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Odessa American (Newspaper) - December 5, 1999, Odessa, TexasPorts>nebiia8k9.tto Ples Texas in big 12 championship game. A Disnie to mycology reports show two killed in a amp a Bonfire were drunk. A in a a moving on j Crane Midland Lee Advance in playoffs Rankin loses. J a sunday. December 3. 1999 sports id daily $.50 a sunday $1.50 Good morning drc.5 20siioppliig Days to Chrt Stiim am. Everybody loves a Parade a sights and sounds of the Holiday season filled the cold air saturday for Odessa a Parade of lights. # in Bale Jarrett the son of a two time Winston cup season Champion won the title this year by a comfortable margin Over Bobby Labonte. Jarrett is featured in a a Lascar this inside today a Odessa american. # 12g c % Joti for Alp millennium photo contest a the winning photos show a Broad Range of imagination and creativity. 4 Parade a state a photo Lacey Nino. Takes a close took 3t a mural monday at Sunse mall in Corpus Chesti. Michael Moore director general of the work Trade organization indicates that the to win take a timeout late Friday night during the dosing plenary session at the world Trade Organiza Tion meeting m Seattle. Disappointed delegates reported fonday that they had failed to get agreement on an Agenda for a new round of global Trade negotiations. A photo to what went wrong nations try to pinpoint groups flaws determine Why talks failed Seattle apr the collapse of an Effort to launch a new round of global Trade talks left the United states and 134 other nations searching for answer saturday Over what went wrong and How to fix it. Anti world Trade organization demonstrators who thronged the streets and official delegations inside the convention Hall agreed on one thing the 5-year-old Geneva based o organization created to referee rules of global Trade is a badly flawed in std related stones Ida institution in need of repair. A the to really needs Reform a an exhausted Pascal Lamy the european unions Trade commissioner told a news conference Early saturday. He spoke shortly after the talks had collapsed following four Days of Marathon bargaining. Lamy who is French pointedly noted that he was not a Johnny come lately to this View. He warned throw out the week that the a to a organizational flaws could doom the Effort to launch new negotiations for Lowe red Trade barriers in Ture manufactured goods and services such As banking. In the end. He pre Ved. Right. . Trade representative Charlene Barshefsky was forced to concede As much in her own closing news a Trade on Page 3a bed rest Worth every minute to baby a mom by Matthew Tkach Odessa american Laurann Nichole Meister sleeps peacefully in the neonatal intensive care unit at Odessa regional Hospital. A Plush toy Tiger sits nearby seemingly watching Over the tiny infant. Little Laurann is unaware of the ordeal that preceded her birth. Laurann was born premature so at 4 pounds 8 ounces she is still smaller than most newborns. Several wisps of Black hair Are flattened against her head partially pushed aside by two sensors recording her life signs. A i think it is a Miracle that she is said her Mother. Jennifer Rodriquez whose slight 16-year-old Frame belies a deep Core of inner strength. Her statement is not far from the truth. What would become a to ital record nine week stay began the evening of sept. 28, when Rodriquez a water broke just 24 weeks into her pregnancy. At 24 weeks the baby would have weighed Only a Little More than one Pound and its survival would have been in question said Deb Wetherelt a registered nurse and clinical coordinator of labor and delivery at or. For Laurann to be Given a healthy Chance a baby on p ago 3a Mark a Merican Mother Jennifer Rodriguez and father Bly Meister visit their daughter Laurann Nichole Meister on fonday in the neonatal intensive re unit at Odessa regional Hospital. The 4-Pound, 8-ounce baby was bom monday after Roduguez spent nine weeks in the Hospi Tal. Injured Man needs help with basics this season Odessa american a workplace Accident injured Gary and kept him out of work for two months. Gary not his real name was Back at worst for Only two weeks when he was injured in a car Accident. Gary and his family need help to afford the basics much less buy toys for Christmas this year. Donations to the empty stocking fund can help Gary and his family and other needy ode sans who done thav a the Money to buy food gifts and clothing at Christmas. The empty stocking fund is the annual Christmas fund raising project of the Odessa american and the salvation army. This years fundraising goal is $35,000, enough to so stocking on Pago 2a county readies for y2k As if for disaster by War Rofi Wakeland Odossa Amer Cwi Ector county a y2k preparation is taking on characteristics similar to preparing for a natural disaster the county Stop emergency management official said Friday Pat Mcallister who is also the county a personnel director said the Only things county officials worry about when considering the dreaded y2k Bug Are Law enforcement needs and the county a computer system. A we feel like we be covered All our Mcallister said. Mcallister a main y2k work has been in getting Law enforcement ready. She realizes that dec. 31 will a this night and july 4, there Are always lots of arrests. A Pat Mcallister county personnel director be a a super big party night a and has worked with the sheriff s department to make sure they re prepared. Here will be More deputies on duty and extra vehicles available from other county departments if necessary she said. A we think they need to be More visible on night a Mcall is ter said. The county also will beef up its staff at the Ector Bounty jail and at juvenile detention for die evening she said. A eth is night and july 4, there a re always lots of she said. The Ector county commissioners court will decide at its meeting monday morning whether to pay overtime or award compensation time to employees working extra Hout s. Mcallister said. The county also has coordinated with the City of Odessa to make sure that fire and other safety needs can be met in the county she said. In a worst Case scenario the county can go w without Serif i Ces like a county on Page 2a veterans remember their colleagues sacrifices of Pearl Harbor a during 1999, a the Odessa american will look thick lat Someon the stories that made the 20th Century memorable i for residents of the permian Basin. Today Peati Harbor r by Greg Harman Odessa american with a cry of a Utora tora tora a Carrier based japanese fighters and bombers launched a Surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on dec. 7, 1941, inflicting serious damage on the , Pacific Fleet. On tuesday local veterans will gather for a morning Flag raising ceremony to Honor the memory of those who died on that december morning 58 years ago. The Surprise attack destroyed More than a dozen . Warships and killed almost 2,500 servicemen. A we were All shocked just like All the world was at that time a recalled Odessa resident and Marine corps Veteran Forest Nichols. A my dad said i done to know w hat they re thinking a Japan Isnit even As big As a Many americans enthusiastically enlisted after the japanese sneak attack. A after my Harbor Everyou w As. Trying to get into the said Dan Turman an army Veteran of world War n. A then we were fitting for our Freedom. We knew what we were fighting but the country Wasny to yet ready to fight a War. Nichols said. A they did no to know As Little As we were prepared. We did no to have anything to fight with but a Broomstick he said. Nichols Wasny to at Pearl Harbor. He enlisted in the Marine corps nine months after the attack. He use red in the Pacific am a Ign a the largest naval conflict in history. A of course i was just a kid then but to me it was just a matter of one Power Ting to take Over another. Just the japanese got a jump on us a said . Evans quartermaster of the local vow chapter and army Veteran of the korean War. To remember the americans who fell at Pearl Harbor the veterans of foreign wars Post 4372, will hold a Flag raising ceremony tuesday morning at its Post at 208 vow Lane. The 7 . Event will include free breakfast and is open to the Public Evans said. Extra stir Effii at War a a a bomb pm a a. Re Hawk a i �o1 a Navy into action Vii uses pfc up a sol ass. 7 Lara Keri Chi above Dan Turman a member of the vow Post 4372 of Odessa remembers. The attack on Peah Hartik ,58 years ago when he was a teen Ager. Left after news of the attack on Pearl Hart xxx was transmitted by wire services Earty sunday afternoon on dec. 7. ,1941, the Odessa american printed a four Page extra edition containing news bulletins and other preliminary information. 1, 2 3 4 i Quot commentary d Lve Barry says he can answer All your questions about grammar. A 3f inside the of bridals _ Bride be classic de 1 co Mentaw crossword Quot 3e 1�g if big Doi j8 movies 5c dear Abby big Lascar 12g to d n Btu "4f sports 1-8d Horoscope big scoreboard 40 use amp the arts in travel _ 8e Cwm. News 1-3b world he 2-12c forecast mos sunny High 55 Low 22 More detail l in for Home delivery Call us today at 3377314 or 1 888-375-Oaoa. Cirii Latoni hours Mon Fri. 6 . To 5 . Sat. Aryl Sun 6 . To 11

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