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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - September 11, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               SUNDAY The Post-Standard Affiliated with SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2005 FINAL EDITION O 2005 The Post-Standard SYRACUSE, N.Y. GOOD MORNING STILL SUMMER A cool night gives way to a warm, sunny, beautiful day followed by a quite comfortable night. Monday will be hot and so will Tuesday and Wednesday. By Thursday, cooler temperatures and some raindrops may remind us that fall is on its way. Complete _ _ _____ HIGH; 83 IOW; 63 SAVE wim COUPONS IN TODAY'S NEWSPAPER Frank Ordonez Staff photographer DAMIEN RHODES scored four touch- downs for the Orange Saturday. ROBINSON GETS HIS WIN Syracuse University won its first football game under die leadership of coach Greg Robinson Saturday, humili ating Buffalo 31-0. SPORTS, PAGE D-1 HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Photographs of the week in high school sports. SPORTS, PAGE D-7 MORE WI-FI Wireless service expands in CNY. STORY, PAGE B-1 RASCAL FLATTS Hot country trio plays Turning Stone tonight. STARS LIBRARY KEEPING UP As technology evolves, libraries stay relevant. CNY, PAGE H-1 VERA WANG Top designer of women's clothing keeps stars looking chic. CNY. PAGE H-4 GOVERNOR'S RACE Eliot Spitzer, William Weld pitch innovation in schools. NEW YORK. PAGE A 12 PARADE OF HOMES Nine upscale houses featured in Minoa Farms development. STORIES, PAGES B-1.1-1 PLUS SPECIAL SECTION INSIDE Index Anniversaries............H-7 Births..........................H-8 Business......................E-l Classified.....................M CNY.............................H-1 Editoriak....................C-2 Nation......................A-16 Obituaries..................B-4 Real Estate. Sports........... State Washington Weather Weddings... World........... STARS TV Week Parade ................1-1 D-1 ...........D-18 ......H-5 Corrections EastWind Quatuor d'Anches Real estate Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to discuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call470-NEWS THE POST-STANDARD For home delivery, call 470-6397 Small Signs of Hope in City of New Orleans SPC. DAVID CORTEZ, 21, with the Louisiana National Guard of the 256th Brigade Combat team, kisses his wife upon arrival in Alexandria, La. Greeted by blasts of water cannon, the first planeload of 100 Louisiana Anja Niedringha js The Associated Press National Guard troops returned home this weekend from Iraq to look for their families. Cortez purchased the balloon for his wife in Ireland, where the Guard unit stopped to refuel earlier in the day. Water receding; hunt for corpses continues News service reports Cadaver dogs and boatloads of fo- rensic workers fanned out Saturday across New Orleans to collect the corpses left behind by Hurricane Ka- trina. Cleanup crews towed away aban- doned cars and even began readying a hotel for reopening. At City Hall, running water had been restored, and one engineer said he expected the building to have power soon. Workers carted city property records from the basement, saying they would be refrigerated to prevent mold from damaging them. Bulldozers pushed heaps of chairs, sleeping bags and other discarded items into giant piles at the conven- tion center, the chaotic site where thousands initially took refuge before being evacuated a week ago. Dump trucks were hauling the debris away. About 700 city residents were tem- porarily allowed to return to their homes on Saturday to check their property and to retrieve valuables in largely affluent neighborhoods like Spanish Fort on the northern edge of the city along Lake Pontchartrain and in the Lower Garden District, flush along the crescent the Mississippi River forms around this city. Despite missing 300 officers from his force, Police Chief Eddie Compass was upbeat as he re- ported that 200 arrests had been made since the hurricane. "We are definitely in control of CNY giving tops more rolls in By Frank Brieaddy Staff writer Central New York char- ities, businesses and groups ranging from auto racing fans to youth sports leagues to churches received money and pledges for well over million for Hurricane Katrina relief and expect that number to climb dra- matically soon. Several of those collect- ing money said there are likely hundreds of thou- sands more dollars in checks being written now to fulfill pledges, donations in the mail and envelopes that have been delivered but not opened. Early donations recorded by the Red Cross range from the check from PCI Paper Conver- sions Inc., of Syracuse, to the two bills pledged during a televised appeal Wednesday and received Thursday from a man who DINNERS, PAGE A-23 Gloria Wright Staff photographer CRYSTAL WILCOX public support associate at the American Red Cross, and Amanda Doring, public affairs coordinator, open mail containing donations for the Hurricane Katrina relief fund at the organization's headquarters on Herald Place. INSIDE What does a doctor do when there is no power, no anesthesia and a woman needs a Caesarean Mississippi Guard troops in Iraq refused leaves to come A list of CNY Dutch rethink defenses against the powerful OPINION: Hometown boy weeps for New PostScript: Who's a SPORTS: How the world of sports has been BUSINESS: Energy commodities traders weren't prepared for Protest, ceremonies mark anniversary In NYC victims'relatives oppose museum. In D.C., Pentagon opened for tour. The Associated Press Holding up framed pictures of their loved ones and signs read- ing "Preserve Sacred more than 500 relatives of Sept. 11 victims rallied at the World Trade Center site Saturday against a proposed museum they say will take attention away from Sept. 11 and dishonor their memories. Family members said the In- ternational Freedom Center should not be allowed to show exhibits about struggles for free- dom around the world on the 16-acre site. "These are important stories to said Jack Lynch, whose firefighter son Michael Lynch is one of the people who died at the trade center. "Else- where, not at America's memori- al." In Washington, D.C., people Saturday took the first walk-in tours of the site where a hijacked airliner hit the Penta- INSIDE What's happened over the four past years in the war on Cadet who lost his father wants infantry LOCAL: Calendar of local remembrances; Daniel Pearl's father plans CNY OPINION: What did we learn from SPORTS: New York Giants' opening game falls on attack Who benefits from high gas prices? Your government Counties, state will collect about million more this year in sales taxes on gas. By Elizabeth Doran Staff writer Higher gas prices are filling up tax coffers for state and coun- ty governments in New York. Local counties are expected to share in an estimated million windfall in sales taxes this year as pump prices skyrocket. The state of New York also will realize about million in extra tax revenue, according to the state Department of Taxation and Finance. New York, with the highest gas taxes in the United States, is one cc six states that charge sales tax on gasoline and diesel fuel sales. That means the higher the price, the more sales tax col- lected. Sales tax is the only tax on HIGHER, PAGE A-ll Roberts confirmation hearings begin Monday Monday, the Senate Judiciary Committee begins confirmation hearings on John Roberts, President Bush's nominee to become the next chief justice of the United States Supreme Court. In the past half-century, only two other presidents have named a chief justice. At age 50, Roberts would be the youngest chief since John Marshall was appointed in 1801. If confirmed, he will be the youngest member of the court he leads, and, arguably, the second most powerful person in the country. There is great national interest in candidates for the high court. Roberts' appointment will last a lifetime and confirmation hearings give the American public its only opportunity to consider his views on the issues that shape our society and directly affect each of our lives: civil rights, employment policy, presidential powers, privacy, women's rights, abortion, property rights, the death penalty, church-state separation, campaign financing and limits of federal power whether the White House, Congress or the states should make the calls. And so, we have hearings to decide whether Roberts is the person for the job. What will they ask Judge Roberts? A guide to what the Senate Judiciary Committee will likely ask Judge John Roberts about during Supreme Court nomination hearings, part legal seminar and part political theater. The hearings start at noon Monday. Pius: Roberts' schedule for the week, and the responsibilities of chief justice of the Supreme Court. PAGtA-18 Where to turn for live coverage TV: WTVH-DT (Channel CNN, MSNBC, Fox News Channel, C-SPAN 3, Court TV. Internet: C-SPAN.org .Radio: National Public Radio (WRVO-FM, XM Satellite Radio (Channels and Sirius Satellite Radio (Channels For updates this week on the hearings, go to www.tyraoiM.com   

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