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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - July 9, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               r The Post-Standard Affiliated with SyracuM.com SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2005 FINAL EDITION S5 2005 The Post-Standaid SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING SOGGY AND GRAY The remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy will keep our skies filled with clouds as the storm pulls away to th'e'north. Sunday will be a great start for a brighter week: full of sun and warming to nearly 90. Complete forecast, D-8 SU Accepts 490 Extra Students Housing, food services, classrooms may be taxed if all arrive in fall HIGH: 75 LOW: 62 Hospitals asked to delay non-emergency blood use After an unsuccessful appeal for more blood donations, the American Red Cross has asked the 120 or so hospitals in its New York-Penn region to delay all non-emergency transfusions of Type 0 blood. As of Friday, there was less than one day's supply of Type O blood. At least a five-day supply of all blood types is needed. Interested donors can call (800) 448-3543 or go online at www.donatebloodnow.org. Flight from hurricane all-too-familiar scene Approaching Hurricane Den- nis sent residents from the Flori- da Keys to the Louisiana bayous into flight, with some leaving the same homes that have yet to be rebuilt from last year's storms. STORY, PAGE A-12 Italy will begin to remove troops this September Italy plans to begin with- drawing some of its troops from Iraq in September. Premier Sil- vio Berlusconi said Friday. STORY, PAGE A-9 Adirondack Park Agency OKs 'frankenpine' The state Adirondack Park Agency on Friday gave a condi- tional permit for a cell phone company to build a 104-foot tower disguised as a white pine tree and dubbed "frankenpine." NEW YORK, PAGE A-4 Unemployment at lowest level in nearly four years The unemployment rate dipped in June to its lowest level in nearly four years, a sign that the job market is plugging ahead. Wall Street rallied. BUSINESS, PAGE C-l International conference approves nuclear treaty An 89-nation conference on Friday approved a beefed-up treaty on protecting enriched uranium and other substances. STORY, PAGE A-9 Bill would help speed travel through border Rep. Louise Slaughter on Friday proposed improving a se- curity program that prescreens drivers so they can cross the Ca- nadian border easily. NEW YORK, PAGE A-4 Corrections Editorial on vote to confirm Speed limit on canal B-1 Veterans party isn't a B-1 Caprara sales Come Out and Play program Glimmerglass 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..........E-7 Movies...............i-6 Comic...........E-l2 Obituaries........B-4 Editorials.......A-10 Sports...............D-l Stocks...............C-2 total news.......B-1 Television.......E-l 4 THE POST-STANDARD By Nancy Buczek Staff writer Syracuse University will stretch its class- room space, student housing and food ser- vice this fall as it welcomes as many as 490 more new students than anticipated. "We were clearly not expecting the num- bers to go as high as they are, but it's in the category of what we think of as a positive said David Smith, SU's vice pres- ident for enrollment management. "What it really says is SU is a really hot place right now." Chancellor Nancy Cantor had asked ad- missions officials to increase new student enrollment by 100 students, to Smith said. Currently, students have ac- cepted SU's .offer of admission. About 100 to 150 of those students will likely not show up come Aug. 29, the first day of classes, making the increase more manageable, Smith said. "There are some challenges for he said. "We're going to be very sensitive to overcrowding." The quality of the new students is the same as past years, Smith said, with an aver- age SAT score of and an average grade point average of 3.6. Sometimes colleges have unexpected high yields, said Barmak Nassirian, speaking for the American Association of Collegiate Reg- istrars and Admissions Officers. "You always need to have more admits than you expect to see come first day of reg- istration because people have other options and not everybody you admit is going to necessarily show Nassirian said. Larger-than-expected classes don't usually hurt academics, but housing, food services and other student support services often feel the crunch, he said. George Washington University in Wash- NO NEW, PAGE A-8 WhotwiSUdo? Here are some ideas SU officials are considering to handle the larger-than- expected class of new students this fall: House about 114 freshmen on South Campus House as many as 30 students at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel Conference Center Offer more classes in the early morning and later evening hours London police scour for bodies, clues Bombs each had less than 10 pounds of explosives. Death toll rises to 49. N.Y. Times News Service London The death toll in London's worst day of ter- ror in decades rose to 49 Fri- day, and the police gave the first details of the explosives that ripped through three sub- way trains and a double-decker bus in the Thursday morning rush-hour. Citing the results of the first 24 hours of inquiries, Andy Hayman, a senior police offi- cer, said the four bombs each contained less than 10 pounds of "high and that the bombs on the three trains were left on the floors of the cars where they exploded, around 100 yards from the sta- tions at King's Cross, Liver- pool Street and Edgware Road. The bomb on the bus ex- ploded either on the floor or on a seat, he said. Initially, the po- lice said two people had died in the bus bombing, but that figure was revised Friday to 13. The bus was on Tavistock Square, near Russell Square, where the subway station was an escape route for survivors of the King's Cross bomb. While the police vowed to bring the bombers to justice, they said they were hampered by fears of structural damage' and by vermin in the tunnels, particularly at King's Cross, where numerous bodies had yet to be recovered. Initial po- lice estimates said 37 people had died but the police said Friday that the toll, currently 49 confirmed deaths, would climb. Of 700 people wounded, the police said 350 had minor wounds, 350 were taken to hospitals and 100 were hospi- talized overnight. 22 of them with serious injuries. One per- son died in a hospital. Hundreds of extra police of- ficers, some with dogs, pa- DAMAGE, PAGE A-6 A POLICE OFFICER lays flowers from a passer-by Friday near the scene of where a bomb ripped apart a double-decker bus Thursday in London. Commuters in London reluctantly de- scended into the Underground on Friday morning, attempt- ing to return to routine in the aftermath of four rush-hour blasts that killed at least 49 people. N S I D E Fiona Hanson The Associated Press BRITAIN'S QUEEN Elizabeth II visits Bruce Lait, 32, a dancer, at the Royal London Hospital Friday. He was injured when a bomb exploded on the subway train he was riding. SECURITY IN ITALY The alert level around the Vat- ican is stepped up. STORY, PAGE A-6 G-8 SUMMIT World leaders unveil a bil- lion package for Africa. STORY, PAGE A-6 AMERICANS HURT Four were injured in London. Two remain hospitalized. STORY, PAGE A-7 NYC MOURNS A bell given to New York City by the people of London after rung again Friday. STORY, PAGE A-7 AL-QAIDA GROUP "The Secret Organization of al-Qaida in Europe" claims responsibility. STORY, PAGE A-7 CELL-PHONE CAMERAS Amateurs help cover stoiy. At-home test kit lets you know gender of baby-to-be LOVE PUZZLES? TRY THIS ONE Test can be done as early as five weeks into pregnancy. Results sent via e-mail. By Peggy O'Crowley Newhouse News Service Congratulations, you're preg- I nant! And it's a girl! These two revelations usually i come months apart. But a new blood test enables expectant mothers to find out the gender of their baby-to-be as early as five weeks into the pregnancy. l The Baby Gender Mentor test kit, which can be bought online, includes two pregnancy tests and a kit for collecting and sending a simple finger-prick blood sample to a Massachusetts laboratory. The kit costs and the lab charges for processing and e-mails the confidential results within 48 hours. Because embryonic DNA is present in maternal blood, the sample is tested for the presence of the Y chromosome, which in- dicates a male. If there is no Y chromosome, the embryo is fe- i male. The test does not need fed- j eral Food and Drug Administra- tion approval because it is not i used as a diagnostic tool. Some see this kind of early gender identification as a simple, harmless way to find out what color to paint the nursery almost four months before conventional tests, such as amniocentesis or ultrasound, reveal a baby's sex. However, bioethicists ques- tion whether the new technology will be used as a tool for sex se- lection, prompting a woman to abort her fetus if she doesn't ap- prove of its gender. While surveys of Americans show no general gender prefer- ence, some cultures prize boys far above girls. That preference is fueling trends in India and IWPHKMTS, PAGE A-8 Doubt Internet's power? I Talk to Dog Poop Girl Bioggers go after woman caught by phone camera not cleaning up after her dog. and a peek into an unsettling comer of the future. i By Jonathan Krim i The Washington Post You'll find the Japanese numbers puzzle Sudoku on Page E-13 Solution to the puzzle above can be found on Page A-2 WORLD CHAMP Red Sox pitcher comes to Syracuse. SPORTS, PAGE D-l MEET CHILD STAR FROM FIRST'WILLY WONKA' STORY, A-4 If you no longer marvel at the Internet's power to connect and transform the world, you need to hear the story of a woman known to many around the globe as, loosely translated, Dog Poop Girl. Recently, the woman was on the subway in her native South Korea when her dog did its busi- ness. The woman made no move to clean up the mess, and several fellow travelers got agitated. The woman allegedly grew belliger- ent in response. What happened next was a re- markable show of Internet force, One of the train riders took pictures of the incident with a camera phone and posted them on a popular Web site. Net dwellers soon began to call her Wash i n gto n by the unflattering nickname, and issued a call to arms for more information about her. According to one blog that has covered the story, "within days, her identity and her past were re- vealed. Requests for information about her parents and relatives started popping up and people started to recognize her by the dog and the bag she was carry- because her face was par- tially obscured by her hair. Online discussion groups crackled with chatter about every shred of the woman's life that could be found, and with debate over whether the Internet mob EXPERTS, PAGE A-8   

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