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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - July 17, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               SUNDAY The Post-Standard O 2005 The Poit-Standara Affiliated with Syracus4.com SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2005 FINAL EDITION SYRACUSE, N.Y. GOOD MORNING HANG IN THERE The humidity and its sidekick thunderstorms will stick with us for at least another couple of days, making a grudging exit on Tuesday. The temperature wittrbp only a few degrees but the air will be dry enough to breathe anyway. Complete _ _____ HIGH: 86 LOW: 72 t WITH COUPONS IN TODAY'S NEWSPAPER The Associated Press TIGER WOODS plays from the 2nd tee during the third round of the British Open golf championship on the Old Course of St. Andrews, Scotland.. STILL AHEAD, SO FAR Tiger Woods managed a 1-under 71 Saturday, slicing his lead in half and giving hope to a field he seemed on the verge of blowing away. SPORTS, PAGE D-1 MAN KILLED IN CITY Shooting on Chester Street leaves 24-year-old dead. LOCAL, PAGE B-1 25th ANNIVERSARY Women's Rights National Historical Park celebrates. LOCAL, PAGE B-3 BLAST CLAIMS DOZENS Suicide bomber near a fuel truck strikes in Iraq. STORY, PAGE A-6 GLOBAL RESILIENCE Terrorist attacks fail when countries bounce back. OPINION, PAGE C-1 ANIMAL PLANET Check out wild, crazy Jeff Corwin. STARS PUZZLE RESULTS, PAGE A-2 ANOTHER PUZZLE, STARS Index Anniversaries............H-6 New York................ A-18 G-l Real Estate..................H Business......................H Sports.........................D-1 Dick Case ..........B-1 Washington.............A-l i Classified.....................H Weather...................D-14 CNY ............H-l Weddings..................H-5 Editorials....................C-2 World.........................A-4 ........................B-1 TV Week Nation......................A-l 9 Parade Corrections Nursing Palace 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 NEW YORK'S POWER FOR JOBS PROGRAM Cheap Power, No Jobs State keeps subsidizing firms that don't create promised jobs By Mike McAndrew Staff writer I It's called Power for Jobs, but I sometimes it's Power for Layoffs. More than a third of the businesses receiving state-subsidized electrical power in New York's Power for Jobs program failed to deliver the jobs they promised. II96404I131287 For home delivery, call 470-6397 Contracts that each business signs to get the cheap power allow the New York Power Authority to terminate or reduce a company's benefits if the business doesn't keep its jobs pledge. But when companies cut workers, the Power Authority rarely pulls the Plug- In some cases, the state-run power producer continued to subsidize electrical power for corporations for years after they had eliminated hun- dreds of jobs. Take Cooper Crouse-Hinds. The Salina manufacturer of indus- trial electrical products had POWER, PAGE A-l 7 INSIDE i 9 Central New York businesses that failed to create the jobs promised. Who did the best in the state creating jobs; who did the worst. How the Power for Jobs program works PAGEA-17 WHAT'S YOUR PLEASURE? Gary Walts Staff photographer IF YOU STAYED HOME SATURDAY, NO WORRIES. THE FUN CONTINUES TODAY. JUST TURN TO PAGE B-7 AND STARS FOR MORE. KATHY WEBSTER and Jim Delaney, both of Elmira, dance in Clinton Square at the New York State Blues Fest Satur- day. Hundreds of people gathered in the square to listen, dance, eat and just watch people. There was no shortage of things to do in Central New York on Saturday. There was blues to be heard: at the New York State Blues Festival in Syracuse, rock 'n' roll at the K-Rockathon in Weedsport and movie music at the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra concert on the South Side. There were cars to turn your head: The Syracuse Nationals brought out vintage automobiles and their handlers. Just walk down the street with your eyes open, you can't miss them. There was unique stuff to be bought: Antiques from the Great Ameri- can Antiquefest in Salina (Mary Jacobson of West Monroe picked up an antique egg basket there. What will she do with it? "Good she said. 'Til think of art and handmade crafts from the Arts and Crafts Festival in Columbus Circle, or car parts and paint back at the Nationals at the state fairgrounds. Marnie Eisenstadt Home from fraq, captain goes back to help children The Associated Press When Army Capt. Jonathan Pow- ers, of Clarence, crossed the Iraq border at the end of his 14-month tour last July he happily believed he'd never see the country again. That was then. Now Powers is making plans to return to Iraq as a civilian, to help the children he hasn't been able to forget. Powers, 27, is director of the upstart Or- phans and Street Kids Project, whose goal is to coordinate the country's ill-equipped orphanages and offer vocational training for children living on the streets and out of the facilities' reach. The street kids "are definitely not said Powers, a teacher whose work with children goes back to his high-school days as a camp counselor. "The kids are stand- ing on the side of the highway with EX-CAPTAIN, PAGE A-22 MultimilUon-dollar cleanup begins The Associated Press JONATHAN POWERS holds an Iraqi or- phan on his shoulders while serving in the Army in Baghdad. He is now a civil- ian working on a project to help Iraqi orphans and street children. Birth control deaths investigated About a dozen women died last year because of blood clots thought to be related to Ortho Evra patch. The Associated Press Gingerly, Kathleen Thoren's family gathered around her in the intensive care unit, unable to speak to their beloved sister, daughter, wife, or even stroke her hands. The slightest stimulation might create a fatal amount of pressure on the 25-year-old woman's swollen brain, warned the doc- tors. "We were horrified, but we tried to just quietly be with said her sister Erika Klein. "In the end, it didn't help." The mother of three died last fall, just after Thanksgiving, after days of agonizing headaches that the coroner's report said were brought on by hormones released into her system by Ortho Evra, a birth control patch she had started using a few weeks earlier. She was among about a dozen women, most in their late teens and early 20s, who died last year from blood clots believed to MAKERS, PAGE A-l 7 r i Oil City "hot spots'7 first on the list. Then, land can be used for temporary parking. By Mark Weiner Staff writer The developers of Destiny USA have agreed to start clean- ing 66 acres of polluted land near Onondaga Creek in one of the largest environmental clean- ups in Syracuse's history, state officials say. A legal agreement between Destiny and the Department of Environmental Conservation re- quires cleanup work to begin by July 23 in Syracuse's former Oil City neighborhood. The initial work on the worst hot spots, already under way this week, could cost million to million, the DEC said. More than gallons of petroleum spilled from oil stor- age terminals that operated along Onondaga Creek for more than 80 years, leaving the land and groundwater contaminated. "Simply put, it's an important step in the development of Desti- ny to address the environmental issues that have plagued the property for multiple said David Aitkcn, a Destiny ex- ecutive. "This will enable us to fully reclaim the land and put the land to productive Aitken said. He declined to say how much the full cleanup might cost the developer. State engineers have said the most expensive option to dig up contaminated soil to a depth of 14 feet and truck it off site could cost million or more. "We're committed to addres- sing all of the environmental is- Aitken said. "Collective- ly, it's a substantive cost." State officials say Destiny ex- ecutives want to move quickly on the cleanup to make room for the million expansion of Carouse! Center mall. Destiny wants to use the pol- luted land temporarily to replace parking that will be lost when construction starts on a expansion on the mall lots facing Hiawatha Boulevard. Developer Robert Congel has said the expanded mall will be connected to his Destiny USA retail and entertainment resort, to be built on the former Oil City land south of Hiawatha Boule- vard. As a prelude to the cleanup, workers are demolishing build- ings on both sides of Solar Street between Hiawatha Boulevard and Bear Street. CLEANUP, PAGE A-13 Inside: Chart details requirements for cleaning up the contamination in former Oil City jft j L   

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