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Did White Sox light it up on Fourth of July? Sports A war over spuds: What is the best potato salad? Life 'vv. -Mi r J iSi . WEDNESDAY JULY 5, 2006 V www.pantagraph.com Copyright 2006 Pantograph f .4 ilLX Inside All about the kids Parents are eager to explain what makes Bloomington cooperative preschool so special. That's one thing that hasn't changed in its 50-year history. Local, A3 Iraq criticizes U.S. Iraqi lawmakers blasted the United States on Tuesday over the rape-slaying case under investigation. NationWorld, A7 I it hi .i" n - 1 j Sharapova streaks to Wimbledon semis Only a streaker made Maria Sharapova flinch at Wimbledon. Sports, B1 A Big Mac and a Pepsi? McDonald's may soon be offering customers more than just Coke products to drink. Money, CI Brown-bagging it Chef Jim Coleman explains why fruit ripens faster when you put it in a brown paper bag. Life, D1 Weather 14 A Todays weather symbol was drawn by Ton Peifer of i-ieyworth Elementary School, Heyworth. HILOW 7957 For complete weather information, see Today's Weather on the back page; and for continuous updates, see pantagraph.com Online Get your community event out to people fast through our online community calendar at www.pantagraph.comcalendar. It's easy but if you need help go to www.pantaqraph.comcalendarhelp Find Abby D6 Classified C8 Comics A6 Crossword C10 Horoscope D3 Movies D5 Obituaries ....D4 Opinion A6 Scoreboard B4 Sudoku C11 Thursday Feast for Buffett fans This year's Jimmy Buffett-themed Live By the Lake test, sponsored by the Central Illinois Parrot Head Club, stars two of Buffett's Coral Reefer Band members - saxophonist Amy Lee and steel harp man Doyle Grisham. In GO!. LEE ENTERPRISES -if mayo, 6 111 50 Cents i i nun 1 1 n 32685"0000T' 4 sections, 40 pages Korea's top i on S u3 Test launch North Korea reportedly launched up to six test missiles early today. The missiles landed in the Sea of Japan, according to the Japanese government. CHINA TUSSIA n) ) t NORTH KOREA Sea U1 Japan ; L japan'-. vs. - 'J&rT 0 200mi f . T V 'r SOUTH KOREA 0 200 km Pacific Ocean , SOURCE: ESRI AP By Eric Talmadqe ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO A defiant North Korea test-fired a long-range missile today that may be capable of reaching America, but it failed seconds after launch, U.S. officials said. The North also tested four shorter range missiles in an exercise the White House called a provocation" but not an immediate threat. Ignoring stern U.S. and Japanese warnings, the isolated communist nation carried out the audacious military tests even as the U.S. celebrated the Fourth of July and launched the space shuttle. South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported as many as 10 missiles altogether United States launches diplomatic offensive Page All may have been launched, but officials could not confirm that. None of the missiles made it as far as Japan. The Japanese government said all landed in the Sea of Japan between Japan and the Korean Peninsula. "We do consider it provocative behavior," National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley said. Japan protested the tests and called for a U.N. Security Council meeting. "We will take stern measures," said chief government spokesman Shinzo Abe, adding that sanctions were a possibility. He said the launch violated a longstanding moratorium, and that Tokyo was not given prior notification by Pyongyang. Hadley said the long-range missile was the Taepodong-2, which failed 35 seconds after launch. Experts believe the Taepodong-2 Korea's most advanced mis sile with a range of up to 9,320 miles could reach the United States with a light payload. The State Department said the smaller missiles includes Scud and Rodongs. The Scuds are short-range and could target South Korea. The Rodong has a range of about 620 miles and could target Japan. The launch came after weeks of speculation that the North was preparing to test the Taepodong-2 from a site on its northeast coast. The preparations had generated stern warnings from the United States and Japan, which had threatened possible economic sanctions in response. U.S. officials said the missiles were launched over a four-hour period beginning about 3:30 a.m. today which was 1:30 p.m. Tuesday CDT because of the international date line. SEEN. KOREA PAGE All HOLIDAYS u 0 7 ' f ' t t t . , , , Vi PantaqraphSTEVE SMEDLEY Cedric Williams of Bloomington, an Army 1st Calvary Division combat specialist who served in Iraq, salutes the flag during the Presentation of Colors, part of Celebrate America at Miller Park. Eamily, parades and music on the Fourth By Steve Arney sarneypantagraph.com Holidays for some people are markers in life. So it is on Fourth of July with Max Bruning, a 16-year-old from Downs, and Dan Brady, the state representative from Bloomington. Ten years ago, Max lost track of his older brothers, Ryan and Sam, who he was supposed to accompany in the Downs parade. Brady, the county coroner at the time, cheered a crying 6-year-old by taking him with his group on the parade. Every year since then, I President rallies troops on the Fourth Page A13 with participation of Tom and Shelley Brun-i n g , Max's parents, Brady has Max join the Brady contingency in distributing candy in Downs. Max's mother has photos from each year, "Max was shorter, and I have hair," Brady said of those first photos. And Max has learned technique over the years. fn" State Rep. Dan Brady walks with Max Bruning, 16, of Downs during the Fourth of July Parade on Tuesday in SEE FOURTH BACK PAGE Downs. OUR NEIGHBORS LeRoy twins have special celebration PantaqraphSTEVE SMEDLEY Emma Quaid, 4, left, and her twin sister, Hannah, with their mother, Elizabeth Ouaid of LeRoy, before the twins contest in LeRoy. By William Barker wbarkerpantaqraph.com LEROY Toddlers, teenagers, working adults and older gentlemen gathered on the field at the football complex on Park Street Tuesday in observance of the town's Twin Convention. The convention, the first of its kind in LeRoy, kicked off this year's Fourth of July festivities. About 100 people turned out to see their twins, and in a few cases, triplets. Nancy Bentley, who helped coordinate the event with other people in the town, said residents noticed more twins were being born here ' in the last few years. SEE TWINS BACK PAGE Discovery soars on 1st launch on Fourth By Marcla Dunn ASSOCIATED PRESS CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. NASA gave the shuttle Discovery a majestic Fourth of July send-off and said early signs showed the spacecraft was in good shape, despite once again being struck by the flying foam that has plagued the program. The first-ever Independence Day manned launch came after two weather delays and over objections from those within NASA who argued for more fuel-tank repairs. Shuttle managers said early video images of liftoff showing small pieces of foam breaking away and one even striking the spacecraft were not troubling. "The tank performed very, very well, indeed, very pleased," shuttle program manager Wayne Hale said Tuesday night, five hours after liftoff. "As opposed to where we were last year, we saw nothing that gives us any kind of concern about th.e health of the crew or the vehicle." NASA Administrator Michael Griffin said of the launch: "They don't get much better than this." It was Griffin who chose to go ahead with the mission over concerns from the space agency's safety officer and chief engineer about foam problems that have dogged the agency since Columbia was doomed by a flyaway chunk of insulation 3 'a years ago. Discovery thundered away from its seaside pad at 2:38 p.m EOT. About three minutes later, as many as five pieces of debris were seen flying off the tank, and another piece of foam popped off a bit later, Mission Control told the crew. SEE SHUTTLE BACK PAGE A'-n A' r ft SW.V Associated PressDAVE MARTIN The space shuttle Discovery lifts off Tuesday at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on mission STS-121. It was the third attempt at a launch since Saturday and the first shuttle liftoff on July Fourth. Great Mates Shondckn't Wait! 0 Up-to-the-Minute Rates Online Application C5 Instant Approval 1-800-542-PLUS Apply now at www.BankPlusHomcLoans.com HomeLoans .com

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