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Johnstown Tribune Democrat (Newspaper) - December 18, 1999, Johnstown, Pennsylvania Or news from the nation and world associated press a venezuelan Soldier throws bottles of water to a group of survivors in Caracas on Friday. Death toll rises As Rains fall on Venezuela Caracas Venezuela More heavy Rains lashed Venezuela on Friday As the death toll from floods and mudslides Rose to 202. The foreign minister said at least 7,000 More were missing and 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 68,000, according to the civil defense department. Quieter aircraft engines required As of Jan. 1 Washington there a a kind of hush All Over the skies. . Commercial jets have been getting quieter and come new year s Day. All of them have to meet a new Federal noise Standard. In general an air plane meeting the new Benchmark known As stage 3 will be up to 12 percent quieter than air planes that complied with the expiring stage 2 noise Standard. Zoo Volunteer killed by Snake los Angeles a zoo Volunteer who kept 10 poisonous snakes in her Mobile Home died of a bite from one her pets and was found by police with a note for help clenched in her severely swollen hand. The note in Anita finches hand read. A Northridge Hospital ask for a we can Only surmise she was attempting to seek help but was not Able to do so because whatever happened happened so said Scott Carrier a spokesman for the coroners of lace. Man who admitted killing 140 kids convicted Bogota Colombia a Man who confessed to molesting and killing 140 children was sentenced to 52 years for murdering one boy and raping another a newspaper reported Friday Luis Alfredo Garavito the drifter accused of sexually abusing and murdering scores of homeless and poor children during a seven year rampage was found guilty in the 1996 slaying of an 11-year-old in the North Central City of Tunja the Bogota daily al Tiempo reported. Brick attack victim on her Way Home to Texas new York a woman who was bashed in the head with a Brick on a City Street last month left the Hospital Friday to spend the holidays with her family in Texas and continue her recovery with their help. Nicole Barrett. 27, has undergone brain surgery twice since the nov. 16 attack. She suffers debilitating headaches and has problems with her speech and decision making her Mother said. Two cubans surrender one hostage freed St. Martinville la. Two cubans ii Olding hostages at a South Louisiana jail have surrendered and released one hostage and three inmates officials said Friday. That leaves Only Warden Todd Louvierre and Deputy Jolie Sonnier being held hostage at the St. Martin Parish jail on the fifth Day of the standoff sheriff Charles Fuselier said. Five other inmates were being kept in the wardens office by six hostage takers he said. Snaps its people in the news Gingrich Gingrich sex wife reach divorce settlement Smyrna. A. Newt Gingrich worked out a divorce agreement with his wife of 18 years Early Friday avoiding a potentially embarrassing Public airing of his affair with a 33-year-old congressional aide. The former House speaker and his wife Marianne reached the confidential agreement around 1 30 . After a mediation session that lasted 12 hours. They left her lawyers office without comment. Before the settlement Callista Bisek. With whom Gingrich admitted having an a intimate relationship beginning in 1993, had been ordered to answer questions about Gingrich and actor director Cinema Paris Woody Allen says a a Golden age of Cinema is upon i us. I speaking in halting French Allen met Friday with journal i its at the posh Bristol hotel to i talk about his new film a Sweet i and Lowdown a due out in j France on Jan. 26. J a in regards to the Start of the j millennium i think Well see the i Golden age of Cinema a Allen j said. A soon directors will learn i How to use new technology to create stories not just for Spe i Cial i Allen also noted differences in i �?T80s pop icon injured by London pop Star boy a George escaped serious injury j when a 62-Pound disco mirrored j Ball fell from the ceiling and j struck his face and shoulder j during rehearsals for a concert i news reports said thursday. J the 38-year-Oid Singer was on i stage in the South coast resort of j already had turned Over some gifts and documents to mrs. Gingrich a lawyers. The settlement Means Bisek will not have to answer any i further questions. I Randy Evans Gingrich a i lawyer said the former speaker i agreed to a settlement because j of the Cost of litigation not i because he wanted to avoid i embarrassment. Nearing Golden age French and american moviegoers. Quot in France in a a hero a he the United states in a a nothing. Audiences for my films in the states Are very Small. I can to understand -1 am very american i like jazz baseball. Its mysterious to Glass disco Ball Bournemouth when a wire snapped and the huge glittering Ball plummeted from the ceiling struck him and shattered on the floor newspaper reports said. A it would have been both ironic and glamorous to be finished off by a 4-foot glitter Ball a George said. Allen teen charged in Columbine threat by Nitevi qut Tiiman the Auto Claffy press Denver warning that they will not tolerate terroristic threats against Columbine High school Federal optic Las charged an 18-year-old Florida Man with sending a computer message that prompted the school to be closed for two Days. Federal authorities arrested Michael Ian Camp Bell of Cape Coral. Fla., and charged him with using an interstate communications facility to make a threat of injury to another person. The charge carries a penalty of up to five years in prison and a $250,000 Fine. A a today a arrest should Send a Strong message that threats especially against our schools will not be said Thomas Strickland. . Attorney for the Denver District. A these types of threats Are taken very Campbell is accused of sending an internet instant message to a 16-year-old Columbine Sopho More wednesday night warning her not go to school the next Day. Quot i need to finish what begun and if you do i done to want your blood on my hands a it read in part. At a court hearing in Florida the aspiring actor and Community College student was ordered held without bail until a detention hearing wednesday. Campbells Mother Pamela Campbell 60, was crying after the hearing. A the did no to mean to do anything a she said a this was a stupid stupid mistake and he knows it and they know it too a referring to the Fri whose agents made the arrest. Because of the threat classes at Columbine were cancelled thursday and Friday forcing the Camp Mill postponement of some final exams until after the holidays. It was the first time the school was shut since classes resumed in August four months after two seniors killed 12 fellow students a teacher and themselves in an armed attack on april 20. Officials would not comment on the seriousness of the threat. The sender of the instant message used the screen name Quot soup 81,�?� and authorities obtained a court order in Denver on thursday that forced internet service provider America online to disclose details about an account Holder using that name. Fri agents executed a search warrant at Campbells House Early Friday morning questioned him and seized a computer. Officials said Campbell admitted that he used the screen name a soup 81�?� and that he sent the message Over Aolis instant message system to Erin j. Walton. Gore Bradley Square off vice president accuses rival of shortchanging medicare by Sandra 80bieraj thl ask in rated press Nashua . A1 Gore accused democratic presidential rival Bill Bradley of shortchanging medicare Friday night and Bradley shot Back in Campaign debate that the vice presidents own health insurance plan would mean some americans would go without any coverage. A who would you leave out a he said. A the answer is simple. I wont leave anybody out a Gore shot Back instantly seated a few feet away from his rival on a stage in the nations first presidential primary state. Gore has said Bradley a costly prescription for Universal health care would mean not enough Money would be left Over for medicare and the Issue has emerged As a Flash Point in their increasingly contentious Battle for the democratic presidential nomination. He repeated his claim Midway through a 90-minute debate and Bradley had a Quick rejoinder in three terms in the Senate he said a i defended medicare for 18 years. It was through my efforts that we prevented premiums from going up on a number of Bradley sought to turn the tables on the health care Issue insisting that Gore answer who he would leave without insurance coverage the part time worker the worker victimized by an Industry that is downsized or the �?o40 percent of the people who live in poverty who done to have health insurance a Gore replied a i want to get Universal health insurance with a step by step plan and neither of us has covered opening a new front he added a you cancelled medicaid a the health care program for the poor. Bradley defended his plan to replace medicaid a program now run by the states with government subsidies to help the poor buy health insurance. Bradley an 18-year Senate Veteran wrapped his defense in language designed to cast Gore As a lifelong Washington insider. A from the Vantage Point of Washington medicaid looks pretty Good a Bradley said. A but if you get out in the country and you see How its being applied you find that its not Gore remains the front runner nationally in the race As judged in the polls. But statewide surveys show Bradley even or slightly ahead in new Hampshire where the first primary ballots will be cast on feb. 1, and he is hoping to ambush the vice president and use that As a springboard to later triumphs. The Exchange Over health care came Midway through the 90-minute debate staged by Abc nightlife on the Campus of Daniel Webster College in Southern new Hampshire and the first of two encounters this weekend. Moderator ted Koppel set Only one ground Rule As the rivals settled onto their swivel stools remain seated. There was Little to bring them out of their seats in the first few exchanges As Gore said he and Bradley both had been blessed with wonderful wives. 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Bedford Blair Clearfield Indiana Somerset and Westmoreland counties and zones 1 and 2. Extra postage beyond zone 2. Associated press Moderator ted Koppel Center signals timeout As democratic presidential candidates vice president al Gore left and Bill Bradley engage in a heated Exchange during a town meeting at Daniel Webster College in Nashua ., on Friday. Serving in the White House and said every candidate must decide How much scrutiny of their past to permit. A a in be admitted that i have smoked marijuana As the vice president has a Bradley said sitting a few feet away from the vice president on a stage at Daniel Webster College. a a a t 4 i to it. Ill

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