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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - June 27, 2005, Syracuse, New York WAYS TO SAVE ON AIR CONDITIONING GOOD MORNING NO BREAK The air over Cen- tral New York will remain hot and humid again today. There will be some sunshine, but a thun- derstorm could pop up in the afternoon. The forecast doesn't call for much change this week. Complete forecast, C-10 HIGH: 94 LOW: 69 Billy Graham ends crusade with talk about final days "Are you the Rev. Billy Graham asked crowds about the end of their life as he concluded what may be his final U.S. crusade Sunday. STORY, PAGE 4-7 Home lesson we missed: Basic Kitchen Skills 101 Many adults don't know cooking basics, says a Culinary Institute of America chef who offers classes on roasting chick- en and staying safe by the stove. NEW YORK, PAGE A-6 Almost 70 years later, dietitian loves her career Crouse Hospital dietitian Lois Wangerman is turning 90 this week (with a party planned at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que) and has seen food fads come and go. Leader: Nuclear work on, and U.S. not needed President-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Iran's nuclear program is part of its path to- ward self-reliance. STORY, PAGE A-4 Settlers fight demolition of Gazo Strip buildings Jewish protesters tried to stop troops Sunday from de- stroying houses that had been holiday homes for Egyptians be- fore Israel captured Gaza. SVORY, PAGE A-4 Suicide Members 33 in attacks in Mosul Attacks in Mosul Sunday started when a pickup driver with explosives under watermel- ons hit a police slation. STORY, PAGE A-4 Birdie Kim lives up to her name with golf win Korea's Birdie Kim surprised herself Sunday with a 30-yard bunker shot for a birdie to win the U.S. Women's Open. SPORTS, PAGE M Heaf wave in Pakistan kills more than 100 Temperatures have soared up to 122 degrees during more than a week of searing heat in Paki- stan. dehydration and food poisoning caused most of the deaths, an official said. Corrections 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.........H Movies___.....D-4 (NY_____.....D-l HewYwk___A-6 Comics_____D-6 Obituaries Edornk___A-l Stiente--------1-6 local Sports______M Lottery_____A-J Television___D-S THEPOST-STAIIOAU Capjacked Baby Found Alive; Suspect Charged Michelle Gdbel Stall photographer CHERYL WALKER places her grandson, Karmelo McKelvin, in her car Sunday shortly after the 1-year-old was found in his mother's stolen vehicle on Intrepid Lane in Syracuse. At right is the boy's great-grandmother, Ruby Leonard. David Ware, 27, of 405 Heifer Lane, Wlinoa, was arrested Sunday, police said. Child abandoned by thief, rescued from hot car By Mike McAndrew Staff writer Lucky might be a good nickname for the 1-year-old boy named after former Syracuse University basketball star Car- melo Anthony. A frantic 15-minule search ended hap- pily Sunday afternoon when Syracuse po- lice found Karmelo McKelvin uninjured in his family's sport utility vehicle, which was stolen while his mom was purchasing gasoline at an East Brighton Avenue station. The mother went 'inside the A Plus Sunoco to pay for the gas because she was unable to get the pump to accept her debit card. She left her baby in his car seat and the keys in the ignition of her Dodge Durango. Moments later, when she turned to exit the store, her SUV was gone. "She started screaming, 'Oh no! My baby's in the said an A Plus clerk named Saeed, who declined to give his last name. "She was hysterical." Saeed snid he called 911 and handed the phone to the mother, Shondclle McKelvin, a special education teacher at Corcoran High School, and then he helped search the area for the missing Durango. Police officer Kristie Froio found the black SUV abandoned less than a half mile away, in a parking lot off Intrepid Lane. Karmelo was in his car scat in the FATHER, PAGE A-5 with We Descendant of college's founder decides to attend after school goes coed. By David L. Shaw Staff writer The reasons 17-year-old Step- hanie Redmond chose to attend Wells College are probably shared by many other first-year students this fall with one major difference. She's the great-great- great-great granddaughter of the col- lege's founder, Henry Wells. And the fact the school has started admit- Redmond ting male stu- dents helped make her decision, she said. "I was not very aware of this family connection until my jun- ior year in high Red- mond said last week in a phone interview from her Carnas, Wash., home. "I knew my great-great aunt went there in 1902 and my mother told me about Henry Wells and his college, but it wasn't until I visited Cornell in the spring of 2004 that I saw Wells for the first she said. Redmond said her family's connection to Henry Wells, founder of the Pony Express and Wells Fargo, sparked her interest in the college. During that spring 2004 visit with her mother, Me- rydith M, Tipton, she visited WO, NCI M Dr. Cynthia Morrow believes in iivituj the lessons she gives others. By Elizabeth Damn Staff writer It's rare to find a bag of potato chips, a can of soda, gummies or candy bars in the Manlius home of Onondaga County's new health commissioner, Dr. Cyn- thia Morrow. Television is limited to one hour a day for Morrow's three children, and that includes any screen time, including recrea- tional computer use and video systems. "I believe the best way to lead (iie county Health Department as commissioner is to set a good example, and I take that role very said Morrow, 40, who replaces Dr. Lloyd No- vick as commissioner June 30. "I also try to involve my chil- dren in that as well." Morrow said she stresses wise nutritional choices and physical activity in her household. Junk food isn't typically available in the house, but it's not forbidden either. "It's a sometimes Morrow said. "It there's a spe- cial occasion, the kids can have a soda. Or we'll go out for ice cream on a hot day, but we tend not to keep desserts in the house." Morrow joined the Onondaga County Health Department in 2000, most recently serving as director of preventive services. She is believed to be the coun- ty's first female health commis- sioner. She'll earn pending legislative approval. Public health has been an inte- gral part of Morrow's life since she was a child. Her father worked with Ministry of Health and World Health Organization, and Morrow lived in both East and West Africa as a child, and CHILDHOOD, PAGE A-7 C.W. Mcteen Staff photographer DR. CYNTHIA MORROW will become Onondaga County's new health commissioner at the end of this month. with the new health GRADUATION DAY IN WORDS AND PICTURES, PAGES B i, B 3 CLOCK'S TICKING ONSTUBiN! LOANS lock in rock-bottom rolls by Thursday. MONEYWISE HOW TO DEAL ...in a casino Also: Why it's good to tip well THE DAILY DOSE, ij PAGED-8 HOW TO FIND A WHALE ...in a huge ocean SCIENCE, KRAMER AT THE ZOO trowlt. CNY, PAGE D-1 Rumsfeld: Get ready for more deaths Report soys American officials met insurgent commanders to negotiate. By Nedra Pickler The Associated Press Washington Defense Sec- retary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Sunday he is bracing for even more violence in Iraq and ac- knowledged that the insurgency "could go on for any number of years." Defeating the insurgency may take as long as 12 years, he said, with Iraqi security forces, not U.S. and foreign troops, taking the lead and finishing the job. The assessment comes on the heels of the latest Associated Press-Ipsos poll showing public doubts about the war reaching a high point with more than half saying that invading Iraq was a mistake. The top U.S. commander in the Middle East appealed for public support of the soldiers and their mission. "We don't need to fight this war looking over our shoulder worrying about the support hack Gen. John told CNN's "l.aie Edition." In a deadly week for U.S. forces, nil ambush on a convoy carrying female troops killed four Marines, including at least one woman. Rumsfeld, making the rounds of the Sunday talk shows, said insurgents want to disrupt the democratic transformation as Iraqi leaders draft a constitution MILITANTS, PAGE A-5 in work By Mark .Johnson Tlie Associated Press Albany A little-noticed measure approved by the Legis- lature in Friday's Hurry of bills passed on the last day of session is a mailer of life and death. The bill to crack down on traf- fic accidents in highway con- struction zones follows the death of three construction workers, killed last month in a chain-re- action crash at a work site on In- terstate 81 outside Dinghamton. Police believe speeding played a role. Under the Work Zone Safety Act, anyone convicted of two or more speeding violations in a work zone would face a 60-day license suspension. The bill, passed Thursday by the state Senate and Friday by the Assem- bly, also requires a police pres- ence in major work zones and creates a public education pro- gram through a surcharge on all construction zone speeding violations. Earlier this month, the Trans- portation Department started putting safety messages such as "Slow Down, My Mommy Works Here" on 103 state trucks. ElecU'onic message signs alert drivers to work in progress, and a state Web site advises travelers of construction sites. The state also has worked with police to increase traffic law enforcement in work zones. Last year there were 467 acci- dents in DOT construction zones. One road worker and six motorists died, said department spokeswoman Jennifer Post The number of persons killed in motor vehicle crashes nation- wide in work zones rose from 872 in 1999 to in 2003, according to the Federal High- way Administration.