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Chippewa Herald (Newspaper) - January 11, 2007, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin TOMORROW Mostly cloudy Get current weather at THE CHIPPEWA FRIDAY January 11122007 Volume 137 Issue 9 Chippewa Falls Wis IN TODAYS PAPER Jon Erickson readies for the spring practices as a Wisconsin Badger B1 Lambeau Field has its turf torn up JOT upgrade B1 That coin in your pocket may be Bracking your whereabouts A8 To subscribe call 7235515 PEOPLE LOS ANGELES Yvonne De Carlo the beautiful star who played Moses wife in The Ten Commandments but achieved her greatest popularity on TVs The Munsters has died She was 84 De Carlo died of natural causes Monday at the Motion Picture Television facility in suburban Los Angeles longtime friend and television producer Kevin Burns Wednesday De Carlo whose shapely figure helped launch her career in desert adventures and Westerns rose to more important roles in the But for TV viewers she will always known as Lily Munster in the 19641966 slapstick spoof The Munsters The series Coffered a gallery of Universal Pictures grotesques including Dracula and Frankensteins monster DeCarlo A Chippewa Falls couple shares a unique wedding fin the Chippewa Herald PICTURE THIS ROSE ZULLIGER a student from the Johns Hopkins University Collegiate Challenge in Baltimore helps hang a section of drywall at a Habitat for Humanity home in Hawaii on Tuesday Even if our new strategy works exactly as planned deadly acts of violence will continue and we must expect more Iraqi and American casualties The question is whether our new strategy will bring us closer to success I believe that it will President Bush In Wednesdays nights address to the nation More troops to Iraq Bush takes responsibility for any mistakes made By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON President Bush acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that he erred by not ordering a military buildup in Iraq last year and said he was increasing US troops by 21500 to quell the Where mistakes have been made the responsibility rests with me said The buildup puts Bush on a collision course with the new Democratic Congress and push es the American troop presence in Iraq toward its highest level It also runs counter to wide spread antiwar passions among Americans and the advice of some top generals In a primetime address to the nation Bush pushed back against the Democrats calls to end the unpopular war He said that to step back now would force a collapse of the Iraqi government tear that country apart and result in mass killings on an unimaginable scale If we increase our support at this crucial moment and help the Iraqis break the current cycle of violence we can hasten the day our troops begin coming home Bush said But he braced Americans to expect more US casualties for now and did not specify how long the additional troops would stay In addition to extra US forces the plan envisions committing 10000 to 12000 more troops to secure neighbor hoods and taking the lead in military SEE IRAQ PAGE A2 The called for an increase of American involvement in Iraq saying the Iraqis will take a larger role in both securing and reconstructing their country Bush indicated the Iraqi government Appoint a military and two deputies 18 Iraqi military brigades to work from local police stations Establish a police in nine districts Allot billion towards reconstruction and infrastructure Share with Iraqi citizens Hold elections this year reform laws f The president alto calls for the US to Increase force levels by 21500 troops 1000012000 troops to Baghdad to work with Iraqi forces it 4000 Mannes to Anbar Province Include coalition brigade with every Iraqi army force Double the IhS civilian worker force to coordinate reconstruction efforts add to US diplomatic corps in region rhetoric hard to square with facts By CALVIN WOODWARD Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON President Bush promised a diplomatic offensive to win support Middle Eastern countries that if anything have become more hostile to US policy in Iraq execution In doses of rhetoric hard to square with facts in the region Bush portrayed the ordinary people of the Middle East as being behind US goals in Iraq in his speech to the nation Wednesday night FACT CHECK And he declared the need to address Irans and Syrias support for with out acknowledging his refusal to engage either country diplomatically as many US allies and the Iraq Study Group proposed The war that toppled Saddam regime has rekindled the centuriesold divide between and Shiite Muslims through Middle East cions that have grown stronger since Dec 30 execution Bush who often invoked the Iraqi leader and his evil mind in the past ignored rum in the speech In Saudi Arabia the reli establishment root ed in the hardline Wahhabi stream of Islam has stepped up its rhetoric Last month about 30 cler ics called on around the Middle East to support in Iraq against Shiites and praised the insurgency SEE FACTS PAGE A2 SPECIAL TO THE HERALD Dr testifies before a Congressional Committee in Washington head announces retirement Chippewa Valley Technical College will start looking for a new president after announcement By MARK GUNDERMAN The Chippewa Valley Technical College President Ihlenfeldt announced Wednesday that he will be retiring at the end of 2007 Director of Communications Jim said Ihlenfeldt made the announcement to faculty and staff as they returned to begin the semester after the holiday v said the board would immediately begin the search for a replacement He added that Ihlenfeldt will stay on until a new president is hired if the process takes longer than the end of the year Ihlenfeldt 62 became president of in 1994 He previously served in an administrative position at the technical college which has its main campus on Clairemont Avenue hi Eau Claire and a branch campus in Chippewa Falls Before that he worked both in administration and faculty at Fox Valley Technical insti tute in Oshkosh At Eau Claire Ihlenfeldt took over a somewhat trou bled school formerly known as the District One Technical institute Recalling those times during an interview last month Ihlenfeldt said the school had no reserve funds had been borrowing to cover operating expenses and was at a low point in enrollment In addi tion the school was facing a critical need to modernize to meet a manufacturing environment revolutionized by the computer age Ihlenfeldt departs from a school that has grown in enrollment from 2786 fulltime equivalent students to 4850 It has the lowest property tax levy of any cal college district in the state and now has an operat ing reserve But greatest legacy may be the expansion of key programs to meet the Chippewa Valleys growing needs SEE PAGE A2 SGI expands with Windows offering By ROD STETZER The Chippewa Herald turnaround is taking another step forward today with the decision to offer a Microsoft Computer Cluster Server 2003 beginning in March Chippewa manufac turer says working with Microsoft will expand the market for SGI products The new Windows server will be available starting at under Offering the Windows product should appeal to a new group of SGI customers said Victor Varney vice president of corporate marketing and product management Thats something that customers have been asking for Varney said of a Microsoft product SGI will continue to offer products with Linux an open source software he said But teaming with Microsoft on the Windows server will allow SGI customers to print out items from their PCs using the Windows system Customers using Microsofts Exel spreadsheets will now be able to print them much faster using SGI equipment Varney said He said the company is looking to possibly engage with Microsoft on other products In the past year SGI has emerged from bankruptcy and resumed listing its stock on a national stock exchange NAS DAQ Reach at Two teens charged with keeping drug house for kids House was allegedly used by high school and middle school students to smoke marijuana By MARK GUNDERMAN The Chippewa Herald Two Chippewa Falls teenagers are fac ing charges for allegedly keeping a drug house in which Chippewa Falls Senior High School and Middle School students would regularly drop by to smoke marijuana Willard A Olver 19 and Megan K Heidtke 18 formerly of 326 W Spring St are charged with maintaining a drug traf ficking place plus misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia con tributing to the delinquency of a child and obstruction According to the criminal complaint Police confronted Olver and Heidtke dur ing an interview related to a housing assis tance program Drug unit agents said they had received word that the two were pro viding juveniles at Chippewa Falls High School with marijuana Olver and Heidtke denied the accusation and allowed agents to search the apart ment The search revealed drug paraphernalia and marijuana residue The apartment was also decorated with posters depicting mari juana Eventually Olver and Heidtke admitted students would stop by and smoke mari juana but said that the students would bring their own Olver and Heidtke denied supplying marijuana to the juveniles and they have not been charged with doing so Juveniles interviewed admitted to smok ing marijuana at the residence The com plaint states one middle schoolaged girl stole marijuana from her mother and smoked it at the residence Olver made an initial appearance in Chippewa County Court Wednesday at the same time he was scheduled to appear on unrelated burglary and auto theft charges Heidtke is scheduled to appear in court on Jan 23 address is listed in court records as the Chippewa County Jail Contact Mark Gunderman at
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