Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - July 8, 2005, Syracuse, New York
r Onondaga County checks to see If tuna is source of potentially fatal B-1 The Post-Standard Affiliated with Syracuftt.com FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2005 FINAL EDITION C 2005 The SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS a a e 4 BOMBS HIT LONDON DOZENS DEAD; HUNDREDS HURT BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY: 'HALLMARKS OF AN AL-QAIDA- RELATED ATTACK' PRESIDENT BUSH: THE WAR ON TERROR GOES ON' THE HUNT BEGINS Only Wednesday, Trafalgar Square was jumping for joy over London being chosen as the site of the 2012 Olympic Games. By Thursday, the jubilation had melted into tears and grim resolution. The morning rush-hour explosions came one right after another four in 56 minutes staccato reminders of the rage of terrorist organizations against the West. The attacks bore the signature of one that has become a household name everywhere: al-Qaida. News of the attacks, which killed at least 37 people and injured 700, reverberated around the world: The United States cranked up its alert status for public transit to orange, or high. Other nations step up security too. Pope Benedict XVI and British Prime Minister Tony Blair reached for the same word to describe the attacks: barbaric. G-8 leaders condemn attacks. Polls suggest that the-British have long ex- pected such an attack because they stand shoulder to shoulder with the United States in a world. Today, dozens of bystanders in the global war on terrorism are dead and hundreds are wounded. They were deliberately targeted and the world searches, once again, for answers. Over the coming days, details will dribble out, more security measures will be taken and Londoners and New Yorkers and Musco- vites and Parisians will mentally hunker down and wonder: Where will it end? Mix Nash The Assoaated Press FORENSICS EXPERTS study the wreckage of a double-decker bus with its top blown off and damaged cars scattered on the road nearTavistock Square, once the home of writer Charles Dickens, in central London Thursday. Rush-hour explosions tore into three subway trains and the double- decker bus, killing at least 37 people and injuring 700. A group calling itself the "Secret Organization of al-Qaida in claimed responsibility. COMPLETE REPORT INSIDE SU INTERN: 'THE TRAIN SHOOK' Attila Berry, a 24-year-old student at Syracuse University, was riding to her internship just as she has every morning. Suddenly there was a giant explosion. "People gasped, and my cars rang from the intensity of the she said. THE SCENE, PAGE A-IO WHAT THE BOMBS HIT The first bomb went off at a.m. on a subway train car. The last blew al a.m. on a double-decker bus. A minute-by-minute look. WHAT HAPPENED, PAGE A-8 PHOTOGRAPHS FROM LONDON A photo report from across the city. THE IMAGES, PAGE A-9 U.S. CITIES ON ALERT In New York and Washington, police with bomb-sniffing dogs searched the subways and train stations. In Central New York, travel agents predict a drop in travel to London for at least a few months. REACT, PAGE A-l! BRITS WON'T BACK DOWN Tenor experts say bombings may unite Britain behind the war in Iraq. WHAT'S PAGE A-l 2 STOCKS REBOUND In Europe, stocks and currency hit new lows, then recover. In the United States, stocks also rebound. BUSINESS, PAGE C-1 John Mamaci, Wisconsin State Journal The Associated Press IN MADISON, WIS., Robert Santurri waves the Union Jack in support of victims of Thursday's bombings in London. At the G-8 Summit in Gleneagles, Scotland, President Bush said: "We will not yield to these people, will not yield to the terrorists." ONLINE News, photos, forum and the latest updates at www.syracuse.com News Tracker blog links to bloggers' reports and photos from the scene and around the world, at SEEEM TAKE A DIP Temperatures below normal today, with rem- nants of Cindy providing showers or storms. Complete forecast D-8 HIGH: 69 LOW: 58 THE POST-STANDARD Corrections King of Kings Scholarship Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS Index Business Classified C-1 H Movies New York A-2 E-4 A-4 Comics Crime Editorials Local 1-6 A-14 Sports Stocks Television D-l C-3 E-5 Egyptian diplomat killed by his abductors in Iraq The insurgent group al-Qaida in Iraq said Thursday it had killed Egypt's ambassador-des- ignate in Iraq, Ihab al-Sharif, five days after gunmen seized him on a street in a diplomatic quarter in western Baghdad. In a posting on an Islamic Web site, the group said the 51-year-old diplomat's killing was "the judgment of God" and described him as representing a "tyrannical" government. The Egyptian government confirmed the killing. STORY, PAGE A-6 Taliban claim to have missing commando The last U.S. commando still missing in Afghanistan is being held by the Taliban and rebel leaders have decided to kill him, a purported spokesman for the group said Thursday. The spokesman, Mullah Latif Hakimi, offered no proof to back up the claim, which he has made previously. U.S. military spokes- woman Lt. Cindy Moore re- sponded by saying: "We hope he is not in harm's way. We arc making every effort to locate him." STOUT, PAH A-4 Clay native moves up to play with Red Sox Relief pitcher and Clay na- tive Scott Cassidy will be with the Boston Red Sox this week- end, while Boston ace Curt Schilling will be in Syracuse with the Pawtucket Red Sox. Red Sox closer Keith Foulke's knee injury set in motion a chain of events that landed Cassidy with Boston and Schilling in Syracuse. The Red Sox placed Foulke on the disabled list Wednesday and promoted Cassidy from Tri- ple-A Pawtucket. SPORTS, PAGE D-l Sudoku is here! Today on Page E-7 find the Japanese numbers puzzle Sudoku (pronounced Read about how to play on Page E-1. Solution to the brain teaser above can he found on Page E-2.