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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - October 6, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               r YANKEES FALL TO ANGELS SO YOU DON'T LIKE THAT TATTOO? What it takes to get rid of it. Costly error sinks Red Page D 1 THE DAILY DOSE, PAGE E-8 457 THINGS TO DO INCNY WEEKEND, INSIDE Affiliated with Syracuse.com THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2005 FINAL EDITION O 2005 The Post-Standard SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING THIS IS IT Temperatures will rise far above nor- mal today under partly sunny skies, but that will be followed by a quick change to cooler, wet weather as a front approaches from the west on Friday. Complete forecast, D-12 HIGH: 85 LOW: 60 Did Spy Get Into White House? Oneida nation will pay city taxes, follow codes The Oneida Indian Nation has agreed to pay taxes to Sher- rill and abide by all city codes, ending a five-year legal battle that went to the U.S. Supreme Court. LOCAL PAGE t-1 Casino fined for giving room to Sheldon Silver A Las Vegas gambling com- pany has been fined for providing a discounted room to Democratic state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. NEW YORK, PAGiA-14 Dome's new team: SU's women's basketball team The Syracuse University women's basketball team will play most of its home games this season in the largest on-campus college basketball facility in the country. Researchers make flu that killed millions in 1918 Two teams of federal and university scientists have resur- rected the 1918 influenza virus, the cause of one of history's most deadly epidemics, and had found the virus was a bird flu that jumped directly to humans. STORY, PAGE A-10 Buffalo wings restaurant looks to go national The Anchor Bar, where Buf- falo wings were invented in 1964, is now offering franchises in a bid to take the spicy wings establishment national. BUSINESS, PAGE C-4 HTSB tests sister boot in probe of capsizing During a stability test Wednesday, a tour boat nearly identical to the one that capsized in Lake George became unstable when less than a quarter of the weight that was in the boat that capsized. NEW YORK, PAGE A-15 Corrections Web address for A-2 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...........C-l Local news.......B- Bridge...........MO Lottery..............A-3 Classified..........F-l Movies............Wkd New York......A-l Obituaries........B-4 Crossword Sports..............D- DickCase.........B-l Stocks...............C-3 Editorials.......A-l 6 Sudoku..............E-7 Letters...........A-17 Television..........E-5 THE POST-STANDARD Probe widens into FBI agent who has been accused of pying for the Philippines. V.Y. Times News Service The FBI said Wednesday night that it has ex- anded a New Jersey espionage nvestigation to determine whether one of its own agents, barged last month with spying or the Philippines, may have also had improper access to lassified information while working in Vice President Dick Cheney's office several years ago. The FBI agent, Leandro Ar- agoncillo, 46, of Woodbury, N.J., a U.S. citizen who was bom in the Philippines, was charged Sept. 12 with passing classified information to govern- ment officials in Manila. The charges filed against Ar- agoncillo relate only to classified information that officials say Ar- agoncillo took from FBI com- puters after joining the agency in July 2004. But the investigation is wid- ening, government officials said, because he had worked for sev- eral years before joining the agency as a Marine in the vice president's office under both Al Gore and Cheney. A former ad- ministration official said that Ar- agoncillo had briefly worked as an aide in Cheney's office, as a holdover from Gore's staff. Mili- tary aides frequently rotate through those offices and usually hold security clearances. ABC News reported Wednes- day night that Aragoncillo had also stolen classified material from White House computers at the vice president's office, in- cluding information damaging to Philippines President Gloria Ma- capagal Arroyo. On Wednesday night, govern- ment officials said they had no corroboration that any material had been taken from the vice president's office, but they ac- knowledged that investigators have been focusing on Aragon- cillo's work at the White House. "As a result of this recent sit- uation, they're going back to look at his earlier work to see if other stuff may have been com- promised." said a government official, who asked not' to be identified because he was not au- thorized to discuss the case pub- licly. The White House refused Wednesday to comment on the case. AGENT, PAGE A-8 Jim Commentucci Staff photographer AN HONOR guard of BOCES public safety students salutes as pall bearers carry the casket containing the body of Brian De- Long from the Church of Christ in Oswego. DeLong, 17, was enrolled in the BOCES program, hoping to be a firefighter. 'Helping hand' laid to rest Oswego teen remembered for kindness to others By Douglass Dowty Staff writer DeLong, a teenager with a car- ing heart and helping hand, had hoped to be a firefighter one day. This fall, the Oswego High School junior had enrolled in an Oswego County BOCES public safety class, his first step on a ladder leading to his dream of fight- ing fires and keeping people safe. Last week, he mustered the courage to ask out the girl he'd shyly wooed since the start of high school. Pulaski resident Michelle Paglia, 17, met DeLong at her mother's pet shop in Oswego, where the boy worked as a volunteer for two years. Saturday night, DeLong's dreams and his life were ended by a man driv- ing a Crown Victoria along state Route 3 in the town of Richland. Terrance M. Wilson, 55, of Lysander, told police by the time he saw DeLong and three friends walking along the road, it was too late. DeLong pushed DeLong Paglia out of the way. The car hit DeLong. Police said the driv- er was drunk. DeLong, 17, was dead. The other three teenagers survived. Paglia wasn't even taken to the hospital. The other two teens, Gregory Palmer, 17, of Wafertown, and Amanda Salisbury, 18, were treated for minor injuries. Minutes before the crash, DeLong had admonished Paglia for straying too far out into the road, she recalled Wednes- day, the day of DeLong's funeral and burial. Paglia remembered laughing, playfully giving DeLong a "kiss on the cheek. That was her last memory of the first date with the boy she had known so long, she said. "He was being she said. "I felt like he had me in his womb." The day after DeLong died, Paglia de- scribed him as "shy" and "adorable." Wednesday, she called him a hero. More than 200 people came to pay .their respects to the boy and h.is dream Wednesday, including firefighters from Scriba, Fulton and West Monroe. HEN'S, PAGE A-8 Troopers: Man sent impostor to take paternity test By Aaron Gifford Staff writer A Chittenango man who po- lice say sent an impostor to take a court-ordered paternity test for him was arrested Tuesday and charged with two felonies. "He didn't feel like paying child support is what the prob- lem state police Investiga- tor Mark Nell said. Troopers said James Durney, 40, asked a man they believe is a relative to take a test that would Durney Simon determine whether Durney was the father of a girl born in May. When the paternity test or- dered by family court showed Durney was not the father, Nell said, the girl's mother protested. County employees showed her a photo of the man who took the test, Nell said, and she told au- thorities the man was not Dur- ney. Earlier this year, a Syracuse resident, Gerald Seals, was sen- tenced to six months in jail for having his cousin take a paterni- ty-test. The scam was uncovered when the mother of the child no- ticed the photo of the test taker was not Seals, officials said. Durney, of 9 Sleepy Hollow Road, and Neil Simon, 34, ol Pittsfield, Mass., were charged with tampering with a public re- cord and filing a false instru- ment, both felonies, as well as misdemeanor criminal imperson- ation. Troopers said additiona charges are pending. Both men were released on their own cognizance and are scheduled to appear in Lenox Town Court Nov. 17. SIDA sets terms for deal on Destiny )evdoper studying proposal a provide bonds for project, ncluding water park. Jy Rick Moriarty "taff writer The Syracuse Industrial De- velopment Agency told develop- er Robert Congel Wednesday it will accept major portions of his proposed million financing plan for the Destiny USA project but it requested some key changes. A Destiny executive said the company was reviewing the re- quested changes and could not say if they were acceptable to the developer. If they arc, it could signal a major step toward the start of construction on the huge retail and entertainment resort longcl wants to build in the city's lakefront. "We're trying to be posi- said David Michel, city development director. "We TERMS, PAGE A-9 Inside: Destiny workers visit Common 40 Below ready for next summit By James T. Mulder Staff writer In the year since 40 Below held its first summit in Syracuse, 58 members of the young profes- sionals group have joined the boards of local nonprofits. The group has lined up schol- arships for young entrepreneurs eager to sharpen their business skills. And its members have rolled up their sleeves to spruce up downtown. But 40 Below's greatest ac- complishment has been getting people from different orbits in the community talking to one an- other, according to Jessica Craw- ford, chairwoman of the 40 Below steering committee. "40 Below has really helped create a dialogue with various stakeholders in the community young people, city govern- ment, developers and many other groups that would not have necessarily spoken GROUP, PAGE A-8 If you go... What: 40 Below summit When: Friday and Saturday Tickets: a person, for students (for Friday; separate fees apply to Saturday Tickets can be purchased through the event's Web site, www.40belowsummit.com V   

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