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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - October 17, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               MONEV 5 WAYS TO SAVE ON DIAPERS The Post-Standard Affiliated with Syracusc.com MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2005 PINAl EDITION O 2005 The Post-Siandaid SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING BRISK BREEZE It will stay windy in Central New York today as a storm system leaves the New England area. Some sunshine should mix with clouds in most of the area. Some show- ers could fall in some spots Tuesday. Complete forecast, C-12 HIGH: 56 LOW: 44 WHITE SOX GOING TO WORLD SERIES SPORTS, PAGE C-1 First series since 1959 Houston needs one more win Hundreds gather to hear Cardinal Edward Egan Hundreds of local Catholics greeted Cardinal Edward Egan, spiritual leader of the Archdio- cese of New York, after a special service Sunday at Syracuse's Ca- thedral of the Immaculate Con- ception honoring the Year of the Eucharist. LOCAL PAGE 1-1 Winds creating headaches for crews in flooded areas Emergency and utility crews across the Northeast worked Sunday to repair the damage caused by several'days of rain and floods, but strong winds continued to cause problems. STORY, PAGE A-7 School principal fed up with prom-night parties Brother Kenneth M. Hoag- land had heard all the stories about prom-night debauchery at his Long Island high school. So the principal of Kellenberg Me- morial High School canceled the spring prom in a let- ter to parents this fall. STORY, PAGE A-4 Bigger, better bonk rote chart today in MoneyWise Compare local and national rates on certificates of deposit, loans and credit cards in a new feature that starts today. MONEYWISE, PAGE 13 Why is Saturday such a lousy TV night? The state of network television on Saturday nights has become so dire that ABC has essentially put a prime-time slot up for auc- tion to anyone who has a com- pelling idea as long as it's done very cheaply. STORY, PAGE A-6 Corrections Syracuse Press Club's Wall of Distinction Owasco Lake 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.......... Classified.... Comics........ CNY.............. Puzzles........ Editorials.... Local news. Lottery........ .....E-8 .....E-l D-l A-8 .....B-1 A-2 Movies__ New York. Obituaries Science..... Sean Kirst Sports......: Sudoku.............D-7 Television.........D-5 D-4 .A-4 .B-4 B-8 .B-1 C-1 THE POST-STANDARD Scientists Make Stem Cells Without Harm to Embryos Work done with mice cells. Scientists suspect it will work with humans. The Washington Post Washington Two teams of sci- entists provided the first definitive evi- dence Sunday that embryonic stem cells can be grown in laboratory dishes without harming healthy embryos, an advance that some scientists and philosophers be- lieve eould make the medically promising field more politically and ethically ac- ceptable. The work, done with mouse cells, generated several colonies of mouse em- bryonic stem cells without destroying any embryos that otherwise could have devel- oped into mice. If the new approaches were to work with human cells, as many scientists sus- pect, they could help defuse a moral maelstrom that has raged since human embryonic stem cells were discovered seven years ago. But the new techniques raise ethical issues of their own. Stem cells from days-old human em- bryos can morph into virtually every kind of tissue, including nerves to replace those destroyed by spinal injuries and cardiac muscle to fill in for cells lost in a heart attack. Scientists see stem cells as the key to a new era of regenerative med- icine. Until now, however, the only way to get these cells was to destroy young em- bryos which, though smaller than the period at the end of this sentence, arc METHOD, PAGE A-6 SUNNI RESISTANCE FALLING SHORT IN IRAQ AN IRAQI SOLDIER loads boxes of ballots on a truck Sunday to be shipped to Baghdad for vote counting. Millions of paper ballots from Iraq's constitutional referendum cast on Khalid Mohammed Associated Press Saturday are being counted and appear to favor passage. A large turnout of Sunni Arabs failed in their effort to veto the charter at the polls. Passage of Constitution likely The Associated Press Baghdad, Iraq Iraq's landmark constitution seemed assured of passage Sunday after initial results showed mi- nority Sunni Arabs had fallen short in an effort to veto it at the polls. The apparent accept- ance was a major step in the attempt to establish a demo- cratic government that could lead to the withdrawal of U.S. troops. Opponents failed to secure the necessary two-thirds "no" vote in any three of Iraq's 18 provinces, according to counts that local officials provided to The Associated Press. In the crucial central provinces with mixed ethnic and religious populations, enough Shiites and Kurds voted to stymie the Sunni bid to reject the consti- tution. President Jala! Talaba- ni issued a decree setting Dec. 15 for Iraqis to vote again, this time to elect a new parliament. If the constitution indeed passed, the first full-term par- liament since Saddam Hus- sein's fall in 2003 will install a new government by Dec. 31. If the charter has failed, the parliament will be temporary, tasked with drawing up a new draft on which to vote. But the outcome could fur- ther divide the nation, with many Sunnis fearing the new decentralized government will deprive them of their fair share in the country's vast oil wealth. Large numbers of Sunnis voted and some of their leaders were already rejecting the apparent result. While a strong Sunni turn- out in Saturday's referendum suggested a desire among many to participate in Iraq's new political system, there were fears that anger at being ruled under a constitution they oppose could push some into supporting the Sunni-led in- surgency. "If the constitution was passed, the attacks will defi- nitely rise against the occupa- tion forces, and the security situation is going to be said Sheik Abdul- Salam al-Kubaisi, a prominent cleric with the influential Sunni Association of Muslim Scholars, which government officials accuse of links to the insurgency. IN THE, TO PAGE A-6 Heavy turnout for historic vote Iraq's divided Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds voted on a constitution in large numbers at guarded polling stations Saturday. Estimated turnout: In three crucial provinces that have a mix population of Sunni Arabs, Shiites and Kurds Violence: Mainly peaceful; attacks at five of Baghdad's stations wounded seven voters 61AA Approximate flMV polling stations: Voters marked one question "yes" or "no" for a permanent constitution If approved: Iraqis will choose new parliament in Dec. 15 elections Fingers are marked with violet ink after voting. Source: AP reports 4A very positive day' Excerpts from President Bush's Sunday speech: On behalf of the American people, I'd like to congratulate the people of Iraq for the suc- cessful completion of a vote on their draft constitution. By all indications, the turnout was greater than the turnout from the last January election, which is good news... By all indications, the Sun- nis participated in greater numbers in this election than last time. And that's good news. After all, the purpose of a democracy is to make sure everybody is participates in the process.. .Al-Qaida wants to use their violent ways to stop the march of democracy because democracy is the exact opposite of what they believe is right. We're making progress to- ward peace. We're making progress toward an ally that will join us in the war on ter- ror, that will prevent al-Qaida from establishing safe haven in Iraq... Thick-skinned lizard staying tight-lipped around police Mike Staff photographer A STRAY iguana is in police custody in Fulton. 'By Mike Me Andrew Staff writer Fulton police are used to get- ting calls about stray dogs. But Kim Ippolito called 911 about a different kind of stray: a 3 iguana she discovered catching some rays on her porch. "I think those things are real- ly said Ippolito, 25, who spotted it Saturday afternoon outside her home at 303 Worth St. "Yeah, I was afraid of it." Ippolito said she fjidn't get v any closer than 10 feet from the green lizard, which moved from her porch to a sunny spot on her frontlawn. As she and some neighbors took photos, Officers Tom Leo and Mike Curtis donned gloves, grabbed the iguana by the tail and guided it into a cage, Ippoli- to said. Since then, Fulton police have been caring for the iguana at the police station. Officer Kevin Brown said police are hoping the reptile's owner contacts police this morning to reclaim it. "It's somebody's pet. Nobody knows whose it Brown said. "We haven't had any calls." He said he's afraid the owner may have abandoned the crea- ture. Fulton Animal Control Of- ficer Paul Cooper will probably try to place the iguana with a pet store if the owner doesn't show up or call the department soon, Brown said. Fulton police can be reached at 598-4504. SPOTLIGHT, PAGE A-6 New law means more work for lawyers Bankruptcy codes taking effect today are more stringent and involved. By Sue Weibezahl Staff writer Roger Monroe, of Cortland, has been living in his camper for the past two years. Since he became disabled as a truck driver and went through a divorce, Monroe said, he doesn't have enough money to pay his hills. That brought him to Laura Harris, a Syracuse bankruptcy lawyer, who scrambled to file his paperwork by the end of last week. She wasn't the only one scrambling. Bankruptcy lawyers through- out the area hustled to get docu- ments filed because today new and far more stringent bankrupt- cy laws take effect. "We've been working round the said lawyer David Gruenewald of Fayettcvillc. "For this time of year, our busi- ness has at least doubled or tri- pled because everyone is trying to beat the new code." Harris said in 20 years as a bankruptcy lawyer, her busiest year was last year, during which her practice filed 650 cases. By Oct. 7, it had filed 850. The first week in September, she said, she stopped taking new cli- ents because of a deluge in calls. LEGAL, PAGE A-10 INSIDE KRAMER WANTS TO SUE Slj CNY, PAGE D-1 DOCTORS KEEPING YOUNG DOCTORS IN CNY THE DAILY DOSE, PAGE D-8 J   

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