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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - September 3, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               The Post-Standard Affiliated with SyracuM.com SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2005 fINAl EDITION O 2005 The Post-Standaid SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING FAIR WEATHER A slow-moving cold front will begin pulling into Central New York today, bringing seasonal tempera- tures today and chillier weath- er Sunday and Monday. There might be a few scattered showers this afternoon, but they won't last long. Complete forecast D-12 HIGH: 75 LOW: 52 Fuzzy the penguin dies at Syracuse zoo Fuzzy, a 3-year-old male penguin, died last month from a fungal infection at Rosamond Gifford Zoo, a zoo official said Friday. He became ill with respi- ratory problems and died Aug. 18 from aspergillosis. LOCAI.PAGEB-1 Retailers get new device to spot fake licenses The Cayuga County district attorney has given bars and re- tailers who sell alcohol a Securi- ty Laminate Verifier, a device that detects flaws in a license that has been altered. LOCAU PAGE B-7 SU houses extra students at nearby Sheraton hotel Syracuse University has too many students for campus hous- ing, so 32 students get to live at the Sheraton Syracuse Universi- ty Hotel and Conference Center. LOCAL, PAGE B-4 Is our love affair with gas guzzlers finally over? With gas more than a gal- lon, industry analysts believe it's just a matter of time before Americans trade in big trucks and SUVs for smaller cars. AUTO, PAGE H Negotiators still tweaking constitution language Talks are under way in Iraq to change the wording in the draft constitution in an attempt to win Sunni approval. STORY, PAGE A-3 Israel puts off expansion of West Bank settlement Israel said Friday it won't ex- pand its largest West Bank set- tlement until the U.S. approves. STORY, PAGE A-3 Boeing machinists' strike forces production to halt About machinists at Boeing Co. went on strike Fri- day, forcing the company to stop the airplane production. BUSINESS, PAGE C-l Unemployment rate drops to four-year low The jobless rate across the country fell to 4.9 percent in Au- gust, the lowest in four years, a sign of the strengthening market before Hurricane Katrina. BUSINESS, PAGE C-l Corrections Eureka Crafts' Planters and Pots phone Minimum weight for children 4 through 6 to use seat Gas prices raised at Thruway service Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEW5 Index Katnina Survivors Ask: 'What Took You So The Associated Press New Orleans The cav- alry finally arrived. With a cigar-chomping gen- eral in front, a camouflaged- green convoy of at least three- dozen troop vehicles and sup- ply trucks rolled through floodwaters Friday into a des- perate city where some storm survivors have died waiting for food, water and medicine. "Thank you, Les- chia Radford shrieked amid a throng of tens of thousands outside the New Orleans con- vention center. Some people threw their arms heavenward and others nearly fainted with joy as the trucks and hundreds of soldiers arrived in the punishing mid- day heat. But there was also anger and profane jeers from many in the crowd of nearly who questioned why they had to wait four days after Hurricane Katrina and threaten to riot be- fore they could get anything to eat or drink. "They should have been here days said Michael Levy, 46, whose words were echoed by those around him yelling, "Hell "We've been sleeping on the ground like Levy added. "I say burn this whole city down." With a rag shielding her from the searing midday heat and a cart at her feet holding her only belongings, 70-year-old Nellie Washington SOLDIERS, PAGE INSIDE State Senate to meet on gas Developments in hurricane's How you can help; photographs tell the Syracuse community reaches Europe to send gas, The Associated Press PRESIDENT BUSH tries to comfort Bronwynn Bassier, 23, of Biloxi, Miss., (center) and her sister, Kim, 21, Friday morning dur- ing a walkalong tour of Biloxi, Miss. Bush toured the Gulf Coast communities battered by Hurricane Katrina, hoping to boost the spirits of increasingly desperate storm victims. Food, games, voters draw Clintons to fair Business..... Bridge......... Oassified... Comic....... Crossword. Editorials E-1 letters.............A-9 Local news.......B-l C-1 E-9 E-10 E-ll A-8 Lottery...... Movies...... New York Obituaries Sports...... Stocks Sudoku...........HI Television.......E-12 Weather........D-12 A-2 E-4 A-6 B-4 D-1 C-2 Former president enjoys midway games, talks about Katrina relief efforts. By Mamie Eisenstadt and John Mariani Staff writers Former President Bill Clinton snuck onto the midway at the New York State Fair to play the games and ride the rides with his brother and nephew before going to his wife's luncheon Friday at the Empire Room. As he walked through the barkers and spinning rides around 11 a.m., a carnival work- er ran up to him and handed him a wad of small bills. She told him to make sure the gets to the people in New Orleans and the places in the Deep South that are suffering from the ravages of Hurricane Katrina. "It was very moving. That's America at its Clinton said. THE POST-STANDARD The thousands who have lost everything and more in Katrina's waters and winds need help now, certainly, but that need will only grow as time passes, Clinton said. On Thursday, he and former President George H.W. Bush agreed to help raise money for the Hurricane Katrina relief ef- fort, as they did in the wake of December's tsunami. And in his visit to the New York State Fair this year with his wife, U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, both stressed the need for more people to step forward. He and his wife asked that people donate to the funds in the affected states mat will be set up in the coming days and weeks. "We'll have to go in and do massive the ex- president said during the lun- cheon. "Wait 30 to 45 days from now and then really give what AUTOGRAPH, PAGE A-5 Peter Chen Staff photograph STATE TROOPERS surround former President Bill Clinton as they pose for photographs Friday at the state fair. The troopers were among law enforcement personnel who provided security for Clinton and his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, while they were at the fairgrounds. INSIDE Kramer goes beyond paper towe Scaredevl and Daredevil get dizzy on the flying swings. Map of fairgrounds, reviews and more. Pages B-2.B-3 and B-4 Stabbing critically hurts man By Meghan Rubado Staff writer A double stabbing about 2 p.m. Friday left a home renova- tion contractor critically injured at 105 Concord Place in the Westcott neighborhood, Syra- cuse police said. Police were helping a young woman who was stabbed in front of her home when a neighbor heard the contractor moaning from the basement. Officers were still searching for the stabbing suspect, Bobby Coward, 37, of Syracuse, who fled in the female victim's car, a green Mazda, said Sgt. Tom Connellan, speaking for city po- lice. Coward and the woman had once dated, and he knew the contractor, Connellan said. The names of the injured man and woman were not released Friday. SUSPECT, PAGE A-S PRICEY DOME SEATS Bud blasts tickets. SPORTS, PAGE D-1 INSIDE PESTY CRITTERS How to get them out of your house. CNY, PAGE E-1 CLOONEY'S NEW MOVIE 'Good Night, and Good Luck' explores McCarthy era. CNY, PAGE E-4 j   

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