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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - January 5, 2000, Syracuse, New York The Post-Standard WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 2000 GOOD MORNING GOING DOWN Feel like raising your arms high and letting out a big holler in the Q roller coaster QQO Q tempera- Tuesday's 64 was a record. Hold today's wind chill makes ii feel like zero. Complete C-10 26 16 SYRACUSE. N.Y. 35 CENTS PERFECT ENDING FOR FLORIDA STATE Florida State's Peter Warrick led the way as the Seminoles defeated Virginia Tech 46-29 in the Sugar Bowl Tuesday night. At Florida players celebrate winning the national college football championship and giving their coach Bobby Bowden his first perfect season. PAGE C-l FINAL EDITION Fulton teen's snake makes a break at the mall New Jets coach quits after one day on the job In Food a feast after the fast of Ramadan Easy pesto adds summer fun to winter dishes Nasdaq dives Hourly closes 293031 3'4 Dec. Jan. KRT Digest Greenspan gets 4th term as Wall Street plunges Alan Greenspan was nomi- nated for a fourth term as chair- man of the Federal Reserve Tuesday by President who praised him for leading what will soon be the longest eco- nomic expan- sion in histo- ry. Wall Street took a huge dive but analysts blamed inter- est rate not Greenspan's return. The the best perform- er in suffered its worst point loss in history dropping 229.46 to or 3.2 to close at 10.997.93. It was the Dow's fourth-biggest point drop. PAGE B-7 TLC lead Grammy nominations Carlos Santana. whose career caught fire when he gave a scorching performance at Wood- stock in received 10 Grammy nomi- nations Tues- day for his comeback In pop music the group TLC Santana was second with six nominations for the album PAGE D-S NEWSUNfc CAU ENTER 6205 French caveman celebrates New Year 3'A days late Like many Mich- el Siffrc rang in 2000 with a tra- ditional meal of foie white wine and champagne. Except he did it Tuesday. who without a watch or calendar descended feet Nov. 30 to the Clamousse grotto in southern France to help study sleep celebrated the New Year at p.m. local lime Tuesday more than days late. He reports to scientists on the surface about what day he thinks it and he didn't realize that Monday was his 61st birth- day. Corrections Onondaga County sheriffs deputy Crayg Mark salutatorian at Paul V. Moore High School in Central Capt. Deborah McCoy of Continental To discuss a call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240. it-and-run driver police say Index f Business........... Calendar........... Classified........... CNY.................... Comics............. Editorials.......... Entertainment. Local news........ lottery............... Movies............... .....B-7 .....1-2 D-8 D-l 1-12 A-8 D-5 .....B-l ..A-2 0-6 1-6 Obituaries...................................................1-4 ..........C-l 1-9 _ D-7 ..................................C-10 Sports........................ Television----------...... Weather................... 171st NO. 60 Passenger's story leads to man sleeping in car wanted in fatal police say. By Erin Duggan Staff writer A man who told police he was high on cocaine with his cruise control set at 60 mph on a city street Saturday night was charged Tuesday in the hit-and- run death of a pregnant Syracuse police said. A passenger in the car with Tamar D. of 359 Win- ton said they stopped at a car wash after the accident and washed blood off the front of the white car before heading to a local Syracuse Police Sgt. Donald Hilton said. After a two-day Baker was charged with criminally neg- ligent homicide after he was found asleep in the car in the parking lot behind 703 W. Onon- daga St. Tuesday police said. Monday night the owner of the Fort Drum soldier Mich- elle reported her car stolen to police and later told them she was in the car when the accident said Sgt. David Sack- ett. Lone of 107 E. Kel- log St. died at the scene of the accident in the 300 block of West Kennedy Street late Saturday night from head injuries. Friends and relatives said also the mother of a 6-year-old was in the first trimester of her preg- nancy. Baker told police he set the cruise control on Horn's white Pontiac Grand Prix at 60 mph as he sped down the 20 mph after taking alcohol and other drugs Saturday Sackett said. Police said the car hit Scott from behind as she was walking in the street. Baker and Horn found the blood and took the car to the Hess station at the corner of South Slate Street and Erie Boul- evard East and put it through the automatic car Hilton said. They spent the night at the Econo Lodge on James Street. as police scoured the city and surrounding area with a vague description of a white Baker borrowed Horn's car and didn't return. Monday afternoon Horn met with officers and re- ported her car and they brought her in for questioning. She told police she met Baker at Carousel Center a few days and they had spent the weekend police said. officers put two and two Sackett said. she hadn't called in aboul who Armed with the detailed des- cription of the Police Offi- cers Jeffrey Callahan and Sgt. Shannon Trice found Baker in the driver's seat of the 1995 Pon- tiac Grand Prix parked at about 11 a.m. They brought Baker to the police and he ad- mitted to driving the car that killed Scott. PAGE A-10 Nicholas LisiV Staff photographer LABORER JOE TERRINONI yells to a co-worker to power up a generator Tuesday at the concrete vault at Franklin Street that will trap solid waste from Burnet Avenue and Butternut Street sewers to keep sewage from flowing into Onondaga Creek in heavy storms. The million project is scheduled to be finished in May. Federal Expert Visits To Get To Bottom of Lake Debate Water expert's visit is part of a promise from Cottons' simmer vocation. By Mark Weiner Staff writer The federal government's top official over- seeing waicr issues visited Syracuse fulfilling President Clinton's promise lo lake an inicrcsi in the future of Onondaga Lake. J. Charles assistanl administrator of Ihc U.S. En- vjronmcntal Proicclion spent the day mccl- ing wilh those involved in the Onondaga Lake cleanup project. Fox said he was on a fact- finding mission prompted by President who look an interest in the nation's most polluted lake while vacationing on pris- tine Skanealeles Lake this summer. After reading an article in The Post-Standard aboul Ihc plight of Onondaga the presi- dent and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton irt- viicd a prominent lake scicntisl and head of a Syracuse group to meet with them in Skaneateles. At the summer meeting and in a Dec. 7 fol- low-up President Clinton promised to have Ihc federal govcmme'ni look inio con- cerns about the million Onondaga Lake cleanup plan. That plan was approved by a fed- eral judge in January despite objections aboul ils validity from leading lake scientists. Now it is Fox's job to sort out Ihc controver- sy and make recommendations lhai will lead to a clean Onondaga Lake lhal complies with fed- eral Clean Water Act standards. primary goal here today was one of Fox said. wanted lo speak with a lot of interested parties involved in the lake cleanup. We want to make recommenda- tions to the White House Council on Environ- mental Quality and to Fox met separately Tuesday U S. Rep. James Onondaga County Executive Nicholas stale Department of Environmental Conservation Regional Director Ken and Samuel president of At- lantic States Legal a Syracuse en- vironmental group lhal sued Ihc counly lo stop ils sewage pollution of the lake. UKE PAGE A-10 The State of Break Governor's address promises tax cut and energy help for region's economy. By Erik Kriss Albany Bureau Gov. George Pataki today plans to unveil a million tax cut and incentive plan aimed at supercharging the Upstate econo- my at the dawn of the 21st cen- tury. In his sixth State of the State message the Republican chief executive will call for elim- inating the gross receipts tax on energy use and cutting taxes on small businesses. For the second lime in two he will push for tax credits for businesses that create jobs in Upstale such as Syracuse. Pataki also will push for an ad- ditional 200 megawatts of cheap power for businesses under the stale's Power For Jobs program. He will ask for creation of Up- siale enter- prise offering lax incen- lives in areas where employment Speech televised Public TV station WCNY-TV will air Gov. George Pataki's State of the State message live at 1 p.m. today. Albany It's opening day at the growth is below the statewide av- erage. take all of the said Irwin executive vice president of the Metropolitan De- velopment a leading Syracuse-area economic plan- ning and promotion group. just what we be- cause it's a balance of the kind of tax relief that's truly hindering Upstale growth with some very useful economic incentives to help us in the high-tech field and all ihe way down to ag- riculture. 1 think il's and I jusl hope that in the spirit of cooperation both sides of the aisle can hammer out a bill thai will include most of those CNY PAGE A-10 OCRRA douses tire burning plan Public opinion swoyed agency to withdraw its request to bum tires in its incinerator. By Mark Weiner and Greg Munno Staff writers For the second lime in four Onondaga Counly's trash agency has backed away from plans 10 burn lires in iis inciner- ator in response to overwhelming public opposition. The Onondaga County Re- source Recovery Agency an- nounced Tuesday it will no long- er seek permission to conduct a iwo-wcek test of burning tires after it became clear ihe public was still nol sold on the idea. The slate Department of Envi- ronmental Conscrvalion received letters and pcii lions from more lhan 500 people opposed lo Ihc wilh only aboul six people in said Robert the DEC's regional pcrmil adminis- trator. OCRRA's move comes less than iwo weeks after hundreds of residents packed Jamcsville Ele- mentary School for iwo public hearings on Ihc plan lo bum up lo 30 tons of lires a clay for two weeks to prove the incinerator on Rock Cut Road in Onondaga could safely burn lires on a regu- lar basis. At the rcsideni afler resideni expressed displea- sure wilh ihe plan. OCRRA Exccuiive Director Tom Rhoads said the agency's decision to withdraw its applica- tion from the Dcpartmeni of En- vironmental Conservation was in response lo the public's reaciion. abundantly clear that there is not broad community support for proceeding with even a lest Rhoads said. He said the agency's hoard of direc- tors decided thai withdrawing the application was the agency's best move. Syracuse Mayor Roy Bemardi and Counly Executive Nicholas Pirro praised OCRRA for listen- ing to the public. fact of the mailer is I support and I under- stand they play a very important role in our Bemar- di said. lire burning was something I received an awful lot of complaints aboul from people in the was con- cerned thai OCRRA has bigger PAGE A-10 i FOR NOME CALL 470-NEWS
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