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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - June 9, 2005, Syracuse, New York                                THE GRADUATES Who's on the list of high school graduates in your area? imiite The Daily Dose People are cursing, we swear! 5 ways to avoid having your mouth washed out with soap. MGEE-8 OFFICE E-MAIL Your boss has the right to read it. PAGE C-2 Affiliated with SyrncUM.com THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2005 FIHAL EDITION MORE THAN 351 WAYS TO BE COOL ON A HOT CNY WEEKEND O 2005 The Post-Starnlatd SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING ON EDGE The border be- tween hot and cold air is running near Central New York, meaning there will be some sunshine and it will stay warm today, but there is a chance of thun- derstorms forming right through the weekend. Complete forecast, D-12 HIGH: 87 IOW: 71 U.S. prison camp in Cuba may dose after criticism President Bush on Wednes- day left open the possibility of closing the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Its crit- ics are growing, including for- mer President Carter. Census report showing growth among Hispanic; One of every seven people in the United States is Hispanic, a record number that probably will keep rising because of immigra- tion and a birth rate outstripping non-Hispanic blacks and whites. STORY, PAGE Two Americans killed in Afghan rocket attack Rebel rockets struck U.S. troops unloading supplies from a helicopter in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing two and wounding eight in one of the bloodiest assaults on American forces since insurgent violence picked up in March. STORY, PAGE A-6 And tell Tchaikovsky: New work by Bach found A previously unknown work by Johann Sebastian Bach has been discovered in a crate re- moved from a German library, researchers said Wednesday. STOUT, PAGE A4 Basketball's big man, George Mikan, recalled At 6-foot-10 and 245 pounds, George Mikan was the greatest player on basketball's greatest team. Between 1948 and 1954, his Minneapolis Lakers won five championships in ei- ther the NBA or its predecessor, the Basketball Association of America. SEAN KJRST, PAGE D-l Corrections Anne Blessing of same-sex B Jeff Girard's college Beach Days in Camillus phone Syracuse Symphony Orches- tra Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS Report: FBI Missed Hijackers 5 Times Hearst Newspapers Washington The FBI missed at least five opportunities to unmask the activities of two Sept. 11 hijackers in San Diego before the 2001 attack and mishandled a Phoenix FBI agent's prescient memo on suspected al-Qaida flight training, the Justice Department's watch- dog inspector general said in a report that had been kept secret until Wednesday. A 370-page version of a classified report dated last November was released without fan- fare in Alexandria, Va., in conjunction with court proceedings against Zacarias Moussaoui, a French citizen of Moroccan descent who awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to Sept. 11-related charges that carry a possible death sentence, A 113-page section of the report dealing with the FBI's investigation and arrest of Moussaoui in Minnesota three weeks before the attack was blanked out to protect Moussaoui's right to fail- court proceedings, U.S. District Court Judge Leonie Brinkema said in the court order releas- ing the report. Justice Department Inspector General Glenn A. Fine, i who had asked the court to order re- lease of his report, said a missed handoff from the CIA to the FBI contributed to the FBI fail- ure to detect Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al- HUACKKS, A U.S. Justice De- partment inves- tigation was kept secret until it was released Wednes- day. It says the CIA failed to alert the FBI in San Diego and the agents there focused on other crimes. U-Huo pho KENGANG MIRAGE. 7, of Syracuse, gets a blast of cool water from a fountain in Washington Square Park in Syracuse Wednesday. Not much relief in the forecast: Temperatures will drop only slightly, and it will be humid. A Record: 84 Degrees The temperature reached a record high of 94 degrees at p.m. Wednesday. The previous record for June 8 was 89 degrees, set in 1989. "Certainly it's unusual, we set a said Michael Cempa, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Binghamton. "But it's not extremely rare to be hot this early in June." The last time the thermome- ter hit more than 94 in Syra- cuse was Aug. when it was 95 degrees. The rest of this week is ex- pected to be punctuated with scattered thunderstorms, Cempa said. The temperatures might be a bit lower, but over- all the forecast calls for warm, humid air throughout the week. Meteorologists are expect- ing this summer to be wanner and sunnier than the past two years. Staff writer Diana LaMattina The temperature swung from a low of 60.1 at 6 a.m. to a high of 94 at 1-26 p.m. on Wednesday. The last time the temperature hit more than 94 degrees was on Aug. 16, 2002. That day it was 95 degrees. 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 3 9101112 1 a.m. p.m. Source: The Nations! Weather Service 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Oneidas gambled on resort Details on how much Turning Stone tost emerge in fight over properties' value. By Glenn Coin Staff writer The Oneida Indian Nation lias spent about million on Turning Stone Resort and Casi- no in the past decade, according to figures supplied by nation lawyers to the town of Verona. The nmion also spent mil- lion on marinas, gas stations and other developments in Verona. The single most expensive in- vestment was the new Tower at Turning Stone hotel, which cost million. The 20-story hotel opened in October. The figures were submitted 10 the Verona Board of Assessment Review as part of the nation's grievance over new property as- sessments. Town Assessor Mau- rice Warner placed a value at about million on the na- tion's 224 parcels, including NATION'S, PAGE A-i Where did it go? Oneida nation's major spending on Turning Stone Resort and Casino: Tower million Original million Golf million Event million Gaming floor____S44.9 million Lodge million Parking million Convention million includes clubhouses Source: Town of Verona Index Business _ Onssified. CNY____ Comic _ _H _M E-6 -A-14 Entertainment. E-3 ural news___B-l lottery Movies .A-2 Wkd NewYotk_A-12 Sports______D-l Stotks______C-3 LEXY, who is fitted with a prosthetic leg, visits Vietnam veteran Michael Decker at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Syracuse. dog's visits bring joy to CNY veterans TOPOST-SIAKDASD By Sue Weibezah! Staff writer As the amputees pass Lexy with their canes, walkers and wheelchairs, they all have a smile for the shepherd mix. She's one of them. The 8-year-old dog lost her right front leg in an accident four years ago. She now wears a prosthesis, but it has in no way limited her mobility. Her owner, Janet Krasnewich, of Solvay, in March started tak- ing Lexy regularly to the Veter- ans Affairs Medical Center in Syracuse to interact with ampu- tees in all phases of their recov- ery. "She gives people a new out- said Michael Decker, of Oneida, who recently had his St. Joe's rolls out room service meals Patient! in the maternity unit can order food they wont, when ibey want it. By James T. Mulder Staff writer The meal tray's days are num- bered at SL Joseph's Hospital Health Center. The Syracuse hospital is grad- i ualiy switching to "room ser- letting patients pick up the phone, order off a menu and get the food they want, when they want it The service was launched in the maternity unit two weeks ago. St. Joe's expects to make room service available through- out the entire hospital in two years, after it builds a new kitch- en. The hospital serves about meals a day. Many patients are dissatisfied with traditional hospital meal trays prepared on a kitchen as- sembly line, said William Kelly, the hospital's director of nutri- MARY JO Downey delivers a "room service" meal to Daniela Gia- comelli. The new service allows patients in the maternity ward to order meals off a menu instead of the receiving the traditional lunch tray delivery. Giacomelli, who is holding her newborn son, Gianlucca Vancour, ordered a pizza, a hamburger and a salad. tional services. "Often the tray shows up and the patient isn't even there to eat it, or there is a phlebotomist there drawing blood. Who wants to eat while they are having blood Kelly said. timately it doesn't serve the pa- tients" needs, nor are they terri- bly satisfied with the meal. It gets cold and soggy." St_ Joe's is the first Syracuse hospital to offer room service. The hotel-like approach to food service is being adopted by many U.S. hospitals. More than one-fourth of the members of the Society for Healthcare igement, which represents hospitals and nursing homes, are offering room ser- vice. Another 42 percent are planning to introduce it soon, according to the association. BOOH. Wbaf s on the breakfast menu at St.   

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