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Lawrence Journal World (Newspaper) - December 19, 1999, Lawrence, Kansas Haskell restores treasures a Grant from the National Park service is allowing Haskell Indian nations University to begin work to preserve photos and documents on its Jay Hawks fall to fighting Zillini led by the shooting of Sophomore guard Cory 20 Illinois came alive after halftime As the Jay Hawks went cold saturday morning at the United Center in the final score was see Page 10b l a w r in c e journal world Kansas 288 pages sunday december 19 1999 District seeks to level testing Field test results offer evidence that Lawrence schools need to focus on minority and poor students who under perform on Standard by Tim Carpenter journal world writer minority students in Lawrence Public schools scored lower than White students on the most recent standardized writing and math the same is True for students of Low socioeconomic its not a new phenomenon locally or but an Issue Lawrence school officials Are now convinced merits assistant Nettie Collin Shart said change is including Broad Community acknowledgement of the to elevate the academic performance of hispanics and american indians and students from Low income in its something we dont talk she its its its Collin Shart said she was encouraged because District staff now Are at the recognition that there is a serious Dis no school in the District is each of the schools needs to be con schools said Sandee executive director of evaluation and but How Best to fix the problem remains in the analysis and talking though some programs already Are under school Board member Jack Davidson said the Best approach might be to aim additional resources at students of Low socioeconomic status ses rather than focusing directly on members of minority theres just no reason Why we cant Fig ure out what we have to do and put the resources there to do Davidson some students in both groups perform on exams at the highest but in the Crowther theres no question were not reaching in see Page 3a journal world file photo test results offer evidence Lawrence schools need to focus on minority and poor students who under perform on Standard on standardized writing and math tests minority students in Lawrence Public schools scored lower than White the same is True for students of Low socioeconomic in the news index1 iraqis display photos of iraqi president Saddam Hussein while demonstrating saturday in the streets of Baghdad after Iraq rejection of a new Resolution that would return weapons inspectors and consider suspending the Security Council Resolution that passed 11 0 Friday with four abstentions does not meet Iraq repeated demands for the immediate lifting of the official iraqi news Agency quoted Deputy prime minister Tariq rejects Resolution quotable sanctions will continue As the weapon control policy carries the Force of International Iraq a Iraq rejected a new policy saturday that would return weapons inspectors to Baghdad after a yearlong the Security Council passed the Resolution on Iraq allies on the Council abstained from the wrecking Hopes for a United front to Force Iraq to cooperate in return for a possible suspension of which has expressed opposition to the Resolution All formally rejected it with Deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz saying it does not meet Baghdad legitimate demand for the lifting of the Iraq is ready to face All of the consequences in defense of its sovereignty and Legal the state run iraqi news Agency quoted Aziz As in state department spokesman James Foley said the United states was not surprised by Azzis state but added that under International Law Iraq must comply with the which passed it has the Force of Law having been passed with a Large majority and no votes against Foley the practical consequence of the iraqi rejection is there will not be any Prospect for suspension of he this proves once again that Saddam Hussein regime apparently cares More for its weapons programs than it does for improving the welfare see Page 4a Deadbeat collection tool rarely wielded a Law aimed at suspending the Drivers licenses of Deadbeat parents is rarely enforced in while other states use similar measures to collect millions of dollars owed for child Buda Veranne journal world writer in if someone Falls behind on their child support they run the risk of losing their Drivers and without a valid License they cant buy drive a truck or Cash a its been that Way since july yet Only a handful of the states parents who Are delinquent with their child support payments have had their licenses taken in Susan head of the Dou Glas county court trustees said she Hast heard of anyone losing a Dri vers License for nonpayment of child id have to but i dont think its come up she Little the enacted in is rarely its a Las Straw kind of said Audie mag head of the court trustees office for the 8th judicial District in Junction its Only used when just about every other alter native has been he judges dont like to take a delinquent parents Dri vers Magana because it gives the Par ent an excuse for not see Page 3a Reagan said to be unable to Converse Washington a former first lady Nancy Rea Gan says that five years after her husband was diag nosed with alzheimer he no longer is capable of having a conversation that makes Reagan also said that friends of former pres ident Ronald Reagan no longer Are invited to their California Home because Reagan does not recognize the former president no longer swims or takes she she commented during a recent conversation with Span executive Brian Lamb at the Ronald Reagan presidential Library in Simi the session was part of the Cable networks series american presidents life which has aired throughout the in the Reagan explained How the former without wrote his own letter to the american people in 1994 disclosing he had been diagnosed with alzheimer a pro a file photo former president Ronald Reagan and his Are shown in a 1992 file the former first lady says that five years after her husband was diagnosed with alzheimer he no longer is capable of having a conversation that makes Gressie condition in which the brain causing severe memory loss and she was asked what she has Learned about the Dis ease Over the past five that it is probably the worst disease you can Ever she because you lose Contact and youre not Able to in our to share All of those wonderful memories that we Clinton unveils guidelines for schools on religion issues Washington a president Clinton issued new guidelines saturday clarifying How Public schools can work with religious groups without violating the constitutional separation of Church and common sense says that Faith and Faith based organizations from All religious backgrounds can play an important role in helping children to reach their fullest he said in his weekly radio our new guidelines will help them work together on common ground to meet constitutional to avoid making students uncomfortable because they come from different religious tra while helping students make the most of their go Given the president the administrations third set of guidelines since 1995 continues the Effort to quell the divisive and emotional debate Over religious expression in the classroom by clarifying what the Constitution the guidelines repeat the earlier ones in stating the boundaries of religious expression in the pub Lic they also reflect the latest supreme court and offer a guide for the use of religious organizations in mentoring and afterschool enrichment the revised education guide lines say that students have the right to express their religious beliefs in Homework or free of discrimination based on the religious Content of their sub but school officials May not endorse or favor religious activity or coerce participation in religious activity or seek to impose their religious beliefs on impressionable Educa Tion Secretary Dick Riley wrote to the guidance Given to More than schools includes ensuring All activities and programs provided by the groups Are purely selecting student participants without regard to their telling volunteers not to Pray with students or preach about recommending that schools put a partnership agreement in writing and make sure any space used for teaching is free of religious

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