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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - December 8, 2005, Syracuse, New York BILLY JOEL TICKETS How to get them CNY, PAGE E-1 MEET KONG The story behind the vie SECRETS OF BUYING PERFUME WEEKEND With the Irish Tenors at the Landmark INSIDE Affiliated with THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8. 2005 FINAL EDITION O !OOS The Post-Slandad GOOD MORNING A BIT DRY Dry air will cross Central New York today in ad- vance of another blast of snow. The snow will start falling to- night and continue through Friday morning. Plan on an- other break from the snow on Saturday. Complete forecast D-8 HIGH: 29 LOW: 22 Air marshal kills man claiming to have bomb An agitated passenger who claimed to have a bomb was killed by a federal air marshal Wednesday after he bolted fran- tically from a jetliner, officials said. No bomb was found. STOUT, PAGE A-16 Judge: Debo beneficiary of victim's life insurance Theresa Debo, on trial for charges of killing her boyfriend in Scriba last year, was to benefit from more than in life insurance and other benefits, a judge said Wednesday. tOCAl, PAGE 1-5 Morrisville area residents protest change at bank About 100 Murrisville area residents rallied against Key- Bank's recent firing of two em- ployees by each depositing two pennies taped to protest cards. tuat, PAGE B-2 Old Newsboys fan out to aid Christmas Bureau About 400 volunteers from civic groups, businesses, govern- ment offices and charities hit the streets of Central New York Fri- day and Saturday to sell special editions of The Post-Standard for contributions to the Old Newsboys campaign that sup- ports the Christmas Bureau. The newspapers and all the administration and labor for the campaign are donated, so every gift goes directly to buy toys and books for children of low-in- come families. NASCAR deal with four networks NASCAR reached an eight- year television deal Wednesday that splits its schedule among Fox, TNT and. the Speed Channel starting in 2007. SPOUTS, PAGE D-2 Online news updates The Post-Standard's reporters update the news of Central New York from morning until night seven days a week. Get the latest news when you want it at: Corrections Shooting Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to discuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS Index Business. Classified Comics..... CNY.......... .....C-l Local new.......B-l .....F-8 Lottery..............A-2 F-l Movies............Wkd New York......A-18 f-1 Obituaries........1-4 Sports...............D-l Dick Case.........B-1 Stocks...............C-3 Editorials.......A-20 Sudoku..............f-7 Letters____A-21 Television..........1-5 THE POST-STANDARD "It was one of the high points of my Eft. Tliere was going to be a secret Beatles reunion concert, with everyone except Paul in the tlieater at the Everson. One of my jobs was to get equipment ready, and have it ready, David Ross, a then-assistant to James Harithas, Everson director in 1971 YOKO ONO AND JOHN Everson Museum in October 1971. Trie exhibit prompted a Post-Standard editorial and a scathing response from Lennon and Ono. Imagine John Lennon in Central New York (on his birthday, no less) A secret reunion of The Beatles (in Syracuse, no less) SEAN KIRST LENNON'S BIRTHDAY, 1971: In the early burs of Oct. 10, rock musicians, at POST-STANDARD C01UMNIST David Ross first met Yoko Ono in Syracuse. He considers her a friend. But he will not bother her today on the 25th anniversary of the mur- der of John Lennon. While Ono is moved by how the world mourns for her husband, Ross said the remem- brance on Dec. 8 brings her only pain. She would much prefer, he said, to focus on Ihe joyous mo- ments in his life. That would cer- tainly include Len- non's 31st birthday in Syracuse on Oct. 9, a day mat some hoped might even climax with a musical reunion of The Beatles, and a dale that four years later would become the birthday of the couple's only child, Sean. In 1971, the Len- nons were in town for the opening of "This is Not Ono's first major ex- hibit, at the Everson Museum of Art. Dur- ing its three-week run, the show drew thousands of visitors lo the Everson, along with such celebri- ties as Bob Dylan, Dennis Hopper and Andy Warhol. On that first night, Ross as a young assistant to Jim Harilhas, then-director of the museum spent hours scrambling to assemble the equip- ment for what was supposed to be a IHE DOCKS, PAGE A-6 and lots of friends gathered at the Hotel Syracuse far o 44-minute jom session that one can find only on Internet sites. WHO WAS MIGHT HAVE Allen Ginsberg Ringo Starr Yako Ono PhilSpector Phil Dels Ericdapton (to name a few) Who else showed up in Syracuse that day in 71: PAGE A-6 Courtesy Mark Mahal, who was 14 years old in 1971 JOHN LENNON (top photo, on right) leaves the Ho- tel Syracuse with who is believed to be Oren Lyons they're headed to the Onondaga Nation to support its efforts to keep Interstate 81 off Nation land. Ringo Starr (bottom former Beatles drummer, and his wife, Maureen Starkey, in front of the Chimes Building in Syracuse. AN EDITORIAL in The Post- Standard Sept. (right) provoked a letter to the editor from John Lennon and Yoko Ono, published Oct. 7, 1971. Read the full text: PAGE A-6 SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS Girl, 15, accused of robbery with sawed-off rifle A 15-year-old boy is accused of robbery in a second incident in city. By Delen Goldberg Staff writer Syracuse police arrested sus- pects in two separate robberies Wednesday within minutes of the crimes. The alleged robbers: two 15-year-olds. "Thai's Syracuse police Sgt. Tom Connelhm said. "Unfortunately, in today's day and age, our suspects arc getting younger and younger." Police said a 15-year-old girl, armed with a loaded, sawed-off .22-caiiber rifle, robbed a clerk at Adam's Market, 917 South Avc., about p.m. "She pointed the gun at the clerk and demanded Con- ncllan said. The girl fled the store and headed toward Cortland Avenue, he said. But state troopers .work- ing with Operation IMPACT had staged a traffic stop at the intersection of South and Cort- land avenues. The troopers saw the clerk chasing the girl, Connellan said, and tried to stop her. Troopers Kevin Hargrave and Katie Fisch- er caught her moments later. Connellan said the troopers re- covered both the gun and the stolen cash. The girl was charged with three felonies: first-degree rob- bery, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and first- degree criminal use of a firearm. About an hour later, a second robbery occurred in the city, this time in the parking lot of Carou- sel Center mall. Police said a 15-year-old boy robbed a 23-year-old Auburn woman as she left the mall after Christmas shopping. The boy threatened the woman with a handgun later determined to be a pellet gun and demanded her cash and cell phone. The holdup took place in a parking rOUClPAOEA-17 Soldier remembered as 'a real knight9 Loved ones pay tribute to Jordan native Steven C. Reynolds, who died in Iraq. By Diana LaMaltina Staff writer In the center of the altar at Jordan United Methodist Church Wednesday night, a helmet and dog tags were surrounded by pictures of Steven C. Reynolds in desert camouflage. Reynolds' service in Iraq was his most recent accomplishment, one that those who knew him said showed his willingness to help others. "He knew what he wanted to do his whole life and that's something you could never take away from said Michael Barrigar, Reynolds' friend since junior high school. Reynolds was killed Thanks- giving Day in a suburb of Bagh- dad, Iraq, where he was serving with the 170th Military Police Company out of .Fort Lewis, Wash. He was a Jordan native and a 1992 graduate of Jordan- Elhridge High School. He had recently moved to North Caroli- na, but still visited Central New York. Teachers, friends and church mem- bers came to the memorial service Wednesday to Reynolds sharc ,hcjr memories of Reynolds and to thank him for his sacrifice. 'We owe him a debt of grati- tude, one that you and I could never hope to said Noel Hotchkiss, retired high school principal. "The next depth of gratitude goes to his parents." Reynolds' parents, Norman and Shirley Reynolds, had trav- eled from North Carolina to at- tend the service, but did not speak. Throughout the night, those who knew Reynolds as a child and those who served in the Army with him agreed he was a talkative person. "The guy loved to said Capt. Neftali Velez of the REYNOLDS, PAGE A-9 Detroit firm files lien against Destiny, alleging nonpayment Consulting firm soys it is owed for work done this year. By Rick Moriarty Staff writer A Detroit consulting firm says Destiny USA owes it for work it did earlier this year on the proposed retail, hotel and entertainment project in Syra- cuse. PMA Consultants LLC filed a lien Friday with the Onondaga County Clerk's office, alleging that Destiny USA Management Co. failed to pay it for work on Destiny from May 26 to July 15, when PMA stopped work on the project. In its claim, PMA said its ser- vices involved project manage- ment, planning, procurement and project engineering services in connection with Destiny, which is planned as an addition to the Carousel Center shopping mall south of Onondaga Lake. PMA said the work included design and construction of the complex, including associated structures and utilities lo be buill onto Carousel and wrapping around the mall itself. Among the features was a facility that would serve, as a "Destiny pilot" in the former Ames De- partment Store space at the mall, the company said. Destiny officials did not re- turn phone calls Wednesday seeking comment. PMA was one of about 25 consulting companies employing about 150 people over the sum- mer at Destiny's million high-tech center the Destiny USA Center for .Collaboration vjl U ;