Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - August 11, 2005, Syracuse, New York
HAVE A SECRET? Should you share it? CNY. PAGE E-1 SAFE FOOD Steps to prevent food 1ST DAY BACK SI) football players practke SPORTS. PAGE D-1 MORE THAN 337 THINGS TO DO WEEKEND AffiatdwHfcSyrKKt.CMi THURSDAY, AUGUST 11. 2005 PINAL EDITION 0 20W> The Poit-SUindjtd SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING NO SWEAT We should breeze through today's picture-perfect day. While the sun shines brightly, the air won't be as sticky; temperatures slowly sink into the lower 80s today and through the week- end. Complete forecast, D-10 HIGH: 83 LOW: 61 Jail Hits Record Number Justice Center, built to avoid overcrowding, holds some inmates elsewhere Hot 107.9 radio station linked to payola scheme Syracuse's WWHT-FM is among stations accused of taking free trips or other gifts to guaran- tee airtime for SONY BMG. CNY, PAGE M After nine bank robberies, Syracuse man arrested Donnie Kenneda, 38, got caught Wednesday in Alabama, say police who accuse him of robbing banks in Ohio, Ken- tucky, Tennessee and Alabama. They say it started at Syracuse Bank of America last month. LOCAL, PAGE B-3 Analyst: Oil prices jump, but consumers don't People aren't "crying an analyst says, so ex- pect pump prices to keep rising. BUSINESS, PAGE C-l Census: Onondogo County most diverse in CNY More than 17 percent of peo- ple in Onondaga County are ei- ther Hispanic or of a minority race, the Census Bureau says. LOCAL, PAGE B-l Family rejected magazine but was still charged The Hueber family, of Syra- cuse, isn't happy that Best Buy charged their credit cards for magazines they turned down. BUSINESS, PAGE C-l Winery near Rochester makes state's 'best' wine The 2004 Fiori delle Stelle, a vidal-grape wine from the Casa Larga Vineyards in the Finger Lakes region, won the Gover- nor's Cup silver chalice. NEW YORK, PAGE A-l 2 Corrections Le Moyne minority Map for proposed cargo Guilty plea by John M. Sudoku puzzle, Singer-songwriter Libba Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS Index By John O'Brien Staff writer Onondaga County's jail never had as many people behind bars as it did this week. The Justice Center jail set an inmate population record with 722 Monday, top- ping the previous high of 705, set in 1998, Chief Custody Deputy Anthony Callisto said. By Tuesday, the number was down to 715; by Wednesday, it was 695. The numbers included inmates at two units at the county's penitentiary in Jamesville, which has been housing the Justice Center's spillover for the past three years to ease overcrowding. "It's very said Deputy Christo- pher Pierce, who has been working at the jail for 10 years. "Worst ever. Everybody is kind of packed to the rafters here." The million Justice Center was built to solve the chronic crowding prob- lems at the old Public Safety Building jail. It opened in April 1995. The population spike isn't the result of more arrests, Callisto said. The number of bookings has dropped from in 2002 to in 2004. But inmates are staying behind bars longer because more are charged with more serious crimes, Callisto said. The average stay has increased from 16.7 days per inmate in 2002 to 17.3 days EXTRA, PAGE A-4 NEARLY 10TH MOUNTAIN DIVISION SOLDIERS PREPARE TO DEPLOY TO IRAQ PFC. IVAN CUELLAR, 21, of Dallas, Texas, (left) and Pfc. Alex Brown, 18, of Oakland, Calif., clean and assemble M240 au- tomatic machine guns in B Company's "arms room." They and fellow members of the 1st Brigade's 2nd Platooon, B Jim Commentucci Staff photographer Company, 1st Battalion-87 Infantry prepared for deploy- ment to Iraq Wednesday at Fort Drum. The troops will de- ploy over the next couple of days for an expected one-year stint in Iraq. Fort Drum troops ready for battle By Hart Seely Staff writer The bags were packed, the weapons checked, and the loved ones well there would be a few last embraces. 'Tve been looking at them and hugging them every U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Santos Rodriguez said of his young sons, Angel, Yesan- ti and Samiet. "Every night before bed, I read them a bed- time story. It's all about get- ting ready to go, and getting them ready, too.'.' Rodriguez, 29, is ready. He is one of nearly troops from the Army's IOth Moun- tain Division, based at Fort Drum, who will leave in the next few days for an expected year-long stint in Iraq. Last week, the Division's 1st Brigade began sending supplies and equipment to the Middle East. Wednesday, mil- itary transport planes full of soldiers were rising from the base near Watertown. The planes would touch down in Germany, then fly to Kuwait. Days later, the newly expanded and retooled 1st Bri- gade will take up various loca- tions inside Iraq, facing a wide range of challenges in what SOLDIERS, PAGE A-3 Jim Commentucci Staff photographer SPC. CHRIS WEBB, 22, of Newport, Ky., (right) helps Pfc. Nicholas Silva, 19, of Centennial, Colo., test his protective mask in preparation for deployment. Iran breaks seals, starts processing uranium Europe and United States search for way to stop country's nuclear program. By All Akbar Dareini The Associated Press Isfahan, Iran A defiant Iran resumed full operations at its uranium conversion plant Wednesday, as Europe and the United States struggled to find a way to stop the Islamic republic from pushing ahead with a nu- clear program they fear will lead to weapons of mass destruction. With United Nations inspec- tors watching, Iranian officials removed U.N. seals that had been placed voluntarily on equipment at the facility eight months ago when Tehran agreed to freeze most of its nuclear pro- gram. Technicians then immediately resumed work on the process that turns raw uranium into gas for enrichment. The breaking of the seals at the facility in the mountains out- side the southern city of Isfahan was the latest move of Iranian brinkmanship over its nuclear ambitions. The hard-line govern- ment's determination to move ahead left Europe and the United States scrambling over what to do next. Iran has rejected European proposals to limit its program in return for economic incentives and shrugged off threats of U.N. sanctions. Any attempt to im- pose sanctions could face a veto in the U.N. Security Council from Russia and China, which have close ties with Iran. Europe and the United States were left appealing to Iran to re- consider the proposals and wait- ing for Tehran to make its own offer in negotiations, while dip- lomats at the U.N. nuclear watchdog the Internationa] IRAN, PAGE A-6 A ban on cursing in English soccer? No bloody way Business lottery A-2 Bridge Movies... ____ WU Oossified New York .....A-l 2 Comics Obituaries ___ B-4 CNY _D-1 Crossword E-7 Stocks ____ C-3 Editorials Sudoku ____ E-7 letters 5 Television ____ E-5 local news Wealher D-10 POST-STANDARD Sport criticized as a bad role model. Even Tony Blair jumps in: Time to dean it up. The Associated Press Cursing is so prevalent in English soccer that j one British educator called for games to be banned from televi- I sion during the daytime last sea- son. Following one contentious ex- j change between a referee and j Wayne Rooney. the Manchester United star was sent to anger j management classes after he used 10 obscenities in 60 sec- onds. English officials, with a major soccer season starting Saturday, are moving to clean up the image of a game littered with bad conduct and occasional on- field violence. "Any player who provokes a direct confrontation with a match official and uses offen- sive, insulting or abusive lan- guage will be said Keith Hackett, who heads the group that oversees England's top game officials. "This is about asking players to look at themselves." Criticized for being lax with players, the Premier League, the English Football Association and bodies representing players, managers and referees have is- sued a new set of behavior guidelines. The players' union has even printed posters urging its mem- bers to straighten up. Under a photograph of a player and refer- ee arguing but smiling a caption reads: "Respect the Game. Respect the Ref." Earlier this year. Martin Ward, deputy general secretary of the Secondary Heads Association, called the behavior of many English soccer players "very- childish." "Such incidents should not be shown until after the 9 p.m. wa- I tershed, and preferably not at Ward said during a speech made a few weeks after Roo- ney's outburst. "It's making it more difficult to help our young children grow up." Prime Minister Tony Blair's government has welcomed the call for civility. "Every young footballer can remember watching their hero play and wanting to emulate them on the park or the school playground." Sports Minister Richard Caborn said. "I'd now like to see the chairmen of all football clubs back the football authorities in their desire to clean up the same." ,1 Steven Associated ENGLAND'S WAYNE RODNEY is given a yellow card from a referee in a 2004 match. Roo- neys team has sent him to anger management classes.