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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - January 3, 2005, Syracuse, New York TODAY IN o 5 TIPS TO SAVE YOU MONEY ON FIREPLACE COSTS The Post-Standard Affiliated with MONDAY, JANUARY 3, 2005 FINAL EDITION 0 2005 The Post-Standard SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING COLD CLOSING IN Cooler tempera- tures aren't far away, but it will continue to be rel- in Central New York with some rain expected this afternoon. Snow should arrive later in the week as an- other storm approaches. Complete forecast C-10 HIGH: 45 LOW: 27 Shirley Chisholm, pioneer in Congress, dies at 80 Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Con- gress, died Saturday at the age of 80. She was elected to the U.S. House in 1968 and ran for the Democratic Chisholm nomination for the presidency in 1972. STORY, PAGE A-2 Suicide bomb kills at least 22 Iraqi guard members A suicide car bombing killed at least 22 members of the Iraqi National Guard on Sunday, one of the highest death tolls in months for Iraqi security forces under siege from guerrilla fight- ers. The attack occurred in Balad, a mostly Shiite Muslim city north of Baghdad. STORY, PAGE A-8 US Airways avoids repeat of holiday debacle More than 100 US Airways executives and other employees volunteered to serve coffee and snacks and sort and move bags Sunday at Philadelphia Interna- tional Airport to try'to avoid a repeat of the bankrupt carrier's Christmas weekend debacle. The airline reported no prob- lems by late Sunday afternoon, when about half the day's ex- pected passengers had boarded flights or claimed bags. STORY, PAGI8-6 NFL playoffs: m, uui The New York Jets lost 32-29 in overtime against the St. Louis Rams but got a wildcard spot in the NFL playoffs. The Buffalo Bills'blew a chance to make the playoffs by losing 29-24 at home to Pitts- burgh, even though the Steelers rested many starters. With the Jets losing, the Bills would have made the playoffs with a victory. SPORTS, PAGE C-l Record number of tornadoes, fewer deaths A record number of torna- does touched down in the nation last year but the death toll ended up far below the annual average. There were tornadoes through September, according to the National Oceanic and At- mospheric Administration's Storm Prediction Center in Nor- man, Okla. That surpasses the 1998 record by more than 130. Tornadoes killed 35 people last year, less than two-thirds the annual average. Corrections Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS Index Tears of Joy fOP ThtiAA IJIfkA D At inn Huuu niiii nviiii ii New York tops in faith-based funding Programs received more than million in federal grants in 2003 fiscal year. By Devlin Barrett Gary Walts Staff photographer BETSY MOORE, of Tully, wipes her eye Sunday after spotting her son. Staff Sgt. Greg Moore, among returning members of the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry with the Army National Guard as the troops entered the gymnasium at Fort Drum. Inside: For Moore's last dispatch from Samarra, Iraq, see Page A-8 Soldiers, families celebrate homecoming, recall the lost By Michele Reaves Staff writer Army Staff Sgt. Greg Moore is home. The Army National Guards- man, part of New York's 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry, marched in with almost 670 other members of his unit to a standing ovation and cheers from family and friends at Fort Drum Sunday evening. "It's just hard to believe we're Moore said. Ten months ago, he said he "didn't dare think about this The parade and ceremony were similar 10 months ago, and family members gathered in the same gymnasium to say farewell to die soldiers, his mother, Betsy Moore, said. "We just knew ia a day or two he'was gone for a said his father, Mel Moore. They returned on Sunday, knowing by the end of the week their son would be at Gary Wate Staff photographer ALAN RUSSELL JR., of Massena, kisses his son, Camden, Sun- day at a ceremony at Fort Drum welcoming troops home from Iraq. Russell is a member of the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry with the Army National Guard. home with his wife, Jennifer, and sons, Easton, 6, and Mar- shal, 3, in Saranac Lake, Mel Moore said. Greg Moore's wife and sons didn't greet him at Fort Drum because he wanted to wait to see them until he would be home for good, Betsy Moore said. Greg Moore has to spend the week at Fort Drum, checking out. In the 10 months he has been gone, Greg Moore's roommate at Fort Drum, Spec. Nathan Brown, died. It was April 11, Easter Sunday, the day before Moore's 34th birthday. The Brown family sat on the front row Sunday to watch the soldiers march in. Brown's parents, Kathy and Ricky, and his sisters, Megan and Victo- ria, clapped and cheered for the returning soldiers. But at times, die reminder of their loss became too much. Tears poured from their eyes, as they occasionally clung to eacn otner ror support. Sgt. Michael A. Uvanni, of Rome, died in Moore's arms on Oct. 1. Asked how he dealt with these other memories, Moore simply answered: "I don't know. You just do." A bullet that shot over his head on die day Uvanni died is one of three things Moore has carried in his pocket to SOMt PACE A-8 Washington New York may not be on the map of most evangelicals who fought for funding of faith-based groups, but no state received more money from President Bush's initiative. The Empire State received more than million in the 2003 fiscal year, according to figures from the White House, most of which went to well-es- tablished programs that had long been receiving federal support. Most of the million went to such traditional community outreach programs as Head Start and services for the homeless, often administered by estab- lished charities like the Salvation Army and Catholic Charities. Nationwide, faith-based or- ganizations won SI. 17 billion in 2003. That's about 12 percent of the SI4.5 billion spent in the main federal social programs that qualify for faith-based grants. White House officials ex- pect the total to grow. The list of 2003 grant recipi- ents provided to AP is the first detailed tally of the dollars be- hind this "faith-based initia- tive." In New York, Catholic Char- ities was awarded a three-year. million grant in 2001 to run ProjecTruth, which goes to schools, community centers and hospitals urging students to ab- stain from sexual activity. The grant is one of 140 award- ed to New York organizations last year. A handful of those grants were technically awarded to state GRANTS, PAGE A-5 In Central New York Here are faith-based charities in Central New York and how much money they received IfOtTi rtcSlOeut DuSt'i S tuit.iat.kVc in the 2003 fiscal year: Salvation Army of the Syracuse Area million Catholic Charities, Syracuse Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse Center for Community Alternatives, Syracuse Unity House of Cayuga County U.S. military stretches lifeline to ravaged lands _M Movies_____D-4 (MY_______D-l New York....... A-5 Obiiuaies..._ S-4 Efitoriofc A-6 Sdence--------M Local Sports---------C-l lottety_____A-2 THE POST-STANDARD Unprecedented old ot one end trickles toward desperate people at the other. By Denis D. Gray Th'e Associated Press Aboard the U5S Abraham Lincoln One of the largest U.S. military operations in histo- ry helped speed the pace of aid to desperate victims of Asia's tsunami disaster Sunday, deliv- ering critical supplies to haggard survivors in severe need of food and water. Flying in and out of flattened villages, American helicopters carried water, biscuits and other bare necessities to ravaged Indo- nesian communities, some of which had been impossible to reach in the week since an earth- quake and tsunami ravaged coastlines in Asia and Africa. Around the devastated Indian Ocean rim, an outpouring of global aid began to reach survi- vors. With the overall death toll forecast to hit the world continued to shower unprece- dented compassion on the suffer- ing. The United Nations said governments and global organi- zations have pledged about billion in tsunami relief, a quar- ter of it from Japan the single largest donor so far. U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan plans to arrive in Jakarta on Thursday to coordinate aid efforts at a donors' conference in Indonesia, where the catastrophe claimed at least lives. Secretary of State Colin Pow- ell, also due at the conference, A FEW, PAGE M Eugene Associated Press U.S. NAVY flight crew members and medical personnel carry an injured evacuee Sunday from Sampo, in Aceh province, for further treatment in the capital, Banda Aceh, in northwestern Indonesia. HOW TO YELL AT YOUR KIDS A guide to keeping it harmless instead of abusive. CUV, EM D E WHAT'S AN EIGHT-TRACK? In Canton, Ohio, teens learn about old-school technology, like Beta and 45s (those giant black discs in your parents' A-2 THE NEW TV SEASON The networks are Jaunching 11 new shows. Find out which ones have a chance. FROMWESTHIU TO HOLLYWOOD After knocking about in movies, Westhill grad And Davoli is suddenly hot. ton ;