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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - March 31, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               AFTER TODAY, WEEKEND WILL NEVER BE THE SAME TODAY Listings Easier and faster more than 250 things to do Best Bets, day by day Win a spa! More dining tips, bigger dining guide Dating column "Single in the City" begins in After Hours he Post-StSB s's Daily Dose Is organic food for you? Think before you get a tattoo. What a great idea. Page E-8 Affiliated with Syracusv.com THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2005 FINAL EDITION 2005 The Pos; S'ardd'd SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING DAMP SHEEP March will go out like a lamb today with mild tempera- tures, but the wool may get a bit soggy as show- ers approach the area later in the day. Clouds could break apart to let more sunshine through Friday afternoon. Complete forecast, D-8 HIGH: 57 LOW: 41 SU To Build Science Complex State budget expected on time Oneida Nation's tax bills could total millions The U S Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the Oneida Indian Nation must pay property taxes to Sherrill and possibly to other local governments. But when will the money arrive? STORY, PAGE A-10 PLUS: NOZZOLIO WANTS STATE'S CASINO PUN DROPPED. UNION SPRINGS MOVES TO NIX BINGO HAIL Justices make it easier to sue for age bias The Supreme Court expanded job protections for roughly half the nation's work force Wednes- day, ruling that federal law al- lows people 40 and over to file age bias claims over salary and hiring even if employers never intended any harm. STORY, PAGE A-4 High court rejects Schiavo parents' new try With time running out tor Tern Schiavo, the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday rejected her parents" latest attempt to get the brain-damaged woman's feeding tube reconnected STORY, PAGE A-9 Vatican confirms pope's feeding tube Pope John Paul II is receiv- ing liquid feedings through a tube that was inserted through his nose and winds down into his stomach, Vatican officials an- nounced Wednesday, raising new alarms about the pope's de- teriorating health and his ability to lead the Roman Catholic Church. STORY, PAGE A-6 Need an internship? They've got hundreds A new Web site, internship, seeks to match em- ployers who need summer in- terns with local students who need summer internships. BUSINESS, PAGE C-l Review Duran Duran played old and new Wednesday night at the fuming Stone Casino and Re- sorts in Verona. The crowd of couldn't get enough. REVIEW, PAGE B-2 Corrections Tracy Chapman's All-star John Hair-color Pianist Olga "Grapes of Wrath'7E-1 Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS Index Business.....__.. C-l Lottery------- A-2 Clossified H Movies...........Wkd CNY_______E-l New York _A-1J Comics __ _ E-6 Editorials _._. A-14 Sports......._... D-1 Entertainment E-3 Stocks C-3 local news..... 1-1 THE POST-STANDARD THIS IS AN artist's rendering of the proposed million Life Sciences Complex T-shaped brick building, gray forvt-or for Image courtesy Ellenzweig Associates Science and Technology building (back which is on College Place. Other buildings shown are Lyman Hall (right) anrl thp Pel I Iniilon fratprnitv deft} Expansion plans total million By Nancy Buczek Staff writer Syracuse University offi- cials unveiled plans Wednes- day for a new million campus building. That brings the tally to about million that uni- versity officials say the school plans to sink into new and ren- ovated space on and off cam- pus by 2010. "We need to do this for our future and for the very future of our students, our faculty and all their discoveries that will touch every corner of the said Deborah Freund, SU's vice chancellor and pro- vost, as she detailed an updat- ed university space plan. The university, under direc- tion from Chancellor Nancy Cantor, has been focusing on forging stronger ties with the community through partner- ships with local organizations and establishing a physical downtown presence with the purchase of 11 city properties. But SU officials have also been working on plans for its main University Hill campus, which includes a proposed S107 million Life Sciences Complex that will house the university's biology, chemis- try and biochemistry depart- ments. It will serve as a state- of-the-art teaching and re- search facility, Freund said. SU has a number of other capita] projects in the pipeline: Completion of the new million management school building. a third, S28 million S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communica- tions building Starting the S19 million Syracuse Center of Excellence building in downtown Syra- cuse. BUILDING, PAGE A-10 Image courtesy Ellenzweig Associates THIS IS an artist's drawing of the front of the proposed Life Science Complex. Yoi O minds are making tough calls Military relying on decisions made by soldiers who are of ten not even 21. By David Wood Newhouse News Service Washington In its most confusing and dangerous mili- tary operations abroad, the Unit- ed States is relying most heavily on its youngest enlistees sol- diers who might be less capable of shouldering these responsibil- ities. The 17- to 21-year-olds who make up a quarter of all enlisted Army soldiers and almost half of enlisted Marines serve with "ex- traordinary courage, dedication and as Gen. Mi- chael W. Hagee, Marine com- mandant, said recently. But these youngest soldiers and Marines can lack the maturi- ty needed to sort through insur- gents and civilians at check- points, walk neighborhood patrols and negotiate with angry crowds, experienced military leaders say. Indeed, recent research on Harry Potter the millions j Lawmakers plan to pass bills by midnight for first on-time uuuyei in 20 yeurs. i By Erik Kriss Albany bureau Before the clock strikes mid- night tonight, state lawmakers plan to wash away two decades I of embarrassment by completing the first on-time budget since 1984. In fact, an optimistic Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno went so far as to declare late budgets a thing of the past. "I believe you're not going to see late budgets again in our life- times he told reporters this week. That's sure to please school officials, non-profit groups and others depend not only on state aid, but on knowing how much they're going to get before they craft their own spending plans. Why did it happen this year? Reaching the magic number of 20 straight late budgets last year generated publicity, which led to public pressure, which led to campaigns filled with prom- ises 01 icioim. An exhaustive report labeling New York's Legislature the most dysfunctional m the nation magnified the problem. And the election losses ol sev- eral incumbents over the issue of reform, including former Sen. Nancy Larrame Hoffmann of Fa- bius, drove home the point "1 think we heard the mes- Assembly Speaker Shel- don Silver said. "We made a de- termination that we might as well compromise in March, radi- er than in June, July or August." The new billion budget is expected to include S314 mil- lion in school aid above the million increase Gov. George Pataki originally proposed, S692.8 million more for health PRESSURE, PAGE A-l 2 Nearly million for CNY in bills lawmakers passed in Al- bany en Tyrone Newhouse News Service SGT. MICHAEL PRUNECA, 51, (left) is the oldest member of his Rhode Island National Guard engineer company. Pvt. Thomas Mills, 18, (right) is the youngest. weighing of consequences and j perhaps even moral judgments, j is not fully mature until the early i 20s. j "The teenagers we are taking j into the Army are still a work in Dr. Ruben C. Gur, chief of the Brain Behavior Lab- j oratory and director of neuropsy- chology at the University of j Pennsylvania, said in an inter- view. Adolescents can be unfocused. Sometimes they can't seem to plan ahead. They often lack so-' cial graces and the ability to "read" people and situations, critical skills in the powder keg of Iraq where soldiers work i The Associated Press New York Expect enough Harry Potter books this summer to fill all of Hogwarts. Scholastic Inc.. the U.S. pub- lisher of J.K. Rowling's fantasy series, has announced a first printing of 10 8 million copies of "Harry Potter and the Half- Blood the largest such printing for a hardcover release in this country. The previous record holder was 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" in 2003. with a first run of 6.8 million. Bookstores already are plan- ning their traditional parties to mark the publication at mid- night, July 16. "Half-Blood Prince" is the sixth of seven planned books. Worldwide sales have topped 250 million for the series. lyrore Turner Newhouse News Service STAFF SGT. KEVIN FERRO, 37, believes his life experience makes him a better leader than younger soldiers. human brain development con- firms what many parents of teen- agers know at gut level: The bi- ology that controls impulsive behavior, which enables the A draft? Military experts say it will be necessary; Pentagon says Pilgrims attacked: Insurgents unleash a string of attacks; Marine Jf. Police: Man posed as cop to stop women Authorities say he may have puiled over more than 50 women since 2000. Staff reports A Madison County man was arrested Wednesday and accused of pulling over female drivers in I Madison and Onondaga counties by driving in a vehicle with emergency lights, state police said. Thomas R. Leatz, 23, of Lot 111, Fyler Road, was charged with felony crimi- Leatz nal impersonation. Troopers said Leatz would identify himself as a police officer, scoid the driver for an offense and release her. According to troopers, Leatz might have stopped more than 50 women since 2000. Anyone with information re- garding similar incidents it, asked to call state police at 366-6000. J   

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