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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Wednesday, July 26, 2000
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S.D. firm launches new engine for deep Internet searches - 6C IL(Blil(Bir HfUctftaB Wednesday My 26, 2000 SIOUX FALLS. SOUTH DAKOTA 50 Cents' Two girls hug as they find the house of a friend destroyed after a tornado swept through Granite Falls, Minrt, on Tuesday. The tornado hit the town, killing at least one. Injuring many and damaging or destroying dozens of homes and other bufldlngsJhetownof about 3,300 was Uttered with insulation and other debris, train cars were tipped over and a UPS truck was plopped in tfie middle of a park. Greg Dtvsreaux Marshall Independent rjgte temp w Granite Falls man killed; more than a dozen injured By LEE WILLIAMS and DAVID KRANZ Argus Leader GRANITE FALLS, Minn. -Violent summer storms slashed across southwest Minnesota on Tuesday night, killing at least one man here, crushing a farm near Adrian and spreading a blanket of hail in many other locations. Five tor-. Granite Falls I nadoes were spotted in and around . Granite Falls just after 6 p.m. About 12 blocks on the town's west edge were heavily damaged. In addition to the one fatality, 15 people were treated for minor injuries at the Granite Falls Municipal Hospital. The town of about 3,300 was littered with insulation and other debris, train cars were tipped over and a United Parcel Service truck was plopped in the middle of a park. Tree limbs were driven into fences and buildings. Dozens of houses were destroyed, said Tom Berttin, an apartment manager, who lives on the town's east side. "It was like a bomb hit," Berttin said after touring the damage. "You could see all the debris in the sky. It was like a million blackbirds circling. Then the insulation starting coming down, all over the place. The city is filled with it." A tornado also destroyed several buildings on the Mike and Toni Bullerman farm 2V4 miles northwest of Adrian, Minn., about 8 p.m. In Rush-more, Minn., pea and golf ball-sized hail coated the streets to about three inches deep. After pelting Minnesota, the system crept into northwest Iowa, dropping heavy rain and hail. Power lines were down in Little Rock, Iowa. Partly cloudy 82" 60 ' hull report, M. .. ... INDEX 40 pages Arm Landers 2D Lottery results 1B Bridge column 6E Movies 4D Business 6C . National 3-4.8A Classified E Obituaries 4-5B Comics 2D Opinion 9B Crossword 7E Television 3D Jumble 5E World 7,9A 0 2000 Gannett Co., Inc. PrintAH on A recycled paper aft J with soybean-based V ink. For S.D. recycling center nearest you call 1-B00-438-3367. . 1 ILlMNESOW MimeapolBrs. Sioux Falls i :: i r ( 1 0UI 40901"08576l,,, 8 ffij Printed on f recydedpaper k fa y with soybean-based BS? ooiiiiii'Sii ' Brad Kurth Marshall Independent A tornado touches down in Granite Falls, Minn., tearing a path through the town Tuesday, killing at least one and damaging or destroying dozens of homes. , - Tornado hot line A hot line is set up for people to check on the welfare of friends or relatives in the Granite Falls, Minn, area. The number is 320-564- . 3127. The tip of the storm was visible from Sioux Falls, where the black and gray clouds slid along the eastern sky at sunset, bringing ripples of hori- State training school guided by Sioux Falls By BRENDA WADE SCHMIDT Argus Leader The Sioux Falls School District will help educate students at the State Training School under a revamping of programs at the embattled Plankinton facility. Under a contract that is not yet signed, the state will pay the Sioux Falls district for the services. Local school board members and state officials are unsure of the details of the agreement or how much it will cost the state. The new program will be modeled after Joe Foss High 1 A. ' ?X . Adrian area damage Storm history 6A zontal lighting. The blinking strobe lights offered a brilliant show to South Dakotans but no thunder and no rain. In Granite Falls, Arly Swan-son, 82, was killed instantly, said Deputy Coroner Everett Bain of Hamre-Wing-Bain Funeral Home. Storm See 6A School in Sioux Falls, an alternative school where students progress at their own pace with the guidance of teachers, said Jan Nicolay, who oversees the educational programs at the training school. "Plankinton will be kind of like another school in the Sioux Falls School District," said Nicolay, a retired principal from Sioux Falls who held positions at Washington, Roosevelt and Joe Foss high schools during her career. She is also a former state legislator who took the state job u FffiSfl ODD Planes grounded after 113 die in Paris From wire reports .. The fire and smoke that spewed from a doomed French Concorde jet Tuesday suggests a major, never-before-seen failure of one of the plane's four supersonic engines. That was the consensus Tuesday among crash experts who, while warning that real answers may take months to reach, focused attention on the giant trail of fire - almost as long as the plane itself -that followed the jet to earth. The Concorde, carrying German tourists to New York for a Caribbean cruise, crashed into a hotel outside Paris shortly after takeoff Tuesday, killing at least 113 people. It was the first fatal crash for the needle-nosed supersonic aircraft, and all other Concordes - for 30 years the pride of French and British aviation for their luxury, safety and speed - were grounded. The passengers on flight AF4590, chartered by a German tourist agency, included 96 Germans, two Danes, one Austrian and one American, as well as nine crew members, the airline said..The American was a retired Air France employee, but the company How the Concorde takes off Three ways the Concorde differs from standard airliners on. takeoff: Afterburners Like a fighter plane, it uses "afterburners", a fuel injection system to increase thrust on takeoff; no other airliners use afterburners 1 ' - ' - J I O2000KRT SOURCES: Boeing. Modem Commerical Aircraft, British Airways ResearchPAT CARR, JUDY TREIBLE, GraphicLEE HULTENQ Sioux Falls fliers would take By ROB SWENSON Argus Leader The crash of an Air France Concorde near Paris Tuesday grabbed the attention of Lois Pendegraft of Sioux Falls. On June 20, the 68-year-old woman rode in a British Airways Concorde from New York to London. The special flight was to have originated in Sioux Falls, but was rerouted after only about 35 people signed up for a travel package that included the supersonic jet trip. Despite the tragedy, Pendegraft says she wouldn't hesitate to hop in the aircraft again. David Jan Terrell Nicolay in June. The Sioux Falls district will provide curriculum, textbooks, a computer tracking system, supplies and some teacher training, she said. "They're just going to bill us," said Nicolay, who did not know how much the services will cost. Sioux Falls school board members found out that the Plankinton See 7A 1? ffoo3 08 tnKM JoachalmBertrandAP Rescue workers inspect debris of the plane after an Air France Concorde plane en route to New York crashed Tuesday at Gonesse, France, outside Paris, shortly after takeoff. The plane hit a hotel. Authorities said 1 1 3 people, including four on the ground, were killed. It was the first time one of the supersonic jets has crashed. did not release a name. Four other people were killed at the small hotel leveled in the crash, the Interior Ministry said. Some witnesses reported that an engine burst into flames even before the plane left the ground. That fire suggests some kind of catastrophic engine failure, in which fuel is ignited and can't be controlled," said Chuck Leonard, a former National Transportation Safety Board investigator. "I am sure that these pilots, all of whom have to be excel- - (I Delta wing Speed and Broad wings let plane climb at steep angle during takeoff rate of climb on takeoff The accident "really piqued my interest because I had just flown on one," she said of the accident that killed 113 people. "But it can happen on any plane. Nothing is 100 percent, the way I look at it. We can't live a what-if life." Pendegraft booked her Concorde flight as part of a 12-day vacation package that also included five days in England and an ocean cruise back to the United States. Montclair Travel, the St. Louis travel agency that organized the trip, had planned for a specially chartered Concorde to land and depart from Sioux Falls, then fly directly to Mideast summit collapses over control of Jerusalem By JOHN DIAMOND Chicago Tribune THURMONT, Md. - The Camp David summit aimed at ending a century of strife between Arabs and Jews in the Middle East collapsed Tuesday as Israelis and Palestinians remained deadlocked over control of the ancient religious sites of Jerusalem. . Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat pledged to - resume talks, but President Clinton said time was running short before a mid-September deadline when the Palestinians have said they will declare n n 'lt sounds like a classic stall.' - Michael Ban, director of aviation safety at USC lent, tried to cut fuel to the problem area," added Leonard. "But they were obviously unsuccessful." French investigators Tuesday night recovered the flight data and cockpit voice recorders, which, if undamaged, should provide a detailed picture of the plane's 1:, J Movable nose To keep plane's long nose and steep takeoff angle from blocking pilots' view, w nose drops 5 before takeoff Concorde: 253 mph (407 kphf 5,000 ft. (1,500m) per minute Boeing 747: 192 mph (308 kph) 1,500 ft. (450m) per minute London. But since the flight did not sell out its 100 seats, local passengers were flown on another commercial airline to New York, where they boarded a London-bound Concorde. Local airport officials and aircraft enthusiasts were disappointed that the Concorde -the sleekest and fastest commercial jetliner in the world -didn't get to land at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport. Gary Messerli, airport deputy director, said existing runways could have easily handled the airplane. Travelers See 5A Open discussion bodes well for peace 7 A statehood. For now, the leaders were focused on preventing an outbreak of violence. "They couldn't get there. That's the truth. They couldn't get there," Clinton said at the White House Tuesday after another late night of intensive negotiations ended in impasse. In Gaza, hundreds of Palestinians marched on Arafat's headquarters calling for a violent uprising against Israeli occupation. "Yes to a new intifada!" the Palestinians ImYJ final moments. French authorities added that sabotage was not suspected, although they had ruled nothing out. Witnesses, whose accounts were corroborated by at least one photo, said they saw a plume of fire coming from the left side of the jet - the nose of which appeared to rise -before it stalled, rolled left and fell out of the sky. "It sounds like a classic stall," said Michael Barr, director of the Aviation Safety Program at the University . Concorde See5A Slim 5 miles Runways L Terminal Charles de Gaulle Airport Gonesse St Dents PARIS ; I C2000KHT SOURCE"" News reports fN Parish FRANCE fx.. U jet again INSIDE THE SCENE: SamirHos-sein and his buddies looked up from their tennis game to see flames trailing from the plane. They watched it lose altitude, bank desperately away from the town center and plunge into the small hotel. IMPRESSIVE SAFETY RECORD: While the Concorde has been plagued by financial and political woes since its inception in the 1 960s, the plane historically has been regarded as one of the safest in the air. STORIES: Page 5A. chanted, invoking the name of the seven-year revolt against Israeli authority that ended in 1993 when the two sides reached an interim peace agreement. Barak said, "we will be ' ready to fight to the end" if .-' extremists turn to terrorism and violence. U.S., Israeli and Palestinian officials said the summit made great progress in the week since it first nearly collapsed. In one significant development, Barak confirmed that he was prepared to give the Palestinians sovereignty over parts of East Jerusalem. For cfassIfioHsdvcrtisfng call 33f-2345 or 800-341 -Y653 H

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