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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - October 2, 2005, Syracuse, New York SUNDAY The Post-Standard Affiliated with SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2005 FINAL EDITION O 2005 The Pent-Standard SYRACUSE, N.Y. GOOD MORNING NICE STRETCH Today is expected to be warm and bright, thanks to a high pressure system sitting over Central New York. Clear tonight, with some patchy fog overnight. The fog will stick around until another sunny day arrives Monday. Rain shouldn't bother us until perhaps Thursday, when the high temperature is forecast to drop into the 60s. Complete ___________________ forecast, C-18 HIGH: 80 LOW: 54 SAVE WITH COUPONS IN TODAY'S NEWSPAPER YANKS CLINCH; BOSTON ALIVE Michael photographer NEW YORK YANKEES manager Joe Torre (back to camera) hugs third baseman Alex Rodriguez after the Yankees de- feated the Boston Red Sox, 8-4, in Bos- ton, assuring them of their eighth con- secutive AL East Championship. Boston can still win a wild-card spot today with a win against the Yankees or with a Cleveland loss. SPORTS, PAGE C-1 SU LOSES Florida State beats the Orange, 38-14, in college football. SPORTS, PAGE C-1 TWO DEAD Two killed in car accidents in Madison, Oswego counties. LOCAL. PAGE B-1 BALI BLASTS Two bombs kill at least 25 people on Indonesian resort island. STORY, PAGE A-4 HALLOWEEN CONTEST Write the best ending to Bruce Coville's story and win. CNY. PAGE H-1 KINNEY DRUGS Its plans for CNY and beyond. BUSINESS, PAGE E-1 POVERTY IN U.S. It's getting worse. Why? And what can be done about it. OPINION, PAGE D-1 RED SOX FEVER Die-hard fans hold off on ER visits. SPORTS, PAGE C-2 Index Anniversaries...... Auto .........................G-l Births..........................H-9 Business......................E-I Classified............-.......F-I CNY............................ H-1 Editorials................... D-2 Engagements Local...........................P-1 Nation.... A-l Real Estate_______1-1 Sports..........................C-1 State................A-l Washington Weather...................C-18 Weddings World............A-4 to 11 TV Week Parade Corrections Maxim Healthcare Services' flu Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to discuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS THE POST-STANDARD For home delivery, call 470-6397 Protecting your drinking water State's Manure Lagoons Only Loosely Regulated Pits can go almost anywhere. Black River spill killed fish, endangered a city's drinking water. By Mark Weiner Staff writer From a small farm overlooking Cayuga Lake, Barbara King keeps an eye on the creek that flows through her land to the lake below. And she worries. King fears liquid cow manure will spill into the creek from a lagoon on a nearby farm, much the same way 3 million gallons of manure leaked into the Black River in Lewis County in August. The spill near Lowville killed up to fish, struck a blow to Black River recreational tourism and forced Watertown to temporarily shut down its water intake pipes. Could it happen in Central New York? This much the DEC will say: Central New York has at least 21 big farms that store liq- uid manure in Onondaga, Cayuga, Madison, Oswego and Cortland counties. The number of farms is probably much higher, DEC offi- cials say, but they have not updated the data- base in Albany. Some of those manure ponds are near STATE DEC, PAGE A-l 6 INSIDE Location of 21 large manure storage facilities in Central New York PAGE A-16 YOUNG MARINES' MOTTO: 'FAMILY IS FOREVER' MARINE LANCE Cpl. Travis Williams (right) is the only person in his 12-man unit to survive their tour in Iraq. The other 11 members of his squad were killed in Antonio Castaneda The Associated Press August by a roadside bomb near Haditha, Iraq. Wil- liams is shown here on tour in May with Capt. Christo- pher Toland (second from right) and Sgt. Don Owens. Of the 12 young men in Marine Lance Cpl. Travis Williams' squad, he's the If By Antonio Castaneda The Associated Press Haditha Dam, Iraq Cpl. David Kreuter had a new baby boy he'd seen only in photos. Lance Cpl. Michael Cifuentes was counting the days to his wedding. Lance Cpl. Nicholas Bloem had just celebrated his 20th birthday. Travis Williams remembers then! all all 11 men in his Marine squad all now dead. Two months ago they shared a cramped room stacked with bunk beds at this base in north- west Iraq, where the Euphrates River rushes by. Now the room has been stripped of several beds, brutal testa- ment that Lance Cpl. Williams' clos- est friends are gone. For the 12 young Marines who landed in Iraq .early this year, the war was a series'of hectic, constant raids into more than a dozen lawless towns INSIDE in Iraq's most hostile province, Anbar. The pace and the danger bound them together into what they called a second family, even as some began to question whether their raids were making any progress. Now, all of the Marines assigned to the 1st Squad, 3rd Platoon, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Regi- ment, based in Columbus, are gone all except Williams. They died when a roadside bomb set by in- FOR WILLIAMS, PAGE A-ll THE SQUAD: From different backgrounds, they became a LATEST NEWS: U.S. troops on the offensive near Syrian DriscolPs list of hot projects questioned Mayor: million invested in city. Chamber chief: "Where is By Frederic Pierce Staff writer From Mayor Matt Driscoll's side of the campaign trail, the business climate in the city of Syracuse looks pretty hot. Over the last four years, more than 100 economic development projects have brought nearly million in new invest- ment into the city, Driscoll said last week. It's a claim the Democrat- ic incumbent has made sev- eral times re- cently in can- didate debates with reporters. But it's also a statement that has left some city business peo- ple scratching their heads. "Where is it? That would be our said David Ducrr, interim director for the Greater Syracuse Chamber of Com- merce. "What is he counting? "1 don't think they can really count things like the Hotel Syra- cuse or the Mizpah Tower that have just been passed, and aren't under way. They haven't hap- pened yet." But they are being counted. Both the landmark hotel and the historic former church are among at least 18 projects on Driscoll's list that are in various stages of planning but have yet to break ground. Nearly half of the investment Driscoll is referring to about million relates to proj- ects that exist only on paper. Those still-invisible projects MAYOR, PAGE A-21 INSIDE THE LIST: Who made Syracuse Mayor Matt Driscoll's list and what's the status of each 21 Driscoll and interviews He pointed the shotgun and said: through here' Woman held hostage in Oswego County for 13 hours tells her story. By Douglass Dowty Staff writer When Dana A. Gelling Sr. saw police positioning to storm the mobile home in which he was hiding just before 7 p.m., Friday, he ran through the trailer with a shotgun, calling to his hostage, "Tammy, come Tammy Julian, 36, said she rolled onto the floor out of the line of fire. Gelling raised the shotgun" and pointed it at the front door, telling her: "You're through here." She said she crawled along the floor and out the door, where state police carried her away-. Mean- while, other troopers stormed the mobile home and apprehended Gelling, state police said. That's how a two-day manhunt ended, after a nine-hour standoff at the mobile home at 739 county Route 45 in Palermo. Saturday, Julian said she didn't hate her captor. "But if I could have shot him, I would she said. Police in two counties had been looking for Gel- ling, 46, of 641 county Route 10, since he drove away from his Pennellville house Wednesday evening with his daughter, Dakota, 6, after hitting his wife, according to state police. Early the next morning, he left the girl at a friend's house in Clay. Later that day, he stole two cars, the first from a man whom he HOSTAGE, PAGE A-l 2 TAMMY JULIAN talks Saturday about being held hostage for 13 hours in a Pa- lermo home. Li-Hua Lan Staff photographer