Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - January 20, 2005, Syracuse, New York
ICECUBE "Are We There opens today. CNY, Page E-1 JL JLJLV WEEKEND Win jazz, comedy, stage tickets Children's chorus Movies in a nutshell AFTER HOURS Meet Caroline Szozda, 24, Delavan Gallery's manager Disco dance party at Oncenter Lunch for 2: Under LOOKIN'CHILL Dude, get the skinny on twentysomething-speak. CNY, Page E-1 CARTOON CASH Stan Lee wins 'Spidey' lawsuit. BUSINESS, Page C-1 Affiliated with Syracuse.com THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2005 Post-Standard FINAL EDITION SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS ICY PLUNGE Another blast of frigid air will sween over Cen- tral New York today. Snow showers will be spotty, but could drop up to 3 inches of snow. Snowfall should begin to diminish Fri- day. Complete forecast, D-10 HIGH: 14 IOW: -4 Cancer now top kiiler of Americans under 85 For the first time, cancer has surpassed heart disease as the top killer of Americans under 85, health officials said Wednes- day. The good news is that deaths from both are falling, but improvement has been more dra- matic for heart disease. STORY, PAGE 4-12 Cuts spending feared by states Governors are sharpening their message to President Bush and Congress on Medicaid, urging the federal government not to cut the federal-state health care program for the poor and promising that states will come up with innovative ways to trim some of the billion a year in costs. STORY, PAGE A-5 Explosions leave 26 dead within minutes in Baghdad Insurgents embarked on a wave of suicide bombings in Baghdad on Wednesday, killing as many as 26 people in at least four attacks within the space of 90 minutes in a sharp escalation of violence ahead of the Jan. 30 election. STORY, PAGE A-6 Feds look for possible terrorist plotters Federal law enforcement of- ficials said Wednesday they were searching for four Chinese citizens who may have been in- volved in plotting a possible ter- rorist action in Boston. STORY, PAGE A-9 Yushchenko clears last hurdle to claim victory Western-leaning reformer Viktor Yushchenko7 s long and tension-filled drive to become Ukraine's president cleared its final hurdles before dawn today when the Supreme Court reject- ed an appeal by the losing candi- date and government newspapers printed election results. Corrections First name of the wife of Baldwinsville mayoral candidate Freedom of Espresso hot 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-1 Lottery..............A-2 Ctesified____H Movies Wwkwd Comic_____M New York __JW CNY_______E-4 Obiluories Le Moyne Rejects CNY Man Psonal Man who hoped to teach wrote he favored corporal punishment in the classroom. By John Mariani Staff writer A Van Buren man who wants to be a teacher was not accepted into the Le Moyne College edu- cation master's program, appar- ently because of a paper he wrote for one of his classes that advocated the use of corporal punishment and rejected multi- cultural learning in the class- room. Scott McConnell said he pulled As and Bs in the five courses he had taken as a. condi- tionally accepted student in Le Moyne" s Master of Science in Teaching program last sum- mer and fall and was expecting to be fully accepted this spring. That was until Saturday, when he received a letter from Le Moyne" s Graduate Education Program, informing him he would not be allowed to register for any more courses and that his registration for spring had been withdrawn. Dr. Cathy Leogrande, director of the Graduate Education Pro- COILEGE, PAGE A-9 Excerpts from student's paper, college's Stephen 0. Cannerelli Staff photographer SCOTT McCONNELL wrote a paper for a college class in which he favored corporal punishment and rejected multicuiturai learning in the classroom. Le Moyne College decided not to admit him be- cause his "personal beliefs" were a mismatch for teaching. CNY DOCTOR LENDS A HAND BACK HOME !H SR! LANKA Nora photographer DR. DAN RATNARAJAK, of Oneida Medical Associates, (left) examines a young boy at a refugee camp in Vaharrai, Sri Lanka. Ratnarajah and Dr. Renza Samad, natives of Sri Lanka who traveled home to help after the Dec. 26 tsunami, exam- ined more than 50 patients Tuesday afternoon. Oneida Healthcare has collected to help survivors there, hospital spokesman Mike Healy said. Inside: Child found alive in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, after three approval for post The Washington Post Washington The Senate i Foreign Relations Committee endorsed the nomination of Con- doleezza Rice as secretary of state on a 16 to 2 vote Wednes- day after Democrats on the panel expressed deep frustration at her answers on Iraq and terrorism in two days of hearings. In a rare ad- mission. Rice conceded the administration had made some "bad de- cisions" on Iraq. But she stil! hewed administra- tion's policies, touting an espe- cially tough line on Iran. The committee vote came mo- ments after the outgoing secre- tary of state. Colin Powell, made an emotional farewell to hun- dreds of State Department em- ployees gathered in the build- ing's vast lobby, praising them as "my troops" and patriots." A spokesman for Senate Dem- ocrats said Wednesday that they wouldn't attempt to block Rice's nomination but hoped to have a chance to debate it on the Senate fioor next week before a vote. A spokeswoman for Majority Leader Bill Frist. R.-Tenn.. how- ever, said no commitments had been made and the nomination could reach the Senate floor today. Sen. John D-Mass.. who lost the presidential election tn Rush, and Sen. Rnrbara Boxer, D-Calif., were the two members of the 18-person com- mittee to vote against Rice's nomination. But other Democrats joined them in criticizing what they characterized as evasive answers and an unwillingness in nearly 10 hours of testimony Tuesday to concede any fault in adminis- tration decision-making during Bush's first term, when Rice served as national security advis- er. Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del.. the panel's senior Democrat, told i KERRY, PAGE A-4 President pledges to unite the nation BUSH INAUGURAL tttoriob.......A-10 EntMtomnent.E-3 Stocks.-... Iced news___1-1 Television.. M D-l C-3 M 1HE POST-STANDARD Parade, bafts wffl follow Bush's second swearing-in. Coli snow are forecast. I Houston Chronicle Washington Under win- try skies and before a divided na- tion, President Bush will take the oath of office today for a second term and frame his ambitions for the next four years in a history- laden inauguration ceremony. Amid unprecedented security reflecting a world dramatically altered since his first swearing-in frntr wars aoo, will follow his oath with a speech that is ex- pected to focus on the themes of freedom and liberty in Iraq, at home and elsewhere. He then will travel the traditional victory parade route along Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House. Several celebrations took nlace Wednesday, including the lexas ataie 1 Boots Ball, a showcase for Lone Star figures, food and music and for the president who served as the state's governor. Inauguration Day will be capped by a flurry of balls, din- ners and festivities that have drawn criticism for their extrava- gance in a time of war and lethal natural disaster. The extra secu- rity, featuring high-tech surveil- lance of the ceremony's audi- ence and other areas of Washington, is designed to pre- vent incidents such as the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the Penta- gon and World Trade Center or other violent acts. The president wui be greeted by throngs of supporters, many of whom traveled from Texas and elsewhere to brave the cold and high ticket prices to see his swearing-in. Also on hand will be demon- strators protesting the war in Iraq and Bush's environmental and economic policies, all evidence The Associated Press FIRST LADY Laura Bush and President Bush on stage during the Celebration of Freedom Concert Wednesday on the El- lipse in Washington. President Bush, who will be sworn in at noon today, spent the final full day of his first term on Wednesday ceieorat- ing the imminent start of his second. Schedule of JibJab Website back for a second Inaugural champagne glasses made near CNY band to play at the American Indian Inaugural Water on airplanes not always safe for drinking The Associated Press Washington Asking for bottled water or a canned drink aboard an airliner might be the safest way to fly. Colifonn bacteria are showing up in more airliners than last summer when the government first took steps toward requiring sanitation improvements. The Environmental Protection Agency will now have domestic airlines test themselves and sub- mit results to the agency to see if the trend continues. Some self- sampling has begun, and airlines are adapting their routine disin- fections to meet EPA guidance. Airlines now must disinfect water systems every three months and water carts and hoses leading to aircraft month- ly. Coliform bacteria, usually harmless, indicate that harmful organisms could be present EPA said Wednesday it found col- iform bacteria in 17 percent of tVirt it mndnmKr 111 1 November and December, an in- crease from the 13 percent re- ported in the first round of tests in August and September. Among 169 randomly tested airb'ners, most of the 29 that tested positive for coliform bac- teria had them in lavatory fau- cets, but some also had them in galley water taps. There were no cases of the more serious E. coli bacteria, which can cause diar- rhea and nausea. Lab testers typically analyze for "total coliform" whether coliform bacteria are present and then recheck the sample to find out if coliform bacteria are of fecal origin and whether E. cob are present. The Air Transport Associa- tion, representing the major air- lines, said "airline drinking water is as safe as the municipal water sources that supply it." "We believe the most signifi- cant finding by the EPA is that there were no positive tests for any harmful said Nancy Young, managing direc- tor of on-based ATA's environmental programs.