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   Syracuse Herald Journal (Newspaper) - August 9, 1998, Syracuse, New York                               AUGUST menran VOL. NO. 36.147 THE POST-STANDARD FINAL EDITION In bombs' anger The search is on for and for attackers. Herald American news services Developments in the U.S. embas- sy bombings Friday m and Bar es Tanza- The death toll climbed to at least including 11 Americans. In people are in- jured and 154 people are mus- ing Medical facilities were over- whelmed Some victims were taken to hospitals 30 miles away. American and Israeli rescue crews and sniffer dogs took over the hunt for survivors in Nairobi. The FBI sent 60 investigators to Nairobi and a separate team to Dar es Salaam. Their top priority is to determine the type of vehicles and explosives used. emoassy may have cap- tured the bombing if the camer- as survived the blast. News organizations received several claims of al- though none of them could be con- firmed. One target of suspicion was exiled Saudi dissident Osama bin U S. officials said Bin reportedly in has threatened a holy war against U.S. troops and Americans. He also is suspected of backing other ter- rorist acts including the 1996 at- tack in Saudi Arabia. Full Pages A7 Embassy survivors tell their tales. 'liic AoaOuatCu i'rCSS The Associated Press 24 HOURS after the bombing in rescue workers find someone alive Saturday in the rubble of the building next door. Kenya The U.S. Embassy's weekly staff meeting was wrapping up in a top-floor of- fice of the heavily five- story concrete building. Bill Ban- was anxious for it to and he looked at his That's when they heard the first noise. A load thump. Barr remembers someone say- was an Then the big bomb went off. all hell broke said the embassy spokesman. crawled out down the stairs in darkness. There was a lot of dust. We couldn't see. Some people were injured on the way aliu ifmua. nit- avCiiC was much worse. The terrorist blast that tore open the embassy Fnday nearly si- multaneously with a bombing at the U.S. Embassy in neighboring Tanzania had toppled the adja- cent four-story Ufundi Co-op House and shattered all the win- dows in the 22-story Cooperative Bank House. Thousands of people with bloody wounds fled the blast m terror Plumes of black smoke billowed from the ruins and from gutted Page A6 GOOD MORNING .TODAY'S TODAY'S showers possible late. a few a thunderstorm high low 64. Clouds and some a few showers high low 60 Partly high low 62. Mostly high low 61 ...............................Weather toward a new truck or van in the Awesome Auto Giveaway contest See Page E-8. Scholars say Kenneth Starr's investigation has weakened the office of the president ................A8 Neighborhood in pain Five girls die while playing in a car trunk in Utah.................D4 Love Canal Fears of toxic waste wane as new families are moving in..................D1 Adirondack riding Owners of a ridmg camp for girls find refuge from the stress of New York City.........................................C1 Block parties Why do people have what goes on at and how you can plan your own............................AA1 SU football Preseason camp opens Monday for the with the Tennessee game four weeks away. ...........................................................C1 Poliquin An Onondaga Senior Babe Ruth all-star team is headed to Virginia for the 16-Year-Old Babe Ruth World Series...................................C1 Catch Phish The popular rock band is coming to Vernon Downs Wednesday. ................................................Stars 16 Editorials victims will receive some payback in the Bennett fraud case. ......................................................D2 Personal Connections Meet new friends.....................F1 'Glove City' stunned by series of brutal murders Auto.................H1 Obituaries Brides..... AA6 Opinion B4 ......D1 Case. Classified cny Editorials Local.............. ......B1 Real Estate... BB1 .....F1 Sports.................C1 AA1 Stocks ...E2 D2 Parade Magazine Stars magazine TV-Cable Guide I Mil 11 WCHEUE photographer GLOVERSVILLE High School teacher George Thompson stands before a group of students outside the school. His reaction to the of five in his hometown- was just Residents of quiet community Why Why I've lived here all my and I al- ways took pride m Gloversville. But when I talk to the Erst words out of their mouth is... I see if you want to commit all you have to do Is go to Mayor Abraham That really isn't true. WENT-AM Radio call-in Aug. 5. ByHartSeely Staff Writer GLOVERSVILLE It was never easy for the Glove Capital of the World. Settlers started with nothing and built an industry. And then one it was gone overseas. Joblessness pushing up sui- cide and divorce rates. In the last the city struggled back. Tax breaks lured new the economy the future looked Then the Cornell prof studies roots of youth AID first person was and a series of brutal murders stunned this zone of quiet in the to the northwest of Albany. Gloversville had gone six years without a killing. the area has five four blamed on teen-agers. And folks won- der. Why Why didn't start and it didn't start Mayor Abraham Seroussi said as police made an arrest in the fifth death. all started long when we allowed permissiveness to creep into our When Seroussi hit the airwaves last Satur- almost every caller raised a gnpe about today's youth. Not all just a certain few. They hang out late at they do Page A10 MCHEUEGABElSStaff photographer CHRISTOPHER a 1998 gradu- ate of Gloversville High says it's tough being young in Fulton County lately. SU hopes to remedy nursing mix-up By John O'Brien Staff Writer Twenty-two graduate nursing students at Syracuse University got a jolt last The new fami- ly nurse-cractitioner specialty they tnougnt they were pursuing had never been certified by New York state. They're learning now that they may have wasted a year's worth of courses and tuition. They might have to redo hundreds of hours of clinical work And they may have to delay moving into jobs they had lined up for January or May Grace dean of SU's college of told the stu- dents on the last day of class in May that the family nurse-practi- tioner specialty wasn't state-certi- despite the college's indica- tions a year earlier that it was. was misunderstanding m the communications between the college and the Chicka- donz said. The students were unaware that SU's graduate school had enrolled them in one of SU's two state-certi- fied programs for nurse-practition- ers for adult or pediatnc carer rV.VlAr-n ing officials thought they could offer the family nurse-practitioner but SU had never com- pleted the steps needed for state an SU spokesman said. Those who earn a family nurse- Page A12 Thermometer cracks 90 For the first time m temperatures hit the 90-degree mark Saturday in Syracuse. Minutes before 4 30 p Syracuse registered its new yearly passing the 89-degree mark reached two weeks ago Meteorologists at the National Weather Service in Bmghamton where it wasn't 90 degrees blamed the heat on a hovering warm air mass that is likely to remain for a few days The mass gives Syracuse at having another 90-degree day Meteorologist Dan Padavona said. Juliana Giffler Cubs laughs after hitting a 4Ka Of I mi to East Coast telephone unions make strike call About Syracuse-area workers join the walkout. Herald American staff and news service reports Tens of thou- iiiuiuci of Uu6pliGD6 wOikciS vv-ciit on strike early today in a walkout that could leave millions of callers from Maine to Virginia on hold. Negotiators representing workers failed to reach an agree- ment before a midnight and employees prepared to picket at Bell Atlantic offices up and down the East union offi- cials said. it Newsline 4t2-2114 enter category saving callers in iiie souiheasl- ern United States from possible service said Candice spokeswoman for the Communications Workers of America. Bell Atlantic customers could experience delays using directory assistance or making collect calls. Customer including in- repairs and also ers planned to join the strike. Jim district vice president for the local Communications Workers of said union members are prepared for a 24-hour-a-day picket at the compa- ny's two Onondaga County loca- on State Street in Syracuse and Thompson Road m DeWitt. The first groups started for the p.m. 111 ticipation of Saturday's midnight deadline. The hiring of nonunion workers for some jobs and forced overtime have been stumbling blocks for management and union workers. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers represents another Bell Atlantic work- ers in Upstate New York and New trrUft Cardinals. The Cards' Mark McGwire hit hte 46th homer. Cfc I settlement with its union employ-1 About Syracuse-area work-' also were prepared to strike. HOME CM L 470 NEWS   

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