Syracuse Post Standard, January 28, 2005, Page 107

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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - January 28, 2005, Syracuse, New York Friday, January THE POST-STANDARD 2 dictate village ballot order Two-omen DeWitt Conservative moan barks last Syracuse dwlenger s. By Jim McKeever Staff wnter Two East Syracuse conserva- LOCAL NEWS 40 Below outlines its efforts OnpizmofNovMfar of the March 15. village elections The DeWitt Conservative j Party held a caucus Tuesday and voted 2-0 to back four Cit- izens Party candidates for office. Because the Conservative Party I is the onlv recognized partv in the upcoming East Syracuse election, election law dictates that its candidates get the top billing of Row A on the ballot. If the four candidates mayoral candidate Tony Alba- nese, trustee candidates Debbie Fmersoa and Erik Carlson, and incumbent Justice Francis J Murphy Jr. also obtain enough independent nominating petitions by the Feb 8 deadline, they also will appear on Row C. The People's Party, mean- while, will have Row B. Village tradition has it that the majority party receives higher placement on the ballot than the challenging party, but the Con- servative Parry endorsement trumps that practice The Peo- ple's Party has a 4-1 majority on to MorovefifebCNY By Pam Greene Staff writer Organizers of November's 40 Below Summit updated an audi- ence of about 50 people with their progress to make Syracuse WOUTKTOT- onH mnrp viKmnt J The meeting was hosted by CNY Edge, an organization for young professionals. The summit organizers are analyzing the suggestions of the event So far, more than 100 young people are positioned to assume leadership roles on vari- ous charitable boards, and a young entrepreneurs organiza- tion to help young business own- ers succeed in Central New York is forming A report on findings will soon be available on the Web site www.40lMlowsummit.com. In the meantime, the organ- izers told the audience some of the points most frequently sug- "jpetprf 3t the summit' Syracuse needs more night life and diversity. The city should showcase its natural resources, capitaliz- ing on eco-tounsm and extreme People in their 20s and 30s should assume more leadership and decision-making roles in the community. The size of the community is perfect to have many different venues of opportunity but small enough for an individual to make a difference and be heard. Downtown Syracuse needs a renewal There should be an urban infrastructure develop- ment initiative that attracts peo- ple to the city's center for recre- tfl The downtowns of other smaller cit- ies in the area, such as Ithaca, Auburn and Watertown, should also be revitalized. Vacant buildings should be town renewal will not create a traffic disaster. There needs to be more places where young people can gather and express themselves other than at bars in Armory Square. One possibility would be to make a cultural comdor attached to Armory Square to give people such as artists and musicians a new creative outlet. The negative attitude that some residents have about the area should be replaced with community involvement, pride and hometown spirit "This generation is ready to Teenager admits role in robbery attempt ByJimO'Hara 1 Staff writer A Syracuse youth pleaded 1 guilty this week to participating 1 m a street-robbery incident in 1 I. T fU0 VViiH.il U ViS-Ulil M leg as he tned to flee. Rafael Jackson, 17, of 700 Butternut St.. pleaded guilty Tuesday before Onondaga Coun- ty Judge Anthony Aloi to a felo- town, but public transportation and pedestrian passages should be improved so that a down- was elected trustee last March, is the only Citizens Party member. Two years ago, a Citizens slate of Albanese. Fmerson and Daniel Palrmen was tossed off the ballot because of invali- dated petitions The candidates lost a court challenge, then waged a wnte-m campaign. The three lost to a tno of People's Party candidates Mayor Lo- rene McCoy Dadey, and Trus- tees Ed Bhss and Danny Liedka. The three incumbents are ex- pected to run again. Dadey said her party won't field a justice f candidate to run against Murphy. This election marks the first in more than 50 years that a recog- nized political party has backed j candidates in East Syracuse, vil- 1 lage records show i Twenty-three registered Con- cAn-stive1; live "i Syracuse according to village records Party Chairman Bernard Ment and member Jean Hiilje were the only party members to attend the caucus. They interviewed Albanese, Finerson, Carlson and Murphy and voted unanimously to back them, Ment said. The Peo- ple's Party candidates weren't invited to the caucus, Dadey said. "I'm kind of Dadey said of the Conservatives' involvement. "I've never heard of any concerns or problems I don't even know them." Ment said he became ac- quainted with Albanese at meet- ings of the DeWitt Citizens Ad- visory Committee Ment said the village's current administration has undertaken a pair of million-plus projects that will mean "a great deal of expense for refer- ring to the newly unveiled mu- nicipal building and a pending community building at Hanlon Pool The mayor and trustee posi- tions are two-year terms, the vil- lage justice is a four-year posi- tion. Salaries are for mayor; for each trustee; and for justice. C I Artifacts Some herns found Human remains, including the skull, leg and arm bones and many bone fragments Pieces of a rosary, including a religious medal and pieces of chain that held beads A silver-colored cross believed to have been o e op coffin Several metal crosses found near human remains Two smooth, round rocks believed to be a traditional Hawaiian burial offering, near Mother Marianne Cope's chest Crosses found 18 to 24 inches from the ground, believed to have been buried later A white porcelain figure of Jesus Christ and two thought to have been attached to a wooden cross Stephen D Cannerelli Staff pnotograoher SISTERS Alicia Damien Lau (top) and Davilyn Ah Chick, of Oahu, prepare a habit to be placed with the remains of Mother Marianne Cope on Thursday at Bishop House in Kalau- papa, Hawaii. Mother Cope's remains will be sent to Syracuse. Items seem consistent with nun's life period By Renee K. Gadoua Staff writer Kalaupapa, Hawaii Items found in the grave of Mother Marianne Cope match pictures and descriptions of the former Syracusan and ap- pear consistent with the period in which she lived, experts say. 'If you look at the picture and put it side by side you can see Sardiaa Plaud said of the beaded rosary Mother Cope wore at her waist. Plaud worked with the five- member team who volun- teered to exhume Mother Cope's remains and identify and document the discoveries. Thursday, the forensics team packaged the remains and artifacts for their return to Syracuse. Since Saturday, the volunteers worked in a make- Hie story so for This week, a volunteer team exhumed the remains and artifacts of Mother Marianne Cope in Kalaupapa, Hawaii, and cleaned and prepared them for transport to Honolulu and eventually Syracuse The exhumation is part of an effort to get Mother Cope, a former Syracusan, named a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. Today: The remains are transported to Honolulu. To see more photographs: Go to shift laboratory, set up in the laundry room just off the kitchen of the convent on Ka- laupapa. After describing the arti- facts, the team sealed them in plastic bags, and dated and initialed the bags There- mains, also packaged and sealed, were placed in a metal case. Accompanying the re- mains is a black, full-length habit and veil similar to the one in which Mother Cope is believed to have been buned. Syracuse Franciscan Sisters Antoma Legnetto and Joyce Mane Traufler sewed the habit, and other sisters stitched a bit of the cloth Sister Theresa Chow, 76, pointed out the white rope cincture with three knots, which represent the Francis- can vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. Attached is a rosary, similar to the one Mother Cope owned. "I think it's she said. "Mother Marianne would love it." Ten small white buttons, probably from clothing Coffin hardware, including what look like small brackets and handles Safety pins An approximately one- quarter-inch-square piece of black cloth, probably from Mother Cope's habit 132 nails communuy, sdiu Uaiuei r Young, with the Metropolitan Development Association. gree robbery in the Oct. 22 incident near South Salina Street and Lafavette Avenue Jackson admitted trying with another youth to rob Gregory Johnson at gunpoint Aloi said Jackson was not the suspect who shot Johnson Police reported Johnson, 48, walking home from a grocery store Jackson and James Merntt approached and demand- ed money at gunpoint Johnson tned to knock the gun from Mer- ntt" s hand and the two victims ran the street, officials re- ported Merntt then fired four or five shots, sinking Johnson in the leg as the victim ran police report- ed Merntt. 16, of 1424 Col- in St, is stili facing charges of attempted first-degree robbery, second- and third-degree cnmi- nal possession ot a weapon and second-degree assault. Jackson is due back in court Feb. 16 for sentencing Aloi said he would consider sentencing Jackson to 1% to four years m pnsor and granting him v outhful offender status, which would re- move the feinpv conviction from his record and seal the file But the judge said if he decid- es not to grant Jackson offender treatment alter reading the probation department's pre- sentence report, he will allow the defendant to withdraw his guilty p'ea and stand tna' Jackson also is supposed to plead guilty to a drug charge and receive a concurrent sentence Homeland security money to be directed to Syracuse Twelve cities, including Syr- acuse, will share 75 million m a new state homeland security funding initiative, the Pataki ad- ministration said The money will be distributed m increments to Al- bany, Rochester, Syracuse and Yonkers and in por- AfloilTlt Vernon, New Rochelle, Niagara Falls, Schenectady. Troy. Utica and Plains The aiioca- i tions will be used to coordinate security programs Skaneateles alcohol cases delayed for 2 defendants The cases against two Ska- neateles High School seniors ac- cused of providing alcohol to a party of underage youths were adjourned Wednesday until March 9 in Town Court Greg LaForte. of Skaneateles. and Matthew B. Syers, of Owas- co, were charged with unlawful- ly dealing with a child Thomas Martin, of Skaneateles, accused of the same cnme, also returns March 9. The party preceded the June 19 car crash on Route 20 that killed Matthew Angehllo. Town OKs moratorium on new development Lysander has approved a moratonum for new commercial development near neighbor- hoods The moratonum lasts until June 1 but can be extended to Sept 1 It's designed to give officials time to study appropn- ate commercial uses in neighbor- hoods and adjust the town codes Staff and news service reports shel house See our excellent selection of Claddagh Jewelry and other unique Celtic jewelry in gold and sterling silver. fcnyfaft, (Across from Wmyrju 'toe W afford It? Don t Wait1 Call Today i315i 425-6396 Fin DELIVERY! Over rugs in stock 1' x 1' to 12' x 20' carpets From all weaving areas NY's premier rug dealer tags jacobsenmgs.com 401N. Salina 422-7832 em ;

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