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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - July 14, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               NHL Lockout over? SPORTS, PAGE D-1 TOP 10 RECRUIT BOUND FOR SU Meet Paul Harris SPORTS. PAGE D-1 SUDOKU Today's puzzle CNY, PAGE E-7 HOT CARS Syracuse Nationals BUSINESS, PAGE C-1 AND WEEKEND HOT BLUES Blues Fest WEEKEND Affiliated with Syracuse.com FINAL EDITION THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2005 S 2005 The SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING DAMP DAYS Humidity levels will stay high the next several days. There should be some sunny inter- vals today, and the chance for a thunderstorm with drenching rain. Complete forecast, D-8 Charter Teachers StiffecL.Again Money deducted from their paychecks for retirement not invested HIGH: 88 LOW: 69 Greg Paulus picked as top male athlete in the U.S. Greg Paulus of Christian Brothers Academy is Gatorade's male national high school athlete of the year. STORY, PAGE D-1 British police extend their search for blast suspects The suspected mastermind behind London's terror attacks was being pursued by police, who widened their search to a new area Wednesday. STORY, PAGE A-6 Chief justice hospitalized; condition not released Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist was taken to Virginia Hospital Center with a fever. STORY, PAGE A-9 Upstate projects included in transportation program State leaders agreed Wednes- day on a billion multiyear transportation program that in- cludes million for improve- ments to Interstate 81 and Inter- state 690 in Mattydale. STORY, PAGE A-10 Shuttle stays on the pad following glitch in gauge MAS A called off Wednes- days launch of the first shuttle flight in two years because of a faulty fuel gauge. STORY, PAGE A-ll Zoo loses the patriarch of its Amur tiger family Kaan, 17, who had been at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park since 1999, was euthanized Wednesday. STORY, PAGE B-l Agreement may clear a path for mail expansion A proposed agreement be- tween the Syracuse Industrial Development Agency and the developer of Destiny USA would clear the way for the issu- j ance of bonds for improvements needed for enlarging the Carou- sel Center mall. STORY, PAGE B-l Corrections Winners of annual youth Address of a man accused in a marijuana-trafficking Title of person leading Syra- cuse Symphony 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-1 Lottery..............A-2 Classified..........F-l Movies............Wkd CNY...................M New York......A-10 Comics..............E-6 Obituaries........B-4 Editoriak.......A-12 Sports...............D-1 Entertainment. E-3 Stocks...............C-3 Local news.......B-l Television..........E-5 THE POST-STANDARD By Greg Munno Staff writer Teachers at the now-closed Central New York Charter School say retirement contributions taken from their checks were kept by the school and never in- vested. The teachers, who held an emergency meeting in Liverpool this week, had pay stubs showing deductions from their checks each pay period in 2005 for their retirement plans. They also had statements from American Funds and MetLife which invest the teachers' money that showed no contributions to the funds since December 2004. The teachers contributed between and a month into the plans, accord- ing to interviews and their statements. "It's said first-grade teacher Angela Romano, one of the school's 45 instructors. "That's our money the school made no matching contributions that we elected to put towards our re- tirement." The teachers have contacted the state attorney general's office to see if the state will take legal action against the school. Paul Larrabee, a spokesman for the at- torney said they have received several complaints about the charter school and that the office is an assessment of the facts so that we can act accordingly." Rick Capozza, president of the charter school's board, said the board approved making the payments July 7. He said the management company that over- saw the school had not asked the board to SCHOOL'S, PAGE A-14 MOURNING LOSS OF INNOCENT LIVES HELP SOUGHT: Officers want to talk to any- one who be- lieves they may have been photographed by this man. Police officers can be reached at 437-3541. Hadi Associated Press THE FAMILY of a child, who relatives would only identify as a 9-year-old boy named Ahmed, mourn over his coffin during his funeral at their home Wednesday near the scene of a suicide car bomb attack that killed him in Baghdad. Suicide bomber kills 18 children U.S. troops were giving candy to youngsters at time of blast in Baghdad. The Associated Press Baghdad, Iraq A sui- cide car bomb exploded next to U.S. troops handing out candy and toys, killing 18 children and teenagers Wednesday. Parents heard the shattering explosion and raced out to the discover the worst children's mangled, blood- ied bodies strewn on the street. Up to 27 people were killed by the blast in the Shiite Mus- lim neighborhood, including an American soldier. At least 70 people were injured, a newborn and three U.S. sol- diers among them. Children's slippers lay piled near the blast crater not far from a crumbled child's bicy- cle as blood pooled in the street. Twelve of the dead were 13 or younger and six were be- tween 14 and 17, said police Lt. Mohammed Jassim Jabr. Among the wounded was ATTACK, PAGE A-6 Police: Man secretly took photos of women Police find hundreds of photos on man's cell phone after arrest at Wal-Mart. By Jim Read Staff writer A Syracuse man was arrested Wednesday after he was caught using a camera in his cell phone to take photographs up the skirt of a young woman at an area Wal-Mart, police said. The man's cell phone con- tained hundreds of other photo- graphs of women's buttocks, po- lice said. DarrolD. Jones Jr., 51, of 112 Sixth North St., was taken into custody Tuesday by East Syra- cuse police at the Wai-Man on POLICE, PAGE A-4 Different uses emerge for camera phones, some good, some pretty Stephanie's MIRIAM JAB- BER, 4 days old, who was injured by fly- ing glass in a suicide bomb attack Wednesday, is held by her mother and shielded from the sun by an- other relative. Khalid Mohammed The Associated Press 'American Chopper' star to open Rome factory Griffiss Pork facility may stimulate economy, create 60 jobs over the next year. By Glenn Coin Staff writer Central New York soon will have an "American Chopper" connection. One of the stars of the popular reality series, Orange County Choppers owner Paul Teutul Sr., is teaming up with a Whitestown company to open a million factory that will pioneer an alter- native to chrome-plating custom motorcycle parts. The new company, Super- Chrome, expects to hire about 60 people within the next year at Griffiss Business and Technolo- gy Park in Rome. It will apply chrome finish initially to motor- cycle parts used on the Discov- ery Channel television show. "This project will strengthen the regional economy, continue the private sector development of Griffiss Park, and bring inter- national attention to our area through the Discovery Channel's 'American said Steve DiMeo, head of the Grif- fiss development organization, in a prepared statement. SuperChrome is a joint ven- ture between Orange County Choppers and Sumax Cycle Products in Whitestown. Teutul and his son, Paul Mi- On the Web For more information about the TV show "American visit featurel.shtml chae! Teutul Jr., star in "Ameri- can Discovery Chan- nel's seventh-highest rated show this season, according to Nielsen Media Research. In each epi- sode, the Teutels create custom motorcycles on a deadline. Observant viewers of "Amer- ican Chopper" might already know about Sumax and compa- ny owner Kirk VanScoten. "I've been on the show a few he said. "And if you watch the show, they always go to the clock. To the left of the clock is a Sumax sign. There's no other sign up there." SuperChrome expects to open in September with about 35 em- ployees and be in full production by next summer. The company will use a process known as powder-coating to apply a smooth, shiny chrome surface to the custom motorcycle parts. Sumax already does color pow- der-coating for the bikes, said VanScoten. The company will spend up to million to buy and outfit a building at Griffiss, VanScoten said. Super- Chrome also will be eligible for a state grant of for equipment and machinery. Trust buys waterfall, give it to state Carpenter's Falls at Skaneateles Lake will be open to public, group says. By Dave Tobin Staff writer One of Skaneateles Lake's most dramatic natural features has been purchased by a land preservation organization that will guarantee its public access. Carpenter's Falls, a 90-foot cascade of Bear Swamp Creek about a mile above Skaneateles Lake, has been purchased by the Ithaca-based Finger Lakes Land Trust. The organization plans to transfer the property, in the Cayuga County town of Niles, to the state Department of Environ- mental Conservation. Until now the falls and prop- erty around them have been pri- vately owned. But they have long been a scenic destination for those who know about them. The land trust purchased the property from Kevin Digney TRUST, A-4   

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