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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - May 31, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               Affiliated with Syri TUESDAY. MAY 31, 2005 GOOD MORNING RAIN REMAINS Cooler air high above Central New York will give stray showers and thunderstorms a chance to appear in the sky today, but there should be a good deal of sun- shine around. Temperatures are on a rising track. Complete forecast, C-8 HIGH: 74 Hie Post-Standard ElklTIAU 02005 The ftnl-Slanitari FINAL EDITION SYRACUSE. N.Y. 50 CENTS LOW: 54 Study: Women targeted by cigarette makers Tobacco companies create cigarette designs and ingredients to "complement advertising al- lusions of smooth, healthy, weight-controlling, stress-reduc- ing" smoking, researchers say. STORY, PAGE A-5 Boy pitches no-hitter day after father's funeral Wayne Bonsell Jr., 12, re- membered what his baseball-lov- ing father had taught him and pitched a no-hitter in his memo- ry last week, saying he accom- plished the feat by "thinking of my dad." SPORTS, MOEC-7 Ohio suicide-murders blamed on teenager Hours after a family party to celebrate his coming graduation, a student shot his grandparents, mother and two friends and then committed suicide, police say. Documenting animal abuse upsetting, PETA spy says Lisa Leitten says working un- dercover to document what she says was animal neglect and cruelty in research labs was dis- tressing, but was worth it if "their lives will be better." NEW YORK, PAGE A-8 Experts: West Nile virus worse than we believed As mosquito season ap- proaches. experts issue an even more serious warning this year. STORY, PAGE A-9 EU nations troubled after French reject constitution France's resounding defeat of a draft constitution for the Euro- pean Union makes others doubt the future of the document. STORY, PACE Administration filing case with WTO over Airbus The White House says it will file a trade case today with the World Trade Organization alleg- ing the European Union is ille- gally subsidi2ing Airbus, a major competitor to Boeing Co. STORY. PAGE A-4 Pope enters controversy on ossisted-f ertility law Pope Benedict XVI endorsed a call by Italian bishops to boy- cott a referendum to overturn provisions in the most restrictive law on medically assisted fertili- ty in Europe. STORY, PAGE A-4 Corrections Talent Co. Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-1240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS 'Al-Zarqawl Tape': Don't Worry, Osama; ITs Just a light Wound1 By Salah Nasrawi The Associated Press Cairo, Egypt Iraq's insur- gent leader Abu Musab al-Zarqa- wi purportedly made an audio address to Osama bin Laden on Monday to assure the al-Qaida leader that he was in good health after being wounded in a fire- fight with U.S. troops. There was no way to confirm that the voice was that of Jorda- nian-bom (error leader al-Zarqa- wi. However, the recording was carried by a Web site frequently used by militant Islamic groups, and the voice sounded similar to that previously attributed to al- Zarqawi. "I am sure you have heard through the media that I was wounded and treated in a Rama- di hospital. I would like to assure you and the Muslim nation that these were pure allegations. It was a light wound, thank God. We are back fighting them in the land of the two rivers.'' The speaker addressed the message as "a letter from a sol- dier on the firing line to his com- mander." The speaker purporting to be al-Zarqawi addressed bin Laden as his or commander, asked bin Laden for guidance on conducting the insurgency. He said he sent bin Laden a war plan and asked for comments or approval. Al-Zarqawi also claimed that his insurgent followers had won this month's bloody battle against U.S. troops at the town of Qaim near the Syrian border. "It was one of the greatest battles of the speaker said. "We would like to assure you that we are continuing on DEVELOPMENTS crashes: An Iraqi Air Force aircraft with four Ameri- can military personnel and one Iraqi crashed near the Iranian. border, U.S. military officials said. They said late Monday that they did not know the fate of the passengers. Suicide bombings: At least 25 people were killed in a coordi- nated attack Monday by two sui- cide bombers in a crowd of for- mer police commandos protesting at a government office south of the capital. One suicide bomber made his way to the middle of the crowd and detonat- ed his bomb. Protesters tried to flee, but a second suicide bomb-. er ran along with the crowd and detonated his bomb. Mistakenly detained: U.S. forces in Baghdad apologized after mistakenly raiding the home of the head of the Iraqi Is- lamic Party and briefly detaining him. The mistake angered a fac- tion U.S. officials hoped will join Iraq's political News seivice reports Bill would make police record questioning Legislation would require taping for admission of statements in court. ily Mark Johnson Tie Associated Press Albany Police depan- nents in New York state would >e required to electronically re- cord interrogation of suspects for statements to be admissible in court under a civil-rights bill making its way through the state .egislature. Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, a sponsor of the bill, said he vants to ensure that interroga- ions are done properly, protect- ng the innocent who have been accused and protecting the police rom false accusations of coer- ion. In New York, police rou- inely tape a suspect's confes- ion, but often do not tape the nterrogation that led up to the onfessions, Lentol said. "We're not really getting the whole picture as to what goes said Lentol, a Brooklyn Democrat. "This will make ju- ries' jobs a lot easier in the fu- ture to determine the veracity of j witnesses." i Alaska and Minnesota, by ju- I dicial opinion, have required po- lice departments to record inter- views for years, according to the New York State Bar Associa- I tion. Maine and the District of j Columbia have recently enacted i laws requiring interrogations to be taped. An Illinois law pro- vides that most unrecorded inter- views in homicide investigations j are inadmissible. "We think the bills will fur- ther state Bar Associa- i tion President Kenneth Standard said. "Law enforcement people are very effective interrogators. i They use a lot of techniques that have been found to be effective in getting people to confess, i even people who didn't commit the crimes. In those cases you're convicting the wrong person j SOME, PAGE A-8 j MEMORIAL DAY AT HOME Stiff pfctccraphef MARY PAT KUPPEU of Camillus, stands during the singing of "God Bless America" at a Memorial Day service in Camillus. She is a member of the Blue Star Family; her son, Brian Mann, has served a year in the Army in Iraq and is going back. Memorial Day across Central New York: If s "the most emotional holiday I go through each year. That's OK, it's supposed to be says Lt Col. Michael Howard, a commander at Fort photos, B-2 President Bush at Arlington: "We must honor them by completing the mission for which they gave their Wave of autism baffles doctors SUNY Upstate Medical University adds clinic with therapeutic support. By James T. Mulder Staff writer Amy llamberger was devas- tated when her oldest son. Jacob, was diagnosed two years ago with autism, a brain disorder that makes it difficult for him 10 re- late to and communicate with oihers. "Even though you knew something was wrong with Jacob, 1 wasn't ready to hear said Uamberaer, of DeWitt. Lu.st month, Humberger heard it again when her younger son, Kyle, age 2, was diagnosed with autism. The brothers are pan of a growing wave of youngsters being diagnosed with autism at the Margaret L. Williams Devel- opment Evaluation Center at 215 Bassett St. in Syracuse. The center, pan of SUNY Up- state Medical University's pedi- atrics department, is seeing three times more children with autism than it did when it opened 22 years ago. Carroll Grant, the center's di- rector, calls the increase, which mirrors national and internation- al trends, "alarming and baf- fling." AUTISM, PAGE AM B Y TH E NUMBERS Estimated number of U.S. children under age 21 with autism and related disorders More numbers and A-4 Index The Daily Dose HOW TO HELP A SOLDIER Donate Dinosaur barbecue sauce, DVDs or a good pair of socks. Business N S I D E Comic _ __A-10 Obituaries Entertainmen! D-3 Sports _ HO Television Marcellus junior Jenn Young says mean-spirited fans spoil the fun of school sports. VOICES, Sfii 1 PAGEB-3 TOOTHPASTE' Classmates at a Texas high school make an award-winning movie about safe sex. CNY, PAGE D-3 Lindbergh had 3 German mistresses, 7 secret children, new book claims CHRISTIAN NAPSTER SongTouch is a family-friendly digital music store. CNY, PAGE D-3 RUNNING: JACKIE BISON ON HOW TO GET RUDY IN A HUm FOB A BIG C-2 j By Erik Kirschbaum Reuters Berlin American aviator i Charles Lindbergh had three j German mistresses simulta- I neously and seven secret chil- I dren whom he visited and sup- i ported for decades, according to a new book published on Mon- day. j Eighteen months after genetic tests proved earlier claims by I three Germans that Lindbergh I was their father, their book called "The Double Life of Charles A. Lindbergh" says he fathered two more children with their aunt and two with his Ger- man secretary. Lindbergh, who also had six children with his American wife Anne Morrow Lindbergh- be- came world famous for his dar- ing 1927- solo flight across the Atlantic from New York to Paris in 33 hours. He remained a worldwide celebrity until he died in 1974. The new book recounts how Lindbergh started a romance with Munich hat-maker Engine Hesshaimer in 1957 when he was 55 and she was 32. As DNA tests confirmed, they had three children. The hook treads new ground with claims Lindbergh also ro- manced Engine's sister. Mariet- ta, as well as a third woman, an acquaintance of the sisters named Valeska who was also Lindbergh's German translator and private secretary. "Valeska was an extremely attractive blonde writes the book's author Rudolf Schroeck. Written in cooperation with the now middle-aged children, the book says all three women knew about Lindbergh's ro- mances with the other women but more or less tolerated it. According to Schroeck. Hes- shaimer's sister Marietta had two sons with Lindbergh identified in the book only as Vago and Christoph. Valeska had a son and daughter with Lindbergh. Their names are not mentioned. Marietta and Valeska are still alive. The book, which includes ex- cerpts from 150 love letters from Lindbergh as well as dozens of pictures of him with Hessheimer and their children, lists the years i. r' -J   

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