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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - February 24, 2005, Syracuse, New York TWO-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN Greg Paulus of CBA makes the McDonald's All-America team in basketball. He also made the Parade All-America team in football. PageD-1 book 'SMASHED7 SU grad writes a that could change your life. PageE-1 CONNECTING WITH TIGER Four parks workers persuaded Tiger Woods' foundation to come to Syracuse this summer. PageB-6 WEEKEND 'Sesame Streef from space, Saturday and Sunday in Syracuse. TWBst-S AFTER HOURS Winterfest rock, Miss E's sassy blues and 'Hollywood Night' at the Landmark. Affiliated with THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2005 FINAL EDITION C 2005 The Post-Standard SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING SNOW ON THE WAY A storm moving up the Atlantic Coast will bring some more snow into Central New York later today and tonight. Snowshowers are expected Friday, but some clearing may arrive this week- end. Complete forecast, D-10 HIGH: 22 LOW: 13 Two To Go TWO MEDALLIONS in The Post- Standard's annual treasure hunts have not been found yet. They are somewhere in Onon- dagg and Oswego counties. (Medallions were found this week in Madison and Cayuga counties.) The contest ends midnight Sunday. LATEST CLUE, PAGE B-3 Judge in Ifhacs rejects same-sex marriages A judge in Ithaca Wednesday joined three other lower court judges in rejecting the idea that same-sex couples have the right to marry. STORY, PAGE A-10 New spa in Fayetteville will cater to moms-to-be A spa dedicated to mothers- to-be plans to open in Fayette- ville offering education, exercise and spa treatments. BUSINESS, PAGE C-l Fffrtrtc knifed in iijontifv World Trade Center dead Forensic scientists have con- cluded their effort to identify the remains of people killed in the i Sept. 11 World Trade Center at- j tack, leaving more than unidentified victims. STORY, PAGE A-10 Black History in CNY: A stop in Oswego County The Post-Standard's series on the region's role in the Under- ground Railroad continues today j with a stop in southern Oswego County to visit the former home of Hanna and Amos Mason. LOCAL, PAGE B-2 Corrections Technology section Girls Inc. school break Photo with teen DWI-fatal crash U2 song Use of Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS Pataki: N.Y. Must Collect Ull IIIUIUII UUIUO State km already required cotteding the soJes taxes, but governor refused earlier. Staff and news service reports Albany Gov. George Pata- ki confirmed Wednesday that his tax department is drafting regu- lations to require the payment of sales taxes to the state for ciga- rette and gasoline purchases by non-Indians on Indian land across New York. The move is a change from Pataki's previous strategy in dealing with the issue. In 2003, the Legislature adopted a law requiring Pataki to collect such taxes, but the gover- nor never carried through, hop- ing instead to negotiate agree- ments with New York tribes to resolve the sales tax issues, along with land claims and pro- visions for additional Indian- owned gambling casinos. He has had only mixed success on that front. While the Legislature passed an even tougher law last year re- quiring the sales tax collections, Pataki vetoed it, saying it would work against his goal of working out cooperative agreements under which Indian nations to make payments to the state in lieu of the taxes or voluntarily collect the taxes themselves. The Legislature failed to override the veto. Nonetheless, Pataki said Wednesday that he is now hav- ing his tax department draft rules to collect the taxes. That is seen in some quarters as a bargaining ploy to strengthen his hand in negotiations with the Indians. "It's not what I would like to see happen, but we're going to obey the (2003) law." Pataki i said Wednesday. "The law that was passed by the Legislature re- quired that we take these steps." Reminded that he had raised concerns last year about infring- ing on Indian sovereignty by im- posing such collections, Pataki said, still believe that, but we're going to abide by the law. That's what we have to do." Indian vendors have refused to reveal the volume of their sales and estimates by non-Indians vary widely. ONEIDA NATiOK, PAGE A-8 CALL TO GET INVOLVED IN POLITICAL PROCESS m, ip- "ijil.1." H-. "jrtffcM' K- 'A' i WELL mii Stephen D. Cannerelli Staff photographer Stephen D. Cannerelii Staff photographer CORNELL GRADUATE students Patrick Mayer and Nate Jezzi GOP PROTESTERS Sandy Czelusniak, of Rochester, Chritiane display their banner at a rally where former Democratic Youngstrom from Cleveland, Ohio, and Gillian Garrett from presidential candidate Howard Dean addressed a crowd in Sarasota, Fla., brought signs to a rally for Howard Dean held front of Willard Straight Hall on the campus in Ithaca. Wednesday at Cornell University. Index Business.. fastM. CNY_____ EdftorioK. Ltd MR. C-l ..M _M .E-4 A-12 E-3 1-1 lottery.. Hew York. OMuonts. Sports WU A-10 FORMER PRESIDENTIAL candidate Howard Dean told Cornell University students Wednesday that to sustain democracy, people have to run for office or get involved in someone's Stephen D. photographer campaign. The generally pro-Dean crowd gave him three standing ovations in front of the student union building be- fore a lecture sponsored by the Cornell Democrats club. Dean speech impresses college Dems 03 MPOST-STAKOAM) By Rebecca James Staff writer The ever-brash Howard Dean told a friendly crowd of students at Cornell University Wednesday that he was not going to sing their praises for turning out on Election Day last fall. You vote, you said. Dean, the former presidential candi- date and recently elected chair of the Democratic National Committee, pointed out that you can pass with a D, but bare- ly. "If you want to sustain democracy, you have to ran for he said. "If you don't want to run for office, then you have to work on someone's campaign." In the audience of 380, which gave Dean three standing ovations, senior Randy Uang was impressed by the call to action. "My eyes were tearing he said. Uang isn i a registered Democrat, but he volunteered for John Kerry's presiden- tial campaign and said he thinks he'll eventually get involved again in the way Dean suggests. "He's raising the Uang said. "It's really cool." Before his lecture, Dean attended a brief rally outside the student union, where he spent about 10 minutes speak- ing and shaking hands. The Cornell Dem- ocrats club, which sponsored the speech, also organized the rally for students who missed out on the free tickets to the speech, which were claimed within three hours last week. Amone about 200 watching the rally were several members of the Cornell Col- lege Republicans, who held signs includ- ing: "Dean for president of France." "We just want to have a little bit of fun with said Sandy Czelusniak, a sophomore. "If Democrats are really se- rious about reaching out to the majority, then they wouldn't have chosen such an extreme candidate." 9 State to build Hortri Work on million, 200-bed building to begin in spring; part of expansion. By Aiaina Potrikus Staff writer Morrisville State College plans to break ground this spring on a S12 million residence hall, the first step toward a carnpus- wide upgrade expected to cost tens of millions of dollars. The 20-year project would re- place nine dorms at the SUNY school as the college expands as a four-year institution. The million dorm will be financed with tax-exempt munic- ipal bonds through the Madison County Industrial Development rip, helped finance the Morrisville Auxiliary Corporation's IcePlex. coordinating a SI.7 million mu- nicipal bond. The new. 200-bed residence hall will go up on South Street, on a 7.5-acre parcel owned by tnc AiornsviijC Foundation. Officials will use the new fa- cility to rotate students in and out of its nine other dorms as the buildings are rehabilitated one at a time. The college has yet to re- lease plans for the existing dorms, many of which are in dire need of a facelift, said Glenn Gaslin, general manager of Mor- risville Auxiliary Corp., the col- lege's business arm. College officials said Wednes- day that they hope to break ground "as soon as the snow leaves." with students moving in NEW, PAGE A-8 Waitress's jtip leads to suspect in I wife killing Customer in Wampsville i restaurant drew suspicions. i Syracuse arrest followed. j By Aaron Gifford I Staff writer i The staff of the Knotty Pine eyed Raymond Garfield DiLo- renzo suspiciously Tuesday when he strolled into the Madi- son County restaurant for break- fast. And when waitress Robin Hines saw the murder sus- pect's photo in The Post-Stan- dard the next day, she knew why. "From the time he came tell something wasn't Hines said. Little did Hines know the man she described as "jittery" was wanted in a murder case. Glens Falls City Police say he fatally shot his wife, Laurie DiLorenzo, OiLoreiuo vou could the watched Sunday. DiLorenzo was in Madison and Oneida counties Monday and Tuesday, making stops at Turning Stone casino, Oneida hospital, county offices and the Knotty Pine before hitchhiking to Syracuse, where he stayed overnight at the Rescue Mission. hv state ixv C ;