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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - August 27, 2005, Syracuse, New York r The Post-Standard Affiliated with Syracuse SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2005 .com FINAL EDITION O 2'JCS 're SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING STICKY Humidity lev- els will increase with the tempera- tures today, and _ watch out for showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m. as a storm system moves into the urea. The sys- tem's going to stick around for Sunday, too. Complete forecast, D-8 Katrina Aims to Strike Again HIGH: 82 LOW: 66 Iraq constitution may go without Sunni approval Iraq's Shiite and Kurdish leaders decided Friday to send an amended constitution to par- liament this weekend, even though Sunni Arab negotiators said they rejected the latest doc- ument. STORY, PAH A-4 Two children among five hurt in collision A three-car crash Friday on State Fair Boulevard in Van Buren sent five people in- cluding two children to local hospitals. LOCAUPAGEM Panel: Niagara Falls base should not be closed A base-closure panel voted Friday to keep Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station open and most of its personnel in place, while sending eight Stratotanker air- craft elsewhere. STORY, PAGEA-7 Merck soys it may settle some Vioxx lawsuits The maker of the painkiller Vioxx Friday reversed itself and said the company will consider settling a limited number of law- suits over its withdrawn painkil- ler. STORY, PAGE C-l Study: Teen boys drive better with girl in car A teenage boy driving with another teenage boy is more likely to speed and tailgate than when he drives alone. But put a teenage girl in the car and he'll slow down, a federal study re- leased Friday says. STORY, PAGE A-3 Adirondack hikers must use bear-proof containers In an effort to keep black bears from harassing campers, the state this week started requir- ing ovemighters to carry bear- proof food canisters in the most popular Adirondack backcoun- try- STORY, PAGE A-6 FCC extends deadline for cutting Internet phones A deadline to turn off thou- sands of customers' Internet phone service next week has been extended to Sept. 28 as companies attempt to get confir- mations from customers that they understand they may en- counter problems dialing 911. STORY, PAGE C-l Corrections 500 Italian fest listing in Autumn- time Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call470-NEWS Hurricane may to i Qotejory 4, moke rOMKMdw landfall by Monday. The Associated Press Miami, Fla. Utility crews scrambled to restore power to more than 1 million customers Friday as Hurricane Katrina, blamed for seven deaths and miles of flooded streets in South Florida, threatened the state with an encore visit. Katrina was churning in the Gulf of Mexico and on a path to make landfall in the Florida Pan- handle as early as Monday, pos- sibly as a Category 4 storm. "I'm so sick of said Pat Jackson, an interior decorator in Homestead. Her apartment building was flooded with sever- al inches of water during Katri- na's first pass across the state. "It seems like every other week or month another one she said. Florida has been hit by six hurricanes since last August, and the Panhandle was slammed by Hurricane Ivan last year, and then again by Hurricane Dennis this year, both Category 3 storms. On Friday, Gov. Jeb Bush was urging residents in many of the same Panhandle areas to monitor the storm and make necessary preparations. If Katrina hit at Category 4 strength, as forecast- ers say it could, it would mean sustained winds topping 130 mph. Bush said he had asked for federal disaster assistance for Miami-Dade and Broward coun- ties, where some residents said they were caught off guard by the gathering storm. "Maybe we can get rid of the phrase minimal state meteorologist Ben Nelson said Friday. "There is no such thing as a minimal hurricane." WINDS, PAGE A-10 The Associated Press FLORIDIANS AND VISITORS escape to Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West, Fla., to ride out Hurricane Katrina on Friday. li-Hua Lan Staff photographer SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY freshmen (from left) Shawn Jordan, Larry Kim, Joon Choi and Jarnar Phillips chat at Hanover Square while other freshmen wait for buses to take them to other areas of the city Friday night. Cantor welcomes A Bridge to Downtown U Syracuse University freshmen take in the city By Lindsay Byrnes Contributing writer. As part of the new-student, orientation, and to get students acquainted with the city they will live in for the next four years, Syracuse University bused about freshmen to several places in downtown Syracuse Friday for "Explor- ing the Soul of Downtown Syracuse." Students swarmed off the 35 buses, then experimented with science exhibits at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology, watched the band Merit from a balcony in the gallery at The Redhouse and' toured the Ev- erson Museum of Art. At p.m., Chancellor Nancy Cantor flipped the switch on a lighting display at the former Dunk Bright warehouse, which the school is renovating for academic and community use. Several bunches of balloons were released into the sky and Li-Hua Staff photographer KEN BOBIS Janice Hammerle and Adam Felleman watch as. a West Fayette Street warehouse that will house Syracuse University's School of Architecture is illuminated while balloons drift from the building. hundreds of fluorescent lights lit up the building that will soon house the university's School of Architecture. The lights resemble what building architects will create. "I am so Cantor said about the event. "This is the beginning of an incredible connection between a fabu- lous city" and an incredible university." "There's really a down- town area with really cool said Brian Greene 19. of West Palm Beach, Fla. He said he thought Syracuse's downtown was just factories and businesses. "This makes me want to come down here more often." More than 400 volunteers, resident advisers and universi- ty staff also peppered the area answering directing students and organizing stu- dent groups. Charles Merrihew, SU's as- sociate vice president for prin- cipal gifts and chancellor's initiatives, said, this is the first time the university has brought students downtown for them to get acquainted with the city. "It's to connect the stu- dents to the community from day Merrihew said. "And to give them a better understanding that this is their home." Each student was stamped with either a blue or red star on their hand to signify what group they were traveling with. Students also received along the way an information FRESHMEN, PAGE A4 su, Beijing university linkup Syracuse, Tsinghau Diversities to formalize tudy program today. Nancy Buczek taff writer Syracuse University officials lave stressed reaching out to the ocal community for the past year, but they have also been working during that time to ex- pand into the global community with a new study abroad pro- gram in China. Officials from one of China's top universities, Tsinghua Uni- versity in Bei- jing, will be at SU today to formalize an agreement that will allow SU students to spend a semester taking classes at the Chinese university and live in its residence halls. The program is expected to begin in January and accommodate about 24 students. "China is, of course, one of the most important parts of the world right now in terms of an extraordinarily fast moving and changing landscape economi- cally, politically, culturally. It's such a rich tradition and it's also evolving said SU Chancellor Nancy Cantor. SU's Division of International Programs Abroad has five other SCHOOLS, PAGE A-10 Inside: More about the pro- gram and classes Tong Index Auto........ Business. H .C-l .M MO Comic Crossword E-10 Edrtoriok A-6 Utters _________ A-7 Local news... Movies____ New Obituaries Sports ___ Stocks.... Sudoku.. Television INSIDE Humor columnist Jeff Kramer can't tolerate the quilts Our Scoredevii and Daredevil explore the joys of fried food Map, daiy schedule, concert review THE POST-STANDARD 6404ll11346 Pages Wort to bow more? Check oit Staff writers Pam Green and Marnie Eisenstadt are writing a btog as they wander the fair looking for cool stuff. Read it on the Internet at irs so ISAAC Designer Mhrohi takes on home fashions. MARTHA UPDATE She returns to TV with two shows. CNY. PAGE E-4 UP IN LIGHTS Syracuse University's Tmes Square bAoard. Sports, Page D-1 Marcellus investor's woes fodder for tabloids By Jerry Rosen Staff writer A Manhattan investor who is trying to rebuild Marcellus has become a New York City tabloid story due to a messy breakup that ended in weapons charges and his going to court to get back a engagement ring. The troubles grew out of a dissolving relationship between Vito William Lucchetti Jr.. 40, and Emily DiGaetano, 20. J according to an article Thursday j in the New York Daily News. I Their daughter, Virginia, was j born in October 2003. j In court documents filed in i Lucchetti's lawsuit to get back a 3.02-carat diamond ring he had given DiGaetano in July 2003, I she said she discovered three handguns, ammunition and brass i knuckles in May in the Manhat- tan apartment they shared. i according to the Daily News. Lucchetti was charged May 16 with third-degree criminal pos- session of a weapon, second-de- RMG, PAGE A-10 f- J ;