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Daily Globe (Newspaper) - December 18, 1999, Ironwood, MichiganSaturday dec. 18, 1999 daily g Ironwood Michigan 50 cents Good Day Roger and Peg Lackman Welcome to the area. Besse Mer will make you forget South Dakota. Hope you like big Snow court try. Snow. Report forecast sunday Windy becom ing Cloudy with a few flurries. I 30, Lols monday Windy and cold with Snow showers. I 24, to 20 tuesday Cloudy with Snow showers. Cold continues. I 20, Loo Page 2 nordic Abr trails of Ironwood with 33 Kilometres of Cross country ski trails 18 inches of fresh Snow. The entire system is groomed. Abr trails Are open seven Days a week from 9 . To 4 . Wolverine trails located East of Ironwood have 13 kilo meters of Trail open. An 8-12 Inch base is reported with the trails groomed and track set. Coming january 1. Almost everything you Ever wanted. In us Flambeau Oil 47 1-800-25-Torch www.l80025loreh.com outdoors . Deer kill up Page 11 y2k 1988 details pm. 8 killer floods leave thousands homeless Caracas Venezuela a More heavy Rains lashed Venezuela on Friday As the death toll from floods and mud slides Rose to 202. The foreign minister said Between and More were missing Many of them feared dead. Foreign minister Jose Vicente Rangel told reporters he expected the casualty count in Northern Venezuela to Rise significantly. The number of people left homeless was according to the civil defense department. The latest official figures show the devastation wreaked by several Days of torrential Rains in Venezuela is far worse than previously thought. On Friday rescuers searched for survivors and began Clearing debris and recovering the dead. Heavy Rains were expected to last Sev eral More Days triggering fears of further tragedies. Survivors some setting up makeshift tents in the streets waited anxiously for missing friends and relatives to appear. There Are still a lot of people said Karelis Campos staring at a huge pile of rubble where her House once stood. Mayhem broke out in la Glaira just North of Caracas. Hundreds of flood survivors broke through barricades in the port City and scrambled to get their hands on food and water in containers that had been broken open by the Force of raging Waters. Hundreds of others were trapped in High Rise apartment buildings surrounded by water. Many pleaded with Security forces to be rescued. Huge boulders and Mounds of dirt As High As 10 feet littered the streets. Resi dents wandered in search of food. There was no electricity no phones no running water. President Hugo Chavez dispatched troops to disaster areas across Northern Venezuela and urged reluctant residents to abandon Mountainside slums where precariously perched shacks were poised to collapse. This is the worst natural catastrophe to hit Venezuela in 50 Chavez said in a nationally televised address late thursday. He said four Navy War ships each loaded with 400 tons of drinking water were bringing Aid to survivors along the North Ern coast. A Navy transport was housing 200 homeless children in la Glaira he said. The president added that Venezuela had received condolences or offers of Aid from Cuba Colombia the United states Japan Mexico Peru France and Aruba. From the Vatican Pope John Paul ii also offered prayers for the eternal the More than 70 children of the holy family Catholic Church Ontonagon decorated cookies for the food baskets of the St. Nicholas project. Seventy six dozen Cut out Cook ies were donated for the children to decorate. Each child was Able to select two cookies to be judged for creativity and neatness. Candy bar prizes were Given to the win ners. In the left photo Erin Anderson 6, works intently at decorating the cookies. Michael Kioski 10, and Josh Hokans 8, Survey a tray of decorated cookies held by Edu cation director of Ineida profit sharing vote s unday Oneida wis. A members of the Oneida Indian tribe Are to vote an a plan that would give 35 percent of the tribe s annual net gaming Revenue Back to them at approximately each next year. The general tribal Council which includes eligible tribal electors at least 21 years old voted in april in favor of the move. More than 75 percent of tribal members voted for it then and it would require a two thirds majority to override it. Tribal chairman Gerald Danforth said the plan would require the tribe to Lay off As Many As employees and Cut vital ser vices. If you were to take 35 percent out of any one s budget whether it s personal or from a business it would be very Danforth said. A lot of programs Are dependent on those but Nancy Pastorino and Mike Metoxen who wrote the proposal defend it saying they did a lot of research of other tribes who have a similar system. The plan allows plenty of Money for the current programs and they Are operated gives excess Money Back to the people they said. My intent was never for people to lose jobs unless they should t be there in the first Pastorino said. I believe it s a scare tactic. 1 Don t see How people could lose their jobs unless they were sitting on their Butts in the first Metoxen said wasteful duplication of jobs is one reason the 35 percent plan was writ ten. It was also derived to fight inefficiencies and unfairness in hiring and firing practices the distribution of program s and services and loan and Grant approvals and denials he said. Danforth said duplication of services is a problem and there Are some Oneida operations that could be done More efficiently. But he said he and the current business commit tee have been in office Only five months and need time to develop a solution to such prob lems and to establish priorities and goals. There s so much More analysis and evaluation that needs to be Danforth said. Once we establish what we want the tribe to be then we can shape the Structure to better meet our Thompson signs six Bills into Law Madison wis. A gov. Tommy Thompson Friday signed six Bills into Law including a measure that allows nurses licensed in certain states to prac Tice without getting a new License in Wisconsin. Under the Law Wisconsin joins the interstate compact on nurse i censure which the governor said will give residents Access to More qualified nurses. The compact allows licensed nurses from Wisconsin to prac Tice in other states that have joined the compact without going through the licensing procedure. Nurses from other compact states also May practice in wis Consin. There Are six states Utah Arkansas Maryland North car Olina Texas and Wisconsin currently in the compact with another 12 expected to join Over the next year. Tom Neumann a consultant to the state Board of nursing said the compact is needed because there arc increasing numbers of nurses who practice in More than one state. There also has been an increase in telecommunications nursing such As by Telephone or computer. The Law eventually should significantly Cut Back on Bureau Cracy As More states join the compact supporters Sny. Without the compact nurses have to verify the same credentials the same education and everything else in the lice sure process in state after Neu Mann said. Previous Law required Wisconsin s Board of nursing to License every new nurse in the state. Thompson also signed a Law that creates a method for school districts to resolve Boundary Dis Putes without going to court. Rev. Robert Mickelson Mickelson replaces Paugh As United Way executive director the Rev. Robert c. Mickelson has been named executive director of the go Gebic Range United Way. Mickelson replaces Betty Paugh who recently moved to Wyoming. Rev. Mickelson comes to United Way from a background of administrative responsibilities in Church business and govern ment. Retiring from the Chris Tian and missionary Alliance in Page 8 Best christmases reach deep into our hearts As we draw near to the millennium every Magazine and television show is selecting the 50 or 100 Best. The top movie stars athletes and world leaders of the last 100 years Are ranked in order of importance. Around the House decided to get into the act in a different Way. Christmas is a special time for All of us and dec. 25 memo Ries often last a lifetime. As we think about the christmases of the past some Are More Indeli ble than others. We asked our readers to Tell us about their Best Christmas and explain Why they were the Best. For one Man it was 1959. My father had a heart attack before Christmas but he made a full recovery. Things were tight financially and there were not a lot of presents. But As we celebrated our norwegian Christ Mas eve i looked around at my whole family and it was the for some. World War ii years around the House Jan Tucker brought the Best and the worst christmases. One of our readers remembers her brother was in the service and the family knew he would soon go overseas. It was Christmas eve and she was looking out the window at the gently falling Snow when she saw a Man walking Down the Street carrying a bag. As he got closer the walk seemed familiar. Soon she realized it was her own brother. She never forgot the Joy of that special Christmas. A go Gebic county Reader said that his Beautiful first daughter was born on dec. 20. That was a special gift and made a Christ Mas i will never he said. A family recalled a year they spent part of Christmas Day serving a meal to the elderly and those alone for the Holiday. That warm Bond has lasted Many years and made it one of the Best holidays Ever family members said. Although we have had Many wonderful and some sad Christ Mases the one i like to remember was in 1989. Our girls were All coming Home for the first Christmas in Many years. They like to come in the summer we normally went to Superior for Christmas and i warned my mom a year earlier that Christ Mas would be spent in Onton agon and she was invited. Later that summer we Learned that Christmas 1989 would be my twin brother s last. Mom was torn. She wanted to come with me and to celebrate with Jack too. Jack on the other hand did not want my Mother to stay in Superior. He wanted to spend his final Christmas with his wife and children and seeing the pain on my mom s face every time she looked at him was making it difficult to celebrate with the Joy he wanted. Index comics .14 Church schedule .6 health.2 obituaries .3 opinion .7 outdoors .11 tidbits.3 mom came with us and those three girls made it a Christmas never to to forgotten. They laughed. They Sang. They danced. They kept my Mother laughing. From that Christmas until the Day she died she Page 8 one hour Inwood mi4w3s 906-932-4822 i Only 2 weeks until get the cards everyone loves to receive photo greeting cards you can now i personal a your cards new to Chook from s or millennium Dicapi Stop in and bring your is my j in of rpm studio

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