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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - April 4, 2005, Syracuse, New York r The Post-Standard Affiliated with SyraoMe.com MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2005 FINAL EDITION 2005 The Pea-Standard SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS MIXED SHOWERS Cold air high overhead will send rain and wet snow into Central New York today as a storm moves slowly away. Much wanner air and sunshine will begin to arrive Tuesday. Complete forecast, C-10 HIGH: 43 LOW: 33 Cazenovia couple hurt when house explodes A house near Chittenango Falls exploded for the second time in two years Sunday, injur- ing Ron Hull and Judith Hull. STORY, PAGE B-1 Syria to pull out of Lebanon this month Syria is working to pull all its troops and intelligence agents from Lebanon by April 30, a U.N. envoy said Sunday. STORY, PAGE A-14 Yankees beat Red Sox in season-opener The New York Yankees won Sunday's game against the World Series champions 9-2. SPORTS, PAGE C-1 Baseball player suspended under new drug policy Tampa Bay Devil Rays cen- ter fielder Alex Sanchez on Sun- day was suspended for 10 days for violating Major League Baseball's new drug policy, be- coming the league's first player to be punished for testing posi- tive for steroids. SPORTS, PAGE C-1 Tips for making end-of-life decisions Have you told your loved ones what medical options you want at the end of your life? Find out about making a living will and health-care proxy. STORY, PAGE D-I U.S. casualties rise in Abu Ghraib attack The number of American troops hurt in die assault on the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq has risen to 44, officials said. Also, a Sunni Muslim was se- lected as parliament speaker. STORY, PAGE A-14 May cost more to take Thruway soon The New York State Thru- way Authority has proposed in- creasing toils an average of 35 percent for trucks and 25 percent for cars. A public hearing will be Tuesday in Syracuse. NEW YORK, PAGE A-10 Elephant trainer talks about his job at the zoo Shawn Graham describes his job handling the six Asian ele- phants at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park. THE DAILY DOSE, BACK OF CNY A look at U.S. missile defense plans The Pentagon is planning to deploy interceptor missiles in Alaska and California. SCIENCE, PAGE 8-6 Corrections Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS Index Movies---------D-4 CNY_______D-l New York..... A-10 Comic_____D-6 Obituaries Editorials _ A-12 Scisnce Local news___1-1 Sports----------C-1 Lottery_____A-2 Television D-5 THE POST-STANDARD minium mucn ai peace Vatican begins preparations for funeral, conclave AP Photo Italian Presidency, Enrico Oliverio CARDINAL M1LOSLAV VLK, of the Czech Republic and Cardinal Francesco Marchisano, of Italy, mourn Pope John lying in state Sunday at the Vatican. After paying respects. Cardinal Roger Mahohy of Los Angeles said "Our Holy Father looks very much at peace. It was very satisfying for all of us to see him so serene." John Paul II 'reached out to people of all faiths' The Associated Press Vatican City Finally at rest after years of crippling disease, Pope John Paul U's body lay in state Sunday, his hands clutching a rosary, his pastoral staff under his arm. Millions prayed and wept at services across the globe, as the Vatican prepared for the ritual-filled funeral and conclave that will choose a successor. Television images gave the public its first view of the pope since his death: lying in the Vatican's frescoed Apostolic Palace, dressed in crimson vestments and a white bishop's miter, his head resting on a stack of gold pillows. A Swiss Guard stood on either side as diplomats, politicians and clergy paid their respects at his feet. An estimated people turned out at St. Peter's Square for a morning Mass and thousands more tourists, Romans, young and old kept coming throughout the day, filling the broad boulevard leading to St. Peter's Ba- silica. They clutched rosaries and newspaper photos of the late pontiff as they stood shoul- der-to-shoulder to pray for the soul of "our be- loved John Paul." "Even if we fear we've lost a point of refer- ence, I feel like everybody in this square is unit- ed with Mm in a said Luca Ghizzardi, a 38-year-old nurse with a sleeping bag and a handmade peace flag at his feet. Early Sunday, a text message had circulated on cell phones in Rome, asking people to light JOHN PAUL'S, PAGE A-4 Gloria Wright Staff photographer JOHN CIFERNI, of Syracuse, stands before a shrine to the late Pope John Paul II Sunday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Sean Kirst talks with relatives of students killed in Pan Am Flight 103 about their special link with Pope John Paul In Central New York, religious leaders say electing a new pope marks a turning point for the Roman Catholic Mother Cope's ceremony to go on as Rome prepares for crowds at funeral as world A look back at Pope John Paul II A-7 By Renee K. Gadoua Staff writer Hundreds of people stood in line Sunday morning to pay their respects to Pope John Paul n at a memorial shrine at Syracuse's Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. "I'm feeling kind of said Peg Ryan, of Syracuse. "It's a day of mourning. He was a great leader." She and her husband, Tim Ryan, usually attend Most Holy Rosary Church but went to the downtown cathedral, the seat of the seven-county Roman Catho- lic Diocese of Syracuse, for a Mass celebrating the life of the church leader who died Satur- day. The Rev. Joseph Champlin, rector of the cathedral at 259 E. Onondaga St., said the crowd of about 500 people for the a.m. Mass was "several hundred people" larger than the usual turnout for that regular Sunday service. Parishes throughout the region celebrated special Masses, which MASSES, PAGE A-5 Man shot dead outside Syracuse club Police ore investigating whether fight at motorcycle dub led to homicide. By Frederic Pierce and Mike McAndrew Staff writers Mark Sardella moved with his girlfriend Thursday because he wanted a new life in a safer Syr- acuse neighborhood, his mother said. But just before sunrise Sunday morning, Sardella, a 27-year-old chef, was gunned down outside a motorcycle club where he danced and drank at an after- hours party, just a few blocks from his former apartment. Syracuse police are trying to piece together the events that led to the a.m. slaying in a parking lot outside the 'Cuse Road Dawgs club, at 510 Mid- land Ave. No one has been charged and police said they have no suspects. Detectives believe Sardel- la was trying to flee his at- tacker when he Sardella crashed a rent- ed sports utility vehicle into the rear of a parked van, knocking the van out of the paved lot and into a muddy field. Responding to reports of mul- tiple shots fired, police found Flooding closes roads, forces evacuation For news updates go to syracusc.com Water expected to keep rising in Central New York as ram continues to fall. By Molly Hennessy-Fiske Staff writer Scattered flooding throughout Centra] New York Sunday wash- ed out roads and stranded cars. The water was expected to keep rising overnight, and, in many places, through Tuesday. National Weather Service flood warnings are in effect for a big swath of Central New York, including parts or all of Cayuga, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Oneida, Cortland and Tompkins fl.... counties. Rain was expected to continue overnight and taper off by this afternoon, according to the weather service. Cortland County officials de- clared a state of emergency Sun- day, banning all unnecessary travel, and, for the first time ever, canceling the Marathon Maple Festival, about 14 miles south of Cortland. A nursing home in Cincinnatus had to be evacuated due to flooding, and several residents in the city of Cortland were forced from their homes, officials said. In Madison County, Lebanon Town Supervisor Jim Goldstein FLOODING, PAGE A-9