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Farmington Daily Times (Newspaper) - December 19, 1999, Farmington, New Mexico The Dally tones Farmington new Mexico More from Page a1 a mime copy sunday december 19, 1999 As Clinton Issue son school religion Washington apr president Clinton issued new guidelines saturday clarifying How Public schools can work with religious groups without violating the constitutional separation of Church and state. Quot common sense says that Faith and Faith based Organiza Tiosh from All religious backgrounds can play an important role in helping children to reach their fullest potential Quot he said in his weekly radio address. Quot our new Gui felines will help them work together on common ground to meet constitutional Muster to avoid making Stu dents uncomfortable because they come from different religious traditions while helping Public institutions student to Makse ithe most of thir god Given talents Quot the president Quot said. The administration s third Sei of guidelines since 1995 continues the Effort to quell the divisive and emotional debate Over religious expression in the class room by clarifying what the Constitution a sows. The guidelines repeat the ear lier dries in stating the bound Aries of religious expression in the Public schools. They also reflect the latent supreme cd dirt rulings and offer a guide for the use of religious organizations in tutoring mentoring after school a Progris and other educational activities. Of Xhu supreme court generally a that state sponsored or Staie in Aniced prayer or mandatory. Religious activities inside. Pulli schools violates the con tip on. Last month the court agreed to decide whether Public a districts can give students in a to fettered right to take part in student led group prayers at football Ganies. Tie ii Vised education guide Unes say that students have the right to express their religious beliefs in such things As Home work and artwork Quot free of discrimination based on the religious Content of their but school officials Quot May not endorse or favor religious activity or doctrine coerce participation in religious activity or seek to impose their religious beliefs on impressionable children Quot education Secretary Dick Riley wrote principals. The guidance Given to More than 100,000 schools about forming partnerships with religious groups includes a ensuring All activities and programs provided by the groups Are Quot purely a selecting student participants without regard to their religion. A telling volunteers not to Pray with students or preach about Faith. A recommending that schools put a partnership agreement in writing and make sure any space used for teaching is free of religious symbols. Clinton said the guidelines make Clear Quot that students do have the right to Pray privately and individually in school the right to say Grace at lunch the right to meet in religious groups on school grounds and to use school a cities just like any other groups do Quot Clinton said it is Clear that finding the proper place for religious beef in the schools is Quot a Complex and emotional matter for Many americans. Quot but i have never believed the Constitution required our schools to be religion free zones or that our children must Check their Faith at the schoolhouse door Quot the president said. Charles Haynes a senior scholar at the Freedom forum who worked with administration on the guidelines said they Are a major Effort to quell the Long Battle Over the role of religion in Public schools. Macdonald continue from Page a1 Feigay said. Quot i would like such a i Resolution to be passed by the entire Navajo nation Council a a be presented to the president of the United states by the president of the Navajo Macdonald s wife Wanda thanked those who attended. She said a Pouce officer in tuba City who was beat up during a 1989 riot recently informed or that he supports her Hus-5d s release. R Quot he believes or. Macdonald was unjustly crucified Quot she we re working on a judge to shorten his sentence. We re hoping to hear something sometime next Wanda Macdonald said. Quot that May be just what we need. We re working on a judge to shorten his sentence. We re hoping to hear something sometime next she will leave wednesday to spend Christmas with her husband she said. Macdonald Lonetree said they Are pushing for a Christmas commutation since this is Clinton s last Christmas As president. They also support a compassionate release by . Attorney general Janet Reno or a Transfer to an Arizona or new Mexico prison. Quot i can t Tell you what kind of support we be got from new Mexico. It says a lot for your state Quot she said about congressional support and state legislature Bills passed in both states. Quot the legislature in Arizona a almost unanimously a passed a Transfer memorial Bill. In a state that is mostly Republican and had a lot to do with the charges in 1989, we be come a Long Way Quot she said. Information on did a Bohol ii s efforts . Holiday travel tips offered Sito report of the number of travellers in the Skles and on the roads this holi a season is expected to take a 1 percent dip a the first Register decline two decade Accord Ift to aaa new Mexico. T a near record 44.6 million americans Are expected to travel 00 Miles or More from Home to Holiday season. That figure represents a 1 percent dip from last year s record 45.2 million travellers. Growth in travel for to period has increased 63 percept since 1990. I approximately 35 million 3eople plan to travel by car this Holiday season while another 9.6 Milton plan to go by plane train or bus. For those who Are going to Brave the roads aaa new Mexico recommends extra caution when encountering big truck traffic. One out of every eight traffic fatalities in 1998 result from a collision involving a Large tick so the aaa offers these tips it a Don t tailgate a trucks can t see you directly behind them. A watch out for other truck Blind spots a not Only behind them but also alongside especially near the rear wheels. A when passing give yourself plenty of time a it can take 25 to 30 seconds to pass a Long trac tor trailer. A remember it takes a Long time for a truck to Stop a almost twice As Long As cars at Highway trucks make wide turns. When turning their mirrors Are useless. A trucks create wind gusts. When passing keep both hands on the steering wheel. A Don t Speed up when a tick is passing. 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