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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - July 31, 2005, Syracuse, New York SUNDAY The Post-Standard Affiliated with SyracuM.com SUNDAY. JULY 31, 2005 FINAL EDITION C SYRACUSE, N.Y. GOOD MORNING DOG DAYS In some parts of Central New York, thunderstorms will erupt this afternoon. In others, it will be dry all day. The dog days of summer (the term refers to Sirius, the Dog Star... see the weather page for more) continue next week, with high humidity through at least Thursday. Complete forecast, D-16 HIGH: 85 LOW: 64 Cantor Hit the Ground Running Big changes mark SU chancellor's first year: Downtown classes, new football coach, links to the arts, all done 'Nancy Velocity' SAVE WITH COUPONS IN TODAY'S NEWSPAPER Dick Staff photographer SAM CLEMENCE pedals during the Lake Placid Ironman Triathlon. TRUE METTLE Sam Clemence, 66, pushes himself to the edge in a grueling, 140-mile swimming, biking and running race. SPORTS. PAGE D-1 RUNNING FOR MAYOR Jacob Roberts; 31, says he'd change Syracuse's form of government and inject more creativity into how government solves problems. LOCAL, PAGE B-1 SPACEWALK ON THE WILD SIDE For seven hours, two Discovery astronauts floated outside the space shuttle to experiment with ways to repair the sort of damage that doomed the Columbia mission. NEWS, PAGE A-15 PUZZLE RESULTS, PAGE A-2 ANOTHER PUZZLE, STARS Index INSIDE The interview: Cantor on her first The 13 people in her What people are saying about Update on SU's downtown buildings, arts center and its new link to By Nancy Buczek Staff writer Some people who know Syracuse University Chan- cellor and President Nancy Cantor liken her to the En- ergizer bunny. Her husband calls her seemingly endless energy "The Cantor Effect." And around campus, the phenomena has become know as "Nancy Veloci- ty-" Cantor, who on Monday marks her first anniversary leading the university, doesn't mind. She said she thrives at mul- titasking and becomes more energized the more she does. "For me, it is very re- she said. "I don't find that tiring, but rather refreshing." Her first year in office was peppered with a series of changes at SU. A new athletic director, Daryl Gross, and head foot- ball coach, Greg Robinson, were introduced under Can- tor's watch a shakeup some SU football fans had been wanting for years. Cantor led the university NUMIEILPAGU-20 David Lassman Staff photographer NANCY CANTOR. shown in her office in Tolley Ad- ministration Building, on Monday fin- ishes her first year at the helm of Syracuse University. Anniversaries........... Auto........................... Births Business.................... Classified.................. CNY........................... Editorials.................. Local H-7 G-l H-8 .1-1 ..F-l .H-l C-2 .B-1 Nation ....A-l Obituaries..... Real Estate._ Sports............. State............... Washington.. Weather........ Weddings..... World.._........ TV Week .....1-1 .___D-1 .A-12-14 ...........0-16 ...___H-5 A-4tolO Corrections "Roaming the Regional Market" art Local mortgage rates Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to discuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call470-NEWS THE POST-STANDARD NORTH POLE, N.Y. WHERE VvriLrvL CHRISTMAS IS NEVER OUT OF SEASON Dick Blume Staff photographer VISITORS AT Santa's Workshop in the Adirondacks dance with Santa Claus and other costumed characters earlier this month. The theme park, the nation's oldest, opened 56 years ago. Santa's Workshop, working its magic still President Pataki? Not very likely, experts say He's resilient, a nice guy, but terhaps too liberal and he sn't yet a national figure. iy Marnie Eisenstadt taff writer Gov. George Pataki is no onger talking quietly about a run for president. Last week, he told his sup- wrters that trips to Iowa, New lampshire and other states with early pri- maries are on tiis itinerary. But political experts, strate- gists and mem- bers of his own party forecast a difficult jour- ney. Pataki is pro-choice. He signed gay rights leg- islation. He pushed for gun control. On social issues, he sounds enough like a Democrat to be elected to three terms in New York, a state that hasn't chosen a Republican president in 20 years. Even Republican state Sen. John DeFrancisco thinks Pataki is too moderate to fare well DON'T, PAGE A-17 INSIDE Where Pataki stands on abortion, gay rights, guns Would he win New York? Other New Yorkers who became president PAGE A-l 7 The Greatest Generation loved it, their kids loved it and their kids after them. Rescued from oblivion by CNY in- vestor Douglas Wa- terbury, America's first theme park (Walt Disney took some lessons from it) lives to tell its tale to a new generation of children. By Bob Niedt Staff writer North Pole, N.Y. T ime passes gracefully here, soft in the Adirondack birches. Santa's Workshop postmark North Pole, N.Y., but really on the slopes of Whiteface Mountain, near Lake Placid is enchanting its third generation of visitors. It is a theme park, America's first, where Walt Disney turned for advice on building Disneyland, this year celebrating its 50th an- niversary. Santa's Workshop is in its 56th season, after a dramatic rescue in 2002 by a hands- on and extremely enthusiastic investor from the city of Oswego. "I just saw its said Douglas. Waterbury as he toured the park one hot July day. "Maybe it needed some polishing, ideas and energy. I visited as a guest. Then I added a nostalgic theme park to my collec- tion of Americana." Nostalgic, yes. To those who visited Santa's Workshop as a child, visiting today is like coming PARK, PAGE A-18 Would you like to shed a few pounds? Eat healthier? r m U.S. recruiters hit patriotic Pacific territories For home delivery, call 470-6397 They enlist for pay, for benefits, to contribute. Signing bonus is more than some people make hi a year. By James Brooke i New York Times News Service I Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands By jogging at sunset on the white sands of V palm-fringed beach here. 17-year-old Audrey O. Bricia is doing more than toning up for her next try in this island's MTss Philippines contest. INSIDE How's the recruiting in CNY? IOCA1, PAGE 1-6 She is getting in shape for U.S. Army boot camp. To gain an edge on the competition for enlistment, she reserved a seat two days in advance to take the Army's apti- tude test on a recent Saturday morning f r here. Safely ensconced in her seat, she watched an Army recruiter turn away 10 latecomers, all recent high school gradu- ates. "I am scared about Iraq, but I am soina to have to give something in re- turn for those benefits I want." said Bri- cia. a daughter of Filipino immigrants whose ambition is to attend nursing school in California. From Pago Pago in American Samoa to Yap in Micronesia. 4.000 miles to the POVERTY, The Post-Standard has a new page for you: Health Fitness, Tuesdays in CNY. This week, find out how to shed stubborn pounds and decide whether to exercise in the heat. On Tuesdays to come, we look at barefoot running, foods that make you happy, and much more. Don't miss it this Tuesday. It's good for you.