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   Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - August 25, 2005, Syracuse, New York                               SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY'S TIMES SQUARE BILLBOARD SPOmS.MGED-1 KID QU PHONES Safety dcvkes or detraction? CNY, PAGE E-1 NEEDLE THERAPY Acupuncture treatments. THE DAILY DOSE. RAGE MORE THAN 363 THINGS TO DO IN CNY IN WEEKEND Affiliated with SyracuM.com THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2005 FINAL EDITION O 2005 The Pcst-Standafd SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING PERFECTLY FAIR Central New Yorkers can expect plenty of sunshine and low humidity today and Friday, but get ready for sticky days. Temper- atures in the mid-80s, higher humidity and possibly thun- dershowers are expected by this weekend. Complete forecast, D-8 More Mental Health Care OK'd State reverses earlier decision, will open spaces for youths HIGH: 80 LOW: 56 Official: Nome of officer in crash must be disclosed State law requires Cicero po- lice to tell the public which offi- cer drove the car that killed a bi- cyclist Saturday, says the state Committee on Open Govern- ment executive director. IOO1, PAGE 1-1 New England bases saved by closure commission In the first day of voting, the base-closure panel agreed with most of the Pentagon's plans, but stood firmly against a few. STORY, PAGE A-8 REUTED LOCAL STORY, PAGE 1-7 Armstrong lashes back against Tour director "To say that I've fooled the fans is cyclist Lance Armstrong said Wednes- day about accusations that he cheated his way to seven titles. SPORTS, PAGE D-3 Hawaii capping how much wholesale gas can cost Hawaii on Sept. 1 begins en- forcing nation's first state cap on wholesale gasoline prices. STORY, PAGE A-18 Upstate university report touts community impact Upstate Medical University is publicizing how it benefits the community through employee salaries and volunteerism. LOCAL, PAGE 1-1 Cicero company aims to prepare for terrorism Air Innovations Inc. says its IsolationAir clears patient rooms of airborne bacteria and viruses. 'Dancing with Stars' swept Central New York The celebrity dancing contest was the most-watched program in the region in July, Nielsen Media Research says. CNY, PAGE E-4 Corrections Pedro Abreu's quote about West Genesee school Verizon Internet Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to dis- cuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS By James T. Mulder Staff writer After initially saying the state has agreed to add more beds at Hutchings Psychiatric Center to stem the outflow of local youngsters forced to travel far from home for inpatient mental health care. Sharon Carpinello, New York's mental health commissioner, said Wednesday the state will add six beds at Hutchings and expand outpatient mental health services here for children and teenagers. Just last month, Carpinello told local elected officials in a letter the area didn't need more beds. She reversed her position in the wake of intense lobbying by local and state elected officials, hospital administrators, doctors and parents. About half the youngsters in Onondaga County who need inpatient psychiatric care are being hospitalized 50 to 150 miles away be- cause there aren't enough beds here, according to county and hospital officials. During a visit to Syracuse Wednesday, Carpinello said she changed her position after taking another look at the issue with "a new lens." Last year's closing of Four Winds, a private mental hospital in Syracuse that had 64 beds for youths, created the local bed shortage. The closing left Syracuse with 16 psychiatric beds for youths at Hutchings. The state added eight tempo- rary beds at Hutchings last year to help pick up the slack, but local officials said that wasn't enough. With the six additional beds, Hutchings now has 30 beds for children and teens. Carpinello said the state has been un- fairly portrayed as being unresponsive to the issue. "I'm a very caring Carpinello said. "One of my top agendas is children and adolescents." Onondaga County Executive Nick Pirro said he was pleased with Carpinel- NEW YORK STATE FAIR STARTS TODAY David Lassman Staff photographer. JIM VICTOR, of Conshohocken, Pa., works Tuesday to finish his 400-pound butter sculpture at the New York State Fair. The sculpture, unveiled Wednesday, features a mother and two children having breakfast. What's New at Horseback-riding chimp, Elvis museum and more The 159th New York State Fair the biggest crowd-pleaser of the year in Central New York starts today. Organizers hope to draw a million people a mark the fair hit in 2002 and 2001. Gov. George Pataki will be on hand today to kick off the festivities. State fines SU over basketball tickets University to pay over four tickets given to a state senator. By Erik Kriss Albany bureau Syracuse Mayor Matt Dris- coll, a top aide to Gov. George Pataki and state Sen. James Sew- ard received Syracuse University basketball tickets that state regu- lators say could have exceeded the legal amount for gifts to pub- lic officials. Those tickets were' among in gifts SU gave to dozens of public officials be- tween January 2002 and April 2005, according 'to a list the Temporary State Commission on Lobbying released Wednesday. Most fell under the limit for gifts to individual officials by or- ganizations that lobby state gov- ernment, as SU does. SU, PAGE MS WHO GOT GIFTS? Gifts Syracuse University gave to public officials ranged from a parking pass for Onondaga County Legislator Bernie Kraft and a candy arrangement for Syracuse Councilor Stephanie Miner to a legislative re- ception in Albany. THE LIST, PAGE A-15 Index Business. Classified... Comic _._. QiY_____ Crossword. Editorials.- F-6 M E-6 A-16 Entertainment. E-3 lettws____A-17 Local news B-l lottery_____A-2 Movies_____Wkii New York _...A-H Obituanes___1-6 Sports______D-1 Sudoku_____E-7 Television E-5 Weather____0-8 Supplied photo CHIMPANZEE ON THE GO Fairgoers will be able to see the world's only horseback-riding chimpanzee, courtesy of the Rosaire-Zoppe Chimpanzees act. The three daily shows will be in the Price Chopper Youth Activity SPORTS HISTORY, FUN Sportsfest 2005 is a new festi- val of athletics with displays on the history of American sports and various interactive experi- ences. Sportsfest will be in the Family Fun Center. LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION Movie buffs may want to check out Movie Magic, a new inter- active stage show for young- sters. The audience members will be invited to mix sounds, operate lights and create spe- cial effects. File ELVIS MANIA Bring your blue suede shoes to the new Elvis museum, where more than 200 artifacts from the King of Rock V Roll will be on display. The museum boasts that it has the largest collection of Elvis' belongings outside of Graceland. The museum will be in the Horticultural Building. UK tasks THE POST-STANDARD Where: New York State Fairgrounds, off Route 690 in Geddes When: Today through Sept 5. Gates open at 8 a.m.; exhibits from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., the midway stays open to midnight. Tickets: at the gate; children under 12 free. Parking: a day OpemiNJ Week weather forecast The National Weather Service says it's looking good for the next week. Most days wifl be sunny with highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid- to high 50s. For up-to- the-minute forecasts, go to Get everything you need on Syraaise.com For a complete list of schedules, transporta- tion sites and anything else you could possibly want to know about the fair, check out You can also call the fair at 487-7711 for more information. Covght on camera Post your candid fair photos on Syracuse.com Turn to Page B-3 to find out how. FULL COVERAGE OF THE INCLUDING A WAP AND SCHEDULE PAGES 8-1, E-3 64Q4M1344 C f- troops set for Iraq by Oct. 15 By John J. Lumpkin The Associated Press Washington The Penta- gon has ordered additional troops to Iraq to provide security in advance of two upcoming votes, the military announced Wednesday. Two infantry battalions from the 82nd Airborne Division will deploy to Iraq before the sched- uled Oct. 15 referendum on the proposed constitution, and re- main through the December na- tional elections, officials said. They will join the U.S. troops already there. The battalions are expected to remain in Iraq for 120 days. The military anticipates an in- crease in violence in Iraq in ad- vance of the elections, with in- surgents opposed to the U.S.- backed government trying to dis- rupt the process. The Pentagon has temporarily increased the size of the force in Iraq twice before political mile- stones the June 2004 transfer Iff ANTRT, PAGE A-10 j   

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