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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - August 4, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               r SUPER SUITED Kelly Preston on films, family, friends CNY. PAGEE-1 GOOD RIDDANCE, MR. GOVERNOR School veto proves, again, you never got us SEAN KIRST, PAGE B-1 MORE THAN 270 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND INSIDE The Post-Stan FREE NASCAR POSTER Today: Kurt Busch SPORTS. PAGE D-6 SUDOKU Today's puzzle PAGE E-7 THURSDAY, AUGUST 4. 2005 FINAL EDITION O ;OOS Ite Pmt-Sundaid SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING STILL STICKY It will continue to be humid in Cen- tral New York today with tem- peratures soaring above normal. A cold front coming along Friday should usher in some cooler air along with a possible thunderstorm. Complete forecast D-10 Marine Vehicle Not For Land Battle Bomb kills 14 from Ohio unit in lightly armored carrier! A Town Grieves HIQH: 95 LOW: 72 Lake Ontario swimmer stopped by rough water Marathoner Vicki Keith was forced to abandon her record-at- tempting swim from Oswego to Canada Wednesday by large waves and seasickness. UXALPAGEB-5 One problem on shuttle solved, but another found Discovery astronaut Stephen Robinson removed filler material from the shuttle's belly Wednes- day, but a fourth spacewalk may be needed to deal with a torn thermal blanket. STORY, PAGE A-11 Meet Snuppy: The world's first cloned Afghan hound South Korean researchers Wednesday said they have cre- ated the world's first cloned dog from a single cell. STORY, PAGE A-7 Priests from China get warm papal greeting Pope Benedict XVI wel- comed priests from China to Vatican City Wednesday. STORY, PAGE A-7 Recorders may provide clues to accident's cause Investigators hope the flight data and voice recorders recov- ered from an Airbus A340 will tell them what caused it to skid off a runway Tuesday hi Toronto and burst into flames. STORY, PAGE A-9 Oversight board approved for racing association Gov. George Pataki Wednes- day authorized the creation of a monitoring board for the New York Racing Association. STORY, PAGE A-12 Rafael Palmeiro facing federal perjury probe Congress will investigate whether baseball slugger Rafael Palmeiro perjured himself when he told a House committee, under oath: "I have never used steroids. Period." SPORTS, PAGE D-l Corrections Name of yoga Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS By David Wood Newhouse News Service Washington Fourteen Marines who were killed in Iraq Wednesday were riding in a 28-ton, lightly armored amphibi- ous behemoth that experts say was "never intended" for inland urban operations where it is "one of the more vulnerable" combat vehicles on the battle- field. The Marines members of the 3rd Battalion, 25th Regi- ment, a Reserve unit from Brook Park, Ohio were killed out- side the town of Haditha about 140 miles northwest of Baghdad when a roadside bomb detonated near or beneath their Amphibi- ous Assault Vehicle. The Marines were part of a convoy that was attacked on a desert road, one witness said. Rolling in armored vehicle after armored vehicle, the patrol was nearing the entrance to the town when a brilliant flash erupted in the middle of the convoy. "Huge fire and dust rose from the place of the said Saad Mijbil, a motorist who said he witnessed the bombing and was later hospitalized with bullet wounds suffered in the chaotic The news reached central aftermath. j Ohio long before the names of The bomb blew apart the arm- the dead. A thunderous explo- ored personnel carrier and ignit- sion, an armored vehicle blown ed its load of fuel and explo- apart, 14 more Marine reservists sives. Although he was 80 yards are killed. Mijbil away, Mijbil said, the bomb blast had been strong enough to break the rear window of his pickup truck. The attack brought the num- ber of dead Marines in Haditha EXPERT, PAGE A-6 Officers in Brook Park, Ohio, mobilized to deliver news that 150 families were praying not to hear. Marines rang doorbells and regretted to inform mothers, fa- thers, siblings and spouses. ONE FAMILY'S STORY, PAGE A-6 A MIXED BAG FOR APPLE GROWERS Dick Blume Staff photographer CIRILO ANTONIO, a seasonal worker at Beak and Skiff Apple Farms in LaFayette, plucks apples damaged by colder weather earlier in the year. Removing the apples helpsthe remaining fruit on the tree grow. Sun sweetening up state's apples Area crop may be smaller, but producers statewide expect an abundant supply. By Mark Weiner Staff writer Central New York's apple crop may be a little smaller this year, but the apples will be sweeter thanks to an extra dose of sunshine, farmers say. Consumers might even find some sweet prices at the mar- ket. Apple growers expect a bumper crop of 27 million bushels statewide to make up for local losses and help keep prices stable this fall, accord- ing to the New York Apple Association. "Overall, it's not as big as last year's said Peter Gregg, a spokesman for the growers. "Last year's crop was just a monster. But we're expecting a crop that will be above average." The association said the larger crop will include sweet- er-than-normal fruit due to abundant sunshine throughout STATE, PAGE A-4 Did Blume Staff photographer AN APPLE bears signs of damage which was caused by frosts that occured earlier in the year. Woman hired for senior job at Upstate She will be highest-ranking female administrator in the medical college's history. By Nancy Buczek Staff writer SUNY Upstate Medical Uni- versity officials often boast its predecessor, Geneva Medical College, was the first med- ical school in the country to grant a med- ical degree to a woman. Today, Up- state will an- nounce anoth- er first: It has Schweitzer hired a woman as the universi- ty's vice president for academic affairs, provost-designate and vice dean of the College of Med- icine. That will make Laura Schweitzer the highest-ranking female administrator in the col- lege's 171-year history. To add to the firsts, she will have a seat on Syracuse Univer- sity's vice chancellor's Cabinet, serving as SU's vice provost for health liaison. Through that Cab- inet position and the two SU fac- ulty appointments she will hold, she will look for collaborative opportunities between Upstate andSU. "What 1 say to people about the position is, it's everything that I love to do and nothing that I don't like to Schweitzer said. "It became an irresistible position. They kept saying what would you like to Schweitzer, a developmental neurobiologist whose research focuses on the mammalian audi- tory system, is interim dean of the University of Louisville's School of Medicine and associ- ONE PRIORITY, PAGE A-4 Index Business...........C-l Bridge..____MO Classified..........F-l Comics______E-6 CNY Crossword.__E-6 Editorials letters...........A-15 lota! news.......B-1 THE POST-STANDARD Lottery Movies...... New York. Obituaries Sports...... Stocks _ Sudoku puzzle E-7 Television____E-5 Weather...... D-10 ..A-2 Wkd A-12 B-4 .0-1 -C-3 What will he buy with his M lottery win? The tkket seller gets- By Pam Greene Staff writer Garry McGivney, 66, of Wa- tertown, won million in a New York State Lottery drawing July 30, lottery officials an- nounced Wednesday. McGivney. a retired Department of Labor worker, chose the lump sum payout, which is S20.205.496 after taxes. For decades, he has been spending S10 a week on lottery tickets. What will you buy? First I'm going to have to get some heavy lifters to get this check home. I'll make sure my mother has everything she de- Scott Hirst, the owner of the Gold Star Deli in Watertown, makes 6 cents. sires and I will probably buy myself a pint of Ben and Jerry's ice cream. You can't rush into this. I'm going to do non-im- pulse buying___ I will proba- bly buy a summer car and a win- ter car. What was your financial situ- ation before you won? I had enough to cover my ex- penses. I never thought I'd have enough to cover the expenses of Jefferson County. Why those numbers? The numbers (1, 11, 30. 3, 48 and bonus 21) are my birth- day and a friend's birthday. I've been playing these numbers for 15 years. What will you treat yourself to? I got the Edward Hamilton book catalog a few days ago and there are 15 books I really wanted to get and 100 books that I wanted. I may get a house with a large family room that I can convert into a library. I buy books faster than I can read them. The new lottery game inspired by the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que restaurant in Li-Hua Lan Staff photographer GARRY McGIVNEY, winner of the million New York Lottery, talks with the reporters Wednesday during a news conference at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Syracuse. With him are his sister, Betsy McGivney (left) and mother, Blanche McGivney, (behind and Director of New York Lottery Nancy Palumbo t J   

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