Syracuse Post Standard, June 5, 1997

Syracuse Post Standard

June 05, 1997

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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - June 5, 1997, Syracuse, New York COLLEAGUES PRAISE TROOPER KILLED IN CRASH B-1 THURSDAY 1997 THE POST-STANDARD GOOD MORNING 35 CENTS Fresh section inside today The Post-Standard's Food sec- tion moves to and to- day's treats include bar cookies to please a Picks from the how to buy Recipe Recipe the Supermarket a farm- ers market directory and the State Fair's culinary competitions. See Page C-1. Bulls take 2-0 lead to Utah GAME FRIDAY 9 P.M. 85 97 Utah M Chicago Michael Jordan has 38 13 rebounds and nine assists as the Bulls take apart the Jazz. See Page D-1. Conference center offers bit of history A covered bridge and a 19th-century village are part of the surroundings business execu- tives find at the White Eagle Con- ference Center in Madison Coun- ty. ML The Dow falls 42.49 to close v at See Page B-7. Dennis TV dies at 79 PALM Calif. Dennis one of television's first emcees and the host of a string of hit variety and game including Price is and That is dead at age 79. James died of cancer Tuesday at his desert home. According to reference James was the first host of a TV variety first host of a TV sports first emcee of the Easter Parade first on- the-spot live TV riewsreel com- first TV wrestling an- nouncer and first to appear on commercial videotape. Born in Jersey James started out in radio before joining DuMont's experimental TV sta- tion in New York in 1938. News Service Reports Corrections Metro Market owner Graduation section Lyncourt school To discuss a call the executive editor at 470-2169. TWO IN A ROW Warm temperatures with a balmy breeze will make today a repeat of MQttTS LOTEM________ Local 'B-4 Outdoor Television Bus. Classified Local 168th NO. 222 School Budgets 2-for-3 In Voting By LORI DUFFY The Post-Standard Voters in the Jordan-Elbridge School District shot down their 1997-98 budget taking a proposal for new school buses with it. The rejected million budget included a 11.41 percent increase in the tax levy. The school board will meet Tuesday to decide what to do next. not said dis- trict Superintendent Dwayne Adsitt. particular district is one of the poorest in the While the Jordan-Elbridge budget failed by a ratio of about budgets in Onondaga County's largest suburban dis- tricts passed by the same ratio. The budgets in North Syra- cuse and Liverpool stirred little controversy with tax levy in- crease of 1.73 percent and 2.2 respectively. The three North Syracuse school board candidates faced no but voters in Liver- pool and Jordan-Elbridge each ousted one incumbent. Jacqueline Arnold and Mary Margaret Earl contributed to this report. See Page B-1. Where the time goes Time- H management have studied the daily routines of over 30 years and came up with a controversial We have more free time than at any other point in the past three decades. We enjoy an average of nearly 40 hours of leisure a week up from 35 hours in John Robinson and Geoffrey Godbey declare. See next page. How we spend Watchinc 15hrs. BJ By family 4 Hobbies A -tBaaiB f education fXjttwr organizations 1.2 al Events 9 Soufw Qottwy. 9 IflOW gi Set your dock back one second at 8 p.m. June kr 30.3The NattonaHnstttute ot rr' Standards and Technology says a feap second will be fr Inserted that night to keep In ttme wtti the skwier SDwintng or we eartn. This if the 21 tt adjustment since l072.The tast leap second was Doc. J Syracuw Scientists Find Texas-Sized Planet The small discovery has big implications for the size of the solar system. NEW YORK Astrono- mers have found an icy miniplanet that orbits the sun well beyond providing evidence that the solar system extends much farther than was once thought. The little planet is about 300 miles which gives it a sur- face area comparable to Texas. At its most it wanders three times farther from the sun than Pluto. the first object in a sort of no man's an area we never thought.we could get a glimpse of with our current said Jane an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Mass. And it's probably not alone. The- oretical calculations suggest that there are millions of icy solar system objects well beyond the out- ermost planets. Astronomers consider their new discovery an extension of the Kuip- er a collection of small bodies that circle the sun beyond Nep- tune. About 40 Kuiper belt objects have been discovered since 1992. Pluto also is in the belt. Luu and his colleagues describe the find of the new object known as 1996TL66 in today's issue of the journal Nature. wouldn't call this a major said Brian a Har- vard astronomer and contributor to the Nature paper. then I tend not to call Pluto a major In 1996TL66 is considered too minor to be named for a Roman like the other planets. Texas Planet 1996TL66 A MOTHER'S TIME OF TESTING STEPHEN D. Poll-Standard Teresa James and her Antlonette console each other Wednesday as they cope with the toss of Qlana Walker's daughter. Qiana's Case Is Closed in Pain One family comes to the end of its search. By PETER ORTIZ And LAUREL CHAMPION The Post-Standard For Qiana Dickerson's painful questions about the way her daughter died will never go away. want to know what was going through his mind. Why did he have to cut my baby said a tearful Antionette Walker Wednesday as she HiirrhpH a portrait of a smiling 7-year-old Qiana wearing pigtails. DNA testing confirmed Walker's belief that bones found on Stanley Grobsmith's property Feb. came from Qiana. Grob- of Syracuse hanged him- self in a Syracuse Police Depart- ment interview room after being questioned about the body parts. Before the 12-year-old Qiana vanished April she had twice run away to Grobsmith's house at 555 Columbus Ave. Dick- erson's family always believed that Grobsmith knew happened to the about whether her daughter was alive when she was dismembered. James director of opera- tions for the Onondaga County Medical Examiner's broke the news to Walker and her family at her mother's house on Lincoln Avenue in Syracuse. said the next time they see I will have all the Gray said. He said Walker and her family must wait another three months to Walker said she agonizes next Judge Warns As Jury Weeps Don't be swayed by says the judge in the sentencing of Timothy but tears flow in the jury box. DENVER With story after story of dead babies and loved ones violently taken prosecutors urged a tearful jury Wednesday to make Timothy McVeigh pay with his life for the Oklahoma City bombing. Jurors started crying even be- fore the first witness took the when prosecutor Patrick Ryan described the lives of some of the 168 victims and the devastation to the families who were left to carry on. would be easy for you as a jury to think of this as one mass murder. Don't. There are 168 all all individu- Ryan said. Recognizing the emotion in the jury U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch sent jurors home with a strong warning against being ruled by their emotions in making what he called a Police officer Alan one of the first to respond to the described how he held a woman's hand in the only to feel the pulse stop. hand got very still and started to get said Pro- who said he tried to com- fort the woman pinned under a 12-foot slab of concrete. checked her wrist for a pulse and found McVeigh's lawyers delayed an opening statement until they start their case. They plan to call McVeigh's who are expected to talk of his trou- bled past. Other witnesses will describe the influences and events that turned McVeigh against his own government. McVeigh updates Updates In the trial of Timothy McVeigh are on NewsLine. Call category 6202. For trial link up with Syracuse Online. Sometimes You Don't Know JIM Poa-Stsndwd A malfunction m the electronic billboard along Interstate 090 m Syracuse erro- neously bumped up the Lotto Jackpot by minion Wednesday. Taclmfclam worked during the day to reset the sign back to S3 mlWon. By KENNETH TERRELL The Post-Standard So you're bummed out because you didn't hit the million New York State Lotto jackpot Saturday. You wake up Wednesday to go to which of course you wouldn't have tn rlo anymore had vou won. You drive down Interstate 690. You pass a Lotto jackpot is Oops. A malfunction in the electronic billboard in Syracuse had people dreaming. Nick night manager of Rocky's News Stand at 447 N. Salina said people started asking about the jackpot Tuesday. people came in last he said. first I disregarded. I thought he was a nut. He came in and 'Where do I play for the The correct jackpot for Wednesday's Lotto drawing was according to state lottery officials. far as I the jackpot is mil- but people tend to believe what they Pizzi said. Technicians worked throughout Wednes- day afternoon to fix the which is operat- ed by satellite according to lot- tery spokesperson Rick Grenell said there are nine electronic lottery billboards in the state. the only billboard in the state where there was a technical he said. ;