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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - January 12, 2005, Syracuse, New York The Post-Standard Affiliated with WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2005 FINAL EDITION O 2005 The Post-Standard SYRACUSE, N.Y. SO CENTS GOOD MORNING WARM SPILL A weak storm will cover the Central New York area with some rain and drizzle today. More rain is ex- pected Thursday, but tempera- tures will rise far ahovp nor- ilUU. iViOlC UMlOl W11UC1 1U1C will return Friday. Complete forecast D-12 HIGH: 44 LOW: 44 Executive director out at University Hospital Ben Moore III is out as exec- utive director of University Hos- pital, the 366-bed teaching hos- pital of SUNY Upstate Medical University. An interim executive director will take over today. BUSINESS, PAGE C-l Bush selects anti-terror insider as homeland boss President Bush on Tuesday nominated Michael Chertoff to succeed Tom Ridge as secretary of homeland security. Chertoff is a former prosecutor who helped oversee the Justice Department's anti-terrorism efforts after the at- tacks of Sept. 11. STORY, PAGE A-9 Ailawi: Some areas too dangerous for voters Pnrne vsd Ailawi acknowledged Tuesday that "pockets" of Iraq would be too dangerous for voters to cast ballots in the Jan. 30 elections. STORY, PAGE A-4 SUNY chancellor seeks six-month break from job State University of New York Chancellor Robert King has requested a six-month leave for persona] and professional reasons, according to a letter he wrote to the SUNY board of trustees. NEW YORK, PAGE A-10 Rescuers work in silence hoping to hear victims Working in absolute silence, rescuers with listening devices sensitive enough to pick up a whimper or a faint tapping search for victims feared buried STORY, PAGE A-6 Howard Dean chooses to run for DNC position Former Vermont Gov. How- ard Dean formally entered the race for chairman of the Demo- cratic National Committee Tues- day, putting his 2008 presiden- tial ambitions on ice. STORY, PAGE A-12 Astronomers see Big if sound waves Bong' Astronomers reported on Tuesday that they had convin- cingly seen, in the patterns of galaxies scattered across the night sky, the vestiges of sound waves that rumbled through the universe after the Big Bang. STORY, PAGIA-6 Corrections Jewish Experience of Central New York West Seneca Turnpike Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Delivery or subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS Newspaper phone Index Business____C-l Movies______E-5 Hew York...... A-JO UU------------e-i CwtitHMWi Comic_____1-6 Sports______D-1 EdNoriok_...A-14 Stocks______C-3 Technology M Ufltry_____A-2 Tatevision SU football coach promises 'model of excellence' Meet the Coach Frank Staff photographer GREG ROBINSON, Syracuse University's new football coach, SU sports information director Sue Edson (second from right) arrives from the airport Tuesday and walks into the Icolano- and are escorted by Assistant Chancellor Trudy Morritz (far Petty Football Complex at Maniey Fieid House for the first left) and Sara Mortimer, assistant director of media reia- time. Robinson and his wife, Laura, (far right) are greeted by tions. Robinson toured the Carrier Dome Tuesday evening. Next: Hire a staff, begin recruiting By Bonnie Webb Staff writer The eyes of Syracuse University are upon University of Texas defensive coor- dinator Greg Robinson, who was intro- duced on Tuesday as the head football coach of the Orange. The 53-year-old Robinson is just the school's fifth head coach since 1949 and the first significant new blood since Dick MacPherson was hired in 1981. Robinson succeeds Paul Pasquaiom, wno was rireo on Dec. 29 after the Orange finished 6-6 including a 51-14 loss to Georgia Tech in the Champs Sports Bowl. "It is a wonderful day for Syracuse University, Syracuse University football, Syracuse fans and the Syracuse commu- said athletic director Daryl Gross. "After an extensive, thorough national search, we have found the coach that will lead the Syracuse football program to na- tional prominence. His name is Greg Robinson.'" Southern California head coach Pete Carroll, whose team just won a second straight national title, recommended Rob- inson for the Syracuse position. Robinson and Carroll are former teammates at the Robinson said his immediate plan is to assemble a coaching staff and attack re- cruiting. He planned to interview the seven remaining assistants from Pasqual- oni's staff today and offered no guaran- tees any would be retained. Robinson said he will serve as defen- sive coordinator of the Orange. Robinson said he's contacted members of the great- er coaching community and should begin to line up his staff by the weekend. As for the Orange. Robinson said he's ready to lead the program back to nation- al prominence. "It's got to be a vision that I have thai is so strong that it pulls others up to he said. "I see that some day this pro- gram 15 gOiiiii LU UIUUC.1 UJL for a lot of schools. To do that, you have to be very, very successful. You must win, in a way that's very special, like this program has done in the past. I look for it to be a program that others want to emulate' Page D-1. THE ROTE Greg Robinson has made several stops along the way to THE SEARCH Athletic director Daryi Gross conducted a quick but thorough THE PAST Robinson is just the fifth in search for the right man D-7 j 57 years D-4 Players react to their new THE FUTURE A look at the team Robinson will Adrift but unsuitable, he survived By Vijay Joshi The Associated Press Klang, Malaysia Lying prone on the bobbing wooden plank, Ari Afri- zal looked left and saw the fiery red sun dipping into the watery horizon. Weakly, he turned his face the other way and saw a full moon rising in the east. It was dusk on Dec. 26, and Ari was adrift in the Indi- an Ocean. "I was not prepared to the 21-year-old carpenter said. Dayl That morning, when the ground began to shake, Ari was on a scaffolding, hammering nails into a plank, part of a crew building a beach home in Aceh Jaya town about 150 miles from the Indonesian provincial capital Banda Aceh. Frightened, the crew moved away from the house and squatted in the sand. "Then the waves started com- Ari said. The first, 3 feet high, ripped the scaffolding down. A minute later came the big one, a bluish- white wall about 30 feet high. "It produced a deep sound like whooooooo." Ari said this week from his hospital bed, in an interview with The Associated Press. "It destroyed the house. The wave hit the houses with a terribly loud Ari felt as if he were caught in a giant washing machine. Tossed feet inland, he banged against a mango tree and grabbed a branch. "I saw my friends also hang- ing on to trees. I thought the world was coming to an he said. "I kept praying hard to Allah for my life." As the tsunami receded, it pulled him under and sucked him out to sea. Swimming des- SURVIVOR, PAGE A-16 Supreme Court gives I O11C11111 its day Questions from Justices oo beyond raxes on iana owned i By Glenn Coin i Staff writer i Washington Returning i tribal control to land bought by the Oneida Indian Nation could cfcrK Central New I York, U.S. Supreme Court Jus- tice Scalia said Tues- day. I "We could create a chaotic 1 situation if we gave you jurisdic- i tion in the middle of New York i state over every property you can buy." Scalia told Oneida na- tion attorney Michael Smith in oral arguments Tuesday morn- I ing. "What you're asking this court do is to sanction a very odd I checkerboard system of jurisdic- tion in the middle of New York state. This is just a terrible situa- tion for governments." Scalia" s comments came dur- ing arguments in the case of the city of Sherrill v. the Oneida na- tion. Sherrill leaders say the na- tion must pay taxes on 10 par- cels of land the nation bought in the late 1990s; the Oneidas con- tend the land lies within their historic reservation and thus can- not be taxed. At the heart of the case is who has governmental control over the land owned by the nation: the Oneidas or local govern- Inside: Local voices at the Supreme Inside: Aid workers out under tighter control in Andy Wong Trie Associated Press TSUNAMI SURVIVOR Ari Afrizal speaks from his hospital bed Tuesday in Klang, Malaysia, near Kuala Lumpur. Ari, who was rescued by a container ship on Sunday, says he drifted on the Indian Ocean for two weeks, living on coconuts. i State gets acres of Salmon River shore By Erik Kriss Albany bureau It's hard to talk about fishing along the Salmon River without the name Barclay comins up. And sure enough it did after Gov. George Pataki and Attor- ney General Eliot Spitzer an- nounced Niagara Mohawk would turn over acres along the river to the state as part of a broader settlement to reduce power plant pollution. "It's going to kill Doug Bar- clay because he owns a lot of the riverfront and charges for ac- Pataki joked to Spitzer as they looked at a map of the par- cels, worth million. Former state Sen. H. Douglas Barclay, a Republican who is now ambassador to El Salvador, owns a family estate west of Pu- laski Douglaston Manor that includes choice fishing ac- cess on the Salmon River- Some anglers are angry that Barclay charges to fish on his part of the river. A wealthy man. Barclay has claimed his aim is to protect himself from liability and preserve the resource. "I'm happy with the DEC getting the said As- semblyman Will Barclay, R-Pu- laski, Barclay's son. "I haven't talked to my father about it, but I assume he'd be pleased." Pataki, who grew up along the Hudson River, couldn't resist a good-natured dig at Spitzer, a Manhattan Democrat who plans to run for governor next year. Discussing the plentiful salm- on, Pataki turned to his potential rival and noted, "Eliot, even you could catch a fish." Business: Pollution INSIDE ITS All ABOUT BABIES He wanted them now. She didn't FLASH MEMORY MP3 player, FM stereo radio, all-in-one headset. HOT NEW GADGETS Whiz-bang stuff from the Consumer Electronics Show, t Technology, SNOWBOARD CHAMP has music in his MINI MAC: BUSINESS, C-1 i ;