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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - May 6, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               r The Daily Dose Best gift for Mom? Give the gift of time. CNY, PAGE F-8 YOUR GUIDE TO GOLF IN CNY The Post-Standard's 2005 Golf Guide showcases two Dream for public courses and another for layouts. It's a look at 36 of the best golf holes in CNY. Abo: A list of more than 160 charity tournaments. A club pro's trip to golf halfway around the world. Section E Greens fees, details on 140 courses. Syracuse's Tiger Woods Foundation clinic. 4 MOVIE REVIEWS 'Kingdom of 'House of Wax1 and 'Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill.' CNY, PAGES F-1. F-3 Affiliated with Syncusv.com FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2005 FINAL EDITION O 2m> the Poit-StandatO SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING WARM AND BRIGHT A high-pressure system will act as a buffer keeping most of the clouds and rain out of the Central New York area today. Skies should re- main at least partially sunny throughout the weekend with normal temperatures. Complete forecast D-12 1.4M Working Adults In N.Y. Are Uninsured, Study Says HIGH: 65 LOW: 41 Two 'grenades' blow up outside consulate in NYC Two small makeshift gre- nades exploded Thursday out- side a midtown Manhattan office building housing the British Consulate. The blasts caused minor damage but no injuries. STORY, PAGE A-10 Rumsfeld: Fewer bases in U.S. may need to close Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Thursday scaled back the projected impact of closing and consolidating mili- tary bases, saying the United States may need to close fewer domestic installations. STORY, PAGE A-8 Bombing death toll hits 210 in Iraq in past week Insurgents in Mq killed at least 28 people Thursday, push- ing the death toll over the week to more than 210. STORY, PAGE A-7 Fulton chocolate factory closer to making candy The New York Chocolate Confections Co. in Fulton'is up and running and getting ready to make chocolate candy. BUSINESS, PAGE C-l March in Poland honors victims of the Holocaust Thousands of Jews from around the world gathered Thursday in Poland to remember the victims of the Holocaust in emotional but defiant ceremo- nies at Auschwitz-Birkenau. STORY, PAGE A-6 'Real Age' author Roizen, wife to leave Upstate Dr. Michael Roizen, author of the best-selling "Real Age" books, is leaving Upstate Med- ical University for a job at The Cleveland Clinic. Roizen's wife, Dr. Nancy Roizen, also will join The Cleveland Clinic. BUSINESS, PAGE C-l Corrections Spelling of Arlene Rockwell's Democratic candidate for the Onondaga County Legislature's 7th District, Dom Lions Club musician Tim Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-6397. Index Business.....- C-l lottery---------A-2 Classified___G-1 Movies...-.........M (NY_______F-1 New York..... A-10 Comics_____F-6 Obituaries.___B-4 Crime B-6 Sports______D-l Editorials Stocks______C-3 local news___B-l Television F-5 THE POST-STANDARD As eligibility for government coverage tightens, many families fall through crocks. By James T. Mulder Staff writer About 10 percent of Dr. Kath- leen Shefner's young patients are uninsured because their working parents cannot afford health in- surance. "Sometimes if the child has an earache, they don't bring them in until the ear is drain- the Syracuse pediatrician said. Some uninsured families are reluctant to take their children to the hospital for necessary emer- gency care because they fear the bill will wipe them out, she said. A new study suggests the problems faced by Shefner's pa- tients are shared by a growing number of people nationwide. More than 20 million working adults don't have coverage, according to the study by the Robert Wood Johnson Founda- tion, sponsor of this week's na- BY THE NUMBERS Number of uninsured people in Onondaga, Madison and Oswego counties For more, see Page A-3 tional "Cover the Uninsured Week" campaign designed to draw attention to the problem. In New York state, 17 percent of working adults or 1.4 mil- lion people have no coverage. The problem is getting worse, according to Peter Avvento of Fidelis Care, a nonprofit health plan sponsored by the Catholic Church that provides govern- ment-subsidized health insur- ance to state residents, including people in Onondaga County. "The eco- nomic downturns in Central New York have led to an in- crease in the number of unin- he said. At the same time, eligibility requirements for government health insurance programs are getting stricter, he said. In Onondaga, Madison and Oswego counties, 9.4 percent of the population, or about people, are uninsured, according to an analysis by Excellus Blue- Cross BlueShield. A group representing cham- bers of commerce throughout New York met with state law- makers this week to tell them they contribute to the problem BUSINESSES, PAGE A-3 LOOKING FOR A FRIEND VIETNAM WAR veteran David Miller, of Syracuse, searches for the name of a friend on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall traveling replica that's on dis- play at the state fairgrounds. His friend was killed in fighting in Vietnam in 1967. Miller, who served in Vietnam from November 1967 to May 1968, is Dennis Nett Staff photographer volunteering at the display as a guide. An opening ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. today. The names of the more than who died will be read starting today and continuing into the weekend. The wall remains open to the public until 8 p.m. Sunday. SEAN KIRST: A Syracuse mother remembers the 19-year-old son she lost in HELP OFFERED: Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center offers counseling at the Grad student files lawsuit vs. Le Moyne Scott McConnell says he's en- titled to reinstatement and million from Le Moyne Col- lege because the college violated his right to free speech. The graduate education stu- dent was asked not to return to Le Moyne earlier this year after he published his views on cor- poral punishment and multicul- turalism in a college paper for which he received an A- from a professor. j That professor, and other I school are listed in the lawsuit filed Thursday in state i Supreme Court. McConnell has received the i support of the American Civil j Liberties Union and other civil- rights groups and has been the j subject of national media stories. i Staff reports j SB STOUT, PAttH Tree snaps, killing man from Victory Greg Southworth, 46, was helping to cut down the tree at an Elbridge business. By Meghan Rubado Staff writer A Cayuga County man was killed Thursday in Elbridge when a tree he was cutting down snapped and struck him in the back and neck, state police said. Greg Southworth, 46, of state Route 38, Victory, was working with two other men to bring down a tree near a garage at Clearview Windows Exte- riors, 1125 Route 5, said Sgl. Rob Kid- der, of the state police barracks in El- bridge. They were using a tractor to pull the large tree away from the building about 3 p.m. "The tree let go a little Kid- der said. The branches already had been re- moved, but the men were having a dif- ficult time cutting through the base of the tree, which was about feet in diameter, police said. The remaining SOUTHWORTH, PAGE A-5 Southworth Blair third term, but with less support By Robert Barr The Associated Press London Tony Blair won i a historic third term as prime minister Thursday, but exit poll projections indicated his Labour I Party suffered a sharply reduced j parliamentary majority in pun- ishment for going to war in Iraq. I A chastened Blair said "we will have to respond to that sensibly and wisely." The outcome could set the stage for Blair to be replaced in midterm by a party rival such as j Gordon Brown. As Treasury j chief. Brown was widely cred- ited for the strong economy that appears to have clinched La- bour's victory, outweighing the bitterness many voters said they felt over Iraq. With 561 of the 646 House of Commons seats counted, official results showed 331 seats won by FORGETTING MOM Mother's Day. Guilt. Flowers Option 1: Jersey florist. Call. Roses: Delivery. Tax: Total: Option 2: 1-800-flowers. Call. Roses: Shipping: Tax: No. Total: Option 3: Syracuse florist FTD. i Roses: Service charge: Delivery charge: Tax: i Total: IS NOT AN OPTION Must send. New Jersey. Option 4: FTD.com. Internet. Roses: Service charge: Tax: No. Total: Option 5: Seeds. Grow. Roses: 98 cents. Gah. Too late. Option 6: Vis'rt mom. Priceless. Staff writer Bob Niedt   

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