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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - July 13, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               r The Post-Standard Affiliated with Syracuse.c WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2005 FINAL EDITION SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS SOME RUMBLES More humid air will stay perched over Central New York today, but there is a chance some spots will see a 'thunderstorm crashing through. More storms are ex- pected Thursday. Complete forecast, D-6 London Bombers on Video; Paper: Two Others Sought HIGH: 91 LOW: 68 American League All-Stars win again over National Miguel Tejada and Mark Teixeira homered to lead the American League over the Na- tional League 7-5 Tuesday night in baseball's All-Star Game in Detroit. The AL hasn'l lost to the NL since 1996. SPORTS, PAGE D-l Suicide bomber kills three at Israeli shopping mall A teenage Palestinian suicide bomber killed three Israelis and wounded at least 30 others in front of a mall, the first such at- tack in nearly five months. STORY, PAGE A-7 President, senators talk about Supreme Court pick Aiming to demonstrate an openness to all views. President Bush sought the advice of Dem- ocratic as well as Republican senators about whom to pick to fill a Supreme Court vacancy. Bush did not give any clues about possible nominees. STORY, PAGE A-9 Iraqi troops set to handle security for some cities Iraqi troops are ready to take control of some cities. Iraq's prime minister said, but he re- jected a timetable for a pullout of U.S. troops. STORY, PAGE A-7 How to protect your family from listeria Experts offer 12 tips on avoiding listeriosis. a potentially fatal illness that struck three Central New Yorkers. CNY, PAGE E-4 ALSO: Investigators determine contaminated tuna wasn't source of the Midler Ave. bridge ready to reopen 10 days early The Midler Avenue bridge over Interstate 690 is expected to reopen today at 5 a.m., according to the New York Department of Transportation. The bridge, which has been closed for reconstruction since May 19. was scheduled to open July 23. Favorable work condi- tions have allowed the contrac- tor. Vector Construction of Cic- ero, to finish 10 days early. State sues CNY firms, others to get back grants New York's economic devel- opment agency has sued five companies, including two in Os- wego County, to recover part of their state grants. BUSINESS, PAGE C-l Corrections Nicholas Wiley's indictment in serial Motorcycle helmet Ononda'ga County mental health support 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.........G-l Movies...............E-6 New York......A-10 Comics..............E-8 Obituaries........B-4 Editorials.......A-14 Sports...............D-l Entertainment. E-5 Stocks...............C-3 Local news.......B-l Television..........E-7 THE POST-STANDARD Police arrest a relative; explosives found in car; bomb factory discovered By Thomas Wagner The Associated Press Leeds, England New evi- dence suggests four suicide bombers, including at least three Britons of Pakistani descent, car- ried out the terror attacks in Lon- don, officials said Tuesday. Sur- veillance cameras captured the men as they arrived in the capital just 20 minutes before the explo- sions began. Police raided six homes in Leeds searching for explosives and computer files that would shed more light on what were believed to be the first suicide bombings in Western Europe. They arrested a man, identified by the British news agency Press Association as a relative of one of the suspected bombers. A town councilor told The As- sociated Press that at least three of the presumed suicide bombers were British citizens of Pakistani ancestry. One bomber was thought to be Shahzad Tanweer, a 22-year-old cricket-loving sports science graduate, and another was a teenager, Press Association re- ported. On its Web site. The Times newspaper named Tanweer, as well as Leeds residents Hasib Hussain, 19, and Mohammed Si- dique Khan, the 30-year-old fa- ther of an 8-month old baby. The newspaper said police were WITNESS, PAGE A-5 Bumped, bruised shuttle on schedule By Marcia Dunn The Associated Press Cape Canaveral, Fla. With the countdown for Dis- covery in its final hours, NASA was dealt a setback Tuesday when a window cover fell off the shuttle and damaged thermal tiles near- the tail. But the space agency quickly fixed the problem and said it was still on track for launch today. The mishap was an eerie re- minder of the very thing that doomed Columbia years ago damage to the space- ship's fragile thermal shield. The lightweight plastic cover on one of Discovery's cockpit windows came loose while the spaceship was on the launch pad, falling more than 60 feet and striking a bulge in the fuselage, said Stephanie Stilson, the NASA manager in charge of Discov- ery's launch preparations. No one knows why the cover which was held in place with tape fell off, she said. Two tiles on an aluminum panel were damaged, and the entire panel was replaced with a spare in what Stilson said was a minor repair job. The cover, which weighs less than 2 pounds, struck a pan of the fuselage that NASA, PAGE A-6 EliHadad's projects remain I unfinished Payment dispute between Hadad, property manager leaves projects in limbo. By Frederic Pierce Staff writer 1 The man who once served as Eli Hadad's' public face in Syra- cuse stopped all work on the in- vestor's two largest renovation i projects this winter, saying Hadad owed him and his sub- contractors more than The dispute has delayed structural re- pairs to the Warren Street parking ga- 1 rage, which stopped during the winter. The structure is I overdue for an Ohayon engineering study, and city code enforcement officials worry that uncorrected problems could I eventually force the 475-space structure to close. The garage provides critical parking spaces for businesses downtown, including Exccllus. which employs more than people in its local flagship huild- 1 ing across the street. i The work stoppage also post- poned the opening of a plumbing i showroom in the old Marsellus Casket warehouse in DeWitt, and led two companies to take legal action against Hadad-con- i trolled entities. Jacob Ohayon, Hadad's for- mer property manager, said he CONTRACTORS, PAGE A-ll A NASA TECHNICIAN works on the top of the vent arm assembly at the top of the ex- ternal fuel tank on the space shuttle Discov- ery on Tuesday at the Kennedy Space Center Dave Martin he Associated Press in Cape Canaveral, Fla. A window cover fell and damaged thermal tiles Tuesday, but NASA said the damage had been repaired and would not delay today's launch. INSIDE: Graphic on shuttle's maneuvers, daily mission log, where to watch the What they're saying about Karl Rove By Peter Lyman Washington bureau Sen. Charles Schumer Tuesday asked i President Bush to direct his chief political I adviser, Karl Rove, to give public answers to i several questions about the "outing" of for- mer CIA agent Valerie Plame. Schumer, D-N.Y., was one of the first to i ask for a Justice Department inquiry after Flame's identity was revealed by syndicated I columnist Robert Novak two years ago. Novak cited unnamed White House sources. Rove has been widely rumored to be one of those sources. It is a federal crime to dis- close the identity of an undercover CIA i agent. Dead end? "The administration did ev- erything it was supposed to do" in appoint- ing a special counsel to investigate the mat- ter, Schumer said. But the matter now "seems to be reaching some kind of dead I he said. Schumer stopped short of calling for Rove's firing or resignation, as other congressional Democrats including Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton have done. Oust him: Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., who lost last year's presidential race to Bush, Tuesday Rove called for Rove to be fired. Clinton, D-N.Y., appeared with Kerry, and nodded when he spoke about Rove. "I'm she said. "Dedicated Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, R-New Hartford, a friend of Rove, said he wants "to know the rest of the story" before coming to any conclusions about Rove's conduct. Rove is a "bright, dedicated he said, "but that doesn't give him license to break any laws." Boehlert said he is confident that the in- vestigation by the special counsel, U.S. At- torney Patrick Fitzgerald, would eventually get to the bottom of the matter. "I don't think, based upon my knowledge of Karl Rove, that he would intentionally re- veal" secret information, Boehlert said. Chilled: Boehlert said he was troubled by the fact that Fitzgerald had jailed New York Times reporter Judith Miller for contempt for failing to reveal whether anyone in the White House talked to her about Plame, al- though Miller never wrote a story about the case. Novak, who wrote the column that identified Plame, faces no threat of jail. "I'm concerned when the government can say, 'Who have you talked Boehlert said. Boehlert is cosponsoring a bill to shield reporters from being forced to reveal anony- mous sources except in extraordinary cir- cumstances such as national security. Join the conversation at Transcripts and video of White House briefings, plus bloggers from both sides, at Workers begin to restart nuke plant Scriba reactor, down for almost two weeks, is slowly being brought to full power. i By Delen Goldberg Staff writer Entergy officials began re- powering the James A. rick nuclear reactor Tuesday after taking it offline almost two weeks ago. "We are in restart mode, but i we are not back online yet." Hn- tergy spokeswoman Bonnie Bos- tian said. "It's a gradual pro- j cess." In this case, online means FitzPatrick is producing power I for the energy grid; offline means the plant is shut down. To go back online, workers increase power to the reactor in- j crementally and must test the plant's functions and safety sys- j terns at each level. "The results of the lests de- termine how long we stay at a particular Bostian said. The testing phase typically lasts a day or two, Bostian said. Entergy officials hope to have the plant running at full power by the end of the week. Company officials shut down on June 30 after Rn- tergy inspectors found a leak in the reactor's torus, a large doughnut-shaped water tank used as a backup cooling system. Four days later, the inspectors j found a second crack in the i plant's cooling system this DIVERS, PAGE A-6 A GUIDE TO SYRACUSE'S ARTS CRAFTS FESTIVAL AD SUPPLEMENT. INSIDE Ollll96404ll11283mi8 FREE MONEY BUSINESS. C-1 SALADS Recipes, tips on making them better. CNY, E-1. E-4 INSIDE CELLPHONES FOR KIDS Latest models target 8- to 12-year olds. TECHNOLOGY. F-1 DOWNLOADING MUSIC Compare five services. TECHNOLOGY, F-1 POISON IVY What's it look like? DAILY DOSE, PAGE E-10 TRY SUDOKU Check out today's puzzle PAGE E-9 J   

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