Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - March 14, 2005, Syracuse, New York
NCAA BRACKETS 0-4, D-5 Syracuse faces Vermont in Worcester, MassJD-l Break down the How to get to the ts (1) MONEY 5 money-saving tips for pet Mtch. Sutt (4) "Owner's Manual" for Racial harmony in advertising: Real or The Post-Standard n lyiariM MONDAY, MAftCH 14, 2005 COLO SHOULDERS There will be some sunshine across Central New York today. bin temperatures wil! renmin below normal and siay thai way for much of the week. Some flurries might be spotted today and tonight. Complete forecast C-8 FINAL EDITION HIGH: 34 LOW: 21 Index QnafM. Off___ Lni .H H M QMMnts. .1-1 Sfwts__ A-2 A-4 M M Mexko cheerleaders put in overtime The cheerleading squad from Mexico High School, in Glens Falls for their team's trip to the Class A boys basketball final four, adopted a second team over the weekend. The squad cheered Saturday as W'estchester County's tiny Martin Luther King, which en- rolls disadvantaged youths and has no cheerleaders, won the Class D tide. STttY, MfifC-1 Pope leaves hospital; Holy Week role uncertain Pope John Paul II returned to the Vatican on Sunday, where he will continue his convalescence after undergoing throat surgery to ease his breathing. It was unclear whether he would participate in the Holy 1 Week celebrations. STORY, PACE A-3 j Wisconsin kilter upset about sermon, job loss Terry Ratzmann, who fatally- shot seven people and wounded four others at a Milwaukee. Wis.. church service, was report- edly bothered by a sermon and on the verge of losing his job. STORY, PAGE A-5 China readies for possible attack on Taiwan China's national legislature overwhelmingly approved a law authorizing a military attack to stop Taiwan from pursuing for- mal independence. SHM, PACE A-3 Boost renewable energy, boost jobs, Hevesi says Thousands more jobs would be created in manufacturing and energy-related industries if New York steps up its commitment to generating more electricity through renewable sources, according to an economic report released by state Comptroller Alan Hevesi. SttTt PACE A-4 Al Syrian troops to leave Lebanon Syria will withdraw all its troops from Lebanon before the Lebanese parliamentary elec- tions next month, a Syrian Cab- inet member said Sunday. sum, PACT A-3 Corrections Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Calf 470-NEWS DAN CASE, of Baldwinsville, (left) has his head shaved by Jessica Wright, of North Syracuse, while Jayme Sager, of East Syracuse, trims John Geisler, of Syracuse, (right) Sunday. The top three fund-raisers for the St. Baldrick's Celebration Sunday at Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub and Restaurant: s 5'sff Charles "Chow" Downey, Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub and Restaurant John Mako, The fund-raiser will continue for another two weeks. Donations will be accepted at Kitty Hoynes or Noeeins Go Naked for Good Cause By Ngoc Huynh Staff writer Bald volunteers helped raise more than S73.000 Sunday at Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub and Restaurant in Syracuse to help childhood cancer research. About 60 people shaved their heads for the pub's fund-raiser, the St. Baldrick's Celebration. Hundreds more came to watch the spectacle. "It shows how strong the Syracuse community pub owner David Hoyne said. Some members of the crowd shouted, ''go bald, go as hair was hitting the floor. Jeanne Bergen, of Cicero, closed her eyes as pieces of her locks dropped to the floor. Bergen, 54. said getting her head shaved for a good cause was worth it. "Next year, I'll do it again, anything to help the she said. Brave participants also agreed to e their eyebrows shaved, which earned them an additional to The money will benefit CureSearch Children's Oncology Group, which com- prises more than 200 institutions, includ- ing University Hospital's Center for Chil- dren's Cancer and Blood Disorders. Luke t after. ghton, after. His fave: n of baldy: Brenner. ndaga, Savalas always played he sexy." SYRACUSE. N.Y. 50 CENTS State To City: Is Ours Tkvwoy Authority worts a cut of Syracuse's mimi Destiny payment. By Rick Moriarty Staff writer Syracuse's primary economic development agency is million richer, thanks to a recent payment from Destiny USA. But a state authority is de- manding 52 million of it. Destiny USA, the retail and entertainment center planned by mall developer Robert Congel, paid the Syracuse Industrial De- velopment Agency the S4.81 million on Dec. 17 as a project fee. The S4.81 million went into the agency's coffers and can be used for economic development in the city. Neither city officials nor Des- tiny executives made public mention of the payment, but it apparently didn't take long for the state Thruway Authority to catch wind of it. The authority sent the tin a letter Feb. 15 asking for S2 mil- lion that it says the city owes for improvements the authority- made to the Syracuse Inner Har- bor from 1999 to 2001. SUset to receive for for institute Federal Money given to honor late Sen. Daw! She made pancakes, pleaded with Nichols By Daniel Yee i The Associated Press Atlanta The woman held hostage in her apartment by the suspect in Atlanta's courthouse i slayings said Sunday that her or- deal began with the man sticking a gun in her side and tying her up. but ended with the weapons on the floor as be let her go to see her young daughter. After hours of talking about the killings, their families and God, Ashley Smith said Brian Nichols "just wanted some nor- malness to his life." Smith called 911 after she was freed, and police soon sur- rounded her suburban apartment complex. Nichols, who police say killed three peopfc in the courthouse Friday and a federal agent later, gave up peacefully, waving a white towel in surren- der. "I honestly think when I look- ed at him that he didn't want to do it anymore." Smith said in a statement tekvised on CNN. If he didn't give up. she told him. "Lots more people are probably going (to) get hurt and you're probably going to die." Smith said Nichols. 33. took her hostage in the parking lot DEVELOPMENTS HAPPY BIRTHDAY ASHLEY SMITH, 26, of subur- ban Atlanta, talks Sunday of being a hostage in her own apartment for 13 hours. Amuft caught on A surveillance camera cap- tured Brian G. Nichols' surprise attack on a FuKon County sher- iffs deputy, but no one in the control center noticed the as- sault and sent help, a law en- forcement official said. The camera, one of more than 40 in the courthouse, snowed Nkhote overwhelming Deputy Cynthia Hall and escap- ing with her gun. Cox News Service One hundred years ago today, Albert Einstein turned 26 years old. Three days later, he submitted the first of a series of papers that would change the world. Working alone, after his hours as a government patent clerk, Einstein offered up light as particles, proof that atoms exist a way to measure molecules, and the special theory of relativity. His last paper of that 'miracle year" (he called it a note) gave us the most famous equation of all time: We had entered Einstein's universe, where time and space were relative, elastic With this redefinition of the physical came the age of jazz, abstraction, a stretching of the norms and forms of art This year, as young people increasing- ly turn away from physics, the United Nations has declared ZOOS the World Year of Physics. Scientists admit that one reason for a whole year of events in coun tries and classrooms h to impress upon young people the importance of continuing Einstein's wont, of studying the physkai worW in this age of climate change, nuclear prolifer- ation, a looming energy crisis. A POST-STANDARD SPECIAL REPORT PA6ESA4.A-7 By Nancy Buczek Staff writer Two universities will receive S10 million each in federal money for projects named after lonetime senators who died in 2003. Congress appropriated more money to the two Syracuse University for the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Institute for Global Affairs and the University of South Carolina for the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center than it did for any- other project or program in- cluded in the 2004 and 2005 fed- eral budget's Fund for the Im- provement of Postsecondary Education. Both years, the schools re- ceived S5 million each. "The first year I think we tried to say. 'Hey. do it for one Republican and one Democrat" keeping a bi-partisan spirit" said Sen. Charles Schumer. D- who led the effort in the Senate to secure money for the Moynihan institute. Thurmond- a Republican, died June 26. 2003. at the age of 100. He retired in January 2003 after serving 48 years in the senate. Moynihan. a Democrat, served in the Senate for years before retiring in January 2001. He taught at SU's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs before and after serving in the Senate. Moynihan. 76. died March 26. 2003.'