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Marysville Appeal Democrat (Newspaper) - December 12, 1999, Marysville, California Inside Lindhurst High school drummer David Lucero performs saturday during the annual Olivehurst Christmas Parade. I i sunday pc finn cleaning up caustic water marketplace i Page cd program to Aid the elderly expands Community i Page i Good morning High 84 Low 54 Yuba Sutter will be sunny with Patchy Clouds Duck hours 6 47am-4 45pm f for live weather info log in to december 12,1999marysville-Yuba City California ingleco93axmilitary�?Ts Gay policy does no to work says Clinton president wants better Protection for service members president Clinton people still forced from the military Sonya Ross associated press Orlando Fla. Agreeing with his wife president Clinton said saturday his 1993 a a done task done to Tell policy on Gays in the military does no to work and pledged to work with the Pentagon to find a Way to fix it. A a it a out of whack now a he said. In a radio interview with lbs news Clinton said he meant to create a policy that would help Gay service members remain on duty without being persecuted for their sexual orientation. But Clinton said the policy a flaws were revealed in the Case of a Young Soldier convicted of beating to death a fellow Soldier whom he suspected was Gay. A i can Only Hope that this last brutal beating death of a Gay Soldier will give some sobering impetus to a re examination of How this policy is implemented and whether we can do a better Job of fulfilling its original intent a Clinton said. A its original intent was that people would not be rooted Clinton proposed a a done task done to Tell during his first year in office. It took effect in february 1994. The Pentagon reported that 1,145 people were discharged from the armed forces last year for homosexuality up from 997 in 1997. The lowest number of such discharges was 617 in 1994. Last August the Pentagon updated a a done task done to Tell guidelines to require All troops to undergo periodic training on tolerance and turn to Clinton a inside an Arizona lawmaker faces discharge from the army Reserve after disclosing on the floor of the legislature that he is Gay. A8 terrorist strikes feared americans warned Holiday gatherings might be targeted Barry Schweid associated press Washington americans around the world were warned saturday by the state department that there is a credible evidence terrorists could strike at Large Holiday gatherings. A worldwide caution issued by the department told . Citizens abroad to avoid Large crowds and gatherings and to keep a Low profile. The statement gave no details of the evidence and did not reveal which group May be the cause of the warning. But a senior . Official told the associated press that the threat was linked to Osama bin Laden who the . Government believes is the head of a terrorist network and is accused of involvement in the bombings last year of . Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The saudi born bin Laden is believed to have been Given Sanctuary by the militant islamic Taliban group in Afghanistan. A the . Government has credible information that terrorists Are planning attacks specifically targeting american citizens during the period of time leading up to and through the beginning of the new year and Ramadan events and celebrations a the announcement said. A the information indicates that attacks could be planned for locations throughout the world where Large gatherings and celebrations will be taking it said americans a a travelling or residing abroad during the period Are urged to review their Security practices to remain turn to warning ia7 a Freedom newspaper vol. 143, no. 141 1530 Ellis Lake drive Marysville Calif. Inside classified d4 obituaries d2 crosswords e2 on the net is entertainment b5 opinion e5 farm to stocks cd features Al travel e4 life Al vitals d2 lottery marketplace cd military movies c4 to b5 sunday find us on the world www.Appeal-3 Century of living frn. M 20 Days left until Thi Yuba native watches changes with amusement Russia allows Grozny ultimatum to pass without incident editors note As the 20th Century draws to a close the Appeal Democrat spoke with Yuba Sutter and Colusa county residents Young and old to reflect on memories of the past talk about their life As it is now and what they Hope the future will bring. Mark Smith Appeal Democrat military backs away from plans for All out assault on capital Yuri Bagirov associated press starve atagi Russia with Russia under intense International pressure to end its offensive in Chechnya the military backed away saturday from plans for a massive assault on the breakaway provinces capital saying it would give civilians More time to escape. The military had Given Grozny residents an ultimatum to leave the City by saturday or face annihilation. But a senior commander said the army would wait several weeks before trying to take Grozny. A in the course of the next two or three weeks. We will have to carry out a whole Range of reconnaissance and other operations then we will see either in the Mountain regions or in Grozny a said maj. Gen. Vladimir Sham nov. Russian forces were concentrated around Grozny but there were no combat operations saturday although fighting continued in other parts of Chechnya. The military halted All airstrikes against Grozny until they come suddenly bubbling to the top memories so Clear and Sharp its All that 100-year-old Bertha Norton can do to stifle her impish laughter. Born in a Wheatland hops Field in 1899, the maidu Winton woman has seen transportation change from rattling backboards to fuel injected sports cars and communication transform from telegraphs to fiber optic Telephone lines. Norton who now spends her Days relaxing in a comfortable chair in her Sacramento apartment says she can hardly recognize the area she once called Home. A a it Sall built up a Norton said. A a everything a the Marysville of her youth was smaller duster and often hostile to native americans Norton said. She once called Hallwood Home where she baby sat local children worked As a midwife and withstood the 1955 flood that ravaged the Region. A the flood just came up to this old House where we were living a Norton said. A Granddad Gnu via Vyross Appeal Democrat 100-year-old Bertha Norton was bom and raised in Wheatland and now resides in Sacramento with one of her grandchildren. Norton is believed to be the oldest living native american in California. Said a Waters lapping on the i said a that Sok i can a that show the irrepressible Norton has weathered her life which has almost touched three centuries. The woman known simply As a Granny a a is considered by Many like the curators of the California state Indian museum in Sacramento to be the oldest living native american in the state. Accordingly Norton a memory stretches far from her Days birthing babies to helping poverty stricken Yuba Sutter residents with gifts of food. When a horrible influenza epidemic raced through the United states after world War i Norton worked As a nurse in a Colusa Hospital that became clogged with the dead and dying. By comforting the afflicted Norton risked her own life despite regularly being turned away from Marysville a Hospital turn to Century/a7 a its All built up. Everything a changed Bertha Norton 100-year-old Wheatland native Midnight today the inter fax news Agency reported. International pressure has built on Russia in recent Days to withdraw the ultimatum to Grozny a civilians. In Helsinki the leaders of the european Union on saturday condemned the russian military Campaign particularly the ultimatum for Grozny residents and said the organization would divert some funds aimed at supporting the russian Economy to purely humanitarian causes to protest the War. In an attempt to deflect criticism russian emergency Situa turn to Russia/a6 associated press two chechen women pass destroyed houses in urus martan near Grozny. Russia allowed a saturday ultimatum to pass without attacking

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