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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - February 11, 2005, Syracuse, New York A ROW WEDDING Just how big is the ock Prince Charles gave Camilla Parker Bowles? STORIES, PageA-12 e WILL SMITH He gives 'Hitch' a boost. CNY, Page E-1 COLLECT THEM ALL Each Friday and Saturday, check out our full-page photo report on a Syracuse University basketball player. Today: Demetris Coming Saturday: Mary Joe Riley Affiliated with FINAL EDITION S 2005 Tte Post-Standard SYRACUSE. N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING CLEARING SKIES Some sunshine should break through today in Central New York, but a few flurries may still fly through the air. More snow showers could add to the area's snow- fall total tonight and Saturday. Complete forecast D-12 HIGH: 34 LOW: 23 Ala. Uliry UUilvibio uiidiir Of Defrauding Donors 'siggsiF It's a sad day for says supporter of local doctor By John O'Brien i Staff writer A Manlius oncologist stole al- j most million intended for starving Iraqi children and used it as his own slush fund for eight years, a federal jury decided Thursday. i The jury convicted Dr. Rafil Dhafir of defrauding donors to the Syracuse charity he founded, Help the Needy, by using their money on his own business ven- tures and on projects in Iraq other than its intended purpose. Dhafir, 56, of Manlius, sat motionless with his head tilted slightly back as the jury forewo- man spent seven minutes an- nouncing his guilt on 59 of 60 counts. About 75 people packed the courtroom of U.S. District Judge Norman Mordue, where testimony began four months ago. The jury acquitted Dhafir on one money-laundering count, ap- parently because the indictment had the wrong name of the bank through which the money trav- eled. Dhafir faces between 17 and 20 years in prison under federal sentencing guidelines, U.S. At- torney Glenn Suddaby said. He could also be ordered to forfeit up to S4.5 million, prosecutors said. Mordue scheduled sentencing for June 20. Dhafir's lawyers and a large Dhafir not a Muslim, never have contingent of supporters said the govern- ment targeted him as a prom- inent Muslim because of the terrorist at- tacks of Sept. "If he were Dr. Dhafir would been charged, DHAFIR, PAGE A-6 Inside: Supporters say their faith is Sean Kirst: Donor never doubted kind, thoughtful LIVERPOOL SWIMMERS A CUT ABOVE THE REST treasure hunt now in four counties The Post-Standard's Winter- fest Treasure Hunt will come to Cayuga, Madison and Oswego counties, joining Onondaga County for the first time. A 1.5-inch white, plastic me- dallion will be hidden in each of the counties. The hunt begins Feb. 18, and clues will be pub- lished in each edition of The Post-Standard. The winner will get If the winner is a home-delivered Post-Standard subscriber, the prize doubles to DETAILS, PAGE B-8 Rumsfeld makes surprise visit to Mosul, Iraq Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld arrived in Mosul, Iraq, today in an unannounced visit. STORY, PAGE A-9 is largest in five years About workers at the New Process Gear auto parts plant in DeWitt will get profit- sharing checks averaging the largest in five years. Workers at the Chrysler divi- sion and at New Process Gear will get the checks, too. The payments will pump mil- lion into the local economy. Block History in Central New York Today's Stops on the Road to Freedom visits The Wesleyan Methodist Church at Columbus Circle in Syracuse. STORY, PAGE B-2 Corrections Address of Priscilla A. Liverpool Elementary School paintings at Aria Hair Studio, 327 W. Fayette St., Solvay Village Board at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Geddes Town Political Officer Carolyn Carbone Dr. Ronald Caputo, a partner of Dr. Michael Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS Index Business____C-i I Off______H ObilwnBs.-..M Comes_____N Spoils--------M LIVERPOOL SWIM TEAM members Tom Damiano Nate Horrell and Nate Stevens get their heads shaved on Thursday at teammate Mike Utano's house in Salina. Twenty members of the team had their heads shaved in preparation Mike Staff photographer for today's Section 3 championship meet, where the War- riors are seeking their ninth consecutive title. Shaving are (from left) Ricky Chidsey, Andy Bresnahan and Tyler Mokay. See Sport Page 0-9 N. Korea: WeVe gOt nuclear WeapOIlS Approximate known nodear arsenals O A I News service reports North Korea declared publicly Thursday for the first time that it has nuclear weapons and said it would suspend participation in any disarmament talks with neighbors and the United States. American officials said they had worked on the assumption for years that the North likely possessed nuclear weapons. Intelligence officials were seeking any evidence that the North might be preparing for a nuclear test China, Russia, Britain and the secretary- general of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, all called on North Korea to re-engage with the negotiations. I Israel I Pakistan 30-50 i India 45-95 H Strategic fj Tactical (less powerful) I China 300, 120 g France 350 government THEPOST-STAHMltD INSIDE: RKE URGIS NORTH KOREA TO REJOIN THE Q. AND