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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - March 17, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               AFTER HOURS Cheap Eats visits Doug's Fish Fry The Max rates diners Complete club listings Meet the bouncer 28-year-oid asks: Why am I stiii single? WEEKEND Celtic band hits Syracuse Win tickets to 'GodspeJC Young violinist plays with SSO Complete movie, theater listings MAKING A DEFERENCE SU art student designs scarves for fund-raiser. LOCAi. MGE ft-3 VERMONT'S STAR FORWARD Who is Taylor Coppenrath? SPOUTS. PAGE D-1 SEINFELD SACK Comedian brings his stand-up routine to town. CWY. PAGE El The Post-Standar OElfMITY STALKING Today's stars aren't going to take it anymore. OiY, PAGEE-2 jjrrKuu.com THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 20O5 FINAL EDITION SYRACUSE, NY. SO CENTS SHOW SOME GREEN There may be a couple of flurries and to- night, but no snow should er w er grass is viiibie. Dry air will re- turn to :he urea Friday with some sunshine. Complete forecast D-12 HIGH: 38 LOW: 23 Jury dears actor Bloke in murder of his wHe A jury acquitted tough-guy actor Robert Blake of murder Wednesday in the shooting death of his wife four years ago. STORY, PAGE A-4 Judge orders death penalty for Scott Peterson A California judge Wednes- day ordered the death penalty for Scott Peterson for killing his prepiant wife. Laci. STORY, PAGE A-4 Senate OKs provision to allow drilling in Alaska A closely divided Senate voted to approve oil drilling in an Alaska wildlife refuge. STORY, PAW Bush wants WoKowitz as World Bank president President Bush nominated Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz on Wednesday to be the next World Bank president, STORY, PAGE Penn Traffic to get OK to emerge from bankruptcy Foods" parent company today is expected to end its near- ly 22-month ride through bank- ruptcy protection. State proposes banning ATVs in Adkondacks The state on Wednesday pro- posed an effective ban on all-ter- rain vehicles on state land in the Adirondack and Catskill state parks. STORY, GM posts a loss, predicts a poor year General Motors Corp. the world's largest automaker Wednesday abandoned projec- tions of a break-even or even slightly profitable first quarter to post about SI.50 a share loss. It also slashed its full-year earn- ings outlook by more than half. IN CNY: What this means for New Venture Corrections Hakim Wanick's dunk over Gardening lecture and book "Calf Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news storv. Index OeafM (iT __H __M __H A-2 A-14 fcwYorV JHUZ OMMTIB SMttt P-l Stub_____C-3 IWPOSTSIMMtt Governor Strikes Deal To Cut Medicaid Costs State gets federal oid if it rats costs, possibly by doswg hospitals. News service reports Washington Gov. George Pataki Wednesday struck a tenta- tive deal for 51.5 billion in new federal aid to help trim Medicaid costs and potentially reach a state budget deal. But he must get the Legisla- ture to agree to his cost-cutting plan that's been under negotia- tion for months. On Wednesday. Senate and Assembly leaders neither embraced nor rejected the federal offer. The aid to hospitals and other facilities would come over three, years as long as Pataki's cost- cutting measures save the federal government monev. Those cuts will require closing underused hospitals and nursing homes, u politically sensitive action dele- gated to a bipartisan commis- sion. r> ...I.- v ,J CM A u t. lion cut in state aid for Medicaid in the fiscal year that begins April 1, but that proposal has run into strong opposition in the state Legislature, where the pro- gram is popular with lawmakers in both parties. Though Medicaid was created to provide medical benefits to the poor, it touches a much wider population because hospi- fah and nurstne homes around the state rely on Medicaid dol- lars to cover their overall operat- ing costs. In a visit with officials at the U.S. Department of Health and PATAKI, PAGfA-13 HISTORIC MOMENT FOR THE NEW IRAQ MEMBERS ARE sworn in during the opening session Wednesday of Iraq's National Assembly in Baghdad. The na- tion's first freely elected parliament in half a century began Hadi Assorted Press after a series of explosions targeted the gathering. The ses- sion marked a major milestone on the road to forming a new government in the insurgent-wracked country. Iraq's National Assembly convenes for first meeting By Colin McMabon Chicago Tribune Baghdad, Iraq Standing before a touchstone Koranic verse about coopera- tion and addressing an Iraqi people bruised but unbeaten on their march to- ward democracy, Iraqi leaders Wednes- day convened the nation's first freely elected parliament body in half a century. Nearly all 275 members of the Transi- tional National Assembly braved threats and worked their way through intense se- curitv to attend the session in a flower- festooned auditorium in Baghdad's heav- ily fortified Green Zone. The men were dressed in conservative Western business suits or long Arab robes, with at least a dozen of the delegates wearing clerical turbans. Many of the 80 or so female par- liamentarians wore head-to-toe abayas. and most who did not chose to cover their heads. The assembly members spoke of rights and freedom. They took an oath of hon- DEVELOPMENTS Attack in Baquba: A suicide car bomb- er attacked an Iraqi Army checkpoint Wednesday in the city of Baquba. The explosion killed at least three soldiers and wounded 11. an Iraqi Army spokes- man said. U.S. soMfer The American mili- tary said a soldier died of wounds from a roadside bomb attack south of Baghdad. Bodies found: Late Wednesday, an In- terior Ministry official said the police had discovered four decapitated male bodies in western Baghdad. Starting at the bottom: Iraq is free and independent, but one of the world's poorest Walsh meet with Sinn Fein politician Gerry Adons bos been slwMttd by many others because of man's slaying. Peter man Rep. James Walsh will meet today with Gerry Adams, the Northern Irish politician who has been shunned the White House and congressional leader- ship, during his annual Si, Pal- rick's to the United States. "At this time. I think it's portant that we look (Adams'1 in the eye and tell him what we think." said Walsh. R-Ouonda- ga, who chairs the congressional Friends of Ireland. "We need to say. "Gerry, this is a real test of your leadership I've had a good relationship with him over the years." Adams is the leader of Sinn Fein, a part} that is the political arm of the Irish Republican Army. Last year. Walsh brought Adams to Syracuse for the annu- al St. Patnck's Parade For the firs: time in a decade. Sinn Fein leaders were not in- vited to St. Patrick's Da> cere- monies at the White House and Capitol Hill. The snub comes in response to a recent increase in violence in Northern Ireland "We wanted to make sure that we honored those in civil in Ireland who are contributing positively to the peace process. and that's what we'll be doing On this particular trip." President Bush said Wednesday. Walsh said he understands why Bush and other leaders, in- cluding House Speaker Dennis Hasten. R-I1L chose not to meet with Adams. At the same time, he said, it is important for some- one to tell Adams that the United States remains committed to the peace process as outlined in the 1998 Good Friday accord. Walsh met Wednesday with five sisters of Robert McCart- ney, who was beaten and stabbed to death Jan. 30 outside a Belfast pub. The women have led a cam- paign to identify and prosecute the killers. They have said wit- nesses are too intimidated to come forward because the assail- ants are affiliated with the IRA. "'They are very impressive women." Walsh said, noting that it takes a great deal of cour- age to stand up to bullies. When Walsh asked them if they are afraid for their safety, they reluc- tantly admitted that they are. Inside: Sisters seek "justice, not revenge'YA-9 Phone book: B'ville now Beaver Dams By Tom Leo Staff write- Baldwinsville mayor-elect Dan O'Hara might be surprised to karn he Jives in Beaver Dams. O'Hara and every other resi- dent in the BaJdw insvilk area now reside in that Schuyler County village near Watkins Glen at least according to Yellow Book USA. The inde- pendent directory publisher based on Long Island began dis- tributing its telephone books for the first time this year in the Syr- acuse area. And Baldwinsville folks have been displaced. f Ths Beaver Lake Nature Cen- ter. located in Lysander, is listed as being in Beaver Dams. The Baklwinsvilk Family Restau- rant? Beaver Dams. The Baldwinsville Water De- partment? The village clerk's of- fice? The village justice court? Zoning and codes enforcement? All er "We're aware of the error and we regret it Yellow Book spokesman John Hartz said. "We strive to create a book that's as accurate as possible." BaldwinsviHe isn't the only place listed incorrectly. Some addresses in Fayetteville. includ- ing all Manbus town offices, are shown in Freevilk in Tompkins County. The book's blue pages five town status to Taunton. a section of the town of Ononda- ga, and completely; eliminate the towns of Geddes and Salina. No one at the company is sure what happened, but officials are checking and plan to fix it next year. While the locale may be wrong, street addresses and tele- phone numbers are correct, Hartz said. Yellow Book USA. founded in 1930, is an independent direc- tory publisher, that promotes it- self as a cheaper alternative to Verizon Information Services. It generates revenue through advertising. Hartz said. No resi- dents are charged for listings. Every home and business gets at least one free book, he said. That includes everyone in Baldwinsville. but no one in Beaver Dams. Technology makes Destiny disappear from paper Bv Rkk Moriarty S-af Destiny USA representatives gave a public demonstration Wednesday of the 3-D modeling technology they say will make construction of the huge resort a The company also announced it will donate S500.000 in equip- ment and software to Syracuse. Onondaga County and Salina so that building inspectors and pub- lic safety workers can have full access to construction plans for Destiny. And three companies involved in Destiny's design and develop- ment will begin leasing office space for 50 to 75 employees at the Syracuse Tectooiogv Garden within several '.veeks. Destiny officials said. The Greater Syra- cuse Chamber of Commerce opened the business incubator on Harrison Street in December. The three companies Inter- regnun. ThougMWorks and WISeKey will occupy the Technology Garden temporarily while office space is built at a proposed research and develop- ment park in Sa'.ina that is affili- ated w ith Destiny. Destiny executives say the companies -wiii hire 1 00 people in the first 90 days of the project. with 700 added the next 18 months Destiny and me researcn park are being designed entirely on   

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