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   Madison Capital Times (Newspaper) - August 9, 2005, Madison, Wisconsin                                YOUR LOCAL PROGRESSIVE NEWSPAPER Tonight The Capital Times HOME FINAL Aiicr Q Mi High Wednesday 83 HOME FINAL Wl Rural women Folklore Village event to look at their role on the farm LIFESTYLE 50 cents Gas prices on the rise BUSINESS 8D Shuttle home safe Spartans show upward mobility SPORTS 1D How to fix health care system FORUM 9A Middleton board proposes millions more for schools METRO 1C INSIDE 50 2A Editorial ANSWER BOOK 2005 Your regional guidebook Todays quote Most of the serious energy such as high gasoline costs or the rising dependence on foreign have developed over Its going to take years of focused effort to alleviate those President Bush as he signed the energy See story on No problems as mission en4s By Alicia Chang jfe TERRY PRESS Kennedy Space Center workers in Florida clap today as the space shuttle with its crew of seven touches down at Edwards Air Force Base in Associated Press EDWARDS AIR FORCE Discovery and itfcrew of seven glided safely back to Earth ending a rivetiMi at times 14day test of space shuttle safety that owed by the ghosts of Discovery swooped through the predawn darkness and landed at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert at concluding the first shuttle reentry since Columbia blew up dur ing the The landing was moved to California because of thunderstorms at the shuttles home base of Cape Congratulations on a truly spectacular test Mission Control said once Discovery came to a Welcome Were happy to be back and we congratulate the whole team for a job well Commander Eileen Collins The inherently dangerous ride down through the atmosphere more anxietyridden than normal because of what happened to Columbia 2Vz years ago appeared to go I was pretty anxious all flight director LeRoy Cain said at a postlanding news He said there were a couple of anomalies during reentry but labeled them White House spokesman Trent Duffy called it a proud day for Two hours after the astronauts walked around the shuttle to inspect for possible See Page 4A Vanishing dream Fewer can buy a home By Jennifer Kerr Associated Press WASHINGTON Housing prices are far out stripping salary increases for lowand moderate income putting the American dream of own ing a home beyond the reach of fire fighters and other community workers in many said a study being released The by a coalition advocating afforda ble found that even cities once consid ered such as are rapidly becoming too pricey for lowerincome workers such as janitors and retail sales The study found the median price of a home in the United States rose 20 percent in just 18 months twice the rate of Dane County to During the same wages for firefighters and nurses in most cities re mained flat or increased but still fell far short of the annual salary needed to buy a the report from the Center for Housing Policy For the median household income for a nurse rose 10 percent between 2003 and to about For a wages were remaining at about a Those salaries dont come close to the annual income needed to qualify to pur chase a The number is based on a down payment of 10 Its not just the level of housing prices versus but the fact especially in some the housing prices are growing so much said Barbara the research director for the Its creating this dynamic where people who work these jobs must feel like theyll never catch The dream of home ownership may be unat she FILE PHOTO With home prices rising and household Incomes stay Ing homeownershlp Is becoming The median price is while the Dane County median Is Homes In Sun Prairies Uplands shown were selling last fall for See Page 4A Feingold to visit New Hampshire State has first primary WASHINGTON AP Russ a po tential presidential candidate in will visit New Hampshire next the state with the first pri mary in the Feingold campaign spokesman George Aldrich said Monday that the Wisconsin Democrat has ac cepted an invitation to appear at a fundraiser and news conference with Manchesters Democratic Bob who is up for Fein gold also will speak at the first annual Eleanor Roosevelt hosted by the Rockingham County But Aldrich said the visit had nothing to do with a possible presidential This is a way for him to help Democrats across the county get Feingold has stopped short of saying he intends to run for but he told the Milwaukee Jour nal Sentinel in February that he would do so if he gets enough encouragement and believes he could win the Since he has set up a polit ical action committee the Progressive Patriots Fund that he can use to support other but which can also pay for politically related such as a trip to Alabama in March billed as an effort to reach out to red state Feingold has events scheduled for and 1 in New Other events may be Aldrich It is Feingolds first visit to the state since spring Realtime war meets electronic jihad By Susan Glasser and Steve Coll The Washington Post The jihadist bulletin boards were promised the spokesman for alQaida in the Land pf the Two a new video would be posted with the latest in mayhem from Iraqs besMcnown insurgent On June the new release hit the All Religion Will Be for Allah is 46 minutes of liveaction war in a slickly produced video with professionalquality graphics and the feel of a bloodandguts annual In one chilling the video cuts to a brigade of smiling young They are the only fighters shown un and the video explains why They are a corps of suicide As notable as the video was the way Abu Musalj Zarqawis information wing distributed it to the world a specially designed Web with dozens of links to the so users could choose which version to There were largefile editions that consumed 150 megabytes for viewers with highspeed Internet and a scaled down fourmegabyte version for those limited to dialup Viewers could choose Windows Media or They could even download All Religion Will Be for Allah to play on a cell Never before has a guerrilla organization so successfully intertwined its realtime war on the ground with its electronic making Zarqa wis group practitioners of what experts say will be the future of insurgent where no act goes unrecorded and atrocities seem to be com mitted in order to be filmed and distributed nearly instantaneously Zarqawi has deployed a whole inventory of In ternet operations beyond the shock He im mortalizes his suicide bombers with video clips of the destruction they wreak and Web biographies that attest to their religious He taunts the military with an online A jlhadlst message board allows users to download a Zar See Page 7A qawl group video In multiple   

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