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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - February 7, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               5 TIPS FOR LOW-COST VALENTINE GIFTS The Post-Standard Affiliated with SyracuM.com MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7. 2005 FINAL EDITION O 2005 The Post-Standard SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS HIGH; 47 LOW: 3! Might have to dig deeper at the pumps this summer Gasoline prices rose more than 7 percent in January, typi- cally one of the slowest driving months. Government figures show that the average price of regular un- leaded was S 1.91 a gallon in the weekended Jan. 31. Experts predict pump prices may surge past last year's record highs when highway travel picks up late in the spring. STORY, PAGE A-3 U.S. would pay trillions for Soda! Security plan Vice President Dick Cheney acknowledged Sunday that the federal government would need to borrow trillions of dollars over the next few decades to cover the cost of the private re- tirement accounts at the heart of President Bush's plan to revamp Social Security. However, he said, that's still cheaper than doing nothing. STORY, PAGE A-3 Sen. Clinton sounds more presidential these days Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is appearing to be more of a cen- trist and more of a presiden- tial candidate these days. She says her recent statements about abortion and other issues are not a shift in position. NEW YORK, PAGE A-6 Mexican president's aide accused of helping carte! A major drug cartel had a inciHe the office of President Vicente Fox who fed one of its traffickers precise information about the president's movements for more than three years, prose- cutors say. The presidential aide, Nahum Acosta Lugo, was arrested in se- cret on Thursday after federal in- vestigators looking into drug trafficking discovered evidence he had been giving information to a particular drug trafficker. STORY, PAGE A-4 Families with sick children invite medical students Taking care of chronically ill children around the clock isn't easy. Thanks to a program started by three mothers, medical students can see what it's like for families. More than 20 hospitals and medical schools put pediatri- cians-in-training into the homes of chronically ill and disabled children to learn how families cope. NEW YORK, PAGE A-4 Corrections Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS Classified-.. Off______ SUPER DAY So the Super Bowl was Sun- I day; today will be j enjoy mostly sunny skies and very mild temperatures in Central New York. Some rain may reach the area tonight and colder air is on its way. Complete forecast, C-10 New England 24, Philadelphia 21 in SmiFflKFR BOWL MHMB ____ ____ Elaine Thompsoi The Associated NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS quarterback Tom Brady is congratulated by Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb after the Patriots won 24-21 in Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla. The The New England Pat- riots won then- third Super Bowl in four years, beating the Philadelphia Eagles 24-21 Sunday in Jacksonville, Sports, Page C-1. The coach: The Patriots' Bill Belichick moved ahead of the legendary Vince Lombardi with a 10-1 playoff record. The most valuable player. Patriots re- ceiver Deion Branch tied a Super Bowl record with 11 catches. The oddity: The 14-14 tie at the end of the third quarter was the first tie entering the fourth quarter in SuperBdwl history. The interceptions: Bud Poliquin de- scribes Donovan McNabb" s off The grandmother. Watching the game with Hattie Grimsley, grandmother of Nottingham's Dorsey The haiftime show: Paul McCartney performed "Hey "Drive My "Live And Let Die" and "Get Back." He took off his coat, but there was no nudity. The Commercials: Check out the re- views for Mama's Boy, GoDaddy, scaredy bikers and B-6. Incinerator nearsits capacity ior trash Onondogo County may have to find a landfill for its j refuse if the trend continues. By Mark Weiner wpter Onondaga County's trash in- cinerator burned more in 2004 than any year since it opened a decade ago. pushing the S178 million plant close to its capaci- ty. The plant came close to ex- ceeding the state limit on the amount of trash it can burn, rais- ing the possibility that Onondaga i County will have to export waste if the trend continues this year. The incinerator burned tons of trash last year, more than 98 percent of its per- mined capacity of tons. The state Department of Envi- i ronmental Conservation has I raised the limit twice since 1998. I If the Onondaga County Re- source Agency reaches that limit this year, it will have to find an alternative disposal site, most likely a landfill out- side of the county, officials said. OCRRA Executive Director Torn Rhoads blames the rise in tonnage on a surge in construc- tion debris last year, specifically a 28 percent increase in the amount of roofing waste shipped to the incinerator. The extra shingles, tar paper, plywood and other debris came from homes and buildings that had major roof repairs after the j region's third-snowiest winter in I the past 100 years, Rhoads said. I Rhoads said he is not worried i CONSTRUCTION, PAGE A-7 Index M Movies..............D-4 D-l New York......... A-6 jAuburn soldier's brigade has I 4 i iiea iiiul Kct 1 The Associated Press i i Camp Taji, Iraq It's yard i sale time in Iraq. Everything must go. When the soldiers of Arkan- sas' 39th Infantry Brigade ar- rived at Camp Taji, Iraq, they j had few personal items and there were little to buy. But now that they're about to return home, the soldiers have accumulated whole apartments- worth of electronics, appliances and food. The haggling was intense under the bright Iraqi sun, and American dollars flowed like a real Arkansas flea market. Hundreds of the Arkansas- based soldiers stood outside their 1 trailers this weekend with the mini-fridges, CDs, DVDs, space heaters and televisions they bought from Iraqi vendors 11 months ago or received in care packages since then. They were hawking the wares to incoming members of the 3rd Infantry Di- vision. Sgt. John Szakalski, of Au- I burn, the member of the Arkan- sas unit the others call was excited about selling a pair of huge, inflated boxing mitts. Lt. Kevin Irvin of North Little Rock wasn't so thrilled about the idea. "You're selling the Sock 'em Boppers? That's how I settle fights in the platoon, he Separated sisters reunited 61 years after Holocaust L'Osservatore Romano Associated Press POPE JOHN PAUL JI blesses the faithful from a window of Rome's Agostino Gemelli hospital Sunday. An aide is holding the text of the traditional blessing. Pope addresses crowd from hospital window Utorab Science_____M local neis_ 1-1 Sports______C-1 Lottery_____A-2 THE POST-STANDARD By Victor L. Simpson The Associated Press Vatican City Pope John Paul It blessed the faithful from his hospital window Sunday, looking frail and speaking with difficulty but determined to show he can still lead the Roman Catholic Church. The 10-minute appearance at an open window gave the public its first glimpse of the 84-year-old pontiff since his hospitalization, which rekindled questions about his ability to carry on. He looked rested and alert, and a message read for him by an Argentine archbishop stand- ing beside him seemed designed to quell doubts about the pope's readiness and ability to lead the PLAYING AT THE GRAMMYS Manlius-Pebble Hill's Andrew Carroll has a great gig. In this hospital, in the middle of other sick people to whom my affectionate thoughts go out, I can continue to serve the church and the entire human- the message said. As well-wishers, many with tears in their eyes, gazed up at his lOth-floor window, John Paul gave his usual brief bless- ing. But his words, in a gravelly voice, were barely understand- able. Italian media speculated that the pope's words were taped not live but papal spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls denied the reports. "Naturally, the words of the Holy Father in the blessing this morning were pronounced at the very moment in which we heard them." he said. Hand Katz and Kiara Bleier each thought the other died in Auschwitz death camp. By Steven Erlanger New York i imes News Service Rishon Lezion, Israel Klara Bleier and Hana Katz thought each other dead, swal- lowed 61 years ago, like the rest of their family, in the maw of Auschwitz. The sisters were separated in October 1944 in the Budapest ghetto when Hana left one day to find work and food. She never returned. But both came through the chaos of the end of the war against the Nazis, the death marches and the refugee camps; both came to Israel in 1948 and raised families, 45 miles apart. Both thought they were sole sur- vivors. In the years since, Bleier's son-in-law became obsessed with the missing family history. Katz's granddaughter did, too. Six years apart, they filed survi- vor testimonies with Yad Vas- hem, Israel's center for Holo- caust studies and commemoration. A new computerized archive matched the two testimonies, and on Thursday a week after heads of state bowed their heads at Auschwitz on the 60th anni- versary of its liberation the two women were restored to each other, astounded, slightly frightened and unrecognizable, at least at first. Bleier, 83, her hair wavy and red, said she still thought she was dreaming. When she first spoke to Katz, 79, "I suddenly felt faint and couldn't catch my she said in her living room here. "I couldn't get up and stand." "But then I began to get used to the she said, grabbing her sister's hand. "After 61 years, that such a thing could she said. "I never would believe it." Katz, who has a shock of straight white hair, is a practical woman who made her life in Is- rael on a moshav, or semi-coop- erative farm, near Haifa. "The way you call Mom, Mom, I call God, she said. "But this just shows you that God doesn't close all the doors." Bleier said, "If we're still alive and look the way we do, it's a miracle." The sisters grew up in Arda- novo, a small town in the Carpa- thians in what was then Czecho- slovakia but is now part of Ukraine. Their father, Menashe Waiss, had two brothers in Bu- dapest, and in 1941, he decided Klara and Hana would be safer there. It was the last time they saw him or their mother, Shain- del, or their three younger sib- lings. "The last letter we got from our parents was in April LIVES AGAIN, PAGE A-10 WHAT BRAIN TYPE ARE YOU? 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