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   Syracuse Post-Standard (Newspaper) - August 16, 2008, Syracuse, New York                                FOLLOW THE SI FOOTBALL TEAMS PATH TO THE REGULAR SEASON ON O 2008 The PostStandard AUGUST 2008 FINAL EDITION HEROIC AFTERMATH Syracuse am 50 CENTS Bebeto COMMUNITY leaders and residents gather Friday for a vigil outside Barnabas in the Inside was a baby delivered by Caesa rian section after his mother pinned under a bus in a traffic Dozens of peo ple gathered at the scene in a heroic effort to save lifting the fiveton bus off her It was too late to save At the organizers announced the establishment of a fund to benefit the PAGEA8 Doctors prescription Fix malpractice insurance Doctors in the state say ris ing malpractice insurance premi ums are making it difficult to re cruit doctors to They want the state Legislature to ad dress the problem when it re turns for a special PAGEA8 Obama to discuss their faith tonight Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama will at tend a forum tonight at the Rick Warrens evangelical Cali fornia They will appear spending one hour each with before coming together on stage for a The pastor will be the only one asking PAGE A3 Options for decor abound in kitchens and baths The critical thing to remem ber when redecorating a kitchen Dont let the options overwhelm And there are smart solu tions to the problem of outfitting a small HOME PAGED1 Corrections Name of Liverpool school superintendent in letter from reader Reason the state stopped a condominium project at a dam on Nine Mile Creek Sponsor of Podcar City in Ithaca Call 4702240 to discuss a correction on a news Subscription questions Call A BRONZE AT BEST Only a shower or two in spots is ex pected but sunshine loses to 1 clouds as the day Sunday looks like a goldmedal day for Complete forecast B8 HIGH 79 LOW 57 Index local 0 New Comics Entertainment D4 Dl 2 XT HE POSTSTANDARD Heather Bragman PostStandard COUSINS MATTHEW left of and Eric play in puddles recently after a morning rain in Breitbeck in Weather only a duck could love Blame it on high pressure in Canada this has been a very wet That suits some people just fine not so By Zac Cummings Contributing writer As you read chances are theres a rain cloud hanging over your And even if there isn these statis tics are sure to dampen your day any way The Syracuse area has received inches of rain in The aver age rainfall in August is so were on a pace to get nearly twice that For some people in Central New thats good For not so Jim owner of Elite an auto detailing business in counts himself in the second Without a few days of dry weath INCHES OF RAINFALL T trace people just donJ want to wax their car and see it ruined in the Macko He said his business has dropped 50 percent during the rainiest add ing that its a real task to keep busy some Ive been doing a lot of camping with my daughter Macko Attendance at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Bumet Park has dipped in recent Most exhibitions at the zoo are but the number of visitors in July was down 60 percent from July according to spokeswoman Lor rell Weather is definitely part of Walter The she are indiffer ent to the no ones had a tougher time with the weather than the regions farm Ben Vitale executive director of the Central New York Regional on Park Street said the excessive water makes it difficult to harvest crops and plant new The water also makes it easier for diseases to Some of our farmers are facing challenges right Vitale Its very For the rainstorms havent hit Vitales farm though some of his neighbors farms have been devas Vitale recalled the adage farmers would often repeat when he was a kid A dry year will scare you to but a wet year will starve you to Marcellus DeMascole said she is struggling to keep many of her crops especially the sun starved tomatoes and PAGE A4 SU board finds no abuse by payers Due to their theyre on disciplinary probation and must do community By Jim OHara Staff writer Syracuse University basketball players Jonny Antonio Scoop Jardine and Rick Jackson were cleared Friday of sexual as sault charges in a campus judicial board decision that frees them to continue as members of the But they and a fourth student who is not a basketball team mem ber were placed on disciplinary probation through the spring 2011 Disciplinary probation al lows the students to remain en rolled at the but any fur ther violations may result in immediate indefinite suspension or according to SUs Web The lawyers for the players wel comed the judicial boards decision finding the trio was not responsible for sexual abuse or other form of physical abuse of a fe male student last year on The who no longer is an SU contended she was sex ually assaulted by the three players on two occasions during the fall 2007 PAGE A4 There were 10 days of measurable precipitation during the first 14 days of H 14 15 16 17 IB 19 July k Source National Weather Service Web site Climate T T T J 29 30 31 1 T 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Total rainfall for the past 30 days State OKs petting of elephants Agreement between zoo comes just in time for Elephant By John Mariani Staff writer Pass the word its OK to pet the elephants again at the Rosa mond Gifford Zoo at Burnet The state Department of Envi ronmental Conservation told zoo officials Friday that it would amend the zoos species license to allow contact be tween the zoos elephants and their human The move came just in time for the zoos Asian Elephant Extrava PAGE A4 SUMMER OLYMPICS I BEIJING 2008 r V K THtCAZENOVIA nativerides V Authentic Friday Tfiey advanced to the PAGE C2 slow IhfBjs but he qualified for Sundays IPW MICHAEL PHELPS Mark came in a photo finish In the 100meter He for Sunday PAGE DAVE BARRY There are plenty of things for tourists to do In Go see the Page A4 ANOTHER LOCAL CONNECTION Liverpool native Jen Rhines begins qualifying for her event on As she her is Terrence Is being credited with helping accelerate the rebirth of American distance Page C3 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