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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - October 31, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               DO THE SUDOKU CHALLENGE... WIN A TRIP TO The Post-Standard Affiliated with Syracusc.com MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2005 FINAL EDITION O 2005 The Post -Standard SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING A REAL TREAT A high-pressure system will con- trol the weather over Central New York today, pro- viding warm air and plenty of clear skies. Clouds and show- ers move back into the area Tuesday, but it will remain mild. Complete forecast, C-10 HIGH: 65 LOW: 46 Former Hammermill plant burns for third time The former Hammermill paper products plant in Oswego went up in flames Sunday, the third time since September 2004. LOCAL, PAGE B-1 Senate Democrats say Rove must be fired Democrats demanded Sun- day that President Bush fire Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove and that the White House fully account for Vice President Dick Cheney's role in the unmasking of CIA agent Valerie Plame. STORY, PAGE A-9 DNA vaccines may offer defense for flu pandemic Flu vaccine production today relies on chicken eggs, takes nine months and has changed little since the 18th century. That can be a problem if a new strain emerges. Several biotechnology companies are at work on a quicker way of making the vac- cine. STORY, PAGE A-7 Head of UNICEF warns of quake health disaster UNICEF director Ann Vene- man warned that thousands of people could die unnecessarily from disease, diarrhea and un- treated injuries in quake-ravaged Pakistan. Relief officials also said some quake survi- vors could face a brutal winter without shelter. STORY, PAGE A-4 Washington missing security plan deadlines The Bush administration is not keeping up with the Home- land Security timetable set up after the Sept. attacks. STORY, PAGE A-9 Former Oswego resident returns to PGA Tour Pro golfer David Branshaw, who grew up in Oswego, capital- ized on a dramatic shot to win the Nationwide Tour Champion- ship Sunday and earn a return trip to the PGA Tour. Branshaw made an eagle on the 17th hole by hitting a 5-iron from 215 yards to within 18 inches of the cup. In the same tournament, Skan- eateles native Tom Scherrer missed getting back to the PGA Tour by one spot on the final money leaders list. STORY, PAGE C-l 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-10 Movies.............D-4 Classified..........E-l New York.........A-J Obituaries........B-4 CNY..................D-l Science.............B-J Sean Kirst........B-1 Editorials.......A-10 Sports...............C-1 Letters...........A-l 1 Sudoku.............D-7 Local news.......B-l Television.........D-i Lottery.............A-2 Weather........C-10 THE POST-STANDARD Nation's Capitol Honors Mother of Civil Rights Rosa Parks lies in honor in the Rotunda; the first woman to do so. By Jonathan Tilove Newhouse News Service Washington The black woman who 50 years ago refused to cede her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Ala., bus now lies in honor in the Capitol Ro- tunda, the most rare and hallowed honor her country can bestow. Unlike those who preceded her, Rosa Parks was not a president, an admiral or a general, not Lincoln or Pershing or J. Edgar Hoover, not one who made the laws or enforced them. No, Rosa Parks defied the law and, in shaming the nation, helped reclaim the dignity of her people and redeem the promise of America. In the Rotunda, where much of Ameri- ca's political leadership and its black civic elite were gathered Sunday, Presi- dent Bush laid a wreath by Parks' casket. Outside the Capitol, lit white against the darkening sky, were her people MOURNERS, PAGE A-l 2 The schedule In Washington 7 to 10 a.m. today: Viewing, Capitol Rotunda. I to 2 p.m. today: Public service. Historical Metropolitan AME Church. In Detroit 9 p.m. today to 5 a.m. Wednesday: Viewing, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. II a.m. Wednesday: Funeral, Greater Grace Temple. In CNY How she inspired Doug Mills The New York Times MOURNERS PAY their respects Sunday as the body of Rosa Parks lies in honor at the Capitol in Washington. Parks, whose defiant act on a city bus challenged segregatibn in the South and inspired the civil rights movement, became the first woman to lie in honor in the Rotunda. Fort Drum soldiers search for Sgt. Maupin By Hart Seely Staff Writer They kept low to the ground, their backs hunched, inching over the terrain. Some crept on hands and knees. They sifted sand in their fingers, overturned rocks and probed the scraggly bushes that survive in a desert. The sun battered them. Out here, they seemed to move as slowly as the hours. They sought a scrap of cloth- ing or a fragment of bone. Some really weren't sure what to look for, but kept to the search, cling- ing to the faith that, somehow, when they saw it, they'd know it. So it went Saturday, in the ceaseless search for Sgt. Keith "Matt" Maupin, a 20-year-old Army Reservist from Batavia, Ohio, who remains the only American soldier listed as cap- tured in Iraq. In April 2004, insurgents at- tacked Maupin's convoy in the Abu Ghraib area west of Bagh- dad. Soon after, a grainy video turned up on the Al-Jazeera tele- vision network showing a man being held at gunpoint. The man identified himself as Maupin. "I am married with a I0-month-old he said, apparently reading from a sheet of paper. He was not heard from again. To the soldiers of the Army's 10th Mountain Division, who have studied his picture and read his story, finding Matt Maupin has become a quest that tran- scends war and peace; it is a mission that defines their values as soldiers. "He needs to go home to his said First Sgt. Joseph Sanford, 38, a native of Pough- keepsie. And there needs to be closure for his family. Those are the two things we're trying to bring: closure to his family, and a way to send this young man home." Sanford's Alpha Company of the 2-22 Infantry the "Triple Deuce'' combed a stretch of land between two highways in the Abu Ghraib section. A recent tip suggested that Maupin's body might lie here, so they par- celed the tract into sections and moved systematically through them. THIS IS, PAGE A-6 Li-Hua photographs MEDIC SPECIALIST Ian Wagner examines a bone found by 1st Sgt. Joseph Sanford (center) and Staff Sgt. Mario Singer (left) during a search for Sgt. Keith Maupin, of Batavia, Ohio. MISSION TO The Warrior Ethos I will always place the mission first. I will never accept defeat. I will never quit. I will never leave a fallen comrade. Source: Q: Do you think you'll ever find him? A: There's no doubt in my mind we'll find him. Eighteen months he's been missing. But he's out there. We'll find him. Army First Sgt. Joseph San- ford, on the search for Sgt. Keith Matthew Maupin. Post-Standard staff writer Hart Seely and photogra- pher Li-Hua Lan are accompany- ing soldiers from Fort Drum's 10th Mountain Division during their tour of duty in Iraq. This is the latest in a series about the people fighting America's war there. The stories will appear in print as often as conditions in the war zone allow. For more on their journey, go to Bands rock Dome West Genesee High School Sunday won back the Gover- lor's Cup Trophy for having the jest high school band in New York state. West Genesee failed to actual- y win the New York State Field Band Championship held in Syr- acuse at the Carrier Dome. That lonor went to Norwalk (Conn.) High School. But since Norwalk s not a New York, West Genesee still won bragging rights as the top Empire State cam. "We're the top band in New York state." Stachnik said. "It was our best performance of the year." Norwalk band director, Jeff Smith, said his team tied with West Genesee for first place in [997 "I'm just proud of my cids beyond Smith said. Defending champions Arling- :on High School interrupted West Genesee's 15-year consec- utive state championship streak ast year. They finished third this year. Staff writers Frank Bneaddy and Ngoc Huynh INSIDE: Complete coverage on Pages B-1 and B-7 ONLINE: Photo gallery at Supreme Court pick likely today By Peter Baker The Washington Post Washington President Bush appears poised to an- nounce a new Supreme Court nomination today, moving quickly after a weekend of con- sultations to put forward a re- placement for the ill-fated-choice of Harriet Miers in hopes of re- capturing political momentum, according to Republicans close to the White House. Several GOP strategists said the most likely choice seemed to be federal appeals Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr., with judges J. Mi- chael Luttig and Alice M. Batch- elder also in the running. Any of the three would draw support from many conservative activists, lawyers and columnists who vigorously attacked Miers as an underqualified presidential crony. At the same time, the choice would have years of court rulings that liberals could use against them. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Sunday that he already has warned the White House that nominating Alito who is often compared to Justice Anto- nin Scalia would "create a lot of problems." Republican lawmakers and strategists said a swift nomi- nation with a consolidated party behind him would represent an important first step for the presi- dent in a strategy to pull himself out of a political ditch. ONLINE: Get updates on the Supreme Court nomination at www.syracuse.com Join the debate at HOW ADULTS STOLE HALLOWEEN CNY. PAGE D-1 FIGHT COLDS AND FLU But don't be a germ freak. CNY. PAGE D-1 INSIDE EINSTEIN'S BRAIN AND CROMWELL'S HEAD And the whereabouts of other famous parts. SCIENCE, PAGE B-8 A VISIT TO THE DENTIST Treats that won't haunt your teeth. THE DAILY DOSE, PAGE D-8 5 WAYS TO SAVE ON SKI SEASON MONEYWISE, INSIDE u   

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