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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - March 6, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               SUNDAY The Post- Standard ateo SUNDAY, MAJICH 6, 2005 FINAL EDmON SYRACUSE, N.Y. GOOD MORNING STORMY WEATHER You know chose March stumis: a little snow here, a sot of snow there. That's whjt we're facing as wo storm items pass through Central New York over the next 36 hours The second one, which will slop over into brings the greatest chance of significant accumulation. Expect more as the goes on Complete___________________ HIGH: 38 LOW: 26 SAVf WITH COUPONS M TODAY'S NEWSPAPER John photogranner THE ORANGE'S Gerry McNamara has a shot blocked Saturday by Marcus Wil- liams at the University of Connecticut. UCONN STUNS SU The Orange men's basketball team- falls to the Huskies. 88-70. SPORTS, PAGE CM SOCIAL SECURITY Bush administration sets up shop, at taxpayers" expense, to sell president's overhaul plan. STORY, PAGE A-9 WEGMANS ATTRACTS TEENS Supermarket chain can pick from cream of crop of young workers. BUSINESS, PAGE E-1 611 DEAD CHILDREN In the Middle East, years of conflict have taken huge toll. STORY, PAGE A-5 WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH CNY's college leaders name noteworthy women. CNY, PAGE H-1 STUDENT LOANS Time is right to consolidate. BUSINESS, PAGE E 5 50 CENT How thug turned millionaire learned to live a double life. STARS QUEEN LATIFAH Actress, rapper talks about loss of her beloved brother. PARADE Index 6-1 -M M .H H-1 M _ Ml U, 11 U _ A-12 Mtfce. CMT H 1-1 lork dmdfMB Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Burad it 470-2240 to discuss a correction on a news slorv. Subscription questions? Call For home delivery, caH 470-6397 SKANEATELES TRAGEDY'S CRUELREM'NDER: Kids drink, someone dies D 'i-n_y MATT ANGEULLO, of Skaneateles, died the night of June 19, 2004, com- ing home from a beer party, crammed with an- other friend into the front passenger seat of Steve Cor- sello's dad's Ferrari. The car was doing at least 101 mph when it hit an on- coming van. This three-part report continues Monday and Tuesday. Bv Hart Setlv -s.5i: Stunned parents hugged children. Families sat in silence, un- able to eat. "It was a community heartbreak, happening right before jour Mary B. Oregon', pastoral associate at St. Man 's oi the Lake Catholic Church, recalled of the Father's Day breakfast. "It was." Oregon- said, "beyond anything 1 ever experi- enced." On that day, June 20.2004, late spring became a season of pain in the village of Skaneateles. Only hours before the pancake breakfast. Matthew M. Angelil- lo. 17, was killed in a car crash on Route 20 riding home from a beer party. The driver was his close friend, en S. Corsello, a track star and honor student at Skaneateles High School and, at 17, a drinker. Since 2003.16 people have died in alcohol-related car crashes in Onondasa Countv Two were teens, riding with teenage drivers. In 2001. the most recent year for which there's a detailed anal- ysis, drinking and driving caused 335 fatal crashes, according to the York State Department of Motor Vehicles. Teen drivers were responsible for 48 of those accidents. And of those, young TWO FRKNDS, PAGE A-U FROM THE window of his bedroom, Steve Corsello can see the spot where his friend Mart Angelillo is buried in Lakeview Cemetery in Skaneateles Teens and iinumj According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving: More than 94 percent of 12th-graders, S4 oercent of lOth-graders, and 65 percent of eighth-graders report that alcohol is "very easy" or "fairly easy" to get. The median age at which Americans begin drinking is 15 9 years. THOUSANDS CHANT 'SYRIA OUT' IN BEIRUT Syracuse School Chief Going to Va. Stephen Jones hasn't signed contract with Norfolk, but he expects to within days. By Maureen Nolan Staff writer Syracuse Superintendent Step- hen C. Jones said Saturday that he has accepted a job as the lead- er of the Norfolk. Va.. school district. He has been the Syra- cuse superintendent since Au- gust 1999. Jones, in a statement released i said he has not yet i signed a contract with the Nor- folk district but is "comfort- able" with the offer and expects to sign in a couple of Jones and the school board issued a written statement Saturday through the district lawyer. Jones said in an interview Sat- urday night that he wanted to let people know his decision as soon as possible, even though his new contract details aren't all final. "It's not good for the kids, it's certainly not good for the district to keep even body auessins about this." he said. De-ins 23G- STEPHEN C. JONES, superinten- dent of the Syracuse School District, is taking a job to head the Norfolk, Va., district. Above, he delivers his state of the district report in August In the statement. Jones and school board President Cynthia Kirb} attempted to dispel com- munity concern over how the board has handled Jones" local contract, which expires in De- cember. Some have criticized the board for not offering Jones a contract extension. Jones repeated in the state- Kevin The Associated Press A LEBANESE woman celebrates Saturday after Syrian President Bashar Assad announced Syria would withdraw troops to the Syrian-Lebanese border. President Assad unveils Syria's pullback plan Syracuse vs. Norfolk: How they stack Search for new superintendent a challenge market for school executives What happened under Jones' Tech development park: 'Green' design, few walls soy it Mb short of By Bassem Mroue me Associated Press Damascus, Syna President Ba- shar Assad announced Saturday a two- Stage pullback of Syrian forces to the Lebanese border, but failed to address international demands that he completely withdraw Syria's 15.000 troops after a neariy 50 year occupa- tion. Assad also did not respond to President Bush's demand that Syna have all its troops and intelligence agents out of Lebanon before its May parliamentary elections. Instead, in a rare address to pariia- said. "By carrying out this measure. Syria will have fulfilled re- quirements of the Taif agreement and implemented U.N. Resolution 1559." Assad was vague about the pullback. leaving it unclear if Syrian forces would eventually Lebanon or be kept in- side the country near the Syrian frontier He said authorities would negotiate this week- Later Saturday, however, Syrian Im- migrant Affairs Minister Buthaina Shaa- ban told Lebanese Broadcast Corp. tele- vision, "When an army withdraws, it withdraws to inside the country's bor- der." The United States issued a strong statement of dissatisfaction: "As Presi- dent Bush said Friday, when the United States and France say withdraw, we mean complete withdrawal no half- bearted measures." France also stood by res demands for a complete puDout "We note the announcement by the Destwy USA carter cafe far trofc, hotels- OM! colaborative research. By Mark Weiner fcVlHd When Destiny USA begins construction of a research park in Salina later this year, it will be unlike any of some 200 other re- search parks lhai have come be- fore it in North America, its de- velopers say. A ?25-acre campus with jog- ging trails and recreation fields, a monorail hnk to ae airport, ex- tended-stay hotels, movie the- aters, restaurants and an Olym- pic-sized pool are only part of the attraction, they say. All of it will be powered b> energy secrces and built with environmentally- friendiy materials, pan of the largest green building complex m the world. In fact, the park's mission will be to revolutionize the way structures are built all with a focus on preserving and improving the environment Pyramid Cos. founder Robert Congel, the park's developer, said the biggest difference is that there will be no walls between researchers from various firms. of will be immersed in a new culture of collaboration. "Research parks of today not designed for collabora- tion, zhey "A ere designed for se- view Friday. He said the standard model for research parks had each compa- ny working toward its own inter- ests, often attracted to the paii by public financing and the sup- port of big universities. What's in proposed ccroptetfA-17 Other research Destiny USA   

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