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Star Beacon (Newspaper) - January 7, 2007, Ashtabula, Ohio THE FAT THE KREW HAS SOME FUN WITH PATRONS OF THE CROWS NEST PAGE B6 Aim high I in 2007 1 El BEACON SUNDAY JANUARY 7 2007 PUBLISHED DAILY IN ASHTABULA Avalanche described as 100 feet wide Three snow storms in three weeks contributed to the size of Saturday mornings avalanche near Berthoud Pass that buried at least two cars J I Highway officials say avalanche buries cars on Colorado highway PAGEA3 Iraq launches battle to stop violence in Baghdad PAGEA8 BOYLE Jeanne J CROFOOT Andrew B GREENUP Marian KINNEY Henrietta M LARM1 Roberta MEYER Dolores PALMER Ross A SCHREIBER Betty J VAUGHAN Victoria WAID David WHITTEN Susann A PAGEA6 INDEX Chewing the Fat86 ClassifiedsD1 CurrentsB1B6 Easy StreetE1E8 HoroscopesE8 NeighborhoodsF1 OpinionA4 SportsC1 WEATHER Mostly Cloudy Details Page A2 High 44 Low 37 Sunrise am Sunset pm SUPPORT OUR TROOPS St John Paul BingoMTC Ctr Sun Inst Jackpot To have the Star Beacon delivered to your house call 9943242 m m normal to rain By STACY MILLBERG i Staff Writer smiliberg com nusually warm win ter temperatures have prevented Lake freezing for the year in a row arid it very unlikely liithe Istke will see any sort fcxf an ice covering this water temperature in the low to Lake Eries water above normal for this with Lake Michigan Lake Huron i J and Lake SuperiorJs levels all well below average US Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo NY Divisions chief of water management said Like Lake Erie Lake Ontarios water level is also above average Ml SAN began said George going to freeze mm Cotroneo US Army Corps On average Lake Erie of Engineers Buffalo NY begins to freeze over Divisions chief of water ferent areas management between the last week December and thfe begin test its ever I cant say rio ice is going ning of January By the its end of dahuiary iMs DANIEL KRAUS Star Beacon TEMPERATURES NEED to be between 16 to 18 degrees for six to eight hours for these Vidal Blanc grapes to freeze to produce ice wine PHOTO COURTESY OF FERRANTE WINERY AND RISTORANTE Wineries continue to hope for 3 days of 15 degree temperatures Warm weather presents challenge for local ice wine producers By STACY MILLBERG Staff Writer HARPERSFIELD TOWN SHIP Ashtabula County winemakers are hoping for a drastic drop in temperatures so they can harvest grapes used to produce the sugary sweet taste of ice wine Several of the areas wineries are still waiting to harvest the grapes while others already har vested to produce a late harvest wine rather than Lodge to host Fire and Ice Weekend PAGEA2 ice wine Mary Jo Ferrante of Ferrante Winery and Ristorante said the win erys Cabernet Franc grapes were picked See WINERIES Page A2 Democrats plan to show their new muscle in oversight hearings 11 hearings on Iraq are planned for next few weeks By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press WASHINGTON In this new era of divided government the congres sional hearing room is where the executive and legislative branches will clash Over the next few weeks Senate Democrats plan to hold at least 11 hearings just on Iraq In the House one of the Democrats most dogged investiga tors is waiting to spring Bushs dusty veto pen may soon get a workout PAGE A3 Bush fleshes out details of his new strategy in Iraq PAGEA7 his committee on a dif ferent mission sus pected government fraud From the war to envi ronmental policy and secret surveillance the Democrats who now con trol both the House and Senate are armed with subpoena power and ready to summon panels See MUSCLE Page A7
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