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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - October 26, 2005, Syracuse, New York r WORLD SERIES ALL-NIGHTER: UPDATES AT SYRACUSE.COM The Post-Standard Affiliated with WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26. 2005 f INAL EDITION O 2005 The SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING YEP, IT'S SNOW A couple of snow showers will ap- pear in Central New York this morning as winds blow in from the northwest. The showers will change to rain later in the day. Flurries will return tonight. Complete forecast, D-8 HIGH: 46 LOW: 36 Hannibal player's greatest victory came not on field, but in hospital Indictment possible today in CIA leak cose The prosecutor in the CIA leak case was preparing to out- line possible charges before the federal grand jury as early as today, even as the FBI con- ducted last-minute interviews in the high-profile investigation, according to people familiar with the case. With Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald in Washington Tuesday, lawyers in the case and some White House officials braced for at least one indict- ment when the grand jury meets today. STORY, PAGE A-l 1 North Country objects to passport plan North Country residents came to a public hearing in Wa- tcrtown to speak out against the Department of Homeland Secu- rity's plan to require Americans to show passports at land-border crossings into Canada. KW YORK, PAGE A-12 Flo. copes with Wilnra's widespread destruction From Key West to North Palm Beach, thousands of people in storm-tossed Florida waited in lines for hours to collect jugs of water and ice and Fill up on gas. Some home-supply stores sold out of generators, chain saws, water and propane fuel. STORY, PAGE A-13 Message from the IRS: We've got money for you Thousands of people in- cluding more than 100 in Central New York have money sitting at the Internal Revenue Service that could be claimed if they would just tell the tax collectors where they live. The IRS said that million in tax refunds sent to taxpayers this year did not reach the destination. BUSINESS, PAGE C-l Is fat the joke on new TV shows? New reality shows, sit-coms and prime-time dramas have some people wondering: When did it become OK to make fun of fat people? Corrections Vigil for Sherry Schaub and other local homicide victims 2 p.m. Sunday at Gethsemane Gar- den, 400 Bellevue Dr. Mustafa Awayda, chief medical officer and chief of adult medicine of the Syracuse Community Health Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS By Michael Licker Contributing writer It's impossible to miss that bushy red beard. Their little Amish boy, Zach Daniels' parents jokingly call him. But last fall and winter, the beard was gone. His fiery red hair, too. Cancer ravaged the body of the Hannibal senior. The chemotherapy that saved his life stripped Daniels of his defining feature. It's back. So is Daniels. The is a key player for the undefeated Warriors, who face Lowville on Saturday in a Class C Section III semifinal game. The cancer is behind him, Daniels said. He never feared death and promised himself he'd play football again. He's hitting harder, running faster and play- ing better than ever before. 'Right from the beginning I said, 'I'm going to play football next year. I'm just going to take a year Daniels said. A year ago, though, Daniels received the shock of his life. Lou Ann Daniels will never forget the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 2, 2004. Her son, who was about to start his first year at Hannibal after three years at Mexico, underwent a routine sports physical. Daniels' family physician didn't like what she saw and im- mediately sent Zach Daniels for an ultrasound test that same day. While he underwent the ultra- sound, his family physician con- tacted the oncology department DANIELS, PAGE A-l 6 Jim Commentucci Staff photographer ZACH DANIELS, of Hannibal, before a game Oct. 14 atTully. The senior is a star for the undefeated Warriors after missing the 2004 season and school year with cancer. Index Business....... Bridge Classified...... Comics......... CNY............... Puzzles........ Editorials..... Letters......... Local news.. Lottery......... C-I H-12 H-I E-l .A-14 A-l 5 B-l A-2 Movies........ New York.. Obituaries. Sean Kirst. Sports. .....E-6 A-12 B-4 B-1 D-l Stocks...............C-3 Sudoku Technology. Television.... Weother...... .E-9 F-l .E-7 D-8 THE POST-STANDARD Inside the Firelight With Fort Drum Soldiers Li-Hua Un Staff photographer SOLDIERS OF the 10th Mountain Division guard the area as medics treat wounded Iraqis after a shooting Tuesday on a highway in Baghdad. Soldiers of the 2nd Platoon, Bravo Company were shot at three times Tuesday while on patrol in one of Baghdad's worst neighborhoods. Looking for trouble, meaning no harm MISSION TO By Hart Seely Staff writer Monday had been a crusher in their zone of Baghdad. That day, insurgents mounted four attacks, killing an Iraqi nation- al and wounding several. The place was coming to a boil. So on Tuesday, when Sgt. 1st Class Jerry Lee Stover prepped his 2nd Platoon, Bravo Company, part of the 10th Mountain Division's 1-87 Infantry, he minced no words. "Yesterday was a pretty hot Stover told his 15 men, as they huddled in a dusty lot on Camp Liberty, outside Baghdad, in the early morning light. "The commander and I both expect to make contact with the enemy today. "We are going out there, and we are going to go up and down every single he said. "The idea today is that we will make contact." The men closed ranks, form- ing a tight circle, their heads bowed. SOLDIERS', PAGE A-8 Post-Standard staff writer Hart Seely and photogra- pher Li-Hua tan are accompany- ing soldiers from Fort Drum's 10th Mountain Division during their tour oi duty in Iraq. This is the latest in a series about the people fighting America's war there. The stories will appear in print as often as conditions in the war zone allow. On Find staff writer Hart Seely's blog, photo galleries from Li-Hua Lan and more online at: Inside The American military death toll in the Iraq war reached Tuesday with the announce- ments of three more Developments: Constitution is The scene in photographs, with Fort Drum's INSIDE MARCH TO THE DOME The bonds and their shows span a wide spectrum: salsa to classics, modem dance to martial rhythms. But every band's steps are leading in one direction: the New York State Field Band Conference championships Sunday at the Carrier Dome. Get the story and photogropns. SPECIAL SECTION INSIDE RETURN OF THE CHARGER Meet the new muscle. AUTO, PAGE H-1 DRESS UP YOUR iPOD Are they serious? TECHNOLOGY, PAGE F-1 BEYOND PIES Great ideas for apples. FOOD, PAGE E-1 Is this vote for real reform? By Erik Kriss Albany bureau Do you associate "state bud- get" with How about Thought so. On Election Day, you can vote to change the bud- get process. But beware. Most state legislators, govern- ment reform groups and labor unions call ballot Proposal One "reform." But the governor, would-be governors, business groups and others warn it could give free-spending lawmakers a blank check. The proposed constitutional amendment that goes before vot- ers Nov. 8 would either effec- tively end late budgets and pro- vide certainty, or delay budgets and drive up -spending. It de- pends on whose argument you buy. The proposal grew out of two straight decades of late budgets a string that ended only this year after a 2004 campaign sea- son in which candidates prom- ised to end late budgets and end Albany's gridlock. If the amendment passes, here's what would happen: The beginning of the state's fiscal year would move from April 1 to May 1. If a new budget isn't in place by May 1, a contingency budget would automatically con- tinue the previous year's spend- ing levels until a new budget is in place. At that point, the Legis- lature would gain the authority to write its own budget rather than simply react to the gover- nor's proposal. School aid would be pro- vided in two-year cycles to give school districts greater fiscal cer- tainty and allow them to plan ahead more effectively. Health care spending, which is not now required to be part of the budget, would be, subjecting it to greater public review. PATAKI, PAGE A-3 'Stop the pork' rally in Syracuse today Members of New Yorkers to Change Albany will parade a giant pig through Syracuse today to protest Proposal One and pork-barrel spending in Albany. The pig will pause for a news conference at p.m. in the parking lot on the southeast cor- ner of North Salina and Willow streets. Group members want to urge citizens to vote no on Proposal One, which would transfer bud- get authority from the governor to the state Legislature. Syracuse is the third stop in the pig's statewide tour, which will run through Nov. 8. For more information, visit Inside A look at what you'll see in the voting ;