Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - February 4, 2005, Syracuse, New York
THE COLLECTION: G-MAC Every Friday and Saturday, check out the full page photograph of a Syracuse University basketball player in the Sports section: Today: Gerry Coming Saturday: Chineze Nwagbo MARTIN SCORSESE The man who makes great movies but never wins an Oscar. CNY, Page E-1 WITH DICK VffAll The voice of college basketball talks about his 25 years at ESPN, SU basketball, Jim Boeheim and more. SPORTS, Page D-1 Affiliated with SyraouM.com FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4. 2005 FINAL EDITION O 2005 The Post-Standard SYRACUSE, K.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING FORGET PHIL The groundhog in Pennsylvania pre- dicted more win- try weather, but it won't be seen in Central New York for the next few days. Skies should begin to clear today and lempera- tures will be mild this week- end. Complete forecast, D-12 nuge smite Lean; Attacks Return HIGH: 38 LOW: 22 Index Business. Comic___ UJM------ EKoriob Loot RMS. .C-1 e.1 E-i E-6 Lottery.. A-10 -W New York.. ObRuories. joons .__ A-2 M A-8 H D-1 C-3 .H THE POST-STANDARD II ipiifiiiii rll96404T11055Illl Gonzales sworn in as new attorney general Alberto Gonzales became the nation's first Hispanic attorney general Thursday after a conten- tious debate and disapproval by Senate Democrats. The Senate vote was 60-36. Six Democrats supported the choice. Tax-free week on clothing runs through Sunday Clothing and shoe stores throughout the region are hop- ping some seeing double the business compared with the same week a year ago and ex- pect it to continue through Sun- day, the final day of sales-tax- free week in New York state. BUSINESS, PAGE C-l Your tires look a little low? Try some nitrogen Dunn Tire Co., a Buffalo- based chain, is now filling tires with nitrogen instead of air. "Why? Nitrogen leaks out more slowly, so tires run more smoothly. Officials estimate a j person driving miles a i year would save on gas. BUSINESS, PAGE M j i Black History in Central New York Each day this month. The Post-Standard will profile a site of significance to the Under- ground Railroad and abolitionist movement. Today: Free Congregational Church in Cazenovia, Madison Erie County may seize rare, old forest to save it Erie County is considering using eminent domain to seize control of a rare forest. STORY, PAGE A-B Report: FBI's botched upgrades hurt operations The FBI is "significantly- hampered" in its ability to pre- vent terrorism because of its continued failure to overhaul antiquated and inefficient com- puters, the Justice Department's chief watchdog said. STORY, PAW A-9 Corrections Comprehensive Background Investigations' Granby Center United Meth- odist Court date for Donald Jenner Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS Le Moyne center Graduate Fronds "Bud" Sanzone names the center for his parents. By Renee K. Gadoua Staff writer Le Moyne College will an- nounce today that a 1964 gradu- ate is donating million to the college in honor of his parents, who encouraged him to go to college. "Every night at the dinner table we heard about two things: the Depression and that you had to go to college to better your- said Francis "Bud" San- zone. He and his wife. Marguerite Sanzone, are making the gift to establish Le Moyne's Sanzone Center for Catholic Studies and Theological Reflection. The center will host lectures and programs addressing Catho- lic issues. It will also work with Contemporary Catholic Trends, an polling nroiect bv lj-Hua Lan Staff photographer FRANCIS "BUD" and Margue- rite Sanzone, shown in Le Moyne College's Panasci Family Chapel, have donated miliion to the school. Le Moyne College and Zogby International, which has tracked the beliefs and opinions of U.S. Catholics since 2001. Results from the seventh poll are ex- pected next week. Sanzone's father. Samuel San- zone, emigrated from Italy in LE MOYNE, PAGE A-6 Bush takes message on the campaign trail By Eric Black Minneapolis Star Tribune Fargo, N.D. Seeking to build momentum for his plan to restructure Social Security, Pres- ident Bush on Thursday reas- sured older Americans that the plan won't affect them, told younger Americans that he is I working for then- long-term ben- efit, and indirectly warned Dem- ocrats that he will frame the issue as a test of political cour- age. Social Security is "an issue that will determine whether or not those of us in elective office have got the courage and the wisdom to solve problems Bush told a friendly audi- ence at Bison Sports Arena, home of North Dakota State University's basketball team. For Bush, it was a road trip on friendly ground. He carried North Dakota by 63-36 percent in last year's election. He made Fargo the first stop on a two-day swing across five states: North Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, Ar- Jim MacMillan The Associated Press AN IRAQ GIRL is treated Thursday by U.S. Army soldiers after a car bomb targeting an Army convoy exploded, injuring two soldiers and six children in Mosul. Sunnis complain of voting problems By Bassem Mroue The Associated Press Baghdad, Iraq Iraqi officials Thursday released the first partial returns from national elections, showing a commanding lead by candidates backed by the Shiite Muslim cler- gy. Sunni insurgents unleashed a wave of at- tacks, killing at least 30 people, including three U.S. Marines and a dozen Iraqi army re- cruits. Insurgents eased up on attacks following the elections, when American and Iraqi forces imposed tougher security measures. In Bagh- dad, residents had a cautious sense of securi- ty, with the streets clogged with traffic, chil- dren playing in parks and outdoor markets bustling with people. Overnight into Thursday, guerrillas launched a string of dramatic attacks. In the deadliest incident, insurgents stopped a minibus south of Kirkuk, ordered army recruits off the vehicle and gunned down 12 of them, said Maj. Gen. Anwar Mo- hammed Amin. Two soldiers were allowed to go free, ordered by the rebels to warn others against joining Iraq's U.S.-backed security forces, he said. Election officials said strict security mea- INSIDE: Hard work for Congress; the demographic Outof-state dentists fill cavity in inmates' care Onondogo County says it couldn't find local provider to tend to prisoners' teeth. U.N. For Food: Report says of program violated By Elizabeth Doran Staff writer If you're an inmate with a painful toothache, help is just an airplane ride away. A dentist from Virginia flies to Onondaga County for two days nearly every week to treat inmates who need a cavity filled, a tooth extracted or other simple dental work. Dentrust Dental of Pipersville, Pa., provides both the dentist and its own portable dental "operating room" for use at the Jamesville penitentiary, which doesn't have its own equipment. Onondaga County says it struck out trying to find local dentists interested in treating in- mates at the Onondaga County- Justice Center jail and the Jamesville facility, according to county health department offi- cials. "Traditionally, inmate den- tistry isn't high on a lot of den- tists' priority said Jean Smiley, deputy county health commissioner. "We try to work with local vendors if the price is reasonable, but in this case there hasn't been any local interest." That price is about per day for Dentrust, and includes all the jail's dental needs. Cantor: We'll be selling SU tickets downtown CONNECTING A COMMUNITY Syracuse University Chancellor Nancy Cantor Thursday gave more details of a plan to connect the university to the surrounding Syracuse community. Here are some highlights: By Nancy Buczek Staff writer Imagine if you could buy a ticket to Saturday's Syracuse University basketball game by making a quick stop in Armory Or you could hop on a bus dedicated to taking you to cultur- al events at places such as the Redhouse, Delavan An Gallery and the SU campus. Picture walking along a light- ed pathway that would link SU and downtown. SU Chancellor Nancy Cantor said Thursday that those ideas 200 people at the Thursday Morning Roundtable at Drum- lins, the first of the spring se- mester' s series of weekly speeches sponsored by SU's Continuing Education program. Phoebe's Restaurant and Coffee Lounge Csrtcr ssid thcs? ideas would help break the phys- jcai psychological barriers that stop students from going downtown and the greater Syra- Cuse community from going to she unveiled in December for the university to purchase 11 down- Keep it where it is. SU plans to buy the 900 block of East Genesee Street where the restaurant is located. the university with downtown Syracuse. She spoke to about purchases include the Source: Nancy Cantor Culture bus Create a bus route to take students and community members to cultural venues on SU's campus and in downtown Syracuse, such as the Milton i. Rubenstein Museum of Science Technology and the __ would promote events. Downtown box office Sell tickets to SU athletic and cultural events and Syracuse cultural events at the former Dunk Bright warehouse on the edge of Armory Square. SU plans to move teSdwol of Architecture and former warehouse.