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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - January 28, 2005, Syracuse, New York YOUNG IDEAS Dan Young, of the Metro- politan Develop- ment Association, speaks during a panel discussion of the 40 Below Summit. SEE "40 PAGE 1-3 The Post-Standard OSWEGO Cayuga, Seneca counties win concession on land claim deal Investor signs purchase contract to buy Hotel Syracuse B mm I Competency test ordered for driver in July (rash A 21-year-old Fulton man scheduled to plead guilty Thurs- and assault was instead ordered to take a competency exam, Os- wego County Judge John Elliott said Steven F Wilcox. of 501 First St S was unable to answer the judge's questions regarding a July crash in Schroeppel at his appearance in County Court Tne injured eigni peo- ple, including four children Wil- cox vvasthednver Man admits to assault try in incident with deputy A Palermo man pleaded guilty Thursday in Oswego County Court to second-degree attempted assault DannelC Cole, 26, of 134 Winks Road was arrested June 18 when he kicked a dep- uty at the Volney Fire Depart- ment field days He is scheduled to be sen- tenced March 21 Fulton school board picks Ireland to fill vacant seat The Fulton school board is at full strength again The board appointed Robert Ireland to fil] the vacancy ere ated earlier this month when Robert Somers won a special election to fill the seat vacated by the resignation of Jacalyn Stewart She died m December after battling cancer Oswego State reception launches two art shows A reception from 6 to 8 p m today will kick off two shows at the State University College at Oswego's Tyler Art Gallery "Fifteen Years of Collecting A Selection of Student Works of Art" will showcase 40 works from a variety of media chosen from the gallery's student collec- tion, which began m 1989 The Art Department Faculty Exhibition continues a tradition of presenting the faculty s latest works Both shows are free and run through Feb 23 Athletics careers focus of panel talk at college Jobs in athletics including coaching, management med icme, journalism and promotions will be explored at a panel discussion from noon to 1 30 p m today at the State Universi- ty College at Oswego The free program is part of the college s annual Laker Days fes- tival Meal bar maker closing plant in Cayuga County More than 100 workers will lose their jobs when a Califor- nia-based company closes its Cayuga County plant at the end of March A company official confirmed Thursday that Nellson Nutraceu- tical is closing its Route 34 plant in Ira OP March 24 to consoli- date operations The company, which makes low-carbohydrate meal bars, employs about 110 in 1 Ira, said Joe Budzmski, opera- tions manager Staff reports Correction A story Thursday about the testimony of a Medicare official m the trial of Dr Rafil Dhafir in- correctly reported that the agen- cy allows doctors to bill for in- jections such as chemotherapy treatments done by lab techni- cians The official, Dr Edward Cox, told The Post-Standard on Thursday that Medicare would allow such billing if the state permuted lao lecmucians to uo those procedures, which it does not. Jim Iteilly, bureau chief, 592-7140 Advertising, 592-4401 or 470-2072 service, Le Moyne reject now at Oswego State HftJUi f entry to master's program over educational pUosopby. By Jim McKeever Staff writer Scott McConnell, the Van Buren man denied entry into the Le Moyne College education program n part he rejects multicultural learning and supports ccrponl purush ment m the classroom, has en rolled in undergraduate business courses at the State University College at Oswego McConnelFs status as a sub- stitute teacher in the Syracuse City School District is on hold until he meets with district offi- cials next week. paragraph of an essay McCon- Corporal punishment is lor- meet with district officials Tues- Fm the he said Thurs- day. McConnell started this week taking classes in accounting, business law, management and statistics, a full-time load of 12 credit hours, he said He said he plans to apply for admission to educi uon program Pvaridolph Wvliams director for the Syracuse district, said the district stopped using McConnell as a substitute after McConnell's views were brought to light in a front page article m The Post-Standard on Jan 20 The article cited the opening Le Moyne last fall I do not feel that multicultural education has a philosophical place or standing in an American class- room, especiall) one that I will teach I also feel that corporal punishment has a place m the classroom and should be imple- mented when needed McConnell defined multicul- tural learning in an interview as the notion that a student s e culture should take precedence ov er American culture His made no further mention of corporal punishment but in an interview McConpeil advocated a three-blow spanking under certain conditions Earlier this month McConnell 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 The letter cited a mismatch between McConneli's beliefs and those ot Le Movne Williams said McConnell had been called upon as a daih sub- stitute in the citv more than 20 times i'nce September, at a van of schools illiams said he wasn't avare of anv compla'nts about McConnell who is to e w am 10 moke sine down with hirr- and have a prettv. frank discussion with Williams said McConnell is still OP the dis- trict's list of substitutes but he won't be called in until he meets with district officials said dis- trict spokesman Neil Dnscoll M Ct-n d 'i to continue as a substitute in citv 1 HlV He also said he K surprised all the attention ttiat has been gn en to his situation I m happv people are ing attention he said Obviously. this is on people's minds (and) they re discussing it 1 can t ask for anvthms more than that Oswego State keeps snoio coutssy of Godfrey fan I, JOSEPH GODFREY JR (right) and his brother, Justin, enjoy a New York Yankees game in this 2004 photo Joseph Godfrey, of Mexico, was stabbed to death Jan 14 in the city of Oswego II I blaying Victim Kecalled Family shares memories of Joseph C. Godfrey Jr. By Tanya Drobness Staff wnter On the morning of Jan 12 Christine Compeau received her usual daily telephone call from her son For 20 minutes, they talked about how he was going to help his father remodel the kitchen, about SpongeBob SquarePants DVDs, and his favorite dish of lasagna and sausage His mother said she would make it for him He joked She laughed. Then, they said goodbye "I love Compeau said "I love you, too. In his memory The family of slain Army veteran Joseph C Godfrey Jr has started the Joe Godfrey Jr Scholarship Fund at his alma mater, Mexico High Scnool Contributions can be made to the school at 3338 Mam St, Mexico 13114 Joseph C Godfrey Jr replied It was the last thing he said to her One week later, Compeau ohoto COUriesy of Godfrey tamiiy again told her son she loved JOSEPH GODFREY JR. poses for a photo with his father, Jo- him, this time as a soft seph Sr, m 1998 at his graduation from Mexico Academy SUSPECT, B-2 Central School Good snowfall makes good neighbor a hero SEANHRST COLUMNIST James Gen- ninger is a retir- ee from General Motors He lives on Hawley big snow can easily turn into a big problem. Genninger was a childhood victim of polio. The disease left him with a perma- nent disability. At 71, it is diffi- cult if not impossible for Genninger to shovel snow. Fortunately, there's a solution to the nrnblem 'ta Mangan is just one 01 those Genmnger said "He's one of the best neighbors you could ever have If you don't know Mangan, 59, you undoubtedly know someone who fits the profile In Syracuse, a place some weather experts are calling the snowiest T I fUll 1 City ill tuc woiiu, Mangan are the ones who help to make the heavy snowfall seem routine. Mangan lives at Hawley Ave- nue and Delhi Street, across from Dr. Weeks Elementary School. As you might have guessed, be isn't the one who called us. He was fingered by a neighbor, who told us how Man- blower whenever there s a storm, how Mangan does his own sidewalk and driveway and then keeps nght on going, often clearing the sidewalk for an en- tire city block During Saturday night s big storm, Mangan cleared the dnve- VA Carusone, 71 Mangan then took a quick dnve to a corner store He bought some coffee and brought it back to share with Carusone. The two men stood outside and drank in the spect- acle as they drank from paper cups. "I usually try to get the (shov- eling) done Carusone heavy, he comes by and does it all the time There is no profit motive in any of this for Ed Mangan He takes care of his neighbors for the same reason that thousands of Central New Yorkers do the same thing Mangan said, "and it's not going to tall me to push it." That said, he is aware that for every resident happy to shovel out the neighbors, there is some- one else who won't shovel at all. Few things are as maddening as a drive around Syracuse on any snowy morning, when kttle Graduation rate similar to other state colleges but Sags behind SUNY system overall. Fred 4.. Mohr Staff writer The State Unrversitv College at Oswego s four-vear gradua tion rate trails the average for the entire SUNY system but corn pares closely with similar state colleges The average four year gradua- >ion rate for new full time stu- dents rose from 36 2 percent SUNY-wide for students enter- ing in 1997 to 40 2 percent for four ear graduates in 2003 according to an Associated Press this week Oswego s graduation rate for the same period varied from 32 3 percent to 34 3 percent over c -vii-. mrtinma tTllT 1 approximately one third of stu- dents graduated in the traditional lour years Tnat was in line wuh the 33 percent statewide average of SUNY colleges that do not offer doctoral programs University centers, like Al- bany and Stony Brook, that offer doctorates and specialized pro- grams have a 49 7 percent four- year graduation rate This week, Thomas Egan, SUNY board of trustees chair- man, urged college administra- tors to do more to improve the graduation rate He said the sys- temwide rate compared unfavor- i ably with private institutions in New York and public universi- ties in other states ''We are not up to the stan dard Egan was quoted as ieli- 1 ing administrators Longer stays on campus eat up financial re sources, block openings that might have gone to new students and delay the start of careers However, Oswego State's di- i rector of institutional research said increasing demands m the workplace make it more difficult for students to graduate in four years Mehran Nojan said more em ployers look for graduates who have completed internships, studied overseas or pursued in- terdisciplinary programs and dual majors, all of which require longer stays in school "If our students are going to be prepared for the job market today, especially in New York, four years is not she saia. in many il they graduate in four years, they've done the minimum." Oswego State's graduation rate also suffers because of die number of students who transfer to private colleges or SUNY's university centers. "About 8 to 10 percent of our students graduate by transferring ItUKRK PMCM ;