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f Lonvlcw Girls 44 Spring Vestfleld 74 PlnoTroo 58 OcsuRiont Ozen 53 Cisdowster Girls 58 Crcndsll 51 Carthage Girls Brazosport 63: 27 Turn to Sports, Section D, for complete coverage of area basketball playoffs Saturday Ag February 27, 1999 Milt i 1 ' Jis The search is over j Religion .-Hf; v."' in . ; 4- Weather a Chance of morning thunderstorms. Highs in the 60s.,: Weather, 12A lottery results X' FRIDAY'S NUMBERS Texas Pick 3 7-2-7 I -Tjexas Cash 5 6-23-27-32-37 :i Texas Million 22-48-63-75 Afabf Business 5Q Obituaries 4B Religion 5I 6-8B Classified 1C ; Sports Cafe. 6D TV Ugtjngs East Texas 1B Weather Editorial J2A 2B Weekender 8D Tiede After 10 years, Longview mother finds missing daughter ' , . , Bshram Mark SobhsnLChief Photographer " Longview computer organization provides support for Christian churches and missions around, tfie v world. Page 8B . The Longview News-Journal is printed on an average of 35 percent recycled stock Black History Memories All men desire the same things !; Editor's Note: The Rev. James H. Wall Sr., pastor of New Jerusalem Baptist Church . irilongview, continues the Black History Memories series published daily in the Long-vtewT4ews-Joumal in recognition of Black -Hisfory Month. y most memorable incident concerning segregation happened June 5, 1946. 1 had just received my honorable discharge from serving my country in the Army Air Fences during World War II. When I bded the bus in Tenaha (my home-tip), the bus was crowded. There was jne vacant seat in the front of the bus occupied by one young man (white, of course). As I attempted to . sjt; he told me that I could not sit there. I (JId him I think I can. When I sat arVfl, he jumped up. The bus driver See Men, 11 A iPoming Sunday i iBemie Tiede III has been convicted otrrturder and sentenced to life in prjsoh for killing Carthage resident Marjorie Nugent ButNugent's fatTtiiy as well as the friends and business . associates of Tiede are still reefing in the wfiklofher slaying and his convjction. On Sunday, Longview News-Journal reporter Janet Jacobs looks at the ongoing struggles faoed"by Nugent's family and the maViy people in Carthage who were impacted by the case. Count on Them ;;ast Texas is blessed with some special people people who will go . out of their way to help their friends, co-workers and neighbors. On Sunday, the Longview News-Journal will publish the third in its series of . ftfikspecial sections: "100 People To QoiintOn." Be sure to look in Sunday's edition for 27 more profiles of East Texans we can all count on. By Jo Lee Ferguson Staff Writer For 10 years, everywhere Nancy Salem went, she carried a small key chain that held two pictures of her daughter, Shafaa, who was abducted by Salem's estranged husband when the girl was 6. In the photo, the girl's dark hair fell over her shoulders as she smiled into the camera, urging her mother to continue the search even as it spanned from the United States to Jordan, where Salem's ex-husband was born. This Valentine's Day, Salem's years of work and praying paid off, and the two finally were : reunited. "It was a nightmare," Salem said. "I have been living a nightmare that I thought would never end." . On Friday, the mother and daughter sat side-by-side at a friend's house in Longview, with Salem keeping a gentle hand on her daughter's arm. Shafaa's hair is just as long and thick as it was in the earlier photograph, and she speaks quietly about the 10 years she spent with her father in Sweden, while always wondering where her mother was. "He just told me, Tfou're never See Daughter, 11 A M . .; mum,. r t.4 I'-if- " oft Nancy Salem, -left, stands with her daughter, Shafaa, 16, Friday at their home in Longview. Salem recently was reunited; with her t daughter after f 10 years. " Kevin Green Star) Photographer Dance to the beat L Si. :, V jut Ill . im iM.d ii. i - n i -rk ; f 'W-ry j'ry'Vt-V'''! ' H 'V ' Darlene Oiapman-DevlsStaff Photographer Dancers from the 8c)ker',t. VYashBTgJHigh School for the Performing Arts African ance Ensemble in Dallas perform Friday for Sabine elementary arid middle school students' In the Sabine High School Auditorium. See story, 1 B. Economy ends year with Dang By Martin Crutsinger Associated Press WASHINGTON Despite the global financial crisis, the U.S. economy grew at its fastest pace in nearly 15 years mm in-, i: v. .:" :;,;, -I'd?...! .,.,; '--".: foreign policy President says NATO ready to act in Kosovo Presiderit Clinton'. ." said problems of ; . v i foreign countries can come to the United States If not taken ; . care of promptly. - By Terence Hunt .Associated Press ' ' , SAN FRANCISCO In a sweeping . review , of world problems,' President - Clinton warned iFriday that NATO is : "prepared to act1 in Kosovo, pledged to v redouble his efforts for peace in the Mid- -, die East and offered encouragement to ) Russia and China in their struggle for '. prosperous stability . . . Laying out his foreign policy hopes for the final two years of his presidency, Clinton said, "For our nation to be strong, we must, maintain a consensus that seemingly distant problems can I j forces at Serbian borda'. S'ry, IX : , , . f Q President recognizes Mexico as partner in i war assist drugs. Story, 7A v-. j come home if they are not addressed and ' addressed promptly." ;;, ,, Americans should resist the tempta-' tion for "minding our own business" just because there is no overriding threat to U.S. security, he said. Clinton, flanked by Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and National Security Adviser Sandy Berger, spoke before an audience of foreign policy specialists. He used the occasion to announce he was certifying Mexico as a reliable ally in the war against drugs even though Mexico has "a serious drug problem.", The president also said he was lifting sanctions imposed on Nigeria for its alleged role in drug trafficking. It was a reward to Nigeria's transition government for guiding the country toward democracy after long years of military rule. Presidential elections are set for Saturday. Under his policy change, Clinton lifted a requirement that the United States vote against loan requests by Nigeria in international lending institutions. See Clinton, 11 A last quarter, closing out a year in which Americans enjoyed the best combination of rapid growth, low unemployment and low inflation in at least three Greenspan decades. The nation's gross domestic product, the total output of goods and services, shot up at a sizzling annual rate of 6.1 percent from October through December, the Commerce Department said Friday. Even with the newfound growth, inflation was nowhere to be seen. An inflation measurement tied to GDP was up just 1 percent for all of last year, the smallest increase in 49 years. ZZ. "We had an incredibly good performance last year," said David Wyss, chief financial economist at Standard & Poor's DRI. "How long can the United States survive as this oasis of prosperity?" For all of 1998, the economy grew by 3.9 percent, the third straight year of above 3 percent growth, the strongest such stretch since the mid-1980s. -,; The U.S. performance last year was all the more remarkable given the severe financial turbulence at midyear after the Asian economic crisis spread to Russia and threatened Latin America. U.S. stock prices went into a nosedive only to rebound after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates three times to inoculate the American economy from trouble overseas. ; Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told Congress this week that Fed policy-makers believe the economy will slow to between 2.5 percent and 3 percent growth this year, in line with private forecasts. But he pointedly signaled that if See Economy, 11 A Construction dead ahead Project begins to resurface all 4 lanes on Interstate 20 By Anntolnette Moore Staff Writer More than just heavy traffic is tearing up eight miles of Interstate 20 in eastern Smith County these days. The Texas Highway Department has gotten into the act with a project to resurface all four lanes of the interstate, from U.S. 271 eastward to the Gregg County line, TxDOT's assistant area engineer said Friday. Madden Contracting is taking up all of the old asphalt, down to the highway's concrete base, and putting down new asphalt, said Walt Lehmann, who is based in TxDOT's Longview office. . The highway's curves also will be banked and "superelevated," which hasn't been done before, he said. Banking the curves is important because it keeps vehicles on the road they , tend to follow the arc of the curves, Lehmann '. said.''. In addition, some interstate access ramps will be straightened out and culverts smoothed so that, if a vehicle does run off the road, it won't hit an obstacle, he said. "The asphalt that was on there was put down about 20 years ago. It's had repairs, but we haven't done anything this extensive on that section of road in 20 years," Lehmann said. Similar work was done to the Gregg County portion of 1-20 about four years ago, he said. See Work, 11 A FORM 'I LIKE - " , . " -,. - ' . 1 1 flMBI fMMM 4MSNI 'I ' I "- Kevin OreenyStalt Photographer Interstate 20 traffic stows Friday afternoon due to construction. Several projects are planned, including a resurfacing of all four lanes on the interstate. Construction could be completed by fall. ' ,,

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