Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - November 10, 2005, Syracuse, New York
r. FREE POSTER SPORTS, PAGE D-7 Memories of SU's No. 44. SPORTS, PAGE D-6 AFTER HOWARD STERN CNY disc jockey go offer his listeners. CNY, PAGE E-1 Affiliated with Syracuse.com THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2005 SUDOKU CHALLENGE Who Today's challenge tan 500 THINGS TO DO IN CNY WEEKEND, INSIDE FINAL EDITION O 2005 The Post-Standard SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING FLURRY OF ACTIVITY Blustery cold winds will bring a few showers mix- ing rain with snow flurries today in Central New York. A few more flur- ries are expected Friday before temperatures rise again over the weekend. Complete forecast, D-10 HIGH: 44 LOW: 30 Syracuse man shot in face on West Brighton Ave. A 23-year-old Syracuse man was in critical condition Wednesday night after he was shot in the face on West Brigh- ton Avenue, city police said. lOaUPAGEB-1 It's official: Golisano Children's Hospital The SUNY Board of Trustees gave Upstate Medical University permission to name the proposed children's hospital after B. Thomas Golisano. BUSINESS, PAGE C-l Cornell gives SU a scare, but SU gets win 67-62 Cornell's men's basketball team came close to beating Syra- cuse University, holding a 55-54 advantage with five minutes left. SU came back to win. SPORTS, PAGE D-l Experts soy New Yorkers still wont budget reform New Yorkers' defeat of a proposal to change the state's budget process isn't a rejection of budget reform, many experts say. People want change, but didn't like the proposal, they said. NEW YORK, PAGE A-10 Online news updates The Post-Standard's reporters update the news of Central New York from morning until night seven days a week. 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There is a "growing suspicion that .oil companies are taking unfair said Sen. Pete Dome- nici, R-N.M. "The oil companies owe the American people an expla- nation." The executives represented five major companies that, along with their global parent corporations, earned more than billion dur- ing the July-September quarter. Consumers, meanwhile, saw gaso- line prices soar beyond a gallon in the' aftermath of supply disrup- tions caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Lee Raymond, chairman of Exx- onMobil Corp., the world's largest publicly traded oil company, ac- knowledged the high gasoline and home heating prices "have put a strain on Americans' household but he defended his com- pany's profits. Petroleum earnings "go up and down" from year to year and are in line with other in- dustries when compared with the industry's enormous revenues. It would be a mistake, said Ray- mond, for the government to im- pose "punitive measures hastily crafted in response to short-term market fluctuations." They would PANEU PAGE A-l 1 Inside Why does gasoline in New York cost more than in most other states in U.S.? Gas prices, state by state. Page A-l 1 BRAVO TROOP'S FATHER FIGURE Li-Hua Lan Staff photographer STAFF SGT. CHRIS DUGAN (left) receives new uniform name tags from 1st Sgt. Michael Lyons, aka "the old at For- ward Operating Base Independence in Baghdad, Iraq. First sergeant wants all home safe Michael Lyons, now on his last mission, hasn't lost a soldier under his command. By Hart Seely Staff writer They address him as "First or de- ferring to his rank. Other times, he's "the old the inevitable tag for one whose clipped sprigs of hair show a tinge of gray. Now and then, a soldier conies out and says aloud what most feel: He is viewed like a father. When that hap- pens, he doesn't know what to say. Dads never do. During 21 years in the mili- tary, he has never lost a sol- dier under his command. Now, in his final mission, he has one primary goal: Do it one more time. Bring his boys home safe. "God willing, we won't lose said U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Michael Lyons, 42, of Bravo Troop his troop. Bravo occupies Forward Op- IYONS.PAGEA-6 TO Staff writer Hart Seely and photographer Li- Hua Lan are accompanying soldiers from Fort Drum's 10th Mountain Division in Iraq. for more on their journey, go to Destiny swayed mayoral election Driscoll and Mahoney camps ate that influence in the late stages of the campaign. By Frederic Pierce and John Mariani Staff writers They might have backed dif- ferent candidates in Tuesday's mayoral race in Syracuse, but leaders of Onondaga County's Democratic and Republican par- ties agree on at least one aspect of the outcome: It was Destiny. Republican supporters of Joa- nic Mahoney say she narrowly lost to Matt Driscoll because the Democrats succeeded in unfairly labeling her as a pawn of Desti- ny USA developer Bob Congel. The Democrats' efforts slowed her momentum as the campaign barreled into its final week, GOP strategists said. Democrats who supported Driscoll, meanwhile, say it was Congel and Mahoney who push- ed the campaign away from is- sues such as schools and crime. By flooding television screens with ads touting the proposed high-tech resort, and flooding Mahoney's campaign fund with at least Destiny offi- cials inadvertently galvanized many wavering Driscoll support- ers. Democratic Committee Chairman Robert Romeo said. They responded to a massive get-out-the vote effort that sealed DEMOCRATS, PAGE A-4 Al-Zarqawi 'prime suspect' in Jordan's suicide bombings The Associated Press Amman, Jordan Suicide bombers carried out nearly si- multaneous attacks on three U.S.-based hotels in the Jordani- an capital Wednesday night, kill- ing at least 57 people and wounding 115 in what appeared to be an al-Qaida assault on an Arab kingdom with close ties to the United States. Jordan's deputy prime minis- ter, Marwaii Muasher, said there was no claim of responsibility but that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Jordanian-born leader of al- Qaida in Iraq, was a "prime sus- pect." A U.S. counterterrorism offi- cial, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the inves- tigation is ongoing, said the strong suspicion is that al-Zarqa- wi was involved because of his known animosity for Jordanian monarchy and the fact that it was a suicide attack, one of his hall- marks. The explosions hit the Grand Hyatt, Radisson SAS and Days Inn hotels just before 9 p.m. One of the blasts took place inside a wedding hall where 300 guests were celebrating joined by a man strapped with explosives who had infiltrated the crowd. Black smoke rose into the night, and wounded victims stumbled from the hotels. "We thought it was fireworks for the wedding but I saw people falling to the said Amman JORDAN SAUDI Source: ESRI Ahmed, a wedding guest at the five-star Radisson who did not give his surname. "I saw blood. There were people killed. It was ugly." In February, U.S. intelligence indicated that Osama bin Laden was in contact with al-Zarqawi, BOMBER, PAGE A-4 Safe socks: Lose one, still have a pair to wear Newhouse News Service For generations, the socks seemed to be winning. They were getting lost and staying lost. Lurking out there, unseen. Precisely why, how and where have long been the stuff of leg- end and discussion. 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