttered after a january meeting with Clinton. Quot we have worked in certain ways and we will try to find other ways if possible to hasten the March of peace Quot Assad said. But he also said Israel must fully withdraw from the Golan Heights territory it seized during the 1967 Middle East War and from South Lebanon before any peace agreement can be reached. Syria controls parts of Southern Lebanon. Although both sides put a positive spin on the talks Assad during a joint news conference showed a prickly Side. Questioned by an israeli journalist on Syria s commitment to peace Assad fiercely denied links to International terrorists although Syria remains on the state department s list of nations sponsoring terrorism. After flying to Jerusalem Clinton addressed Israel s parliament and held a news conference with Rabin. A planned tour of Jerusalem s old City was cancelled. Clinton ends his four Day Middle East tour today. Hell Stop in Kuwait to visit . Troops deployed there after Iraq s latest move toward the Border and hell visit saudi Arabia where he will meet with King fahd. Clinton is to return saturday to the United states. Bob Jackson Gazette Telegraph the Overall Winner in the Gazette Telegraph pumpkin carving contest was created by Dave Nord Berg 515 e. Platte ave. Halloween breathing right Down our necks grab that Werewolf my and get ready for fun halloween weekend is upon us. From trick or treating at the mall to sneaking through a haunted House to dancing with head full of zombies that s a Rock ban there s plenty going on around town for kids and Wannabe kids. U name it the it s yet to be named arts and entertainment guide has the details on everything thrilling and chilling. Complete report Section a

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