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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - July 10, 2005, Syracuse, New York SUNDAY The Post-Standard o POOS The Pent-Standard Affiliated with Syracuse.com SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2005 FINAL EDITION SYRACUSE, N.Y. GOOD MORNING HELLO, GORGEOUS OWarm, clear and dry in Central New York today, and it should get warmer going into the afternoon. On Monday, temperatures will be warmer still, with some sun and some clouds, but not much humidity. Complete____________________ f0D-14St> HIGH: 89 LOW; 66 SAVE WITH COUPONS IN TODAY'S NEWSPAPER Dennis Forces Huge Evacuation 1.4 million told to flee; hurricane to hit Gulf Coast today The Associated Press Pensacola, Fla. Hurricane Dennis dealt a glancing blow to the Florida Keys on Saturday, knocking out power and leaving streets flooded with seaweed as it roared to- ward the storm-weary Gulf Coast, where nearly 1.4 million people were under evacu- ation orders. The hurricane, blamed for at least 20 deaths in Haiti and Cuba, carried a threat of more than a half-foot of rain plus waves and storm surge that could be more than a story high when it makes landfall Sunday some- where along the coast of the Florida Panhan- dle, Alabama or Mississippi. A hurricane warning was in effect from the Steinhatchee River, about 130 miles north of Tampa, to the Louisiana-Mississippi border. Many Gulf residents were still patching up roofs on their homes or living in govern- ment trailers because of damage caused by Hurricane Ivan just 10 months ago. For them, Dennis meant another tense weekend of long lines for gas and searching for generators and plywood. "I'm tired of all this packing said Melba Turner, 70. of Fort Walton Beach. "We look like the Beverly Hillbillies when we get all packed up and leave. I'd rather stay. We're getting too old for all this fuss- ing." Dennis had grown to a Category 4 storm with 150 mph sustained wind early Friday, CUBA, PAGE A-11 INSIDE This is the first time since at least 1851 that there have been four named storms this early in the season. It could mean a bad sea- son, experts say. STORY, A-11 HARRY POTTER COUNTDOWN Pass the time until Saturday's release of J.K. Rowling's sixth book with these Web sites, video games and Harry Potter IQ test. Story in Stars. STANDOFF ARREST A standoff in Camillus started when a woman said her fiance assaulted her, police said. STORY, PAGE B-1 DEPUTIES HIT BY CAR Two Onondaga County sheriffs deputies were hit by a car on Interstate 690. STORY, PAGE B-8 ACE PITCHER Curt Schilling retires SkyChiefs i order in Pawtucket's win. SPORTS, PAGE D-1 TASTE OF OWN MEDICINE Drugstores match mail-order pharmacies' 90-day prescriptions. BUSINESS, PAGE E-1 REPORTERS AND JAIL The New York Times supports its jailed reporter. OPINION, PAGE C-1 WORKADAY STORIES Company Gallery's exhibit showcases local people's efforts. LOCAL, PAGE B-1 STADIUM SQUABBLES "Management team" proposed for SkyChiefs' clash with county. SPORTS, PAGE D-1 EILEEN COLUNS, ESmira native and SU graduate, will strap herself into the commander's seat on the Space Shuttle Discovery "Wednesday. Destination: The international space station, it is NASA's first shuttle mission since the Columbia disaster in 2003. A great deal is riding on the shoulders of this soft-spoken, consummately professional woman. By Curtis Krueger St. Petersburg Times hen Eileen Collins was growing up in Elmira, the United States had never sent a woman into orbit, and it was not training women to become military pilots. She dreamed about flying anyway, time she gazed at gliders soaring off nearby Harris Hill, and every time she read a book about Amelia Earhart. But even she wouldn't have imagined this: Today. Collins is the woman who will lead America back into space. Collins, a 48-year-old mother of two. will be the commander of the next space shuttle mission. She and six fellow astronauts are scheduled to launch aboard Discovery Wednesday, in the first space shuttle flight since Columbia disintegrated in 2003. THE MOST, PAGE A-20 CALLED HER 'MOM' She may be the only astronaut whose pilot call sign in the U.S. Air Force was "Mom." More on the life and times of Eileen Collins and her current mission. PAGE A-20 SHUTTLE DISCOVERY It's been through quite an overhaul to make it safe enough to fly. But the shuttle fleet is old and needs to be replaced and there is nothing "safe" about space travel. MONDAY, IN SCIENCE RETURN TO FLIGHT For complete coverage of what will be NASA's most-watched launch in years (assuming Hurricane Dennis doesn't get in the pick up The Post-Standard. THURSDAY Everything you need to know about NASA's Return to Flight mission can be found at: index.html How to stay safe around the water DAD'S MURDER CASE SHOWS THE WAY Try Sudoku! Today in Stars (Page 30) find the Japanese numbers puzzle Sudoku (pronounced Soluu'on to the brain teaser at right can be found on Page A-2. Index Anniversaries............H-6 Obituaries............B-4, 5 Auto ..........................G-l Real Estate..................1-1 Births..........................H-7 Sports.........................D-1 Business......................E-1 State.........................A-l 4 Dick Case .............B-1 Washington.... fJossified.....................F-l Weather...................D-14 CNY .....................H-l Weddings..................H-5 Editorials....................C-2 World.....................A-4-8 Local...........................B-1 TV Week Nation.....A-l Parade Corrections Yankees" admission writing Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to discuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS THE POST-STANDARD For home delivery, I call 470-6397 INSIDE It's been a deadly summer in Central New York. We talked to families and experts to develop this water safety guide to help you avoid accidents: A dad's nightmare: Our son almost drowned. 7 ways to protect your children. 5 disasters to avoid at the backyard pool. Where's the lifeguard? A look at what beaches, apartment complexes and hotels must provide by the water. How young is too young for swimming lessons? The toll this season: A look at the drownings, near drownings. MGtA-21 1 By BoNhia Let- Staff writer Pools and lakes provide cool relief during the summer heat. But they can be deadly. Five people have drowned since the summer swimming season started in June. Three others nearly drowned. The acci- dents happened in a canal, back- yard pools, an apartment pool, a lake and a pond. At this time last year, only two lake drownings were reported. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were unintentional drownings in 2000. And each year, about 300 chil- dren under the age of 5 drown in swimming pools nationally. An- other children are treated for submersion injuries. Safety experts say drownings can happen within seconds, but can be prevented with the proper precautions. 4 steps to help someone The American Red Cross of- fers these tips to help a drowning victim. 1. Keep yourself safe first; otherwise, you can't help the other person. Stay on land if you're not a lifeguard. The min- ute you get in the water you're at risk. You have to reach or throw. You don't go. Gloria Wright Staff photographer AMIE ELY, a recent graduate of Cornell University Law School, holds a picture of her father, who was mur- dered when Ely was 2 years old. Law school grad turns the past into a future By Rebecca James Staff writer A mie Ely is just start- ing out with the ink still fresh on her Cornell Law School diplo- ma and still living a stu- dent's life in a cramped apartment in Ithaca. Her father's portrait, young in his Air Force uni- form, hangs on her bedroom wall. She turns 28 this month and is older than he ever was. Tom Ely died at 26, murdered on a snowy ming mountain. Amie Ely was too young, 27 months old then, to know what a triple murder was or to follow a legal pro- cess that would end up with the man who confessed to the crime walking free. She now knows more about it than anyone else alive. She spent years track- ing down court documents gathering dust in storage or a lawyer's closet. She found jurors to tell her why they acquitted the man charged PURSUIT, PAGE A-15 r- ICNY man, wife tell of surviving the London bombs It wasn't new to them. The I couple were near ground zero on Sept. 11, 2001. By Molly Hennessy-Fiske Staff writer On Thursday morning, Bald- i winsville native Josh Gonnella, 33, rose as usual to go to work at Deutsche Bank in London's fin- ancial district. i He took the subway from his West London flat, leaving be- hind his wife, five and a half i months pregnant, who would i follow on the same train. I Gonnella made it to work be- fore a series of bombs crippled I London's subway and bus sys- I terns, killing at least 49 and in- I juring hundreds. Jennifer Gon- nclla, 33, made it onto her train. What happened afterward was HUSBAND, PAGE A-7 INSIDE Police say the subway bombs I exploded just seconds apart. i Also, the blasts were so bad j none of the dead have been iden- I lifted i When will war on terrorism i end? Probably never, experts j Questions and answers from a world terror J
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