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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - August 7, 2005, Syracuse, New York rm SUNDAY The Post-Standard O 2'JC'S r'us'.-yj-iojro Affiliated with SUNDAY. AUGUST 7. 2005 FINAL EDITION SYRACUSE. N.Y. MORNING HEADING UP Humidity readings will be climbing again today, but they won't reach the heights that they did last week. Sunshine will share the sky with a few more clouds today and Monday. How the Game Politics and big-league Dealing come to vCooperstown Complete forecast, D-14 SAVE 1 WITH COUPONS Is Played IN TODAY'S NEWSPAPER Crew Out Alive File photo Frank Ordonez, 2005 NEW SU football coach Greg Robinson looks forward to his first season. AND AWAY WE GO New Syracuse University football coach Greg Robinson can't wait to get started; his team reports Tuesday for preseason camp. SPORTS, PAGE D-1 HOUNDING HALLIBURTON Bunnatine Greenhouse, the person responsible for awarding contracts in Iraq, might be fired for asking why Halliburton has been given more than half of them. STORY. PAGE A-10 THE ADIRONDACK, NATURALLY The Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks will showcase region's natural history, beauty. STORY, PAGE A-12 Also: Whiteface resort blends old style and new Take a travel adventure to Lake MAKE YOUR TOWN FAMOUS Contest will highlight important historical locations. PARADE, INSIDE RELIEF FOR THE CHEATED If you've been cheated by a lawyer, you might be eligible for money from a state fund. STORY, PAGE B-3 Little habits can consume your days. Check out what a life coach calls "soft addictions." CNY, PAGE H-1 Corrections Day that elephant fell into Ticket for Courtney To discuss a correction regarding a news story, call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240. Delivery or subscription questions! Call 470-NEWS Newspaper phone Index Stephen D. Cannereili Staff photographer TWO YOUNG baseball fans staking out a high-powered party during the Hall of Fame induction in Cooperstown last weekend struck out getting ex-players' autographs, but they did get Gov. George Pataki (photo above) to sign two baseballs (photo at Pataki and state Sen. Jim Seward were going into a party for Republican donors at the home of railroad executive Walter Rich July 30. Stephen D. Cannereili Staff photographer British device frees Russian submarine trapped by undersea cables. By Vladimir Isachenkov. The Associated Press Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia Seven submarine crew members trapped for nearly three days deep in the Pacific Ocean were rescued today after a British remote-controlled vehicle cut away the undersea cables that had snarled the vessel. The seven crew members, whose oxygen supplies had been dwindling amid underwater tem- peratures in the mid-40s, ap- peared to be in satisfactory con- dition, naval spokesman Capt. Igor Dygalo said. The seven were being examined by ship medics, he said. The sub surfaced some three days after becoming stranded in 600 feet of water off the Pacific Coast on Thursday. ''The rescue operation has Rear Adm. Vladimir Pepelyayev, deputy head of the navy's general staff, said in tele- ised comments. Russian authorities had hoped that the British unmanned sub- mersible could help free the sub nd avoid losing a sub crew as they did with the Kursk nuclear ubmarine, which sank almost exactly five years ago, killing all 118 aboard. In sharp contrast to the August RUSSIA, PAGE A-l 7 Behind the scenes at Hall of Fame weekend: 4 Government, business and baseball mingle. And as Rollie Fin- gers will tell you, if you want some- thing, you have to buy a ticket. By Michelle Breidenbach Staff writer A single rock pokes out of Otsego Lake at the point where its glimmer- ing waters form the mouth of the Susquehanna River. It was there, the novelist James Fenimore Cooper wrote, that Indians made their treaties and buried their hatchets. Treaties and hatchets and dugout canoes are no more. Last weekend, chauffeurs mo- tored by Council Rock, carting New York's political elite into the fenced-in compound called Edgewater, the 18-room brick man- sion built by Cooper's brother. Gov. George Pataki was there with three U.S. congressmen, several state legislators, the heads of the state's energy and environ- mental agencies, lawyers, lobbyists, candi- dates, a retired CIA spy captain and some of the greatest players to ever set foot on a base ball field. For the past two decades, Walter and Ka- rine Rich have invited New York's power brokers to talk politics and baseball at the mansion owned by Walter Rich's railroad company, the Delaware Otsego Corp. It is in this summer playground 60 miles from the Albany press corps that relation- ships are sealed and ideas sparked. The mood is star-struck, open bar and barefoot. The magnet to Cooperstown is the annual Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. It's a weekend when grown men are reduced to autograph-chasing boys at the feet of their childhood heroes. President George W. Bush, who came to Edgewater in 1999, said of a Hall of Fame event at the White House that it's like having your whole baseball card collection spread out in real Me. From the fans who pursue autographs to the businessmen filing into'the private man- sion parties, the weekend is all about the price of access. All over Cooperstown, it seems, everything is for sale. The Cooperstown crowds, as well as state taxpayers, have little idea of what goes on beyond the hedgerows and security. One boy walked by Edgewater Saturday night and asked his friend, "Is that where Wade Boggs Attorney General Eliot Spitzer unleashed his investigators on Rich's party guests last year when it became apparent that a contract to develop housing along the Erie Canal had WAITER, PAGE A-18 ;NY lights Anniversaries., Auto_______ Business Classified CNY_______ Editorials Local ______ Nation---------