Syracuse Post Standard, April 7, 2005

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April 07, 2005

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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - April 7, 2005, Syracuse, New York TODAY'S Daily Dose PAGE E-8 Vitamins: Get started with 3 nutritional supplements Six-pocket fatique shorts: They're hot and they fit everyone When in Botswana, avoid the drink called "Say Goodbye to Your Mother" The AFTER HOURS Payabilities cook Jeffrey Lewis The Max in Little Italy Upcoming Alison Krauss at the Landmark Green Day at Binghamton WEEKEND So much to do. So little time. Our new format gives you the goods fast. 275 ways to stay busy B-Movie Festival 11th Hour Gallery Jazz at the civic center Plus: DJs, karaoke, blues, dance, movies, theater Affiliated with Syracuse.com FINAL EDITION THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2005 6 2005 The Post-Standard SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS PRETTY WET A cold front push- ing through the area will bring rain into Central New York today and tonight. Some dry air should arrive from the north Friday and bring some sunshine back for the week- end. Complete forecast, D-14 HIGH: 63 LOW: 41 SkyChiefs start season against Red Wings today The Triple-A SkyChiefs open their season at 2 p.m. today against the Rochester Red Wings at Alliance Bank Stadium, for- merly Stadium. STORIES, TEAM ROSTIR PAGES D-l, D-8, D-9 GOP mayoral race too close to call The vote Wednesday night for the Republican candidate for mayor of Syracuse was so close that there will be a recount this morning before the winner is an- nounced. Joanie Mahoney and Randy Wolken are vying lor ine post. Neither candidate has ruled out a primary. STOKf, PAGE B-l DeLsy rejects reports of political misconduct Rep. Tom DeLay, the House majority leader, on Wednesday angrily dismissed newspaper ac- counts that focused on political payments to his wife and daugh- ter as well as additional trips taken by him that have come under scrutiny. STORY, PAGE A-l 7 Kurdish leader picked as new president in Iraq Two months after elections, Iraq's new government finally began to take shape Wednesday as lawmakers elected as presi- dent a Kurdish leader who prom- ised to represent all ethnic and religious groups. Ousted dictator Saddam Hussein watched the session, broadcast across the country, from his prison cell. STORY, PAGE A-4 Prince Rainier III dies at hospital in Monaco Prince Rainier fll of Monaco, Si, whose marriage in 195610 film star Grace Kelly captured the imagination of the world, died Wednesday at a hospital overlooking the principality's yacht-filled main harbor. STORY, PAGE A-4 Corrections Darius Oliha Sally "Funny Girl'YM 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 Classified____F-l CNY____........E-l Comic_____E-6 Hitorisb.......A-20 local new___1-1 Movies....... New York.. Obituaries. Sports........ Stocks___ _A-2 _WU A-16 _ 1-4 .....D-I _ C-3 At least 16 on U.S. military mission die in Afghan desert Copter Crash Kills All Aboard The Associated Press Kabul, Afghanistan A U.S. mili- tary helicopter returning from a mission smashed into the southern Afghan- desert Wednesday, killing at least 16 people in the deadliest military crash since the fall of the Taliban in late 2001. An Afghan official said most of the dead appeared to be Americans. The CH-47 Chinook was returning to the U.S. base at Bagram from a mission in the 'militant-plagued south when it went down near Ghazni city, 80 miles southwest of the capital, Kabul. "Indications are it was bad weather and that there were no said a U.S. spokeswoman, Lt. Cindy Moore. An Afghan official said there were no signs the craft was shot down. A U.S. military statement said 16 deaths had been confirmed and two other people listed on the flight manifest were "unaccounted for" when the recovery operation was suspended at nightfall. U.S. officials said the four crew mem- bers killed were Americans, but declined to give the nationalities of the passengers. The names of the victims were being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Moore said the transport helicopter was returning from a "routine mission" when controllers lost radio contact. A second Chinook made it safely back to the sprawling base north of Kabul. Television footage showed dozens ol Afghan security forces and officials scur- rying round .burning wreckage. Strong winds that had whipped thick dust intc the darkened sky fanned the flames. Abdul Rahman Sarjang, the chief oi police in Ghazni, said the helicoptei MILITARY, PAGE A-4 MILLIONS IN ROME TO SAY GOODBYE TO POPE JOHN PAUL II MORE THAN a million people fill the streets leading to St. Peter's Square Wednesday in Vatican City to take a last, brief look at Pope John Paul II. This aerial photo was taken by the Italian police. Officials Wednesday night used Polizia Modena The Associated Press radio announcements and text messaging on cell phones to tell people they were not allowing more people to join the line. Officials feared the viewing wouldn't end in time to prepare for the funeral scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday. 2O 3O The number of hours some people waited to see Pope John Paul ii. The number of seconds people got to view the pope. Million, the number of people expected Friday for the largest papal funeral in history. The number of people who can fit in St. Peter's Sauare. NSIDE In Rome. President Bush and other leaders arrive. Plus a look at the extra Inside St. Peter's. Details on the funeral, where the pope will be In CNY. Where you can watch or hear the funeral, plus spe- cial Noted Notre Dame theolo- gian, iocui Uki'iiiniiiiii on who will be next pope Man found fatally shot in parked car Television____E-5 THE POST-STANDARD Illlllllillllllllllllll Body is discovered by dry workers collecting trash on Berwyn Avenue in Syracuse. By Jim Read and Diana LaMattina Staff writers A Syracuse man was found shot to death, slumped over the steering wheel of a parked car early Wednes- day. Wayne E. Watts, 24, suf- fered a gun- shot wound, said Sgi. Torn Connellan of Wam the Syracuse police. Police would not reveal where the man was shot. Police are still searching for suspects. The car, which had a shattered driver's-side window, did not belong to Watts, Connellan said. He did not identify the car's owner. City Department of Public Works employees discovered Watts in the car about a.m. as they turned their truck around to begin collecting garbage. The car was in the parking area across from the Hueber-Breuer Construction Co. at 148 Berwyn Ave., a block off East Colvin Street. Interstate 81 and railroad tracks run behind houses on the west siue of ilie street Watts was identified after in- vestigators matched his finger- FOUaFAGEA-17 BYTHENUMBERS: BASEBALL PAY A spending boom in baseball pushed the average player's salary to a record million on open- ing day, The Associated Press re- ported Wednesday: million Payroll for the Yankees (more than five teams) in millions: Tampa Bay, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Cleveland, million The Boston Red Sox were second, then the New York Mets at million, Philadelphia at million and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at million. 3 of the top 5 are Yankees. In millions: 1. Alex Rodriguez, 2. Barry Bonds, Giants, 3. Manny Ramirez, Boston, 4. Derek Jeter, 5. Mike Mussina, Watchdog scolds Congress for its piggish spending is the minimum salary for one year, enough to put three children through four years at SU. Staff and news service reports CNY projects received of nearly billion wasted, citizens group says. By Peter Lyman Washington bureau A federal grant to the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame is barely a morsel at a billion pork feast, but it was singled out in Washington Wednesday as a prime example of wasteful spending. Citizens Against Government Waste, a private government watchdog organization, released its annual "Pig listing about pork-barrel proj- ects or "earmarks" total- ing nearly S10 billion in tlic 2005 federal budget. CAGW gave particular atten- tion to its list of 14 "oinkers" of 2005 "recognizing dogged perseverance in the mad pursuit of pork." The grant to the Great- er Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame made the oinkers list under the heading "the Halls of As a pair of real pigs munched rice cakes in front of the lectern at a Capitol Hill news confer- ence, CAGW President Thomas Schatz scolded Congress and ac- cused members of financing their re-election campaigns with taxpayers' dollars. Joining him were Sen. John McCain and Rep. Jeff Flake, both Arizona Republicans. At the news conference, Schatz cited the Syracuse hall of fame grant and its sponsor. Rep. CNY'S SHARE: Who got the money J ;

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