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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - November 2, 2005, Syracuse, New York Affiliated with WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2005 DO THE SUDOKU CHALLENGE... WIN A TRIP TO Post-Standard FINAL EDITION O 20C5 The Cost-Standard SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING A LITTLE DIP It won't be as worm today as it was Tuesday, but temperatures will remain relatively mild in Central New York under cloudy skies. Some sunshine will be back on Thursday. Complete forecast, D-8 HIGH: 53 LOW: 38 A closer look at the candidates Starting today, The Post-Standard is profiling the three people running to be mayor of Syracuse. Today: Joanie Mahoncy (R-C-lnd) Thursday: Matt Driscoll (D) Friday: Howie Hawkins (Green) IOCAL PAGE B-l Bandleader Skitch Henderson dies at 87 Skitch Henderson, the Gram- my-winning conductor who lent his musical expertise to Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby before becoming the first "Tonight Show" bandleader, died Mon- day. He was 87. STORY, PAGE A-l 4 Teachers give back day's pay to help school district Fabius-Pompey teachers turned a portion of their pay- check back to the school district Tuesday night. STORY, PAGE B-1 Destiny: We're working on financing second phase Destiny USA officials Tues- day said they hope to start build- ing the second, larger phase of expanding Carousel Center. BUSINESS, PAGE C-l Boeheim tossed as Syracuse beats Saint Rose Syracuse University basket- ball coach Jim Boeheim was ejected from a game for the first time in his career as SU beat Saint Rose 86-73 Tuesday night. SPORTS, PAGE D-1 New technologies and how they change our lives In Technology: How new devices screen trac- Virtual scanners that help you get a better fit for Web sites that let you try a different Corrections Pop Warner Little Scholars Duke's Plumbing and Sewer The Trans-Siberian St. Daniel's Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS Index Business....... Bridge........... Classified...... Comics.......... CNY............... Puzzles......... Editorials...... Letters Local news... Lottery.......... C-l G-7 G-l E-l A-14 A-l 3 B-l A-2 Movies....... New York. Obituaries....... Sean Kirst....... Sports Stocks Sudoku............ Technology..... Television........ Weather.......... E-6 A-IO ..B-4 ..B-l D-.l C-3 E-9 F-l E-7 D-8 THE POST-STANDARD Why Children's Hospital Got a Gin of Million Senate Billionaire was moved by his experience in Rochester and a visit to Syracuse. By James T. Mulder Staff writer When he donated million to the Strong Memorial chil- dren's hospital in Rochester three years ago, billionaire busi- nessman B. Thomas Golisano said he had no idea how that gift would affect his life. 'Not a week goes by that I don't get a letter or a phone call or somebody stops me on the street and tells me how important the Golisano children's hos- pital has been to their family and to children that were in he said Tuesday. Golisano hopes to duplicate that warm feeling with a mil- lion donation to the proposed children's hospital at SUNY Up- state Medical University in Syra- cuse. His gift, the largest ever to Upstate by an individual donor, was announced Tuesday. In recognition of the gift. Up- state is asking the SUNY board of trustees for permission to name the children's hospital after the philanthropist. The board is expected to consider the request Nov. 9. Golisano, 64, of Pittsford, is chairman and founder of Pay- chex Inc., a payroll processing company headquartered in Roch- ester. He's also a perennial New York gubernatorial candidate considering another bid for of- fice. Golisano grew up in Roches- ter, the son of an Italian-immi- grant father who owned a heat- SOLDIERS FROM Bravo Troop, 1-71 CAV, 10th Mountain Di- vision, undergo IV training Tuesday at Forward Operating Base Independence near Baghdad. From left, 1st Lt. Michael Egan trains Pfc. Brian Prowker, of Atascadero, Calif., and 'This is not just another video game' By Hart Seely Staff writer They've watched the city live. They've seen the daily ebb and flow of families going about their business. They've watched the city die. They've seen roads abruptly turn into puffs of smoke, and people fleeing in terror. They've seen history made, a war unfold. "I've watched the way this city said Army Spc. Jona- than M. Whitaker, 20, of northern Indiana. "I've seen so much of it destroyed. I'd have to agree with what they say: Yeah, war is hell." For this war, this hell, Whi- taker has a spectacular seat to history. Whitaker co-pilots the Shadow, a 11-foot-long, gaso- line-powered, unmanned robot plane that flies the unfriendly skies over Iraq. On workdays, Whitaker and The Shadow The RQ-7 Shadow 200 Tactical UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle is designed to provide a ground maneuver commander day and night reconnaissance. Wingspan: 12.3 feet Length: 11.2 feet Weight: 327 pounds Power: A commercial 38- horsepower rotary engine Maximum range: 77.67 miles Altitude: to feet above ground level during the day and to feet above ground level at night. a comrade may sit for 12 hours in the cramped confines of a homely green truck parked in a gravel lot some- where on Carnp Liberty, the sprawling military base near Baghdad. In these dark and gloomy quarters, they stare into monitors, peck at key- boards, roll trackballs and joy- stick their drone across the ho- rizon. THE SHADOW, PAGE A-6 Li-Hua Ian Staff photographer Spc. Derek Batchelor of Corbin, Ky. At right, Pfc. Robert Stewart of Colorado Springs, Colo., puts an IV needle into the arm of Zachary Zagayer, of Simi Valley, Calif. Inside: Latest developments from Father 'hopeful' after story The father of a soldier miss- ing in Iraq for more than a year said he's thankful the Army's 10th Mountain Divi- sion is searching for his son. Army Reserve Sgt. Keith "Matt" Maupin of Batavia, Ohio, has been missing since April 9, 2004, when his con- voy was ambushed. Monday, Post-Standard reporter Hart Seely wrote about the lOth's search for Maupin, which they said has become a quest that defines their values as sol- diers. It was welcome news to Maupin's father, Keith. "It makes me feel better to know they are he told The Cincinnati Enquirer. "I believe they were looking the whole time, but they don't say much, they always say it's classified." Keith Maupin said his Army contact told him it wasn't yet known if anything found was connected to his son. "But we remain hopeful and pray for the he said. News service reports Payioad: Electro-optic and infrared camera, and communications equipment for command and control and imagery dissemination. Onboard global positioning system instrumentation provides navigation information. Landing: Stopped by using an arresting hook and cable system For more information: The Post-Standard MISSION TO Staff writer Hart Seely and photographer Li- Hua Lan are accompanying soldiers from Fort Drum's Wth Mountain Division in Iraq. For more on their journey, go to N S I D E 'JARHEAD' What's the movie like? CNY, PAGE E-5 WHO MAKES THE BEST HOME WINE? CNY, PAGE E-1 WHAT TO COOK? 7 recipes to try. CNY, PAGES E-2, E-3 HOW TO SPEAK IN PUBLIC 10 tips and THE DAILY DOSE, PAGE E-10 in uproar over secret war hearing Democrats challenge handling of war intelligence; Republicans say it's a stunt. News service reports Washington Senate Democrats staged a stunning parliamentary ambush Tuesday, using the "closed session" rule to force enraged GOP leaders into moving ahead with a long- delayed probe into possible ma- nipulation of pre-war intelli- gence. Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid rocked the sedate upper house Tuesday afternoon by suddenly invoking his right to shutter Senate doors to outsiders. The move, which halted busi- ness for two hours, had previ- ously been used only to discuss state secrets and impeachment briefings, according to Senate historians. Reid defended his extraordi- nary step by saying it wns the only way to force Intelligence Committee Chairman Pat Rob- erts, R-Kan., into producing a re- port detailing Bush administra- tion intelligence deliberations. "I demand on behalf of" the American people that we under- stand why these investigations aren't being said Reid, who had been demanding release of the so-called "Phase II" report since last year. Invoking last week's indict- ment of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Dick Che- ney's chief of staff, Reid accused congressional Republicans of failing to investigate White House abuses. They "have repeatedly chosen to protect the Republican admin- istration rather than get to the bottom of what happened and he said. GOP leaders, whose 55-45 majority usually gives them carte blanche in the Senate, were caught completely off guard. So SECRET, PAGE A-6 CNY health director: Bird flu plan a great start Staff and news service reports President Bush outlined a billion strategy Tuesday to pre- pare for the danger of a pandem- ic influenza outbreak, saying he wanted to stockpile enough vac- cine to protect 20 million Ameri- cans against the current strain of bird flu as a first wave of protec- tion. The president also said the United States must approve lia- bility protection for the makers of lifesaving vaccines. He said the number of American vaccine manufacturers has plummeted because the industry has been hit with a flood of lawsuits. Bush said no one knows when or where a deadly strain of flu will strike but "at some point we are likely to face another pan- demic." The president, in a speech at the National Institutes of Health, said the United States must be prepared to detect outbreaks any- where in the world, stockpile vaccines and anti-viral drugs and be ready to respond .at the feder- al, state and local levels in the event a pandemic reaches the United States. Bush outlined a strategy that would cost billion includ- ing: billion for the govern- ment to buy enough doses of the vaccine against the current strain of bird flu to protect 20 million Americans; the administration wants to have sufficient vaccine for front-line emergency pcrson- LOCAL PUN, PAGE A-8 J ;