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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - September 9, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               The Post-Standard Affiliated with SyracuM.com FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9. 2005 FINAL EDITION SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING NICE NIGHTS A high-pressure system will bring in dry air over Central New __ York this week- end and keep the area cool, es- pecially at night. Some clouds may linger today, but more sunshine should arrive on Sat- urday and Sunday. Complete forecast, C-16 HIGH: 76 LOW: 48 Millions in Loans Go To Businesses Not Hurt in Attacks Democrats feel slighted about missing vet event Assemblywoman Joan Chris- tensen, D-Syracuse, and Sen. David Valesky, D-Oneida, are asking why a Republican col- league did not invite them to a ceremony Thursday honoring World War II veterans. LOCAL, PAGE B-l Cindy Sheehan to lead Syracuse anti-war rally Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a U.S. soldier killed in combat in Iraq, will visit Syracuse Tues- day. The Bring Them Home Now: Crawford to Washington, D.C. Bus Tour will lead an anti-war rally from 5 to 6 p.m. on the James M. Hanley Federal Build- ing plaza. The Syracuse Peace Council said Sheehan and others plan to meet with Central New York's elected federal represen- tatives. The tour, headed to an anti- war rally Sept. 24 in Washing- ton, D.C., started after Sheehan and others spent three weeks near President Bush's Texas ranch. Ukrainian president fires popular prime minister President Viktor Yushchenko on Thursday fired his popular prime minister and accepted the resignation of other political al- lies, struggling to quell political infighting and allegations of cor- ruption. STORY, PAGE A-4 Troops launch offensive near Syrian border A joint U.S.-Iraqi force hit Tal Afar, a key insurgent staging ground near the Syrian border, and the Iraqi army said Thursday it arrested 200 suspected mili- tants in the sweep. STORY, PAGE A-4 Cause of Arafat's death not revealed in files Newly revealed medical re- cords cast doubt on popular con- spiracy theories about the death of longtime Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. STORY, PAGE A-4 President Mubarak re-elected in Egypt Amid allegations of fraud and with a low voter turnout, President Hosni Mubarak won re-election in Egypt as expected. STORY, PAGE A-S Corrections Lysander real estate George Winston Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS Out of nearly billion in loans, less than 11 percent made in NYC Washington. By Dirk Lammers and Frank Bass The Associated Press The government's billion effort to help small businesses recover from the Sept. 11 attacks was so loosely managed that it gave low-interest loans to com- panies that didn't need terrorism relief or even know they were getting it, The Associated Press has found. And while some at New York's ground zero couldn't get assistance they desperately sought, companies far removed from the devastation a South Dakota country radio station, a Virgin Islands perfume shop, a Utah dog boutique and more than 100 Dunkin' Donuts and Subway sandwich shops had no problem winning the govern- ment-guaranteed loans. Dentists and chiropractors in numerous cities, as well as an Oregon winery that sold trendy pinot noir to New York City res-, taurants also got assistance. "That's scary. Nine-11 had nothing to do with said James Munsey, a Virginia entre- preneur who described himself as "beyond shocked" to learn his nearly million loan to buy a special events company in Richmond was drawn from the Sept. 11 program. PAGE A-S THE FINDINGS Out of loans, about 80 went to businesses in Central New York. Among the recipi- ents: a Chittenango veterinarian, a DeWitt prototype maker and a Utica Nationwide, more than 100 Dunkin' Donuts and Subway shops got loans. Money also went to a South Dakota country radio station and a Virgin Islands perfume shop. The cost of saving a job through the loan programs: per job. Many business owners didn't know their loans came from money set aside for businesses hurt by the attacks. WHO GOT LOANS IN CENTRAL NEW YORK? Go to Index Business. Classified...... Comics.......... CNY................ Crosswords Editorials... Utters....... Local news 0-1 F-6 H i-6 E-1 A-12 A-13 1-1 Lottery..............A-2 Movies...............E-4 New York......A-10 Obituaries........ B-4 Sports.............. Stocks Sudoku....... Television... Weather..... C-l D-3 1-7 E-5 C-16 THE POST-STANDARD VICTIMS OF HURRICANE KATRINA BEGIN LIFE ANEW Darron Cumming The Associated Press RESIDENTS OF GULFPORT. Miss., pick through clothes in a donation area Thursday. More stragglers leave New Orleans Waters recede, but city's still 60 percent flooded. Focus turns to recovering, identifying dead. By Don Babwin The Associated Press New Orleans More stragglers seemed willing to flee the filthy water and stench of death Thursday as in- creasingly insistent rescuers made what may be their last peaceful pass through swamped New Orleans be- fore using force. "Some are finally saying, 'I've had said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Mi- chael Keegan. "They're getting dehy- drated. They are running out of food. There are human remains in different houses. The smells mess with your psyche." Across a flooded city where as many as holdouts were be- lieved to be stubbornly staying put, police made it clear in orders barked from front porches and through closed doors that they would return next time, getting tough. Police said they were 80 percent done with their scan of the city for voluntary evacuees, after which they planned to begin carrying out Mayor CITY COUNCIL, PAGE A-4 Tom Associated Press EVACUEE Heidi Banner, of Slidell, La., holds her 6-month-old daughter, Tytianna Freeman, outside a Marion, Ind., motel Thursday. The two were reunited Wednesday after a minister drove miles round- trip to retrieve Tyti- anna from a baby sitter who left be- fore Hurricane Ka- trina struck. INSIDE: Children at the Astrodome go back to NATO is asked to Workers start Qhastiy task of retriev- ing the million Pataki gave was money set aside for New York's Red Cross LOCAL: Couple return after riding out Katrina in a flooded Red Cross volunteers New Orleans man glad to be CNY: Tips on coping with the Kramer on Katrina, Bush and the BUSINESS: Heating oil prices may jump 31 Thousands file for Police: Man stole from Scouts, Little League Syracuse man accused of stealing more than League's season in question. By Sue Weibezahl Staff writer A Syracuse Cub Scout leader had his pack dress in their uni- forms and stand outside busy stores, saying they were rais- ing money for educational trips and a day at Darien Lake, Syracuse police said Thursday. Instead, he pocketed that Sanderson money as well as proceeds from popcorn and candy fundraisers, Sgt. Tom Connellan said. Police said Randy Sanderson, 36, of 132 Forest Ave., embez- zled more than from a Syracuse Cub Scout pack and the Valley Little League both organizations his young sons were in, according to police re- cords. Police didn't know how many sons Sanderson has. Syracuse police charged Sand- erson Wednesday with two felo- ny counts of grand larceny and falsifying business records, said Detective David Buske, who works in the financial crimes unit of the criminal investigation division for city police. "They put him in a position of trust, and he essentially be- trayed everyone involved, espe- cially the Buske said. "This ranks right up there in terms of lowlifes doing nasty things." LITTLE, PAGE A-9 To help out The Valley Little League's fall season is in jeopardy after the arrest of its treasurer. Donations for the league are being accepted. Checks can be sent to Valley Little League, P.O. Box 15335, Syracuse 13215. Upstate Medical gets million gift for new building University president calls million academic structure "a jewel." By Nancy Buczek Staff writer Upstate Medical University has received a million naming gift from an alumnus for its pro- posed five-story, foot academic building, which will include the university's first new classroom space in about 30 years. "This building is very impor- tant to me. I've been sort of dreaming about it for many said Dr. Gregory East- wood, Upstate's president. "This academic building is, I think, going to be a jewel." Dr. Jules Setnor and his wife, Rose, are giving million to- ward the cost of the million building. Jules Setnor graduated in 1935 from Upstate's predeces- sor, the Syracuse University Col- lege of Medicine. SU sold the medical school to the State Uni- versity of New York in 1950. Rose Setnor graduated from SU in 1933. "They expressed a real funda- mental commitment to medical Eastwood said. The Setnors, who live in Mas- sachusetts, were not available for comment. A glass atrium will link The Rose and Jules R. Setnor, MD '35 and Stanford S. Setnor, MD FAMILY, PAGE A-9 The money Setnor gift: million State University Construction Fund: million (To receive, Upstate needed to raise million) Upstate million Total: million Source: Upstate Medical University INSIDE ORANGE INSIDER Preview for gome with Buffalo. SPORTS, PAGES EM, D-6.D-8 LURED BY BASS Craig Nets' pro-angref aspirations. THE DAILY DOSE, PAGEE-8 A WHO NEEDS LIVING ROOMS? Most Parade of Homes houses don t have one. BUSINESS, PAGE 3 NEW MOVIES Reviews. CNY, PAGES E-1, E-3   

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