Syracuse Herald Journal (Newspaper) - September 5, 2001, Syracuse, New York WEDNESDAY SYRACUSE VOL. NO. 2001 The Herald Company FINAL EDITION Race mayor Driscoll outspending primary Page A7 Animal houses SPCA rescues 45 7 woman Page A7 Governor's reimbursement record stirs Page sites Web sizzles with news of Page B1 Pots primer What you need to start Back to school Buses were rolling again Tuesday for the Onondaga Nation School and the region's only charter Classes resume for the rest of the area today and Thursday page AT WE'LL MAKE UP FOR SCHOOL TAX HIKES Assembly speaker says relief will come next year for property tax bills caused by the state budget dispute story Al photographer STANDING on the Onondaga symbol of Mother Earth a green turtle in the Onondaga Nation School's cultural principal Carol Erb addresses pupils during opening day ceremonies Tech divide narrows for area Schools Page B1 School lunch tips and recipes Page D1 SERENA WILLIAMS celebrates her U.S. Open quarterfinal victory over Lindsay Davenport Tuesday FIRED UP After beating Lindsay Davenport in Tuesday's quarterfinal 1999 champion Serena Williams faces Martina Hingis Friday Page C1 Summing up the H Troy Nunes to lead SU Saturday Page C1 The Associated Press TOMORROW'S Clear and Sunny and low 58. Very warm and more high low Warm and humid with a possible high low 60. Sunny to partly high low 56. Breaking 4687 Phil Nikolay Shark 8207 Storm Janet Sports AP Sports Weather 3232 Financial Dow Lottery NY Science Horoscopes Birthday Today 1112 index 9998 1032 1900 Program points area teens to college education Most students come from Syracuse's poor By Maureen Sich Staff Writer Nicole Perez never dreamed about going 10 Her father's drug addiction disrupted her home life as she was growing up in New She attended four high schools in four years and dropped out after finishing college became a reality when began unpacking plastic bags filled with clothes in a townhouse ment she shares with three other students at Herkimer Community can't believe it's here Perez said as she searched for an outlet to hook up her was skeptical about ing I want to prove that anybody can do no matter what their Perez was among 13 mostly from Syracuse's poor who traveled in a caravan of three vans and eral cars to Herkimer Community The caravan was organized by On Point for a program that helps urban youths overcome academic and social hurdles to get a college Since its inception in On for College has placed 149 students at more than 30 primarily in Upstate New founder Virginia Donohue Of those or 84 are still in she For many of the college was never an option because of school lack of and the and economic conditions in which they Donohue of these children arc generation college They don't have a parent showing them the she families are supportive of these they just lack the Page A2 Silver raises possibility of rebate on school taxes But the Senate majority leader says that could be The Associated Press ALBANY The state will make it up to New Yorkers who have seen property taxes go up this fall due to the continuing budget dispute between the state Legislature and Gov. George the state bly's speaker said A survey of school districts across New York released day by the state School Boards Association showed 43 percent had to send out property tax bills that are higher than dents agreed to in the May 15 school budget balloting around Districts blamed the hikes on the pated increase in state school aid contained in the so-called baseline budget approved by the Legislature in early Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said it was clear the million increase in education aid for fiscal 2001-02 advocated by Pataki is not But that number was adopted in the budget because the Legislature could not legally add to the Pataki proposal and validly adopt the spending Since early the lature and governor have been bickering over additions to the baseline including greater spending on Silver said additional school aid The Associated Press ASSEMBLY SPEAKER Sheldon talks to reporters Tuesday after he and Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno met with Gov. George will ultimately benefit ers seeing property tax bills this hopeful that they'll be able to get new and whatever more they pay this they'll pay that much less next the Manhattan Page A6 Tribal judge rules Oneida homes can be inspected Some homeowners say inspections are political and lead to By Glenn Coin Staff Writer A tribal court judge has ruled that a couple living on Oneida Indian Nation territory must allow a nation inspector into Judge Stewart Hancock ruled that the inspections don't late the rights of Oneidas living on nation and are an important part of the nation's effort to improve nation surely has sufficient interest in these dwellings to justify a legitimate concern for their proper maintenance and cock But families living on the say the inspections are just a pretext for They say nation leader Ray Halbritter is punishing them for speaking out against his just trying to bulldoze us out of said Danielle who lives on the 32 acres of ancestral Oneida one of the homes that have been inspected have been knocked Nation officials declined to discuss the decision speaks for said Mark speaking for the what the court is set up to to resolve disputes on Native American The nation's Men's Council established the court in 1997. The court has jurisdiction over disputes among and over some misdemeanor Opponents of Page A6 Court TV sues to allow cameras in NY courts The Associated Press NEW YORK The Court TV network filed a lawsuit today against New York ing the state's ban on the use of cameras in trial courtrooms is The filed in state preme Court in seeks a declaratory judgment that would strike down the existing law thai prevents the media from using cameras in most New York Attorney David whose high-profile clients have in- cluded Microsoft and former Vice President AI will represent Court The suit is the first to be filed by a media company against a state seeking solely to end that state's ban on courtroom Court TV spokeswoman Betsy Vorce All 50 states allow cameras to record appeals court but 10 states ban them at the trial The 40 other states generally allow cameras at the trial level but usually at the discretion of the presiding Court TV noted that several New York state trial judges have allowed cameras in their courtrooms after ruling that the ban is For ex- Judge Joseph of Albany last year lowi coverage of the trial of four Now York City lice officers acquitted in the death of Amadou The lawsuit names Gov. 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