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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - February 21, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               6 TIPS FOR SAVING MONEY ON WEDDING INVITATIONS The Post-Standard Affiliated with SyraeuM.com MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2005 FINAL EDITION O 2005 The Post-Standard SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING PLOWING THROUGH Another storm will leave up to 6 inches of snow touay oe- Q qQt Q it moves far- ther to the east. Colder air will start to drift in later this week and bring more flumes to the area. Complete forecast, C-8 BHtftk SMI CHMMAMM U5ii 111 umid Fnn Haul Fra nff llnitir HIGH: 33 LOW: 25 -5s Win jo The Post-Standard's annual treasure hunt is under way. This year, there are four hunts: Medallions have been hidden in Onondaga, Cayuga, Madison and Oswego counties. CLUE, Page 8-3 Gordon holds on for third Daytono 500 win Jeff Gordon Sunday became only the fifth driver to win three Daytonas. STORY, PAGE C-! Boeheim in Sweet 16 for hoops KaiS of Fame Syracuse University basket- ball coach Jim Boeheim was one of 16 finalists announced Sun- day for election into the Basket- ball Hall of Fame. STORY, PAGE C-1 Author Hunter Thompson commits suicide Hunter Thompson, 67, shot himself Sunday, his son said. Also Sunday, two actors died of natural causes: Sandra Dee, 63; and John Raitt, 88. STORIES, PAGE A-2 Troops crack down on Ramadi insurgency U.S. and Iraqi forces Sunday surrounded Ramadi, Iraq. STORY, PAGE A-4 911 centers unhoppy about upgrade funding Officials at 91 1 centers say they aren't getting all the tax revenue meant for upgrades to better locate cell-phone callers. STORY, PAGE A-5 Liverpool bowler gets second Masters title GiffSalibarolledtoa 727-664 victory on Sunday to win his second Post-Standard Masters championship. STORY, PAGE C-1 Block History in Central New York The Bristol Hill Congrega- tional Church, in Volney, Oswe- go County, had black members in the 1820s, when few churches were integrated. The Post-Stan- dard series, Stops on the Road to Freedom, looks at its role in the abolitionist movement. STORY, PAGE 1-2 Corrections Location of fatal Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-6397. QmslatA. Index E-1 Mows.. ft.1 NwVnrV (onto____D-6 Otawmts. .M A-2 Lodntws. 0-4 4-5 M M 0-5 MPOST-STAHOAHO By Bob Deans Cox News Service Brussels President Bush arrived here Sunday with a sec- ond-term plea for Europeans to set aside differences with the United States over the war in kaq, calling for a "new eia of trans-Atlantic unity" and pledg- ing that :no power on earth will ever divide us." In a speech to be delivered today, Bush will call on his Eu- ropean counterparts to pitch in with "tangible" political, eco- nomic and security aid to help Iraq in its troubled march toward democracy. And he will ask for additional European help to end decades of and Israelis. "As past debates fade, and great duties become clear, let us begin a new era of trans- Atlantic Bush was to say in re- marks meant for the people of Europe, according to excerpts of the speech released by the White House on Sunday. "Our greatest opportunity, and our immediate goal, is peace in the Middle East" aiTivcu Suuuuj aigiii aboard Air Force One after the seven-hour flight from Washing- ton. He picked Europe for the first overseas trip of his second The Associated Press PRESIDENT BUSH and first lady Laura Bush arrive Sunday night at Brussels Zaventem Airport. Bush opens a European tour begin- ning today involving two days of talks in the Belgian capital with more than two dozen European leaders. THANKS FOR A PRECIOUS GIFT Michelle Gabei Staff photographer SYRACUSE RESIDENT Trevor White (center) greets Irene Jensen, of Selkirk, Sunday at Syracuse's Regional Transportation Center. White, 60, received a kidney from Jensen's son, Norman, who died two years ago of a fractured skull. They had never met before. The kidney transplant allowed White to get off dialysis. White thanked Jensen, who made the decision to donate her son's kidney. See story. Page B-1 lets towns get together to share ideas By BoNhia Lee Staff writer More than a third of all Cen- tral New York towns will send representatives to a conference that starts today in New York City in hopes the officials will get a little better at doing their municipal jobs. The event is the Association of Towns of the State of New York annual meeting and runs through Tuesday at the Manhat- tan Hilton. Some of those officials will travel by train, others will pool resources with folks from other towns and share a bus. Some will pay a night for a room in the Hilton or another midtown hotel, others will double or triple up in rooms to get more bang for their municipal buck. Those bucks come from town coffers. Most towns sending someone have budgeted thou- sands of dollars to pay the travel, lodging and meal expenses. Decision-makers in the towns say it's worth it. There are al- ways new, hot-button issues af- fecting all towns they'll learn about and a chance to share ideas JL JL Syracuse University patents I a nailbrush for the food- servke industry. i i By Nancy Buczek I Staff writer A Syracuse University associ- j ate professor has invented what j he thinks is a better nailbrush for food-service workers. And a Wisconsin-based com- pany plans to manufacture it in the Midwest. Norman Faiola, who's chair of SU's Nutrition and Hospitality Management Department, is doing what the Metropolitan De- CftOJLJL velopment Association's most recent economic development plan called for: He's working with his university to patent his idea. And the university is mak- ing the idea available for com- mercialization. SU patented Faiola's swing- away nailbrush, to facilitate hand-washing, in December 2003. It solves the age-old prob- lem of a nailbrush lying on the side of the sink in a "primordial pool of God knows Faio- la said. Instead, the brush attaches to a sink faucet, so it can be pushed into the water stream and cleaned or moved out of the way. Mark Weldon, SU's director of technology transfer and indus- trial development, said SU gives preference to Central and Up- state New York companies when commercializing a product, but in this case, the interested com- pany isn't local. San Jamar, a company that fo- cuses on food safety and wash- room products such as touchless paper towel dispensers, licensed Faiola's invention in October and plans to manufacture its ver- sion, the Kleen-Brush System, in May. A similar scenario played out Poll says voters OK with female president By Erin Duggan Albany Times Union Albany A majority of Americans said the country is ready to elect a woman as presi- dent in 2008 and even more said they would vote for one. The candidate's portrait as painted by registered vot- ers in a nationwide Hearst College poll shows that she's likely a Demo- crat, and is viewed as being at least as capable as a man on for- eign policy. She's stronger on health care and education, but somewhat weaker as commander in chief of the military. The poll listed four prominent women Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton. D-N.Y., Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. and Elizabeth Dole, R- N.C., and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and asked whether any of the four should run for president. Clinton was the clear front- runner with 53 percent of those polled, including half of the men and 26 percent of the Republi- cans, saying she should ran. The margin of error for the overall results was 2.9 percent. rUilUWliig AjCC. who first captured the national spotlight as President Bush's na- tional security adviser. Forty- two percent of respondents said she should run in 2008, includ- ing 30 percent of Democrats. Although only 49 percent of I Republicans said the United i States would be ready for a fe- j male president in 2008, 58 per- cent said they would vote for Rice. She had almost as many people saying she should not run 41 percent to 42 percent. Clinton had 37 percent saying she shouldn't run. i In CNY: What textbooks in Syracuse city schools say about j the Israel approves historic pullout; here's how it works A A A irBAri News service reports Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Cabinet began charting Israel's future borders in a historic session Sunday, giving final approval to a withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. The Cabinet also approved a revised route of the West Bank separation barrier that would move Israel's border closer to that of its original frontier. The government can send eviction notices to approximately Jewish removed from their homes. After the vote, Sharon signed orders giving residents five months to leave. "It isn't an easy day. It isn't a happy Sharon said. The withdrawal decision was the most difficult of his career, he said Sunday night. Groups: All 21 Israeli settlements in the Gaza Strip and four in the West Bank have been divided into groups for evacuation. Schedule: Each group of settlements may be evacuated Gaza Strip _ _, settlements Settlement H Palestinian town or city ISRAEL t Group B West Bank Group C Group A Compensation: Israeli government will pay settlers for property they I iouice: emoassy BABYBOT Scientists have created the Toddler, a robot that teams to walk. MAPPING THE CAT Genome research reveals the mysteries of the domestic feNne. INSID TATTLETALES Hate them, can't do without them. T 'OX.'VS. 'MIAMI VICE' Hot and hip vs. old-school cool. On. PAGE D-3 J   

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