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Syracuse Post Standard (Newspaper) - March 30, 2015, Syracuse, New YorkM o n d a my a r c h 3 02 0 1 5 classified. B 4 comics. A 7 obituaries. A 4 Post Standard Bonus. C 1 Bonus Content for members Only. Go to Syracuse. Com Poplus � 2015 the Post Standard 43 27 Windy with rain and Snow showers. Details b 8 $ 1.00 by Douglass Dowty Drowty Syracuse. Com both sides in or. Robert Neu Landers murder trial would agree that the medical examiner has gotten it wrong during the 2 � year investigation into the death of the doctors wife. They however disagree on when he was wrong. Within hours after Leslie Neu Landers death Onondaga county medical examiner or. Robert Steppacher ruled it an Accident and left the scene on sept. 17, 2012, in Dewitt. That caused Dewitt police to Stop collecting evidence from 6916 Shalimar Way leaving the investigation incomplete despite misgivings by officers on scene. Still suspicious police returned 4 to 6 months after the death to collect More evidence and take measurements things that should have been done on the first Day. That delay complicated the prosecutions murder Case and has been used by the defense As reason for doubt. The fact Steppacher put accidental on Leslie Neu Landers death certificate did not help prosecutors either. But Steppacher did not Curry any favor with or. Neu Landers Camp when he changed his mind More than a year later. After considering information from police prosecutors and paid experts the me ruled the death a homicide in 2014. That change of heart has also been repeatedly criticized by or. Neu Landers did Coroner in death of Leslie Neulander get it right first or second time or. Robert Steppacher before his death from brain cancer in 2009, close family members said u. S. Sen. Edward Kennedy insisted a building that would one Day Bear his name be less about his own legacy and More about the institution he loved and toiled in for More than half his life. He never envisioned this place As being about one Man said Victoria Reggie Kennedy his widow and president of the Board of directors of the Edward m. Kennedy Institute for the United states Senate. Today the $ 79 million facility that sits adjacent to the presidential Library of his brother John f. Kennedy is scheduled to be dedicated at a politically Star studded event. It opens to the Public on tuesday. Associated press tribute Institute honouring sen. Kennedy to be dedicated today in Boston Michelle Obama celebrated the Beauty Power and tenacity of Black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black girls Rock an annual event honouring trailblazing women of color from All walks of life. No matter who you Are no matter where you come from you Are Beautiful Obama told the crowd which included Many Young Black girls. I am so proud of you. My husband your president is so proud of you she added. We have so much Hope and dreams for you. Obama was not among the Honoreen at saturday nights festivities held at the new Jersey performing arts Center. That distinction went to actress Jada Pinkett Smith Singer Erykah Badu actress Cicely Tyson Selma director Ava Duvernay educator Nadia Lopez and or. Helene d. Gayle president and ceo of care Usa a humanitarian organization. Associated press honors Michelle Obama declares Black women Rock the Bonus Section is an online Only edition available to Gold members of is. Plus the Post standards loyalty program. To sign up go to member. Syracuse. Com. Member ship the easter Story in Bible verse � Otolia them he was right hand of god. Where the lord word with signs them he was parted and they worshipped with great Joy and and Blessing god. Heaven spartans hang on in overtime blood Page a 4 Michigan state advanced to the final four with a 76 70 overtime win against Louisville on sunday at the Carrier dome. The spartans a 7 seed will be joined in the final four by three no. 1 seeds including Duke. The Blue devils beat Gonzaga 66 52, on sunday. Inside whats next a look at the final four matchup. B 1 magical time magic Johnson sings Syracuse is praises. B 1 Ucon ready the huskies play Dayton in the a omens bracket. B 2 Louralle Nair or. Scores on Louisville is Mango Mathiana during the Mcaa East regional final sunday at the Carrier dome. Dennis Nett Nett Syracuse. Com first lady Michelle Obama Speaks during the annual Black girls Rock event. A Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski hugs Tyus Jones after sundays win against Gonzaga in the Mcaa tournament. A photo / Charlie Riedel by David Klepper associated press Albany top new York state lawmakers and gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a budget Deal late sunday that includes a big bump in education funding enhanced legislative ethics rules and several but not All of co mods proposed education reforms. The proposed $ 142 billion spending plan is expected to go to lawmakers for a final vote Early this week following weeks of closed door negotiations. The agreement includes $ 23.5 billion in school Aid an increase of $ 1.4 billion along with several changes sought by Cuomo including new rules for turning around failing schools a new process for dismissing ineffective teachers and a plan for the state education department to revise teacher evaluations. Several items initially included in the budget did not make the final Cut but could be considered once lawmakers move past the budget. This is the largest school Aid increase in seven eight years Assembly speaker Carl Heastie d Bronx told reporters when he announced the Deal. We would have liked to see the minimum wage increase. But outside of that i think this is a pretty Good budget. Cuomo said the budget took on two of Albanys most longstanding impediments Public education bureaucracy and legislative ethics. With this agreement we address intractable problems that have vexed our state for generations he said in a joint statement on the agreement with Heastie and Republican Senate Leader Dean Skelos. After decades of leading the nation in education spending but lagging in results new York will set an example for All other states with a Complete overhaul of the entrenched education bureaucracy. Still Cuomo was forced to either drop or modify Many of his educational reforms. He had initially sought More aggressive changes to teacher evaluations and had hoped to increase the number of authorized charter schools. The last proposal did not make the final agreement. United federation of teachers president Michael Mulgrew said sunday that his group will work closely with the state education department on the changes to evaluations and will continue its opposition to co mods initiatives. We will still have Many Battles to fight Mulgrew said. The spending agreement also includes a requirement that lawmakers disclose their income from outside jobs. If they Are attorneys they will also have to identify big clients though certain sensitive types of cases will be exempt. Also lawmakers will have the option to ask the states office of the court administrator to keep private the names of clients who do not pose a conflict of interest. The names however would still have to be reported to the court administrator. Other ethics related changes include changes to prevent abuse of legislative stipends and new rules designed to prevent the personal use of Campaign funds. The budget includes co mods proposed $ 1.5 billion upstate economic development Competition in which seven upstate regions will compete for three $ 500 million prizes. The details of the budget plan Are expected to be released today. By budget Dea l More Money for schools legis lat ure disc Losure s some teacher evaluation proposals expansion of charter schools dropped supporters of Public education rally on the great Western staircase at the Capitol thursday in Albany. Public schools will see $ 1.4 billion in additional state funding in the budget Deal announced sunday. A photo / Mike Groll

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