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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - January 14, 2005, Syracuse, New York 5 HIM REVIEWS "Alias" star Jennifer Garner plays a comics warrior in "Electra." CNY, Page E-1 TIM GREEN Skaneateles ex-NFL player will host new TV news magazine. CNY, Page E-1 eBost COUECT THEM ALL Every Friday and Saturday, check out the full page on a Syracuse University basketball player in the Sports section: Today: Dayshawn D-7 Coining Saturday: Rochelle Coleman Stan Affiliated with M IIILSJ-I FINAL EDITION 2005 Tte Post Saidard CVPAOICC M v cn rcNT< GOOD MORNING WINTER'S BACK After a balmy Thursday, winter weather returns, and won't waste any time getting here We'll see snoWshowers early today jn-r A-inrn er dip in temperature comes Saturday itb an occasional flurry Complete forecast, D-12 urauuoif any ui vke president soys region has shifted from relying on mawfocturmg. "There's something you're doing here that's Gary Keith, vice president of Bank, told about 600 peo- ple at the Greater Syracuse HICK: 39 LOW: 16 m KJCK j.uonar ij Staff writer Thanks to a diminished reli- ance on manufacturing, the Syra- cuse-area economy is outper- I forming most of the rest of Upstate and even the nation, a i bank economist said Thursday Cii nomic forecast luncheon Goods-producing jobs in the Syracuse area are down 13 per- cent from November 2001, but service-producing jobs are up 2 percent during the same period about double the national in- crease in that sector, he said "You are leading the Keith told the audience at the Onondaga County Convention Center He said the Syracuse economy was the strongest in traditional Upstate" the region west of Albany Cities such as Rochester and Buffalo have been hit harder by layoffs in the manufacturing sector, he said Chamber President David Cordeau said after the meeting that an effort by the area's eco- nomic development groups to di- versify the local economy so that "has really started to pay off Tne eifort oy ifie Syracuse Growth Council an umbrella group for the area's economic development organizations began about five years ago and CNY, PAGE A-4 SUNY chancellor refuses to quit, foiling a deal IP a bizarre twist, the chan- cellor of the State University of New York refused Thursday to go along with a plan for him to step down immediately in ex- change for a leave of absence surprising and imtat- ing SUNY trustees as well as Gov George E Patakiandhis aides, who together had ham- mered out the plan to overhaul SUNY's leadership NEW YORK, PAGE A-3 Hevesi: Expect higher tax bills if Medkaid not fixed County property tax levies will increase by nearly one-third by the end of this decade if the cost of the Medicaid program isn't checked, state Comptroller Alan Hevesi projected Thursday NEW YORK, PAGE A-10 Police look for three men who shot man, family dog Police are searching for three men who shot a mail and a fami- ly dog after breaking into a Sey- mour Street home, Syracuse po- lice said STORY, PAGE B-l In Indonesia, officials going after mosquitoes Health officials in Banda Mike Roy Contributing onotograpna GARY KEITH, of Bank, Thursday said the Syracuse economy was the strongest m "traditional Upstate" the re gion west of Albany Warm Snap A toasty feeling in January By Mark Weiner writer The party's over But it sure was good while it lasted Central New York will plummet back to winter reality today Snow showers, blustery wind, and temperatures falling through the day to a low of 16 are in the forecast The region will not see highs above freez- ing again through next week But Central New Yorkers cap keep warm with memories of Thursday In perhaps the biggest break of a mild winter, the tempera ture in Syracuse soared to 64 degrees by midnight Thursday record high for the date. 68. set in 1932 The sun even made an appearance its third showing of the new year For many, the combination was irresistible Some folks took to a fast-thawing golf A WARM, PAGE A-4 Li-H ja Un Staft photographer JAMIE BUDD (left) cele- brates making ninth hole with Nathan Limeburner, who spent his 47th birthday Thursday at the Liverpool Country Oub JiliUOliCMa, to door and tent to tent with moscmito-killmg spray guns be- ginning today to head off a looming threat that one expert says could kill more people around the tsunami disas- ter zone malaria STORY, PAGE A-8 Defense done in case of soldier accused of abuse Lawyers for the Army reserv- ist accused of being the ring- leader of the abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib prison abruptly ended his defense on Thursday without putting him on the stand to testify, as they had promised throughout his trial STORY, PAGE A-8 Corrections Syracuse International Film j Video Festival m CNY A-2 Syracuse Education Commis- sioner Nancy McCarty's vote on paying a Phone number for Syracuse Police Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story Subscription questions9 Call 470-NEWS Index Johr Berry Staff photograph0' PAUL ZOECKLER, of the town of Manhus, windsurfs on Onondaga Lake Thursday afternoon, failing into the 32-degree water about 10 times He didn't mind, since he wore a dry suit that protected everything but his fingertips At midnight Thursday it was 64 degrees, by 1 this morning it had dropped to 40 Oneidas give for victims of tsunami By Pam Greene Staff writer The Oneida Indian Nation said Thursday it will donate million to NBC's benefit to aid relief efforts in countries devastated by the Dec 26 tsuna- mi. "Tsunami Aid A Concert of Hope" will be broadcast live at 8pm. Saturday on all of NBC Universal' s outlets, including lo- cally on WSTM-TV (Channel Other gifts Oneioa iNauon Halbntter announced the dona- tion at an employee meeting Thursday, a news release from die nation stated. He praised NBC Universal and the numer- ous celebrities who already are supporting the event "The Oneida People have been blessed by the Creator with proud to stand wim so many oth- ers when asked to contribute to Other Central New York companies have donated to the tsunami victims with similar generosity, including. Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation gave million and medicine worth million. The Samuel I Newhouse Foundation donated million to the American Red Cross International Response Fund The Samuel I Newhouse Foundation is supported by business publications, cable interests, magazines and newspapers, including The Post Standard, which is owned by the Newhouse family. Tully Elementary School holds a bake sale to raise money for tsunami Syracuse University accounting professor is leaving for Sri Lanka to attend a relief so worthy a Halbritter wrote in the release. The money will go to the Red Cross International Response Fund. Tne two-noiir oenent special will be hosted by Jay Lena Red alert: Put down the cookie By Leigh Strope The Associated Press Washington The vending machine industry, taking heavy criticism as kids and other Americans get fatter, is launch- ing an anti-obesity marketing campaign to improve its image and fend off efforts to remove machines from schools A big part of the effort Color- coded stickers on vending ma- chines to separate healthful items from those that hungry snackers should, in the indus- try's words, "choose rarely." The National Automatic Mer- chandising Association's effort, "Balanced for includes computer software available to schools for that was devel- in Los Angeles removed vending machines, consumption of snack Sample SIKKKS food "shifted to a different by color codes. The move comes a day after the government issued guide- lines urging Americans to exer- cise 30 to 90 minutes a day, eat less and choose whole grains, fruits and vegetables. "People are going to eat what they want to said Richard M Geerdes, the association's I president auo cuici said that when some schools partment. source. solution like that doesn't Geerdes said The industry is promoting the "Snackwise Nutrition Rating developed by Colum- bus Children's Hospital in Co- lumbus, Ohio Thursday's event featured pro football Hall of Famer Lynn Swann, who urged parents and their children to exercise even jf it was just doing sit-ups and push-ups during commercials while watching TV. Watchdog groups questioned Swarm's paid role in the industry program because he serves as chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness. Swann is paid, but a spokes- woman for the association said she did not know how much Jackie Clark said questions about his role were "very silly." Swarm's position on the presi- dent's fitness council is unpaid, and requires less than 60 days a year of his tune, according to the The following vending machines items were rated according to the Snackwise Nutrition Rating System based on calories, fat, sugar, protein, fiber, calcium, iron and vitamins A and C A snack is assigned a point value, which is then translated into a color Best choice Teddy Grahams Nutn-Gram Yogurt Bar Quaker Banana Bread Breakfast Square Strawberry Yogurt Bar Honey Nut Cheenos Milk and Cereal Bar Choose occasionally Fig Newtons Snackwells Sandwich Bar Chortles Chocolate Chip Cookie Organic Crispy Rice Bar Granola Bars, Chocolate Chip Choose rarely Oreo Cookies 4 pack Grandma's Chocolate Chip Big Cookie Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookie Banana Nut Bar Strawberry Fruit Squares Source- CoU-mbus Children's Hospital ;