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Odessa American (Newspaper) - December 19, 1999, Odessa, TexasSports Commerce denies Sealy s shot at history in 3a title game. A id a mho space shuttle launch delayed again. A 7�mvp Lee setter earns tap recognition on a pm volleyball team. Sunday. December 19. 1999 Good morning daily $ 50 a sunday $1.50 lighted River a families Brave the told Winter evening to take part in the Christmas on the Pecos River tour. A in Sora countdown4 Iraq rejects Security Council Resolution Baghdad Iraq a Iraq rejected a new . Policy that would return weapons inspectors to Baghdad after a yearlong absence saying saturday that it is prepared to face the consequences. The Security Council passed the Resolution Friday but iraqis allies on the Council abstained from the vote wrecking Hopes for a United front to Force Iraq to cooperate in return for a possible suspension of . Sanctions. Iraq which has expressed opposition to the Resolution All along formally rejected it saturday with Deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz saying it does not meet Baghdad so legitimate demand for the lifting of the Iraq is a ready to face All of the consequences in defense of its sovereignty and Legal rights a a the state run iraqi news Agency quoted Aziz As saying. In Washington state department a Withas the Force of Law internationally having been passed with a Large majority and no votes against it. A James Foley state department spokesman spokesman James Foley said the United states was not surprised by Azizo a statement but added that under International Law Iraq must comply with the Resolution which passed 11-0. A it has the Force of Law internationally having been passed with a Large majority and no votes against it a Foley said. A the practical consequence of the iraqi rejection is there will not be any Prospect for suspension of sanctions a he said. A this proves once again that Saddam Hussein s regime apparently cares More for its weapons programs than it does for improving the welfare of its later in the Day the state run news Agency quoted president Saddam Hussein who spoke after a medal ceremony for soldiers and army commanders. A after this Long period with them americans they must have Learned some lessons otherwise they Are stupid since the beginning and will continue to be stupid until the end. At the end they must learn a Good Saddam appeared to be referring to the new . Resolution although he did not mention it directly. In Baghdad several Hundred iraqis took to the streets to denounce . And British air strikes on Iraq. They shouted . Slogans at the government orchestrated protest in see Iraq on Page 3a standing in front of a poster of president Saddam Hussein a worker shouts anti slogans during a demonstration saturday outside the United nations development program building in Baghdad Iraq. Iraq on saturday rejected a new . Resolution that would return weapons inspectors and consider suspending sanctions. A photo please see Page 2a. In i Quot in i m k a it m f m Robert Pressley who replaced the legendary Harry Gant in 1995 in the Skoal sponsored no. 33, is still looking for his first Winston cup event Victory. Pressley is the featured Driver in a a Lascar this week a inside today a Odessa american. A 12g Nancy Reagan says that five years after her husband was diagnosed with alzheimer a disease he no longer is capable of having a conversation that makes sense. A 4a after two years perched in an ancient Redwood environmental activist Julia a Butterfly Hill agreed saturday to come Down. A 7a a nation a photo Mike Schanderl of Lake Elsinore calif., dressed As Santa Claus propels off the water thursday on Lake Elsinore. This is the first year the Jet skiing Santa made his appearance on the Lake. Setting up display not a Light work editors note until Christmas Day the Odessa american will feature a decorated Home daily. The Story will contain a list of other decorated areas of the City. By Laura Dennis Odessa american adding a Little each year has been the secret to the delightful Holiday design of 2834 Beechwood St. Tommy and Yvette Clifton have been dolling up their Home at this location for the past a a 12 years. Inside a we go to the t ring sales after Cliris Stonias Ounn and buy at a cheaper West Texas Price a Tommy Light Clifton said. Displays.1� h has a daughter in i d College and a son at permian High school. The family like Many others started out decorating to make the children Happy. A now that they Are older its really More for everyone else a Tommy Clifton said. A i do it for All the people to see and the Little kids. The Best feeling is seeing a kids eyes get As big As Silver the massive display includes thousands of lights and a handmade train with a sound system that constantly plays Christmas songs. Tommy Clifton said he starts right after halloween to Complete see display on Page 5a Odessa american at a time that most ode sans Are looking Forward to Christmas presents and Good cheer Many will find themselves unable to join in because of financial burdens. They include people like Sylvia not her real name a Mother of four children who has been diagnosed with a rare illness. As if that Isnit enough the family a Home was burglarized recently and most of their belongings were stolen. Sylvia has asked for help from the empty stocking fund the annual Christmas fund raising project of the Odessa american and the salvation army. Money contributed to the fund will help needy ode sans buy food clothing and toys for Christmas. With the help of an Anonymous $10,000 donation the Campaign is closing in on its 1999 goal of $35,000, which is enough to help More than 600 families. As of today the Campaign has raised $33,230.45. The Odessa american matched the first $3,000 in donations and has challenged other businesses and organizations to provide Matching funds of their own. The fund raising Campaign ends monday although contributions Are accepted at any time. Gifts and food baskets will be delivered on wednesday said salvation army capt. Mike Barnhouse. A list of today a contributors is on Page 2a of today a paper. Donors May remain Anonymous upon request and donations May be made in the name of individuals As see stocking on Page 2a12 Days of Christmas illness burglary stretch family a Money to limit Black Community celebrates changes continues striving by Keely Coghlan Odessa american the history of the african american Community in Ector county and Odessa is one of prohibitions and poll taxes of Freedom riders and firsts of Hopes deferred and of dreams realized. For most of this Century in Odessa Blacks were barred from Public facilities or forced to use separate less than equal restrooms schools or even Hospital Beds. Banks loan african americans Money to Start businesses or buy Homes. A you crimped and saved to Start up a business a said Leroy a Barbecue owner Leroy Reed whose sons now operate a restaurant Supply business in the spot where his restaurant once was. The african american Community in Ector county started out i auspiciously enough. Two african americans Rebecca Ellis and her son Henry Maxwell were listed among the 381 Ector county residents see history on Page 2a during 1999, the Odessa american will look Back at stories that made the 20th Century memorable for residents of the permian Basin. Today Black history Courtesy photo or. Wheatley Stewart the first african american physician in Odessa moved Here in 1948. Although at first denied privileges at the new medical Center Hospital he soon was added to the staff and became the hospitals chief of staff in 1963. 1 3 6 4 2 9"1 2 3 4 s commentary Dave Barry says nothing about computers is Ever under control. A if inside the of Bridge 11g classified 1-7, 9g commentary 1-3f crossword 11g deaths 3,5b dear Abby 11g movies 2c engagements 3e Lascar 12g Good news 4f other voices 3f Horoscope 11g scoreboard 4d life amp the arts 1-8e sports 1-8d local news 1-3b travel 8e Crane Man arrested in girlfriends death by Larry Griffin Odessa american a 20-year-old Crane Man has been arrested in connection with the saturday slaying of an 18-year-old Odessa woman. Melanie Diane Cadena was found in her apartment at Sun Chase apartments 2210 Rocky Lane by a Security guard saturday afternoon police said. Ector county medical examiner . White pronounced her dead at the scene at 3 35 . Her body will be taken to Lubbock for an autopsy scheduled for 8 30 . Monday metro homicide sgt. Larry Bartlett said. Bartlett would not release the cause of the woman a death pending the outcome of the autopsy. Shawn Alan Mcdougal 20, of Crane remains in the Ector county jail on a charge of murder a first degree felony in the death of his Girlfriend. He was arrested in Crane by Texas Ranger sgt. Jess Malone who is assigned to metro see slaying on Page 2a forecast partly Cloudy High 58 Low 23 More detail 1c for Home delivery Call us today at 337-7314 or 1-888-375-Oaoa. Circulation hours Mon in. 6 . To 5 . Sat. And Sun 6 . To 11 . Of a -1 so

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