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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - June 28, 2005, Syracuse, New York Affiliated with SyrwwMMi TWOAY.JUNi 242005 FINAL IMflM 02006 ThtPnt-Stmdvd SYRACUSE, N.Y. SO CENTS GOOD MORNING MOD Oft MOILED? Whichever you prefer, that's how you'll feel today as a tropical air mass stays in con- ttol of Central New'Yorlc's weather. More moisture from the south may produce drenching thunder- storms later in the day. Complete forecast D-8 HIGH: 91 LOW: 72 No more movies at Fingerlakes Mall Gnema North Corp.'s Fin- gerlakes 4 Cinema complex at the mail near Auburn is closing Friday, mall officials said. Now showing: Videos via Google Google Inc.'s video-viewing channel, launched Monday, gives Web surfers their first chance to sample material it has been stockpiling since April. BUSINESS, PAGE C-l BTK serial killer details grisly killing spree Dennis Ruder, a former church leader and confessed seri- al killer, described to a Kansas 1 judge Monday how he stalked and murdered 10 people. STORY, PAGE A-5 Ex-senntor warns about terrorists seeking bombs "The terrorists are racing, and we are somewhere between a walk and a former Sen. Sam Nunn said, calling for greater effort to keep nuclear materials out of their hands. STORY, PAGE A-3 North American neighbors talk border security, trade The United States, Canada and Mexico.pledged Monday to integrate terrorist watch lists, tighten security and facilitate the free flow of people and goods. STORY, PACE A-7 Insurgency unyielding, foshup cells overflowing The U.S. military, seeing no end to the insurgency, is expand- ing its Iraq prisons to handle the growing detainee population. STORY, PAGE A-7 China's Internet users surpass 100 million China's population of people online, ihe second largest after the United States, has lopped 100 million, the government said Tuesday. Last week, the government threatened to close Web sites that fail to register in a campaign to tighten what the public can see online. It promotes Internet use for education and business, but tries to block its public from material deemed pornographic or subversive. Corrections David Ware's Onondaga graduation Hoyt's theater Ratings for Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS What the Supreme Court Changed Ten Commandments A 6-foot-tall granite monument of the Ten Commandments outside the Texas capital building is constitutional, but smaller displays in two Kentucky courthouses must go, the Supreme Court ruled during an action- packed last day of its session. Cable Cable companies can keep rival Internet providers from using their lines. The decision is expected to limit competition and consumers' choices. christianheritagcmins.org EVEN THE U.S. Supreme Court displays the Ten Commandments among its sculptures and friezes. Downloading File-trading networks like Grokster and Morpheus can be held liable if you copy music, movies and other protected works without permission. These networks allow millions of computer users to copy music and movies for free from each other's hard drives. Entertainment firms, led by studio Metro-Goldwyn- Mayer, sued. The justices overturned a landmark 1984 decision that favored Sony Corp.'s Betamax videocassette recorder. Domestic violence Police cannot be sued for how they enforce restraining orders. A Colorado woman's lawsuit claimed police did not do enough to prevent her estranged husband from killing her three young daughters. Leaks Two reporters, Judith Miller and Matthew Cooper, are likely headed to jail for refusing to reveal their sources in a leak probe involving CIA officer Valerie Plame. Each reporter faces up to 18 months in jail. The justices declined to hear thek cases. Next Chief Justice William Rehnquist was weak and his breathing was labored, but he gave no indication of whether he would retire. Supreme Court coverage, pages A-8 and A-9 For a link to the complete decisions, see the News Tracker biog at The Associated Press Index Business........ Classified CNY______ Comics Editorials..... Locdmws- .C-l G-l E-l E-6 A-lfl G-10 ...1-1 lottery............A-2 Movies...............E-4 New York___A-6 Obituories........M Sports.............D-l Slocks______C-3 THEPOST-STAMOAW) WITH STROKES ON KEYBOARD, AUTISTIC MAN, 28, EMERGES FROM LIFE OF ISOLATION Mike Slaff photographer JOHN 'BUD' LANE swims in his backyard pool in Fayetteville while support staff member Damien Boyd, of Syracuse, watches in the background. Lane had his first conversation with his mother ever on April 12. By Mike Fish Staff writer [Jj olm "Bud" Lane, who is severely autistic, is sitting near his mother in his Fayetteville home, using a Springboard, a small machine that speaks out the meaning of touched pictures. the machine says. "How lire "Fine, how are Debra Lane replies. Bud, with a staffer support- ing his left elbow, picks out another picture and touches it with his left index finger. "lam fine." This conversation on the evening of April 12 is Dehra 1 .ane's first ever with her only son, who is 28. She starts crying. "Imagine for 28 years you never had a voice. Suddenly you said Ruth Bryant, one of three staffers who care for Bud at home. For most of his life, Bud spent a fair amount of his waking hours isolating him- self, including twirling a suing or a slinky to entertain himself in his own little world. Thanks to the non-stop ad- vocacy of his parents and a state program that provides the unceasing attention of Bryant and two other staff members at his own house, Bud is beginning to show there is a real person inside. "John may not look like HIS, PAGE A-4 Mike photographer USING A keyboard voicebox, Bud Lane tells support staff member Ruth Bryant that he doesn't want any block cheese during their weekly shopping trip at the market in Manlius. Those who are close to him say Lane's interactions with people and things around him are growing daily. IN HIS OWN WORDS: A short interview with Bud A-4 INSIDE WAR OF THE WORLDS Steven Spielberg remakes CNY, PAGE E-1 DON'KUTTHEARTS ...says West Gtnesee2005grad KateVariwJMol VOICES, PAGE B-5 THE SCOOP ...M HnWMorMMj Also: Essential THE DAILY DOSE, PAGEE-t RUNNING COLUMNIST: JACKIE KUON ON JUNKHI D-l We're having a heat wave Central New York sweltered through its fourth day of a heat wave Monday as the high reached 93 degrees. It was Syracuse's record 10th day in the 90s this June. The previous record for the most 90-degree days in June was eight days in both 1933 and 1934. Syracuse could also set a record for the warmest June. Through Sunday the month's average temperature was 71.8 degrees. The hottest June was in 1925, when the average temperature was 72.1 degrees. Most 90-degree days in June 1.20051_______________ _ i '_7 June 27 louret: NorthMft Rigionai Oimite CinMr Comrt UoSmtty. Most 90-degrte days in a year Thttat-Standri Wal-Mart billionaire dies in crash of ultralight The Associated Press Bentonville, Ark. John Walton, the billionaire son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton and a member of Ihe company's board, died Monday in a plane crash in Wyoming. Walton, 58, was piloting the ultralight that crashed shortly after takeoff from the Jackson Hole Airport in Grand Tcton National Park, Walton company said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and the cause of the afternoon crash was not known, officials said. The plane was an experimen- tal ultralight aircraft with n small, gasoline-powered engine and wings wrapped in fabric similar to heavy-duty sail cloth, officials said. In March, Forbes Magazine listed John Walton as No. 11 on its list of the world's richest peo- ple with a net worth bil- lion. Me was tied with his broth- er Jim, one spot behind his brother Rob, and just ahead of WAI-MART, PSGE A-9 .O21OT taries one .Us own By Richard Powelson Scripps Howard News Service Arlington, Va. -Cpl. Wil- liam A. Long, an Army honor guard member, helped bury about COO soldiers here before deciding last year that he wanted to aid the military effort in Iraq. On Monday, Long, a victim of enemy grenades in Iraq two weeks ago, received a mass sa- lute by about 60 members of his former honor guard unit, the 3rd Infantry Division, at the southern side of Arlington National Cem- etery. They placed him in Grave 8193, Section 60, about 200 yards from a bulldozer and other heavy earthmovers buzzing back and forth to slope a hilly area for future graves. "It is probably the most sa- cred ground in the said his stepfather, Lee Cordner of Lilburn, Ga.. "A lot of impor- tant people are buried in- cluding former Presidents John F. Kennedy and William How- ard Taft. To Long's mother, Susan Cordner of Knoxville, Term., Army officials gave Long's Pur- ple Heart, Bronze Star Medal and Good Conduct Medal. Long, 26, received the stan- dard honors military burial: six military pallbearers in dress uni- forms, a U.S. flag-draped coffin, 2 iKWRBESMfiHtLi