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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - March 23, 2005, Syracuse, New York r COMPUTER TUNEUPS This spring, don't forget to clean up your computer. TECHNOLOGY, PageF-1 Also in Technology New game system: PlayStation Portable comes out New CT scan: It takes less time to build a better 3-D Identity theft: Simple steps to prevent st-Sta! CNY FISHING GUIDE Hot spots, tips for landing walleyes, trout and bass Tips for early season fishing Take the trout quiz Recipes for your catch SPECIAL SECTION, INSIDE rl Affiliated with WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2005 FINAL EDITION Pas S-a-iddti SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING STICKY SNOW A storm arriving from the south- west will bring clouds and some wet snow into the Central New YorlTared later today and to- night A. few flumes will hang around Thursday morning. Comolete forecast. C-8 Agents Nab Mob Hitman Suspect in Madison County Anthony "Ace" AfeHo, a fugitive, was HIGH: 42 LOW: 29 Iroqi civilians turn on insurgents, killing three Shopkeepers and residents on one of Baghdad's mam streets pulled out their own guns Tues- day and killed three insurgents when hooded men began shoot- ing at passers-by STORY, PAGE A-6 Barry Bonds may be out to mid-season or longer Barry Bonds, 11 home runs shy of tying Babe Ruth and under a cloud of suspicion con- cerning steroid use, hinted Tues day that he could miss the entire 2005 season, and maybe more SPORTS, PAGE C-2 Telescopes help confirm two planets near stars Astronomers said Tuesday that they had seen the glow of dllCU plOiltAb 1U1 111S1. UiUt, Two teams studying two differ- ent planets able to distin- guish the planets' mfrared radia- tion from the overwhelming glare of their parent stars STORY, PAGfA-5 Medicare will help some to quit smoking Government officials said Tuesday that Medicare will im- mediately start covering the cost of counseling for certain benefi- ciaries who want to quit tobacco STORY, PAGE A-8 Suspect at Guantanamo was bin Laden commander A government document re- veals that a suspect at Guantana- mo Bay was a commander for Osama bin Laden m the 1980s and helped bin Laden escape from Tora Bora in 2001 STORY, PAGE A-6 Federal Reserve raises short-term interest rates The Federal nudged up short- term interest rates Tuesday for the seventh time m the past year BUSINESS PAGE D-l The breadbasket of New York Central New York bakeries rise to the 6 recipes. This week's recipes celebrate Corrections Reference line to Phoenix Business Wit s End Players' production of "Guys and Dolls YE-1 Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story in I nVwwtrf wnArmn n i a --i w By John O'Brien and Aaron Gifford Staff writers Federal agents arrested an alleged Mafia hit man in a Madison County hamlet over the week- end on a charge of conspiring to murder another reputed mobster in New York City last year Anthony "Ace" Aiello was arrested by 20 of ficers from the FBI, U S Marshals Service, state police and Onondaga County sheriff s office uuOui o p IH JL of a home in Lakeport Another alleged mobster likened Aiello to Luca Brasi, the hulking hit man in the film "The Godfather, according to court papers Federal authorities initially planned to an- nounce the arrest Saturday morning, after Aiello appeared in federal court in Syracuse, but federal prosecutors in New York City told them to keep quiet about the arrest according to a source fa- miliar with the investigation fiieu in u S DiiUia Couu m Syiacuii. on Tuesday revealed the arrest and Aiello s al- leged role m the Dec 1 shooting death of Randolph Pizzolo, an associate of the infamous Bonanno crime family Aiello is a soldier in the Bonanno family, according to an affidavit of FBI special agent Jeffrey Sallet The home where Aiello was staying is owned JAILHOUSE, PAGE A-9 Anthony "Ace" Aiello is a sus- pect in the shooting death rvf RanHoloh zolo, an associ- ate of the Bon- anno crime family NCAA BASKETBALL SYRACUSE GETS THE DANCE FLOOR READY John Staff photographer NATHAN WATERFIELD, a junior at the State University College of Environmental Science and Forestry, is the go-to guy in the paint Tuesday as Carrier Dome operations personnel get the basketball court ready for this weekend's NCAA men's bas- ketball tournament For the latest on times, practices, parking and tickets, see Sports, Page C-4 Classmates saw shooter's fascination with death By Brian Macquarrie Trie Boston Globe and news service report, Bemidji, Minn The teen- age killer pulled up to Red Lake High School in a marked police cruiser he had stolen from the grandfather he had just mortally wounded Brandishing three firearms and flashing a grin, Jeff Weise roamed the school for 10 temfv- mg minutes, kicking in doors and waving at students as he un- leashed a deadly rampage that included close-range bullets to the heads of at least three vic- tims When he finally turned a gun on himself Monday afternoon, Weise, 16, a Chippewa who ad mired Nazism, had produced this gnm tally on the remote Red Lake Reservation near here 10 dead including himself, and seven wounded The tribal chairman, Floyd Jourdam Jr, proclaimed the shootings, the deadliest rampage in U S schools since the Colum- bine tragedy in 1999 in which 15 died, to be "the darkest days in the history of our people Jourdam and federal author- ities Tuesday described Weise's trail, beginning with the fatal shootings of his grandfather and the man's girlfriend at the home shared with them After using a 22 caliber weapon to shoot Daryl Lussier, 58, a 30-year tribal police offi- cer, and Michelle Sigana, 32, Lussier's girlfriend Weise out- fitted himself with Lussier s 12-gauge shotgun, 40 caliber handgun, bulletproof vest and gun belt before heading to the school in Lussier's police cruis- er FBI officials said Walking brazenly toward the SnOOTcK, PHUtA-n Local will help reforest Afghanistan Busmess_ Gasified CKY _______ Comic _____ Editorials ._J Locd news lottery G-l E-l 1-1 New York_ Obituaries.. Sports ____ Slocks _ TwHtolojy Television A-10 _ M I 0-3 _ H THE POST-STANDARD umi ii ii By Mark Weiner Staff writer When Sen Hillary Rodham Clinton visited Afghanistan last month, the U S ambassador told her the war-torn nation needed help trying to reforest its coun- tryside It didn't take long for Clinton to find a solution and it s coming from the green hills of Central NewlforK Clinton arranged for a dona- tion of 10.000 willow shrubs from the State University Col- lege of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse The college crows the willows at its Tully Genetics Field Sta- tion off Route 281 in Tully For the past 25 years, researchers have experimented with the fast- growing shrubs as an alternative fuel source The willows grow in dense thickets, reaching heights of 25 to 30 feet after only three years Now SUNY-ESF officials say the willows can help restore what was once known as the "orchard of Central Asia" be- fore a series of wars turned parts of Afghanistan into a barren wasteland "The idea is to plant the will- ows in areas where they can get multiple benefits stabilizing the soil, greening the country and providing a fuel source." said Timothy Volk, a research associate at the college The willows are ready to har- vest in three-year cycles, ana then grow back quickly Each plant produces as many as seven harvests over us lifetime Eventually, SUNY-ESF would like to take part in an ex- change program with Kabul University, Volk said The donation is part of the New York Partnership for a Green Afghanistan, an initiative launched by Clinton to replant trees and revitalize Afghani- stan's orchards, nurseries, wood- lots and greenbelts Other part- ners include Cornell University, American Forests and Intema tional Paper EDWIN WHITE, (at right) ESF's dean of research, inspects will- ow bushes back m 1996 The State University College of En- vironmental Science and For- estry grew them to fuel a power plant ESF is donating similar bushes to Afghanistan to reforest that war-torn na- tion's countryside. Parents plead for judges to intervene Lawyer expects ruling will come early today on whether feeding tube will go back in. The Associated Press laiiijja, i 10 umi Tern Schiavo was 'fading qmcUK' and might die at any moment, her parents begged a federal appeals court Tuesday to order the severely brain dam- aged s feeding tube re inserted An attorney for parents Bob and Mary Schmdler said m a court filing that the 41-year old woman might die before they could get a chance to fully argue their case that her rights are being violated The appeal came after a federal judge in Tampa rejected the parents emergency request Where, as here, death is im- minent, it ib hard to imagine more critical and exigent circum- stances' lawyer David Gibbs III said in the appeal filed electronically with the llth U S Circuit Court of Appeals in At- lanta "Tern is fading quickly and her parents reasonably fear that her death is imminent The appeals court didn t indi- cate when it might rule but WOMAN'S, PAGE A-4 DEVELOPMENTS Appeal filed. A federal judge re i fused to order Tern Schiavo's feeding tube reinserted Tuesday Schiavo s stunned parents quick cuit Court of Appeals Appeal success unlikely. Legal scholars said it would be highly unusual for the Atlanta appeals court to order the feeding tube reinserted Other experts warned this case is full of surprises Pressure on Fla. lawmakers. Advocates of preserving Schia- vo s life ratcheted up pressure on Gov Jeb Bush and the state Leg- islature to find another solution Schiavo's condition Parents say their daughter is fading quickly and they fear death is imminent A lawyer for her husband says she is not suffering Poll Seven in 10 Americans F le photo Stephen D Cannerelli 1996 say Congie-ib aueJ Vatican It's capital Republican lawmakers unhap- py with judge s Rep Boehlerr This is not an xssue for CopgreWA-4 For updates: Get the latest at com To talk about the case, visit iwwswatch GET A Daily Dose BEGINNING MONDAY ;