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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - February 6, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               SUNDAY The Past-Standard Affiliated with Syracuse, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2005 FINAL EDITION The Post-Standard SYRACUSE, N.Y. GOOD MORNING LOTS OF SUN i Cuuj oliu iviGiiuay vYim OOuSt temperatures in the 40s with plenty of sunshine. Tuesday will be colder with a chance for snow. Complete_________ C-20 "'Gfi: LUH: SAVE wm COUPONS IN TODAY'S NEWSPAPER Progress Progress Anns PROGRESS 2QD5: THE NUMBER 10 G hot careers for the next 10 years. PLUS: with 10 Central New Yorkers at the top of their fields. SECTION J 10 medical breakthroughs helping local patients. PLUS: Local eye documents a medical mission to Bolivia. SECTION K 10 who came back to the area for family, work, quality of life. SECTION I 10 things going up, economically speaking. SECTION M MORNING-AFTER PILL Bill to allow purchase without prescription moves to Senate. STORY, PAGE A-15 KEEPING THEM SAFE Parental reality check: The law's not enough when it comes to teenage drinking and driving. OPINION, PAGE D-1 PERMISSION TO PIERCE Washington state considers requiring parental permission for teens to be pierced. STORY, PAGE A-11 BLACK HISTORY IN CNY Matilda Joslyn Gage, of Fayetteville, was a tireless advocate for women's rights. STORY, PAGE B-2 Index G-l Obituaries B-4, 5, 6 M Real Estate _ M B-l Sports C-1 F-l State.... H-i Washington. A-8, 9, 10 C-2 Weddings.... H-5 B-l TV Week Corrections Caption, Liverpool school district Auto Business Dick Case Classified CHY Editoiiak Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to discuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS THE POST-STANDARD Hospitals vs. Rsd Cross CNY hospitals may build blood bank to save a year Staff writer Syracuse hospitals might start their own blood bank to get relief from rising prices charged by the American Red Cross. University, St. Joseph's, Grouse and Com- munity General hospitals spent million for blood last year. A study commissioned by the hospitals shows they could save at least 20 percent, or more ihiia million a year, by es- tablishing a local, independent blood center. "It's a matter of trying to keep costs in line cient said Ron Lagoe of the Hospital Executive Council, a planning agency spon- sored by the four hospitals. Their blood costs increased 64.6 percent from 2000 to 2004. Last year alone, the four hospitals' blood costs rose nearly 13 percent. That hike re- flected increased use of blood products, the cost of new federally mandated testing and an annual tee increase, according to Phil Latulipe, regional sales director for the Red Cross. He met with Syracuse hospital officials Fri- costs and their blood bank proposal. "I thought we had a good, open discus- Latulipe said. "At the end of the day we want each hospital to have all the informa- tion they need to make an informed decision." While the Red Cross is the sole supplier here, independent nonprofit community blood centers provide about half the nation's blood supply. Their prices tend to be 20 percent to 30 percent lower than ihe Red Cross' prices, according to William M. Coenen, former chief RED CROSS, PAGE A-l 3 How hospi- tals in Char- lotte, N.C., save mil- lion a year by collecting blood. STORY, PAGE A-13 A SUPER SPORTS WEEKEND John Staff photographer SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY students cheer the SU men's basketball team attendance, broke an ail-time record for single-game attend- in its game against Notre Dame Saturday in the Carrier Dome. The ance on a college campus. Syracuse University won the thriller 60-57. Packing ihe Dome, Super Bowl It's a weekend for huge crowds, here and in Jacksonville, Fla. Syracuse University broke the on-campus single-game attendance record at the men's basketball game against Notre Dame. The attendance was according to SU officials. SU held the old record: for its game against Rutgers March Today, a crowd of nearly is expected to see the New England Patriots play the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX in Jacksonville, Ra. Millions more will watch the game on TV in the United States and around the world. Former SU quarterback Donovan McNabb will lead the Eagles against the Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady. The game starts at p.m. SU COVERAGE, PAGE C-1 SUPER BOWL PREVIEW, PAGES C-13 to C-18 WHAT THE DOME LOOKS LIKE WITH 33.199 PHOTO, Super Bowl ads Advertisers wili spend an average of million for a 30-second commercial during the Super Bowl. More than 34 million viewers say the commercials are the most important part of the game, according to a survey by the Retail Advertising and Marketing Association. 4 DONOVAN McNABB (left) of the Philadelphia Eagles and Tedy Bruschi of the New England Patriots pose for the eighth annual Milk Mustache ad. Downtown deals Paramount Development LLC, a company formed by former city consultant Charles Vinal and his son, Eric, is working with investors to put together several projects: For home delivery, call -sx< ss Hotel Syracuse: million-plus renovation. Witherill Building: Retail and 25 apartments; cost estimate not available. Warren Street parking garage: Build a million structure to hold 857 cars. 538 Erie Blvd. W.: million renovation of industrial building into 46 condominiums. Behind Hotel Syracuse plan: ex-city consultant Charlie Vinal, investors may spend million. Also By Rick Moriarty Staff writer A company started by a politi- cal ally of Mayor Matt Driscoll. Charles Vinal, is behind a rede- velopment proposal for the Hotel Syracuse and plans to develop three other downtown properties. Vinal started Paramount De- velopment LLC in December after leaving his job as a small-business consultant to the Syracuse Industrial Develop- ment Agency and the city's liai- son to Destiny USA. He said Friday that Paramount want to buy the historic Hotel Syracuse and reopen it as a mixed development at a cost "upwards of million.'' "We want to bring this hotel back to the jewel that it he said. Paramount is managing the project for the group of inves- tors, putting together engi- neering reports and other inform- project, Vinal said. The newer, 1983 tower of the hotel would be reopened quickly as a 191-room hotel with a new entrance facing South Salina Street, he said. The older section of the hotel would be redeveloped into a 100- to ISO-room "boutique" mmi.MGit.if   

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