Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - September 8, 2005, Syracuse, New York JIM BOEHEIM OFF COURT He talks fame, sports, technology. SPORTS, PAGE D-1 7 SECRETS TO A GREAT RELATIONSHIP Start with an empty box. CNY.PAGEE-1 NFL PREVIEW Just in time for tonight's opening game SPORTS, PAGES D-7 to D-10 'AMERICAN IDOLS' Syracuse concert helps Katrina victims. WEEKEND Affiliated with Syracuse.com THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2005 RNAL EDITION O 2005 Itw Post-Standard SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING STORM SIGNALS A cold front pass- ing through the region could bring some show- ers or a thunder- storm to Central New'York today and tonight. Skies will begin to clear Fri- day with the arrival of more dry air. Complete forecast, 0-14 New Orleans residents facing new foe: disease HIGH: 78 LOW: 53 Schwarzenegger to veto same-sex marriage bill California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will veto the country's first same-sex mar- riage bill, a spokeswoman said. He believes the bill was uncon- stitutional because of a ballot measure passed in 2000 that de- fined marriage as between a man and a woman, she said Wednes- day. STORY, PAGE A-18 Impasse in union talks may kill hotel project A dispute between Unite Here Local 150 and The Pioneer Cos. may do in a proposed million convention center hotel, Onondaga County offi- cials say. LOCAL PAGE M Ford recalls pickups, sport utility vehicles Ford Motor Co. Wednesday recalled 3.8 million pickups and sport utility vehicles because a cruise control switch may cause engine fires. Destiny: Steel shipment shows project progressing Destiny USA officials showed off steel beams Wednes- day they said will be used to ex- pand Carousel Center. BUSINESS, PAGE C-l Funeral honors firefighter who died Sept. New York firefighter Gerard Baptiste, one of the last vic- tims identified using DNA tech- nology, was remembered by his city Wednesday. 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The Associated Press New Orleans Using the unmistakable threat of force, po- lice and soldiers went house to house Wednesday to try to coax the last or so stubborn holdouts to leave storm-shattered New Orleans because of the risk of disease from the putrid, sewa- ge-laden floodwaters. "A large group of young armed men armed with M-16s just arrived at my door and told me that I have to said Patrick McCarty, who owns sev- eral buildings and lives in one of them in the city's Lower Garden District. "While not saying they would arrest you, the inference is clear." A frail-looking 86-year-old Anthony Charbonnet grumbled as he locked his front door and walked slowly backward down the steps of the house where he had lived since 1955. "I haven't left my house in my he said as soldiers took SOME, PAGE A-4 150 evacuees not coming to CNY The hotel was ready and dona- tions were pouring in. But feder- al officials said Wednesday that temporary housing for hurricane evacuees is no longer needed. The result: It's likely that none of the 150 evacuees ex- pected to land in Central New York will arrive. According to Gov. George Pataki, evacuees have said they didn't want to come this far north. STORY, PAGE A-7 NSIDE Central New Yorkers dug deep to donate items for hur- ricane victims they thought were Sean Kirst writes about a Syracuse family helping rel- atives recover from Ex-Syracuse TV anchor covers Syracuse Symphony Or- chestra welcomes displaced musician A gospel concert will col- lect relief Weekend, Page 3 Katrina is likely to force job cuts, economists As retailers reopen, peo- ple spend money to get their lives back in Oil production will likely be off until November, the Energy Department Smiles, Tears for New Year From Skaneateles to Baldwinsville, pupils start school cycle again Staff reports Some children couldn't open their lockers. Some got lost in the halls. Some buses were slowed by par- ents photographing their kindergart- ners' waves goodbye. Overall, however, the 36 Central New York school districts that opened their doors Wednesday did so without major hitches, according to school officials. "The first day was as smooth as said Kathryn Carlson, interim superintendent for Skaneateles schools. But the first day of school Wednesday was not without sur- prises. A West Genesee school bus car- rying six high-school students was hit from behind about p.m. while it was stopped on Warners Road at Thompson Road in Camil- lus, state police said. No one was injured. Loren N. Patterson, 65, of Van Buren Road, Van Buren, was ticketed with following too closely. Tully school officials said Wednesday the school district could not afford field trips this year be- cause the price of diesel fuel had more than doubled since June. The district may bring the field trips back if the price drops, said Busi- ness Manager James Rodems. At an assembly at East Syracuse- Minoa High School, Principal Fran- cis Murphy welcomed the class of 2006 to its final year of high school. "Make this a good Mur- phy said. "And a rigorous one." Jennifer Meyers Contributing photographer BRIAN COOU a new kindergarten teacher at Lyncourt School, reminds his class Wednesday about his rules for when to talk during the first day of school. Olivia Wehr laughs and covers her mouth after she forgot the rule. FACES AND PLACES: The year began smoothly at most A-12 SMALL MIRACLES- A mad dash of children settle into routines: the day in A-13 SCHOOL DISTRICTS OPENING TODAY: Liverpool, Mexico, Oneida and Syracuse. Rehnquist remembered for life beyond bench Family, friends share stories of man behind title before chief justke is laid to rest. The Washington Post Washington President Bush led official Washington Wednesday in remembrance of Chief Justice William Rehnquist at a funeral service that offered an unusual personal glimpse of a man whose 33-year Supreme Court tenure made him one of the more consequential figures in U.S. judicial history. "Many will never forget the sight of this man, weakened by illness, rising to his full height and saying, 'Raise your right hand, Mr. President, and repeat after Bush said, referring to Rehnquist's appearance at Bush's swearing-in on Jan. 20, three months after the chief jus- tice first learned that he had thy- roid cancer. Rehnquist died at 80 on Saturday. The service took place at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Northwest Washing- ton, and Rehnquist was later laid to rest at a private burial at Ar- lington National Cemetery. His friend of more than five decades, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, spoke admiringly of his leadership as chief justice, after he was elevated to that job by President Reagan in 1986. I What they said about Chief Justice William Second court nominee not expected Stephan Savoia Associated Press THE FLAG-DRAPED casket containing the body of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnauist is taken out of St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington after his funeral services Wednesday. Members of Rehnquist's family follow behind the casket. Rehnquist a President N.xon appointee, served for 33 years and was elevated to chief justice in 1986 by President Reagan.