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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - January 21, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               I COllfQ THEM All Every Friday and Saturday, check out the full page on a Syracuse University basketball player in the Sports section. Today: Louie D-5 Coming Saturday: Lauren Kohn 'HOTEL RWANDA' The film about a hotel manager who helps save people gets good reviews. Plus: The real manager talks. CNY, PAGE E-1 SINGING FOR JOSH GROBAN Dana Sovocool's brush with fame leaves him with quite a tale. CNY, PAGE E-1 Post-Stan Affiliated with Syracuse. FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2005 FINAL EDITION 2-005 The Post-Standard cvonr-ncc AI v en rrtjsmtjiit Diiiil KiiiiS lightly guarded capital hears his call of liberty Paul Sancya Associated Press PRESIDENT BUSH takes the oath of office Thursday from Chief Justice William Rehnquist (right) with Laura Bush, and daughters Barbara and Jenna to his right attne U.S. Capitoi in vvasnington. in oack are Speakci of ii'.c i-iouic Der.r.ii 1-Iaite.rt Trsr.t Lett, INSIDE The speech, parade, reaction A complete report on the speech, oath, ceremonies and parade. PAGES The boils, the dress, the bling President Bush and the first lady move through 10 balls at a fast clip. Plus: What did the partyers wear? PAGEA-IO CNY students go to Washington Cicero-North Syracuse students enjoy the ceremonies. Plus: Marcellus soldier visits D.C.; some protests in Syracuse. PAGEA-12 News service reports Proclaiming a vision of America as a world- wide liberator, President Bush entered his second term Thursday with an ode to "the force of human freedom" and a commitment to aid op- pressed nations whose people seek independence. "We are led, by events and common sense, to one conclusion: The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other Bush said. "The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the he said. The 2005 Inauguration Day ceremonies played out on a chilly, mostly overcast day in a barricad- ed capital city. Cordoned sidewalks, cleared streets and restricted air-space reminded cele- brants who passed through checkpoints and pro- testers who jostled for position along the parade route that this was the first inauguration since the attacks of Sept. GRAB A HAT There will be a break from the snow but not from the cold as a high-pressure sys- tem stays in control. Another storm from the south will bring snow back Saturday. Complete forecast, D-10 HIGH: Business lottery uossiijeo r-l CHY 1-1 New Comic i- Crime Sports EoHonQts Slocks 0 mPOST-STANDARD Zarqawi issues threat; U.S. troops on new raids The most-wanted insurgent in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, vowed in an Internet audio mes- sage posted Thursday to carry out holy war against the Ameri- cans for years, and acknowl- edged that a top lieutenant had died in fighting in the rebel stronghold of Fallujah. U.S. troops launched fresh raids around the northern city of Mosul, killing five suspected in- surgents, in a bid to rein in guer- rillas and safeguard the Jan. 30 national elections. STORY, U.S. troops begin exit from tsunami aid effort The U.S. military will imme- diately start withdrawing troops from the relief efforts to feed and house more than 1 million refu- gees, the U.S. Pacific command- er said Thursday. Aid organiza- tions responded by pledging to burden to aid tsunami survivors. Brazilian woman gives birth to 16-pound baby A 38-year-old woman in northeastern Brazil has given birth to a son weighing more than 16 pounds, hospital officials said. Francisca Ramos dos Santos delivered 16-pound, 11-ounce Ademilton on Tuesday at the Al- bert Sabin Maternity Hospital in Salvador, 900 miles northeast of Sao Paulo, said hospital director Rita Leal. "It is the biggest baby ever born in the hospital's 12-year history, and I think it could very well be one of the biggest ever born in this Leal said. A caesarean section was pel- formed and both mother and baby were doing well. Inch of snow in NX causes state of emergency A surprise 1-inch snow that turned to ice on frigid roads crippled Raleigh, N.C., trapping stranding pupils overnight at schools. Gov. Mike Easley declared a state of emergency, urging peo- ple to stay home Thursday. Highways were clogged with drivers whose commutes stretched to as long as eight hours. Law officers counted accidents in the Raleigh- Durham area. "This is embarrassing for my a contrite WRAL- TV chief meteorologist Greg Fishel told viewers during the height of the chaos.' 'In the 24 years I've lived here, I have never encountered the traffic sit- uation I saw today." (or link to slavery JPMorgan Chase Co. filed a disclosure statement with the city of Chicago acknowledging that two of its predecessor banks received thousands of slaves as collateral before the Civil War. The second-largest bank in the nation apologized for contribut- ing to "a brutal and unjust insti- tution" and said it was setting up a special scnoiarsmp mnu in Louisiana to try to make Also: Delta Air Lines Inc. report- ed a bilh'on fourth quarter loss, capping the largest annual loss in the industry's Central New York jobless rate lower than a year Crunch player holds memory of late wife Chris Ferraro, of the Syra- cuse Crunch, writes the name of his late wife, Jennifer, on the in- side of his jersey before every game so she can be close to his heart. At 32, Jennifer died of stomach cancer in 2002. "I'm not moving Chris says. "I'm trying to carry on." SPORTS, PAGE D-l Corrections Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Deli very or subscription ques- tions? Teen shot as Ineiicis with rifle ounty is left paralyzed. Friends, mother of one friend face charges. By Aaron Gifford Staff writer I Thineen-year-old Josh Tanner repeatedly begged his friends to I stop pointing a rifle at him be- I fore one of the boys pulled the trigger, police said, sending a j bullet slicing through Tanner's 1 spine and leaving him paralyzed. Authorities say the three boys, I all 13. were at a sleepover Sun- day in the northern Oneida County community of Forest- i port, when one grabbed the .303-caliber rifle from a bed- i room and unloaded it. He and the second boy pointed the gun at Josh, taunted him and pulled the trigger, Oneida County sher- I iff s deputies said. j Josh begged them to stop. One boy set the rifle down. I but the second boy picked it up. I He loaded it, deputies said, and i then aimed the gun at Josh. The I teen again pleaded with his friend not to point the rifle at him. i The boy pulled the trigger, i deputies said. The bullet struck Josh in the right elbow, shattering it, then entered his side, struck his kid- ney and liver and broke his spine POLICE, PAGE A-l 5 j Yoke of i 'SpongeBob' j scoffs at video's critics I i'SEANHRST It would be fun to say that SpongeBob Squarepants lost his yellow cool Thursday in an interview, but it wouldn't be true. No, it was Tom Kenny, East Syracuse native and one of the premier "voices" for children's cartoons on television, who of- fered an emotional defense for the famous sponge. Kenny spoke by cell phone from California, where a friend had just read him a story from The New York Times. It con- cerned a dinner Tuesday in Washington, D.C., where some conservative Christian groups celebrated the inauguration of President George W. Bush. According to The Times, Dr. James Dobson, founder of a group called Focus on the Fami- ly, told the audience that SpongeBob had taken part in a "pro-homosexual video." 'SPONGEBOB', PAGE A-IS CARTOON STAR SpongeBob SquarePants is under attack by some Christian groups over a and diversity. I j   

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