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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - October 3, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               PENNANT FEVER: Red SPORTS, PAGE C-1 The Post-Standard Affiliated with Syracusc.com MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2005 FINAL EDITION SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING HEAT WAVE Our taste of summer continues with another great day to enjoy the outdoors. Temperatures will approach the mid-80s today and Tuesday with plenty of sunshine. Ignore the calendar, and you might think it's still August. Complete forecast, C-10 HIGH: 84 LOW: 57 NFL travels to Mexico; Saints beat Bills in Texas A crowd of in Mexi- co City saw the National Foot- ball League's first regular-sea- son game outside the United States a 31-14 victory by the Arizona Cardinals over the San Francisco 49ers. The New England Patriots lost at home for the first time since Dec. 22. 2002. The San Diego Chargers thumped them 41-17. The New Orleans Saints, play- in" at home in San Antonio, de- feated the Buffalo Bills 19-7. SPORTS, PJkGEM Suspect shown on video moments before Bali blast A chilling video shows a sus- pected bomber clutching a back- pack as he strolls past diners mo- ments before one of three near- simultaneous suicide attacks that killed 26 people on the resort is- land of Bali. STORY, PAGE A-S Defiant Delay says he'll keep working Tom DcLay says he can do his job without the title of House majority leader because of a criminal indictment. He says he is guilty only of working to de- feat Democrats. "But that's not he says. WASHINGTON, PAGE A-7 FDA close to approving cloned meat and dairy The Food and Drug Adminis- tration is expected to take a major step soon toward allowing the sale of meat and milk from cloned cows and their offspring. The Baltimore Sun reports. That could lead to choice cuts of steak and cartons of milk produced from cloned cattle over the next several years. WASHINGTON, PAGE A-7 Giuliani to think about running for president Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said during a visit to Denmark on Sunday that he will contemplate next year whether to run for president in 2008. But that doesn't mean he will actually do it. "Sometime you warm up and get ready and you don't get in and he said. NEW YORK, PAGE A-6 Corrections Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS Index Bridge............E-9 Classified.......E-l CNY................D-1 Crossword Editorials.......A-8 Entertain.......D-3 Letters...........A-9 Local news.... B-1 Lottery Movies New York Obituaries Sports Sudoku Television Weather 2 THE POST-STANDARD Tour Boat Flips In Lake George T.J. Hookw. The Post Slar The Associated Press RESCUER BRIAN HART, (left) of East Greenbush, is thanked by one of the women he saved after the Ethan Allen tour boat capsized Sunday on Lake George. At least 21 people died when the boat flipped and plunged to the bottom of the lake. At least 21 dead on senior citizens cruise News service reports Lake George A glass- enclosed boat carrying tourists overturned Sunday on a calm, chilly lake in Upstate New York, killing 21 people and injuring dozens more. The glass-enclosed Ethan Allen was carrying tourists from Michigan on a fall foli- age tour when it capsized shortly before 3 p.m. The ac- cident on Lake George may have occurred when the boat was hit by the wake of a larger vessel. Warren County Sheriff Larry Cleveland said. "We haven't ruled any- thing out Cleveland said. The 40-foot boat was carry- ing a tour group from the 21 killed after boat capsizes Trenton, Mich., area, and was sailing just north of the village of Lake George, a popular tourist destination about 50 miles north of Albany in the Adirondack Mountains. With cairn waters, clear skies and temperatures in the 70s, it The Post-Standard seemed perfect boating weath- er. U.S. Rep. John Sweeney, who talked with survivors at the hospital, said the boat flipped in about 30 seconds, giving victims no time to react. The sheriff said none of the passengers was able to put on a life jacket. Adult boat passengers are not required to wear life jack- ets in New York, but boats must carry at least one life jacket per person. Patrol boats that reached the scene within minutes found other boaters already pulling people from the water. "I could hear people screaming inside the said Brian Hart, of East Greenbush, who rushed to the scene. "We just couldn't get to them." He and others managed to get several passengers who were clear of the boat to safe- ty. But not all. STATE POUCE, PAGE A-4 Crash turns first date tragic, heroic Neighbor says teen died pushing date out of the way of a crashing car. By Fred A. Mohr Staff writer An Oswego teen walking with three friends Saturday night tried to push one of them out of the path of an oncoming car before being fatally struck by a drunk driver, said the owner of a motel near the scene. Brian De- Long. 17. of 63 Liberty St.. was killed shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday while walking on state Route 3 in Richland with friends DeLong Gregory Palm- er, 17, of Watertown, and Aman- da Salisbury. 18, and Michelle Paglia, 17, both of Pulaski. De- Long and Paglia were on their first date, DeLong's mother said. DeLong and Palmer spotted a Ford Crown Victoria heading south toward them, and tried to push Salisbury and Paglia out of the way, said Stan Ouellette, owner of the Deer Creek Motel, 8032 Route 3. The crash hap- pened in front of his business. "The boys are heroes, as far as I'm said Ouel- lette, who joined his mother, Mabel Ouellette, in tending to the teens until ambulances ar- rived. "They pushed the girls out of the way. That's why Michelle wasn't badly hurt." The driver, Tcrrancc M. Wil- son, 55, of 3405 Grey Birch Drive. Lysander, was charged with driving while intoxicated after registering a 0.23 blood al- cohol content, Oswego County Sheriff Reuel Todd said. Thai's nearly three times the legal limit. Wilson was arraigned in Rich- land Town Court and was sent to the Oswego County jail before posting bail Sunday. Todd said more charges arc likely once the investigation is complete. DeLong was pronounced dead at the scene. Salisbury was in fair condition Sunday at Univer- sity Hospital, while Palmer was treated at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown and re- leased. Paglia was treated at the scene. NEIGHBOR, PAGE A-4 Complicated Medicare drug plan might confuse some who need it What they're saying about Medkare drug coverage By James T. Mulder Staff writer The countdown to Medicare prescription drug coverage has begun. Nearly Central New Yorkers eligible for the new ben- efit will be targeted by a massive sales pitch this month, urging them to enroll beginning Nov. 15. For many seniors and people with disabilities on Medicare, it's likely to be a countdown to confusion. That's because this is not a one-size-fits-all benefit. Instead, people on Medicare who want the coverage will have at least 20 private drug insurance plans to choose from. The amount they pay, the drugs that are covered and even the pharmacies where they can fill their prescriptions will vary from plan to plan. Medicare is touting the benefit as the biggest improvement in the federal health insurance pro- gram in 40 years. But the rollout of the new program is being greeted with skepticism and anx- iety by some area seniors. "It's a Rube Goldberg said Andy Godwin, a 71-year-old Syracusan who ex- pects to sign up. "It should be and could be a lot simpler." Jack House worth, a 74-year-old Syracuse retiree, agrees. "The communication that was mailed to us was very hard to he said. "It's so complicated to determine if- you can benefit or not." Houseworth and his wife, Marie, don't expect to enroll in the new benefit right away be- cause they have minimal drug expenses. "If we have to in- COUNTY, PAGE A-4 Andy Godwin, Willietta Richards, Jack Houseworth, 71: "It's a 63: "As we 74: very hard to Rube Goldberg deteriorate, so does decipher." setup." our pockets." In MoneyWise: Questions and answers about the Medicare prescription drug benefit HOW TO HELP WITH HOMEWORK CNY, Page D-1 KRAMER RAISES THE JACKPOT Find an idiot, win CNY, Page D-1 INSIDE IN HER WORDS Why Nicole Sottung, of Pulaski, left IBM to work for an artist in India. The Daily Dose, Page D-8 5 WAYS TO PREPARE FOR HALLOWEEN MoneyWise, inside .-I1   

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