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Lima News (Newspaper) - December 5, 1999, Lima, Ohio A4 sunday dec. 5,1999 the Lima news glider rockers starting at m 59�� i s3 a a g 0 a 1 r g a Ealy sofas starting at i a i i. Ims la a Doy recliners starting at $29900 adult solid Oak sweetheart Rocker 6900 solid Otic victorian child s Rocker $9900 curios solid Wood starting at �8 i i quot a i i i i a c2 Roll top computer desk 12 months 12 payments no interest As about Cash discounts $600.00 or More carpet sales not included with approved credit. Major credit cards accepted 90 Days furniture carpetin0 and a 602-0861 a open a Kra Somas eve.0 it protesters dance Seattle glad it s Over analysis Wro leaders protesters and the City itself All took their share of lumps. David Foster and a Martin Ruisinger the associated press Seattle a As world Trade organization protesters swarmed the streets of Settle last week a Spray painted message blossomed on the Wall of a downtown building quot we re winning a Don t prophetic demonstrators said so. By Friday nit with the to s meeting in total cou apse jubilant protesters took credit for stopping what they see As a tool of i bridled corporate Power. By saturday morning however to delegates could find Solace in another sign As they rushed to catch flints Home. The Graffiti on that downtown building was gone hidden by a coat of Whitewash and the Only message remaining was a card Reading quot re so who won the quot Battle in Seattle quot As the to s ministerial meeting so unfortunately came to be known everyone involved to leaders protest quot workers rits human rits discrimination environmental and Public health concerns Are on the to radar screen John Sweeney president a Cio organizers City officials a claimed at least partial Victory. The meeting went on despite the disturbances but delegates accomplished virtually nothing. And All suffered substantial losses too As an event that started calmly and close to the script quickly spun out of control. Seattle officials hoping for a civic boost As hosts to the biggest International Trade talks Ever in the United states were left defending themselves against criticism that they overreacted to protesters with tear Gas rubber bullets and mass arrests. Thousands of peaceful demonstrators trying to draw attention to issues of human i its labor standards and environmental Protection saw their moment in the spotlight Vetter design Cente Kitchen s amp Bath showroom Many Beautiful kitchens on display co opted by some bad apples intent on vandalism. Merchants expecting a Boom of business got a bust instead curfews and riot geared police kept shoppers away costing downtown stores at least $9 million in lost sales on top of $2 million in damage by protesters. President Clinton expecting a Trade relations coup suffered a jarring defeat. He invited the to to Seattle in his state of the Union address last january a tactic to show sceptical americans the advantages of free Trade. As recently As last month the president professed no worries about protesters. Last week after his motorcade rolled past boarded up windows and buildings marred by Graffiti Clinton turned to Seattle mayor Paul Schell and said according to Schell quot you know there s an old saw that says be careful what you wish for. A might get it quot Clinton fared Little better inside the conference Center. Delegates unable to agree on a Basic Agenda failed to produce a new round of a bal Trade talks. If the president wanted More focus on Trade he got it. But More in the fashion described by al Cio president John Sweeney quot Wori oers rits human rits discrimination environmental and Public health concerns Are on the to radar screen coming to Seattle us. Negotiators already had angered poor countries by saying the to should study Basic labor standards such As child labor and unions. Many developing countries saw that As an attack on one of their few economic advantages lower wages. . Negotiators spent the rest of the week backtracking but it was too late. Outside the convention Center where to delegates were holed up. Mayor Schell dealt with his own problems. He was criticized both for going too easy on troublemakers who smashed windows and for coming Down too hard on peaceful protesters. Protest organizers had a Public relations problem. Their official line they threw the usually Low profile to into the Glare of Public scrutiny and added their viewpoint to the Trade group s Agenda. Privately however protest leaders complained about being upstaged by the destructive antics of a Small number of demonstrators who smashed storefront windows sprayed Graffiti and slashed tires on police cruisers. Quot they got attention but not the right attention quot said protester Marty Brennan 24. Elida re. Elida of 419-999-2009eflsteff Are he. Holidays mean horrible maps winterize oui cd 333 e. North st. Lia a. 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