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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - May 7, 2005, Syracuse, New York i he Fost-Standard f jted SATURDAY. MAY 7. 2005 FINAL EDITION SYRACUSE. N.Y. 50 CENTS DANDY DAY While rain and wind pelt our neighbors to the east, we'll enjoy a mild day with a peek-a-tvxi sun. The sunny skies have nudged the dandeli- ons into looking up in time for little hands searching for that perfect gift for mom." Complete forecast D-10 HIGH: 63 LOW: 44 Bragman drops tonal idea, wants to build new lake Ccero developer Michael Bragman is proposing building a 30-acrc lake instead of a canal for liis proposed upscale S95 million housing project, off Guy Young Road in the town of Clay. Poll: GOP voters favor Marioney for dty mayor More than 45 percent of ap- proximately likely city Re- publican voters surveyed in a re- cent poll said they would vote for Joanie Mahoney for Syracuse mayor if she and Randy Wolken fight a primary in September. compared with 14 percent for Wolken, according to a report of the survey. Court paves way for recording digital shows A federal appeals court on Friday threw out government rules requiring'huilt-in, anti-pira- cy technology (o let broadcasters and studios prevent digital shows from being copied. That means people buying the next generation of digital televisions call lecuiu Economy adds jobs in April, U.S. reports U..S. payrolls swelled by jobs last month, the government says in an unexpec- tedly strong report that cheers in- vestors and job-seekers alike and eases fears that the economic slowdown of recent months will worsen. STORY, PAG! A-5 Dozen bodies found in Baghdad garbage dump Insurgent car bombs struck a market and a police bus Friday, killing at least 25 people, and a dozen bodies were uncovered in a garbage dump on the outskirts of Baghdad, some victims blind- folded and shot execution-style. StOET.FAGEM U.S.: N. Korea may be readying for nuclear test U.S. hive de- tected what may be preparations for North Korea's first test of a nuclear weapon, although ana- lysts believe it could be a calcu- lated ruse on Pyongyang's part, a U.S. defense official said Fri- day. Corrections State Comptroller Alan llcve- si National Day of Prayer Central Square Agway Company founded by lite candle designer Jacob Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? WS r.'E Thank You, World War II Vets Herkimer County donors give all their veterans free trip to memorial The program Million: Provide every World War II veteran in Herkimer County an all expenses- pa id trip to Washington. D.C, and the WWII Memorial. The cost: Private donations covered the cost of this week's trip for 54 veterans Bv Peter man Washington bureau Sixty years after their last bat- tles, 54 soldiers, sailors and Ma- rines from Herkimer County fell into ranks one more lime Friday for a group picture at the World War II Memorial in Wash- ington. Wandering tourists, notic- ing the commotion, walked over to sec w hat was going on. As fountains behind them shot columns of water toward the gray sky, about 100 onlookers formed a semicircle around the veterans and broke out into spontaneous, sus- tained applause. The vets smiled broadly and acknowledged the ovation, then handed their camer- as over to their admirers so they could have pictures of their own to take home. These veterans had been sent on one more mission by their fellow- Americans: a three-day journey to Washington, underwritten entirely by private donations. All the World War II veterans in Herkim- er County have been invited, and it doesn't cost them a dime. A different group of 54 made the trip last fall. Another 80 or so will head to Washington in Sep- tember. uwrn.rAGu-7 UPSTATE veter- ans from Her- kimer Count, greet each other Friday at the War II Memorial in Washington. From left are Matthew Bates. John Janicki and Alfred Munger. AMANDA AGLEY a junior at Cicero-North Syracuse High School, looks over directions to a sample SAT examina- tion Monday at the school while preparing for test. Derns NctI Suit Nicole Defonde (left) and (Catherine Bette. also both juniors, are looking at the directions, too. About 500.000 students across the nation will take the SAT today. Many colleges won't use SAT essay Admissions officials on some campuses want to study writing section first. By Michcle Reaves Staff writer Hundreds of local students will take the redesigned SAT today, and Nick Chappell is scheduled to be one of them. Piocm-N'nrth High School junior is taking th; test, which includes an essay as well as critical read- ing and math sections, for the second lime because he didn't like his score. When Chappell, 11 The number of perfeel scores in New York state on the first new SAT. 17, submits his scores to Le Moync College, though, he won't need to worry much about the essay section. "Like many of our counter- parts, we are not using the writing section of the SAT (in the admissions said Dennis Nicholson, Le Moyne's director of admis- sions. Schools around the state are Mill contemplating how and when they will use the writing section of the SAT, now called the SAT Reasoning Test, in the admissions pro- cess. Nationwide, about I mil- lion students in the United States take the test each year. Admissions and enrollment officials at Syracuse Universi- ty, State University Colleges at Oswego and Genesco, State University at Albany, Clarks- on University, Horiart and William Smith Colleges said the essay would not be used in their decisions for the fresh- man classes of 2006. Le Moyne and Oswego iaiJ ilicj tiuuiJ study the test for several years before deciding if the essay will be weighed in their ad- missions process at all. Comparing SATs The new Scholastic Aptitude Test has three parts for a perfect score of 2400. Here is an estimate of how old jcores equate to new ones: Old SAT New SAT 1600 2400 K60-1500 2190 1360-1400 2040 1280-1310 1920 1170-1200 1760 980-1010 Source: The Princeton Review 'Rare bird brings cash I to poor :Ark. town I Mole! lilts up, federal money rolls in after the rediscovery i of "extinct" woodpecker. The Associated I'rcss I Cotton Plant. Ark. If the j ivory-billed woodpecker was i magic American lu- I dims, perhaps it can vvoik sum; I magic for the modem-day resi- J dents trying to scratch out a liv- ing in this poor Delta region. j The striking bird not ex- tracted eager birdwatchers to the dying communities that dot the area. Rooms at a nearby Days Inn arc filling up for fall prime season for birders. "1 wish 1 had a place to get T- shirts mads up with the wood- pecker on them that say Cotton said Ester Hicks, who runs Nannie's Kitchen cafe. Cornell University ornitholo- gists announced last week that an ivory-hilled woodpecker, be- lieved extinct since 1944, was living in a swamp in the Cache River National Wildlife Refuge. Atkansas' prime bird-watching season ended when the trees leafed out last month, but wild- life officials still have noticed i more traffic. Gov. Mike Huckabee said Wednesday that the woodpeck- j er's discovery will be "a huge benefit to tourism. Look for a lot of folks to be coming to Arkan- sas and ma) be spending their good old money." David Goad, deputy director of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, predicted the bird, considered the Holy Cirail ny DOViWBI. PAGE A-5 COUIGES.MGU-7 Source: The College Board 107 The nurr.ber of perfect nationally on the new SAT. The number of students nationally who took the new test, LaFayette yard sale dispute turns into a federal case Index C-l ftesifitd___f-6 Coca____E-12 fctorais___A-8 Bswtwtsert. t-S HorasiGsrfa.M lad news M Unery-------A-2 AUKS______l-S Otearies_B-4 f age. Sjats_____D-l By Juhn O'Brien Stiff I In LaFayette, one man's yard sale is another man's junk heap. Robert Shutc is making a fed- eral case of it. It. j forcemcnt officer, Ralph Lam- son, and TOWTI Justice Maureen I'crrin in U.5. District Court this w eck, charging his civil rights were violated by the town's re- fusal to let him hold a lawn sale for charity. TKEF05T-SU.NDUD "Mr. Lamson has been using his position in a very ovcncal- ous and antagonistic manner to harass" Shute, the lawsuit said. The case has "been blown com- pletely out of it oM. Shute.54, of 3448 Route II, said Friday he planned to give some of his profits to a charity for children with cancer. "I'm being persecuted like nobody else in the IOWTI he said. "They've threatened me with jail time over a garage Town code prohibits people from cluttering their yards if emergency workers could get hurt (ryina to pet throufh. Lam- son said. Shutc is scheduled to be tried in town court May IS. AftCT he was cited, Shutc moved his sale items to the back yard and covered them with tarps, Lamson said. The yard is still in violation because it could attract vermin. Lamson said. "I call it junk. He might call it collectibles or a lawn Lanison said. "It doesn't The code says you have to keep your property cleaned up." Thr town doesn't prohibit him sales, he said. "But if it's all summer long, is it 3 lawn sale or arc you run- ning a he asked. THIS IS a stuffed male ivory- emea woodpecker thai s in the I main lobby at the New York I State Museum in Albany. The bird, believed extinct since 1944, has been spotted in Ar- kansas. GARDENING TIPS Whydidntmy forsythia bush tips on mulching and voles. CNY.PAGEE-2 LIGHTING THE WAY Pendant small and in all shapes up a room in a dramatic way. CNY.PAGEE-1 INSIDE BUYING A CAR? Car companies offering less cash, but still deal: How about car insurance for a year or a laptop computer? AUTO. PAGE F-1 ;