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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - September 19, 2005, Syracuse, New York 5 WAYS TO SAVE ON CREDIT CARDS The Post-Standard Affiliated with MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2005 FINAL EDITION O 2005 The Post-Standard SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING STILL SUMMER Fall is getting closer, but it will remain dry in Central New York today with temperatures well above nor- mal. More clouds will start ar- riving in the area tonight and increase the chance of rain and thunderstorms. Complete forecast, C-12 HIGH: 82 LOW: 63 Emmy voters love "Raymond" and "Lost" After opening the Emmy awards Sunday night with a brief tribute to her hometown of New Orleans, host Ellen DeGeneres told the audience to think about the important things in life. "I think we all know what's really important in she said. "Winning an Oscar." Top comedy series was "Ev- erybody Loves Raymond." "Lost" was top drama series. Other top awards went to: Patricia Arquette, actress in a drama series, for "Medium." Felicity Huffman, actress in a comedy series, for "Desperate Housewives." Tony Shalhoub, actor in a comedy series, for "Monk." James Spader, actor in a drama series, for "Boston Legal." CNY, PAW D-1 Afghans vote in historic election of Parliament Millions of Afghans defied the Taliban to vote for a new parliament Sunday, taking the last formal step in starting a de- mocracy aimed at ending dec- ades of rule by the gun. Initial estimates suggested voter turnout was lower than hoped for because of security fears and frustrations over the in- clusion of several warlords on the ballot. Results were not ex- pected for more than a week. STORY, PAGE A-3 Thousands in Keys flee tropical storm Thousands of tourists and residents were told to evacuate the lower Florida Keys as Tropi- cal Storm Rita approached the vulnerable, low-lying island chain. A hurricane watch was posted for the entire Florida Keys, Gov. Jeb Bush declared a state of emergency for Florida. STORY, PAH A-7 Group colls for reform of party primaries A private commission is pro- posing new steps to strengthen state election procedures: Con- gress would require the parties to hold four regional primaries. STORY, PAGE A-7 Corrections Crash on Bear Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS Index inuge...............1-2 Classified..........E-l Comics.............D-6 CNY..................D-1 Crosswords. Editorials.........A-S Entertainment D-3 Letters.............A-9 local news.......1-1 Lottery..............A-2 Movies..............D-4 New York Obituaries Science..... Sports...... Sudoku.... Television Weather. A-6 1-4 B-6 .01 0-7 D-5 C-12 THE POST-STANDARD Mall Tenants Next Hurdle For Destiny's Dream Major retailers mast give their permission or force an eminent domain case. By Rick Moriarty Staff writer The steel is piling up across the street. Construction permits have been pulled. Workers have been offered jobs. And the de- veloper says he expects to start construction of Destiny USA Oct. 3. But a potential show-stopper looms for the mall expansion and the big retail, entertainment and hospitality center it could become. Developer Robert Congel needs to get the permission of his major tenants at the Carousel Center shopping mall before he can expand it into Destiny USA, the mammoth tourist attraction he has been planning for years. Failing that, he would have to ask the city to seize certain lease rights from those tenants through eminent domain. He has done neither. And a city official says Congel needs to act fast to obtain the tenants' consent or to file an eminent do- main action. "We're running out of said Dave Michel, Syracuse's economic development director. "They can't start building this expansion without it." At stake is a 30-year tax exemption for the mall that must be triggered by the end of the year. The leases held by Carousel's major including J.C. Penney, Kaufmann's, Lord Taylor, Best Buy and Borders require their approval for virtual- ly any change to the mall. But the stores have not given the green light to Congel, with some saying they want to see final plans so they'll know what impact the project will have on their prominent positions in the mall. DESTINY, PAGE A-4 THEY RETURN HOME TO NEW ORLEANS Ric Associated Press PHYLLIS SMALL, 70, talks with her husband Ronald, 73, on Sunday as he inspects their home in the Lakeview area of New Orleans. Small's home is near the break in the 17th Street levee caused by Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans reopens with no hospitals News service reports New Orleans This city's health care facilities have been shattered to an extent unmatched in U.S. history, and its hospital system faces grave challenges as residents begin returning, the vice presi- dent of the national hospital accreditation organization said Sunday. The official, Joe Cappiello, said sever- al hospitals were probably damaged be- yond repair by Hurricane, while some may try to rush back into business before conditions are safe. Others, while rebuilding, may lose doctors and nurses to communities elsewhere. He also recounted harrowing details of how doctors and nurses felt compelled against the fundamentals of their training to make triage-style choices during the flood. They were forced to aid some patients at the expense of others with less chance of survival. "Essentially the health care infrastruc- ture of New Orleans is gone it no IN THE, PAGE A-4 Sarah's Tale Once a missing person, Sarah Donley, daughter of the editor of, writes of surviving Katrina: "My father and I were still talking. 'You need to get out of that he told me. 'It'll go like a pile of matchsticks.'" Get the link at Updates: from staff writer Greg Munno, with volunteers from the Abundant Life Center, are at Seven spools get gifts Billy Joel gives to SU music Entertainer Billy Joel gave money to seven East Coast institutions: Syracuse University Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester New York University The Juilliard School State University of New York at Purchase New England Conservatory and Tanglewood Music Center Boston Symphony Orchestra's Academy for Advanced Musical Study By Nancy Buczek Staff writer Four future Syracuse Univer- sity graduate students will be able to claim they have a con- nection to entertainer Billy Joel. If they're lucky, they may get to rub elbows with the six-time Grammy winner. SU plans to announce today that its Setnor School of Music in the College of Visual and Per- forming Arts will receive a gift from Joel as part of his music education initiative. SU officials will use the money to establish four Billy Joel Fellowships in Composition and hope to enroll the first two students next fall, said Carole Brzozowski, the college's dean. Joel chose seven East Coast schools, including prominent ones such as The Juilliard School in Manhattan, to receive seed money, musical schol- arships and endowments to de- velop future composers. An SU alumnus who wishes to remain anonymous helped facilitate the SU grant, Brzozowski said. The money will cover full tui- tion for the two-year master's program, provide some support money for each student and, at the end of their studies, possibly help pay for either a high-level CD with their music or a concert of their work in a prominent place, Brzozowski said. It's unknown now if the Joel Fellows will get to meet their namesake. "We haven't been able to get that nailed down. He has said he wants to be active in relation to the programs at the schools, but what exactly that means, we're not Brzozowski said. "My hope is he would have some active interaction." INSIDE WORKING FOR MOM AND POP THE DAILY DOSE. PAGE KRAMER !N HOT PURSUIT of streakers m our CNY, PACE D-1 THE TRUTH ABOUT EXTENDED WARRANTIES MONEYVnSE. INSIDE SINGLE-SEX CLASSROOMS Do they work? SCIENCE, PAGE B-6 Topless case goes to court By John Stith Staff writer Is a woman going topless on a public street a crime or a sign of changing cultural values? The Cayuga County District Attorney's Office says it's a crime. The four women who bared their breasts last month on a Moravia village street will be in village court on Tuesday night to answer criminal charges. "I'm not going to say they can do said Assistant Dis- trict Attorney Charles Thomas. Charles Marangola, of Au- burn, the lawyer for four women arrested Aug. 11 after going top- less in downtown Moravia, says there is no crime, citing a 1992 stale Court of Appeals decision in a Rochester case that said women can go topless anywhere a man can go topless. "This thing should be dis- missed he said. Mabel Berezin, an associate professor of sociology at Cornell University, sees public nudity as a cultural issue. "I think that in the United States clearly we have issues about the body that other con- temporary western societies don't she said. The four women Carol Clarke, 54, and Barbara Crumb, 61, both of 4499 Belknap Hill Road, Branchport; Claudia Kel- lersch, 40, of 3151 Morning Way, La Jolla, Calif.; and Made- leine McPherson, 40, of 106 Mercury Drive, Rochester were arrested outside the Mod- em M grocery store on East Cayuga Street. The women are free on bail. LAWYER, PAW A-4 INSIDE: What does the law CNY family stirs up