Argus-Leader from Sioux Falls, South Dakota on November 18, 2006 · Page 1
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QUARTER CRITIC WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE MONUMENT? WE DON'T KNOW, BUT IT'S PUT ONE COLUMNIST IN A FOUL MOOD. IB n ARGUSLEADER.COM Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006 SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA 50 cents J TOMF BRIEFING O 42 20' For the latest weather conditions and an hour-by-hour forecast, log on argusleader.com For A Fun Weather Report, Page SB Big crowd, colossal win: Jackrabblt women stun USC SDSU went 40-16 in its first two Division I seasons. But the latest achievement might be its most impressive: beating 19th-ranked Southern California before a large and spirited home crowd. 1C if -SSV c " t I f? If i I Area entrepreneurs getting It online You're never too little to carve out a spot on the World Wide Web, some small South Dakota business owners are learning. It's just one more way to snag a customer or two, and for some companies, it's a big bottom-line boost. 6A Animal lover helps barnyard dwellers, too You've heard of people who rescue unwanted cats or dogs. But pigs? And a mule? One area woman doesn't care that her four-legged friends aren't usually pet material. She just sees a need. IB . Child care 101: Classes help sitters learn the ropes About the time Billy sticks a marble up his nose and Bobby glues the dog's paws to the floor is when the budding baby sitter throws up his hands and says, "What how?" Well, now there are classes that teach kids the basics of safe supervi sion before f they get f ' ; t into such L v I sticky I situations. Vyf 2D ' WM 5 srotis Dot teOUDfete Quito "S)OT Cities hope Internet users spend time, cash NEW ONLINE ,' if i 1 Dan Statema of Main Street Sioux Falls says wireless Internet helps out downtown visitors. BY MEGAN MYERS memyersargusleader.com A state-sponsored network of wi-fi hot spots is poised to grow and also could lure travelers into South Dakota's small towns. The hot spots - operated by Sioux Falls-based SDN Communications and a group of local telephone providers under the name ClearConnections -are available to the public in eight South Dakota cities for a nominal charge. Wi-fi - short for wireless fidelity - describes a local area network that uses high-frequency radio signals to send and receive data in a limited area. That's generally a few hundred feet, but antennas can extend the signal to a much broader range. People can walk or drive around with a laptop and still have Internet access -as long as they stay within the coverage area. The hot spots are found in Sioux Falls, Brandon, Huron, Kennebec, Mitchell, Pierre, Presho, Salem and Oahe Campground on Lake Oahe. The network will expand to other cities and locations in the next two years, said Michael Kedick, SDN's director of communication, sales and product development "It originally came about because the state was looking at See WIFI, Page 4A AFTER THE BATTLE: A SOLDIER'S STRUGGLE Log on today to see a multimedia preview of our three-day series, beginning in Sunday's Argus Leader. Meet Corey Briest, a Yankton soldier badly wounded in Iraq and in the midst of a long recovery. tARGUSLEADER.COM NORTH CENTRAL CONFERENCE CONTENDERS . . . - - ... j a ' ' f '"" "i - 1 ...r-J-VKJ f ft ? , 1 4 ' LARA NEEL ARGUS LEADER USD student assistant John Kitsopoulos shows plays to the scout team during practice. Column, Page 2C 20-year wait for playoff pays off USD football breaks dry run in today's postseason game GAME TIME The University of South Dakota Coyotes, who finished the regular season 8-3, face 8-2 Northwood University at 11 a.m. in Midland, Mich., in the Division II football playoffs, USD's first since 1986. See argusleader.com today for game updates. V BY MICK GARRY mgarryargusleader.com ERMILLION - For the first time since 1986, the University of South Dakota football team will play in an NCAA. Division II postseason game today. It's been a long time coming for fans of North Central Conference football teams in the state; they haven't had a playoff game to talk about since Augustana lost in the first round in 1989. From that point on, Augustana, USD and South Dakota State, which left the NCC in 2004, went a combined 46 seasons without a postsea son game. With USD likely to announce it will follow the University of North Dakota in pursuing Division I classification this year, it could be a case of saying hello when it's time to say goodbye for the playoff-bound Coyotes, but the extended future of the See USD, Page 4A Patience needed in Iraq, Bush says Visit to Vietnam spurs comparisons of wars .. BY MARK SUVA .. Chicago Tribune HANOI, Vietnam - Amid powerful reminders of an unpopular war that bedeviled his predecessors, President Bush landed in Vietnam on Friday, embracing the former U.S. enemy as a symbol of progress and insisting that its experience holds an important lesson for the currently unpopular war in Iraq. On a day when he greeted Communist leaders beneath a bronze bust of wartime leader Ho Chi Minh and passed the spot where fellow Republican John McCain was pulled from a lake after his warplane was shot down, Bush said it was "amazing" to be in a country that so tormented the United States three decades ago. See BUSH, Page 4A T President Bush meets Friday with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in Hanoi. CHARLES DHARAPAK AP 1 Paving truck ends era of state's gravel interstate BY JILL C ALLISON jcallisoargusleader.com A dubious distinction has come to an end in South Dakota. Until this fall, the state had the only interstate in the country that went from a four-lane concrete road to a two-lane gravel road. But with the blacktopping of 476th Avenue, the northern tip of Interstate 229, that has changed. "We lost a special designation," said Bob Meister, Min nehaha County highway superintendent. Residents of Mapleton Township, where 476th Avenue is located, don't mind a bit, Lloyd Siemon-sma. told Minnehaha County Commissioners earlier this week. For years, 476th was a township road, but Minnehaha County had agreed to take over its maintenance and have it hard surfaced up to the junction with the Renner road. "The township has been working for 10-plus years to get 476th off the end of 229 up to the Renner road because it's been such a terrible road for us to handle," Siemonsma said. Traffic on the paved road already has increased, Meister said. Before the project, it was carrying about 800 cars a day; now its volume is estimated at more than 1,200 vehicles. Mapleton Township also had the roads to two subdivisions off 476th Avenue blacktopped, piggybacking it with the county project. The township supervisors put in a lot of extra time to see the project through, Siemonsma said, but the effort was worth it. "It's been a lot of extra meeting, a lot of extra running, but I think in the long run it's going to be a project well spent," he said. Reach Jill Calllson at 331-2307. lev CNodl Argus Leader INDEX 44 Pages Annie's Mailbox 6D Horoscope 4E On Deck 2C Business 6A Jumble 4E Poll question IB Classifieds E Letters 2B Roving reporter IB College football 7C Lotteries 2A Scoreboard 3C Comics 10-11D Movies 6D Sudoku 8D Crosswords 5E NationWorld 7A TV listings 9D Famous Faces 8D Obituaries 4B Weather 5B it in n 0,"U0901"08576I,II8 Printed with soybean-based ink. For ,L the S.O. recycling center nearest urh you, call 80M38-3367. fe 0 2006 Gannett Co., Inc. Why Wait? NO payments NO interest until August 2007 Limited time: Now through December 5, 2006 see store ror aeidiis restore Hours: Mon., Wed., Fit, Sat. 10am-6pm I Tues. &Thurs. 10am-8pm Sun. Noon-Spm . if f ETHAN ALLEN 2300 west 49th street 605.330.0642 www.ethanallen.com

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