Syracuse Herald Journal, September 20, 1998

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September 20, 1998

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Syracuse Herald Journal (Newspaper) - September 20, 1998, Syracuse, New York Hitman VOL. 118. NO. 36.153 SEPTEMBER THE POST-STANDARD 8 1996 The Herati Compny FINAL EDITION nun Weems takes ucivii 10 iiOi til u IDE 05 Poll finds opinions about recovery vsry oy region. El What the FBI learned may save lives. D1 GOOD MORNING TODAY'S TODAY'S a few showers. Warm and showers high low 52. Much a shower high low 44. clouds and high low 40. Partly sunny and high 63. low 46. ...............................Weather The Associated Press NICOLE JOHNSON.Miss Virgin- was crowned Miss America 1999 last night during the pag- eant in Atlantic N.J. Third storm victim A Clay woman hit in the head by a tree during the Labor Day storm cleanup died Saturday... B1 Catholic Charities birthday Catholic Charities which serves families of all faiths marks its 75th anniversary. B1 Scout leader tossed The Boy Scouts have thrown out leader Dave Rice because he wants the group to end its exclusionary policies toward gays.............................................D4 Lover now a hero Manuela Simon Bolivar's was once a disgrace in Latin she is now a hero..................................D9 Hie Sunday Driver Visit Watkins Glen State a watery legacy from the Ice Age...........................................AA1 Cook of tiie week In the Potucek two heads are better than one.....AA2 Renting I Pet owners face many challenges when it conies to dealing with anxious landlords. ...................................................BB2 Editorials Senators killed vital campaign- finance while the Starr report grabbed nation's attention. Personal Connections T Meet new friends.......................Fl Into ............H1 Brides.................AA6 Opinion..................D1 Business................E1 Case......................B1 Real Estate.........BB1 Classified...............F1 Sports....................C1 cny...............-.......AA1 Stocks...................E2 Parade Magazine Local......................B1 Stare magazine TV-CaWe Guide Illllllllllll II photographer DAN executive director of Oakwood Cemetery surveys damage from the Labor Day Storm. City ponders sprucing up plan The Labor Day storm downed trees in Syracuse. Tree experts say it's time for some tough choices. By Gloria Wright Staff Writor In the wake of the Labor Day storm which destroyed tens of thousands of local tree experts want to forever change the way we plant and think aboui trees. The Syracuse-Onondaga County Planning Agency is preparing a tree recovery plan that could establish guidelines for the types and locations of trees planted on public streets and parks. Planners could borrow from which drew up a master plan outlining what public trees can be planted where and set up a routine pruning and maintenance plan. Or they may steal some ideas from where volunteers plant public trees using a cheaper bare-root planting method. In Onondaga any plan should in- clude maintenance schedules for public trees and suggestions on how private home- owners should said horticulturist Terry Ettinger and other local tree experts. For No more tall trees under power lines. Norman A. a retired forestry professor at the State University College of Environmental Science and said sions open to anyone interested in trees. The storm brought not only destruction but opportunity. almost don't want to say that be- cause so many people suffered so much said Lyle a landscape ar- chitect with the city of Syracuse Depart- ment of Recreation and Youth Pro- grams. it's it's done with. Now we have opportunities to redesign or re- think what we do in the Time to plan Ettinger and others believe it is time for Syracuse to have a master plan both to recover from the extensive storm damage and to prevent it from happening again. The city of Syracuse alone lost an esti- mated Thornden Oak- wood Cemetery and upper Onondaga park three landscapes listed on the National Register of Historic Places were devas- tated and an 200-year-old Northern Red Oak in a North Syracuse grove fell and shattered. is no long-term strategy in Ettiiigcr sdiu. neea lake a iong hard look at what needs to be done___and de- velop a long-term management plan and strategy. provides us with an opportunity to create a more attractive in the long less expensive urban he said. But master plans can do more harm than Richards said. plans done by a few people with- out widespread input don't he said. hate to see us contract with some out- side firm to come in and draw up a plan. It was a disaster In the city of Syracuse spent million on a downtown revitalization that Page All Minoa shows heart in homecoming Former coaches bring colleague home THOMAS SHELDON i the raburial services for Chartw Freeman. The former IUIIMWfil fiiMIICIC OllU WWOMI Ml 1994 and was buried In Syra- I cuse. Sheldon ted the effort to bring Freeman home to Mtnoa. Community of athletes believed one of their own deserved more than a pauper's grave in Syracuse. By Mike Fish Staff Writer When Charles Freeman died four years ago at only one mourner showed for his funeral. He had no known survivors. He was buried in a pauper's grave in Syracuse. And his seven- sentence ooituary said nothing of his basketball heroics as player and coach for Minoa High School in the 1920s. But the people of Minoa didn't forget him. More than 20 former Minoa athletes and in- cluding people he had never united to give Freeman the resting place he deserved. They bought him a new casket M.-U Al.VU-1 1C-U -U-iAAA at St. Mary's Cemetery in Minoa. On more than 30 people gathered to mourn Freeman. deserved said Tom a former Minoa coach. this group of men and women 'Let's bring him Hazel Greiner Gallery 86 years was there Saturday. She played on the Minoa High School girls' varsity basketball team coached by Freeman in 1927-28. Bill who also played for was too. So was Larry a Minoa star who played for the Syracuse Nationals and the Philadelphia 76ers and coached the Milwaukee Bucks. Costello's played with and his vOnf-O'J Minoa Mayor John who never met said he was awed by the ceremony. is something that is extraor- he told those gathered around the grave. the type of thing that doesn't happen all over. But this is what happens in Freeman was born June and spent his childhood at the House of a Syracuse orphanage. He was placed with Charlie Sut- ton's family in Minoa. Before walk- ing to school each Freeman did chores around the Sutton dairy farm. And after he starred in sports. Everyone called him No one today remembers exactly how he got the nickname. The Suttons took in another or- Raymond Hiscock. He could throw a fastball. could catch Hiscock's said Russ a Minoa High School student a few years younger than Freeman. the and His- Clinton side sees possible backlash GOP takes a risk airing grand jury testimony. Herald-Journal news services WASHINGTON House officials braced for a new blast of damaging revelations from the re- lease Monday of President Clin- ton's videotaped grand jury testi- high school tandem in Onondaga County at the A. Ray Cal- a former Minoa High School wrote in his 1986 autobiog- One in a Freeman was even better on the basketball court From 1920-24 he starred on four Minoa High teams that won four Onondaga County League titles. The 1923-24 team won mony and reams of graphic materi- al involving his affair with Monica Lewinsky. The volumes of sexually explicit a Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee send America into a In sharp contrast to the elabo- two-part rebuttal issued to the first round of disclosures from the independent Kenneth W. White House officials were hoping for the release of new- material to blow up in the hands of House Republicans who engi- neered its speedy release. The spectacle is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Monday. The four- hour grand jury to be aired on several broadcast net- is expected to show Clinton as the public has never seen in a testy encounter marked by Siarr al- perjury. In addition to the pages 01 supporung docu- ments are to be including transcripts of Lewinsky's grand jury testimony and her interviews with the which provide ex- tremely explicit details of their sexual episodes and telephone con- versations. Gauging reaction Members of Congress wait with some apprehension to see how the public will react. Lawmakers from both parties expressed fears that public opinion could turn against them with an election at hand. Rep. Lindsey a member of the Judiciary Commit- said he fears a public backlash if Americans decide that the GOP has gone too far. Rep. Barney also a committee said the Republicans are releasing a one- sided case against Clinton in hopes of creating a drumbeat for his im- peachment. they want to do is get this negative material about BUI Clin- ton he said. to the polls Americans are unhappy with how Congress is dealing with the according to a new poll. Thirty-eight percent of those surveyed by Fox News said they approve of the course of the inves- and 50 percent disap- proved of congressional Republi- cans' role. The poll was taken before the House Judiciary Committee voted to make public Clinton's jranH mro testimony and pages of terial supporting the report of the independent Kenneth Starr. But the number of Americans who think President Clinton should resign is accord- ing to a Newsweek poll. A week 39 percent thought he should in the poll released Satur- dav. 46 nernent. thought so j u also louna 41 percent believe I Congress should begin impeach- I ment 35 percent thought 11 v c uue uitu iosi a ixuig isiana team in the state championship. HOWE OEUVEPY CALL J 'C NEWS ;