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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - September 4, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               SUNDAY e 2ffi5 The Post-Standard Affiliated with SyraciiM.com SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2005 GOOD MORNING NOT BAD Today's weather is expected to be pleasant throughout Central New York. Tonight is a different story, however; temperatures may dip as low as 48. Temperatures this week should stay in the mid to upper 70s, with no rain forecast until possibly Thursday afternoon. Complete FINAL EDITION HIGH: 71 LOW; 48 SAVE WITH COUPONS IN TODAY'S NEWSPAPER The Greg Robinson era begins today as Syracuse football opens its season. GAME PREVIEW, PAGES D-l, D-10 AND D-l 1 FINE ARTS PREVIEW Check out our 12-page section of the season's theater, music, dance, art listings. STARS TODAY AT THE FAIR Schedule, map, Review, other features. LOCAL. PAGES B-1.1-2, t-3 WORD-BOMB BACKLASH Fussing about cussing. CNY. PAGE H-1 GROWING BUSINESSES Syracuse Technology Garden cultivates entrepreneurs. BUSINESS, PAGE E-1 TODAY'S WORK FORCE The minimum wage would be if it had kept pace with CEO salaries. STORY, PAGE A-8 ARE YOU A PACK RAT? Signs you need help with compulsive hoarding. PARADE, PAGE 8 CLINTON GOES GLOBAL World leaders come to ex- president's Clinton Global Initiative this month. STORY, PAGE A-21 DEBT WORRIES Economists and elected leaders' warn that today's borrowing may bring disaster. BUSINESS, PAGE E-1 Index SYRACUSE, N.Y. ericas Most Col orul Rehnquist Dies Chief justice defied illness to stay on; A 0 ___ two openings now By Gina Holland The Associated Press Washington Chief Jus- tice William H. Rehnquist died Saturday evening at his home in suburban Virginia, said Supreme Court spokes- woman Kathy Arberg. A statement from .the spokeswoman said he was surrounded by his three chil- dren when he died in Arling- ton. "The chief justice battled thyroid cancer since being di- agnosed last October and con- tinued to perform his duties INSIDE Key dates in the career of William Analysis: How Rehnquist went from a firebrand to a measured Opinion, C-1 on the court until a precipi- tous decline in his health the last couple of she said. Rehnquist, 80, was appoint- ed to the Supreme Court as an associate justice in 1971 by President Nixon and took his seat on Jan. 7, 1972. He was elevated to chief justice by President Reagan in 1986. His death ends a remarka- ble 33-year Supreme Court career during which Rehnqu- ist oversaw the court's conser- vative shift, presided over an impeachment trial and helped decide a presidential election. The death provides Presi- dent George W. Bush his sec- ond court opening within four months and sets up what's ex- pected to be an even more bruising Senate confirmation battle than that of John Rob- erts. It was not immediately clear what impact Rehnquist's death would have on confir- mation hearings for Roberts, scheduled to begin Tuesday. Rehnquist presided over President Clinton's impeach- ment trial in 1999, helped set- tle the 2000 presidential elec- tion in Bush's favor, and fashioned decisions over the years that diluted the powers of the federal government while strengthening those of the states. Arberg said plans regarding funeral arrangements would be forthcoming. REHNQUIST, PAGE A-13 Stephen Crowley New York Times SUPREME COURT Chief Jus- tice William H. Rehnquist died Saturday at age 80. He recently battled cancer. His death leaves two openings on the court. Signs of hope in city of despair Evacuations gain speed as more troops arrive News service reports New Orleans The last 300 refugees in the Superdome. climbed aboard buses Saturday bound for new temporary shelter, leaving be- hind a darkened and stinking arena strewn with trash. The sight of the last person an elderly man wearing a Houston Rockets cap prompted cheers from members of the Texas Nation- al Guard who were guarding the fa- cility. "I feel like I've been here 40 said Louis Dalmas Sr., one of the last people out of the arena. "Any bus going anywhere that's all I want." Inside and outside the Superdome including the concourse around it and a 50-yard bridge that con- nects it to a shopping center was a sea of garbage up to 5 feet deep. Capt. Joe Haines said the final day of evacuations went according to plan. The dome's 10 acres was next to be searched to ensure there are no bodies beneath the trash, while cleanup crews are to rake away the piles to discourage rats. Today, utility crews were to send trucks into the city to assess storm damage for the first time since Ka- TANISHA BLEVIN, 5, holds the hand of Nita LaGarde, 105 as they are evacuated Saturday from the con- vention center in New Orleans. Tanisha is the grand- daughter of LaGarde's nurse, Ernestine Dangerfield, and spent two days with LaGarde in an attic, two Eric Gay Associated Press days on an interstate island and four days on the pavement in front of the convention center. "They're good to LaGarde said of the Marine rescuers. "Whatever He has for you, He'll take care of you. He'll sure take care of you." New superintendents look forward to a 24-7 job Anniversaries H-7 Real Estate... G-l Sports 1-1 D-l H-8 State Business 22 Classified (NY Editorials Weather H-1 Weddings.... C-2 World D-14 H-5 TV Obituaries Parade Cayuga Lake Stale Park swimming Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to discuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS THE POST-STANDARD For home delivery, call 470-6397 Schools hire new chiefs as pool of applicants shrinks for a job that grows harder by the year. By Debra J. Groom Staff writer School superintendents Jerome Melvin and Jody Manning seem to have little in common. Melvin, 71, was a school super- intendent when Manning, 42, was in first grade. Melvin has been a su- perintendent for about 36 years. Manning has been a superintendent for about two weeks. But this year, they have a com- mon bond. They are two of 16 new superintendents leading school dis- tricts in Central New York. A survey by The Post-Standard shows: Superintendents in 27 of 52 school districts in Central New York 52 percent will have one year or less on the job in their present districts when school starts this week. SOMirAGCM BACK TO SCHOOL WITH THE POST-STANDARD AND SYRACUSE.COM INSIDE TODAY When does your school district open its doors? Which districts have new superintendents. Send us your first-day-of- school photos; let us show you how. PAMA-6 MONDAY Gift baskets, picnics: School districts roll out the welcome mat for new teachers. TUESDAY CNY schools by the numbers: How many kids, how many employees, how much money we spend (imagine a dollar sign followed by 10 how many hours per year your child spends inside a school We the people: Sept. 17 is Constitution Day, as mandated by the federal government, so teachers have their marching orders. Rules, rules: New tests, new requirements, things you need to know. WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY Dispatches and photos: from the first day of school at districts all over Central New York UP-TO-THE-MINUTE WEBLOGS As it happens: Check out starting Tuesday morning for reports filed as schools open throughout L___KfL-.J Central New York. if' BACK-TO-SCHOOL FORUM Talk about it Hate it that school is starting already? Relieved? Share your back-to-school ruminations at r r   

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