Syracuse Post Standard, August 24, 2008

Syracuse Post Standard

August 24, 2008

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Syracuse Post-Standard (Newspaper) - August 24, 2008, Syracuse, New York r IN COUPONS INSIDE WHAT TO SEE AND DO AT THE FAIR TODAY PAGEB3 O 2008 The PottStandard Liverpool Location 5 days AUGUST 2008 FINAL EDITION SU FOOTBALL READY Frank Ordonez Post Standard ORANGE QUARTERBACK An drew Robinson stretches dur ing a preseason As the teams training camp Syracuse University football coaches and fans are wondering how the team will The answer is SU opens its 2008 season at noon Saturday at Page C1 Fair vendors are upset with director Some current and former state fair employees and vendors are upset with Director Dan OHara and changes hes made in his 16 months on the PAGE Bl Schumer pitches Chiefs affiliation with Mets At the state Charles said he intends to persuade New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon to affiliate with the Syracuse PAGE B3 Bvilie woman donates kidney to save brother Laura Nicholsons brother didnt receive her but her donating one helped save PAGE M CNY animal shelter finds itself in a financial crisis The Humane Association of Central New York could close in three months without a financial PAGE B6 Russia tries to keep some control in Georgia Thousands of Georgians pro test Russian troops digging in at a strategic port city PAGE A16 in this A dietitian offers foods to make kids Page Using retard as a casual insult hurts more than many could Ways new retirees can make their savings Corrections A photo caption identified the wrong Syracuse University football Call 4702240 to discuss a correction on a news Subscription questions Call 470NEWS A MIXTURE It will be partly sunny and more humid with a chance of thun Mon day will be cooler and Complete B8 HIGH 86 LOW 62 Index I5 Births I4 H Bl D1 Fl 11 E2 8 STARS TV WEEK T E POSTSTANDARD 31337 WHOS WATCHING THE CHILDREN Police say they can do little about highrisk sex offender looking at Skarieateles children with binoculars By Matt Michael Staff writer For several neighbors in Skaneateles noticed a man parked near a park where hundreds of children gather daily for Little League and other The 51yearold man was carrying and he parked his green 2000 Ford Windstar minivan near the playground at Austin Skaneateles tipped off by a talked to the man and found that he was Dennis a Level 3 sex offender on the state Level 3 means the court deter mined he is a high risk to commit anoth er sex Nolan Dennis Nolan served time after a 1999 conviction for firstdegree attempted sexual abuse in an incident involving a 10yearold according to the Despite Nolans police legally could do nothing but ask him to move They had no power to remove him from the There are no state or local laws that prevent registered sex offenders from hanging out in near schools or at other public according to state and local And because Nolan is not on parole or he had no courtmandated restrictions on being at the Skaneateles police Chief Lloyd Perkins We interviewed him and asked him to hit the and he Perkins What else were we going to do Its a question that may start being asked more frequently across the More than 90 towns and villages in the state have local laws limiting where sex offenders can But only Orange in the south eastern part of the has passed a law preventing sex offenders from loi tering within 300 feet of day care centers and Will more municipalities follow NO PAGE Al 4 PHOTOGRAPHS BY MIKE GREENLAR LANGUAGE O F B A S E B A L L THE AUBURNS LATIN PLAYERS ARE FAR FROM BUT THE GAME KEEPS THEM TOGETHER ALEX WILCZEK left in top of has a baseball autographed by Luis of Puerto an outfielder for the Auburn The teams Latin players were in front of their house waiting to be picked up for an English Joel Carreno of the Dominican pitches for By Donna Ditota Staff writer Maria Fenton pulled out her yellow legal pad to diagram the the Auburn Doijbledays would have a rare baseball day And who teaches English to the teams eight Latin wanted her stu dents to experience a taste of home in their usually alien Upstate New York she told the young is a small restaurant near the Auburn prison that serves delicious Mexican Did everybody know where the prison was locat ed said outfielder Bartolo the Big The remark caused his fellow classmates to convulse with One of Nicolas previous English teachers had explained the term Big much to the delight of the who spend most of their days listening to clubhouse laughter much of it involving baffling street terminology and failing to get the PAGE A8 PHOTOS ON See more photos of the Auburn Doubledays at BRINGING HOME THE GOLD The womens basketball team is still on top of the The team wins its fourth straight gold a 9265 victory against Australia on Saturday men and women sweep the relays mens team set an Olympic record after the women raced from behind to nab the SUMMER OLYMPICS I BEIJING 2008 The mens basketball team went for gold at today against Check tofind out how they THE GAMES WIND DOWN Olympics conclude today with the celebratory farewell of athletes inside Birds Nest Stadium and the passing of the torch to the mayor of thejiext host l Biden boosts foreign expertise Senator also brings Obamas ticket political savvy and willingness to By Adam Nagourney and Jeff Zeleny New York Times News Service Washington When Barack Obama introduced Joseph Biden as his run ning mate at a huge and boister ous rally in on it was a choice that strengthens the Democratic tick ets credentials on foreign policy and provides Obama a hard fighting partner as he heads into the fight with John In Obama selected a sixterm senator best known for his expertise on foreign affairs Biden spent last weekend in Georgia as that nation engaged in a tense confrontation with PAGE Al 2 INSIDE Joseph Biden gets a quick call from an old friend John Demo cratic National Convention be gins The Associated Press THE WOMENS basketball team members receive their gold Bidens ties to CNY are bittersweet More than six years columnist Sean Kirst interviewed Joe Biden reflected on his deep personal ties with Central New York and explained following the 11 he had started to speak publicly of the family tragedy intertwined with his memories of this SEANK3EST POSTSTANDARDCOLUMNIST The young man was a stu dent at the Syra cuse University College of He and his wife lived on Stinard Avenue in Syra where they were neighbors to Joanne Del Vecchio and her The young a new took notice when Joannes German shepherd gave birth to some One day in the young man knocked on Joannes He explained how his a teacher at the Bellevue Elemen tary loved to watch the puppies He wanted to buy He wanted to surprise his wife when she got home from PAGE A15 ;