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The Daily Sentinel from Grand Junction, Colorado · 8

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2B The C3 Sert rel SaVce.. Jl 24. 1999 Fanners, ranchers cry for help By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOZEMAN. Mop. I - Km k Mountain farmirs and r.uulvrs iul Frida tho an1 in tit's'! t' tumble and unit'd I'S negotiator to net touch at the r.et lounti ot Wot Id Trade Ot n miration talk' tirat open in Seattle m No emU-r Si-aker after shaker at a d.e. -long heanns pit idl'd for "a level p!u mg field" in international trade, but brought no problems that a pan el prepat me tot the WTO talk' had not heard in 11 other lit annus around the coumn I think in general we're hearing that theie t-. a little more pain up here than m -ome other areas," said Jim Sclum'der. deput undersecre-tar fot agt iculture "But then, no-both is ttvling er gixxi these days " Fnd.n's hearing, at Montana State Umversit. invited speakers from Montana. Wyoming. Colorado. Utah and Nevada to express their concerns to representatives of the U S Department of Agriculture and the office of U.S. Trade Representa-tiv e Charlene Barshefsky. It was the last of 12 such sessions designed to develop U.S. positions to take into the WTO talks Some 5.000 delegates representing 1,50 nations You can be certain Unlike seeding, with its delays, uncertainty, and frequent failures - turfgrass sod creates a lawn of instant beauty and lasting value Carmike 7 Cl 1:15 4:15 7:15 9:40 S90 24 12 ROAD 243-7118 0ME OF THE FUNNIEST FILMS EVER! it IDROPIEAD , t X iPG 13 aol NO I V I P S 242 IiHbT 2blri & BLlFORO LddgM9MUSdCO vainly T nytt-. -vry-1 'jin i v Rocky Mountain ag industry in trouble globally', speakers say N-gtn talks m Seattle this fall on m-ternation.il traue standards to be administered by the Geneva based WTO The negotiants are expected to take about three ears Most of the 40-odd speakers of the day urged C S emphasis in the coming talks on a handful of familiar issue's, reduction of foreign import tariffs, elimination of foreign countries' export subsidies, elimination of state trading enterprises such as Canada's Wheat Board, improving mat ket access, establishing credible enforcement of dispute resolutions, eliminating staff- trading enterprises such as the Canadian Wheat Board, and protecting agamst surges in prices and imports Those five points were summarized by US. Sen. Max Baucus in opening remarks to the session via TV from Washington. D C. A few speakers voiced skepticism about the whole idea of free trade, and even the need or value of for exixirts. and some were critical of the trade negotiations process Need Service Work? with turfgrass sod keyword dropdead rmzsi MW I IM IMM S Jl.M ll . 1 r o J -5--T 'ft J r NO VIPs 1:30 4:45 8:00 "If exports were the 'magic bullet.' Mexico, whose exports have dramatically mcreased under NAFTA. vvoulu lot be a welfare state highly dependent on foreign capital and foreign aid." saict Dona Hoff of Glendive, vice chairwoman of the Northern Plains Resource Council. She also charged that some promoters of global trade agreements are making extreme efforts to get them rushed through Congress in fast track deals vv ithout public scrutiny. Ken Smoky, a farmer from Roy, said trade negotiations over the past 50 years apparently have done no good. He held up two pairs of locking pliers he bought m Billings: an American-made pair for S11.75, and an import from an unspecified country for $2 49 The difference has to be wages, he said. "1 am opposed to free trade because jt transfers wealth from the many to the few Smoky said. I am opposed to free trade because it averages our economy in with the Check Classifieds LAKE PLACID PHOENlX rL lCarmike7 w. Dinamation's Dinosaur Discovery f.lULEUM OL A Pieufifmad. (U TKud 1J ? Admission Taken Mon-Sat 9 to 5 c0oP Sun 10 to 5, Children '3 50 Adults '5 50 I , Hands-on Displays Lifelike Robots Skeletons Next to McDonalds in Fruita, CO 1-800-DIG-DINO www digdmo org others of the world, and in that situation our direction is down." Keith Bales, president of the Montana Stockgrowers Association, said Montana and Wyoming cattle producers recognize the need for trade., but also believe that imports increase supplies and hurt their profits. Bales spoke also for the Wyoming Stockgrowers Association. Cattle growers were especially critical of the European Unions ban on livestock that receive hormones and its resistance to genetically modified foods. ' Baucus also targeted the EU. and had special criticism for Canada, but he also had hopeful words about China, which he said will be our biggest access challenge m coming years. "The Canadian Wheat Board has long been a thorn in the side of Great Plains producers, who have little or no access to information concerning the boards transactions, he said, adding that he has urged that country to eliminate the board. But China has made commitments in agriculture extending to all commodities of interest to the U.S., and all issues from tariffs to quotas, bulk commodities and state trading, Baucus said. 4:15 7:45 9:45 HEREST SOMETHING BOUT1 PASTRY! www amencanpiemovie com J 99) US VfRSAl StOOl OS )-1:30 3:45 7:30 9:50 , ?wm (in 1 Mat. 1:00 4:15 Eve. 7:15 9:20 HBlWffltffiffli n in "OTisiirrOT'Bm'OTiWt Yellowstone sewage repairs announced By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. Wyo. The National Park Service has developed a plan to fix deteriorating sewer and water facilities at Yellowstone National Park.. U.S Sen. Craig Thomas. R Wyo. announced. Thomas, chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, said he met with Park Service Director Bob Stanton in Washington. D.C., on Monday and they agreed that problems plaguing the crown jewel" of the park system WORKERS: Participants meet today Continued from page IB 500 people. Participants will gather in the barn this morning and until 3.45 this afternoon for quest lon-and answer sessions with people seeking legislation to benefit family members and PEACHES: This harvest is early crop Continued from page IB Palisades peaches Friday morning at the 1-70 Fruit Stand with state Rep. Diane Hoppe, R-Sterling, both of whom were on their way to a woolgrowers convention. After tasting the fruit, Hoppe carefully chose peaches to take with her for the car trip. Ive never seen peaches this early, Hoppe said. Theyre wonderful. They are so sweet. Peaches in stands now are the early crop. Palisades main crop will not be harvested until the middle of August. MISSING: Truck location bothers cop Continued from page IB Demes still finds the pickups location in the rivers unsettling. Accidentally entering the confluence by falling asleep at the wheel or some other means is virtually impossible, because the nearby road runs parallel to the water, he said. The pickup was found at a right angle to the road. I am firmly of the opinion that it was purposely put into that river, Deines said. TARZAN IS A GREAT FILM. -GOOD MORNING AMERICA Jdet Siegel G fiXi mv r. v hr C5 pe-1 Mi worn j Matinees 1:30 4:30 Evenings 7:30 9:15 (CarmikeV 590 24 m ROAD 243-71 18 & v5v' ' 'iyi:00 2j juoy n 0TS should be giv en high priority. "The integrity of Yellow stone Park, in part, depends on the facilities that keep the resources clean and the park functioning for visitors." Thomas said. The key has been to press for priority setting within the Park Service budget to address these problems on an expedited basis. Under the plan, the Park Ser-vice will spend five years and S12 million replacing three treatment facilities, beginning w ith one at Old Faithful. experts studying how people are affected by exposure to uranium and its byproducts. A barbecue is planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday at the covered shelter near the park playground. The meetings are open to the public. I think its a little early. Ament said, but because of the short crop this year I think Id better take some while theyre here. Word got out that the freeze nipped all the peaches, Bouw-meester said, so a lot of people are surprised to see them. Palisade alone produces an average of 2.25 million peaches annually, said Jessie Jacobs, part owner of the Valley Fruit Stand, about a quarter-mile from 1-70. Even if 80 percent of the peaches froze, that still leaves 450,000 peaches to be sold. If you put it into perspective. Jacobs said, there are still peaches." The pickup was found with its standard transmission locked in low gear and the ignition on, he said. Investigators have said that tire tracks leading into the water showed no signs of braking. Divers attempted to search the river, which contains up to nme feet of silt in that area, but found no signs of Williams, he said. The investigation is still considered a missing-person case and no evidence specifically points to foul play, Deines said. Mean rmym ifcBx nt mull hr wwi i MAT. 1:30 4:15 EVE. 7:30 9:30 (Carmike 590 24 tn ROAD 2437118 jaiSL 4:00 7:00 9:40 sound Showttmes for today only fii l28Th & BtLUJHU . IM 1004 Oi

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