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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - July 3, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               SUNDAY The Post-Standard Affiliated with SyracuM.com SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2005 FINAL EDITION O 2005 Tlw Post-Standard SYRACUSE. N.Y. GOOD MORNING A NICE ONE An area of high pressure will drift across the region, which means that plenty of sunshine is headed our way with low humidity. A little warmer Monday and a chance of a thunderstorm Tuesday. Complete forecast, D-12 34 LOW: 61 SAVE WITH COUPONS IN TODAY'S NEWSPAPER ie Associated Press U.S. MARINE Cpl. James E. Wright, a rifleman, lost both hands and se- verely injured his leg in Iraq. WAR'S WOUNDED FACE FRESH CHALLENGES For soldiers returning home with broken bodies, recovery and rehabilitation are slow and painful. PHOTOS AND STORIES IN OPINION, PAGE C-1, C-5-8 FIREWORKS AND MORE Calendar of Fourth of July events. LIST, PAGE B-3 JET SKI BELL Local law enforcement officials support minimum age requirement. LOCAL, PAGE B-1 MOTOCUSE 2005 Extreme stunt show flies high at New York State Fairgrounds. SPORTS, PAGES D-1, D-7 TRIPS This week we go to Watkins Glen and spend the night. CNY, PAGE H-1 VENUS TAKES WIMBLEDON Venus Williams wins her third title Saturday against Lindsay Davenport. SPORTS, PAGE D-1 IDAHO GIRL ALIVE Missing for six weeks, child found in with registered sex offender. STORY, PAGE A-11 FATE OF DEMOCRACY Political will of women key in Iraq, Afghanistan. PARADE SUMMER READING Book reviews of thrillers, mysteries and biographies. STARS Index .H-6 Nation.............A-l G-l Obituaries H-7 Real Estate..................1-1 ...E-l Sports..........-............D-1 ..B-1 State.........................A-l 6 F-l Washington .H-1 Weather...................D-14 C-2 Weddings..................H-5 B-1 Corrections Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to discuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS Anniversaries........ Auto........................ Births...................... Business................. Dick Case.............. Classified............... CNY......................... Editorials............... Local THE POST-STANDARD Experts: Supreme Court likely will move to the right Some speculate Attorney General Alberto Gonzales may be picked. Some conservatives lobby against him. The Associated Press Washington President Bush could rein the court to the right by nominating a bed- rock conservative to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. He could make history and perhaps pick up votes for the GOP by naming the first Hispanic to the court. Or he could choose a woman and keep intact the court's current balance of seven men and two women. Bush has had nearly five years to consider how to burn the "G.W.B" brand on the bench of the highest court in the land. Regardless of whom he picks, the closely divided court, which often splits 5-4 on key decisions, will very well end up with a more conservative bent. The question is, how far to the right will the post-O'Connor court be? And how much further to the right will it lean once 80-year-old Chief Justice William H. Rehn- quist, who is sick with thyroid cancer, retires and possibly gives Bush a second chance to shape the court? Legal experts on both sides speculate that the retirement of O'Connor raises the pros- pect that Bush will name Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. He is not a favorite of con- servatives, who continued to target the White House this weekend in their anti-Gonzales campaign, saying his views on issues such as abortion and affirmative action are not align- ed far enough to the right. "When the right looks at Judge Gonzales, POLITICS, PAGE A-U INSIDE Sandra Day O'Connor broke ground for women. Growing up in Texas, O'Connor wanted to be a cattle rancher. PAGE A-14 For home delivery, call 470-6397 Musical Cry Sounds To Help Save Africa Carolyn Associated Press THE BLACK EYED PEAS perform on a stage set up on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Saturday for a Live 8 concert. Organizers and performers said as many as 1 million fans attended the concert. Stevie Wonder, Destiny's Child and rapper Jay-Z also performed. Ten concerts were held around the world as part of a campaign to get the world's richest nations to cancel debt, increase aid to developing countries and promote fair trade. Live 8: Hundreds of musicians, millions of fans Bono worked the crowd. Half a globe away, Bjork strutted the stage. Pink Floyd reunited on stage. And on the continent that inspired Saturday's unprecedented Live 8 extravaganza, Nelson Mandela outshone them all. From Johannesburg to Philadelphia, Berlin to Tokyo, Rome to Moscow, hundreds of the world's top musi- cians and millions of their fans watched or attended the music marathon designed to pressure the world's most powerful leaders into fighting African poverty. MORE THE G-8 U2'S BONO, THE By Rebecca James Staff writer Leftens Pitarakis The Associated Press MADONNA (left) hugs Birhan Woldou at the Lon- don concert. The Ethiopian woman as a malnou- rished toddler appeared in some of the most wrenching footage of the 1984-85 famine. Wol- dou's life was saved in part through donations from Live Aid viewers. Will Cayuga land claim decision stand? Some of nation's top experts say ruling is bad, but add reversal is not likely. By Mike McAndrew Staff writer For 30 years. American Indian nations in New York won almost every major ruling in their land- claim lawsuits against New York, including a jury trial and two Supreme Court decisions. They seemed invincible. But in a span of 91 days, the federal courts have dealt com- plete reversals to the state's Indi- an tribes. The 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the Cayuga Indian Nation cannot collect on its land claim. A lower court had awarded the 'Cayugas million in damages for land New York illegally acquired in 1789. But the appeals court de- cided the Cayugas will not get a penny because they waited too long to sue the state. With land claims, certainty is an elusive thing, but experts in Indian law can agree on some points about the changes: If the Cayuga decision stands. New York suddenly has a strong defense against land claims across New York. The state, eager to settle the Cayuga claim, agreed this winter to pay the Cayugas S150 million, give the Cayugas the right to op- erate casinos in the Catskills, and allow the Cayugas to buy EXPERTS, PAGE A-l 2 INSIDE with an expert: What does the lawyer who won the Sherrill case before the U.S. Supreme Court think about the latest court decision? PAGE A-12 COMING MONDAY Seven months ago. the Cayuga nations were poised to win per- mission to open huge casinos in the Catskills. And the New York Cayugas were to get S150 mil- lion and sovereignty over acres. Two court rulings later, j the tribes stand to get nothing. I How did the Cayugas lose so much and what's next? TONIGHT: CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH A COMET Maas Digital for DAN MAAS, a computer animation expert from Ithaca, created these stills that conceptualize Deep Impact's encounter with comet Tempel 1, set for a.m. Monday. By the time you read this, the flyby spacecraft will have released its impact vehicle. When it smashes into the comet at mph, it will throw up ice and dust that will provide researchers a glimpse of the material inside the comet, believed to be as ancient as the solar system itself. Cornell whiz kid puts pizazz in NASA animations In the middle of his sophomore year, Dan Maas called his father at work to voice a complaint that many parents of high school students have heard. "He said, 'Dad, I'm bored out of my recalls his father, James Maas. But Maas' story takes a twist. This 16-year-old professor'skid had already scored a perfect 1600 on the SAT. He grew up in the shadow of Cornell University, his interest in space nurtured in chats with his fa- ther's friend, Carl Sagan. Dan Maas left Ithaca High School after his sophomore year and went straight to Cornell. By 2001, he was 20, a college graduate and had a computer animation company of his own. Maas Digital creates 3-D simulations of space missions for NASA and other clients. His images of the MAAS', PAGE A-13 INSIDE Facts about the comet mis- sion and comets Rover's image, by Dan Maas PAGE A-13   

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