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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 2005, Syracuse, New York COLLECT THEM AU Every Friday and Saturday, look for a full page on a Syracuse University basketball player in the Sports section. Today: Freshman Josh D-5 Coming Saturday: Amanda Adamson GADGET SHOW Think digital, small and very hot. That's what you'll find at this Las Vegas show. Business, Page C-1 FIGHTING VIRUSES, SPYWARE How to get your free Microsoft software to combat these problems. Story, Page A-14 Affiliated with SyracHw.cMn e Post-Standard FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2005 FINAL EDITION e 2005 The Post Standard SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING i me After only a few hours of sunshine in the last 10 days, Central New Yorkers may not recognize that bright spot IB the sky this afternoon It should be the sun as a warm- ing trend sweeps through the region today It might reach 50 degrees Tuesday Complete forecast D-10 OIIHIV lAfAnto Tuition Uilro uuiii i iiiliSii iiiiiS, Then Increases Every Year or instructors' salaries, trustee HIGH: 36 LOW: 27 Attorney general nominee against torturing suspects Attorney general nominee Alberto Gonzales condemned the use of torture against terror suspects Thursday during a con finnanon hearing and distanced himself from a Bush administra- tion memo arguing for harsh in- terrogation methods STORY, PAGE A-9 Electoral vote challenged, but ratified by Congress Congress on Thursday offi- cially ratified President Bush s election victory, but not before Democrats lodged a formal chal ienge to the electoral votes from Ohio, forcing an extraordinary two-hour debate STORY, PAH A-9 Nine in U.S. military killed in two attacks in Iraq A roadside bomb killed seven U S soldiers in northwest Baghdad and two Mamies were lolled in western Iraq on Thurs- day, the deadliest day for Ameri- can forces since a suicide attack on a Li S base last month STORY, PAKA-4 Will Terry McAuliffe stay on as Democratic chief? Senior Democrats are trying to persuade national Chairman Terry McAukffe, a Syracuse na- tive, to continue as party chair- man, Cbpeciduy ii uuuc UJL me- current candidates gains momen- tum in the race to succeed him STORY, PAGE A-7 Airlines reduce fares to compete with Delta's cuts Fare cuts aimed at business travelers spread through the air- line industry Thursday, with American Airlines, the nation's largest earner, imitating Delta Air Lines' decision to sharply re- duce the prices Other airlines took a more limited approach STORY, PAGE C-l Claims for unemployment insurance jump The Labor Department re- ported Thursday mat new appli- cations filed for unemployment insurance jumped by a seasonal- ly adjusted to the highest since late September STORY, PAGE C-l Corrections Neighbors East calendar Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story Subscription questions9 CaU470-NEWS (470-6397) By Michael Gormley The Associated Press Albany State University of New York Chancellor Robert King on Thursday proposed a tuition increase for all stu- dents beginning in the fall and annual increases for subsequent classes The proposed 13 percent in- crease beginning in the fall se- mester would raise tuition for undergraduate state residents to from But the in- creased tuition would be "fro- zen" at that level for those stu- dents for four years. The proposed tuition increase, pend- ing approval by the Legislature and governor, would raise million for SUNY, King's aides said Much of it would be used to raise instructors' salaries inside Report cards are due Monday for SUNY and to hire and recruit more top instructors Tuition was increased by a year in 2003 Trustees Chairman Thomas Egan said the revenue is needed to pay for more and better funded faculty Several college presidents said the need for more revenue is clear SUNY Delhi doubled its adjunct or part-time faculty because it hasn't been able to hire full-time professors despite a 20 percent enrollment increase "The plan would allow us to infuse dollars in academic pro- said Delhi President Candace But Miriam Kramer of the New York Public Interest Re- search Group said SUNY should be looking for more state sup- port not more frorr students and their families under King's so- called SUNY Tuition Guarantee "It sounds like the only guar- antee here is that students and their families will be paying more and more and she said King also proposed to the SUNY Board a system of annual tuition increases based on the na tional higher education cost index Those increases would TUITION, PAGE A-3 Index Business Classified CHY_____ Gunks Crime c-i -H _H -H 1-6 A-12 E-3 local news lottery New York. Obituaries Sports Stocks TeJevtion _A-2 A-10 _M -D-l _C-3 oz 'The afed "ress U.S. NAVY PERSONNEL from the USS Abraham Lincoln carry a survivor on a stretcher for medical treatment Thursday after being flown in by U.S. Navy Seahawk helicopters from remote areas of Banda Aceh in Indonesia U.N. to run relief effort News service reports Leaders at an emergency summit Thursday in Jakarta, Indonesia, pushed to give the United Nations the central coordinating role for relief. Indonesia announced almost new deaths, bringing the toll in the region to about The State Department said more than Americans remained unaccounted for. Also Thursday, scientists reported that the tsu- nami reached Atlantic City, N.J., in 32 hours, in the form of 9-inch waves. Dick Blume Staff photographer Inside A plea to those who pledged Give The day's How bloggers around the world shared, helped and MIRIAM MAJEED, fat left) a refugee from Afghanistan and a first-grader at H W. Smith Elementary School, donates pennies for tsunami victims The school, whose students come from 40 na- tions, is collecting pennies and recyclables for the relief Kirst Page B-1 Legislators make moves to reform government Stole Senate and Assembly plan to make rules changes. Critics say more is needed. By Erik Kriss Albany bureau The state Assembly and Sen- ate announced plans Thursday to change more than a dozen rales each in their respective houses to make their deliberations more open and democratic Legislative reform became a major issue in last year s elec tions, in which candidates bally- hooed a report declaring New York's Legislature the nation s most dysfunctional In an unusual joint announce- ment. Assembly Speaker Shei- don Siher and Assembly Minor- ity Leader Charles Nesbitt said their house will approve changes Monday that will require that all members be present to vote on bills, that Assembly proceedings be televised statewide and that rank and-file get more time to introduce and try to force votes on bills, among other things Senate Majority Leader Jo- seph Bruno, R-Bninswick, said his house's rules changes will allow committee chairs to hire and fire committee staff, permit any committee member to call a public forum and require sena tors be in their seats to vote against bills A joint rule would require a budget adoption schedule and public budget negotiating com- mittees of senators and Assem- bly members Blair Horner, legislative direc- tor of the New York Pubhc In- terest Research Group and one of the most visible advocates of Inside: List of Law extends safety-seat mandate to older kids THE POST-STANDARD Children under 4 feet 9 inches in New York wi soon require booster seats. BySueWeibezahl Staff Writer Area stores and local officials are gearing up for a new state law which will require children younger than 7 or under 4 feet 9 inches to be in car safety seats. "I'm placing large orders just to be said Yvonne Rog- ers, of Toys R Us at Great Northern Mall. Rogers, a certified car-seat technician, said she's been tell- ing her customers about the new March 1, and encouraging them to get seats now The law now requires anyone younger than 4 to be in a safety seat either a booster seat which uses a car seat belt to re- strain the child, or a car safety seat with a built-in harness. Thousands of youngsters be- tween the ages of 4 and 7 in to be restrained in safety seats while nding in a car and even older if they don't meet height requirements, said Debbie Kogut, traffic safety coordinator for the county health department Census figures show there are more than children aged 4, 5 and 6 in five counties in Central New York. Many cnuoiea years OKI