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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - March 25, 2005, Syracuse, New York The Post-Standard Affiliated with FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2005 FINAL EDITION S da d SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS SOME SUNSHINE There is a chance a rain shower or some snow toiud reach Cen- tral New York loda> but sunshine should poke through m the afternoon The skies should stay at least parth clear through Saturday Complete forecast, D-16 HIGH: 43 LOW: 27 Fire chiefs won't gather in Geddes after this June The state fairgrounds in Geddes is losing one of its big- gest annual events a fire chiefs coinention that has pumped SI 8 million a year into the local MIILU 1398, uffiuals estimate After its conference and expo at the fairgrounds in June, the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs will move the event to Lake George for at least two years and possibly three, Tom LaBelle, director of the association, said Thursday STORY, PAGE E-l SkyChief s balk at pact to sell stadium naming rights The Syracuse SkyChiefs say Onondaga County's agreement to sell the naming rights to their stadium put the team's revenues in peril and was a breach of con- tract STORY, PAGE B-l House leadership OKs vote on stem cell research The House leadership has agreed to allow a flooi vote on a bill that would loosen the restric- tions on human embryonic stem cell research imposed by Presi- rlprir Rush m 200] according to members of Congress and others pnvy to the arrangement STORY, PAGE A-7 Former hostage given a reward The woman v, ho said she gamed the trust of suspected courthouse gunman Brian Nich- ols by talking about her faith while he held her hostage was presented with m re- ward money Thursday for help- ing authorities capture him STORY, PAGE A-9 Rebels seize control in former Soviet republic Protesters m the former Sovi- et republic of Kyrgyzstan took control of the capital Thursday as they fought with pro-govern- ment partisans, stormed govern- ment buildings, took control of the national TV network and ap- parently chased the president from the country STORY, PAGE A-4 Canada denies political asylum to paratrooper A U S Army paratrooper who fled to Canada to avoid serving in Iraq was denied politi- cal asylum Thuisday, dealing a blow to otner deserters mere who argue such duty would force them to commit atrocities against civilians STORY, PAGE A-4 Corrections Dan Grosso is from Route 11 Latin dance part} is April Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470 2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story Subscription questions9 Call 470-NEWS Police: SU Cheerleader Killed Woman With Children Nearby Dovgbter, 4, said father left with her mother in a blanket or sheet, pofice said. By Sue Weibezahl and Jim O'Hara Staff writers Syracuse police say a 4-year-old girl listened to her mother being killed and later helped lead them to the suspect The girl's father Shaw, 1999 murder in the death of Chiar ra Seals, 23, Syracuse po hce said SU cheerlead- 22, and Seals began arguing in a e r was back bedroom charged Thurs- -He kft WJtjl Momm% m Q day with sec- blanket or sheet his'shoul- ond-degree Miguel said the girl tokl police, adding that it 'looked like Momm> w as sleeping Police said Shaw took the body to his apartment at 545 Co- lumbus put the body into a First Deputy suitcase and walked it several Chief Gary Miguel said the girl blocks to 112 Avondale Place Fife Gabel 2003 IN A PHOTOGRAPH taken nearly two years ago, Chiarra Seals and daughter Essence, then 2, play with a tassel during gradua- tion ceremonies for the Sidney Johnson Vocational Center told investigators her father Police found the body behind a Her father. Brian Shaw, a sen- came to Seals apartment at 160 lor at Syracuse University and an Jasper St on Wednesday Shaw, POLICE, PAGE A-6 Murder victim Chiarra Seals was independent, but close to Friends, former principal, counselor can't believe Brian Shaw would kill Sean Kirst: Tommy Seals, a city councilor and former cop, gathers with his family to grieve and remember his great-niece Chiarra Seals MARCH MADNESS: FANS COME TO CNY FOR GAMES, PARTY, FUI Dennis NORTH CAROLINA STATE basketball star Julius Hodge signs autographs after leaving a practice in the Carrier Dome Thursday More than visitors, including from out of state, started to fill area motel rooms Thursday n preparation for the NCAA Sweet 16 basketball games The economic impact on the region is estimated at million A place to party Basketball fans and music lovers can mix in Armory Square today under a tent outside the Museum of Science and Technology 500 Franklin St Free admission No ticket? You can catch the games on TVs under the tents set up in Armory Square and enjoy the eats Want more? Check out the National Basketball Hall of Fame Exhibit at the Turning Stone casino in Verona from 11am to 7 p m Snside Complete team-by team to D-9 North Carolina State s Julius Hodge almost came to play at Volunteers, businesses greet arriving Looking for the teams? The University of North Carolina Hotel Wyndham Hotel, 6302 Carrier Parkway, East Syracuse Meeting places Mulrooney's, 239, W Fayette St, Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub, 301 W Fayette St, Limerick Pub 134WaltonSt Wisconsin Hotel. Genesee Grande Hotel 1060 E Genesee St Syracuse Dl 116 Walton St, Pascale's Wme Bar and Restaurant 204 W Fayette St Clinton Street Pub, 127W Fayette st North Carolina State Hotel' Embassy Suites 6646 Old Collamer Road East Syracuse Meeting places BAR, 400 S Clinton St, Teddy's at Armory Square 325 S Clinton St Syracuse Suds Factory 320 S Clinton St Villanova Hotel Holiday Inn Carrier Circle 6555 Old Collamer Road East Syracuse Meeting places Ambrosia 201 Walton St, Daniel Jack's 218 Walton St Tailgators Sports Bar 414 S Clinton St 8 QUESTIONS ON SOCIAL SECURITY Ex-Maxwell Dean John Palmer at forefront of reform issue Index Securi- ty has been debated by pundits, politicians and plain folk all year long, a Syracuse man has been helping to shape the system's fu- ture John L Palmer, a faculty member and former dean of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, is one of two public trustees on the board that over- I sees Social Security 1 In a report released Wednes- day by that board, he and the other public trustee, Thomas R l Saving, said Medicare was in I much worse shape than the pub- j he retirement system The other on the board are mem- bers of Bush's Cabinet and did not share the public trustees' concerns about Medicare Post-Standard reporter Marine Eisenstadt Thursday asked Palm- er to offer his insight on the state of Social Security and Medicare What is the current state of Social Security? It's got a long-term financing problem, not an immediate cri- sis, but one that will require dealing with over time There are decades before the fund is ex- hausted Parents losing fight to keep Schiavo alive Fife photo 2003 JOHN PALMER, former dean of the Maxwell School of Citizen- ship and Public Affairs at Syra- cuse University, is a public trus- tee on the board that oversees Social Security He said he be- lieves Medicare is in worse shape than the Social Security system Knight Ridder Newspapers Pmellas Park, Fla Tern Schiavo s tenuous grasp on me weakened Thursday as the last glimmers of a judicial reprieve slipped away from her parents and their supporters The US Supreme Court ruled against them, they lost additional rounds in state court, and Honda Jeb Bush and other state officials didn't follow through on threats to take the brain-dam- aged Florida woman into protec- tive custody and reconnect her feeding tube Schiavo, the focus of an emo- tional controversy over issues of i life and death, entered her sev- enth da} v, ithout food or water "She's dying She's in her dedtn process George Felos the attorney for Schiavo's husband, Michael Michael Schi- avo has said that his wife is in a persistent vegetative state and should be allowed to die after spending most of the last 15 years on life support Felos said 41, was receiving the best care possible, under the circumstances He said her husband is at her bedside and that she 11 be allowed "to die %vith dignity and die in peace Tern is peaceful.' he said SUPREME, PAGCA-5 Business Oossfcd CHY_ Conic Crime C-l F-l Locolnews Lottery Movies E-1 New York E-4 Obrtwnes Sports.-. Steds___ Television A-2 E-3 A-8 .M 1-6 A-JO 1-1 f.i i H WrOST-STAHDAW) CABLE FIGHT Time Warner isn't bringing back channels that carrv the Mets CNY, PAGE E-1 SATELLITE RADIO Rivals fight to sign up automakers Latest deal? Hyundai BUSINESS, PAGEC4 INSIDE 2 MOVIE REVIEWS 'Guess Who' and The Merchant of Venice' CNY, PAGES E-1, E-3 FLIPPING OVFP RACING NASCAR driver Carl Edwards' back flips please fans, worry others SPORTS, FACES CM 3 DQNiWUS: RAHCHGATE Tax officials question radio personality's rancn Tor SICK children CNY, PAGE E-1 FEEL BETTER ARER YOUR Daily DoSC BEGINNING MONDAY J ;