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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - May 30, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               WAYS T0 ON WATER The Post-Standard Affiliated with JyrKuM.com MONDAY. MAY 30. 2005 GOOD MORNING RIGHT IN STEP Clouds are likely to parade across Central New York at times there should be a good deal of sun- shine. Cooler air high aloft will keep the chance for a shower hanging over the area for much of the week. Complete forecast, C-10 HIGH: 72 LOW: 52 Tyler Hicks The New York Times A MASK will be needed for L.G. Khamfaache Sherpa's crawl across Manhattan, because he suffers from pollen allergies. Using the determination he and his family have drawn upon to guide climbers up Mount Everest, Sherpa, now a Brooklyn cab driver, plans to raise money for charity by trav- eling the 13 miles on his hands and A-6 Murder-suicide suspected in 6 deaths at farmhouses Six people were found shot to death Sunday on a family farm near fiellefontaine, Ohio. A seventh victim munaged to call a friend for help. STORY, PAGE A-7 First elections in Lebanon since Syria's withdrawal Saad Hariri, son of a slain Leba- nese leader, was the unofficial winner in the opening round of parliamentary voting Sunday in Beirut. STORY, PAGE A-4 Billionaire Tom Golisano fights wind turbine plans Tom Golisano, who's lost three runs for governor, says huge turbines could ruin Up- i state's scenery. j HEW YORK, PAGE A-4 How can U.S. best fight changes in terrorism? The White House is review- ing anti-terrorism strategy to deal with a new generation of terrorists schooled in Iraq. STORY, PAGE A-7 Gunman on motorbike kills senior Afghan cleric Taliban supporters were sus- pected to be responsible for the shooting death Sunday of a pro- government cleric. STORY, PAGE A-4 Pope reaches out to Orthodox church Pope Benedict XVI says he wants better relations with the Orthodox church, which split from the Roman church a mill- ennium ago. STORY, PAGE A4 Corrections Memorial Day concert Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS Index Classified ____ D-I D-6 A-8 B-l A-2 _____ D-4 SewM ___ A-6 Obituories B-4 Stisice B-6 f-i byq! ___ D-5 POST-STANDARD FINAL EDITION O 2005 Tile Post-Standard Memorial Day 2005 Mike Greenlar photographer JESSICA KOHAR, (left) of North Syracuse, and Ryan Welch, of Liverpool, discard an American flag Sunday at the annual Watchfire at the New York State Fairgrounds. Both are from Army National Guard Explorer Post 627. See story, Page B-1 Search goes on for Fulton Marine By Suzanne M. Ellis Staff writer If he were alive today. Staff Sgt. Gre- gory John Harris would be 59 years old. But in the hearts and minds of those who love him, he will always be "Butch- the handsome teen who loved green- apple wars and hide and seek in the hay- loft at his grandfather's farm. Harris, who was bom and raised in Fulton, was I7 when he joined the Ma- rines in 1963, shortly after graduating from high school. He was 20 when he disappeared June 12, 1966, in the Quang Ngai Province of South Vietnam. For 39 years, friends, family and strangers have searched for Harris and for the truth about what really happened to him. "There are different scenarios of what happened after he was captured... but some of the pieces just don't fit togeth- said Mary Ann Reitano, of Liver- pool. "We know that he was definitely captured by the Viet Cong but there's another part of the story, about him being FAMILY, PAGE A-10 THE DAY The true meaning of Memorial Day hits home for Col. Anthony Basile, commander of the 174th New York Air National Guard. 'This war on terrorism has become he said Sunday at the Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery. 'This has changed for all of us. This has become personal for all of us." Story, Page B-5 Dick Elufne Sijff PETER LAFRATE Sunday ties a yellow ribbon to a tree that was planted in Fulton in 1973 as a memorial for his cousin. Marine Sgt. Gregory John Harris, who disappeared in 1966 white on a patrol in South Vietnam. Fierce battles in Baghdad streets By Patrick Quiim The Associated Press Baghdad, Iraq Iraqi police fought pitched battles with insurgents Sunday as thousands of security forces backed by American troops swept through Bagh- dad's streets to flush out militants re- sponsible for killing more than 720 peo- ple since Iraq's new government was announced in April. Insurgents lashed back killing at least 30 people, including a British sol- dier and a senior U.S. military intelli- gence official acknowledged there are few indications they "are packing their bags." Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's al-Qaida in Iraq claimed responsibility for nearly all Uie attacks in Internet statements that could not be independently verified. In their biggest coup of "Operation Iraqi and U.S. soldiers ar- rested a former general in Saddam Hus- sein's intelligence service who was also a member of his Fedayeen secret police BRITISH, PAGE A-4 NAT161U WATERLOO THE FLAG 103-year-old Lloyd Brown, one of the nation's last veterans of World War I, will ride in the National Memorial Day Parade today in Missouri veteran Bill Crabb has invented a 21-gun-salute machine to give dwindling veterans their Many communities claim it, but the Seneca County town of Waterloo is the official birthplace of Memorial Day. Waterloo has been celebrating it since 1866 to honor the casualties of the Gvil War. Several decades later, the holiday was expanded to include casualties of all wars. Since 1971, it has been celebrated on the last Monday in May. Today the flag is flown at half- staff until noon. In the morning the flag should be attached to the halyard and raised brisJdy to the top of the flagpole, then slowly lowered to the midway point of the pole. At noon the flag should be raised to the top of the flagpole. At the end of the day the flag should be slowly and ceremoniously lowered and removed. www.homeofheroes.com SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS Crisis for EU after huge loss in France Chance of a repeat vote on constitution appears unlikely alter resounding defeat. By Timothy Heritage Reuters Paris France overwhelm- ingly rejected the European Union's constitution in a refer- endum, on Sunday, plunging the EU into crisis and dealing a po- tentially fatal blow to a charter designed to make the enlarged bloc run smoothly. EU leaders in Brussels said the constitution was not dead and member states should con- tinue the ratification process, but British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said France's rejection raised profound questions about the future of the bloc. French President Jacques Chirac swiftly conceded defeat in a televised address to the na- tion as the "No" camp cele- brated a crushing victory with about 56 percent of votes on the EU's first constitution, intended to simplify decision-making. Such a heavy defeat in a coun- try that has been one of the main pillars of the EU reduces the chances of a repeal vote. "Prance has expressed itself democratically. You have reject- ed the European constitution by a majority. It Is your sovereign decision and 1 take note of he said. "Nevertheless, our ambitions and interests are profoundly linked to Europe. France, a founder member of the union, re- mains, naturally, within the union." Many voters wanted mainly to punish the government over France's economy and high un- employment. Chirac, 72, prom- ised a "fresh impetus" for the government, signalling he was ready to dismiss unpopular Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raf- farin. He ignored calls by some members of the "No" camp to step down but is clearly badly wounded two years before presi- dential and parliamentary elec- Concert in Clinton Calendar of local events In memory: Memorial Day Now your parents can spy on your lunch Three school districts in the Atlanta area are the nation's first to offer an option in an electronic lunch payment system called Mealpay.com that lets parents monitor what their children buy to eat, How it works: Students type in an identification number before the cafeteria cashier rings up each day's lunch bill. Parents can check on the purchases online. Why: Health officials hope the system increases parents' involvement in what their kids eat. Federal data show that up to 30 percent of OS. children are overweight or obese. Story, Page A-3 TAKE THE KRAMER QUIZ Find out rf you're sarcastically impaired, CNY, PAGE D-1 Food labels may add more than nutrition info State lawmakers consider marking choking hazards, MSG, latex glove use. By Mark Johnson The Associated Press Albany State lawmakers are watching what you eat. A host of bills pending in the state Legislature cover numerous food issues, including allergic reactions to monosodium gluta- mate and potential children's choking hazards. "J.T.'s named after a 3-year-old boy who choked to death on a hot dog, would man- date warning labels on foods that "pose a demonsrrably high risk of choking to children." If it passes, New York would be the first state to require labels for choking risks. Another bill would require chain restaurants to post nutri- tional information about their of- ferings, including calories, fat and sugar, similar to the data found on packaged foods. But such efforts don't neces- sarily sit well with groups who believe government is becoming too intrusive in the affairs of the public and private business. Res- taurant owners say many of the proposals would also pose an un- necessary burden on them. "We're living in a time when our legislators are overzealous in managing people's said state Conservative Party Chair- man Michael Long. "Govern- ment has a responsibility to pro- tect citizens, but some responsibilities fall on the citi- zens J.T.'s law, sponsored by Sen. Dean Skelos and Assemblyman j Bob Barra, both Republicans, would establish an Office of Choking Hazard Evaluation within the state Health Depart- mem. That office would estab-1 lish criteria for determining j which foods pose choking risks. Such foods would be banned WLPAGEA-3 Paris re Associated MEMBERS OF the ruling Union for a popular Movement party watch the early results Sunday at their headquarters in Paris. France voted "No" in a refer- endum on the European Union's first constitution, repu- diating President Jacques Chirac and casting doubt on further European integration. Whafs next Possible re- sponses are a repeat vote, an altered constitution or the de- dine of the European project. IKDY WINNER Dan Wheidort, of England, won the Indianapolis 500, fending off a charge by rookie sensation Danica Patrick, who finished fourth. SPORTS, PAGE C-1 INSIDE The Daily Dose IN HER OWN WORDS Kyianna Mathls tells how driving a bus changed her Irfe. PAGED-fi GREAT SUMMER SOUNDTRACKS From "Grease" to "Garden State." CNY. PAGE D-1 SCIENCE: IS THERE ANY MORE ROOH IN IT'S niiING UP WTO JUNK. PAGE 3-6   

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