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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - July 27, 2005, Syracuse, New York The Post-Standard Affiliated with WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2005 FINAL EDITION C rj% V r-OiT SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING PHFFT... Just like the air leaving a balloon, hot air will escape Central New York today as a cold front crosses the region. There could be showers and thunderstorms at times before skies begin to clear tonight. Complete forecast D-8 Sources: Pataki Won't Run Passing up 4th term, mum on presidential bid, Republicans say HIGH: 74 LOW: 59 Jamesville quarry passes Homeland Security test Undercover Homeland Secu- rity agents testing Central New York's ability to deter terrorism went to a Jamesville quarry to see if they could buy dynamite. They were turned away. STORY, PAGE A-6 Local council's Boy Scouts were far from danger A contingent of 180 Boy Scouts and leaders from Central New York were miles away from an electrical accident that killed four adults at the annual Jamboree in Virginia Monday, local-officials said Tuesday. LOCAL STORY, PAGE 1-6 NATIONAL STORY, PAGE A-7 State taking properties to give to Seneca Nation The state has begun eminent domain proceedings on behalf of the Seneca Indian Nation for control of two dozen downtown acres promised to the tribe as part of its gambling agreement with the state, angering property owners who would lose busi- nesses and homes. NEW YORK, PAGE A-10 Orange basketball team should start season hot The Syracuse University men's basketball team won't be able to complain about a lengthy and boring preseason this year. The Orange starts its season on Nov. 8, taking on Bethune- Cookman, a school of in Daytona Beach, Fla. SPORTS, PAGE D-2 U.K. plans to stand firm, Blair vows to terrorists Prime Minister Tony Blair vowed Tuesday not to 'give one inch'' on British policies in Iraq or the Middle East, and said his government is determined to toughen laws against terrorists and their supporters in the wake of attacks on London's transit system. STORY, PAGE A-8 One suicide bomber may have been an Egyptian Investigators identified an Egyptian as a possible suicide bomber in the weekend terror at- tacks at this Red Sea resort and were searching Tuesday for his suspected Islamic militant co- horts the first break in the probe. STORY, PAGE A-8 Corrections Landlords Association Julie Bilinski runs Millstone Golf Course Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS By Michael as polls dent in 2008. Pataki's decision months of speculation about his possible candidates. and Patrick D. Healey showed him marks the beginning of the end political future in New York, but But the meeting at the gover- New York Times News 1 trailing Attor- of his three-term reign, which leaves the state's Republican n0r's mansion, a hastily arranged Albany Gov. George >dl ney General began when he toppled his pred- Party pressed to find a candidate affair that had supporters from Pataki told a group of Eliot Spitzer, ecessor, Mario M. Cuomo, in an to run to replace him. Republi- across the state scurrying to at- and aides Tuesday night that 4OH Democrat uPset victory. Pataki, a Republi- cans have mentioned Secretary tend, was almost more like a would not seek a fourth term who to Can> yeafS ol State Rundy A' Daniels family reunion than a political governor after abruptly succeed him as Pledging lo remake a state Tom Golisano, a Rochester bil- gathering, according to someone I ing them to the governor's governor. But government that had been run by lionaire who spent millions of who was there who spoke on the sion, according to two sets the stage Democrats for an entire dollars auacking Pataki when he condition of anonymity so as not who attended the Pataki to generatlon- ran for governor in 2002 as an to upstage the governor's Pataki's announcement a possible run for presi- 'His announcement ends Independent, among others, as SU GRAD EILEEN COLLINS AT HELM OF U.S. RETURN TO SPACE Index Business...........C-l Bridge..........G-16 fjossified Comics..... CNY.......... Crossword Editorials. Entertainment. 1-5 tetteR...........A-13 G-1 E-8 M E-8 A-12 THE POST-STANDARD Scott Associated Press SPACE SHUTTLE Discovery lifts off at a.m at Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral Tuesday. The shuttle's seven-astronaut crew is on a mis- sion to resupply the International Space Station. Eileen Collins, a 1978 Syracuse University graduate originally from Elmira, commands the mission. 'Go! Go! With a blinding flash of light and a deep rumbling growl, space shuttle Discovery arced into the heavens Tuesday, hoping to usher in a new era in human spaceflight and move NASA beyond the tragedy of the doomed Emotion overcame space workers in Hous- ton, who jumped to their feet and broke into applause and tears as they watched the shuttle climb into the sky. "Go! Go! screamed Gyla Whitlow, one of 700 NASA employees jammed into a Johnson Space Center auditorium. Now the hard part begins inspecting for damage and determining if Discovery is safe enough to bring its crew back home. Several pieces of debris came off the shuttle during the launch. JOHN LONGO of East Syracuse, watches the shuttle launch at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Sci- ence and Tech- nology in Syra- cuse with his children, Leah and Jacob. About 25 peo- ple gathered at the science mu- seum to see the liftoff on a big-screen tele- vision. Dennis Staff photographer THE LAUNCH: NASA celebrates, but will be analyzing flying IN SYRACUSE: People cheer at the It's not the heat, it's the humidity Where did you find yourself Tuesday? For some Central New Yorkers, air-conditioned offices and dips in a cool lake were not an option. They "sweltered" more than the rest of us. The Post- Standard stopped in to find out how they were holding up. Local news.......B-l i lottery..............A-2 Movies..._..........E-6 New York..._. A-10 Obituaries........B-4 Sports............- D-l Stocks-............C-3 Sudoku punfe. E-9 Television..........E-7 Where: The roof of installations Unlimited, North Syracuse Time: p.m. Temperature: Humidity: It felt like: Police: Rage may have led to Leonard's death Staff photographer Who: Wendell "Buck" Dorough (left, with James "Kid" McCauley) Company: Countywide Roofing, North Syracuse What he does: Commercial and residential roofing. Tuesday he used a torch to install rubber- modified bitumen on the flat roof of Installations Unlimited on Route 11. How he stays cool: "I've got to drink a little water every 15 minutes. I probably have more than a gallon a day. Thank God for the wind today If it wasn't windy, i wouldn't do this." Family says woman was planning to break up with murder suspect. By Aaron Gifford and Robert A. Baker Staff writers The family of a woman found dead in Hudson Falls Sunday said she had planned to break up with the man accused of killing her after she learned about his rap sheet. Lori Leon- ard's relatives said she knew Shawn Doyle had been ar- rested on a drug charge in 2002 and that he was on pro- bation. But she didn't know Doyle his three-year probation was for assaulting a former girlfriend. On Monday. Chittenango po- lice recovered the key to the toolbox in which Leonard's body was found. They said it was in Doyle's truck, i "We're angry that we didn't protect her a Iktle bit better from him." said Patti Leonard, the victim's sister-in-law. Police didn't detail possible motives during a press confer- ence Tuesday, but Chittenango Police Officer Rod Carr said it's possible that Doyle killed Leon- ard, 33, in a fit of jealous rage because she was seeing other men or talking to them over the Internet. "Perhaps there's some predis- position he said. Doyle, 29, of 16 School St.. I Hudson Falls, is charged with j second-degree murder in the j death of Leonard, who had been j missing since May 4. Her body j was discovered Sunday in a tool chest that was floating in the Champlain Canal, about five miles from Doyle's residence. Doyle is being held without bail i until his preliminary hearing at 1 p.m. Friday. Doyle served three years' pro- bation for assault. Authorities said he bound and choked a for- mer girlfriend before being inter- rupted by a relative of the woman. "He was still Patti Leonard said of Doyle's proba- tion. "He was able to come here HURMG, PAGE A-6 INSIDE RECIPE FOR SUCCESS Food Network's Sara Moulton. CNY, PAGE E-1 LIVING PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK? THE DAILY DOSE, PAGE E-10 MEET AUSSIE SKYCHIEFS'PiTCHER SPORTS, PAGE D-1 mw ones HANMH> m "96404" 11303' Inside: Lori Leonard's family reflects on the woman who "saw only the good in DO YOU SUDOKU? SOLUTION TO THIS PUZZLE, PAGE A-2 ANOTHER PUZZLE, CNY, PAGE E-9 ;