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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - August 18, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               4 WAYS TO AVOID BOTCHING YOUR RELATIONSHIP 7 WAYS TO A BETTER NIGHT'S SLEEP CNY. PAGE E-1 THE DAILY DOSE, PAGE E-8 MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR WEEKEND DJ CANDY J PREFERS '80S POP AHfoted with Syrowjt.coa THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2005 FINAL EDITION SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS ENJOY THE DAY Central and Northern New Yorkers will see another sunny, dry day today and another cool evening. But it won't last. Warm, humid breezes will drift in Friday and stay the weekend. Complete forecast, D-8 FBI: Child Porn Found on PC Of Abduction Attempt Suspect HIGH: 78 LOW: 62 Skaneateles school boss to get bonus Skaneateles school Superin- tendent Walter Sullivan retires Sept. 1 as the highest-paid school superintendent in Central New York, with a bonus for excellent performance. LOCAL, PAGE B-l Hunger across Africa worse than usual Food crises raging all but un- addressed in parts of Mali and elsewhere in Africa this year have focused new attention on the politics and geography of hunger across the world's poor- est continent, as well as on how rich nations respond. STORY, PAGE A-7 Supreme Court nominee earns support of lawyers Supreme Court nominee John Roberts earned a "well qualified" rating from the Amer- ican Bar Association on Wednesday. STORY, PAGE A-12 A first for China, Russia: joint military exercises Russia and China launched their first-ever joint military exercises Thursday on a Chinese peninsula jutting into the Yellow Sea an eight-day event that symbolizes the two countries' bolstered ties since the end of the Cold War. Moscow and Beijing will stage a mock intervention to sta- bilize an imaginary country riven by ethnic strife. But they insist the "Peace Mission 2005" exercises which started today and include some troops from land, sea and air forces aren't aimed at a third country. Worst attack in weeks kills up to 43 in Baghdad Three car bombs exploded Wednesday near a crowded bus station and a nearby hospital where survivors were being taken, killing up to 43 people in the deadliest suicide attack in Baghdad in weeks. STORY, PAGE A-3 Corrections By John O'Brien Staff writer A Broome County man accused of try- ing to abduct a girl in Syracuse last week was charged Wednesday with receiving child pornography on his computer. Federal investigators will compare those images with pictures of children in a databank of victims at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Chil- dren, according to a federal prosecutor. FBI agents charged James Gilkeson with receiving and possessing child por- Other developments James Gilkeson accused of trying to abduct a 10-year-old Syracuse girl Saturday, may have been involved in two suspicious nography, federal felonies that carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison if he's convicted. If he hadn't been charged, Gilkeson would have been re- leased from the Onondaga County Justice Center jail on a state charge on bail, which a relative had posted Tuesday night. Gilkeson, 49, of Kirkwood, was charged Saturday with a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child after a passer-by, Monique Wil- liams, stopped him from driving away with a 10-year-old girl in his car outside a convenience store on South Salina Street. After his arrest, FBI agents and Syra- cuse police seized Gilkeson's computer from his home and found "several" pic- tures of children in sexually explicit posi- tions, according to an affidavit from FBI Special Agent James Lyons. The images of children on Gilkeson's computer will be compared to the nation- al databank of child victims to try to find a match, according to Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney John Duncan. That's a standard investigative technique when police find pictures of underage children in sexually explicit photographs, he said. Duncan would not say how many por- nographic pictures police found on Gilke- DETENTION, PAGE A-8 'WE'RE A LOCAL BAND, BUT WE'RE TREATED LIKE ROCK STARS' Peter Chen Staff photographer JOHN BUCK (center; and Morris Tarbell (right) play with their band, Corn Bred, Friday at Wacky Wyatt's in Baldwinsville. The group will play at a celebration at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. Homegrown Harmonies American Indian group Cora Bred to play D.C. gala Eight-ball of j James Bell's I Social notebook misspelled Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS By Sarah Moses Contributing writer The Smithsonian's Na- tional Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., will mark its one-year anniversary this September with a party. Arid Corn Bred, an all American Indian rhythm-and- blues band from Central New York, will provide the enter- tainment. Four of Corn Bred's five members are from the Onon- daga Nation and the fifth member is from the Akwe- sasne Mohawk Nation. They will travel to Washington Sept. 21 to perform there for the third time in less than a year. In January, the band played at the American Indian Inaugural Ball and in June played at a private corpora- tion's party. Sept. 21, the band will play from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Poto- mac Atrium at the museum. The event is free with admis- sion to the museum. "We're a local band, but we're treated like rock said Morris Tarbell, a Mo- hawk and lead guitarist. "They fly us down there, pick us up by a limo service and put us up in a nice hotel." Com Bred was started in 1999 by lead singer Jerome Lazore, bass guitarist John Buck and drummer Lenny CROWDS, PAGE A-8 Studies: Health care gap shrinks But doctors say black-white differences continue on more complex treatments. The Associated Press Boston The health care gap between blacks and whites is closing on many simple, cheap medical treatments, but deeper disparities stubbornly persist for more complex and costly proce- dures, new research suggests. The findings from three large federally funded studies indicate it's possible to equalize health care between races, but it won't happen quickly or easily. "Things that are simpler and less expensive are easier said Dr. Ashish Jha, of the Harvard School of Public Health. He said more progress probably won't happen "by small tinkering with the sys- tem." He led one of the three studies published in today's New Eng- land Journal of Medicine. The research offers some of the first evidence that racial disparities have narrowed, at least for some patients and treatments. Since the 1980s, many studies have documented racial gaps in j the standard of health care. They are blamed on economic, cultur- al and even biological differ- ences between races. Blacks have less access to better doc- tors, hospitals and health plans, studies indicate. Research also shows that the medical system treats whites and blacks differently, even when they are the same in nearly every- way. Examining only those two BETA-BLOCKER, PAGE A-8 Index Eating disorders focus of new treatment site Bridge........... Business...... Class............ Comics......... CNY.............. Crossword.. Editorials.... Utters local news F-10 M H E-6 E-1 .....E-7 ..A-10 lottery............. Movies............ New York........ Obituaries....... Sports.............. Stocks Sudoku Television....... Weather......... Wkd. .A-6 ..B-4 D-1 ..C-3 ..E-7 ..E-5 ..D-8 THE POST-STANDARD Center opens Monday in Syracuse. Services sorely needed, advocate says. By James T. Mulder Staff writer Central New Yorkers forced to travel as far as Arizona for help with potentially deadly eat- ing disorders have a new treat- ment option close to home. Three local psychologists are launching a program in Syracuse to address the medical, psychol- ogical and nutritional needs of people many of them adoles- cent girls with eating disor- ders such as anorexia and buli- mia. Centre Syracuse at 3300 James St. will offer an intensive, j highly structured program where j parents will get treatment seven hours a day, five days a week j and go home at night. The pro- gram, which can handle up to 14 i patients, opens Monday. "If not treated well, people i with these diseases lose a lot of weight, starve themselves and PROGRAM, PAGE A4 The Associated Out of Gaza Israeli police carry a re- sisting settler, who is tearing his shirt as a sign of Jewish mourn- ing, to a bus as Israel evacuates occupied ter- ritory in the Gaza Strip. Twelve families and hundreds of their sup- porters were forcibly evicted Wednesday from Kerem Atzrnona as part of Prime Minis- ter Ariel Sharon's dis- engagement plan. More photographs, story. Page A-4   

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