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Madison Wisconsin State Journal (Newspaper) - December 18, 1999, Madison, Wisconsin Daybreak i housecleaning for the Holiday expert tips will help you get things in order for visitors sports id a a a Rhodes knows ifs All about winning but packers coach wont dwell on his own Job Security nati0n/2agore, Bradley face off in debate encounter alternates Between cordial and contentious i60tn year a no 352 a 1999 Wisconsin slate journal saturday december 18, 1999 Lim Madison Wisconsin state journal 50 cents a a it a incredibly sad. Its like the family has been struck Christi Archer on the death of David Bristley Bristley boy succumbs after enduring lightning hit by Brenda Ingersoll police reporter David Bristley. A 16-year-old boy struck by lightning last summer died Friday of accidental asphyxiation at his cottage Grove Home an autopsy showed. Hospitalized until Only about two weeks ago David apparently suffocated while sleeping in his bed at Home. Quot its incredibly sad. Ifs like the family has been struck twice a said Dane county Deputy Coroner Christi Archer who pronounced David dead at the scene at 1 37 . David is survived by his father Erie pastor at Madison orthodox presbyterian Church in cottage Grove his Mother Kathy and younger Brothers Paul Matthew and Nathan. Funeral arrangements were pending at Gunderson funeral Home in Monona. But for the lightning strike which his father once said was an act of god David would have been a Junior this year at Lakeside lutheran High school in Lake Mills. Principal Jeffrey Davis said students Sang a hymn Friday in David s memory. Quot i took a group of 18 students to an inner City service program in Milwaukee this morning and wed left at a Quarter to seven a a Davis said. Quot we heard about David on the radio and i asked them if they wanted to go Back to the school to be with their friends. A one Junior Leader said a or. Davis we miss David but i think he would want us to go on with our a David was Riding a bicycle Home from a Mcdonald s restaurant during a july 23 thunderstorm when a lightning Bolt dashed him to the ground. Quot he suffered a severe anoxia brain injury and was left totally incapacitated Quot Archer said referring to damage caused by Lack of oxygen to brain cells. David enjoyed Cross country at Lakeside lutheran High. W As a member of the civil air patrol in Madison and earned Money As a janitor at a local Gas station. After several months at Meriter Hospital he was moved to Milwaukee a sacred heart rehabilitation Center which specializes in coma stimulation and recently was released to his parents who were caring for him at Home. Unable to speak he communicated by blinking his eyes an official said. Quot both our students and our staff believe David is in a better place a Davis said Quot and that is salvation army gets a boost from area businesses area businesses made substantial donations to the salvation army on Friday after learning the Charity had overspent its budget for sheltering the homeless and has been turning some families away. In a letter to local business leaders Madison Gas and electric president and ceo David Mebane urged other businesses to help the organization meet demand through the holidays. The Utility donated $10,000 to the salvation army Arter a Story in the Wisconsin state journal detailed Cost overruns in the housing voucher program. Independent of Mger a request. Dodgeville Catalon retailer lands end donated $15, xxx to the Charity. Quot its just amazing. It literally moved me to Teai a. Its the biggest single donation we be received this year Quot maj Paul Moore Dane county coordinator of the salvation army said of the lands end gift ending a poor fund raising season the salvation army is Only about Halfway to its goal of raising $800,000 by Christmas. Fridays corporate gifts raised the total to about $445,000, Moore said. A Phil Brinkman orchestra becomes the first from . To play in Cuba since 1962.Milwaukee delights Cuba above Jeani Foster principal flautist of the Milwaukee symphony orchestra draws a crowd of cuban children before the first of two free concerts in Havana Friday night. Left Andreas Delfs music director of the Milwaukee symphony orchestra conducts fridays opening concert. Coming sunday snapshots of a Madison delegation s visit to sister City Camaguey Cuba Tell of Progress and concerns As . Contact with the communist Island nation increases. Coming sunday in your forum. Associated press by James Anderson associated press Havana a despite a last minute hitch the Milwaukee symphony orchestra the first major . Orchestra to visit Cuba in 37 years delighted dozens of cuban schoolchildren Friday with the strains of Quot Peter and the Wolf and Quot West Side the free performance at Havana a Amadeo Roldan theater Drew a standing ovation and cheers from music students and teachers and provided a momentary thaw in recent testy relations Between the . And cuban governments Over cuban boy Elian Gonzalez. A second concert was set for Friday night. Quot it was super Good a marvelous it touched me right Here Quot said Nelly Miranda a 15-year-old student As she pointed to her heart. Quot i done to have Many words to describe the concert was delayed an hour while workers rushed percussion and Bass instruments a Harp and much of the musicians Sheet music from Havana a Airport to the theater. A cargo plane carrying the Bulky equipment was initially denied permission to land in Cuba thursday then arrived after cuban customs had closed said orchestra spokesman Joe Mckaughan. The instruments could not be picked up until after customs officials arrived on Friday. The Brief wait was Worth it. Quot this is Universal a said a beaming Ana verdecia an 18-year-old violinist. Quot i have never seen an orchestra like this. These Are big people a this is As music director Andreas Delfs led the 88-member ensemble cuban playwright director Hector Quintero animatedly narrated Serge please see Cuba Page 3a work barriers come Down i under new Law disabled people can work without fear of losing critical health insurance coverage. By Marc Lacey new York times Washington a with advocates for the disabled gathered around him at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt memorial president Clinton signed landmark legislation Friday that could allow millions of people with disabilities to enter the work Force by lifting restrictions on their health care coverage. Advocates consider the legislation the most significant step for the disabled since the americans with disabilities act of 1990. The Law expands medicaid and medicare so that people with disabilities will continue to receive health insurance coverage once they go to work. Clinton signed the legislation called the work incentives improvement act. At the base of the larger than life Bronze of Roosevelt whom the president has called the Century s greatest chief executive for his attention to social programs and a safer world. Roosevelt had polio and. Unknown to please see work Page 3a Trade contract must be around Here someplace president Clinton Speaks Friday in front of the for memorial to announce the signing of a Bill that will allow disabled americans to work without losing their medicare and medicaid benefits. By Julia Malone Cox news service Washington a at a time when exports have been a key Factor in the . Economy and a Central theme of the Clinton administration the government is having trouble keeping track of its Trade agreements with other nations. The general accounting office after searching Federal archives concluded that the records were so incomplete that it could not Tell How Many Trade pacts the United states now has. The poor record keeping hinders the enforcement of the accords the Gao warned in a report released this week. Quot fully securing the benefits of Trade liberalization depends in part on the ability of both private businesses and the Public to quickly and easily Access the terms and conditions of the numerous Trade agreements a a the report said. The study found that in some cases Congress is not notified of agreements As required by Law. Quot Lack of information on the terms and conditions of these agreements could impede Congress oversight efforts to de Termine whether Trade agreements Are being fully implemented a a the Gao said. Trade agreements Are the chief Means for opening markets and reducing tariffs for . Goods and services abroad. The Job of negotiating them is divided among several Federal agencies including the . Trade representatives office and the state and Commerce departments each of which keeps its own listing. The Gao the investigative of Congress identified 441 Trade accords Between 1984 and 1998. But the study added that the actual total was Quot officials at key agencies were unable to provide a definitive count a the report said. Moreover it said some of the information made Public about the pacts has included Quot factual a spokesman for the House ways and Means committee Greg Crist said Friday that the Gao findings Quot should serve As a Wake up but he added that the poor record keeping was not seen As a cause for major concern by the committee which asked for the Gao study. 82550 00001 it j 0 i i i today partly sunny. High 26. Winds use 7-14 Mph. Weather tonight Patchy Clouds. Low 16. Details Back of local tomorrow an inside look at Wisconsin a internet task Force run by the states department of Justice who agents pose As teen age girls and boys in online Chat rooms to lure adult men. 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