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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - April 6, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               The Post-Standard Affiliated with SyraoiM.com WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2005 FINAL EDITION 2005 The Post-Siandaid SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING WARM SHOWER Sunshine and very mild air will pour over Central New York, but rain will start splash- ing around the area in the afternoon. There's a chance of a thunderstorm or more showers tonight. Complete forecast, D-10 HIGH: 63 LOW: 52 Tribute to Bragman canceled by union protest A dinner in tribute to former Assemblyman Michael Bragman was canceled Tuesday because of a planned union protest. I 1 1 nWB. Ml Baylor wins NCAA women's title, 84-62 Baylor University beat Mich- igan State, 84-62, to win the NCAA women's basketball championship, the school's first NCAA title by a women's team. SPORTS, PAGI D-1 Nobel-winning author Saul Bellow dead at 89 Nobel laureate Saul Bellow, a master of comic melancholy who in "Humboldt's Gift" and other novels both championed and mourned the soul's fate in the modern world, died Tuesday. He was 89. STORY, LIST OF BOOKS, PAGE A-3 Source of diseased deer meat released by state The state Tuesday identified the owner of a herd of deer in Oneida County where chronic wasting disease was found. The f I Ut t t 111 'ijV J.AJ. LAJ.t' killed Tuesday. Meat from the diseased herd was served to about 350 at the Verona Fire De- partment's annual Sportsman's Feast last month. NEW YORK, PAGE A-iO ABC anchor Jennings has lung cancer Peter Jennings, who revealed he has lung cancer Tuesday, plans to continue on "World News Tonight" as much as he can after beginning chemothera- py next week. Truckers, farmers, town officials: Don't raise tolls Many Central New Yorkers told the state Thruway Authority at a hearing Tuesday in Syracuse that they don't want to see tolls rise. Truckers and dairy farm representatives say they will be forced to raise prices to cover the new tolls. Iraqi parliament ready to pick a new president Iraq's newly elected parlia- ment today will choose a new president, the next step in build- ing Iraq's first democratically elected government in 50 years, Iraqi officials said. STORY, PAGE A-4 Corrections Mark Sardella, shooting Pianist at the Marathon Festi- val of Musical Syracuse Nationals and the Basketball Hall of Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS Index visiting Canada Couid Require Passport Under New Regulations U.S. citizens would need documents to get bod across the border. The Associated Press Washington Americans traveling to Canada and Mexico would need pass- ports to come home to the United States under guidelines proposed Tuesday in the latest effort to deter terrorists from enter- ing the country. The new rules, which would be phased in by 2008, apply to Americans traveling from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, the Car- ibbean and Panama. They also apply to citizens from those countries who want to enter the United States prompting Ca- nadian officials to announce that they might reciprocate. The regulations mark a dramatic shift from a policy that allows Americans to return home from neighboring countries without a passport. They also raise the potential of hampering tourism and com- mercial traffic with the United States' two immediate neighbors. An estimated 60 million Americans about 20 percent of the national popula- tion have passports. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said U.S. officials have been working with their international counterparts 'for some time" to shore up security mea- sures without crimping the flow of com- PROPOSED, PAGE A-9 Central New York refugees' families play matchmaker from afar Marriage by Arrangement Oneidas are now among top lobbyists Nation spent more than million in 2004 to try to influence the state, according to groups' report. By Erik Kriss Albany bureau The Oneida Indian- Nation of New York, trying to block out-of-state tribes from getting Catskills casinos, cracked the top 10 list for Albany spending for the first time last year. The Oneidas ranked fourth in combined lobbying expenses and campaign contri- butions. They spent more than mil- lion, topping all interest groups except those tangling over a football stadium in Manhattan, according to three govern- ment reform groups. .LUC iiue SMILING at the sound of the voice he is hearing, Ma- thiang Deng, of Syracuse, talks long distance to his Su- danese bride-to-be, Agoot Mabil Duot. When Deng's Mike Staff photographer father told him he had found a spouse for him, Deng asked to see a photograph of the 17-year-old girl. Duot's photograph is on the table in front of Deng. By Molly Hennessy-Fiske Staff writer Mathiang Deng's father called from his native Sudan in September to say he had found his son a 17-year-old bride from their Dinka tribe. Deng, 24, asked to see the girl's photograph before he agreed to return to East Africa in June to marry her. "Nowadays you don't want par- ents to arrange for said Deng, who settled in Syracuse in 2001 after living in a refugee camp in Kenya for 10 years. "You want to see for your- self." Deng is among a half-dozen young Sudanese men in Syracuse consid- ering arranged marriages since a Jan- uary peace accord ended Sudan's 22-year civil war. Arranged marriage remains common in parts of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, experts say. It persists in rural areas and among some Somali and Sudanese refugees in the United States, said Darius Makuga, who is Sudanese. He is a visiting professor of religious studies at Le Moyne College. Tribal elders negotiate a bride BRIDES, PAGE A-6 nation's lobbying expenses Top 10 more than S2.4 million paid for an ad campaign against casinos for out-of- j state tribes. The Oneidas operate Turning Stone Casino and Resort in Verona. The rest went to the nation's Albany lobbying firm, Patricia Lynch and Associates. The nation's combined total, which in- cluded in campaign contributions to state politicians, topped traditionally free-spending statewide groups represent- ing teachers, trial lawyers, doctors, health care providers and hospitals. The New York Public Interest Research Group, Common Cause New York and the League of Women Voters of New York State annually compile the list. The three groups called for lawmakers to re- quire disclosure of contract lobbying and limit campaign contributions and gifts from lobbyists, among other things. Cablevision, Cablevision-owned Madi- son Square Garden and the Jets took the top three spots, spending roughly million, million and mil- lion. respectively. Most of that money went toward advertising campaigns over a proposed West Side Manhattan stadium near Madison Square Garden sought by ADS, PAGE A-9 Business Movies ______ E-6 Classified New York ....A-10 CNY E-l Obituaries 1-4 Comics Sports ______ D-1 LUtlUIMIlS Stocks ______ C-3 Local news Technology _H Lottery Television ____ 1-7 Czarek Sokotowski Associated Prsss A YOUNG POLISH WOMAN puts flowers amid candles Tuesday for Pope John Paul II at the residence of the archbishop in Kra- kow. John Paul II was bishop in Krakow before he was pope. Bells and white smoke will announce new pope THE POST-STANDARD By Victor L. Simpson The Associated Press Vatican City For centu- ries, white smoke billowing from the chimney of the Sistine Chap- el has been the signal to the world that the cardinals have chosen a new pope. This time lest anyone be confused over whether the smoke is really white bells will ring too. The smoke comes from the burning of the secret paper bal- lots, and chemicals are added to heighten the color. Black smoke means no decision has been made after a papal ballot. The bells are an innovation to honor the late John Paul H's wishes, the Vatican said Tues- day. "This time we plan to ring the bells to make the election of the WtAZIUAHPAGEA-14 TODAY'S Daily Dose Plants for the unlucky gardener Optimist and Pessimist take on baseball He bought Ralphie's house from "A Christmas Story" for Getting rid of hair THE DOSE, Page E-10 DIGITAL IMAGES High-tech photography now helps architects. Also: LCD screens are rarely perfect Tips on keeping your computer running Latest on fighting games Selling music online TECHNOLOGY, PAGES M to F-4 12 RECIPES Everything from carrot oat cakes to five-spice duck CNY, PAGES E-2 to E-4 Frank Ordonez Staff photographer JON ALVAREZ, and his wife, Laura, listen to Army Staff Sgt. I James P. Barrett at the Army recruiting station in Mattydale. At i left is Sgt David M. McDougall. i Would-be soldier enlists, making good on his word By Pedro Ramirez III Staff writer In a letter to the editor in De- cember, Jon Alvarez said he would gladly take the place of a soldier complaining about serv- ing in Iraq. That sparked letters from peo- pie urging the Baidwinsviiie na- live to make good on his offer. When the Army lifted its age limits, Alvarez's critics again submitted letters urging him to sign up. Some offered to give him a ride to the recruiter's. Others of- fered to throw Alvarez a send- off party and give him a bucket of chicken for the trip to Iraq. In a week. Alvarez turns 39 and he may get the birthday gift he wants: To join the Army Re- JON ALVAREZ, PAGE A-9   

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