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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - February 25, 2005, Syracuse, New York COUEGE LACROSSE A special section on SU, other CNY college lacrosse teams, including schedules, team reports. Plus: Which colleges are local high school players now playing for? REPORT, Pages E-1 to E-10 OSCAR CURSE Many previous winners prove it exists. CNY, Page F-1 THE ORANGE COLLECTION Each Friday and Saturday, check out our full-page photo report on a Syracuse University basketball player. Today: Hakim Saturday: Krystalyn Ellerbe e Post-Stan Affiliated with FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 25, 2005 FINAL EDITION Three Found; j QAtlO Onondaga County for The sure hunt was found Thursday. Two cousins spotted it in a pine tree in Burnet Park. STORY, PAGE B-3 OSWEGO COUNTY: There is still a medallion hidden in Os- wego County. Medallions were found earlier in Madison and Cayuga counties. The contest ends midnight Sunday. Driver Killed in Pompey Crash A driver who lost control of a car on a snowy hill in Porripey died after the car crashed into an oncoming vehicle Thursday night. LOCAUPAGEB-1 Bombs, other attacks kiif at least 30 people in Iraq A suicide bomber wearing a police uniform blew up his car at an Iraqi police headquarters, kill- ing at least 15 people Thursday. In all, at least 30 people died in several attacks, including three American soldiers. STORY, PAGE A-4 Time Warner to halt non-digital HBO service Time Warner Cable in 2006 will stop offering HBO to cus- tomers who don't have a digital cable box. CNY, PAGE F-1 Black History in CNY: A visit tc Oswego The Buckhout-Jones Build- ing at West Bridge and West First streets in Oswego, Uswego County, was an important site in the history of the Underground Railroad and abolitionist move- ment. STORY, PAGE 8-2 Corrections State Board of Regents' plans to reform middle B-1 Action against Dr. Thomas Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS GOOD MORNING QUICK BREAK Skies will be mostly cloudy in Central New York for much of today, but snow will begin mov- ing back into the area by to- night The snow should con- tinue a bit Saturday, but clear skies are expected Sunday. Complete forecast, D-10 HIGH: 25 LOW: 14 Index Business.. Classified. CNY_____ Crime..! _C-1 1-7 loltery.-. HwYorL A-2 F-4 A-S M Sports D-1 Stods_____C-3 Tdmion___F-5 II M POT-STANDARD C 2005 The Post-Standard SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS of ton Cimnonif Tracheostomy a success; pope told not to talk News service reports Vatican City Struggling to breathe, Pope John Paul II un- derwent an urgent tracheostomy late Thursday after being rushed to the hospital for the second time in less than a month. The half-hour surgery, in which doctors inserted a tube through a small hole cut in the pope's neck to ease his respirato- ry crisis, was termed a success by a Vatican official. The pope was breathing with the help of a respirator, the news ICpOittvi. Gianni Letta, a top aide to Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, visited the pope late Thursday after the surgery and said he was "reassured" about John Paul's condition. "I saw he added. "He is well and serene." John Paul suffered serious dif- COMING SUNDAY: A visit with leprosy patients who live today at Kalaupapa, Hawaii, the community where Mother Marianne Cope (above) minis- tered, starting in 1888. Beatification date set for Mother Cope By Renee K. Gadoua iia" iVi'itc" The former Syracuse Francis- can leader known for her minis- try among leprosy patients in Hawaii will become "Blessed Mother Marianne" in a May 15 Mass in St. Peter's Square in Rome, Italy. "It is a good thins that it has been set now considering the health of the the Rev. Peter Gumpel, a Vatican official who worked on Mother Mari- anne Cope's cause, said this Thursday, the pope was taken iu u iuf uic iCcofiu time ia a month. While the date of the ceremony could change, the pope's illness or death would not hold up the beatification. Gum- pel said. Beatification is the second of three major steps toward canoni- FATAL CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT IN LYSANDER Corsello pleads guilty in fatal crash Skanecteies teen wiii be sent prison for drunken-driving accident that killed friend. By Jim O'Hara Staff writer neateles High School, Steven S. I Corsello will be heading to state prison for one to three years. Corsello fl pleaded guilty Thursday to criminal charges, 250 days after being pulled from an over- turned Ferrari with his friend dead in the STATE AND FEDERAL investigators gather at a bridge under construction over the Erie Canal near Jack's Reef Thursday morning after a worker died when he fell into the water Dick Biume Staff photographer when a platform he and another man were working on gave way. The Hew York State Police helicopter was used to take photos of the site on Plainville Road in Lysander. Bridge worker dies at Jack's Reef project By Tom Leo and Pedro Ramirez in Staff writers Federal safety officials will continue to investigate the death of a bridge builder who fell Thursday into the Erie Canal in Lysander when a platform on which he and another worker were standing gave way. The second worker escaped serious in- jury when the accident occurred at a bridge under construction on Piainviile Road near Jack's Reef. Jerry King, of La Fargeville in Jeffer- son County, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Onondaga County Medical Examiner's Office after hitting his head on ironwork before falling into the water about a.m., state police said. Todd Fullmer, of Clayton, fell straight into the canal and received minor inju- ries. He was treated at the scene. Both worked for Pittsfield, Maine- based Cianbro Corp., building two bridges in Onondaga County the one on Plainville Road and another on Route 31 over the Seneca River, between Ly- sander and Clay. Occupational Safety and Health Administration records show Cianbro has had six work-related deaths since 1987, the last in 2001. "Cianbro has an incredibly great safe- ty said Dottie Hutchins, a com- pany spokeswoman. "There couldn't be anything more serious to us than what's happened here." Company officials, including Alan Burton, vice president of human re- sources, safety and health, went to the scene Thursday to find out what hap- pened. "We don't have a lot of facts right Hutchins said. Company officials say the workers were part of a crew that was removing a temporary shoring platform that spanned STATE, PAW A-6 STATISTICS: Annual deaths in road and bridge construction in the United States: 95. Of those, 6 died in falls. (Source: 2003, U.S. Department of Labor) Corseiio seat next to him. His voice loud and clear in a hushed courtroom, the 18-year-old pleaded guilty to fel- onv rnnnts of vehicular man- slaughter and vehicular assault and a misdemeanor count of r. UiiVlUi; a aiwjiOji content of 0.08 percent or more. As his par- ents watched. Corsello ad- mitted acting with criminal negligence in causing the death of 17-year-oid Matthew An- Angelillo gelillo, of Ska- neateles. and serious physical in- 1 jury to David Prendergast, of j Skaneateies. while driving drunk on Route 20 in Skaneateies June 19. When he is sentenced on June 29, he will not be "iven vouthfu! TEEN, PAGE A-6 Internet service may be as close as nearest outlet By Margie Wylie Newhouse News Service In tests across the country, computers are drawing more than current from electrical out- lets. They're also pulling in high-speed Internet access using a technology dubbed broadband over power lines, or BPL. Since nearly every home in Ctotnc ic AAttrtArlWI tA the electrical grid, backers say BPL is a perfect way to bridge that economically problematic "last mile" of service, even in rural areas where dial-up is now the norm. BPL also promises to smarten up electrical networks, saving ratepayers money and helping to prevent outages. More than 40 utilities have ex- perimented with powerline broadband, said Brett Kilbourne, director of regulatory services at the United Power Line Council, a BPL trade group in Washing- ton. And, since the Federal Com- munications Commission issued operating rules for BPL service in October, trials in New York, Ohio and Virginia have gone commercial, offering access for between and ner month. BPL offers speeds as high as 4 megabits per second, depending on the system. The next generation of equipment, due out this year, will offer maximum speeds of 15 to 20 Mbps, fast enough to stream voice and video services alongside Internet i.... Central New York in Solvay, customers are expected to get high-speed Internet service over their electric wires beginning in March, said Carmen Branca, president and chief executive officer of New Visions PLQ which has a 10-year contract to provide the service. 5 megabits: New Visions plans to provide customers with Internet download speeds of up to 5 megabits per second, comparable to what Time Warner Cable offers on its Road Runner service. New Visions customers win pay a month; Time Warner normally charges Coming to Sherrill: New Visions also has a contract to provide service in the city of Sherrill, Oneida County. Service is expected to be available there by early summer, Branca said. writer Tim Knauss Welcome to Atlantica, a of mind By Carolyn Thompson The Associated Press Ifs time to dis- solve the border between the j United States and Canada in the i Northeast and create a new super j trade corridor served by a cohe- sive system of rail and roads, says the president of a Canadian j think tank who brought his vi- sion to Buffalo Thursday. Brian Lee Crowley calls the On the map, Atlantica is a borderless swath swallowing Maine, New Hampshire, Ver- mont, New York and the Cana- dian Atlantic provinces. "The border is far more dis- ruptive to economic efficiency (in the region) than almost any- where said Crowley, pros- Market Studies, speaking at a Rotary meeting in Buffalo. Because of the border, there exists a fragmented rail system and insufficient infrastructure that would let heavy cargo from the Port of Halifax in Nova Sco- tia make it to Buffalo and be- yond, Crowley said. Roger Marsham, Canadian consulate general in Buffalo, called the idea "brilliant." Officially. Canadian leaders have only informally discussed Atlantica, he said. Among the obstacles are post-Sept. 11, 2001, security concerns. "At least we're starting to think strategically about where we fit in continentally and glob- Crowley said. Onfine: The International Northeast Economic Region is at ;