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Arlington Heights Daily Herald (Newspaper) - December 18, 1999, Arlington Heights, Illinois Badly Herald time out today sports Disney plans Schaumburg 2nd version of or Buffalo Grove a toy Story 2�?T i win in Mil c6 i s. I paddock publications a 128th year no. 65 saturday december 18,1999 8 sections 50 cents not All fun free phone Calls about 2,000 military personnel including Julie Harris of Clemson s.c., phoned Home for free Friday As they passed through of Hare Courtesy of at amp to. Daily Herald photo Paul Beaty Lori Grierson of Barrington was among those shovelling during the first significant Snow of the season Friday. The Snow also made life hectic on the roads and rails and at of Hare Airport. Daily Herald photo Joe Lewnard saturday stalk around Tow what people Are talking about in Northwest suburbs world amp nation disabilities Law president Clinton used the Franklin d. Roosevelt memorial in Washington As the backdrop when he signed legislation Friday to allow americans with disabilities to go to work without fear of losing Federal health insurance a Page la. Chicago fair Price for land Palatine township elementary school dist. 15 did not balk at the $3.2 million Cost for the last available piece of undeveloped land in Inverness a Page 4. New Homes easy transition designer builder Orren Pickell has taken a different approach with his new transition House aimed at empty testers. Its a Home that might even be called a a Cozyn a Section 7. Business map As Art a cartographer combined geographical data with the latest computer programming and created a map that seems to jump off the Page. Designs by Raven maps and images Are now being Hung As works of Art a Section 3. Weather Winter is Here today mostly sunny but still cold with a High around 30. Light winds becoming Southeast 5 to to Mph. Tonight should be Clear with the Low in the upper teens or lower 20s a Back Page. Index bridge/4-7 lottery/1-3 comics . 5 movies/5-6 crossword/4-7 obituaries/3-10 edltorlala/1-10 stocks/3 3 horoscope/4-7 television/5-5 14 Days until us a mid of to 1900a / 7 crossing i i centuries com Hanes trains automobiles victims of a Little Snow by Chris Fusco daily Herald staff writer a late arrival by old Man Winter did not discriminate in wreaking havoc on the Chicago areas transportation network Friday. Planes trains and automobiles All experienced delays As up to 2 inches of Snow blanketed the Region before noon. Despite Illinois department of transportation Crews beginning to Salt roads around Midnight travel times during the morning Rush on some expressways More than doubled. Motorists in the Barrington area joined 11,000 metro commuters in enduring painful commutes. Metro riders were delayed up to two hours after a Chicago bound train on the Union Pacific Northwest line struck a 1995 Bow in Barrington at 6 01 . The Driver a 37-year-old Elgin woman told police the Snow packed tracks made her misjudge her position and she became stuck on the tracks. She wisely abandoned her car before the crash. A possible weather related skid of an american airlines Jet at of Hare International Airport plus routine delays caused by the Snow had some airline travellers stalled Between two and four hours. United airlines joined american in a preemptively cancelling a some flights As to avoid Back later in the Day. Just about the Only Good that came out of the Day was that it gave transportation officials the Opportunity to Send a safety message. Earlier this year organizations including the aaa Chicago motor club Illinois state police and Dot joined forces to launch a web site , that offers driving tips travel and weather updates and other information about getting around in the Winter. Until this week people did no to have much of a reason to use it. The first Snow at of Hare came . 5, its latest Date in history. The previous record see Snowdon Page 4 suspect sought Chicago police released a sketch of the suspect in the death of a 51-year-old Elgin township Man pushed Down a flight of stairs at Union station after an altercation with a Bike messenger a Page 8. Suburbs associated press Seattle a a Man arrested after crossing into the United states from Canada this week with what authorities say is More than too pounds of powerful explosives and timing devices was charged Friday with bringing nitroglycerine into the country. Ahmed res Sam of Algeria also was charged with having false identification and making false statements to . Customs service officials when he arrived in the country tuesday. An arraignment and detention hearing was set for wednesday. Magistrate David e. Wilson authorized the destruction of two 22-ounce jars of nitroglycerine now in a bomb disposal truck near port Angeles where res Sam entered the country on a ferry from Victoria British Columbia. Nitroglycerine is a flammable explosive Oil. Federal officials have taken samples and the Amber liquid is highly volatile and dangerous Fri agent Lesley Jackson told the court. Quot we would like the Opportunity to test it for ourselves a said defense lawyer Mik Filipovic arguing for a one week delay. But Wilson approved its disposal citing Public safety and the safety of Federal agents who have been icing the material. Res Sam tried to outrun the agents tuesday after they found garbage bags full of White powder and jars of liquid in his rented car customs service agents said. They caught up with him near a Fern Landing at port Angeles about 60 Miles from Seattle after he crossed Over from British Columbia. Customs officials at the ferry crossing became suspicious when his itinerary showed he had come from Vancouver and was heading to Seattle a a 140-mile drive that does not require a trip to Vancouver Island a ferry ride or a Stop in port Angeles said Fri spokesman Pat Jones in Washington . The timing of his arrival a shortly be4 a new years eve and celebrations a a is ver cresting a said Jesse Chester a spokesman for the Federal Bureau of alcohol tobacco and firearms. A it raises a lot of questions in a lot of our minds As far As Federal officials suspect he May be part of a larger organization and others May have already entered the country the Seattle times reported. A this could be a big time Story a Rodney Tureaud agent in charge of the customs service in Seattle told the paper. The Man was carrying two Canadian Drivers licenses each in a different name and a Canadian passport. One of the addresses was in Montreal. Glitches foil town Square debut but Hopes High for opening today by Jon Davis daily Herald staff writer for the Arlington town Square there a some Good news and there a some bad news. The Good news is Evergreen Avenue from Campbell to Sigwalt streets is Back. Reduced to one Way southbound Only traffic in september 1998 because of project construction the Roadway reopened for two Way traffic Friday night. The bad news however was the scheduled Friday night openings of the Arlington Heaters the 325-space Public underground garage and a handful of shops had to be put off. Life safety systems at the Aldington town Square a fire alarms sprinklers electrical generators and elevators a were yet to be certified by Friday afternoon said Arlington Heights building director Roger Fox. Jeff Renkert spokesman for Arlington town Square Developer Joseph freed and associates said part of the fire control system needed to be tested before the Village could Issue occupancy permits. A this is something that a solvable and solvable within the next 24 hours a Renkert said Friday. Fox was More cautious. More tests of those systems were scheduled for Friday night and this morning a and then we have to play it by ear a he said. John Scaletta operations manager for of amp of management operator of the six screen Cinema at 53 s. Evergreen ave., said the Only problem was Power. But for malfunctioning electrical transformers in the underground garage the theater would have opened on schedule he said. Even so the Heaters should be ready today for four Days of free films Scaletta said Friday night. Today a first scheduled movie is the 12 20 . Show of a an Ideal husband a followed by the 12 30 . Show of a Iron movie goers should Call the the Ater at 847 483-0123 for up to Date information regarding the opening Scaletta said. A we will give updates As soon As we know what a happening a he added. Also scheduled to open this weekend at the town Square Are ass univ vision the Gap Gap kids and Panda express. Anti crime legislation still up in the air metro workers watch closely As a train Heads East across Hart Road in Barrington the site of an earlier Accident when a different train collided with an Elgin woman a abandoned car. Daily Herald photo Christopher Hankins daily Herald state government writer _ houses passes but Senate rejects proposal Springfield a the Illinois House approved a Bill Friday that would give a break to otherwise Law abiding citizens who illegally carry weapons but the gop con trolled Senate rejected it As not going far enough. The Senate Defeated Republican gov. George Ryan a anti crime package with a 29-19 vote. The measure needed 36 favourable votes to Advance to the governors desk. Seven senators voted a pre a i done to think we can go Home until its resolved and that a where i stand on this thing at least right now a Ryan said. Senate president James a a Patel Philip said the House proposal is unacceptable he has proposed making a first gun Possession offence a Misdemeanour instead of a felony. Philip of Wood Dale said he favors re enacting the �?o99.9 per cent of the crime package everyone agrees on and saving debate on the Issue of illegal Possession of weapons for when lawmakers begin next years session Jan. 12. A a there a room for Compromise. We sent a Compromise Down to the governor about four hours ago. We have not gotten a reaction a Philip said Friday. Ryan late Friday walked at Philips request to set aside the controversial gun control portion of the package and vote on the rest of it. The governor said the idea was unacceptable to him and the three other legislative leaders so he a called a meeting of All the leaders in his office for today. Ryan has vowed to keep lawmakers in session on Christmas Day if necessary until they reinstate a sweeping crime Bill struck Down two weeks ago on technical grounds by the Illinois supreme court. A i support the governors Posi Tion and i think the Senate president ought to support the governors position a democratic speaker Michael Madigan of Chicago said. A if the two wish to continue meeting and discussing this that Sall right with the impasse sent the general Assembly into a sixth Day today at a daily expense to taxpayers of $15,753 a or $94,500 so far. The House approved Bill would apply to a first offender with no criminal record who has a valid see reject on Page 4man accused of carrying explosives into us

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