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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - September 10, 2005, Syracuse, New York The Post-Standard O 2005 The Post-Standard Affiliated with SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2005 FINAL EDITION SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING PLEASANT With highs ap- proaching mid- 70s and plenty of sunshine, today would be a good day to take a walk, clean up a yard or just enjoy the great outdoors. We'll have another taste of summer by early next week. Complete forecast, D-12 FEMA director dumped from Katrina duty Guard Lead Chang HIGH: 73 LOW: 52 Congress will investigate loan programs Congress will investigate a federal loan program designed to help businesses recover from the Sept. 11 attacks that gave low- interest loans to companies that didn't'need terrorism relief. The Associated Press found the loans went to businesses as diverse as Dunkin' Donuts shops and motorcycle dealers far from New York City or Washington. BUSINESS, PAGE C-l Using debit cord to buy gas might bounce checks People who use a debit card to buy gas may not know it, but many card issuers are putting holds of up to on consum- ers' accounts each time they buy gas. For some consumers, that could lead to bounced checks. BUSINESS, PAGE C-l Police close 1-81 after crash kills truck driver Interstate 81 northbound south of Syracuse was closed Friday after a fiery crash in Pre- ble killed a tractor-trailer driver. The road was expected to remain closed until this afternoon. LOCAUPAGtB-l Repeat drunken driver arrested on DWI again A Central New York man with five DWI convictions in- cluding one in which he killed a Camillus man in 1982 has been arrested again. If convicted, Ronald C. Dag- gett Jr., 41, could be sent to pris- on for life. IOCAI, PAGE B-l soldiers memorial dedicated at Fort Drum Fort Drum soldiers, Army of- ficials and politicians Friday dedicated a memorial made from stone and beams of rusted iron, remnants of the World Trade Center. NEW YORK, PAGE A-6 Judges rule U.S. can hold citizens without charging A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the U.S. government can continue to hold indefinitely Jose Padilla, an American ac- cused of plotting to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb." STORY, PAGE A-10 Corrections Ted Limpert and Destiny USA Onondaga Hillplayers audi- tions' phone Location of world's tallest twin Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Calf 470-NEWS The Associated Press Washington The Bush administration pulled FEMA Di- rector Michael Brown as com- mander of Hurricane Katrina re- lief operations Friday as President Bush stoked memories of the 2001 terror attacks, hail- ing the "extraordinary bravery" of rescue personnel. Brown, who had come to per- sonify a relief operation widely panned as bumbh'ng, will be re- placed by Coast Guard Vice Adm. Triad W. Allen. Allen had been in charge of relief, recovery and rescue efforts for New Or- leans. Allen, who only on Monday had been named Homeland Se- curity Secretary Michael Cher- toffs special deputy for hurri- cane recovery efforts, was already leading the rescue and recovery efforts in New Orleans. Brown had been the butt of blistering, unceasing and often bipartisan criticism for FEMA's response to the worst natural dis- aster in U.S. history. He had pre- Inside: SU student housing needs are Religious leaders reflect on Psychologists try to help the viously worked for more than a decade running the International Arabian Horse Association. He had no background in disaster relief before the former FEMA director, Joe Allbaugh, an old friend, brought him on board as the agency's general counsel in 2001. In contrast, Allen actually res- cued people from storms early in his Coast Guard career. Later, he headed Coast Guard operations in the Southeast United States and the Caribbean, where he was responsible for search and rescue missions. Chertoff tapped Allen, the Coast Guard's third in com- mand, to be the principal federal official overseeing the response ALIEN, PAGE A-4 Gloria Staff photographer ULA LEGETT (left) and granddaughter Terase Bijou make friends with Rebecca Ducey, 2, at Hancock Airport Friday. Rebecca's fam- ily donated an apartment to Legett, Bijou and Lauren Chriss, who left New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Evacuees make way to Syracuse By Mark Weiner Staff writer Terase Bijou had two priori- ties Friday after arriving in Syra- cuse with only the clothes on her back: She wanted to sleep in a bed and take a hot shower that wasn't in a communal bathroom. Thanks to the kindness of a Syracuse family who offered an apartment for free, Bijou, 19, was able to do both. She arrived on a Continental Airlines flight with her boy- friend, Lauren Chriss, 20, and her grandmother, Ula Leggett, 63. For almost two weeks, the New Orleans residents have been trying to flee the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. WOMAN, PAGE A-4 BOEHEIM, BING TOGETHER AGAIN SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY men's basketball coach Jirn Boeheim (right) is brought to the stage at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., Friday night by fellow hall of famer Dennis Neit Staff photographer Dave Bing as Boeheim was formally inducted into the hall. Bing and Boeheim are former SU roommates and in Sports, Page D-1 Face of Destiny USA in new ads has long rap sheet Index Lottery... Business Bridge .....H Movies........ Classified..........E-5 New York....... Comics...........E-10 Obituaries..... Crossword.....E-l 1 Editorials.........A-8 Letters.............A-9 Local news.......1-1 THE POST-STANDARD Sports... Stocks... Sudoku. Television.......E-l 2 Weather........D-12 A-2 E-4 A-6 B-4 D-1 C-2 HI Jl96404H11366 Barry Stewart says he's been offered a year, had been considering move to N.C By John O'Brien Staff writer The new hire being touted by Desti- ny USA in a publicity campaign has been arrested at least 20 times over the past 12 years. Barry Stewart has been appearing in television ads in which the developer of the proposed megamall says he's one of 200 local people offered Stewart, 29, who also has spelled In Business Destiny USA Friday picked up building permits for its Carousel Center his name Steward, says in the ad that he was planning to move to North Car- olina before getting Destiny's offer. "I opened that envelope and saw what Destiny US A'was doing for me there, I just felt aw, it was the most best feeling I could possibly Stewart says in the ad. Destiny's job offers have drawn criticism from Destiny's skeptics, in- SPOKESMAHPAGEA-3 WEB GRAB from, where the ad was visible on Friday. SU FOOTBALL Orange goes for first win. SPORTS, PACE D-1 HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Who won, who lost Friday. SPORTS, PAGES D-9 to 0-11 INSIDE SHE'S BACK Martha Stewart returns to TV CNY. PAGE E-1 DESIGN TIPS Decorating ideas from the Parade of Homes. CNY, PAGE E-1 BO BICE COMING TO CNY 'American Idol' star joins benefit concert. CNY, PAGE E-1 3 Syracuse schools deemed dangerous By Maureen Nolan Staff writer Five schools in the state have been identified as "persistently and three of them are in Syracuse. The state Education Depart- ment announced the dangerous schools Friday and Syracuse's Fowler High School and Shea and Grant middle schools were among them. Syracuse had more schools la- beled as dangerous than any other city in the state, including New York and Buffalo. A school in Brooklyn and in Albany rounded out the five. Two more Buffalo schools would have made the list, but the district shut them down, primari- ly for academic reasons, said state Deputy Education Commis- sioner James Kadamus in a tele- phone interview. The Syracuse schools made the list even though district offi- cials say no students were hurt through violence at any of them. The state found the schools to be dangerous mostly because of the number of knives confiscated from students over the last two years. Most of the knives turned up during searches before they got into the buildings, district of- ficials say. Interim Superintendent Robert DiFlorio said that makes the schools "persistently safe." When he heard the news, he called The Post-Standard from Tuscany, Italy, where he was va- cationing, to comment. The schools are safe, and the state is penalizing the district for keep- ing weapons out and accurately reporting the information, DiFlo- rio said. He said he may speak with the Syracuse school board about a possible legal challenge to the state's designation. The district and community need to ask why students feel the need to carry knives to school, and if they carry them for protec- tion traveling to and from school: that needs to be examin- ed, too, Kadamus said. The Syracuse schools made the list for other types of inci- dents, too, including arson and sexual offenses, which the dis- trict says were bathroom trash fires and a sexual harassment sit- uation. "These are serious offenses, and when they occur, people have to pay Kadamus said. The state considers a school Inside: State: More CNY schools need to ;