Syracuse Post Standard, July 7, 2005

Syracuse Post Standard

July 07, 2005

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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - July 7, 2005, Syracuse, New York SUDOKU IS HERE! Learn how to play the brain-teasing puzzle that's swept Japan, England. Look for it every day. CNY STORY, PAGE E-1 TODAY'S PUZZLE, PAGE E-7 WATER WITH FLAVOR A taste test. THE DAILY DOSE, PAGE E-8 344 THINGS TO KEEP YOU BUSY HERE IK CNY WEEKEND TheW-Stan Affiliated with THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2005 FINAL EDITION O 2005 The Pest-Standard SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING OUT OF THE WAY The remains of a tropical storm are moving north, but there will only be some clouds mix- ing with sunshine over Central New York today. The rain from that storm could arrive Friday and produce some downpours. Complete forecast, D-8 HIGH: 79 LOW: 60 Rare, Dangerous Infection Afflicts 3 County Women Olympic torch heading to London for 2012 games From the streets of Singapore to Trafalgar Square, jubilant Londoners celebrated their upset victory Wednesday over Paris for the right to stage the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. STORY, PAGE A-6 Judge orders reporter jailed for keeping quiet A federal judge on Wednes- day jailed reporter Judith Miller of The New York Times for re- fusing to answer questions be- fore a grand jury and suggested that the reporter could be charged with obstruction of jus- tice if she continues to resist. STORY, PAGE A-9 Polluted Fayetteville parcel may get 2nd chance After lying dormant for dec- ades, a choice piece of state land in Fayetteville now is being cleared of petroleum products that leaked underground. The parcel, which is at least eight acres, could soon be turned j over to the village for a nominal j fee, said state Assemblyman Jeff j Brown and Fayetteville Mayor Mark Olson. STORY, PAGE B-l Terrorists: Diplomat will be executed as a traitor Al-Qaida in Iraq said Wednesday that it would execute an Egyptian diplomat who was kidnapped in Baghdad four days ago, calling him a traitor to Islam and representative of a country that is "allied to Jews and according to a statement on an Internet site as- sociated with al-Qaida. STORY, PAGE A-7 Looking for our doily bridge column? It has moved from the comics i page to our classified section to j make room for the new Sudoku puzzle. PAGEF-7 Corrections i Joshua Fredette was not in victim's Destiny Lynch's Dark Island Concerts in Kim C. Michalak's Business certificate Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS Index Business...........C-l Lottery..............A-2 Classified.........H Movies.. Weekend CNY...................H -NewYork......A-IO Comics..............E-6 Obituaries........1-4 Editoriak.......A-12 Sports...............D-l Entertainment. 1-3 Stocks...............C-3 Local news.......B-l Television..........E-5 THE POST-STANDARD By James T. Mulder Staff writer Three Onondaga County resi- dents have been diagnosed with a potentially fatal bacterial disease caused by eating contaminated food. The unrelated individuals women ages 48, 70 and 77 have been hospitalized for treat- ment of listeriosis, according to Dr. Cynthia Morrow, the county's health commissioner. "One individual is quite ill, but we are hopeful that with treatment the individual will Morrow said. Antibiotics are used to treat the rare infection. Listeriosis is caused by bacteria found in soil and water. Vege- tables can become contaminated from soil or manure used as fertil- izer. Animals can carry the dis- ease without appearing ill and contaminate foods such as meat and dairy products. Pregnant women, newborns and adults with weakened im- mune systems are most vulner- able to the disease. Although the infection is not contagious, it can be transmitted from pregnant women to their fetuses. Morrow urged the public to wash raw vegetables and make sure meat is thoroughly cooked before eating those items. "This is a preventable disease with proper food she said. The health department hasn't determined the source of the in- fection yet or whether the three women ate at the same place. Morrow said. They became ill be- tween June 26 and July 2. The state Health Department is conducting tests to determine if the women were infected by the same or different strains of the RARE INfECTIOH, PAGE A-ll What ore the symptoms? Fever, muscle aches and sometimes nausea or diarrhea. When the infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms also may include headache, stiff neck and confusion. HOW TO AVOID BUSH FIRM ON KYOTO, AGREES TO AID AFRICA AT G-8 SUMMIT No guarantees from research at centers Five Centers of Excellence differ on who gets money from products, technologies. By Nancy Buczek Staff writer When Gov. George Pataki pledged millions in state taxpay- er dollars to launch the state's Center of Excellence program in 2001, he touted the program's potential to create local jobs. His vision for the centers was to link universities with local companies that could manufac- ture products coming out of those academic laboratories, stimulating economic develop- ment across the state. But who gets the money from new technologies or products de- veloped in the centers' research laboratories. The state? The uni- versities involved? Or local busi- The Associated Press EFFIGIES MEANT to look like leaders of the G-8 nations stand in a field near Gleneagles, Scotland, following scuffles Wednesday between police in riot gear and protest groups. Officers were brought in by helicopter after a security fence surrounding the G-8 summit was breached. Ten people were arrested Wednesday. Bush Blair "We want to make sure that the governments invest in their people, invest in the health of their people, the education of their people, and fight corruption." "Do you ever get everything you want in negotiations like this? No. But can we make very substantial progress? Can we change the terms of the debate on Africa? Yes, we can." Protests Riot police with attack dogs beat back demonstrators Wednesday as thousands marched near the site of the Group of Eight summit, demanding action from the world's leaders. Collision President Bush collided with a local police officer and fell during a bike ride on the grounds of the Gleneagles golf resort. He was wearing a helmet. STORIES, PAGE A-6 THE SECURITY OPERATION Code name: Operation Sorbus, for the berry of the rowan tree, which according to folklore wards off evil spirits. fence: A 5-mile-long, 6-foot-high steel The police: More than at the High-tech gadget: Cameras scan mesh fence surrounds the hotel and hotel and surrounding grounds. thousands of license plates every hour to country club. It is guarded by watchtowers, the air An airship beams videos of identify known militants and suspected surveillance cameras. protesters to officers. Plus two helicopters, Source: The Associated Press, The Australian, The Herald (Glasgow) terrorists. SEALs' story unfolds It began with a call for help on a bad night in Afghanistan The Associated Press Kabul, Afghanistan The last radio contact was an urgent appeal for help. Night was falling, a rain- storm threatening, and four Navy SEAL commandos were sur- rounded by about a dozen mili- tants in rugged, wooded moun- tains. They needed reinforcements. That hurried call set in motion a chain of events that would lead to the U.S. military's deadliest blow in Afghanistan, and the greatest loss of life ever for the elite force of SEALs. Nine days after the ambush and subsequent downing of a U.S. special forces helicopter with 16 troops aboard, U.S mili- Murphy Dietz tary officials in Kabul and Washington are starting to draw a clearer picture of what hap- pened and have revealed some details. The four commandos one was rescued, two were killed and one is still missing were on a reconnaissance mission on June 28 as part of Operation Red Wing, searching for Taliban-led rebels and al-Qaida fighters in Kunar province, U.S. military spokesman Col. James Yonts said. The bodies of Lt. Michael P. Murphy, of Patchogue, N.Y., and Petty Officer 2nd Class Danny P. Dietz, of Littleton, Colo., were recovered Monday. The eastern province has long been a center of militant activity and a haven for fighters loyal to renegade former premier Gul- buddin Hekmatyar, who is want- ed by the United States. U.S. of- ficials said al-Qaida fighters also were in the region. Osama bin Laden was not said to be there though he is believed to be somewhere along the rugged Af- ghanistan-Pakistan frontier. The region's rugged, wooded mountains are popular with mili- tants because they are easy to in- filtrate from Pakistan and have plenty of places to hide. The SEAL team specially trained "not only in the art of combat, but also in medicine and communications" were at- tacked by a "pretty large force of enemy terrorists" and radioed for reinforcements, Yonts said at a press conference. After the radio call for help, eight Navy SEALs and an eight- member crew from the Army's 160th Special Operations Avia- tion Regiment, known as the Night Stalkers, flew toward the mountains in a special forces MH-47 Chinook helicopter. COMMANDERS, FROM PAGtA-4 nesses.' The answer: It depends. No state policy determines who owns intellectual property TAX, PAGE A-4 Divers to fix crack at nuclear plant i FitzPatrick power plant employees and contractors work together. i By Delen Goldberg Staff writer Divers in heavy suits and thick masks will plunge into an tank of water this week to fix a tiny crack at the James A. FitzPatrick nuclear power plant in Scriba. Workers in scuba gear will use special machinery to weld the hairline fissure shut. Inspectors will bob nearby, watching to make sure the job gets done properly. "Divers are used for visual in- spections because they can get into areas we cannot access with a Entergy Nuclear spokeswoman Bonnie Bostian said Tuesday. The tiny crack which leaks a few drops of water each minute warrants dive teams, inspec- tors and dozens of man-power hours because it mars an essen- tial component of the plant: the torus, a large doughnut-shaped water tank used as a backup cooling system. Inspectors found a leak in FitzPatrick's torus June 30. En- tergy began shutting down the PUKT, PAGE A-ll .1 ;