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Arlington Heights Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 19, 2007, Arlington Heights, Illinois Business tech $780 Prada phone makers say function and fashion meet big picture Fig Lake county focus daily Herald sports Daytona gone wild thrills spills last second win a monday february 19, 2007 paddock i big Nons i Gin Var a no. 128 a Edom Suttons 500mundelein�?Ts downtown vision changing by Russell Lissau oath hetal/1 staff to flirt launched with much fanfare in the late 1990s, Mundelein a downtown Street scape improvement plan was supposed to give the villages main business District a cohesive look and old fashioned Charm. The strategy called for Brick sidewalks ornamental streetlights and other aesthetic upgrades. Village leaders talked of spending $1 million a year for 15 Vears on the work. Mayor says Street scape project not dead it just needs another funding source nearly eight years after the work began however the vision is unfulfilled. Only three Early phases were completed and those efforts were beset by problems and delays. Last month trustees scrapped a proposal to resuscitate the project. But officials Haven to Given up on the downtown. For the past three years they be been focused on mostly residential development plans that could bring hundreds of new shoppers to the area. One Large condominium and townhouse development is under construction and a smaller development should break ground later this year. Its an approach that a been implemented successfully in Arlington Heights Des Plaines and other suburbs trying to revitalize their downtown. A in the 1990s, officials were thinking Brick papers and fancy lights would be More attractive to patrons and businesses. I think we re More sophisticated now a said Mundelein trustee Terri Voss who also owns a downtown shop. A a there a no Point in investing in millions of dollars in papers and lights if we done to have the people downtown to appreciate when Mundelein leaders unveiled the Street scape improvement plan nearly a decade ago they talked of developing a traditional downtown District. They envisioned similarly styled buildings plenty of independently owned boutique stores and a thriving pedestrian customer base. But there were problems from the Start. The first phase took much longer than predicted and was Over budget and later phases had problems too. Blaming the weak Economy the Board mothballed the project in 2002 after spending More than $2 million on it. Officials considered restarting the Street scape program this year but changed their minds after learning a Federal Grant they requested would not be As Large As anticipated. Despite the Lull mayor Kenneth h. Kessler wont Call the set downtown on Page 6 Obama a state record no mystery his Liberal Bent at Springfield Likely to gain grinning alumni us by John Patterson i Hight Herald state Knox moment i utter Springfield a when democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama talks about Healing the nations deep political Divide his words conjure up the image of a mainstream moderate but his voting record often leis a Dif-1 Ferent Story. During his eight year stint i in the Illinois a Senate Obama a carried the rep up a hic Chi Liberal demo Barack Obama rata standing gleaned from his votes on abortion guns and other key or controversial issues. He repeatedly opposed abortion restrictions and supported gun control plans. On taxes he supported then gov. George Ryan a push for higher alcohol taxes and vehicle fees and did the same for gov. Rod Blagoje Vichy Scall for higher business taxes and fees. At the same time Obama championed tax policies benefiting the poor. All in All it s a record largely expected from a Democrat representing an Urban Chicago District. But now that Obama is officially running for president the question becomes whether he can avoid being dubbed disingenuous for talking about mending political fences while carrying what in Many ways is a decidedly partisan voting record. Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs argues people easily get Hung up on a few specific votes and miss Obama a work on bigger issues a such As overhauling Illinois much maligned death penalty system a that demonstrate his goals for the country. A look there Are votes that can be looked at from one View Point or another. You could put two or three together and create a line. But i think his record is one of bringing people together see recon on Page 4 if cute innocent Little miss Lohan. Can become Lindsay the party girl. W u i Dinn i Assoc a in priss a the Parent trap a 1998 the mtg movie awards 2004 can our daughters turn out like them Paris Britney Lindsay amp Nicole they seem to be everywhere. Teens adore them and teens envy them. But a recent Newsweek poll found Paris Hilton that 77 per cent of americans believe that Britney Paris and Lind say have too much influence on Young girls its enough to make any Parent cringe. But Are there really harmful Long term effects of overexposure to Paris Hilton is America raising a generation of a pros to tots a Young girls who dress like tarts and live for Dolce amp Gabbana purses Many factors affect kids sexual behaviour and it May be that kids who Are already considering sex Are More Likely to seek out sexy shows and music. But researchers say one of the strongest predictors of Early Intercourse Jsu Britney Spears impression a real or imagined a that everybody else is doing it. See Story on Page to. A Lindsay Lohan then a promising Young actress in Disney a remakes of a the Parent trap Quot and a Freaky Friday Quot now in and out of rehab and being called unprofessional by people in the movie business the Brit pack then and now a Paris Hilton then the Happy faced daughter of a hotel magnate who lived a the simple life Quot with her Best Friend now an infamous party girl whose most private moments Are put on display on the web a Britney Spears then a Sweet girl singing a baby one More time Quot White dancing in a High school gym now a twice married Las vegas regular and Mother who is making Waves again for shaving her head strikes against Security Baghdad car bombs claim More than 60 amok Laud hew Baghdad Iraq a militants struck Back sunday in their first major blow against a Security Clampdown in Baghdad with car bombings that killed at least 63 people left scores injured and sent a grim message to officials boasting that extremist factions were on the run. The attacks in mostly shiite areas a twin explosions in an open air Market that claimed 62 lives and a third blast that killed one a were a sobering reminder of the challenges confronting any Effort to rattle the Well armed and Well hidden insurgents. Instead it was the iraqi commanders of the Security sweep feeling the sting. Lust a few hours before the blasts it. Gen. Abboud Sanbar led reporters on a tour of the neighbourhood near the marketplace that was attacked and promised to a Chase the terrorists out of on saturday the iraqi spokesman for the plan Brig. Gen. Qassim Moussavi said violence had plummeted by 80 percent in the capital. The blows dealt sunday came from the militants favored weapon of the moment parked cars rigged with explosives. The first blast Tore through a produce Market in the mostly shiite area of new Baghdad toppling the wooden stalls and leaving pools of blood and vegetables trampled in the chaos. Minutes later another car bomb exploded near a Row of stores. More than 129 people were injured including Many women who were shopping said police and Rescue officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they Are not authorized to speak to the Media. Another car bomb in the shiite enclave of Sadr City left at least one dead and to wounded police said. It was by far the deadliest Day since the Security sweeps began. On thursday a string of car bombs killed seven civilians on the first full Day of the House to House searches for weapons and suspected militants. Senator pitches tougher penalties for parents who give kids alcohol who face Misdemeanour charges stemming from a fatal crash involving two teens who left their Home after drinking last fall. Garrett s proposal would up by Amber Ellis i sub Herald Skiff Unur Springfield a spurred by stories of teens dying in Drunken driving crashes state lawmakers Are preparing to crack Down on adults who pro vide not Only the alcohol but also the place to drink it. A it s not acceptable for parents to allow teenagers to break the Law in their own Homes Quot said state sen. Susan Garrett a Lake Forest Democrat and Mother of two. A parents might think that As Long As teenagers Are at Home they re in a Safe environment. But there a nothing to keep those teens from leaving there a nothing to keep them off the today in Waukegan Garrett and representatives of suburban police agencies will propose substantially toughening penalties for such parents raising the possibility they could go to prison and forever have felony records. Spurring her proposal is the Case of two Lake county parents see alcohol on Page 4 weather finally High of 37. See the bark of bust Ness. Health amp fitness but wait there a More new vaccine bungs More Good news for women than just its ability to prevent cervical Canter. Section 3. Index Horoscope 36 lottery 1-14 cars Sec 7 movies 3-7 comes Sec 5 obit Anes 4-3 computers Sec 4 brakes Sec 5 or. Goo 3-3 serve Edn 6-7 help wanted Sec 6 Tenn own 36 "1845 8b00123 local focus in line for a championship students from around die suburbs compete for a spot in die Illinois Drill team associations state Coni petition. Page 3. Sports this Isnit your fathers All Star game Wayne Newton did his Best but Kobe Bryant was the Star of this vegas extravaganza. Section 2

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