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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - August 2, 2005, Syracuse, New York FREE NASCAR POSTERS Collect them all. Today: Mark Martin Sports. Page D-6 WACKY FURNITURE GUY Meet Ken Ellis, goof-boll. The Daily Dose. E-8 bst THE NEW HEALTH AND FITNESS PAGE Great tips every Tuesday. CNY, Page 6-1 SUDOKU Today's puzzle. Page E-7 AHloltd whk Srrame.cMi TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2005 FINAL EDITION O200b SYRACUSE. N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING RISKY The atmosphere over Central New York will remain unstable for the next couple of days, which means a thunder- storm could develop during the afternoon and evening. Otherwise, it will be hot and humid. Complete forecast. D-8 Sex Offender Roamed Hospital, Police Say HIGH: 89 LOW: 66 Spacewalk will remove cloth from shuttle's belly In a spacewalking first, an as- tronaut will be placed beneath the shuttle Discovery on Wednesday a place no one has ever ventured in orbit to remove two 1-inch dangling strips of cloth that could cause the spacecraft to overheat during re-entry. STORY AND MISSION LOG, PAGE A-3 Bush defies Senate, installs Bolton at U.N. John R. Bolton, the blunt- spoken diplomat accused by Democrats of undiplomatic be- havior, was sworn in as U.S. am- bassador to the United Nations after President Bush executed an end run around the Senate con- firmation process. STORY, PAGE A-5 Sudan grieves for vice president Uncertainty and grief gripped Sudan on Monday: mobs anger- ed by the death of Vice President John Garang rioted in the capital and officials scrambled to ensure that the peace pact he recently sealed doesn't Also: Sudanese in Central New York fear the death will plunge nation into more Saudi king dies; oil price hits record King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, a playboy-turned-statesman who led his desert kingdom into a controversial military alliance with the United States that pro- duced a violent backlash by Is- lamic fundamentalists, died after a long Also: The death of King Fahd pushed the price of oil to a re- cord level: a Boldwinsville man with previous arrests is accused of fondling a patient. By Sue Weibezahl Staff Writer A registered sex offender fon- dled a patient at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, telling police he went there specifically to try to glimpse women in their hospital gowns, city police said. Joseph Cerio, 41, of 7411 Hayes Road, Baldwinsville, was charged Sunday with burglary and persistent sexual abuse, both felonies, said Sgt. Tom Connel- lan, speaking for Syracuse po- lice. It's at least the third reported sex crime committed at a Syra- cuse hospital this year. The inci- dents are not related, Connellan said. Connellan said Cerio, who was at the hospital Saturday morning, has been arrested nine times in the past on sexual abuse and public lewdness charges. He was caught coming out of city court Sunday morning after being arraigned on an unrelated petit larceny charge. "We regret that this hap- said Margaret Martin, vice president of communica- tions at St. Joseph's. "It was a senseless act, and we feel so badly for this patient." Martin said the incident prompted St. Joseph's to tighten security. "We have security 24 hours a day, seven days a week and have for a long she said. All staff wears identification tags and the hospital has 41 security cameras continually monitoring areas. Now, all visitors will have to go through security desks either at the front entrance or the emer- gency room, show identification and sign in and out. The side door on Prospect Street will be accessible only to staff with ac- cess cards, Martin said. Cerio told investigators ini- tially he went into the hospital to use the bathroom and get a drink of water about 7 a.m. Saturday. HOSPITAL, PAGE A-4 Cerio's post cases Joseph Cerio has been arrested at least 30 times, including nine cases in which he was charged with sexual abuse, public lewdness or related charges, according to Syracuse police Sgt. Tom Connellan. Cerio was convicted of at least three sex crimes, Connellan said, adding he did not know the specific dates or charges. According to The Post- Standard's archives, Cerio pleaded guilty in 1987 to first-degree sexual abuse in connection with an incident that occurred July 5, 1986 in Van Buren. He was sentenced to 2 to 4 years in state prison. State Corrections Department records show he served a maximum sentence and was released in 1991. Corrections Readers" Page Address of Amir L. Six Fayetteville shops in Rec- ipe Stan Finkel employed by North Syracuse School Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS Baseball's steroid ban catches star slugger The Associated Press New Rafael Palmei- ro poked his finger in the air for emphasis and raised his voice with all the indignation of a man falsely accused. "I have never used steroids. he told a congressional panel in March. Monday, nearly five months later, the Baltimore Orioles slug- ger became baseball's highest- profile player to be suspended 10 days for using steroids. He didn't deny testing posi- tive for the drugs, but he insisted it was an accident. "When I testified in front of Congress, I know that I was tes- tifying under oath and I told the he said during a tele- phone conference call Monday. "Today 1 am telling the truth again that I did not do this inten- tionally or knowingly." On July 15, Palmeiro joined Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Eddie Murray as the only players with hits and 500 homers. Baseball would not say when the positive test occurred. Without giving specifics, he left the impression that the banned substance was contained in a supplement that was not pre- scribed. He said it was an "em- barrassing situation" and still did not know what caused the positive test. SHE'LL SWIM LAKE ONTARIO, STARTING FROM OSWEGO Jennifer Meyers Contributing photographer VICKI KEITH (center) greets her mother, Carol Keith, and father, Brian Keith, as the couple arrive in Oswego on a sailboat Monday. Vicki Keith will attempt to swim 52 miles to Kingston, Ontario, Canada, beginning today. Big splash marks end of woman's career Commentary: Liar or idiot? Sports, Page D-1 By Delen Goldberg Staff writer Vicki Keith was 17 when she saw a listing in the Guinness Book of World Records that she knew she could beat. Seven years later, in August 1985, Keith swam the butterfly stroke 12 miles across Lake Ontario to claim that record. In the years that followed, the Canadian marathon swimmer grabbed 17 more world records, 14 of which she still holds. Today, 20 years after her first record swim, Keith will return to the waters of Lake Ontario this time to end her swimming career. Keith. 44, will try to cross Lake Ontario, from Oswego to Kingston, Ontario, to set her last world record and, more importantly, to raise money and awareness for people with disabilities. The trip will be Keith's last try for a marathon swimming record. She came SWIMMER, PAGE A-4 In Manlius, neighbors rally to keep pristine woods wild Index Business. Classified.. Comics...... CNY.......... Crossword Editorials. Entertainment. E-3 Kid's Page ....MO letters......_ A-9 .C-1 .F-9 _H ..E-6 ..E-1 E-6 A-8 .B-l 1-2 ...E-4 ..A-6 Local news. lottery Movies.. New York... Obituaries........B-4 Sports............-D-1 Stocks______C-3 Sudoku puzzle E-7 Television E-5 Weather..___D-8 THE POST-STANDARD Natural attractions Five miles of hiking trails, many for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, bird watching and exploring. Three kilns that might have made limestone seal for the bottom of the Erie Canal. Three waterfalls on two unnamed tributaries that tumble at least 60 feet toward Limestone Creek. Fractured limestone bedrock punctuating thin topsoil, often covered by some of the more than 65 species of mosses found there. Many rare plant species grow here, including the hart's-tongue fem, which the state i Department of Environmental Conservation has designated as "threatened." Manlius Greenspace Coalition Developer, who owns land, wants housing. Local officials must decide what's next. By Mike Fish Staff writer Lindsay Speer is walking along a 6-foot-wide trail when she stops to admire a forest of towering cherry, maple and hackberry trees. "I know a lot of these trees are at least 100 years says Speer. president of the Manlius Greenspace Coalition, a group of at least 200 people who want to preserve the forest, its three wa- terfalls and miles of walking trails for the next 100 years and beyond. The 170 acres of vacant land. which the coalition has nick- named Three Falls Woods, is owned by developer Bill Camp- erlino, who plans to build homes there. Camperlino said he has purchased different parcels over the past 15 years. Local residents have used the land for years for hiking, cross-country skiing and dog walking. Camperlino has named his proposed subdivision Ridge Run. and home prices would range from about S250.000 to more than SI. million, depending on lot size and location. Camperlino said he expects to do "at least as nice a job" at Ridge Run as at his upscale Wa- terford Wood Way subdivision in the town of DcWitt. "The lOYttY, PAW M be'-e Gibe' S'a" THE MANUUS Greenspace Coalition is seeking to preserve 170 acres of land in its natural state. The land includes forests, rock walls, including the one shown above., and three waterfalls. J ;