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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - August 30, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               The Post-Standard Affiliated with row TUESDAY, AUGUST 30. 2005 FINAL EDITION SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING ALL WET Downpours arc expected across Central New York If today and it isn't the rain from Ka- trina that's falling. That rain is expected to arrive in the area Wednesday. To- day's rain is related to a near- by stalled front. Complete forecast D-8 HIGH: 77 LOW: 69 State tax holiday on clothes starts today Tax-free week in New York begins today and goes through Sept. 5. The state will waive its 4 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear, and items used to make or repair clothing, as long as they cost less than per item or Most local governments in Central New York also have ap- proved exemptions for their share of Exceptions: Lewis County will still collect a 3.75 percent tax, Fulton will col- lect 4 percent and Utica will col- lect 1.5 percent. Wallet with lost, returned at fair Jean Moran says her husband lost his wallet, containing at the New York State Fan" on Monday. It was turned in by David Feener, who works at The Wacky Wire midway game. STOUY, PAGE 1-1 SU, city schools to announce partnership Syracuse University Chan- cellor Nancy Cantor and interim city schools Superintendent Rob ert DiFlorio plan to announce today a new partnership between SU and the district that will share SU's'staff, students and re sources to bolster city schools in four areas. The areas are the arts, literacy the inclusion of special-needs students and LOCAU PAGE 1-1 Constitutional bottle continues for Iraqis Now Sunnis have to decide if they want to boycott the Oct. 15 referendum or take part in a vote that they'll likely lose. STORY, PAGE A-5 Rumsfeld reacts coolly to base closing list changes Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said the Base Realign- ment and Closure Commission's sparing of several bases pro- posed for closure would cut sav- ings by at least 15 percent, add- ing he hasn't decided if.he'll accept the recommendation. STORY, PAGE A4 Colgate University tries to cut parents' strings At freshman orientation last week, parents heard a different message: Colgate is making edu- cating students a higher priority than customer service. SEE STORY, PAGE Corrections To discuss a correction re- garding a news story, call Dep- uty Executive Editor Tim Bunn i% at 470-2240. Delivery or sub- i scription questions? Call 470-NEWS Index Katrina wreaks havoc, moves north as tropical storm Dozens Dead, Hundreds on Roofs, Some 'Sawing Through Attics' News service reports New Orleans Hurricane Katrina slammed the legendary Gulf Coast city Monday, flooding historic streets, dam- aging the Superdome and dis- rupting nearby oil production, before the weakened storm sat- urated the South. Officials reported at least 55 deaths, with 50 in Harrison County, Miss., which includes Gulfport and Biloxi. Emergen- cy workers feared that they would find more dead among people believed to be trapped underwater and in> collapsed buildings. Jim Pollard, a spokesman for the Harrison County emer- gency operations center, said 30 people were found dead in an apartment complex in Bi- loxi. Seven others were found in the Industrial Seaway, a canal that runs from the Gulf to the Back Bay. Estimates of the damage ap- proached billion, and some estimates were much higher. More than 1 million people in Louisiana, Mississippi, Ala- bama and Florida remained without electricity as federal officials rushed to bring sup- plies ranging from ice to clean water and food to the area. "The damage has been great. We know it could have Raring COT The remnants of Katrina are expected to move into Central New York late Tuesday or early Wednesday, packing enough moisture to soak the region with heavy rain. By the time the storm leaves Thursday morning, up to 2 inches of rain could fall in Central New York, meteorologists said. The National Weather Service said the weakened storm will track to the west of Syracuse, bringing higher rain totals of up to 3 inches to Western New York and up to 8 inches to the Ohio Valley. Mark Wysocki, state climatologist at the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University, said the heavy rainfall over a short period won't help alleviate moderate drought conditions in Upstate New York. Sec map. Page A-8 been Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco said. She warned the hundreds of thousands of people who fled the storm to stay away from their homes to allow emergen- cy personnel to do their jobs. RESCUERS, PAGE A-8 Eric Associated Press Liz Condo, The Associated Press A TATTERED U.S. FLAG flies in front of the Hyatt Regency hotel Monday in New Orleans. CLARK DERBES FLOATS in the air as strong winds from the Dozens of windows were blown out when Hurricane Katrina made landfall. By Monday eve- Mississippi River fill a sheet tucked into his shoes Monday in ning, Katrina was downgraded to a tropical storm. Baton Rouge, La., where the storm was less severe. INSIDE: Reports from the The story in The impact on PLUS: Blogs, Web cams and local coverage from The Times-Picayune at www.nola.com Accident kills highway worker Business.... Bridge........ Classified... Comic CHY.____ Crossword Editorials. Entertainment. E-3 Kid's Poge...HO tetters____A-13 C-l ......F-9 H E-6 0-1 ..A-12 local news 8-1 Lottery...-........A-2 Movies______1-4 New York____A-6 Obituaries___B-6 Sports _.......__ D-1 Stocks._.._ Sudoku _.. Television. Weother... C-3 E-7 E-5 D-8 By Debra J. Groom Staff writer Monday started with a routine paving job for Skaneateles town highway worker Scott Clarry and his boss, James Card. Clarry was driving a 27-ton asphalt roller up a steep hill on Hencoop Road in the town of Skaneateles. Card was following in a highway pickup truck. Then the engine on the roller gave out. Card isn't sure why. The machine started rolling back down the bill. Clarry tried to gain control of the equipment. The roller flipped, pinning Clar- "It happened so Card said. "Nothing went through my J mind. I just tried to get to him to patch it Card said. He and see if he was conscious." "1" i Clarry, a one-year town high- j way employee, died at the scene. Dick Blume Staff photographer FIREFIGHTERS AND RESCUE workers respond to Hencoop Road in Skaneateles Monday where the driver of an asphalt roller was killed when the 27-ton machine flipped. TOBY KEITH Country's big star a knockout at the Grandstand Page B-2 "There was a bad spot there on Hencoop and we were going said he and the other workers, who had been planning to meet them on the other side of the hill, would have put the blacktop on the road and Clarry would have smoothed it with the roller. Sheriff Kevin Wafsh said Clarry. 35. of 632 Maple St., Skaneateles, was driving the roller east on Hen- coop Road, just east of Giles Road, about 10 a.m. when the engine failed. WORKER, PAGE A-4 KRAMER Where's the butter dad? PageB-3 Ferris Wheel vs. Fireball PageB-3 Want to know more? Checkout BACK IN THE USA treatment of aoys. YOKES, PAGEB-8 DRIPLESS WINE Fayettevie woman invented ft. BUSINESS, PAGE C-1 INSIDE CALORIE COUNTERS Go to the fair, meet the Awesome Onion. HEAUHe FITNESS, PAGEE-1 HER BEAUTIFUL TOILET Syracuse woman prettifies portable potties. THE DAILY DOSE, PAGEE-8 WELCOME TO MY WORKOUT Golf with Afice Cooper PAGE E-1 V U   

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