Pictured is Kyle Hewitt, who was arrested by State Police for allegedly pouring bleach into the gas tank of what he thought was the vehicle driven by someone he was engaged in a dispute with. The vehicle actually belonged to someone who was not involved in the episode.

AUBURN -- A former Oswego school district employee pleaded guilty in Cayuga County Court Thursday to having inappropriate sexual contact with a 14-year-old boy in 2006.

Still the mightiest animated feature of them all and the undisputed "king" of the box office, Walt Disney Pictures' "The Lion King" roars to life in IMAX large format at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology Bristol Omni Theater in Syracuse.

BENTLEY, Doris L., 98, formerly of Academy Street, Skaneateles, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, at Iroquois Nursing Home, Jamesville. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, at the Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, 49 Jordan St., Skaneateles. Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, East Gen…

AUBURN - Frank A. Eldredge Sr., 82, of Crescent Avenue, Auburn, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, in Auburn Memorial Hospital.

AUBURN - While most of us spent yesterday dodging raindrops, six Auburn CYO basketball teams got their feet wet in a preseason youth basketball tournament.

Sacred Heart CYO players Anthony Siracusa, (30), and Amanda Daum, (24,) compete with Auburn CCYO players Brandan Pepin, (8), and Corey Allen, (21) for the rebound in their games at the CYO tournament on Friday night. Although the Auburn CCYO team is not part of the same league, they were inv…

AURORA - Martha E. Hopkins, 89, of Dublin Hill Road, Aurora, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, at the Mercy Health & Rehabilitation Center, following a long illness.

While there's no surprise about who's playing for the national title in the Fiesta Bowl, the Orange Bowl has a matchup that looks more suited for Pasadena than Miami.

Cayuga County would benefit from having one of its own represent it in Congress. A member from this county could bring to Washington the concerns of a region melding Finger Lakes charm with agricultural backbone. The representative could argue for this county on matters of land-use, water qu…

CONCORD, N.C. - Jamie McMurray was so nervous about racing a Winston Cup car Sunday at Lowe's Motor Speedway that he had trouble sleeping for a few nights.

Trent Lott might be thinking, "open mouth, insert foot." He should have scrutinized the words leaving his mouth. He's been in the public eye long enough to realize a controversial statement will probably be used against you again and again by the press.

NEW YORK (AP) - Charles Mount, who designed nearly 300 restaurants, including the recently opened behemoth McDonald's near Times Square in Manhattan, died Friday at his weekend home in Mattituck, N.Y. He was 60.

UNION SPRINGS - Jeff Pinckney found Jimmy Knuppenburg for a 30-yard scoring pass as Southern Springs edged South Seneca 7-0 in its home opener.

POLINSKI, Mrs. Jean Greer, 73, of Kimberly Drive, Fairmount, formerly of 39 Cottage St., Auburn, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002. Calling hours 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Church, Fairmont. Services 11:15 a.m. Monday at the church. Contributions to Holy Family Church, 127 Chapel St., Fai…

GUILD, Jean Fulton, 77, of 2783 E. Brutus St., Weedsport, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002. Visiting hours 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Langham Funeral Home, 75 E. Genesee St., Auburn. Services 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Hospice of the Finger Lakes, 113…

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Backed by U.S. threats of force, U.N. inspectors landed in Iraq on Monday to resume the search for weapons of mass destruction in a mission that could determine whether the Gulf is plunged into a new war.

ONEONTA - Facing elimination, the Auburn Doubledays received some much-needed offense in the form of power from Justin Owens and timeliness from Willie Rivera to carve out a 4-3 win over the Oneonta Tigers Saturday night before 729 fans at Damaschke Field, squaring the New York-Penn League s…

Doubledays' pitching coach Dane Johnson and manager Dennis Holmberg congratulate players Ernie Durazo (33) and Glynn Kimberly (39) after Auburn beat Oneonta on Saturday at Damaschke Field to force a deciding Game 3 tonight in the first round of the New York-Penn League playoffs. Glenn Gaston…

CANALE, Frank, 77, of 7264 N. Division St. Road, Auburn, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002. Arrangements by White Chapel Funeral Home are incomplete.

For nearly five decades, I had the pleasure of covering Auburn High School football games and during that time, I saw hundreds of great teams and super athletes perform for the Maroons.

AUBURN - James Hurley, 84, of Grant Avenue, Auburn, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, at Auburn Memorial Hospital.

AUBURN - John A. "Jack" Lyons, 86, of Schwartz Towers, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at Mercy Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Nancy Chaffee, who once was ranked as high as No. 4 in the world in tennis, died in Coronado, Calif., Sunday of complications from cancer. She was 73.

It wasn't all that long ago that Auburn was made up of many ethnic neighborhoods. I always found those neighborhoods to hold a certain charm as they kept their ethnic traditions alive while living and raising their children as proud Americans. Auburn's west end was home to a large Italian po…

WEEDSPORT - Twenty-five years ago on an October night like Friday's, an estimated 4000 fans showed up to see Weedsport defeat Port Byron 14-0 for its first ever league title.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - They called him "Jelly Legs" and "Elvis."

HIT: To news that two banks want to open new branches in Auburn, thereby restoring life to two sleepy properties. The Tompkins Trust Company will talk to the city planning board about a branch at the old Friendly's restaurant, across from Holy Family Church. And the National Bank of Geneva w…

AUBURN - County Legislator David Walrath, a Republican, challenged a Republican congressman this year to a primary, and he argued often with the Legislature's Republican chairman. On Saturday, the Legislature's Republican majority threw Walrath out of his position as deputy chairman.

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (AP) - Thomas Deutschle, a former Chicago reporter who later served as an infantryman in the U.S. Army and won the Purple Heart and the Silver Star, died Tuesday from kidney failure. He was 84.

John G. Zimmerman, a photographer who broke ground in sports photojournalism with innovative techniques as a staff member of a then-fledgling publication called Sports Illustrated, has died. He was 74.

POUGHKEEPSIE (AP) - August Zahn, a commercial fisherman responsible for passing on the knowledge of an ailing profession, has died. He was 95.

AUBURN - Katie Lia, Chandra Chaffee, and Nicole Roberts, each swimming in the final home meet of their high school careers, played key roles in Auburn High's 95-72 victory over Cortland on Friday.

CLEAVER, Ashton G., 76, formerly of Auburn and West Seneca, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2002. Services 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Farrell's Funeral Service Inc., 84 South St., Auburn. Calling hours 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at funeral home. Memorial contributions to a local Hospice or to the American Diabetes …