Syracuse Post Standard, March 7, 2005

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March 07, 2005

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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - March 7, 2005, Syracuse, New York MONEY 11 STEPS TO PREVENT IDENTITY THEFT The Post-Standard MOMOAY, MARCH 7, 2005 FINAL EDITION SYRACUSE. N.Y. SO CENTS RAINY AFTERNOON Mild air will croii Central New York todiiN but rain is CVpCCLt_U tu UillVC in iince of a cold front tonight th.it will push tempennires back below freezing for a cou- ple of days and allow snow to return. Complete forecast C-8 HIGH: 43 LOW: 19 Most small cars in test of side impact do poorly Eleven of 13 small cars eval- uated in side-impact tests earned a "poor" grade, the lowest of four, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said Sunday. Poorly performing cars: Dodge N'eon. Ford Focus. Volkswagen New Beetle, Hyun- dai Elantra. Kia Spectra. Mazda 3, Mitsubishi Lancer, Nissan Sentra, Saturn Ion, Suzuki Fore- nza and Suzuki Aerio. or second highest-rated: The Chevrolet Cobalt and the Corolla, but only when they were tested with their optional side air bags. They were "poor" without the air bags. A rating means a high chance of serious injury. Also Sunday: Consumer Re- ports said it had removed Ford Focus as its Top Pick for Small Sedans because of the institute's test. It took back the favorable ratings it had given the Hyundai Elantra and Mazda 3. Running red lights may catch up with you Gov. George Pataki wants to let each municipality in the state decide whether it wants to install traffic-light cameras to catch and fine red-light violators, to make intersections safer. KW YORK, PAGE Push Social Security age to 68, senator suggests Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel is proposing to raise the Social Security retirement age from 67 to 68, because, he said. "We are living longer." PAGE 1-6 Italian journalist says soldiers gave no warning Journalist Giuliana Sgrena said American soldiers gave no signal before firing at the car she was riding in. killing an agent. An Italian Cabinet member said the incident would not af- fect his country's support for the Bush administration. Tiger Woods earns No. 1 ranking back Tiger Woods is No. 1 in the world of golf again, after beating Phil Mickelson Sunday in the Ford Championship at Doral. STORY, PAGE M Dutch doctors report evtbonizing ffl newfaorns Dutch doctors reported them- sehes to prosecutors for having killed 20 newboms. trying to draw the government into a de- bate over expanding euthanasia. STORY, PA6EA4 Corrections Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news storv. Subscription questions? Call 470-MEWS Index H lottery____A-2 D-l M D-4 fcwYork___A-4 D-3 1-1 Tcienwn___P-5 Syria Says Troops To Pull Back Today ILLINOIS UPSET, BUCKEYES DELIRIOUS Wl officers 90, too? U.S. waits thai aid troops, to leave cowtry. The Associated Press Beirut, Lebanon Leba- nese officials said Syrian troops will stan moving toward eastern Lebanon today in a pullback that will take two or three days, while Syrians not unexpec- tedly backed President Ba- shar Assad's decision and in- sisted Sunday he was not bowing to international pressure. The withdrawal from central and northern Lebanon toward the Bekaa Valley will begin right after a meeting. in Damascus. Syria, of the presidents of the two countries, Lebanese Defense Minister Abdul-Rahim Murad told The Associated Press. Assad and Lebanese President Emile Lahoud will decide on the time- table of the pullback and reposi- tioning of forces. Also Sunday, the leader of the Hezbollah militant group called for a demonstration in Beirut to counter the weeks of anti-Syrian protests here. Underlining ten- sions between the two camps, a pro-Syrian supporter fired on an anti-Syrian activist and wounded him, police said. Assad left unclear whether troops eventually would leave Lebanon or remain near the bor- der. He also said nothing about palling out intelligence officials, who the United States said also must leave. OHIO STATE'S TERENCE DIALS (center; celebrates with fans Sun- day in Columbus, Ohio, after a stunning 65-64 win against top- ranked and previously unbeaten Illinois. In another big upset in men's college basketball. No. 3 Kentucky fell to Florida, also 65-54. See Sports, Page C-l. IN UTICA, MORE THAN REMEMBER A FORMER PARISHIONER CATHOLICS FILL St. Joseph-St. Patrick Church in Utica Sunday for a Mass of Thanksgiving celebrating Mother Marianne Cope. The nun was known as Barbara Cope when she att- Stephsn D Car.nerel'i Staff Dnotog-aohsr ended St. Joseph's church and school in the 19th century. It was the largest crowd at an event for Mother Cope since her remains returned from Hawaii last month. IN LOCAL NEWS: "She keeps bringing people says B-1 Cazenovia team grabs state academic championship By Alaina Potrikus Staff writer The underdogs finished first in a battle of wits over the week- end when Cazenovia High School won the state Academic Decathlon to advance to the na- tional championship in Chicago. The New York Yankees of state academic competitions a team from Paul D. Schreiber High School in Port Washington fell Saturday to students from Cazenovia High School in a team competition that tests intel- lect in 10 academic events. It's only the second time a team from the region has made it to the national competition. Cic- ero-North Syracuse High School placed first in the state in 2000, and traveled to San Antonio. Texas, to compete on the nation- al stage. "It's just always Port Wash- ington." said Steven Saya. who oversees the local competition forOCM-BOCES. "They were untouchable, kind of." said Cazenovia coach Sue McKillop. "But obviously they're not if a small school like us can win the state." During the awards ceremony, the team to beat took home a lot of medals early on. "We were thinking, 'Oh dear.' said Maureen Zupan. whose daughter. Cathleen. took home two medals. But when the academic results began to trickle in, the tide started to turn. "They just kept calling Caz kids up, again and again." McKillop said. "And they were all gold medals." The auditorium exploded when the final standings were PAGE A-3 Bishops urge state to help poor By Renefc K. Gadoua Staff writer With less than a month until the April 1 deadline for approv al of the state budget. New York's Catholic bishops have a message for elected officials: Remember the poor. "The goods of the earth are a gift from God and must be equit- ably shared." the bishops say in a pastoral letter they will release Tuesday. i The Post-Standard receh ed an advance copy of "Restoring the Covenant" which will be dis- tributed at the New York State Catholic Conference's annual Public Policy Forum in Albany. It is the first pastoral letter from the state's Catholic leaders since a December 2002 document on religious liberty litigation. "In a difficult economy, in a time of budget cuts and budget deficits, the bishops felt the need to remind the Legislature and the Catholic population there is a special obligation to ensure that the needs of the poor and vulner- able are met." said Dennis Poust, director of communica- tions for the New York State Catholic Conference. "Decisions must not hurt those who need help the Poust said. At least 75 people from the Syracuse Diocese and another group from the Rochester Dio- cese are expected to be among about 1.000 Catholics in the cap- ital Tuesday to lobby elected of- ficials on seven issues the bish- ops have identified as legislative CATHOUCPAGEA-5 Red Ferrari makes a grand entrance Kids drink, Matt Angelillo, of Skanea- teles, died the night of June coming home from a beer party, crammed with another friend into the front passenger seat of a Ferrari owned by Steve Corsello's dad. The car was doing at least 101 mph when it hit an oncoming van. This the second of a three- part report The final seg- ment appears Tuesday in The Post-Standard. KIDS WHO CAN HANDLE ANYTHING How to nurture resilient children. CNXMOED-1 By Hart Seely Staff writer On the morning of June 20. he walked out of Community General Hospital in a daze. His head throbbed. His body ached. When he closed his eyes, headlights flashed. The worst, though, was what his father kept saying: Matt was dead. That morning, Steven Corsel- lo had decided he was dreaming. He would wake up. He would walk over to Matt's house, and they'd laugh it off- He just needed to wake up. "In just one second, every- thing went from being normal, extremely normal, to where ev- erything had changed." Steve, now 18, said. "So" profoundly, so quickly, everything had changed. But it doesn't hit you right then that everything has changed____It takes time to sink in." In February, Steve pleaded guilty to causing the death of 17-year-old Matthew Angelillo, his friend since third grade. Matt was killed when the car Steve was driving crashed on Route SMtVET, FAtf A-5 Matt Angelillo (left) and Steve Corsello, friends since third grade, pose be- fore their junior prom last year. Today, Angelillo Is dead and Cor- sello faces prison. INSIDE GUIDE TO UZY i MEET THE CONTENDERS HUSBANDS It's a rocky road to stardom in Sylvester Stallone's reality show. CNY, PAGED-3 Kramer feels betrayed. WHO'S BEST DRESSED? 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