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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - January 29, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               The Post-Standard Affiliated with Syraoift.com SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2005 FINAL EDITION 2005 The Post Standard SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING ABOVE FREEZING After days of sub- zero temperatures dJIU W111U CI1U1S, this weekend's highs will fee! warm And with the sun smil ing down on Central New York, it'll be nice enough to Complete forecast, D-12 HIGH: 33 LOW: 19 Mother Marianne Comes Home Worshippers on the island of Kalaupapa cned Friday as Mother Marianne Cope s remains left Hawaii for the joume} back to Suacuse LOCAL, Page B-1 Hamilton speaker upsets families of victims Families of victims of the World Trade Center attacks want Hamilton College to cancel the sneaking appearance of a protes sor v. ho has compared the ic tims to a Nazi leader and said they got what they deserved STORY, PAGE B-5 Serial killer scheduled for execution todsy Serial killer Michael Poss. who started his killing spree on Cornell University's campus in 1981 was scheduled to be exe- cuted at 2 01 a m at Os- born Correctional Institution in Somers, Conn NEW YORK, PAGE A-4 Pataki wants to pay colleges for on-time grads Seeking to reward colleges that graduate students on time, Gov George Pataki has pro posed gn ing the colleges for each student who earns a A r- A n a r and for each student who earns an associate s degree in two years ST08Y, PAGE A-4 Presidential helicopter contract goes to Lockheed Lockheed Martin Corp will build the new presidential heh copter fleet, the announced Friday putting an end to a fierce competition that had both politi- cal and international overtones Procter Gamble buys Gillette for billion The Procter Gamble Co is buying shaver and bakery maker Gillette Co for S57 billion in a deal that creates the world's largest consumer-products com- pany BUSINESS, PAGE C-I Corrections 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 (470-6397) Newspaper phone Index Business --_C-1 Lottery-------A-2 Oossrfied F-I Movies .._.H ll_ V.J R.llt UMilKS___flW lien n Edjtonds .M Obituaries Entertainment E-4 Sports_____D-l E-1 Stocks C-3 Lori MB-M Television THEPOST-STANOWD Unsolved murder leaves family shattered By Pam Greene Staff writer Behind an unlocked apartment door on James Street, Joanne Browning found her daughter lying on the floor. She was partially dressed, her blond hair Mike ohotograpier JOANNE BROWNING, of Syracuse, holds Hooch, the pet that was present at the Jan 28, 2001, murder of Browning's daughter, JiH- Lyn Euto Now unable to work, she says "It doesn't go away stab wounds that there was no need to check for a pulse Four years ago today, the homicide investigation into the death of 18 year-old Jill-Lyn Euto began Detectives still don't know what happened Super Bowl Sunday 2001 at 600 James St apartment 607 Jill-Lyn s (leatn sparKeu a media frenzy The national media clamored lor interviews with the family Psychics called detectives with predictions, local businesses displayed her photo candle-hght vigils, billboards asking for information dotted the city Rumors about Jill-Lyn and the case flew around town They all proved to be untrue She never touched drugs, al cohol or even cigarettes She to be TI ical technician and savor her first of independent living As the months ticked by the reporters stopped calling The MOTHER, PAGE A-S ar oho ograoher THIS PHOTOGRAPH of Jill-Lyn Euio snows me leen m Decem- ber 2000, one month before she was found murdered in ner Syracuse apartment The small- er photographer shows Jill-Lyn (left) with her sister, Jenna Healing Hands in Sri Lanka i ii win A FEARFUL Dharmmi Darmalmgaraja, 10, cries Sunday as Dr Dan Ratnarajah, of Oneida, cleans and dresses a wound on her foot The girl, held by her father, was terrified she was Oneida doctors Dan Ratnarajah and Renza Samad are on their way back from two weeks in tsunami-torn Sn Lanka The doctors are expected to land today m Toronto and spend the night with their families there, said Rathika Martyn, their partner at Oneida Medical Associates She said the physicians i ion ATE mav return to Oneida on Sunda> and be in the UKUAIt officenextweek Ratnarajah and Samad traveled to their native Sn Lanka to offer medical services at refugee camps for thousands of people displaced by the Dec 26 tsunami To aid the relief effort, Onei da Healthcare Center has collected more than from across Central New York, said spokesman Mike Healy Martyn, also a native of Sn Lanka, plans to leave in a few weeks to help with the relief efforts and pick up where her col- leagues left off Inside: Securing aid still a top priority in stricken Nora Contributing pho'ographer going to get a shot or that the doctor would scrub the cut on her foot, neither of which occurred She lives in Veththi- laikeni, Sn Lanka ORPHANED BY the tsunami, 6-month-oId Sandra Kumar Midusa watches Dr Renza Samad, of Onei- da, as he exam- ines her Brought in by a relative, the baby was diag- nosed with an upper respira- tory infection Nora pnotograoher Syracusan goes to Michigan to vote in Iraq's election By Molly Heiinessy-Fiske Staff writer On Friday, Iraqi native Kafi Ahmed, 53, voted for the first time "Because I am happy, I don t know what I want to She stayed with fnends and was driven to the polling place There she cleared metal detec- tors, presented her identification, had her picture taken, finger stamped and cast her paper bal- lot ing in an abandoned store out- side Detroit, Mich. "I want to dance, but I can't. I shy Ahmed's journey to vote m Iraq's first national election in more than 50 years began two weeks ago, when she packed her Iraqi identification and lucky red sweater and caught a train from Syracuse to Detroit ImMt: Iraq prepares for Sunday's national to vote in the United States dur- ing the past week They gathered at polling sites in Detroit, Chica- go, Nashville, Tenn Irvine, Calif., and Washington, D C. Some organizers estimate they accounted for about 10 percent of the eligible Iraqi vot- CONTRACTOR 10! How to pick the best remodeler for you CNY. PAGE E-1 data Police officer's hiring fought Some say a video of Patrick Hennigan shows behavior unbefitting the department. Sue Vv Staff writer One 01 tne Svramse Ponce Department new CM offices is a former Onondaga CounU sher iff s deputv who forced to resign after officials viewed a of his at a De% itt rughtcluD association of mmonu po- lice officers and severs! cuse Common Council members ha' e asked that pohce Chief Steve Thompson reconsider his decision to hire Patrick Henm gan 27 of Trie's said they are concerned about w hat s on the tape Councilor illiam Ryan who chairs the Public Com- mittee and police Sgt Frank Fowler. said the} heard the tape mav have shown Hennigan ing a gun and using racial epi thets Asked if that s true. Sheriff Walsh said You go' IT TAKES QUESTIONS Answers.com SYRACUSE BASKETBAU MfSNWSS, PAOt C-6 HM page on iresnmar, vmotKeA for nours. tne imormation on uie and you know what transpired Walsh said the prompted officials to ask for Henmsan s resignation 4 1999 Contacted this week Mayor Matt Dnsco'l said the imestiga tion is not though Henni- gan was sworn in Jan 7 If one scintilla of this is true he will not be a member of our Pohce Department, Dnscoli said The decision to hire Hennigan was made by Thompson against the recommendations of the Police Department s own committee charged with doing background checks on potential hires Thompson defended his deci- sion to hire Hennigan "Would it throw a red flag up if it were occurring on a regular basis9 Thompson HENNIGAN, PAGE A-5 A gas of a goof: 18 cents a gallon The Associated Press Omaha, Neb A mis- placed decimal point gave driv- ers a surprisingly good deal on gas, costing the self-service Shell station about SI, 000 Carolyn Folsom, who occa- sionally helps her brother and fa- ther run the station, said she goofed Wednesday when enter- ing pnces into tne compute! uuu runs the fuel tanks A gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline was supposed to sell for but ended up costing only 18 cents. Folsom said about 500 gallons of gas were sold during the sev- eral hours the pnce was down. The station does not have an at- tendant and the only way to pay J   

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