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2 NATION WORLD TUESDAY. AUGUST 19. 2003 THE Fuels Arab Version BiTBOiBC rervor DAILY CALENDAR Today is Tuesday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2003. There are 134 days left in the year. DID YOU KNOW? In 1893, Frank J. Wisner, owner of Cripple Creek Brewing, served the first "Black Cow" root beer float in Cripple Creek, Colo. Inspired by the moonlit view of the snow-capped Cow Mountain, which reminded him of vanilla ice cream floating on top of the mountain, he added a scoop of ice cream to his root beer and served it as "Black Cow Mountain." TODAY IN HISTORY -it Lr i 1 i' i 1 i FANS REACT TO THE RESULTS BY TAKING TO THE STREETS By BASSEM MROUE The Associated Press BEIRUT, Lebanon And you thought "American Idol" fans were excitable. They've got nothing on the millions of Arabs backing their national favorites on the show's Middle East knockoft When the Lebanese front-runner was eliminated in the semifinals last week, angry fans in the audience pelted each other with chairs or anything else they could find, and the two remaining contestants fainted. Scores of people took to the streets in Lebanon to protest. And when 19-year-old Jordanian Diana Karzon won the crown in Monday night's finals of "Superstar," hundreds poured into the streets of the Jordanian capital, Amman, cheering, honking car horns, even shooting guns into the air, and fireworks illuminated main squares. Karzon, holding hands with her 21-year-old Syrian rival, Rowaida Attiyeh, in the show's final moments, cried when the host announced the "Without any doubt. I am voting for Diana because I support my country. TALAQASSIR A fan in Amman, Jordan results. A total 4.8 million votes were cast via Internet and mobile text message before the final show. "Superstar," shown on the Lebanese satellite station Future TV, mirrored its American counterpart and the British "Pop Idol" that launched the concept in many ways, including its huge popularity. Arabs across the region tuned in for 21 weeks, following as thousands of contestants from all Arab countries were winnowed to 12 finalists from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the United Arab Emirates and a Palestinian territory. Contestants performed songs ranging from the classics of Lebanese diva Fayrouz and Egypt's Umm Kulthum, the most popular singer in the Arab world, to the hits of Arab pop. And although "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard stirred local pride by wearing his oversized jerseys adorned with the number 205 the with the syndicated TV "We're in the process of administering the will," Rose La Femina, the local attorney representing Yvonne Gibb, told The Miami Herald. Gibb, a longtime Miami Beach resident, died Jan. 12 at 53 after emergency surgery for a blocked intestine. 'Hillbillies' Resort Planned Nearly four years after his dreams for a Jethro's Beverly Hillbillies casino fizzled in Reno, actor Max Baer Jr. is planning a $54 million resort in a former Wal-Mart store a half-hour's area code of his hometown, Birmingham, Ala. contestants in the Arab versions moved whole countries. Karzon did not speak after winning instead she belted out a rendition of an Arabic song, "Two Moons Standing At My Door" but she said earlier that if she won she would dedicate the victory to "the people of Lebanon, Jordanians, on top of them his majesty King Abdullah and the children of Palestine." "Without any doubt, I am voting for Diana because she is Jordanian and I support my country," said Tala Qas-sir, 23, a supporter in Amman. "Besides that, she has a nice voice and she deserves to win." Huge screens were placed in the streets of Jordanian and Syrian cities for people to watch the final episode, and posters on billboards and advertisements in newspapers urged people to vote for their singer. An ice cream shop in Amman promised free ice cream to people who vote for Karzon. A car company offered a 2003 sedan to the "most beautiful voice" on the show, according to an advertisement in Ad-Dustour, Jordan's second-largest newspaper. A Syrian mobile telephone compa- drive away in Nevada's capital city. "It's a very different concept from anybody that's doing anything else," Baer said Friday in ,1 gaer aescriDing me 240-room hotel-casino venture that will key on the popular "Beverly Hillbillies" TV series in which he starred as the doltish Jethro Bodine. Among the highlights: a 200-foot-tall, flame-belching oil derrick; a "Granny's shotgun wedding Lowe Is High On Schwarzenegger Actor and longtime Democrat Rob Lowe says he is volunteering for Arnold Schwarzenegger's gubernatorial campaign because he believes the action-film star has injected energy into California politics. Schwarzenegger is "motivating and energizing people in this state that haven't been interested in politics in many, many years," Lowe said in a taped interview entertainment show "Extra" that aired Monday. Despite their party differences, Lowe said he wanted to help the Republican candidate unseat Gov. Gray Davis in the Oct. 7 recall election because Schwarzenegger will "put The Associated Press Jordanian Diana Karzon won Monday in the finals of "Superstar," eliciting celebrations in Jordan's capital. ny hung posters in the streets of Damascus calling people to "vote for Attiyeh. Give your vote to Syria." Jordanian and Syrian television stations aired special programs on Attiyeh and Karzon, treating them like national heroes. Uncle Jed's gift shop; Jethro's buffet; and "Elly May's buns bakery." Baer also envisions a nine-screen movie theater and a dancehall-show lounge. ABC Smites Ban's 'Goddess' ABC Family isn't waiting around for Roseanne Barr to recover from her impending hysterectomy to start production of "The Domestic Goddess Barr Hour, the cooking show that served as the inspi ration for ABC's "The Real Roseanne Show." The network confirms that "Goddess," which was slated to debut Sept. 20, "has been shut down permanently and will not air on ABC Family." Today's Birthdays Former jockey Willie Shoemaker is 72. Singer Johnny Nash is 63. Actor and former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson is 61. Former President Clinton is 57. Tipper Gore, wife of former Vice President Al Gore, is 55. Rock musician John Deacon (Queen) is 52. Political consultant Mary Matalin is 50. Actor Peter Gallagher is 48. Actor Adam Arkin is 47. Actor John Stamos is 40. Actress Kyra Sedgwick is 38. Country singer Lee Ann Womack is 37. TV reporter Tabi-tha Soren is 36. Actor Matthew Perry is 34. Rapper Fat Joe is 33. Actress Erika Christensen is 21. Rapper Lit' Romeo is 14. Sources:, The Associated Press so PITT the people above partisan politics." Lowe, who will organize celebrity support for the campaign, said Schwarzenegger is a natural leader. "I know that when I'm on a set, I want to know who the director is. I don't want to have to guess," the 39-year-old said. "That's what Arnold will bring to this state. He's Gibb Spreads Wealth In Will The will of Bee Gees member Maurice Gibb leaves his widow more than $2 million, their six homes and all ownership in copyrights and musical compositions. Gibb's last will and testament, drawn up 12 years ago and filed in Miami-Dade County court, also establishes trust funds for his children Adam, 27, and Samantha, 22, of Miami Beach. Gibb In 1991, Soviet hard-liners announced to the world that President Mikhail S. Gorbachev had been removed from power. The coup collapsed two days later. On this date in 1812, the USS Constitution defeated the British frigate Guer-riere east of Nova Scotia during the War of 1812. In 1848, the New York Herald reported the discovery of gold in California. In 1929, the comedy program Amos and Andy, starring Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, made its network radio debut on NBC. In 1934, a plebiscite in Germany approved the vesting of sole executive power in Adolf Hitler. In I960, a tribunal in Moscow convicted American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers of espionage. In 1977, comedian Groucho Marx died in Los Angeles at age 86. In 1998, President Clinton spent a quiet 52nd birthday with his family on Martha's Vineyard as controversy continued to swirl over his admissions to a grand jury concerning his relationship with Monica Lewinsky. In 2002, a John Paul II bid a tearful farewell to his homeland as he concluded a four-day visit to the Krakow region of Poland. QUOTE FOR TODAY Cheer up! The worst is yet to come! PHILANDER CHASE JOHNSON American author (1866-1939) CORRECTIONS It is the policy of The Tampa Tribune to correct errors of fact. To report an error, e-mail or call (813) 259-7600. Corrections and clarifications appear in this space. CORRECTION: In a story about attorney Steve Yerrid in Monday's Metro section, former Washington Post owner Katharine Graham's name was misspelled. FLORIDA LOTTERY CASH 3 1-0-6 Sun, Aug. 17: 3-2-8 Aug. 16: 2-5-1 PLAY 4 MonAug.l8: 1-6-8-5 Sun, Aug. 17: 6-7-1-6 Sat, Aug. 16: 8-8-7-4 FANTASY Mon, Aug. 18: 2-3-11-16-30 Results Wednesday Aug. 17: 7-10-29-30-36 5 of 5: No winner 4 of 5: 220 winners of $901.00 3 of 5: 6,289 winners of $12.00 2 of 5: 66,761 win $1 Quick Pick MEGA MONEY Fri, Aug. IS: 14-15-22-31 24 With Mega Ball: 4 of 4: 1 winner of $711,193.00 3 of 4: 110 winners of $377.50 2 of 4: 2,162 winners of $27.00 Without Mega Ball: 4 of 4: 26 winners of $685.00 3 of 4: 3,347 winners of $53.00 2 of 4: 70,140 winners of $1.00 Estimated jackpot for Tue, Aug. 19 is $125,000 LOTTO Sat, Aug. 16: 9-11-33-43-46-53 6 of 6: No winner 5 of 6: 88 winners of $6,464.50 4 of 6: 5,766 winners of $80.00 3 of 6: 122,103 winners of $5.00 Wed, Aug. 13: 1-7-12-39-40-46 6 of 6: No winner 5 of 6: 68 winners of $5,887.50 4 of 6: 4.745 winners of $68.50 3 of 6: 94,331 winners of $4.50 Estimated jackpot for Wed, Aug. 20 is $21 million The Tampa Tribune don not provide lottery information ovr the telephone. For results, visit www.flalottery torn VSedia THE TAMPA TRIBUNE Published daily by The Tampa Tribune FL 33606-2395. Published Sundays at Hie News Center, 2001202 S. Parker Tampa by Hie Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times. 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