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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - January 22, 2005, Syracuse, New York The Post-Standard Affiliated with SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2005 FINAL EDITION 2005 The Post S'anda d SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING STORM TIME Pick up the milk and bread early if von ran stand the cold temperatures The area is going to feel the effects of a storm that s expected to drop enough Pataki Uses Va. Account With No Campaign Limits m uu instead 01 inches Luckily, we re only expected to get 3 to 6 inches Complete forecast D-12 HIGH: 9 LOW: -2 Observers speculate over Justice Rehnquist's health Jus' ine neaitn of Ch-ef Jusuce of the Unned States William H Rehnquist and Vvhat will it mean for President Bush and the Supreme Court9 'H'ere plenty of buzz after Rehnquist who is battling thy- roid cancer walked into the spotlight Thursday to administer the oath of office Some say Rehnquist appeared frail and failing others sa> his resonant oice and determined gait showed that he s ready to re siime a tougher schedule with the court it is, it is bound to affect the nation's his- tory STORY, PAGE A-3 On Titan, methane erodes the surface of alien worid 77 jl from Earth, me rugged surface of Saoirr s moon Titan is lashed hqu'd that forms deltas and eddies h s nof water, the European Space Agency s probe that land- ed on Titan's frozen surface a -2P ane STORY, PAGE A-5 Latest Iraq bombings hit near mosque and wedding At least 16 Iraqis were killed and dozens were wounded Fn- day >n separate car bomb attacks outside a mosque in Baghdad and near a wedding part} south of the capital according to Iraqi eminent hospital offi- cials STORY, PAGE A-5 FCC chairman Powell says he'll step down in March Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael By Mike McAndrew and Michelle Breidenbach Staff writers Gov George Pataki declared Nov. 18, 2003, "Jane Forbes Clark Day" all across the state of New York i Lielu Lter trie i wealthy chairwoman of Coo- perstoaii i National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum, wrote a check to a little-known Pataki campaign account 1 That brought her to for the election cycle well more than double the legal limit for campaign contributions in New York This is legal, however, be- cause Clark sent that check and others to Pataki's political action in n ia, where there are no limits on carnp-ugp contritions Virginia s a very popular lo- cale because it is, as we call it the wild, wild West of campaign said Larry Sabato, di- rector for the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia "There are no rules Pataki s Virginia political ac tion committee called the 21st Century Freedom State PAC raised more than million and spent more than in ii f, mauon since 2000 Many of the contrib- utors do business New York state That s separate from the gov- ernor s New York committee called Friends of Pataki which raised 3 million in 2004 That committee is govemed New York law, which limits a compa- ny's donation to a >ear and an individual s to S3 3 900 in a four-year election cvcle In 1999. Pataki s aides said the was imposing a n n i 1 ikit x. Vj 11L tl k5 V the Virginia PAC fl TV 3 t. J 1_1 ULwA LL1 that four donors pad en more than that last vear For example Altna Corporate Sen ices the VA. LAWS, PAGE A-4 NS The top 20 donors to Gov George Pataki s Vir gima pohtica' A-4 Who gave from A-4 A look M Gov George Pataki s taree SUBZERO, BUT NOT TOO COLD TO DELIVER THE MAIL i OCCOKs bonus for president If Debbie Sydow stays on until 20 11, she gets the !ump sum payment. Sydow VVCii Will lorn Staff photog apher ART MULLETT, a U S Postal Service letter carrier from Syracuse, delivers mail along South Carbon Street m Syracuse shortly after 1pm Friday The temperature at that time was minus 2 degrees One advantage of the co'd for no dogs 'They're he said "They're no dummies" The temperature dipped to a record minus 12 degrees at 6 a m In a season of highs and lows, a record cold post in March STORY, PAGE C-l Clemens signs S18M pact to pitch again for Astros Roger Clemens is coming back for one more year and is getting the highest salary for a pitcher m baseball history The Rocket and the Houston Astros agreed Friday to an million one-year contract, and the seven time Cy Young Award winner made the commit- ment to play for his 22nd major league season STORY, PAGE D-l Corrections Telephone number to get "Finger Lakes Hunting Fish- ing Guide' Caption for photograph of Laura Call Deputy Execute e Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story Delivery or subscription questions'? Call 470-NEWS (470-6397) New spaper phone Index Business C-1 local news B-l Classified E-5 lottery _ _ A-2 Comic Movies .1-4 CNY_______E-l Obituaries._ 1-4 Editorials _ A-6 Sports D-l Entertainment E-4 Stocks _ C-2 E-l Television.. E-l 2 Letters _.. A-7 Wafer... Ml THE POST-STANDARD Syracuse reached a record low Friday of' __for the date The National Weather Service recorded the temperature at 6 a m. at Syracuse's Hancock Airport, said meteorologist Brian Lovejoy, of the weather service m Bmghamton A cold air mass came in from central Canada, causing bitter temperatures throughout the region. Clear skies and low winds contributed to the cold. Wind made temperatures feel as low as minus 15 Weekend forecast: Highs of 9 degrees, 3 to 6 inches of DAILY HIGH AND LOW TEMPERATURES 60 Other cold spots in Central New York Friday morning Locke and Ithaca Sherburne, Chenango County Auburn and Tully Some cold, hard facts e f National low Record low in the Friday, Arctic U S, Prospect Village, Alaska Creek, Alaska, Jan Sources National Weather Service National Climatic Data Center 2005 World Almanac 13 14 15 January Bj Nana Buczek writer The Onondasa Comraumtv College Board of Trustees hopes to use a rare ircertive to get President Debbie to stav through 20 H a lump u rus a _ tract which trustees approved extending Fndav bonuses based on lime offers made bv SS colleges or I 4 neitent of the 2 594 nstitu tions contacted for a 200! study ov the American Council on Education But u s wonh it to OCC s co' lege board I w ouldn t w ant am one but her leading mis team said board Chairman DavidW Murphv s salary wnl increase annually 000 if the board continues to her nerform ance as satisfactory accord ing to the extension contract The extension also bumps up Sydow s annual housing allow- ance from to and prov ides for it to increase bj 3 percent on July 1 2006 arc! each subsequent year She will make 000 in 2010 201 1 Other perks that renvan in place are the use of a cell phone and computer both of which re mam college propertv paid membership in professional or- ganizations and use of a col- lege owned car plus full opera- tional expenses In 2002 the OCC board ex- tended Sydow s original three- year contract through June 2006 That contract extension prom- ised Sydow a lump sum payment of minus taxes and NEW, PAGE A-3 I >urgl; o In the 1980s, detectives found stolen items in Bruce Pedrkk's Florida home. By Robert A. Baker Staff writer The head of the EarMle De- partment of Public Works, whose job requires him to enter homes to read water meters, is a convicted burglar accused of breaking into as many as 150 houses in Florida m the 1980s Rumors of Bruce Pednck's criminal past began circulating in the village m November, when he left his post as Earlville's mayor to take the DPW job Earlville is a commu- nity of 791 people on the Madi- son-Chenango county line Pednck, who had been mayor since 1999, was convicted in 1983 of burglarizing a newspa- per circulation center in Florida to get addresses of subscribers on vacation whose homes he could then break into His crimi- nal record has not been widely known in Earlville "My whole life has been waiting for that last shoe to hit the floor' said Pednck 55 blaming his Florida crimes on stupidity Pednck was sentenced to 10 years in state prison in 1983, five years each for stealing a sub- scriber list from his former em- ployer, the Orlando Sentinel, and for taking a ring from a jewelry store He was released in 1985. according to Florida crimi- nal records Pednck s entry into the crimi- nal justice system began in 1981 with the ring theft He was placed in what Flonda calls a pretnal intervention program If Pednck had successfully com- pleted the yearlong program, he would have avoided criminal CRITICS, PAGE A-4 i u ALL-OUT OFFENSE Meet Syracuse University's new offensive coordinator, Brian Pariani. He's got three Super Bowl rings. INSIDE THEY'RE TRADING SPACES Trading Spaces" stars Genevieve order and Douglas Wilson will unveil new shows of their own this month ft Garden Page E-1 SUPER SOPH Meet Lauren Kohn, who provides speed m the backcourt for the Orange women's basketball team Sports, Page D-6 ;