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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - January 18, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               The Fast-Standard Affiliated with SyracuM-mm TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2005 FINAL EDITION ft 2005 The Post-Standard SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING SINGLES SCENE Temperatures are expected to stay in the single dig- its today as arctic Q air remains frozen over Central New York. An- other storm is expected to bring more snow to the area Wednesday and Thursday. Complete forecast, C-10 Pataki Aims To Cap 1 it----JL Suspect charged LOcai meaicaio uosis HIGH: 9 LOW: 8 Tax break proposed for low-income, single fathers Low-income, single fathers ir t be eligible for expanded tax credits under a proposal Gcv. George Pataki aimed at encour- aging them to leave the welfare rolls and pay child support. The initiative is described by the state as the first of its kind in the nation. HEW YORK, PAGE A4 Aid workers banned from parts of Aceh U.N. officials banned aid workers from traveling in parts of devastated Aceh province fol- lowing reports that fighting had broken out between Indonesian government forces and insur- gents. Denmark warned its aid work- ers to beware of an imminent ter- ror attack. LIN. officials launched an investigation and Governor wofU cover some costs wiiii new ioxes on hospitals, cuts h benefits. By Erik Kriss Albany Bureau Double-digit local Medicaid spending increases would be a thing of the past under a plan Gov George Pataki will unveil in his state budget proposal todav. Pataki will recommend limit- able to help hospitals pay for un- And he would close what his I killing on the expensive government health care program for the poor to 3.5 percent next year, and 3 percent annually by 2008. The state would pay any Med- icaid costs above those limits. To help contain the cost for taxpayers, the governor will pro- pose new taxes on hospitals and nursing homes. There would be no increase in the amount avail- Also, Pataki would cut non- clinic dental care, podiatry, clini- cal psychology and private duty nursing for poor adults. Under New York's Family Health Plus program, he would eliminate mental health coverage for working poor adults and re- quire a co-payment by pa- uents tor hospital visits, which are now free. allow New Yorkers to transfer assets to qualify elderly relatives for Medicaid and that permit governments and large private companies to put their employ- ees on Family Health Plus. All of those changes mean Onondaga County, which antici- pates a 2005 Medicaid bill near- ing mimon, vvouiu pa) awareness" in Aceh. STORY, PAGi 4-8 Syracuse-Georgetown showdown tonight Scout the Big East basketball between Syracuse and Georgetown. They go head to head at 7 p.m. Also: SU football recruiting coordinator Chris White and di- rector of footbali operations Reggie Terry will stay Verizon, Yahoo team to deliver online services Verizon Communications Inc. and Yahoo Inc. announced an alliance to deliver premium services such as greater e-mail storage, video and radio to sub- scribers of Verizon Online' s DSL and fiber sen Also: Hybrid vehicles are mak- fllforr< rflffiy-uU fnr tive Actresses Ruin VVuirkk and Virginia Mayo die Ruth Wai-rick, who made her movie debut with Orson Welles m "Citizen Kane" and ended her career with the long-running role of Phoebe Tyler Walling- ford on the television soap opera "All My Children." died on Saturday at her home in New York City. She was 88. Virginia Mayo, who starred in the 1946 Oscar-winner "The Best Years of Our Lives." and the 1946 classic "White died Monday at a nursing home in Thousand Oaks, Calif. She was 84. STORY, PAGE A-2 Corrections Assistant District Attorney Rami Address for Joann R. Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Delivery or subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS Newspaper phone CATE STREJSSGUTH, 6, of Syracuse, plunges down the Monday at the Woodland Reservoir in Syracuse. Sledding is officially banned at Syracuse parks and reservoirs, but the Pamee photographer tradition lives on for many Syracuse families, especially on a day off from school with perfect snow conditions. Winter scenes. Page A-5. Complete weather, Page C-10. Police sov JBsenh GmHrev Jr. was robbed and stabbed after leaving bar. i i By Catie O'Toole Staff writer i A security camera inside an Oswego bar police a j glimpse of what happened to Jo- C j morning, shortly before he was Villed The recorded inside Toucan's Tropical Bar shows a man pushing Godfrey backward. Godfrey loses his balance and falls. He gets up and leaves the Water Street bar. heading toward West Bndge Street. By 1.30 r..m., Godfrey would be dead. Monday, police arrested a 33-year-old Oswego man and charged him with robbing and killing He is not the man seen push- ing Godfrey. according to the bar owner. Tnat man has not been arrested. M o n d a morning, po- lice had Paul M Leary Jr in handcuffs and 1 an orange jail umiorm inside __ fi 1 the Oswego NT Police Depart- merit lOCKUp. i He is charged with two counts of second-de- gree murder and one count of first-degree robbery, both felon- ies. i Leary, of 136 W Fourth St.. room No. 3. is accused of stab- 1 bing Godfrey once in the back of the head and neck area, seiering i his spinal cord. police i Chief Alexander Zukovsky said. More than 10 hours after the OSWEGO, PAGE A-12 Cold air expected to stay in area all week By Mark Weiner Staff writer The coldest air of the season dropped into Central New York on Monday, nluneins the resion into a deep freeze ex- pected to last all week. The National Weather Service issued a wind-chill advisory until 9 a.m. today, warning that high winds could make it feel like 15 to 24 degrees below zero. Meteorologists suggested that those who venture outdoors should cover all exposed skin to prevent frost bite. It is the first time this whiter that arctic air dropped through Canada and into Up- 3UUC i UiX iUl cUi CALCuUtU Aul_) Until now, this winter has been unusu- ally warm for Central New York. The month was on track to become the warm- est January on record for Syracuse. The month's average temperature through Sunday was more than 10 de- grees above normal. Friday's high was 64 degrees. Today's high in Syracuse will struggle to reach 9 degrees. A 6-degree high is forecast for Friday, the National The combination of snow and cold Monday was just what many have been waiting for, as crowds of school children spent the holiday sledding, skiing, ice skating and having fun outdoors. The number of people who visited the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park by 3 p.m. Monday about six times more than a typical winter Monday. The predicted wind chiil in Syracuse this morning. A north wind of 10 to 20 mph will make temperatures near zero feel even colder. The amount of snow recorded by 10 p.m. Monday at Hancock Airport. The lake- effect snow piled up to higher totals north of Syracuse. The number of people who visited Four Seasons and Ski Center in Manlius to ski, tube or snowboard on the fresh powder. Monday's high temperature recorded at a.m. at the airport. It was the coldest day so far this year. The normal high is 31 degrees. Martin Luther King Jr. remembered across U.S. Index _B-6 LotdnCTis__B-! ,.E-1 Lottery_____A-2 _IH Movies____D-4 _W HwYork___M Entertoinmenf D-3 Sports_____C-l Television _.._D-S Business Classified.... CNY_____ Conks Son of skm leader asks people to remember his father's message of peace. By Louise Chu The Associated Press I I Atlanta Americans in- j spired by Martin Luther King Jr. took part in marches and rallies around the country Monday, drawing from the late civil rights leader's message to call for an end to the Iraq war, advocate af- firmative action and speak out for gay rights. In King's home- town, parade spectators lined the streets dancing to Stevie Won- III M POST STANDARD '7OHUH I der's "Happy Birthday" and lis- tening to King's speeches blar- ing over the loudspeakers. Thousands of marchers, braving the winter chill, then walked through the Atlanta district where King grew up and preach- ed. Joining high school marching bands, union workers and civil rights activists, a group of sever- al hundred people carrjp in sup- port of gay rights, saying King's message was one of inclusion. "Dr. King's dream is for ev- eryone, not just one specific group of said MUfS, PAGE A-12 Greg Fight Tampa Tnbune The Associated Press MICHAEL WALKER III, 11, of Bartow, pedals his three-wheel- er Monday in the town's annual Martin Luther King Day Parade. The trike is equipped with two amplifiers and an array of loud- speakers through which Michael was playing recordings of Mar- tin Luther King Jr. In Syracuse: March honors King's LOWER THE DRINKING AGE T018 It would make teens more responsible about alcohol, writes Phoebe Morrin-Gross, of Nottingham. I NS I BEST-DRESSED Fashion reviews from the Golden Globes DE NO HDTV FOR THE SUPER BOWL Channel 68 won't be ready until summer. CNY.NgtCM Iraqi exiles register for homeland's election i By Gillian Flaccus i The Associated Press Irvine, Calif Hussan Al Taee woke before the crack of dawn and drove seven hours from Arizona, but he was all smiles Monday after registering to vote in an Iraqi election for the first time. Al Taee, 37. of Phoenix, was among thousands of Iraqi expa- triates who showed up at polling stations in 14 countries from Australia to the United States on Monday to register to vote in their homeland's first indepen- dent election in nearly 50 years. "T get happy and my family's happy because they come for voting For many years we don't j do voting in Iraq. Saddam Hus- sein, he took all the said Al Taee, a Shiite Muslim who said he fled Iraq 10 years ago and now owns a smoke shop in Phoenix. He arrived with his wife, 1-year-old son and cousin to add his name to the list of some Iraqi immigrants ex- pected to register at the polling station set up at a decommission- ed Marine base in Southern Cali- fornia. Cities in four other states held registration for the Jan. 30 elec- tion, including Michigan, Ten- nessee, Maryland and Illinois. About 240.000 Iraqis are eligible VS. WK, PAGf A-12 GUIDE TO JOSHGROBAN And how to get the best tickets to his shows. M   

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