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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - September 21, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               r The Post-Standard Affiliated with SyracHM.com WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2005 FINAL EDITION O 2005 The Post-Standard SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING WARM SPELL A nigh-pressure system will provide plenty of sunshine in Central New York today. Temperatures will be warmer than normal, but the air won't be very humid. Some clouds will return Thursday, then cooler air. Complete forecast D-10 HIGH: 82 LOW: 57 3 Syracuse residents charged in paintball spree Syracuse police arrested a 21-year-old and two teens they said drove around shooting paintballs at people Tuesday, in- cluding eight who were taken to the hospital. LOCAL PAGE 1-1 Will Oswego elect new mayor this year? If Oswego Mayor John Gosek, charged with arranging a sexual liaison with underage girls, resigns by Friday, will vot- ers get to replace him this year? The city charter says yes, but state law says no, according to an elections commissioner. IOCALPAGEB-5 Charges remain against women who went topless Moravia Village Justice June Shepardson refused to dismiss charges against four women who went topless in public but she didn't immediately say why. LOCAL, PAGE B-5 Police: Murder suspect didn't think victim died Paul Leary, of Oswego, ad- mitted to striking Iraq War veter- an Joseph Godfrey Jr., of Mexi- co, in an Oswego park, a state police investigator said in Oswe- go County Court Tuesday. LOCAL, PAGE 1-2 Bon-Ton will shut down 2 suburban stores Jan. 28 Bon-Ton Stores Inc. said Tuesday it will close its stores in ShoppingTown and Great North- em malls Jan. 28. About 120 people will lose their jobs. BUSINESS, PAGE C-l grant goes to Cornell's 'genius' Jon Kleinberg, 33, says he'll use his MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" in his research at Cornell. STORY, LIST OF WINNERS, PAGt B-S Death toll for U.S. forces in Iraq surpasses U..S. officials Tuesday re- ported eight military members were killeo1, raising to more than the number of service members who have died since the invasion. STORY, PAGE A-S Yankees down Orioles, keep pace with Red Sox Gary Sheffield hit a grand slam and drove in six runs Tues- day as the New York Yankees beat Baltimore, 12-9. Boston crushed Tampa Bay, 15-2. SPORTS, PAGE D-l Corrections Colby Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS Index Business....... Bridge........... Classified..... Comics.......... CNY............... Crosswords. Editorials...... Letters Local news... C-1 G-16 G-l E-8 H A.-10 A-11 1-1 Lottery............. Movies............. New York........ Obituaries....... Sports.............. Stocks.............. Sudoku Twhnology..... Television........ A-2 E-6 A-8 1-4 D-l 03 E-9 M E-7 THE POST-STANDARD Rita Enters Gulf; Coast Gets CNY Aid KRISTIAN DELOACH, 6, who lost her belongings in the hurri- cane, plays dress-up Tuesday with a toy microphone she found among donated items at New Life Church in Long Mike Greenlar Staff photographer Beach, Miss. The church relief site was one of several where volunteers from Abundant Life Christian Center in Cicero were helping victims this week. Katrina evacuees told to flee Houston News service reports West Palm Beach, Fla. A rapidly surging Hurricane Rita flooded stretches of U.S. 1 and knocked out power in the Florida Keys on Tuesday before charging into the Gulf of Mexico, where it's ex- pected to become the second monster storm in less than a month. The National Hurricane Center predicted Rita will be- come a Category 4 storm today, with 132 mph sustained winds and gusts more than 160 mph, as it stampedes to- ward an expected landfall by Saturday near Houston or Gal- veston, Texas. Running out of names After Rita, the next hurricane is Stan. Then come Tammy, Vince andWilma. If there are more, they'll get names from the Greek alphabet, starting with Alpha and Beta. For more on the naming of hurricanes, and for the complete Greek alphabet, see the News Tracker blog at Authorities in Galveston called for a mandatory evacu- ation beginning tonight. That island city was the site of the United States' worst natural disaster, a hurricane that killed up to people in Sep- tember 1900. In nearby Houston, authori- ties began flying about evacuees from last month's Hurricane Katrina to safety in ENGINEERS, PAGE A-6 Cicero church volunteers dispense supplies, care By Greg Munno Staff writer Long Beach, Miss. When 6-year-old Kristian Del- oach found a toy microphone Tuesday in the boxes of do- nated goods at New Life Church, she broke into a wide grin. "I'm going to be a she announced. Her grandmother, Mary Deloach, celebrated the mo- ment. "It is good to see them hav- ing fun after a tough few she said. "Their home was completely de- stroyed and they have been living with me." Bringing joy to people like In Mississippi Post-Standard staff writer Greg Munno (left) and staff photographer Mike Greenlar are with volunteers from Abundant Life Christian Center in Cicero who are helping people in Mississippi. For updates on the trip: To read previous reports on the trip and Katrina: the Deloaches is what brought a group of 38 Central New Yorkers to New Life Church, CNY, PAGE A-6 INSIDE: Relief workers in Mississippi hope Rita passes from the scene, Page A-6 DEVELOPMENTS: Budget cuts to pay for Katrina would halt NASA's moon-Mars FBI files dish the dirt on Hollywood's big names By Randy Herschaft and Larry McShane The Associated Press New York The Beach Boys. Frank Sinatra. Liberace. Sonically, the trio shared little from the California group's soaring harmonies to Sinatra's saloon singing to Liberace's marshmallow soft vocals. But their offstage antics were music to the ears of the FBI, where all three became the subject of muckraking files in the agency's Washington headquarters. The portfolios contain innuen- do and allegations, with the oc- casional revelation thrown in. The Beach Boys' penchant for psychedelic drugs and Sinatra's alleged sex parties with Presi- dent John F. Kennedy are old news. But who knew of Liberace's reputed fondness for gambling? The file on Wladziu Valentino Liberace reports that the rhine- stone-worshipping Las Vegas entertainer was betting with a bookie in blue-collar Buffalo for years. Celebrities and criminals, rock stars and mob stars, athletes and artists scores of high-profile Americans have their very own FBI file, a bold-faced universe rife with dirt and scandal. It's no surprise that gossip columnists such as Walter Wincheil turn up as sources. The files chronicle mass mar- keter Walt Disney and mass murderer Ted Bundy, comic ge- THEFII, PAGt A-4 Name these celebrities and find out why they're in the FBI's files. See Page A-4. Why CNY firms urged veto of school funds They objected to strings attached to million for Syracuse renovations. By Erik Kriss i Albany bureau Forty-one small businesses in Central New York, all of them nonunion, wrote Gov. George Pataki earlier this summer urging him to veto a bill that would have paved the way for a million, citywide school renovation project in Syracuse. The companies objected to what they called a pro-union re- quirement in the bill that Pata- ki's aides now say he is open to renegotiating. "I've got grandchildren, and I want to see the city schools brought up to said Sam Fresina, who employs 33 people at Tersal. Construction Services Inc. in Syracuse and signed one of the letters. "This would be great for everybody, but let's level the playing field." "It's a free added Allan Bennett, president of Whitney Point-based AB Con- struction Roofing, which also sent a letter, "and everybody should have a chance to bid this work." Pataki rejected the bill Aug. 2, but he did not cite the labor issue in his veto message. Instead, he blamed what he called technical flaws. Aides to Pataki, who has said he wants to sign a bill that would allow the renovations to go for- ward, say he is open to renegoti- ating any aspect of the legisla- tion. That includes the provision that requires the city to use a "project labor agreement" on renovation work as a condition for bypassing the Wicks Law. which requires separate contracts for each part of the project and CITY SCHOOLS, PAGE A-4 Mulroy dies after getting mystery illness Former judge requested on autopsy. Vision, swallowing were affected first. ByJimO'Hara Staff writer Former Onondaga County Judge J. Kevin Mulroy did not get any answers about what was draining his life away over the past four months. So he made sure his death would be followed by an autopsy, so his family might get those answers for themselves. His sister, Onondaga County Legislator Martha Mulroy, said Tuesday the family is now wait- ing to see if that mystery will be solved for them. "We really have no clue what his illness was and what caused his she said Tuesday, hours after her brother died at his Marcellus home at about a.m. He was 53. "I know a lot of doctors who want to know what was wrong with she said. J. Kevin Mulroy has baffled DISEASE, PAW A-4 INSIDE: Friends, family remem- ber compassion and dedication of a controversial Some of his famous DANKA PATRICK What it's Hce tobeamedki SPORTS, PAGE DO THE OUTSIDERS' Cult task's bad on DVD. CNY, PAGE E-S INSIDE 5 FALL FAVORITES Things to do in CNY. THE DAILY DOSE, PAGE E-10 MEDICAL RECORDS ShouMthey godHjHd? TECHNOLOGY, PAGEM SU-BOUNO NBA ruled out for recruit Harris. SPORTS. PAGE D-1 J   

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