Syracuse Post Standard, August 26, 2005

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August 26, 2005

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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - August 26, 2005, Syracuse, New York The Post-Standard O2005 Thr Affiliated with FRIDAY, AUGUST 26. 2005 FINAL EDITION SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING ONE FINE DAY It's expected to be sunny and warm today, with patchy clouds from the west but not much humidity. While there's no rain in Satur- day's forecast, it should be more humid. Watch for thun- dershowers by Sunday. Complete forecast, D-10 HIGH: 85 LOW: 59 Iraqis drafters miss third deadline on constitution The speaker of Iraq's Parlia- ment announced a one-day ex- tension early today in talks on Iraq's new constitution a fourth attempt to win Sunni Arab approval. STORY, PAGE A-6 SU to open space to public in Armory Square building Syracuse University plans to announce today that it has an in- fusion of 1.25 million from the state to help transform the first floor of its new Armory Square building into public space that will include support resources for local artists, community gal- lery space and a box office for athletic and cultural events, in- cluding those on and off the Hill. LOCAL, PAGE l-l Men attend classes for first time at Wells College In many ways, it was a typi- cal first day of classes at Wells College in Aurora with one major exception. For the first time in the school's 137-year history, men were in the student body. Thirty-two, to be exact. STORY, PAGE B-7 Kodak to shed jobs to absorb drop in demand Eastman Kodak Co., battling a steep drop hi demand for pho- tographic film and paper, is scal- ing back film manufacturing in China and closing businesses in Rochester and West Virginia, eliminating about jobs. BUSINESS, PAGE C-l Hurricane splashes down on southeast Florida coast Hurricane Katrina dumped sheets of rain, kicked up the surf and blew strong winds ashore Thursday, driving sand across waterfront streets as it made landfall on Florida's densely populated southeast coast. STORY, PAGE A-12 Users hove until Monday to sign off on 911 issues Providers of Internet-based phone services may be forced next week to cut off tens of thou- sands of customers who haven't formally acknowledged they un- derstand the problems they may encounter dialing 911 in an emergency. BUSINESS, PAGE C-4 Corrections Free admission for teens at the Central New York Tomato- Fest Cicero man killed in bike-car Sponsor of the Holiday Standard Poor's 500 Title of Mary Daly Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS How Rome Saved Its Dotenso Jobs ROME-AREA OFFICIALS cheer the decision Thursday to save jobs at the Defense Finance Accounting Service center. At the Oneida County Office Building in Utica are (from left, standing) Gov. George Pataki's regional representative Car- Patrick Palladino, Observer-Dispatch Associated Press ole Kelly; Oneida County Board of Legislators Chairman Ger- ald Fiorini; Rome Mayor James Brown; Oneida County Execu- tive Joseph Griffo; (and seated) Assemblywoman RoAnn Des- tito, D-Rome; and state Sen. Raymond Meier, R-C, Western. Accounting office will add, not lose, jobs By Peter Lyman Washington bureau In the end, Rome won on its merits helped by a convincing sales job. That was the unanimous conclusion Thursday of people who have been work- ing for months, even years, to preserve some Defense Department jobs at the former Griffiss Air Force Base. Not only will the jobs stay, but at least 600 will be added under a plan endorsed Thursday hi Arlington, Va., by the base realignment and closure (BRAC) com- mission. The commission voted to reject the Pentagon's recommendation to close the Defense Finance and Accounting Ser- vices (DFAS) office at Rome, which em- ploys about 390 people. Instead, commis- sioners approved a plan to increase the What's next President Bush will receive the BRAC report by Sept. 8. He can either accept the commission's findings and forward them to Congress or send them back for revisions. If Congress does not reject the BRAC findings within 45 days of receiving them, they become law. Inside The in Rome: "Just amazing news" at Bucky's Walter Reed: Historic 96-year-old hospital is among the victims in Thursday's base center's payroll to "not less than full-time equivalent" positions. "We've got a better said commission member James Hill, a retired Army general, before the members an- nounced their plan, which involves shuf- fling DFAS jobs from other bases. In a separate decision, commissioners accepted the Pentagon's plan to move about 120 jobs out of the Air Force Research Laboratory at Rome, But they amended the proposal to shift 120 different high-tech jobs to Rome Lab from another base. The lost jobs related to sensor research; the new jobs will be in information technology. "I've been around long enough to know you get one said Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, R-New Hartford. "We hit a home run in our at-bat. We had a fact-laden, merit-based presenta- tion." Boehlert praised the effort on Rome's behalf by New York's two senators, Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and LOCAL OFFICIALS, PAGE A4 Casino's smoking policy targeted First, Onefas faced property taxes. Now state smoking ban at Turning Stone. By Glenn Coin Staff writer Oneida County Health Depart- ment officials have told the Oneida Indian Nation they will begin enforcing the state's no- smoking law at one of the few remaining havens for local smokers the tribe's Turning tone Resort and Casino. County officials say the U.S. upreme Court's ruling in vtarch clears the way for them to nforce the smoking ban and all ther state and county health odes on nation-owned proper- ties. The high court ruled March 29 that the nation could not as- sert sovereignty over land that las been out of its hands for nearly 200 years. "The Supreme Court decision indicates, at least by our reading, that they're subject to regulatory said Coun- ty Attorney Randy Caldwell. County officials on July 18 sent a letter to the nation asking for a meeting to discuss enforce- ment of "applicable statutes and regulations." The letter, from county Director of Health Eric Faisst, says that in light of the court's ruling, "the Oneida County Health Department must enforce all statutes and regula- tions under its jurisdiction at properties owned by the Oneida Indian Nation." Besides the growing Turning Stone complex, the nation's portfolio includes a number of SavOn gas stations, marinas and a great deal of farmland. In all, the Oneidas own more than acres in Madison and Oneida counties. Faisst said Thursday that county and nation officials plan to tour the resort together in Sep- tember so county inspectors can see what health codes might apply. The health department in- spects, among other things, res- taurants, swimming pools and water systems. Turning Stone has all three. Nation spokesman Mark Emery declined to comment spe- cifically on the county's plans to enforce health laws at Turning Stone. "The nation has had discus- sions and is continuing to have discussions with Oneida County to resolve all tax and regulatory ONEIDAS, PAGE A-9 New wall to honor service of minority vets of WWII ByBoNhiaLee Staff writer Jose "Joe" Pagcaliwagan spied on the Japanese in the Philippines for U.S. forces when he was just a teenager. He used a rural communica- tion system to do it: bean cans connected together with fiber. His cousin, a chef with the Japanese army, stood on one end and gave Pagcaliwagan, now 77, the location of the Japanese. As the enemy moved from one place to another, Pagcaliwagan told the Americans. Index Business... C-l .F-8 .......H .M Classified Comic... CHY...--.. Crossword.. Editorials ._.A-10 Utters____A-11 local news B-l THE POST-STANDARD lottery____ Movies New York _ Obituaries _ Sports Stocks Sudoku ___ Television___ Weather A-2 E-4 A-8 B-6 frl C-3 ,E-7 _E-5 D-10 He played an integral role during World War n and is one of 245 local minority veterans to be honored Satur- day for their military ser- Pagcaliwagan vice. The World War II Wall of Honor will be unveiled at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Convention Cen- ter at Oncenter. The names of the veterans are engraved on the WALL, PAGE A-9 Inside: Meet three more veterans on the Police: Store owner beats back robber Fife Nett, 2003 THOMAS DOTTERER foiled a robbery at his liquor store on North Salina Street by taking the attack to the attacker, po- lice said Thursday. By Sue Weibezahl Staff writer A 69-year-old liquor store owner decided he was not going to be a robbery victim Thursday afternoon. Instead, Thomas Dot- terer went on the offensive, po- lice said. When Ro- chaun Morris, 30, strode into Salina Liquor and Wine Store at 1428 N. Salina St. shortly before 1 p.m., he de- cided to grab a full bottle Morris from the shelf and hit Dotterer over the head with it while de- manding cash, police said. Dotterer, whose business has been in his family for more than 60 years, was having none of it, Sgt. Tom Connellan said. He grabbed his own bottle and hit back. "Bottles are flying, there's glass smashed all over the place, cash out of the Con- nellan said. "It lasted quite a while, and it was quite a fight." Witnesses both heard and saw the melee from outdoors and called 911. When police arrived several minutes later, Dotterer had Morris pinned on the ground, waiting for officers, po- lice said. "This guy had every right to protect his store." Connellan said. "This is his livelihood and STORE OWNER, PAGE A-9 INSIDE flie 1 59th New York State Fair started with a bang: bhie skies, comfortable temperatures and, sometimes, a gentle breeze, mat combination drew people. Our Scaredevil and Daredevil give their lowdown on Seen at the Fair. Meet two of the fair's goodwill Map, daily schedule, Wont to know more? Check out Gov. Pataki joins the crowds on opening Humor columnist Jeff Kramer tries to decide how much fair food is too much fair U-Hua Un photographer GOV. GEORGE PATAKI and U.S. Senate candidate Jeanine Pirro take bites out of sausage sandwiches at Paisano's booth Thursday. It's become a fair tradition for politicians to eat sausage sandwiches. "BROTHERS GR1WM" Opens today, as does "Undiscovered." CNY, PAGES E-1, E-3 NEW TURF AT THE DOME SPORTS, PAGE D-1 SPORTS, PAGE D-1 ;