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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - February 1, 2005, Syracuse, New York The Post-Standard Affiliated with TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2005 FINAl EDITION O 2005 The "ost-Slandard SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING VERY BRIGHT An extensive high- pressure system will keep skies clear over Central New York at least through the middle of the week. Tempera- tures will rise to normal levels 101 LUUL. uj _> OAiu joai nj where they usually are, too, Complete forecast D-8 HIGH: 33 LOW: 14 Corrections Performance time of "Cul- ture Clash in Story about Rosamond Gif- ford Zoo at Burnet Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS SBC Communications Inc. announces purchase Tiie purcnase ol Corp. by SBC Communications Inc. lor Si6 billion ends a bmer ri- valry and helps SBC become a national player in the commu- nications industry. STORY, PAGE C-l Professor (eaves choir after 1 essay outcry University of Colorado pro- fessor Ward Churchill, who pro- voked a furor when he compared victims of the World Trade Cen- ter terrorist attacks to Nazis, re- signed as a department chairman on Monday but will retain his teaching job, the university said. Churchill's essay drew public outrage when he was invited to speak at Hamilton College. NEW YORK, PAGE Serial killer's execution delayed for menioi test The state of Connecticut postponed plans Monday, to exe- cute serial killer Michael Ross after he agreed to have his com- petency examined, delaying for at least a month what would be New England's first execution ic 45 years Ross has confessed to eight murders in Connecticut and New York in the early 1980s, includ- mg one at Cornell. STORY, PACE A-5 Scratch plans to expand lottery games, foes say Qov George Pataki is seek- ing an expansion of the lottery Quick Draw game, and wants eight new video lottery terminal parlors to help generate revenue. "We as a state are addicted to that revenue It's just said the Coalition Against Gam- 1 i _ _ _ Joel Rose. "We're turning the Empire State into the vulture state." NEW YORK, PAGE A-6 Judge: U.S. denying rights of Guantonamo detainees A federal judge ruled Mon- day that the Bush administration has been wrongly blocking ter- rorism suspects held in Cuba from fighting their detention. STORY, PAGE A-3 Tiny building blocks for tomorrow's computers Researchers at Hewlett-Pack- ard Co. demonstrated a technology that could replace the transistor as the fundamental components of all computers. Thousands of the devices, called crossbar latches, could fit across the diameter of a human hair. STORY, PAGE A-5 Index Friends in shock, pain after fatal crash Iraqis Make iheir Mark Pamela Cher onotograprte- FRIENDS OF Kaitlin Kozlowski listen Monday as Kathleen Kozlowski talks about her daughter. More than 35 friends gath- ered at her Cicero home. Among them are (clockwise, from top left) Casey Wehrlin, Nicole Lantry, Tara DeSaivo (center) Jessa Blackburn, Maria Morabito (bottom right) and Nikki Bamewicz (bottom 25 teens per class period visit counselors at C-NS High School Staff Reports A 17-year-old Cicero girl accused of drunken driving and speeding in a crash that killed her friend continued recover- ing in the hospital Monday as Onondaga County prosecutors considered whether to pursue more severe charges. Danielle M. Breman, 17, a Cicero- listed in good condition Monday at Uni- versity Hospital. Her 16-year-old friend and C-NS jun- ior, Kaitlin Kozlowski, died Sunday in a 5.17 a m. one-car crash on Bear Road in Clay. Breman was ticketed with driving while intoxicated and imprudent speed. but could face more serious charges, in- cluding criminally negligent homicide, second-degree vehicular manslaughter or second-degree manslaughter once a grand jury reviews the case. Kozlowski's family and friends coped with the death by leaving flowers and mementos at the site of the crash and by remembering a girl who refused to leave the side of a friend in need. Later some huddled to- gether with the family at the Les- lieanne Path home of Kaithn's moth- er, Kathleen, to console one anoth- er. Some signeu a large pink card to Kathleen Kozlow- ski that read, "We love you Mamma Koz." Investigators are still piecing to- gether details re- garding the time Breman left the party, and the speed of her vehicle at the time of the crash, Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin Walsh said. But Kaitlin's mother said she holds no ill feehnss toward Breman. Cojrtesyof the Korlovvsti 'armiy "SHE WAS my best Justin Kozlowski said of his sis- ter, Kaitlin, shown together last summer at Green Lakes State Park. "Danielle will be hurting the rest of her life." Kathleen Kozlowski said. "I'm not she said Kaitlin" s parents. Kathleen and David Kozlowski. said their daughter was thoughtful and loyal. They that may have contributed to her ueam. On Sunday, Kaitlin Koz- lowski was consoling Bre- man, who had had a fight with her boyfriend, they said. Friends told Breman not to drive and warned Kozlowski not to get in the car with Bre- man "She said. 'No, (Danielle) needs Kathleen Koz- lowski said. "She should never have gotten into the David Kozlowski said The two girls sat in the car for an hour IT KEEPS, PAGE A-7 i emerging today, but the final outcome will take at least a week. News service reports Baghdad, iraq A after Iraq's first iree election ID half a century, interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi called on his coun- trymen to unate and promised to reach out to the country's alien- ated Sunni .Arab minority The 1 Sunru reaction may determine whether the electoral euphoria can be translated into the stabili- ty that has eluded Iraq since the U.S.-led imasion in March 2003. Officials said it could take a week or more for official in the race for the 275-seat na- tional assembly With U S sol- diers looking on, election work- ers cheered as trucks loaded with ballots from the provinces were delivered at Baghdad's fortified Green Zone for the count. Voters decided between 111 parties and alliances whose lists of candidates will fill the assem- bly seats based on the proportion of the each part} receives. There are also 19 races for re- gional councils that need to be 1 tallied. While estimates of nationwide I voter turnout ranged between 50 percent and 60 percent, reliable figures were not jet The estimates based only on anecdotal accounts of crow ds M POWER, PAGE A-} THE POWER OF A PURPLE RNGER INSIDE: Previous cases in Skaneateies and Sheriff's teen-driving Services for Kaitlin M. ONLINE: Debate over the fatal crash erupts on the Neighbors North forum at Mark Humph'ey Tte AseMtea em AROUND THE WORLD, from Nashville to Najaf, the mic- stained finger of each Iraqi voter has become a sudden symbol of democracy. Photos, Page A-4 Business INSIDE STOPS ON THE ROAD TO Before the Civil War. Central New York was a hotbed of abolitionist fervor and alive with activists who took risks to help runaway slaves find freedom in Canada. In recognition of Black History Month, The Post-Standard each day in February will take look at a site in Central New York that played a significant role in the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement. Today's story is about the Starr and Harriet Clark tin shop in Mexico, Oswego County. Page B-2 rnntribiition of blacks to classical E-1 Study: Students lack grasp of First Amendment issues Lottery Umw New York.. Obituaries. Sports Stocks Television Comks EditofJws Kidspoge Local news THE POST-STANDARD Paula Abdul wants to be a star again. A-2 HOW AMERICAN IDOL' CHANGED HER LIFE SNACKS THAT EAT CHOLESTEROL So you don't have to. "Undemocratic" school rales stifle education in free speech values, expert says. By Rebecca Can- Cox News Service Washington Most Ameri- can high school students lack a full understanding of the free- doms guaranteed in the First Amendment of the U.S. Consti- tution, a survey released Monday said. students surveyed said that it is illegal to burn the American flag as a means of po- litical protest. And nearly half of the students believe that the gov- ernment can censor the Internet. The survey, commissioned by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and conducted by re- I seaicjieis