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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - July 24, 2005, Syracuse, New York SUNDAY The Post-Standard C 're Affiliated with SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2005 FINAL EDITION SYRACUSE, N.Y. GOOD MORNING WARMER Temperatures will climb to near 90 today as a mass of hot, humid air continues moving across the country toward the Northeast. Thunderstorms are possible this afternoon or tonight, and more humid air is expected to arrive in Central New York on Monday. Temperatures are expected to cool down by midweek. Complete ___________________ HIGH: 88 LOW: 65 SAVE WITH COUPONS IN TODAY'S NEWSPAPER WINTER IN JULY CANON 1024 OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH a baptized man validly receives sacred ordination." Unorthodox Ordinations Dick Blume Staff photographer SCOTT KELLETT, 8, of Dannemora, Clinton County, hits the water Tues- day after skiing off a ramp at the MacKenzie-lntervale Ski Jumping Complex, built for the 1980 Winter Olympics, just outside the village of Lake PAGE D-1 AMERICAN LEGION THEFT Eastwood American Legion's Eric Stuhler is accused of stealing nearly in gaming funds. LOCAL, PAGE B-1 DWI LAWYER CNY ad blitz aimed at drunken drivers draws criticism. LOCAL, PAGE B-1 STORY WRITER'S NEW TWIST SU instructor George Saunders is selling his film rights. CNY. PAGE H-1 WHO IS ROBERTS? Engineer's son took the high road. STORY, PAGE A-4 CIA AND THE LEAK PROBE Investigators consider obstruction. STORY, PAGE A-7 ARMSTRONG AGAIN Lance Armstrong finishes strong at the Tour de France. SPORTS, PAGE D-1 SUNDAY SUDOKU Answer to this puzzle is on Page A-2. Find another Sudoku in Stars (Page Index Anniversaries..... Auto..................... Births.................. Business............. Classified............ CNY................... Editorials........... H-7 .G-l .H-8 E-1 F-l .H-1 .C-2 B-1 Real Estate..................1-1 Sports.........................D-1 State.........................A-20 Washington .....A-4 to 9 Weather...................D-14 Weddings..................H-5 World TVWeek Corrections Officer had no pepper Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to discuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS M POST-STANDARD Egypt terror bombings: al-Qaida? Death tol rises in Red Sea resort community; no direct fink made to London bombings. The Associated Press Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt Egypt launched a massive hunt Saturday for terrorists who set off multiple bomb blasts that killed at least 88 in this Red Sea resort packed with European and Arab vacationers. Just days after the latest Lon- don strike, the world reeled from yet another attack with possible- links to al-Qaida. Egyptian investigators said they were trying to determine whether foreigners carried out the string of blasts that leveled the reception area of a luxury tourist hotel and ripped apart a coffee- house crowded with Egyptians at a.m. Saturday. No direct link was seen between the devastating blasts in Sharm and the two rounds of explosions that recently hit London's subway and buses, but together the attacks reinforced a global fear that militants can strike anywhere. The resort at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula has long felt like an oasis of safety, known equally for partying, scuba diving and high-level political sum- ISRAEUS, PAGE A-14 INSIDE It was a beautiful night for dancing. Then the bomb exploded. All eyes turn to al-Qaida. Man shot in London not linked to aborted bombings. PAGEA-M Mike Greenlar Staff photographer DEMISE DONATO, a priest at Spiritus Christi of Rochester, celebrates Sunday Mass at the Hochstein School of Music last week. The congregation has about members. Donate- ordained in 2002. Here, she raises the bread and wine during the Eucharist service. The altar holds offerings for the needy given by children attending a vacation Bible school. Four women to become priests; Church: Ordinations are invalid Monday, nine Roman Catholic women will be ordained as deacons or priests. Their act carries the penal- ty of automatic excommunication from the church they choose not to abandon, but fervently seek to change. By Rente K. Gadoua Staff writer When she was a little girl, Victo- ria Rue played church, distributing Necco wafers from the front porch of her parents' home. During a Monday afternoon cruise on the St. Lawrence River in Ontario, Rue, 58, plans to be or- dained a Catholic priest. She knows .her action challenges Roman Catholic Church policy, and she expects the Vatican to re- spond by excommunicating her. "1 have been struggling all my life with how to express my call to be a woman the California THE CHURCH'S POSITION Diocese of Syracuse chancellor and canon lawyer the Rev. Michael Minehan lays it out in no uncertain terms: Church law states that women who are ordained are automatically excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church. VERSE AND CHAPTER Both sides of the issue cite the Scriptures in support of their beliefs. PAGfA-12 resident said. "It's time." She is among four women who will be ordained priests and five women ordained deacons in a cere- mony performed by three female bishops. Three of the women are using pseudonyms because they fear losing their jobs with the church. The ordinations will be invalid, said the Rev. Michael Minehan, chancellor for the Syracuse Dio- cese. "It is a symbolic protest that does not confer the sacrament of holy he said. POLL, PAGE A-12 FAQ Questions and answers on the movement to ordain women as priests. Two of the hishops who will preside at Monday's ceremony are part of the "Danube Seven" who were ordained on the river in 2002. Jerome Delay Associated Press TOURISTS FROM Turkmenistan look at the scene Saturday of a car bombing outside the hotel they had been staying in at Egypt's Red Sea resort com- munity of Sharm el-Sheik. Want a peek at Pataki's finances? Drive to Albany New York state won't make copies of ethics disclosure statements for the public. By Michelle Breidenbach Staff writer Have you ever wondered if Gov. George Pataki gets any private jobs that might conflict with his public job? Last year, a student group at the University of Florida paid him to speak. So did a state public utility in Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's state of California. Pataki disclosed these personal details as well as his children's jobs, his wife's consult- ing contracts and their Honda and New York real estate investments in a document New York state law requires him to file every year. But if you want to keep tabs on the Pataki family ethics, you'd better take the day off from work, gas up the car and sharpen your pencil. Unlike every other state ethics commission in the United States, the New York State Ethics Commission doesn't make copies. ANEW, PAGE A-15 CONFIDENTIAL If you request financial disclosure information on your state legislator, he or she will be tipped off by a letter identifying you and your organization. The letters are stamped "confidential." PAGEA-15 Coming out, Mexicaiustyle: 15-year-old is ready for the world Frank Ordonez Staff photographer NINA WILLIAMS (center) steps out of a limousine Sat- For urday as she heads to a Mass at St. Joseph The Work- home er Catholic Church in Liverpool for her quinceanera, a delivery, i celebration marking her 15th birthday. Helping her call are a member of her court, Monica Fangio, and the 470-6397 limo driver, Patrick Allsopp. t By Molly Hennessy-Fiske Staff writer Juanita Perez Williams grew up in San Diego, grand- daughter of Mexican immi- grants who cherished traditions. Including quinceanera. The Baldwinsville woman wanted her daughter Nina's quinceanera celebration Satur- day to be as perfect as her own. but knew it would be a chal- lenge: Few in their suburban neighborhood knew what the Spanish celebration meant, let alone how to organize one. Quinceanera. she told them, comes from the Spanish word Wbol is quinceanera? A quinceanera is a traditional Latin American celebration of a girl's 15th birthday, marking her transition from girlhood to young womanhood. quince, or fifteen, and marks the transition from girl to woman. It includes a church service, bless- ings, padrinos. or godparents, a court of 14 chambclanes. or es- corts (one for every year) and a traditional vals. or waltz. For the birthday girl, there's a crown, flowers, tiered cake and a white formal dress. Williams still has her dress, which she took out of storage to show her daughter earlier this year, and a pink vinyl photo album labeled "Mis Quince Anos" in gold script. Pictures show a girl much like Nina long, dark hair and heart-shaped face standing at an altar with her parents, cutting a cake top- ped by 15 figurines and dancing with her father. On Saturday, it was Nina Wil- liams' turn. Relatives flew in from California to take her to the salon and scrutinize her program and white brocade dress. In San ;