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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - July 12, 2005, Syracuse, New York r The Post-Standard Affiliated with TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2005 FINAL EDITION SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS QUIET TIME It will stay hot and at least partly sunny today in Centra! New York. As more humidity arrives Wednesday, the chance for a thunderstorm increases. And chances keep increasing through most of the week, Complete forecast, D-6 Firefighter of the Year Found a Child in the Dark HIGH: 92 LOW: 68 Phillie outsiugs them all to win Home Run Derby Philadelphia Phillies out- fielder Bobby Abreu slugged a record 41 home runs in three rounds to win Monday's All-Star Home Run Derby, a prelude to tonight's 76th Major League Baseball All-Star Game. STORY, PAGE D-l Officials ask for patience as body parts retrieved "This is the biggest crime scene in English Lon- don's Metropolitan Police com- missioner. Sir Ian Blair said. "We've got to get it right." STORY, PAGE A-10 Promise to fire source of CIA leak weakening The White House Monday would not repeat pledges to fire any official who leaked classi- fied information after Karl Rove was linked to agent's exposure. STORY, PAGE A-4 if weather good, shuttle ready, NASA says NASA is prepared for its first shuttle mission in nearly 20 years Discovery's launch Wednesday. STORY, PAGE A-4 Boehiert on his way to watch liftoff Rep. Sherwood Boehiert will lead a delegation to Cape Ca- naveral. Flu.. Wednesday. STORY, PAGE A-4 Even hand-free phones may be risky for drivers Whether you use your hands or not, driving while using a phone makes you more likely to get into a crash, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says. STORY, PAGE A-4 Massacre of Muslims remembered in Srebrenica About 30.000 people came to Srebrenica Monday to mark the anniversary of the killing of Bos- nian Muslims by Serb forces. STORY, PAGE A-5 Suspects flee facility; Navy SEAL'S body found Four suspected terrorists broke out of a U.S. military fa- cility Monday in Afghanistan. Also, the body of a missing U.S. Navy SEAL was discovered. STORY, PAGE A-5 Corrections Thomas N. Moore's Liverpool class reunion Canceled painting 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...........C-1 Lottery..............A-2 Classified..........F-l Movies...............E-4 CNY...................E-1 New York.........A-6 Comics..............E-6 Obituaries........B-4 Editorials.........A-8 Sports...............D-l Kids page......F-10 Stocks...............C-3 Local news.......B-l Television..........E-5 THE POST-STANDARD Syracuse firefighter wins statewide honor for rescue of 5-year-old girl. By Pam Greene Staff writer On March 21. 2004. Lt. Don- aid J. Balintfy became the most heroic firefighter in the world to Christine Mover, 40, and her 5-year-old daughter, Breanna Switzer. Thursday, the New York State Professional Firefighters Associ- ation will designate him the most heroic in the state when they present the 53-year-old Syr- acuse firefighter with the Fire- fighter of the Year Award. The pool of candidates is massive, said Jim Ennis, the Syr- acuse firefighter's union presi- dent. It includes all of the paid firefighters in New York State who are in the association, including firefighters in New York City, Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, Al- bany and all the towns and villages with paid depart- ments. He didn't know how many firefighters were nominat- Balintfy ed for the award, but all rescues by a pro- fessional firefighter in the state are eligible for nomination, he said. "It's a great he said. "Donny's life-saving was the best rescue in New York state in 2004." Balintfy. of Cicero, had had a quiet night March 21, 2004, until the call came in at a.m. The 911 dispatcher couldn't hear the caller, only the open phone line and the blaring sound of a smoke alarm, he said Monday. STATE'S, PAGE A-10 Chrissie Contributing photographer NICOLE DAWLEY, 13, of Deer River, had surgery delayed until today at University Hospital because there wasn't enough blood available Friday when the operation was scheduled to take place. With her are her sister, Kate, (center) and her mother, Suzanne Dawley, who gave Nicole a new stuffed cow. The family runs a dairy farm. Blood shortage delays surgeries Syracuse hospitals postponed some non-emergency operations. By Frank Brieaddy Staff writer It was bad enough when 13-year-old Nicole Dawley, of Deer River in Lewis County, was yanked to the ground by a dog July 2, bruising her spinal column so seriously that surgery was required. Worse, that surgery could not take place last Friday as scheduled because of a blood shortage. "She's been so upset and wanted to go home, wanted to run said her mom, Suzanne Dawley. "I want it done and over with because I'm scared." Nicole Dawley said. Dawley's operation was one of five postponed last week at University Hospi- tal because of a lack of blood or blood products, according to Karla Lauenstein, technical director of the hospital's lab. At least three other surgical procedures were postponed last week at Syracuse- hospitals for the same reason. The exact number is difficult to determine because postponements of surgery are not uni- formly recorded at all hospitals. Blood supplies run low every summer, but Lauenstein said the delay of so many scheduled operations this year is unusual. "This year it looks like it might be a more critical she said. The Red Cross Blood Services New York-Penn Region put out an urgent memo Friday to 133 hospitals it serves in 63 counties: It could not support any elective sur- gery with type 0 positive blood OFFICIAL PAGE A-7 INSIDE: Charts show how blood donations, visits to collection sites have Hurricane Dennis no match for New York Nick By Sue Weibezahl Staff writer Nick Zangari grew up with Central New York blizzards. A hurricane wasn't going to scare him. "I'm wired a little differently from ev- eryone said Zangari. He kept his bar and restaurant in Pensacola, Fla., open through Hurricane Dennis, despite many other places closing and residents evacuating. Zangari, 45. is a native of North Syra- cuse. In 1981, he moved to Florida dur- ing his senior year at what is now State University College of Technology at Canton on impulse. He'd gone down there for spring break and had had such a good time, he decided to stay. Since then, he has worked as a disc jockey and a bartender and, two years ago, he opened New York Nick's, a bar and restaurant that served hundreds since the hurricane touched down. "1 never feared for my own he said. "That was the last thing I wor- ried about." His business is in an old railroad depot built in the late 1800s of solid concrete 4- Updates Storm-tossed communities survey the destruction, find most of the damage is from and steel and is now decorated with Syra- cuse University sports memorabilia "my Syracuse he joked. Zangari was excited about the prospect of a hurricane, particularly after weather- ing Hurricane Ivan last year. "This is an event; you gear up for it, like a big rock he said. "You know it's coming, you get there and hang, here comes the show." He gave running updates to patrons and friends and he watched through the windows, granting interviews to CBS, Fox, CNN, the BBC and dozens of news- paper and radio reporters. "Wind, then the storm, then here come the trees, parts of buildings, siding, awn- he said. His wife, Debra. and 1 -year-old daugh- ter fled to Mississippi to wait out the storm. Zangari and his 15-year-old daughter, Allison, preferred to stay, transforming a couch and an air mattress into makeshift beds. Zangari said he returns to Syracuse every February to get a taste of the brutal winters. "1 literally go out and shovel snow at all the relatives' he said. "I've never disliked the seasons." Best place to live? Manlius in top 100 By Cammi Clark Staff writer The town of Manlius squeezed in at No. 98 on Money magazine's list of America's 100 Best Places to Live, re- leased Monday. "People have always wanted to live in Manlius since the first settler came over the said Barbara S. Rivette, town historian. Profiles of the top 10 nationwide and a complete list of all 100 towns will be published in the August issue of Money, due on newsstands July 25. It is available and online at bestplaces. The Money Web site describes the best places as those communities with a population above that arc above average in income, population growth and real estate appreciation during the past five years. Education levels, crime and safety, pollution, weather and com- mute times are also factors. Manlius scored just behind Dyer, Ind., (near Gary, Ind.) and just ahead of Cale- donia, Mich., (near Grand Money's number one place to live? Moorestown, N.J., whose nearest big city is Philadelphia. Syracuse is newest wireless Ihotspot Verizon says its high-speed network gives more secure access than WiFi. By Tim Knauss Staff writer Verizon Wireless Monday launched a high-speed data net- i work in Syracuse. Customers can use it for fast wireless Inter- net access on their laptop com- puters or to download video clips, games and other content to their wireless phones. The company said the new network provides subscribers with Internet connection speeds averaging 400 to 700 kilobits per second comparable to what consumers can get at a WiFi hot- spot, but available over a much wider area. "This service basically makes all of the Syracuse area one big hotspot." said John O'Mal- ley, a Verizon Wireless spokes- man. Unlimited access to the net- work using a wireless PC card that plugs into a laptop computer costs a month. That ser- vice is aimed at mobile profes- sionals. Wireless offers a con- sumer-oriented service for S15 a month, added to a regular calling plan, that lets subscribers down- load video clips and other mater- ial to their phones from news, sports, weather and entertain- ment providers. Both services use a data net- work that covers most of Onon- daga County and extends west along the Thruway to Rochester. The "so-called EVDO network, which stands for Evolution Data- Optimized, has been added to the company's regular wireless network. Beyond the reach of the EVDO network, data customers would revert to Wire- less' normal cell-phone network, where data speeds average about 60 to 80 kilobits per second. Verixon Wireless first offered EVDO services in 2003 in San Diego and Washington. D.C.. and has expanded the network to about 50 cities. Syracuse and Rochester are the first cities out- side New York City to get the service in this state. Wireless is the first wireless company in Syracuse to launch EVDO, although other companies plan to build similar services, O'Malley said. The primary alternative for laptop users is WiFi technology, which makes high-speed Internet access available at selected loca- tions, often for little or no cost. O'Malley said Verixon Wire- less will be able to offer business customers better security than WiFi, because each wireless transmission on its network is encrypted. 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