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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - April 10, 2005, Syracuse, New York The Post-Standard Affiliated with SynkcuM.com SUNDAY, APRIL 10. 2005 FINAL EDITION 2005 Tne Post-Siencted SYRACUSE, N.Y. GOOD MORNING ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL Loads of sunshine and warmth are in store today. It will get cooler and breezier throughout Complete the week.____ HIGH: 65 LOW: 36 SAVE WITH COUPONS IN TODAY'S NEWSPAPER CHARLES, CAMILLA WED The Associated Press PRINCE CHARLES and the new Duchess of Cornwall leave St. George's Chapel Saturday in Windsor, England, after their civil wedding A-5. LIGHTNING IN FLORIDA KILLS SKANEATELES MAN Car dealer David Pirro struck on golf course. LOCAL PAGE 8-1 ELECTING A NEW POPE A look at who could be next Challenges the new pope will face The mystery cardinal on the conclave STORIES, PAGES In Opinion: Pope John Paul The JAZZ JAM Tuesday night will be memorable as the Count Basie Orchestra performs at Liverpool High School. CNY, PAGE H-l LOCKHEED MARTIN SOARS New helicopters for the president: one sweet contract. SYRACUSE PORTFOLIO, PAGE E-l SCHOOL PRIORITIES What the new Syracuse superintendent should focus on. PAGEB-1 STOP HER NOW Political guru Arthur J. Finkeisteiu joins effort to defeat Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. PAGE A-l 0 DECISIONS, DECISIONS Long-term insurance. Buying a car. PERSONAL FINANCE, PAGE E-5 Index Auto______ Births______ Business Dick Case._. Classified...... CNY______ Editoriab Local _____ G-l H-7 _E-1 .B-l .H H-l .C-2 8-1 Obituaries............ Real Estofe_____ Sports........-------- State_________ Washington____ Weather_______ Weddings. 1-1 _ D-l -A-16 ..A-10 ..D-16 __H-5 World___A-4foA-9 Corrections Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to discuss a correction on a news story. THE POST-STANDARD Ililllillllllll! For home delivery, call 470-6397 Two Motorcycles Hit Car, Killing Camillus Man, 21 Investigators estimate motorcyclists were going 100 mph before crash in Camillus. By Diana LaMattina Staff writer A motorcyclist traveling about 100 mph died Saturday afternoon after he collided with a car in Camillus, according to the Onondaga County Sheriffs Office. Douglas Tracy, 21, of Camillus, was pronounced dead at the scene. His 2004 Suzuki motorcycle was split in half. The front tire and handle bars were about 10 feet in front of the car, while the rest of the bike was off to the side. Another motorcyclist, Adam Wells, 21, of Camillus, was traveling near Tracy on a 2002 Suzuki motorcycle, also going about 100 mph, deputies said. He was seriously injured when he struck the same car at about p.m. at the intersection of West Genesee Street and Winding Way. Wells was in serious condition after undergoing surgery at University Hos- pital Saturday night, said nursing su- pervisors. Here's how the crash happened, according to Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin Walsh: Three motorcyclists riding west on West Genesee Street were doing stunts at a red light at the corner of Vanida Road. A Camillus police officer saw them and turned onto West Genesee Street with his lights and sirens on. Two cars between the police officer and the motorcyclists pulled over. One cu die three motorcyclists pulled over ONE MOTORCYCLIST, PAGE A-l 9 'HORSES DON'T TEAR UP THE GROUND... AND, YOU CAN TALK TO A HORSE. YOU TALK ATI A TEAM of draft horses (above) driven by Sher- wood Zehr pulls a sap collection wagon away from the boiling shed at Yancey's Sugarbush in Lewis County. Horses and driv- er are headed out to collect an- other load of sap from sugar maple trees, the Yanceys' dog Duke leading the way. Mike photographer HASKELL YANCEY pours syrup into a filter box inside the boiling shed at Yancey's Sugarbush north of Croghan, where the Yancey family has been collecting sugar maple sap and boiling it into syrup for 160 years. Helping is Ralph Thenes. Mike photographer Making maple syrup the old-fashioned way By Janet Gramza Contributing writer On a crisp, sunny day, a young man and a grizzled vet- eran work in a North Country sugarbush, emptying metal buckets filled with clear, thin sap into a 250-gallon tank hauled by two draft horses named Sugar and Bailey. When the tank sloshes full, the young man, Shawn Kelley, and the veteran, Jim Mathys, stand on the trailer's metal frame and hang on as driver Paul Dicob, 82, calls, "Git up, The horses high-step out of the woods, cross a yellowed field to the boiling shed, and trot up a steep hill called a bridge, where gravity helps pour their load into holding tanks below. They stop in a cloud of steam scented with maple HOW SWEET, PAGE A-18 Women in math, sciences can write own ticket in CNY By Rebecca James Staff writer In the 1980s, when Shobha Bhatia was the only woman on the faculty of Syracuse University's engi- neering school, she did not bring her young children to the office for fear of looking unprofessional. Today, universities push family-friendly policies as one way to lure more female scientists to their cant puses. Schools also are coordinating efforts to boost the number of female candidates for faculty positions. Schools are also trying to extend the pipeline down the road with programs that entice high school girls to consider math and science careers and mentor women who choose science or engineering majors when they reach college. Despite these efforts most of which started in the past 10 years women remain a considerable minori- ty in math and science fields. At most universities and colleges in Ccr.tra! New York, four out of five tenure- track scientists are men. Upstate factory's closing will be one for the record books A look at how CNY colleges measure By Hart Sttly Staff writer She started the job on a Friday, 49 years ago. She found herself pressing the music of Bill Haley and The Comets into a 78 rpm record, and she knew her world would never be the same. "I remember my mother-in-law telling me, 'Never start anything on a Vcrcns bert recalled. 'If you start something on a Fri- day, it never ends.' But the end is near for Universal Music Group's record-pressing plant in Gloversville. Early next month, the plant will close, 112 union workers will lose their jobs, and A COLLECTION of some of the records made at the Universal Music Group's record-pressing piant in Gioversviiie. Hank Zinner, a worker at the soon-to-close plant, collected the records. another icon of the 20th century the vinyl re- cord will edge one track closer to extinction. With it will go a record-making legacy that began here in 1953. That year, the Brunswick Radio Corporation of America moved to Gloversville, a city of people in the Adirondack foothiiis that FACTORY, PAGE A-l 7 David Lassman Staff photographer A. i;