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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - April 8, 2005, Syracuse, New YorkMichelle Gabel staff photographer another calling franciscan collaborative ministries has bought and made improvements to Academy court apartments on North Townsend i too set. All coming saturday the Post Standard local Friday Attu 2005 West Genesee music program among tops in nation ii i f ii i i i Mhz of moms me Jime Uii Ege 10 in Ciure Proa Cis maae in i no tax Rise expected in Driscoll s budget plan Syracuse mayor Matt Dris Coll today plans to unveil an election year City budget that contains no tax increase or boost in water or sewer fees. In addition the current City budget is on track to end the year with an million surplus City records show. Story Page b-3 deadline is today to apply for science program the deadline for seventh and Eig Hui Grauers to apply for the 13th annual Bristol Myers Squibb science horizons pro Gram is today. Each Onondaga county Middle school can Send one Pupil to the program which runs june 27 to july 1. Those interested should con tact their principals and teachers. New Camillus fire officers will be sworn in today the Village of Camillus will hold a special meeting at 5 . Today to discuss issues related to the annual meeting including the procurement policy and mileage reimbursements. New officers in the fire department will be sworn in. The Board also plans a Public hearing at 7 . Wednesday at the Village Hall to discuss the 2005-06 Village budget. Services will recall two us professors memorial services for two Syracuse University professors in the Smith College of engineering and computer science will be held. James a. Schwarz 60, will be remembered at 5 . Today in Hendrick is Chapel. Schwarz a professor of chemical Engi Neering died sept. 26. A memorial service for Stanley j. Sandy Bolanowski 54, will be at . Sunday in Hendricks Chapel. Bolanowski a professor of neuroscience and associate director of the Institute for sensory research died Jan. 13. Rescue Mission Sites shift to summer hours the Rescue Mission s nine Syracuse area donation Sites went to summer hours along with the turning of clocks for Ward one hour on sunday. Donations can be dropped off to an attendant Between . And 5 . Through the fall at Sites in Camillus Cicero Clay Dewitt East Syracuse Fairmount Geddes Liverpool and North Syracuse. Montessori school hosts open House on sunday the Montessori school of Syracuse will Host an open House from 2 to 4 . Sunday. The school at 155 Waldorf Parkway offers half Day and full Day preschool and Kinder Garten and an elementary pro Gram through sixth Grade. Call 449-9033. Staff reports where s Sean Sean Kirst is on vacation. His column resumes april 13. Corrections due to incorrect information provided by the Owca of Syracuse and Onondaga county an article about the Owca s diversity event in thursday s Edi Tion of City neighbors incorrectly reported the last name of Jacqueline Jackson Young. A caption thursday in the local Section gave an incorrect title for Bob Gardino who was shown speaking at a Syracuse Republican committee meeting. He is chairman of the Syracuse Republican committee not chairman of the Onondaga county Republican committee. Mike Grogan metro editor 470-2265 Union cancellation not sought pfc for leaflets at Hospital fund Raiser was t meant to Stop event official says. By Elizabeth Doran staff writer the Union business manager who coordinated plans to distribute informational protest leaflets outside former assemblyman Michael Bragman s tribute Din Ner says he never expected to trigger a cancellation. This is not said theron h. Terry Hogle Busi Ness manager of local 545, International Union of operating engineers. This is about work for our members. I wanted to make the Public aware of or. Bragman s bidding practices and his use of nonunion labor. They re making this very Petty and i understand or. Bra Graan has made it quite per he said. I would certainly have talked to him about this and i d still like to talk with him and discuss his bidding Hogle sent letters informing elected officials and others plan Ning to attend the dinner that the Union would pass out handbills outside the event protesting Bragman s continued support of nonunion con tractors in his residential developments. On tuesday Bragman cancelled the Friday night event at the Holiday inn in Salina say ing it would have put Many attendees in an uncomfortable spot. I did not cancel the event be cause of a threat of a Union pick Bragman said at a news conference thursday. I Bragman Page b-2 . Mckeen staff photographer Anthony Trabucco surveys the floodwaters thursday outside his House near the Seneca River in Cato. Trabucco and his wife Judith moved from Cicero to their new Krystyna Lane Home in october. My wife said she wanted to live on the water or near the water let s put in that he says. Water water everywhere two who moved from Cicero to Cato Cope with flooding by John Stith staff writer with the Seneca River Lap Ping at the foundation of his Home and water 3 to 4 inches deep covering the Road to his House Don t Tell Anthony tra Bucco of Cato that the worst of the Spring flooding is Over. Trabucco and his wife Judith moved from Cicero to their new Krystyna Lane Home on the River in october. He said he had no Mort Gage and no flood insurance. My wife said she wanted to live on the water or near the water let s put in that he said thursday. So this morning she got up and i said you know you wanted to live near the water Well now you re living on the water Trabucco 75, retired 13 years ago after working 30 years at Westinghouse and 18 years at general motors. Judith 62, works in Syracuse. Jim staff photographer floodwater from the Seneca River is threatening the tra Buccos House on Kris Tina Lane in Cato. Thursday after Judith left for work Trabucco was keep ing one Eye on the River and the other on the sky As rain started to fall. Between a Quarter Inch to a half Inch of rain was expected. They told me they had a flood Over Here sometime Back in 1993 but they said that was about Trabucco said. I did t think that after being Here less than a year i was going to encounter he looked out his rear Slid ing door at the water standing 2 feet deep in his Back Yard right up to the House. The Riv the Post Standard Eubank is usually about 150 feet away. Last weekend it was Trabucco said. All of a sudden within two Days it got the Way you see it right four families Page b-2 Geddes guilty in 1990 murder prosecutor displayed to jury trunk in which Margaret reome s body was stored. By Jim o Hara staff writer when Margaret Peggy i reome disappeared 15 years ago her family was left to Pon Der a mystery that seemed As if it would never be resolved. Then last april reome s skel Etal remains were found in. A trunk in a storage shed in Cicero and the family was Given an Opportunity to Lay reome to rest. Thursday an Onondaga county court jury found her for Mer Boyfriend George Geddes jr., guilty of murdering reome giving family members an Opportunity to finally begin putting the Case behind them. This is very Gratifying. It s been 14 years of waiting. It s Nice to see it come to said former sheriffs detective Leonard Storto who worked on the Case from the time of reome s disappearance in Early 1990 until his retirement in 1998. Her family has been waiting for this a Long Long Stor to said. The jury deliberated several hours thursday before finding Geddes guilty As charged of a single count of second degree intentional murder. Geddes 47. Of Palace court North Syracuse faces a maximum penalty of 25 years to life in state prison when he is sentenced april 21 by judge Anthony Aloi. In his closing argument earlier in the Day defense lawyer Rich Ard Marris had told the jurors he expected the prosecution would characterize Geddes As a monster who bludgeoned reome and then hid her body for 14 j ears. Chief assistant District attorney Joseph o Donnell dutifully obliged. He is a monster. He did kill her and he locked her away for 14 o Donnell told the jury in his closing argument. Marris however contended Geddes acted in self defense that reome s death was an Acci Dent and that Geddes then Iii the body in a trunk in a storage shed out of fear. O Donnell said jurors told him they easily rejected Geddes claims. The prosecutor said jurors told him that Geddes Story was undermined by the fact that no one in the apartment building heard any sounds of the violent j struggle Geddes described and night clothes despite Geddes claim she had just come in from outside. The prosecution contended i Geddes killed reome sometime Between Jan. 17 and feb. 28, 1990. O Donnell on thursday Point i de out that medical evidence indicated reome. Who was 31 George Geddes Page b-2 million Plant to Aid Onondaga Lake cleanup construction on groundwater treatment Plant in Geddes. By Mark Werner staff writer Onondaga Lake s biggest pol Luter started construction thurs Day on a million project in Geddes to prevent chemicals from seeping out of toxic waste Sites on the Shore to the Lake below. Honeywell International said its groundwater treatment Plant will effectively end a major source of pollution to the Lake from the old Allied chemical Complex on the Western Shore. Once this system is built and operational it will be a very important Milestone toward the ultimate cleanup of Onondaga said Dave Wickersham Honeywell s director of remediation. Wickersham said he expects the Plant to begin operating by Spring 2006. Initially it will have the capacity to clean about Gallons of groundwater each Day. The Plant also can be expanded in the future. Executives from Honeywell which merged with inc. In 1999, joined elected officials state regulators and other partners thursday in a ground breaking for the project. As part of the first phase of work construction will begin on an underground Barrier Wall in stalled to a depth of about 45 feet along the Lakeshore Wicker Sham said. The Wall will Proba Bly be made of steel and will eventually extend along about 1.5 Miles of Shoreline. The idea of the Wall is to Stop polluted groundwater from reaching the Lake. A pumping station will Send the contaminated water to a treatment Plant to be built at Willis Avenue and state fair Boulevard. The water is contaminated with Mercury Chlorobenzene and other chemicals from the former Allied chemical proper ties on Onondaga Lake s Western Shore. The latest project is part of million Worth of cleanup work that Honeywell plans along the Shoreline. The state also blames Honey Well for polluting Onondaga Lake s Bottom with pounds of Mercury and other chemicals. The state has pro posed s451 million cleanup plan. Honeywell proposed its own less extensive dredging and capping plan that would Cost s237 million. The state department of environmental conservation was due to. Choose a final cleanup plan april 1, but objections by the Onondaga nation persuaded the state to extend a Public comment period through april. The dead line for a final plan to be select i 1o j of i the Onondaga nation sued Honeywell last month As part of Onondaga a Page b-2 j

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