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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - June 26, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               SUNDAY The Post-Standard Affiliated with SyraoiM.com SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2005 FINAL EDITION O 2005 The Pos'.-Standard SYRACUSE, N.Y. GOOD MORNING SIZZLER It won't be record-setting weather today. But with temperatures expected to top out at 90, it'll still be plenty warm enough to inspire creative ways to get cool and stay cool. The heat wave will likely stick around, with highs in the mid- to upper- 80s through Thursday. Complete forecast, D-14 HIGH: 90 LOW: 65 SAVE WITH COUPONS IN TODAY'S NEWSPAPER HOT TIME AT JAZZ FEST Li-Hua Staff photographer JACKIE CANNON, of Syracuse, sings along with the gospel music played by The Bells of Harmony Saturday during Jazz Fest at Onondaga Community Col- lege. Also listening is Anne Davis, of PAGE B-1; REVIEW PAGE B-7; SCHEDULE, INSIDE STARS HOW HOT WAS IT? Syracuse's 95 degrees Saturday was hot enough to break a record. LOCAL, PAGE B-7 COLDPLAY ALL WORK It's on a mission to be the "biggest" band in the world. STORY, INSIDE STARS NBA DRAFT Ex-SU star Hakim Warrick and Syracuse native Andray Blatche enter draft from opposite ends. SPORTS, PAGE D-1 AMERICA'S PREACHER "Deep inside, we need something Billy Graham says on his final U.S. crusade. NEW YORK, PAGE A-16 FAMILY LOSES 3 IN CRASH Three members of a Quebec family died Saturday after a crash near Central Square. LOCAL, PACE B-1 IRAQ, A YEAR LATER Since Iraq has regained sovereignty from the United States, political progress has been overshadowed by violence. STORY, PAGE A-7 PUSHING THE BUTTONS Booking agent Stacey Waterman makes big concerts happen. CNY, PAGE H-1 Index Anniversaries Auto................ Births.............. Business......... Dick Case....... Classified........ CNY.____...... Editoriak.... Local Nation............ ...........H-6 F-l ...........H-7 .E-1 ...........B-1 ............F-l ...........H-1 ...........C-2 B-1 New York........ Obituaries...... Opinion............ Real Estate..... Sports............... Washington ...................A- Weddings....... World............... TV Week .C-l .............1-1 ..........D-1 H-5 Corrections Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to discuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS THE POST-STANDARD Boy, 8, Drowns At Party Jesse Mofinet, of Bddwmsville, was found in shallow end of pool at Van Buren gathering. By Meghan Rubado Staff writer An 8-year-old Baldwinsville boy drowned Satur- day afternoon during a backyard get-together in Van Buren, state police said. The victim, Jesse Molinet, of 36 Edgewood Drive, was one of several people in an in-ground pool be- hind 111 Snowdale Drive in the Seneca Knolls area, according to state police Investigator Amy Honor. Another swimmer found Moh'net at the bottom of the shallow end of the pool just before 5 p.m. and brought him to the surface, troopers said. The 911 center was called and people at the gath- ering performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation until rescue crews arrived. Greater Baldwinsville Ambulance Corps respond- ed and took over trying to revive Molinet. The am- bulance tffok Molinet to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, troopers said. Beach towels hung over a wooden fence behind the gray house Saturday evening. A canopy and screened tent could be seen in the side and back yard. State police patrol cars lined a section of the quiet POLIO, PAGE A-ll Chrissie Cowan Contributing photographer QUANDELL PAGE smiles and Frank Pallotta (beside Page) raises his cap as graduates of Henninger High School celebrate Saturday at the Onondaga County War Memorial. Directly behind Page is Elisia Russell. Thousands of Central New York students are graduating from high school this weekend. More on all the high school graduations in Onondaga B-3 Most CNY graduates head for college By Debra J. Groom Staff writer If Central New York's high school Class of 2005 is anything like the Class of 2004, more than 80 percent eight out of 10 are head- ing to college. Gracie Luetters, of Madison, has a lot of college ahead of her. She is en- rolled at Le Moyne College near Syr- acuse and wants to become a doctor. Stacy Dugan, of Auburn, isn't sure what she wants to do, but believes college may help her make up her mind. She'll be going to Cayuga Community College in Auburn. "It's affordable, I can stay home and keep my job, and I'm not really sure what I want to said Dugan, 18, whose Auburn High School class graduated Friday night. In Central New York, statistics from the Class of 2004, the most cur- rent available, show 83.5 percent of the Class of 2004 went to a two-year or four-year college, according to re- WHY, PAGE A-6 In Onondaga County, 86 percent of high school graduates go to college A majority of high school graduates in 2004 in the region's five counties went to college after graduation. Key H Four-year college nTwo-Year college H Military D Other schooling Q Other Cayuga County r2.0% 1.7% I I -4.7% Cortland County p 1.7% 9.6% 2.6% Madison County 3.3% ,-3.0% 10.2% 4.3% Onondaga County 7.4% 2.4% Oswego County 2.6% 7.0% 10.5% 3.3% Source: State report cards filed with the state Education Department, March 2005 Where do the students go in your school A-6 The Post-Standard Critics cry foul over cow test kept mum Agriculture Department denies cover-up of positive test for mod cow disease. By Donald G. McNeil Jr. and Alexei Barrionuevo New York Times News Service Although the Agriculture De- partment confirmed on Friday that a cow that died last year was infected with mad cow disease, a test the agency conducted seven months ago indicated that the an- imal had the disease. The result was never publicly disclosed. The delay in confirming the United States" second case of mad cow disease seems to un- derscore what critics of the agen- cy have said for a long time: that there are serious and systemic problems in the way the Agricul- ture Department tests animals for mad cow. Indeed, the lengthy delay oc- curred despite the intense nation- al interest in the disease and the fact that many countries have banned shipments of beef from the United States because of what they consider to be lax test- ing policies. Until Friday, it was not public knowledge that an "experimen- tal" test "had been performed last November by a Department of Agriculture laboratory on the brain of a cow suspected of hav- ing mad cow disease, and that the test had come up positive. For seven months, all that was known was that a test on the same cow done at the same labo- ratory at roughly the same time had come up negative. The nega- tive result was obtained using a test that the Department of Agri- culture refers to as its "gold standard." The explanation that the De- partment of Agriculture gave late Friday, when the positive test re- sult came to light, was that there was no bad intention or cover- USDA.PAGEA-12 Music at Morrisville State NJ. DEATHS ACCIDENTAL For home delivery, call 470-6397 I By Alaina Potrikus Staff writer A campus known for its technological innovations has taken another step forward, add- ing free digital music down- loads to its stable of student of- ferings. Morrisville State College has signed an agreement to give its students access to Ruckus, a digital media and community network that boasts a library of more than songs. Morrisville will be one of the only campuses in the region to offer such a service to its stu- dents. Last year, Cornell Uni- versity partnered with Napster in a similar program. The Uni- versity of Rochester and Roch- ester Institute of Technology use a service called Cdigix. Al- fred State University also offers Ruckus. "I love it, it's so said Dan Virkler, 21, a senior net- A high-tedi school Other innovations Morrisviile State College has instituted: Laptops, 1998: It became the first SUNY school affiliated with IBM's ThinkPad University program. Wireless, 1999: Access points in dorms and around campus allow students to use their laptops to get on the Internet without a modem or any sort of wire. Cell phones, 2003: The college, in partnership with Nextel, replaces its dorm phone system with cell phones for students. Free downloads, 2005: College offers students digital music through Ruckus. i: Tim Larsen Associated Press DAVID AGOSTO collapses into the arms of a friend in Camden, N.J., Friday after the bodies of his son and two friends were found in the trunk of a car. The boys had been missing three days. STORY, PAGE A-18 Sudanese refugee stuck in Mexico Manyang started acting irrationally, wanted to return to Sudan, then simply disappeared. By Molly Hennessy-Fiske Staff writer Samuel Manyang called his roommates for help Thursday from Mexico City. The 23-year-old Su- danese refugee went missing in March and began calling from Mexico in April. Without immigration papers, his roommates said, he's Living on the streets, desperate to return. Manyang, one of the "Lost Boys" resettled in Syracuse four years ago, was full of dreams that turned to nightmares as his life unraveled. Supporters are trying to bring him back. Staff at Catholic Charities, the Syracuse agency that resettled Manyang, recently contacted U.S. Rep. James Walsh, R-Onondaga, for help. "We've opened a case on his Walsh spokesman Dan Gage said Friday. Catholic Charities staff said they could not dis- cuss the case. Manyang I J   

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