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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - July 25, 2005, Syracuse, New York MONEY W. r WAYS TO SAVE ON YOUR GROCERIES The Post-Standard Affiliated with SyrKMM.com MONDAY. JULY 25, 2005 PINAL EDITION SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING JUST BEACHY It will be hot and humid again in A few clouds may drift across the sky at times, but thunder- storms aren't likely today. More storms are possible later in the week as a cold front ap- proaches. Complete forecast, C-10 Teen Charged With Killing Man Fight over phone ends in fatal stabbing, Auburn police, witness say HIGH: 90 LOW: 66 What the next Syracuse mayor should do i The latest installment of what Syracuse residents would like the next mayor to do visits the South Valley neighborhood. LOCAL, PAGE B-l Shuttle a go to launch, with or without gauge NASA officials said Sunday they will launch the first space shuttle flight in years, even if a fuel gauge problem that halted the previous countdown two weeks ago resurfaces. Discovery is set to lift off at a.m. Tuesday. STORY, PAGE A-3 Egypt: Two pickups used in bombings, officials say Investigators probing Egypt's worst terrorist attack believe that three men, who delivered the ex- plosives in two pickups, carried out the series of bombings in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El- Sheik. Another man involved may still be at large. STORY, PAGE A-S London: Bombers in two attacks linked, police say Investigators in England say they have linked the four fugi- tives wanted for the abortive bombing last week to the four presumed suicide bombers who killed 52 bystanders two weeks earlier. An apology: Britain's highest- ranking police officer made a public apology for the killing of a Brazilian man who officers wrongly suspected of being a terrorist. STORY, PAGE A-5 A new home after years in state institutions Sean Kirst tells the story of a 69-year-old women with cere- bral palsy who spent 30 year in- stitutionalized and what her new group home in Syracuse means to her and other developmentally disabled adults. LOCAL, PAGE B-l ByDaveTobin Staff writer i A dispute over a cell phone i escalated into violence this j weekend when an Auburn teen I fatally stabbed a man who had I taken his cell phone. I Anthony Agee, 25, of 8 James St., Auburn, died Sunday from a single stab would to his right side late Saturday, said Auburn police Capt. Charles Augello. Joshua A. Nervina, 17, of 23 Pulaski St., was arrested Sunday and charged with first-de- gree man- slaughter, after turning him- self in at the Auburn police station several hours after the incident. Nervina was arraigned Sunday by City Court Judge Michael F. McKeon, who ordered him held without bail in the Cayuga County jail. Nervina City police responded to a call of a stabbing in front of 19 Ven- ice St. at p.m. Saturday. When they arrived, police found Agee at Barber and Spring streets, around the comer and a few doors away from where the stabbing occurred, investigators said. Agee was transported to Au- burn Memorial Hospital, where he died. Police said they recovered a knife, which they believe to be the stabbing weapon. Augello would not say where the knife was found or what kind of knife it was. The dispute began inside the house at 19 Venice St., then spilled out onto the porch, said Mary Harmon, a neighbor. Har- mon is the grandmother of Ner- vina's year-old son. "They took Josh's hat and cell said Harmon. "He (Joshua) was banging on the door and someone threw him his NEIGHBOR, PAGE A-3 The Post-Standard NiMo power failures increasing Utility blames old equipment and says it is investing to upgrade its infrastructure. By Tim Knauss Staff writer Niagara Mohawk customers are spending more time in the dark than they used to. The failure of equipment on Niagara Mohawk's network of power lines and substations, some of which date to the 1930s and '40s, is contributing to a gradual increase jn the time cus- tomers spend without power, utility officials say. The deterioration probably goes unnoticed by most custom- ers. On average, each of Niagara Mohawk's 1.6 million customers spent about two hours without power during 2004. A decade ago, the average was more like 1.5 hours. Who cares about half an hour per year? It's a lot longer for some cus- tomers who reside along Niagara Mohawk's weakest power lines. One line that serves customers along a 150-mile route through rural Os- wego County experienced 65 service interruptions last year that's one every five or six making it the worst feeder line in Central New York. On average, each customer POWER, PAGE A-4 OSWEGO COUNTY TIRE DUMP CLEANUP WILL COST S18.5M SEIU, Teamsters unions decide to quit AFL-CIO The Teamsters and a massive service employees union the Service Employees International Union decided Sunday to leave the AFL-CIO, paving the way for two other labor groups to sever ties in the movement's biggest schism since the 1930s. STORY, PAGE A-7 Corrections Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS Index INSIDE SAVING MONEY 50 ways to do it Moneywise HANDSHAKES How to do it right The Daily Dose, Page D-8 2 SUDOKU PUZZLES Below (answers, Page and in CNY, Page D-7 Bridge............E-10 Classified..........E-l Comics.............D-6 CNY _...............D-l Crossword......D-6 Editorials.........A-8 Entertainment D-3 Letters.............A-9 local news.......B-l Lottery..............A-2 Movies.....___D-4 Hew York... Obituaries.. Science....... Sports......... Sudoku....... Television___D-5 MoneyWise A-6 B-4 B-6 C-l 0-7 THE POST-STANDARD A COCKROACH HALIOF X FAME? CNY, Page D-2 i Police: Is body CNY woman? Missing (hittenango woman about same height, age as body found in floating box. By Mike McAndrew Staff writer Law enforcement officials are trying to determine if a woman's body found in a box floating in the state canal system near Hud- son Falls is that of a missing Chittenango woman, village po- lice said Sunday night. Lori A. Leonard, 33, has been miss- ing since May 4. The body of a woman be- lieved to be about the same height and age as Leonard Leonard was discovered Sunday by a boater near Hudson Falls, said Officer Rod Carr, a spokesman for the Chittenango police. The body was found near Lock 9 of the Champlain Canal, state police said. Hudson Falls is about 50 miles north of Albany. Chittenango police consider a 29-year-old Hudson Falls man who Leonard met online to be a "person of interest" in their in- vestigation, Carr said. Police believe the man. whom HUDSON FALLS, PAGE A-3 WORKERS HAVE consolidated most of the 15 million tires at the Pinnacle Tire Yard in West Monroe, Oswego County, into one huge pile before they start shredding oper- ations in August. The pile of old tires now David Ussman Staff photographer covers 24 acres and is 75 feet tall at its peak. At top of the photograph is a pickup truck; near the bottom is a metal shed. The dump, the largest in the state, will take more than two years to clean up. Two-year project to roll through 15 million tires By Mark Weiner Staff writer The state says it will cost million and take more than two years to clean up a tire pile near Oneida Lake in Oswego County, the largest tire dump in New York and third-largest in the nation. Contractors plan to begin work in August to shred up to 15 million tires at the Pinna- cle Tire Yard in West Mon- roe, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The shredded tires will be used to build road embank- ments at state projects across New York. Workers are now assem- bling two massive shredders on the site that will eventual- STATE, PAGE A-4 ARMSTRONG WINS 7TH, LAST 'TOUR' Peter Cben Staff photographer JON STEENBURG, who works for Delaney Construction Corp., stakes down a fence to stop runoff from the Pinna- cle Tire Yard in Oswego County. Most of the tires in the dump will be used in the state's reconstruction of Route 219 from Buffalo to Cattaraugus County. Peter Dejong The Associated Press LANCE ARMSTRONG rides in a victory parade Sunday on the Champs-Elysees in Paris after he won a record seventh con- secutive victory in the Tour de France, which covers miles over three weeks. Arm- strong, 33, of Austin, Texas, said this was his last profession- al race. President Bush called him to congratulate him for a "great triumph of the human spirit." "Our country and the world are incredibly proud of Bush said. What's next for Armstrong? Vacation on a beach in south France. SPORTS, PAGE C-1 if