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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - April 19, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               The Post-Standard Affiliated with SyrMuse.com TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2005 FINAL EDITION 2005 The Post-5'sidard SYRACUSE. N.Y. 50 CENTS ONCE MORE The stretch of dry weather that has extended over Cen- tral New York re- cently is coming to an end, but not without one more day of sunshine and above normal temperatures. Showers and thunderstorms are likely Wednesday. Complete forecast, D-8 HIGH: 78 LOW: 55 Monday Night Football moves from ABC to ESPN "Monday Night one of broadcast television's longest running programs, will move from ABC next year to ESPN, officials said Monday. Walt Disney Co., which owns both networks, had to pay billion a year for eight years to take the Monday night game from ABC to ESPN, where it can bring in revenue from sub- scribers as well as advertisers. NBC will broadcast the Sun- day night game, now shown on ESPN. NBC will also get the Super BowLin 2009 and 2012. SPORTS, PAGE D-1 Block smoke from chapel; no pope on first ballot Red-robed cardinals chanted a Latin hymn of "Come, Holy Spirit" as they filed into the Sis- tine Chapel on Monday to open their conclave. They failed to elect a new pope on the first bal- lot, and black smoke rose from a chimney on the chapel's roof. STORY, PAGE A-6 60-nation effort to wire the globe for vital signs TUrv innnnnrnrf a goal Monday to wire the globe within a decade to gather and share information from satellites, ocean buoys, weather stations and other instruments. The plan would link 60 na- tions and improve the collection of data for agriculture, land use, water planning, transportation and energy, said John Marburger III, President Bush's top science adviser. STORY, PAGE A-5 Local company gets help from a mentor Town of Scnba's Knight Treatment Systems is getting some expert advice through Syr- acuse MDA's mentoring Also: 50 years after its humble beginnings, McDonalds changed our Campaign sssks crJIne comparison of drug prices AARP and other influential lobbying groups said they'll push for bill that would require drug stores in New York to re- port and update prices online. They say it would let consumers without prescription coverage to save as much as on a med- ication NEW YORK, PAGE A-8 Corrections Spelhng of Timothy Rotary GE Comments about Marion Jones' Phone number for class Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS Index Business.....C-J Lottery... A-2 Classified____G-l Movies...............E-4 CNY_.......M New York.....A-8 Comics..........E-6 Obituaries........B-4 Editorials....... A-10 Sports _____D-1 Stacks..............C-3 Local news___1-1 Television E-5 THE POST-STANDARD Troopers and Eteputies Start Hitting the Streets of Syracuse Gty police union isn't happy to be receiving extra help and will file labor complaint. By Sue Weibezahl Staff Writer State police and Onondaga County sheriffs deputies will start working side by side with Syracuse police today to height- en police visibility and crack down on crime, law enforcement officials said Monday. They'll be driving marked cars in high-crime areas, sharing information and trying to send a message to criminals: ''If you don't want extra po- lice in your city, stop shooting Syracuse police Chief Gary Miguel said. But the proposal isn't sitting well with Syracuse police, who plan to file an improper practices charge with the Public Employ- ment Relations Board. "It is insulting to our officers that the department makes it ap- pear that we cannot handle the problems in our city and that is not said Jeffrey Pied- monte, president of the Syracuse Police Benevolent Association. The department is short-staff- ed and could better use addition- al money to fill vacant positions than "outside agencies conduct- ing Piedmonte said. The new initiative is part of Operation Integrated Municipal Police Anti-Crime Teams, or Im- pact. That's a statewide program to connect police agencies to in- crease police presence and help in criminal investigations, drug enforcement and warrant execu- tions. Officials at Monday's news conference declined to discuss how much the initiative will cost the agencies. Five days a week for the next month, 12 troopers and seven deputies will start patrolling at- risk neighborhoods "all working together in a saturation patrol to EXTRA, PAGE A-9 CAST FROM THE FOUR WINDS, THEY TRY TO FIND TREATMENT John Berry Staff photographer SUSAN LYONS embraces her son, Lee, as he SITS in a tree behind their Onondaga Nation home. Lyons was sent to a hospital in Rochester because his family couldn't find an available psychiatric center for him in this area. Children being sent elsewhere for care By James T. Mulder Staff writer When Sheila Mevec's 15-year-old son needed to be hospitalized last month for psy- chiatric care, the only bed available was 150 miles away. He spent two nights in Syracuse's psy- chiatric emergency room before BryLin, a private mental hospital in Buffalo, agreed to admit him. wanted to really just grab him and said Mevec. who lives on Ononda- ga Hill. "I didn't know he was going to be farmed out somewhere else." More than 100 Syracuse area youths have been farmed out to hospitals in Buf- falo, Rochester, Ogdensburg, Utica and Saratoga Springs er the past year be- cause there are not enough psychiatric beds for children and teens here. The shortage was caused by last year's clos- ing of Four Winds, a 104-bed pnvate psychiatric hospital in Syracuse that had 64 beds for youths. The state barred Four Winds from admitting new patients on March 26, 2004, after inspectors found a lengthy list of serious operating deficien- cies that threatened patient safety The state closed the hospital for 20od April 30. The closing left Syracuse with just 16 beds for youths at the state's Hutchings Psychiatric Center. To ease the shortage, Hutchings temporarily added eight beds, increasing its total to 24. Efforts to per- manently solve the problem by creating a psychiatric unit for youngsters at Univer- sity Hospital, which is part of SUNY Up- state Medical University, have gone no- where. Susan Lyons' 17-year-old son was hospitalized last month for psychiatric care at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. The Onondaga Nation resi- dent said she could not be with her son as much as she wanted to because of the dis- tance. "I would have liked to visit him more, to be right there and be able to bring him something to she said. "I just feel I wasn't able to participate as much as I would have liked Exporting children for inpatient psy- chiatric care is unacceptable, said Dr. Mantosh Dewan, chairman of Upstate's DOCTOR, Inside: What became of Four Winds hospital in Casinos could face ban on smoking Governor says he will discuss limits in talks with Indian nations. By Mark Johnson The Associated Press Albany Limiting smoking in Indian-run casinos will be a part of Gov. George Pataki's re- negotiations of pending land claim settlements with four tribes, a governor's spokesman said Monday. Still, anti-smoking groups want the governor to go one step further and make sure the casi- nos abide by the 2003 state law banning smoking in longtime smoking refuges: bars and res- unth cpfltina for fpivpr than 50 patrons, Off-Track Bet- ting parlors, bowling alleys, bil- liards parlors and company cars. That law has not applied to the state's Indian-run casinos, since they were considered sov- ereign territory. "We want to ensure all work- I ers in New York state have equal i protection from secondhand said Paul Andrew Hart- man, director of advocacy for the American Heart Association. "Any employees who work at these venues are putting them- selves at nsk. And it's an unnec- essary risk." Pataki spokesman Todd Al- hart said the administration is continuing to examine smoking in casinos. "We are continuing to review the issue, but the gaming com- pacts under discussion would provide for designated smoke- free areas in the Alhart said On Friday. Pataki said he was withdrawing the land claim set- tlements with the Cayuga Indian SMOKING, PAGE A-9 Army makes changes to its first-aid training o 96404'11162 6 By David Wood Newhouse News Service Washington Pinned down under enemy fire with an injured buddy his leg blown off, his face a mass of blood a soldier should first squeeze in behind the wounded man, allowing his body to absorb the incoming bul- lets, then yank a tourniquet onto the bleeding stump. When there is a lull in the firing, he should drag his buddy to cover, jam a rubber tube down his nose and j turn him on his side so he won't i choke. i That's the new first-aid curric- j ulum being taught to all the Army's basic recruits, a sobering but realistic new requirement the Army thinks could save about 10 percent of the soldiers who now die in battle. Over two years in Iraq, the most common causes of death among the combat fatali- ties have been bleeding from arms or legs that have been smashed or explosively amnutat- ed, and bleeding or choking INSIDE The Daily Dose They had California on their minds, but CNY in their hearts. What to do after a fender-bender. Grandmother defends her home with a garden gnome. Page E-8 Laura and Todd Troendle Owners, A La Mode Cafe Meal Cardm Newticuse News Service ABOUT 10 PERCENT of soldiers killed in combat in Iraq choke or bleed to death, a toll Army officials hope to reduce with better training for all new re- cruits. At basic training at Fort Knox, Ky., Pvt. Patrick Ziegler, of Jacksonville, Fla., (left) learns to clear the airway of Pvt. Carter Pasteur, of Ir- vington, N.J. LAWCE ARMSTRONG j TO RETIRE One of the most dominant athletes of modern sports will hang up his bike after this year's Tour de France. FOUR RUNNER Defending champion Catherine "The Great" Ndereba of Kenya becomes the first woman to win the Boston Marathon four times. Ethiopian Hailu Negussie breaks Kenya's hold on the men's race. Sports, Page D-1 COKVERSATIOMS WITH GEORGE BOSHES Author talks to citizens who share President George Bush's name, starting with a Syracuse man. CNY, Page E-1 George A. Bush of Syracuse MARTHA STEWART GITS >iRiU5 She'll create a 24-hour cooking and gardening channel for satellite radio. CNY, Page E-3 WHAT IS STRAIGHT-EDGE? Baker Senior High School junior Nick Shelton takes a stand for the straight-edge philosophy. P-C CHICK OUT TODAY'S MIM, IN HOHOR W MTWHAt KUTtT HKHIT1I Glitch allows flights TAT to vvatertown The Associated Press Charlotte, N.C. US Air- ways became the low-cost car- rier of all time over the weekend selling round-trip flights to some U.S. cities for SI.86 be- cause of a computer glitch. With taxes and fees, the round-trip fares averaged about S40 apiece. The Charlotte Ob- I server reported Monday. j US Airways corrected the j problem by Saturday evening, I the Observer reported. "Obviously, if we sold any 1 tickets at that rate, we'll honor said airline spokesman Chuck Allen. A moderator for Flyer- Talk.com, an Internet site for frequent fliers, said most fares i involved flights into Lebanon, N.H., or Watertown, Jefferson County Divinity student Randy Besta, 42, of Toronto, Ontario, bought 10 first-class, round-trip tickets 1 from Watertown to Eugene. Ore about i "I've always wanted to go to Oresron." he said. J   

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