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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - July 26, 2005, Syracuse, New York r The Post-Standard Affiliated with TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2005 FINAL EDITION SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING NEARLY 100 DEGREES, HIGH HUMIDITY TODAY Syracuse will swelter under oppressive heat and humidity today in what is expected to be the hottest day so far this year. The National Weather Service predicts a high of 99, but with the humidity it could feel like 109 degrees. There's a chance of a thunderstorm this afternoon. HEATWAVE ACROSS THE NATION, A-7 cmr SWIMMING POOLS, 1-5 Heat-wave watch Syracuse's temperature reached 92 degrees at p.m. Monday. It was the region's 15th day in the 90s this year. 1955 2005 Normal yeot 8 2004 -1 'Through Monday Source: National Weather Service The Post-Standard Complete forecast D-8 Man Charged in Leonard Death Woman met suspect M Internet. He helped her move from N. Syracuse, pofice say. By Robert A. Baker i and Cammi Clark Staff writers A man who met Lori Leonard through the Internet and helped i her move to Chittenango before she disappeared in April was I charged Monday with second- degree murder in her death. Falls, Wash- ington County, was arraigned Monday in Kingsbury Town Court. His arrest came about 24 hours after au- thorities iden- tified Leonard found in a box floating in the Champlain Canal about 60 miles north of Albany. Leonard as the person Shawn Doyle, 29, of Hudson A fisherman discovered Leon- ard's body inside the box near Lock 9 in the town of Kings- bury, about five miles from Hud- son Falls, police said. Doyle lives about two blocks from a canal that feeds into Champlain Canal. "They were able to obtain in- formation that linked him to Lori's Chittenango po- lice officer Rod Carr said. "We're certainly glad for the family that this was over quick- ly. They've had a tough time." Doyle met Leonard on the Internet and helped her move to Chittenango from North Syra- cuse April 29, Chittenango Po- lice Chief Jeff Paul said. He left the area May 4. That was the day Leonard was supposed to pick up baseball tickets near Albany, but never arrived, Paul said. The discovery of Leonard's body Sunday put an end to her family's search for her but started the search for her killer. Authorities identified Leonard using dental records, said Sgl. Nick Spiezio of the Washington County Sheriffs Department. Authorities are investigating her death as a homicide, Spiezio said, although no cause of death has been determined. "The family is still in said Patty Leonard, Lori Leon- ard's sister-in-law. "1 think there's some relief that Lori's been found." Leonard's family had kept the 33-year-old mother's disappear- ance in the public eye with post- ers, news conferences, a protest -WORST, PAGE A-4 HIGH: 99 LOW: 69 Chamber president opts to join up with Destiny David Cordeau, president of the Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce for 12 years, is leav- ing his job to work for the devel- opers of Destiny USA, the pro- posed billion resort. LOCAL, PAGE B-1 Sen. Clinton calls for Democratic solidarity Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday the country has "gone off track" in Republican hands since the prosperous years of her husband's presidency. STORY, PAGE A-7 British police pleading for help finding suspects Police, desperate to find four would-be suicide bombers they believe are still at large, released the names of two of the suspects Monday and asked the public for information that would lead to their arrests. STORY, PAGE A-4 State may keep track of diabetes treatment At least half a million New Yorkers have diabetes, many of them at risk for blindness, kid- ney failure, amputations "and heart problems because they are doing a poor job of controlling their illness. The question is, how much privacy are they willing to give up for better health? STORY, PAGE A-8 Corrections Location of Egyptian bomb- ing Dion Robertson's Amount spent on home j Location of Quilting by the Lake To discuss a correction re- garding a news story, call Dep- uty Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240. Delivery or subscription ques- tions? Call 470-NEWS Newspaper phone FOUR WOMEN are congratulated by three female bishops after being named priests aboard a ship in the St. Lawrence River near Gananoque, Ontario, Canada, on Monday. Facing Mike Greenlar Staff photographer the camera (from left) are Marie David, Jean Marie St. Onge, Michele Birch-Conery and Victoria Rue. Also on Monday, five women were ordained deacons. Women enter stormy waters Nine ore ordained as deacons and priests in ceremony ruled invalid by the Roman Catholic Church. Mike Greenlar photographer KATHLEEN Sullivan Vanderberg, of Wisconsin, smiles as a supporter lays hands on her during a ceremony Monday proclaiming her a deacorv By Renee K. Gadoua Staff writer Gananoque, Ontario Moments before boarding a cruise ship Monday to witness the ordination of nine women, Cathy Gregory of Syracuse introduced herself to Victoria Rue. "Thank you for taking this step on be- half of all the other said Grego- ry, a parishioner of St. Andrew the Apostle. Rue was one of four women ordained priests and five women ordained deacons in a ceremony on the St. Lawrence River Monday that the official Roman Catholic Church considers invalid. Three female bishops two of whom have been excommunicated presided at the nearly three-hour service that chal- lenged the church's longstanding ban on ordaining women. "I firmly believe that we need to break this unjust law and therefore change the Bishop Patricia Fresen of South Africa said Sunday during a press confer- ence. 'According to official Catholic teach- ing, male-only priesthood dates to Jesus' selection of men as his apostles. It's time that changed, said Sister Pat- ricia Bergan, a member of the women's religious community the Sisters of St. Francis and an administrator at.St. An- drew the Apostle Church in Syracuse. When Bergan, Gregory and Meme Woolever, also of Syracuse, heard about the event, they decided to drive to the eastern Ontario town to see if they could participate. After waiting in the hot sun on the pier for more than an hour, they were allowed on the boat. "This is Bergan said. "It's his- tory." The event was organized by RC Worn- enpriests, an international group of Cath- olics who advocate women's ordination. Participants and many of the witnesses at the ordination said they are willing to risk excommunication because they envision a church in which women can fully par- ticipate. Fresen was ordained a priest in Spain in 2003 and was recently consecrated a bishop. Bishops Christine Mayr-Lumetz- berger of Austria and Gisela Forster of Germany were ordained as part of the 'WE ARE, PAGE A-6 4 Scout leaders die in accident Nearly 200 CNY scouts, adults among thousands of Boy Scouts in Virginia. The Washington Post Fort A.P. Hill, Va. Four adult scout leaders from Alaska were killed Monday afternoon in an electrical accident that oc- curred as they were setting up camp at the Boy Scout Jambo- ree, a gathering of thousands of scouts and leaders from through- out the world, officials said. Two others, a scout leader and a contract worker, were injured in the accident, which occurred between and 5 p.m., said a spokeswoman for the jamboree, which is held here every four years and opened Monday at noon. Hiawatha-Seaway Boy Scout Council executive Raymond A. Sander said he did not think any- one from Central New York was hurt or killed in the accident. LEADERS, PAGE A-6 i Pitter-patter of pachyderm feet expected Index Business...........C-I Letters...........A-11 Bridge...............F-9 Local new.......B-l Classified..........F-1 Lottery.............A-2 ComiG.___......E-6 CNY...................E-1 New York.........A-8 Crossword........E-6 Obituaries...._ B-4 Editorials.......A-10 Sports----------D-l Entertainment. E-3 Sudoku puzzle. E-7 Kid's Page.....HO Television.........E-5 THE POST-STANDARD I By Mark Weiner Staff writer Keepers at Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park are preparing for their biggest births in more than five years. Not one, but two, bouncing baby elephants are due within a year of each j other. The first could arrive any day. I Targa. a 23-year-old Asian el- ephant, is due to deliver a 250- to 300-pound calf any time in the next couple of weeks, said Chuck Doyle, the zoo's general curator. If all goes well, it will be her second calf. Doyle said exact due dates are difficult to predict with ele- phants, whose gestation period typically lasts from 22 to 24 months. "Now she is right around the mean (due) date for elephants, which is 658 days." Doyle said. Targa has company in the ele- phant maternity ward. Her best friend. Romani. 29. is pregnant with her fourth calf, Doyle disclosed Monday after a reporter asked about her weight gain. Romani is due in late spring or early summer of next year. In both cases, the father is Indy, the zoo's resident bull ele- phant who is considered one of the most important studs in the international Species Survival Plan for Asian elephants. The plan selects elephants to mate based on genetic diversity, an attempt to avoid health prob- 1WO, PAGE A-6 Bom: Nov. 23, 1982, Florida. Size: 8 feet, 3 inches; almost pounds Born: 1976 in Sri Lanka. Size: 7 feet, 10 inches; pounds "MUSTIGVE DOGS" JohnCusock stars. CNY, PAGE E-3 INSIDE 20 QUESTIONS We hod to ask. The Daily Dose, PageE-8 SUDOKU SOLUTION TO THIS PUZZLE, PAGE A-2 ANOTHER PUZZLE, PAGE E-7 The space shuttle Discovery is expected to return to space at this morning. The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (The iVIOST) will show the liftoff live on a big screen projector, opening its doors to the public for free from 10 a.m. to noon. For details, call 425-9068 or link to On high-definition television: HDNet will cover the launch live from 6 to 11 a.m. and will rebroadcast a 30- minute edited version at 8 and 11 p.m. tonight. On network TV: ABC (WSYR- TV, Channel CBS (WTVH-TV, Channel 5) and NBC (WSTM-TV, Channel On cable TV: CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC. On NASA television channel: Find out how to tune in, with a satellite dish or your computer, at the Web site: On radio: WSYR-AM (570) Cniine: Link to CNN at Fox News at, MSNBC at 95 or NASA at ;