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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - March 21, 2005, Syracuse, New York WAYS TO SAVE ON EASTER TREATS Post-Standard MONDAY, MAJtCH 21, 2005 FINAL EDITION SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS FLURRY, NOT ROWERS Snow showers will dampen any will rush in with much warmer, sunny weather today. A bit more sunshine is expected Tuesday, but snow will return to the area later in the week from the west. Complete forecast C-10 HIGH: 39 LOW: IS NCAA men's tourney downto'SweetU' The upsets died down on Sunday as eight more teams joined next weekend's NCAA Tournament regionals. One major upset was No. 10 seed North Carolina State knocking off No. 2 Connecucut to earn a spot in the Syracuse Regional semifinals. Three other teams will head to the Carrier Dome top-seeded North Car- olina. Villanova and Wisconsin. SPORTS, PAGE C-l Futuristic cor innovator John Deloreon dies John Z. DeLorean. who de- veloped a sports car with gull- wing doors that inspired the "Back to the Future" movies, has died at age 80. The innovator and entrepreneur, who created the GTO muscle car for GM. left a powerful legacy, including his DeLorean DMC-12. STORY, PAGE A-10 PoH: Albany residents soy casinos not worth it A majority of Albany area residents surveyed in a new poll say the economic benefits of having five casinos in the Cat- skills aren't worth the social costs. The casinos are proposed by Gov. George Pataki to settle Indian land claims. MEW YOHK, PACE A-4 Accused of girl's murder, man returned to Florida John Evander Couey, who authorities say confessed to kill- ing Jessica Lunsford, 9, was held without bail Sunday. STORY, PAGE A-S Low-sugar cereal not better, experts say Experts who reviewed lower- sugar versions of sweetened ce- reals found they have no signifi- cant nutritional advantages over their full-sugar counterparts. STORY, PAGE A-3 Prices at the pump hit high, keep gomg Gas prices jumped nearly 13 cents in the past two weeks, reaching record levels. They are expected to continue rising. STORY, PAGE A-S Jordan diplomats recabed m bomb (Rspote Iraq and Jordan recalled their top diplomats from Amman and Baghdad on Sunday in a deepen- ing dispute over the alleged in- volvement of a Jordanian citizen in last month's suicide bombing. STORY, PACE A-7 Correction Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news storv. Subscription questions? Call University To Unveil Its Plans To Connect with Downtown rvrawvy wm MOMC VMM sign. By Nancy Buezek Staff writer Syracuse University officials plan to unveil plans today to connect the SU campus to down- town Syracuse with a three-mile roadway and a lighted pathway that will include wireless Inter- net access along the way, benches, public art and signs identifying city cultural venues and historic sites. "Hopefully, it will make it more attractive for people to come visit, go to businesses, go to restaurants, go to Syracuse Stage. It's a real said Alan Rothschild, president of the East Genesee Regent Associa- tion, a group of property owners and business people in the East Genesee Street area. The university also plans to announce today a major private sponsor for the route, which is being called the Syracuse Con- nective Corridor. The specific route of the corridor also will be unveiled today, according to SU sources. Syracuse University Chan- cellor Nancy Cantor has made forging closer ties between the university and its surrounding community a priority since she began her position Aug. 1. She announced in December that the university is in the pro- cess of purchasing 11 properties and leading another to some campus programs and projects into downtown cuse. Last month, she announced that the university was looking into developing a bus route that would ran from campus through downtown, hitting cultural high- lights along the way. SCHIAVO CASE: A PERSONAL PLEA AT THE U.S. CAPITOL BOBBY SCHINDLER (left) takes advantage of a chance en- counter with Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., to talk about his sister Terri Schiavo. In the press gallery at the U.S. Capitol, Schind- ler handed Moran a CD of videos of his sister, a brain-dam- aged woman whose feeding tube has been removed. "She's doing the best that she can trying to speak to my Stephen Crowtey i ne New Yak Times Schindlersaid. "I urge_you, in fact, I am begging you to at least listen to these videos of my sister communicating with my .father." Moran replied: "I am happy to take a look at that. But my greater concern is not with the immediate facts of this case as much as it is the precedent, of overruling the state courts, of politicizing a tragic family situation." Late-night Congress makes Schiavo's fate a federal case By Jim Abrarns The Associated Press Washington Congress approved emergency legislation this morning to let Terri Schiavo's parents ask a federal judge to prolong their daughter's life, capping days of emotional debate over who should decide life and death. President Bush waited at the White House and signed the measure at a.m., permitting a federal review of the case. That could trigger the reinsertion of feeding tubes needed to keep the brain- damaged Florida woman alive. The House passed the bill on a 203-58 vote after calling lawmakers back for an emergency Sunday session for debate that stretched past midnight. The Senate approved the bill Sunday by voice vote. Republican supporters said the "Palm Sunday Compromise" seeks to protect the constitutional rights of a disabled per- son and rejected suggestions that political motives lay behind the last-minute ma- neuver. "When a person's intentions regarding whether to receive lifesaving treatment are unclear, the responsibility of a com- passionate nation is to affirm that per- son's right to said House Judiciary FEDttAI, PAGE A-4 DEVELOPMENTS The Senate passed a bill aimed at pro- longing Terri Schiavo's life by giving federaf courts jurisdiction in'the case. House leaders scrambled to bring enough lawmakers back to the Capitol for an emergency vote and passed the Senate's bill this morning. President Bush returned to Washing- ton from Texas and signed the measure early this morning. Federal judges in Tampa were stand- ing by for an emergency hearing over- night Inside: Case shows why a living will is Timeline of the case and excerpts from For updates: Get the latest online at Bank of New York to add 150 Syracuse jobs this year ByRkkMoriarty i Staff writer Expanding its back-office op- 1 erations beyond Manhattan, the Bank of New York has created 170 jobs in Syracuse since Sep- tember and plans to create 150 more downtown by the end of this year. The new jobs are among the 350 that Bank of New York pledged in June to bring to Syra- cuse. The bank says it also could create up to 450 more jobs in the Syracuse area over the next sev- eral years, depending on market conditions and the company's growth prospects. "The city of Syracuse has Index 17O 15O QesM on Jobs created in Bank of New York's Syracuse office since September Number of new jobs the bank plans to add to its Syracuse office been an excellent business part- us and we look forward to expanding our employment in the area as we capitalize on the growth opportunities we have worldwide." said Don Monks, senior executive vice president of Bank of New York. Kevin Heine, speaking for the bank, said the new jobs are in 450 Number of people the bank employs at its office in DeWrtt addition to the 450 the bank has, created at the Sanders Creek Business Park, in DeWitt, since April 2002. Bank of New York's head- quarters in Lower Manhattan are just a block from where the World Trade Center stood, and had to be temporarily closed fol- 77O Total number of employees bank expects to have in Central New York by the end of the year INSIDE EPtSOWB WIRED HOSPITAL George Lucas previews his final 'Star Wars' installment CWMGEIM Crouse Hospital patients get their own Web site. D-1 KRAMER NEEDS A LONGER DAY Find out why. OfY, PAGE D-1 WHATlFTHEBEATifS JAMMED WITH THE MONKEES? Mashups let you spin tunes that couldn't possibly happen. MGEA-2 HI in rir i ifTiTtd TFT IITOMUIT morn nnnooT IT IT n i Walgreens drops one store plan, alters other Geddes site is shelved, but retailer continues with three others, mciodtng Eastwood. By Greg Munno Staff wiie1" Walgreens is abandoning its plan to open a store in one Cen- tral New York neighborhood and tweaking its strategy in another, responding to community oppo- sition to two of its four proposed stores. The nation's top drug store chain is revising its plans for a proposed store in Syracuse's Eastwood neighborhood, but giving up efforts to build a store in a largely residential section of Geddes at West Genesee Street and Terry Road, the company said last week. The company is 1 proceeding with plans to open stores in Clay and Camillus. Guy Han Jr.. Walgreen" s de- veloper in Onondaga Countv. said Walgreens had little choice but to walk away from the Geddes plan after Supervisor Robert Czaplicki told Hart the town board "was dead set against" the project at a Febru- ary town meeting. "Frankly, I couldn't even get anyone there to sit down with me and talk about what I had proposed." Hart said. "I've de- veloped many pharmacies, and I don't think Tie ever encoun- tered anything quite like that be- fore." Resident Tracey Baum-Wicks, who Ihes across the street from the Sunoco station the Wai- greens would have replaced, said she is not surprised the Wal- greens proposal got stuffed. are tough men." she said of the council, "but they have been very consistent about insisting that this part of the road remain treelined and residential. I'm not sure I agree with their vision for this stretch of West Genesee. but they've been fair about it" The new plans for Walgreens' proposed Eastwood store "make substantial changes to the ap- pearance of the store and should go a long way toward easing res- idents concerns." said Hart, partner in HDL Property Group, the East Syracuse-based devel- oper for Walgreens in Onondaga County. Hart said one of the new de- signs under consideration will bring the store up to the side- walk on James Street, keeping the streetscape intact. "The new designs incorporate ail the design pnncipiEs ofJS'ew Urbamsm." Han said. "That's _ Vvlidt llAw WW when we build in an urban set- ting. "We didn't approach this site that way at first because of the odd, trapezoidal shape of the site." Hart added. "But we think we've found a way to do it From an engineering perspective site elevations and that sort of thing the plans aren't that much different. But from a de- sign perspective, they are very different." EASTWOOD, PACE ;