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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - June 19, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               SUNDAY Hie Post-Standard SUNDAY. JUNE GOOD MORNING WARMING UP After a stretch of cool weather, things are beginning to look a lot like summer. Temperatures should heat right up as the new week begins, starting in the mid-70s today and reaching the mid- 80s by Tuesday. Only a few clouds should mar our view of the sun, with perhaps some showers arriving midweek. Complete forecast D-16 HIGH: 76 LOW: 56 SAVE WITH COUPONS IN TODAY'S NEWSPAPBl FATHER'S DAY DANCE Chrissie photographer MARK HALL and his daughter, Ariel, 13, share a dance Saturday night at the University Sheraton FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS Five lessons learned from dads in Central New York. CNY, PAGES H-1 and H-3 JAZZ FEST PREVIEW Hcadlincr Smokcy Robinson talks about his climb to stardom. Plus, find a three-day schedule. STARS DOWNING STREET MEMO British official said link between Iraq, al-Qaida unconvincing. STORY, PAGE A-12 SURPRISE IN IRAN Former student radical comes in second in election, forcing runoff. STORY, PAGE A-4 WHAT WOMEN WAMT Profits jump when CEO of Procter Gamble investigates. BUSINESS, PAGE E-1 GOOD-FITTING JEANS Designer says there's a denim epidemic. CNY, PAGE H-3 WILL ETHANOL HELP? Burden to taxpayers vs. reduced need for oil. OPINION, PAGE C-1 BLENDED FAMILIES In second marriages, money can be the biggest obstacle. PERSONAL FINANCE, PAGE E-5 Index Anniversories............H-6 Auto............................ F-l Births..........................H-8 Business.............___E-1 Dkkfeo..................B-l Classified.....................F-1 CNY............. .......H-1 Corrections Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency transfer Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to discuss a correction on a news story. New York................A-16 Opinion..................... C-1 Sporls........................D-l Washington Weddings_______H-S World........_______A-4 THEPOST-STAKMM) For home delivery, call 470-6397 Bullet Strikes 2-Year-OW Sleeping in Syracuse Home Boy critical Mora HMMM shots fired at Wai Street bowse. By Meghan Rubado Staff writer One of several bullets fired into a Syra- cuse home early Saturday struck a 2-year-old boy as he slept in his first-floor bedroom, Syracuse police said. Nyquest Golden was in critical condition Saturday at University Hospital, said Sgt. Tom Connellan, spokesman for city police. Nyquest's mother, Rodneshia Golden, and her boyfriend also were home when the home was attacked at about 4 a.m., Connel- lan said. They were not injured. The house at 135 Wall St. definitely was the target of the shooting, police Chief Gary Miguel said. "It's clear this wasn't someone shooting at somebody on the street and having stray bullets hit a Miguel said. The Syracuse police crime scene unit worked at the scene near the comer of Wall Street and Richmond Avenue, labeling and photographing evidence, including at least nine shell casings. Connellan said there were more shots fired but did not give an exact number. Miguel said city police are "very famil- iar" with a man living at the address. He de- clined to identify the man. INSIDE Syracuse Mayor Matt Driscoll re- acts to shooting: "I have told the chief to do whatever is necessary." STORY, MAP, PHOTOGRAPHS PAGE A-21 CATERPILLARS BADLY DAMAGE ACRES OF FOREST INSIDE Forest tent caterpillar infesta- tions can last four years They spin silken mats and leave silken trails for their armies to follow. Strategies for defeating them. Page A-20 David lassman Slaf f photographer FOREST tent caterpillars congre- gate (above) on the side of Charles Woodworth's camp, which is under construction on the southwest side of Skaneateles Lake. The property owner listens to Stephen Harris, of Cornell Co- operative Extension of Onondaga County describe the habits of the insects as two 70-year old, 90-foot oak trees rise leafless be- hind them. The caterpillars have stripped the trees of their foliage. Davirt iMsman Slaff [ihotuijrarjlier Caterpillars eat through CNY It is one of the worst invasions in decades for the region. ByMarkWeincr Staff writer The big, hairy nightmare began about three weeks ago at Charles Woodwork's camp on the south end of Skaneateles Lake. First he heard them. Then he smell- ed their droppings. Finally, he saw evidence of their destructive behav- ior: A 90-foot oak tree that shaded the lakeshorc for 70 years was stripped bare in a week. Days later, the oak's twin suffered the same fate. "They took the oaks first, and then they took the Woodworth said. "Then they moved on to the beech and everything else. The whole ground was covered green from little pieces of leaves." With summer two days away, parts of Woodworth's heavily wooded camp near New Hope in Cayuga County look like the start of spring a barren, leafless landscape. The damage is from one of the worst invasions of forest tent caterpil- EXPERTS, PAGE A-20 The Post-Standard Teens of Achievement fflii-Y 12 GIF Twelve high school seniors .rom across Central New York are recipients of The Post-Standard's 2005 Teens of Achievement award. The Post-Standard received 71 nominations of students who excelled in academics or in service to the school or community. School officials, members of community groups and religious institutions nominated the students. Seven judges from Central New York and employees of The Post- Standard selected the winners. NEW'YORrC'S TOP HI6H SCHOOL SENIORS COMING THIS WEEK Acodemk All-Stars Central New York's award- winning students: Monday: Math-science- technology Tuesday: Foreign language Wednesday: Music Thursday: Vocational, career programs Friday: SchoUr-athletes Saturday: National Merit Scholarship winners Sports All-Stars Central New York's top high school spring athletes: Tuesday: Baseball Wednesday: Softball Thursday: Girls lacrosse Friday: Boys lacrosse Saturday: Track field A WbvelWy? Turn inside to see photos of the teens and learn more about A-KLA-11 All the stories will be posted online as they are published at and To partitipite in a forum about schools the state of education, go to After bases close, many new jobs move in GAO: 85 percent of civilian jobs lost are replaced. Military jobs still missed. By Peter Lyman Washington bureau BRAC base realignment and closure is a four-letter word that has inspired govern- ment and business leaders in New York and across the nation to launch multimillion-dollar lobbying efforts to keep their military posts open. The goal of such efforts is to save johs and protect the local economy. But a report issued this spring by the Government Accountabil- ity Office, the investigating arm of Congress, argues that base closings might not he as devas- tating in the long run as commu- nities initially think, The report finds that most communities that lost all or parts of bases in the 1990s includ- ing three in Upstate New York have made some economic gains. Most civilian jobs lost when the bases closed have hccn replaced. Bases have been cleaned up or arc on waiting lists to be cleaned up and put to new uses. A mixture of public PAGE A-U What happened at Griffiss, Pittsburgh and Seneca Army What's BRAC all Nobel winner under house arrest for 10 years Suu Kyi long ago was forced to choose between family, country. By Richard C. Paddock Los Angeles Times Yangon, Myanmar She is known simply as The Lady. She lives in isolation in her old fami- ly home on a quiet lake in the northern part of the city. Armed guards make sure she doesn't leave. Her only known visitor is the doctor who checks on her monthly. Suu Kyi she is said to spend her time meditating and reading. The world's only imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi has spent nearly 10 of the past 16 years under house arrest or behind bars. There is no sign that Myanmar's brutal mili- tary regime plans to free her any time soon. Today, the devout Buddhist, t   

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