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Daily News Record (Newspaper) - December 18, 1999, Harrisonburg, Virginia Valley grease ruling Eagle Jim mostly Cloudy 67 40 pages december 5746200 35 cents project could Speed growth North of City funds in hand for 11 sewer project by Jeff Mellott new record staff writer the Virginia state water control Board has approved a million loan to Rockingham county that will give the Board of supervisors the rest of the Money needed for a nearly million project to extend water and sewer lines along a stretch of 11 1 North of Rockingham county adminis Trator William Obrien said it is teen charged in threat floridian accused of sending message to Columbine High Denver a warning they will not tolerate terrorist threats against Columbine High Federal officials charged an 18 year old Florida Man with sending a computer message that prompted the school to be closed for two Federal authorities arrested Michael Ian Campbell of Cape and charged him with using a interstate communications facility to make a threat of injury to another the charge carries a penalty of up to five years in prison and a today arrest should Send a Strong message that especially against our will not be said Thomas Strick attorney in where the complaint was these types of threats Are taken very Campbell is accused of sending an internet instant message to a 16yearold Columbine Sophomore wednesday night warning her not to school the next i need to finish what begun and if you do i dont want your blood on my it read in at a court hearing in the aspiring actor and Community student was ordered held bail until a detention Pamela said her son told he wrote the letter i was bored to he didst mean to do any she said through tears Rafter the this was a Stu stupid mistake and he knows it and they know it referring to the whose agents made the r because of the classes at Columbine were cancelled thurs Day and forcing the postponement of some final exams Ninstil after the it was the first time the school was shut since classes resumed in months after two seniors killed 12 fellow a teacher and themselves in an armed at on april officials would not comment on the seriousness of the the Columbine tragedy has taught us All that we to ignore any no mat see Page 2 inside Likely to be about a year before construction could he said engineering of the project must be completed and other approvals must be while the Virginia water control Board has approved the there Are a few details to be worked out before the loan is is the loan closing is Contin gent on a financial capability analysis and a supporting recommendation from the Virginia re sources the terms of the loan Are percent interest Over 20 supervisors have until june to decide whether to accept the the million loan from the Virginia water control Board and an earlier loan from the Virginia department of health of at 3 percent interest will be used with up to million in Cash supervisors pledged last june to finance the the Loans will be repaid out revenues from sewer and water Cus but Obrien said the county will continue to pursue financial help from landowners along 11 who stand to directly Benefit from the Extension of the water and sewer those landowners include the the county recently agreed to spend million for 360 acres with frontage on the which is near Harri Sonburg technology is to be developed As an Industrial the placement of the water and sewer utilities is part of an Effort by county officials to direct residential growth to parts of the county North of Harrisonburg in the Broadway High school District and away from More heavily popu lated areas of the county where student enrolments Are putting pressure on classroom supervisors hired engineering consultant Anderson and associates last january to determine the economic feasibility of installing water and sewer pipes along 11 North of the feasibility study took in the area of 11 North of the City to 765 gravels Road and to the East and West roughly Between interstate 81 and 753 Kratzer the area did not include Donnelley sons which has an agreement with the City for see Page 2 Index area news 21 International 14 business 12 movies 23 classified ads 28 National 3 comics 28 Skyline 24 crossword 25 sports 15 editorials 8 state 13 obituaries Alec Stanley Elizabeth Luray Darrell Broadway Harold Luray Frances Harrisonburg Zuleka Timberville Page 22 in Good hands now associated Pioss firefighter will Collins carries Kaylyn Carpinteyro from an apartment building after a fire in the girl and her were rescued from third floor apartment after a fire started in a second floor they were treated for smoke inhalation and released at a democratic White House race warms Gore and Bradley clash Over medicare in debate the Boston Globe in the increasingly acrimonious democratic presidential al Bill Bradley clashed repeatedly but politely Friday night Over which of them would do More to protect medicare for senior provide Quality health insurance to More americans and improve Public Educa Tion for More the Sharp exchanges occurred during a town Hall meeting at Daniel Webster sponsored by abcs about 300 new Hampshire voters attended and asked questions about school space Gay health care and education in the course of the spirited 90 minute session in which both candidates demonstrated their easy Mastery of policy de Tail and Talent for offering very Long an Swers to Short but it was the subject of health care where the candidates differed most the vice for pressed Bradley to explain what he would do to protect medicare As the baby Boom generation Dou Bles the ranks of and he accused Bradley of serving up a plan that would leave too Many unprotected in new Hampshire because of its great could endanger the economic on the other said there is plenty of time to resolve concerns about the future solvency of the More urgent question of the he is How to help the 44 million americans who dont have health insurance obtain Ive offered a plan to do Bradley the question i would ask the main difference Between our programs i do pro vide Access to affordable Quality health care for All my question to you who will you leave out insisted that he is intent on reaching Universal health care for All Ameri i wont leave out said who favors a step step health insurance expansion that begins by guaranteeing coverage for All the dispute Over the health care coverage has been the main source of discord Between the two on the Campaign and it was the topic the two would return to again and again Friday in most it was Gore who took the rhetorical fight to challenging him to defend his even when the voter question was about putting a see Page 2 City Loop Road funds not in Gilmore budget plan by Jeff Mellott new record staff writer the governors proposed budget for 20002002 does not include funds for preliminary for a proposed series of roads that would encircle Glenn r had asked James Gilmore Iii to include million for planning the Loop Road in his but weatherholtz said there other ways to try to get the fund weatherholtz said he would introduce a budget amendment in the general Assembly in an at get the the legislature will Convene weatherholtz also said there a Way to get some of the state received As part of a settlement with tobacco com Gilmore proposed a combination of state general tobacco settlement Money and Federal funds to pay for Highway and the Delegate said the re quests could be added later to the Virginia department of transportation 6year Dot uses the plan to schedule state funding for Road weatherholtz said at least now the governor knows of the transportation problems that Harrison Burg and Rockingham county the City Council and rocking Ham county Board of supervisors have endorsed a Road plan recommended by the Virginia depart ment of transportation officials that Calls for limited and con Trolle Access roads around Harri see Page 4 lawmakers generally approve of state funding proposal associated press Jim Gilmore outlined budget a legislators gave Jim Gilmore proposed state budget generally favourable reviews al though a few grumbled about his transportation plan and the Lack of a raise for Gilmore outlined his 20002002 budget for the general Assembly Money which will put their own touches on the spending plan after the legislature convenes the states robust Economy al Lowed the Republican governor to propose increased spending for de transportation and Antidrug pro the two year budget totals a record with that much Money to its not hard to make a lot of peo ple said Kenneth Plum of Fairfax chairman of the state democratic no proposal is but were very pleased with what the governor has said John said Gilmore billion transportation plan is Gilmore proposed a combination of state general tobacco settlement Money and Federal funds to accelerate dozens of key Highway see Page 4 court to examine constitutionality of sodomy Law a a Vir Ginia appeals court has agreed to review the constitutionality of a centuries old state Law that criminalizes Oral sex Between consent ing the Virginia court of appeals this week agreed to hear the appeals of nine men convicted of soliciting sodomy from undercover police posing As Gays in a Roanoke local authorities have con ducted similar stings in Hillandale Park in the Case will test a Law that some authorities say is a legitimate Way to deter Public sex opponents of the Law argue that its an archaic invasion of privacy that targets the referred to As crimes against applies to All consenting homosexual and who engage in Oral sex in Public or violating the Law is a punishable by up to five years in in just optimistic that the Vir Ginia appellate courts will not begin the 21st Century by doing something that no state appellate court has done in a decade to uphold a sodomy statute that criminalizes All Oral sex Indis said Roanoke at Torney Sam who represents the nine Roanoke the Case will be heard next year by a three judge panel of the court of a Date and Loca Tion for the Appeal to be heard has not been those who say its time for Vir Ginia to join the list of states that have abolished their anti sodomy Laws Are encouraged by the Mere fact that the appeals court has agreed to hear the this is an antiquated Law that is frequently used against Gays and said Kent a spokesman for the Virginia Chap Ter of the american civil liberties the sodomy Law also was invoked in the Case of Sharon Bot a Ric Mondarea woman who lost custody of her son in 1993 when a judge said she was an unfit Mother because she and her female Lover engaged in Oral in his petition to the appeals Garrison said the Case is not just a Gay but one that affects the fundamental right to million adult virginians to be free see Page 4 i

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