Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - June 3, 2005, Syracuse, New York
THREE BIG WINNERS IN BOYS LACROSSE STATE Class A: West Genesee 17, Orchard Park 2 Class B: Jarnesviiie-DeVYirt 10, Honeoye Falls-Lima 6 Class C 13, Penn Van 7 The Post-Standard Affiliated with SyracuM.com FINAL EDITION FRIDAY, JUNE 3. 2005 SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING LOCATION, LOCATION There will be some heavy rain to our south today and while we won't get wet, we'll be on the edge of its cloud cover. That means some of us will bask in sunshine while others won't need sunglasses. Complete forecast D-12 How ES-M's Pick Changes the Face Of Local School Superintendents HIGH: 75 LOW: 57 National Grid to pay shareholders billion Shareholders of National Grid Transco including hun- dreds of Niagara Mohawk em- ployees and retirees and other local investors will receive a one-time cash payment in Au- gust worth about per Ameri- can depositary share. BUSINESS, PAGE C-l Whooping cough booster gets good report in study An experimental booster shot to protect adults and adolescents from whooping cough proved safe and effective in a study re- leased Thursday, offering a new tool for fighting a resurgence of the disease. NEW YORK, PAGE A-10 Three suicide bombings kill dozens in Iraq Insurgents killed 38 people in a series of rapid-fire attacks Thursday, including three sui- cide car bombings within an hour and a drive-by shooting at a busy Baghdad market. Iraq's in- terior minister said the govern- ment offensive against rebels in Baghdad had scored big gains. STORY, PAGE A-6 Woodward, Bernstein may collaborate on book Writer Murray Kempton once called them the Tom and Huck of American journalism, and their surnames became a sin- gle, swashbuckling compound noun: Woodstein. Now Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein are together again. STORY, PAGE A-8 First dominant big man in pro basketball dies George Mikan, professional basketball's first dominant big man who led the Minneapolis Lakers to five championships, died Wednesday, family mem- bers said. He was 80. SPORTS, PAGE D-1 Penguins to waddle out at end of month at zoo After some unexpected de- lays, the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park has set June 29 for the opening of its new Pen- guin Coast exhibit. Corrections Editorial on Head Start School vice principal quoted in Got Milk New York Stock Exchange Performers at Tony Awards Time of Ozfest Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS Donira DeSrato, assistant superintendent at Syracuse district, takes over July 2. By Ngoc Huynh and Maureen Nolan Staff writers Donna DeSiato, an assistant superintendent for the Syracuse school district who also inter- viewed to be the city's new top administrator, will become the new superintendent at the East Syracuse-Minoa district July 2. DeSiato's departure leaves the Syracuse district with two top jobs to fill. Superintendent Step- hen C. Jones will leave at the end of June. "When you lose people, it is always a loss, but the district will find a replacement for me and Jones said. "We will miss her and wish her the very best." Syracuse is looking nationally for a new superintendent, and DeSiato said she interviewed for that job about week and a half ago. She also said she made it clear she was moving into a fi- nalist position in another district. DeSiato, 55, will join six other female superintendents in Onondaga County this full. She will be paid a year and have a three-year contract. Current ES-M Superintendent Frederick Thomsen is stepping down July 1. DeSiato was cho- sen from a field of 31 candi- dates, according to ES-M public information officer Marcia Kel- ley. A consultant helped narrow the field to two finalists, DeSiato and ES-M Deputy Superinten- dent Thomas Neveldine, said ES-M school board President Paul Susco. "We then sought and received much input from numerous com- munity and district stakeholder SYRACUSE, PAGE A-4 Index Business. Classified CHY.......... Comic... Crime...... Editcriok.......A-12 Entertainment. E-3 C-l H E-l E-6 B-6 local new.......B-l lottery..............A-2 New York......A-10 Obituaries __.... B-4 Sports.............. 0-1 Stocks..............C-3 Television..........E-5 THE POST-STANDARD PATH ER AND DAUGHTER SEPARATED 70 YEARS CBA: 1935 Bob Gang Jr. United In Spirit CBA: 2005 Heather Gang Mike Greenlar Staff photographer BOB GANG JR., 86, and his daughter Heather, 18, are shown at the cabin they built in Osceola on the Tug Hill Plateau. He is one of two survivors of his Christian Brothers Academy 1935 graduating class. Heather graduates this weekend from CBA. SEANKERST POST-STANDARD COLUMNIST Heather Gang is 18, with the emotions and vocabulary of any teen- ager. She was talking to her dad in the car one day when she referred to someone she knew as a "wuss.'" Bob Gang Jr. frowned, hands on the wheel. "A he repeated. "Wush? What's a Heather could have told him: It's ex- actly what he'snot. Bob skis. He hikes. He chops wood at his camp. He also plans to be at the Christian Brothers Academy commence- ment Sunday when Heather graduates, a day of tremendous importance for Bob, who will be celebrating a CBA anniver- sary of his own: He graduated 70 years ago, in 1935. Bob, a retired lawyer, turns 87 on Monday. When Heather was born, he al- ready had a grown son and six grown daughters, whom he refers to collectively as "the first batch." The youngest of that batch is now 48. Most of Bob's 15 grand- children are older than Heather, and some of them have children of their own. His first marriage ended in divorce. He married Holly, his second wife, when he was in his 60s. They met on a bus ride to a ski resort in Vermont, and by the time they rode home they were singing songs DAD, PAGE A-4 Salina supervisor challenged on remarks By BoNhia Lee and Pam Greene Staff writers During a heated discussion at a recent Salina town board meet- ing. Supervisor Mary Ann Schadt used a term offensive to Jewish people. Schadt ac- cused the Onondaga County Legis- ature of 'Jewing" the own when she alked about he new county mow plowing contract at the Schadt May 23 board meeting. Onondaga County Legislator James Farrell attended the meet- ing to answer questions from the board about tJie contract. The county wants to pay towns for each mile of county road the town plows. But it costs Salina per mile to main- tain the 7.52 miles of county road in the town, Schadt said. A town-taped recording of the discussion captured Schadt's comments as she spoke to Far- rell. "Honestly they (town board members) feel they're getting Jewed. They're getting screwed in that as far as moneywise goes and they are, we Schadt said during the meeting. "Put it in plain English." Members of the Jewish com- munity said they are insulted by the remarks. "This is a terribly anti-Semit- ic said Marci Erle- bacher, executive director of the Jewish Community Center in DeWitt. "It is scary that some- one in this day and age, most es- pecially a politician, does not understand the implied connota- tion of this phrase, which de- notes that Jews are cheap. We can only hope that she did not realize how hurtful this comment could be to anyone of the Jewish faith and that her error in APOLOGY, PAGE A-7 INSIDE The Daily Dose Former SU basketball player Ronneil Herron, 24, gives back by coaching. What are you reading? 6 places to eat with your kids. PAGE E-8 MOVIE REVIEWS "Cinderella "Lords of "Layer Cake" and "Walk on Water" on the big screen tonight. CNY, PAGES E-1, E-3 ERRATIC BEHAVIOR What's up with Tom Cruise? CNY, PAGE E-2 SNITCH WANTED Jeff Kramer puts out call for local Deep Throat. CNY, PAGE E-1 Fakers ruin the free rides at Subway Milford, Conn. Subway restaurants are ending the free-sandwich cards. In the Sub Club, beginning in the 1980s, customers got a stamp for every six-inch sandwich they bought. A card of eight stamps could be redeemed for a free sandwich. But thousands of stamps are for sale online and franchises found counterfeits. In Missouri last year. FBI agents arrested a man who sold thousands of dollars worth of bogus Applebee's gift certificates online. He got five months in prison. In Bad Axe. Mich., a 22-year-old woman pleaded pilty in February to creating fake Subway stamps with her parents" scanner. She used pink and purple crayons to shade the stamps to make them appear more real. "All that effort and you're setting free subs." said company spokesman Kevin Kane. "It wasn't a cruise. It wasn't a trip to the Bahamas. You're getting free subs." News service reports Each Subway can set its own timeframe, but the promotion will be phased out by Oct. 1.