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Friday, August 9, 2002 Page A2 The Leaf-Chronicle ft FROM THE FRONT -ft Good for Mmra of APS color print film single prims through SP02 with coupto. Nol itootj with any other special &Day forecast TODAY . SATURDAY SUNDAY -89 66 ALMANAC Temperatures High Low Yesterday 89 : 60 Last year this date 85 76 Record high - 105 (1930) . Record low :; 53 (1989) Sunrise Sunset 5:02 a.m, 7:47 p.m. Precipitation Today's probability 0 percent , Last 24 hours 0 inches : So far this month 0.01 inches '; s: : So far this year 32.86 inches Normal for month : ? 2.51 inches Normal by Aug. 31 35.72 inches Measurements reported as of 3 p.m. yesterday at the aty astewater treatment plant in South OartsvSe. Moon phases New First - Full moon quarter : moon Aug. 8 Aug. 15 Aug. 22 Aug. 31 LAKE STAGES Holston 1719.1 D0,3 D0.2 D0.4' U1.4 D0.1 D0.6 D0.3 D0.2 U0.4 D0.4 Unch D0.1 ' Unch Unch Unch D0.2 U0.3 U0.2 D0.5 Unch D0.1 D0.1 U0.6 - D0.1 D0.2 Watauga .Boone . "!;T".' henry Cherokee ". Douglas "T fontana ' , Norris Melton Hill Hiwassee Tims Ford ' Fort Loudoun Walts Bar Chickamauga ' Nickajack Guntersville ' Wheeler Wilson Pickwick Perryville : "" Johnsonville Kentucky HW Kentucky TW Barkley Oale Hollow ;' 1947.3 1381.4 1260.0 1058.2 ' 986.1 1692.8 " 1008.5 794.1 . 1513.7 886.1 812.7 ' 741.0 : 681.3 ' 633.3 594 0 : ' 555.5 " 506.9 V 4134 357.0 ' 357.1 ' 357.5 "" 302.0 357 5 " 643.5 7 Matt Wagner HDTV Continued from A1 the Consumer Electronics Association in Arlington, Va. The association's members include television makers such as Sony and Philips Consumer Electronics. "There is not the programming," Miller said. "When I get it home, what am I going to watch?" But broadcasters, who pressed the FCC for televisions ready for digital signals, said the ruling should encourage more broadcasters to offer digital programming. The FCC required all broadcast television stations to go digital by May, but 70 percent asked for more time to install new equipment. "Powell and the commission recognized the congressional im I Exp Esaa Exp. 7-23-02 Last : quarter o3 m mm 651 N. Riverside Dr. You will keep in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee, because he trusts in Thee. Trust in the Lord forever, for in Jehovah, the Lord is everlasting Sunday School Worship Servicts 8:15 am 9:30 am, 10:55 am, 6:00 pm 9:30 m Wtdncsday Evening 6:00 pm IJemccB offered in Spanish at 10:30 am in our Chapel, and Deaf' Signing at 9:30 am Service. First Baptist CLARKSVILLE Reaching people....cbanging lives. Dr. Roger Freeman, Pastor 4l2UiiSs Ago A69 67 69 NATIONAL The forecast for -10 -Oa 0 10 20a 30s 40 Bands separate high.temperature zones for the day. 2002 AocuWeather, Inc. High Low Stiowen Rain T-itorms FlurrfM Jia Assocmled Press NATIONAL SUMMARY: Much of the East and Midwest will have sunshine today: A few thunderstorms will move through South Florida. The remnants of Bertha will produce soaking rain across South Texas. 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' 9' 76 Ody Vema 78 60 Rain perative to stimulate the digital television marketplace, and deserve enormous credit for taking pro-consumer steps to jump-start the transition," said President Edward Fritts of the National Association of Broadcasters. Television manufacturers can appeal the FCC decision in federal court, but Miller would not say whether her association has decided to take that route. ' "There are options to us," she said. "The FCC jurisdiction in this regard is arguable." The FCC ruling requires manufacturers to sell digital-ready televisions with screens larger than 36 inches by 2004, and 25- to 35-inch models by 2006. Televisions smaller than 24 inches would not have to meet the requirement until 2007. The FCC decision should encourage more digital programming, said Dale Cripps, publisher of HDTV Magazine in Alsea, Ore., Bring this ad and receive a rara Medium Drink I HsJl (931)552-9297 strength. " Isaiah 26:3-4 X Today: Mostly sunny with highs near 90. Mostly clear tonight. MONDAY TUESDAY , 90 68 A91 69 WEATHER noon, Friday, Aug. 9. 50 60s 70s 60 90s 100s 110s E33 0 4tib Ice Sunny Pt Cloudy Cloudy and Ed Perratore, associate editor at Consumer Reports in Yonkers, NY. NBC Chairman Robert Wright already told Powell the network plans to offer 14 hours of prime-time HDTV programming next year, up from six hours in 2002. "Somebody has needed to kick-start the process," Perratore said. But Cripps worried that those new televisions may not offer high definition. Some lower-resolution digital televisions do not offer pictures much better than what is available today while high-definition pictures appear almost three-dimensional, he said. ' "It's the difference between a dirt road and a superhighway," Cripps said when comparing low-end digital television with high-definition television. The FCC also agreed Thursday' to investigate putting copy protection equipment in future digital-ready televisions, worrying other consumer groups. These copyright protections, which the Motion Picture Industry Association and Senate commerce committee chairman Ernest Hollings, D-S.C, are pushing, could prevent consumers from recording broadcasts. The movie industry already complains it is losing billions of dollars each year because some computer users are pirating free versions of movies such as "Men in Black II" via the Internet before the films leave theaters. But organizations such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation in San Francisco said such measures would violate consumers' rights to use electronic products freely. "It would abridge the First Amendment," EFF spokesman Cory Doctorow said. i r; excluG)vtfm J now Crickm-Af R'V customers, ' 4 mm- rVYvTiTSl 1 '1 ISM Budget Continued from A1 times. The budget also restores six Resource Officers whose jobs were among 40 slashed this spring when school officials eliminated $8 million from their initial 2002-03 budget requests. If the budget is approved, each middle and high school will continue to have a full-time resource officer instead of one split between two campuses. In addition, the proposed budget includes a 2 percent cost-of-living increase for employees whose departments fall under the County General Fund and the Highway Department. School teachers' salaries are under the school system's budget, which provides increases of 5 percent on average for teachers and 2 percent for support staff employees. The county's budget was presented to the County Commission's Budget Committee Thursday night. The committee will meet again at 6 p.m. Tuesday, and may vote whether to accept the recommendations of County Executive Doug Weiland. Concerning the schools budget, , committee members discussed the options of shifting tax money earmarked for debt service or possibly increasing property taxes by 12 cents. Currently the county's property tax rate is $330 per $100 of assessed value. Should the committee and the County Commission approve a 12-cent property tax increase, people whose homes are assessed at $100,000 would pay $30 more per Scores Continued from A1 said Margaret Pace, testing coordinator for the local system. "Individual schools have individual student scores, so it'll depend on what that shows as to how we'll approach it" Black and Hispanic students showed significantly lower proficiency in math, 71 and 75 percent respectively, than Asian and white classmates, who were 90 percent proficient. On the state level, 60 percent of lower socioeconomic status students were proficient 84 percent who aren't eligible for free or reduced meals were proficient. Asian and white students were 86 proficient, Hispanic students were 72 percent proficient and black stu-dents were 49 percent proficient For Biology i 98 percent of the 1,350 teen-agers who took the test in Clarksville-Montgomery County were proficient; the state average was 94 percent. The percent differences based on socioeconomic status, gender and ethnicity among students here were not statistically significant. Once principals have studied the testing results, if a particular trend is apparent, such as several students incorrectly answering the same questions about a specific topic, staff development will focus on those parts of the class instruction. "We've got a wealth of expertise in our teachers we can capitalize Twins open eyes, begin moving two days after separation surgery By DESIREE HUNTER Associated Press , LOS ANGELES - The 1-year-old Guatemalan tvins born joined at the head and separated in a lengthy surgery opened their eyes and began moving Thursday, one of their doctors said. Maria de Jesus Quiej Alvarez and sister Maria Teresa remained on breathing devices and in critical condition at the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center. Both have opened their eyes and move in response to stimulation, said Dr. Andy Madikians, head of pediatric intensive care at UCLA's Mattel Children's Hospital. "I think what we're seeing is what we expect to see at this point," Madikians said. Maria Teresa, who had nearly five additional hours of surgery because of blood on the brain, was- i ..S..C.1 start at " ; $99" $100 MftlHll rotate Hf p Purchntso h - Motorola, fYnkta, or Aurilovox r -e now thru s . t. C2 JWfce!, - an S109 ni re!)tttu mm J A ) year in county taxes. Currently, they pay $825 a year. Last year, the county General Fund budget was an estimated $42.2 millioa The amount is misleading because it includes $9.86 million in insurance proceeds i and investments paid during the 2tXM-02 fiscal year for the rebuilding ot the tornado-damaged Courthouse downtown. County, department directors and elected officials submitted nearly $35.9 million in requests this year. Some of the $1.5 million in cuts were for new employees and equipment requested by the departments. However, others were in the amounts requested for operations. For example, the Sheriff's Office is , planning to cut the amount it spends for prisoner medical services by contracting the service at a lower cost Details will be provided to the committee next week. The budget includes no money for the Roxy Theatre. "When we're cutting other programs, it's difficult for me to pick up something else," Weiland said. The Roxy had asked for $60,000 combined from the city and county for this year. The city plans to give $20,000 to the Roxy, which uses the money to offer programs for school children. Also, the budget includes $95,000 half, the estimated amount for roof repairs at the public library. The $95,000 is contingent on the city or another agency committing to pay the remaining half of the repairs, Weiland said. A public hearing on the budget will be at 6 p.m Aug. 26 at the Board of Education building, 621 Gracey Ave. Commissioners will vote at 7 p.m. . Mardee Roberts covers county government and can be reached at 245-071 9 or by e-mail at mardeeroberts on, either within each school or in sharing them among schools," Worthington said. "We're there for support and resources." Each principal is expected to conduct roundtable discussions with math teachers to determine individual teacher strengths and weaknesses and formulate an improvement plan. Worthington said the same is likely in biology to ascertain what made students successful Pace said administrators enter the improvement plan again after teachers and principals have identified their school's needs or strengths. "We find experts in the particular field where there's a need," she said. "That could be internal or external." A database of Clarksville-Montgomery County teachers' expertise is being compiled to serve as a reference guide for the local system "We're (aclministrators, faculty and staff) pleased, the teachers are proud about what they had done but at the same time are realistic," Worthington said. "These are minimum standards and there is much more learning occurring in the classroom. "We. also say congratulations to the students. We appreciate the fact they have taken this seriously." Cameron Collins covers education and can be reached at 245-0716 or by e-mail at n't moving as much as her sister, the doctor said. Maria de Jesus was the first to show some movement. Earlier Thursday, the hospital said she fluttered her eyes after doctors took the twins off the paralyzing drugs they had been given to prevent coughing and other movement that could injure their brains. "We remain cautiously optimistic about the long-term prospects of Maria Teresa and Maria de Jesus," Madikians said. "There are still many medical hurdles to cross." The girls were born in rural Guatemala to Alba Leticia Alvarez, 23, and Wenceslao Quiej Lopez, a 21-year-)ld banana packer. The girls were attached at the top of the skull and faced opposite directions. They shared bone and blood vessels but had separate brains. David Kustoff named campaign chairman for Lamar Alexander NASHVILLE (AP) - Republican U.S- Senate candidate Lamar Alexander on Thursday named Memphis attorney David Kustoff as his campaign chairman. Kustofflost his recent bid for the Republican nomination In the 7th Congressional District He managed President Bush's successful 2000 campaign in Tennessee. . Susie Alcorn will remain as campaign manager. "Susie and our team produced a big primary win," said Alexander, who seeks the seat now held by Fred Thompson, who did not seek re-election. Today mi History On Aug. 9, 1945, three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, the United States exploded a nuclear device over Nagasaki, killing an estimated 74,000 people. Corrections & Clarifications While The Leaf-Chronicle strives for accuracy at all times, errors will occur. If you spot an error, please notify the City Desk at 245-0282, so that it can be corrected. Water rates for customers inside the city of Clarksville are $3.27 per 1,000 gallons with a minimum bill of $6.54 charged for 2,000 gallons. A report on Page B3 Wednesday had incorrect rate information See todas Senee Moon column on Page C3 for more information on this topic. It also contains an incorrect spelling of Dwight Luton's name that could not be corrected because the section was printed early Thursday. The Leaf-Chronicle regrets the errors. Kentucky Lottery Winning numbers for Thursday midday: Pick 3: 3-2-6 Pick 4: 6-0-6-5 Winning numbers for Thursday evening: Pick 3: 2-5-9 Pick 4: 2-3-9-0 Cash Ball: 15-18-27-331 THE LEAF-CHRONICLE Tennessee's Oldest Newspaper Publisher F. Gene Washer (931)245-0201 Executive Editor Richard V. Stevens (9311245-0220 Controller Rob Van Epp ' (931)245-0737 ' Advertising Dir. Craig Hatcher (931)245-0222 Circulation Dir. Timothy A. Koewler (931)245-0257 Human Resources Dir. Pat Goodwin (931)245-0209 Production Dir. Duke Friedel (931)245-0270 ClassJOnline Adv. Mngr. Shirelle Fine (931)245-0264 Retail Adv. Mngr. Denise O'Quinn (931)245-0211 Visit us online The Leaf-Chronicle's Web site is Want to subscribe? To start a new subscription, discuss your bill or delivery, call our Customer Service Department, (931)552-READ. 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