Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - March 13, 2005, Syracuse, New York
SUNDAY The Post-Standard Ar .IISTKS w.-tn SUNDAY, MARCH 13. 2005 FINAL EDITION SYRACUSE. N.Y. GOOD MORNING FLURRIES Our ever-present snowfall is expected to end. and the sun might even pay a visit this afternoon. With temperatures reaching the niiJ-3Gi, it'll be a gTcaC du> to enjoy the snow still covering sledding hills even-where. Get used to seeing changeable sveathen Sun will alternate with flurries for much of this week. Complete forecast D-14 HIGH: 35 LOW: 17 SAVE WITH COUPONS IN TODAY'S MEWSPArat SUWINS BIG EAST TOURNEY Index Did Cue. OrafeL CUT tdfarak- _M .1-1 _M H-l .C-2 M KtolEMe' m- J-t---- tnamf MrM ___H ___0-1 A-ll; if ___A-14 ____H-5 (jrrtctitus Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Buna at 470-2240 to discuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? For home delivery, call 470-6397 The Man Buying Syracuse Why? It's simple, investor says: I can make lots of money By Mamie EisensUdt and Greg Munno Staff writers E li Hadad is playing Monopoly and Syracuse is his board. Eli Hadad Miami investor Instead of Boardwalk and Park Place, he sees big bucks on Warren Street and South Salina Street. Hadad wants every building on Warren Street. He'd like most of the 300 block of South Salina Street, too. Hadad has bought 15 buildings in Onondaga County since September 2001. During an interview Tuesday, he revealed that he has signed a con- tract to buy a 16th building: 301 S. Warren St. That two-story building at the southeast corner Fayette Street is owned by Robert Tisdell and Tino Marcoccia. The comer is a prominent one. a charac- teristic Hadad said he looks for. Hadad said his attraction to Syra- cuse is simple: There is big money to be made. "There is money on the floor in Syracuse, but nobody know how to pick it Hadad said. In his first face-to-face interview with The Post-Standard, Hadad de- scribed an ambitious vision of turn- ing dovs ntown buildings into high- end apartments and condominiums. HADAD, PAGE A-ll His holdings: A com- plete look at the build- ings in w hich Eli Hadad invested in the Syracuse Israeli Mob: Hadad's run-in with the mob over a loan of First meeting: How Syracuse's Charles Vinal met Hadad in Fort ST. PATRICK ORDERS UP A FINE SUNNY DAY FOR A PARADE Didc Staff pfiotog'apber TERRENCE ROBERTS (right) and Gerry McNamara embrace Saturday night after Syracuse University won the Big East Tournament final, defeating West Virginia, ATLANTA FUGITIVE CAUGHT Man suspected of killing four surrenders peacefully after an overnight manhunt. PAGE A-13 FILL OUT YOUR BRACKET The 65 teams in the NCAA Tournament will be announced today at 6 p.m. We give you an empty bracket so you can fill in your picks. SPORTS, PAGE D-10 ONONDAGA UNO CLAIM Nation's lawsuit takes different tack in familiar battle. LOCAL PAGE B-1 SHE EARNS HOW MUCH? Parade magazine's annual look at what people earn. INSIDE STIFFING THE IRS If you can't pay your taxes, you had better know the rules. PERSONAL FINANCE, PAGE E-5 PASS THE CEREAL Today's trends more whole grain, less sugar take cereal back to its roots. CNY, PAGE A! Staff ohotographer THE CITY of Syracuse Highland Pipe Band marches down South Salina Street in the 23rd annual St. Patrick's Pa- rade Saturday in Syracuse. As many as people came to watch the three-hour parade. The temperature hovered around 32 degrees, but the predicted snow didn't show. Jennifer Msyere Contributing photograoher BOS HANLEY, of Syracuse, applauds as marchers pass the judge's stand Saturday in the St Patrick's Parade. Hanley said he has attended every St Patrick's Parade and always wears the same tie. Jennifer ContribuWxj onotograpber SHELBY RATUFF rides atop the CMC Dance Company float in the St. Patrick's Parade in Syracuse. There were 25 floats. The theme of this year's parade was "Our Heroes in God the Irish Did Apply." MORE PHOTOS, LIST OF PARADE WINNERS B-7 They see it as their Destiny Partners can develop cutting- edge technology for Destiny, then sell it to the world. By Tim Knauss Staf When Switzerland decided to allow voting over the Internet, it hired a small Swiss compam called WISeKey SA to establish a foolproof digital identity for each of the people tapping out votes on their keyboards at home. I Steve Lewis wants to put that same technology to use at the 1 planned Destiny USA resort i not for voting, but for a thousand j other purposes. i Lewis, a former Microsoft ex- i ecutive who works full time for Destiny, recruited WISeKey to i come work on the project. Lewis envisions a massive complex in J which virtually ever} person and object has a secure digital identi- ty and is networked by comput- er. I Such a system coald permit construction managers to moni- tor the position every steel beam and concrete pipe while the resort was being built, he said- It could let building managers monitor some 20 million envi- ronmental sensors embedded in the walls. It could help hotel managers know the needs of their guests, from their leisure habits to their blood pressure medications. But WISeKey can't build all j that alone. Its identification technology would have to be integrated with software, hardware and applica- i tions from other Destiny tech- nology suppliers. i Lewis, 39, is the point man 1 FT ntlllS, PACE A-U Why the early tenants of Des- j tiny's research park are happy to be on How to become a highly paid New York lobbyist 1, Become a top aide to the Assembly speaker. ByErikKriss bureau 2 Quit at the end of one legislative session and open up shop before the next 3 Hire political operatives with connections. Grease your links with political contributions. 5 the monev roll in. Patricia Lynch runs one of the fastest growing businesses in one of the fastest growing in- dustries in New York. She's a lobbyist When state policy-makers are deciding how much school aid Syr- acuse should receive, whether to push legislation for Destiny USA or whether out-of-state Native American nations should operate New York casinos. Lynch works the balls of the Capitol, making the case for whoever's paying her. Loopholes allow aides to slide into lobbyingfA-lt Who has hired Lynch: a list of her clients Who Lynch has hired: a list of her employees She's had good training: until Dec. she worked as the top aide to state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. Just after New Year's Day 2001, she launched Pat- ricia Lynch Associates. It has grown into the state's third most lu- crative lobbying firm in four years. Lynch's company took in S3.4 million last year from 76 clients, including a dozen connected to Central New York. She is the pro- totypical Albany an in- sider who seamlessly converted her ties to political leaders into political Trn AssocaKd Prsss PATRICIA LYNCH, a lob- byist and for- mer top aide to state As- sembly er Sheldon Silver, meets with one of her clients, Sam NeJame, this month in her office in Albany.