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Joplin Globe (Newspaper) - March 4, 1990, Joplin, Missouri Rhi inside a in features archives.3a calendar.7d Call the editor.3a classifieds.2e-8f crossword.5c deaths.3a, 6c economy.1d-2d editorials.6a-7a entertainment.7d i farm .2e people.1c-3c science.4c sports.1b-8b Missouri lotto the winning numbers in the Missouri lotto drawing 3-13-17-26-33-38. Pick 3 the winning numbers in the Missouri lottery pick 3 game 4-3-4. Kansas lotto the winning numbers in Kansas Cash lotto 1-8-12-17-32-33. Lotto America the winning numbers in lotto America 13-14-19-22-46-50. Vol 94, no 213 copyright a 1990 the Joplin Globe i m a if Joplin Missouri March 4, 1990�?one Hundred sixteen pages suggested Price daily 35c�?sunday 1 00 sex education teachers caught in Cross fire attack in Panama City staged by 2 men Yelling a Long live Noriega a Panama City Panama apr two men Yelling Quot Long live Noriega a threw a grenade into a discotheque frequented by . Soldiers and wounded 27 people including 16 american military men witnesses and officials said saturday. The attack late Friday was believed to be the first such raid on . Servicemen since the United states invaded Panama on dec. 20 and overthrew the government of Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega. One of the americans was reported seriously injured. I heard something come in that broke the Glass hit the table and then i heard the explosion a said Eric Quintero one of the wounded. There was a lot of confusion people screaming. People on the there were people bleeding everywhere a he said. Witnesses said the grenade landed under a table then exploded. It left a Hole about half a Yard in diameter in one of the discos Glass Walls. Lisa Mckay who was outside the discotheque when the 11 30 . Attack occurred said two men drove up one got out and threw the bomb and they then sped away. See grenade 8a russians vote today on local by Andy Ostmeyer Globe staff writer More than 160 girls in the Joplin metropolitan area who were not old enough to vote or buy a Beer became pregnant in 1988. They were just a fraction of the 6,000 girls age 17 and under who became pregnant in Missouri that year. That fact combined with the news that local health officials say there has been an increase in sexually transmitted diseases has some people wondering whether parents and educators Are addressing sex education issues adequately. I think its evidence that there is a failure on All our says Connie Moore director of Joplin a planned parenthood clinic. Abstinence is. Birth control with that Roxie Ward would agree. But there agreement ends. Quot i done to think a sex education course is Complete unless you talk about birth control a is. Moore says. Talking about birth control is talking about not so counters is. Ward a nurse who served on the moral responsibility committee for the Joplin r-8 District. She believes its irresponsible to discuss birth control in the classroom because it encourages teen age sexual activity. Quot it undermines the abstinence program a is. Ward says. Caught in the Middle of these views Are educators who have seen the tug of War escalate in recent years with the spread of aids. There is no Way we can satisfy everybody a says Patty Walker Counselor at the Junior High school. Quot we get caught in the Cross some parents want sex education approached from a moral standpoint says Jack Allman superintendent of Mcdonald county schools. Others want preventive approach. Quot and there Are others who want us to leave it alone All teaching about aids but leaving it alone has become increasingly difficult educators say. Aids More than anything else has prompted school districts legislators and communities to address concerns about sexually transmitted diseases. That in turn leads to discussions about Safe sex birth control and homosexuality. Quot you can to talk about aids without teaching about sex Quot says Otis Baker assistant commissioner of instruction for the Missouri department of education. Polls indicate that 90 percent of the Public want aids discussed in school he says but the number who want sex education is far less. And aids is Likely to be discussed in Missouri schools even More in the future. This Spring the state plans to distribute information on aids to teachers from kindergarten through High school. The material would be tailored to each Grade level and would be taught in the context of drug abuse disease prevention and sexuality. According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute a research organization associated with planned parenthood More than 90 percent of the schools they surveyed cover aids and other sexually transmitted diseases. About three fourths of them discuss homosexuality Safe sex and abortion. Most biology health and Home economic teachers surveyed As Well As most school nurses say sex education should be taught by the seventh Grade when some teens become sexually Active. But Only one third of the schools discussed contraception aids and other diseases at that age. Most schools cover it in the ninth or tenth grades. Joplin classes in Joplin students begin to hear about sex education As Early As the sixth and seventh grades says Rusty Shelley director of student services for Joplin r-8. Quot we talk about How your body works and How your body grows and changes and we talk about some of the decisions you have to make. Quot a lot of our curriculum is focused on making Good in the ninth Grade they discuss male and female Anatomy Conception pregnancy and birth. Jana Arend health and physical education teacher at the Junior High says the sex education material takes two to three weeks of an 18-week health course. Birth control is not part of the course is. Arend says. Quot we have been told that we Are supposed to teach nor is birth control incorporated into any other classroom discussion at the Junior High says Patty Walker Counselor. The students also hear about aids and other sexually transmitted diseases in the Junior High says Shelley but they do not hear about condoms. Quot As far As recommending condoms As a Way to prevent aids no a he says. Quot the District stance is that abstinence is the most preferred that stance was the one recommended several years ago by the moral responsibility committee. See sex education 8a grenade in disco wounds 27 medical museum election issues Moscow apr voters throughout Russia and the soviet slavic heartland decide today whether to throw local communist potentates out of office and desperate party Bosses adopted Westem style Campaign tricks to try to hang on. Using promises pork barrel politics and More than a hint of ballot Box stuffing and fraud party Barons throughout Russia the Ukraine and byelorussian faced unprecedented challenges. Pro democracy groups reformist communists nationalists and Ordinary citizens fed up with the privileges of the powerful crowded onto ballots that were once reserved for the communists chosen few. More than 146 million people from the Pacific shores of the soviet far East to the mountains on the czechoslovak Border were eligible to vote in today selections which will choose the makeup of the three republics parliaments As Well As City and Village councils known in russian As party leaders including two members of the ruling politburo face the daunting Challenge of securing a Victory in their three republics first contested local elections or losing their jobs like comrades routed in balloting for the National Congress of Peoples deputies a year ago. A Globe photo Mike Gullett a program director at the medical museum of the ozarks health education Center Springfield discusses tooth formation and care with second Grade pupils from pleasant Hope. A Story on the museum appears in today a four state focus Page 1e. Trade issues remain unresolved Bush Kaifu pledge to intensify efforts to reduce deficit Rancho Mirage Calif. A president Bush and japanese prime minister Toshiki Kaifu concluded their desert Summit saturday with no breakthrough on divisive Trade issues but Mutual promises to redouble efforts for resolving disputes. Kaifu said Quot i am determined to firmly tackle the underlying causes of the $49 billion Trade deficit with the United states and other economic conflicts. Quot make no mistake about it i want to see that deficit come Down a Bush said standing alongside Kaifu under a blazing Sun near a Lush Golf course at a country club where they held two Days of talks. Despite the contentious problems the two leaders went out of their Way to show personal warmth and Friendship. Bush called the prime minister Quot Toshiki my Friend and the japanese Leader referred to the president three times As despite the Lack of any major agreements the upbeat tone of the talks could give a political boost to Kaifu who lacks a Broad base of support in his party. Quot May you have great Success in your efforts in the coming months a Bush said. Quot you have our full see issues 8a japanese prime minister Toshiki Kaifu and president Bush laugh following their closing statements saturday

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