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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - November 3, 2005, Syracuse, New York DO THE SUDOKU CHALLENGE Win a trip to Toronto PAGE E-2 COMMON COLD MYTHS EXAMINED THE DAILY DOSE, PAGE E-8 SU ALUM HEADS GAY TV CHANNEL He talks about himself and the new job. CNY, PAGE E-1 WHAT TO DO IN CNY THIS WEEKEND WEEKEND, INSIDE Affiliated with Syracuse.com THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2005 UNA! EDITION O 2005 The SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS ENJOYABLE O Southwesterly winds will continue to blow mild air into Central New York today under mostly clear skies. Some patchy clouds may drift by overhead tonight. It could be a bit cloudier Fri- day, but the rain will hold off. Complete forecast, D-8 HIGH: 66 LOW: 47 A closer look at the candidates The Post- Standard is profiling the three people running to be mayor of Syracuse. Wednesday: Joanic Mahoncy (R-C-Ind) Today: Matt Driscoll (D) Friday: Howie Hawkins (Green) IOCAU PAGE B-l State orders sex criminals held beyond jail sentences New York state is holding 12 sex criminals after they served their prison sentences by using the state's involuntary commit- ment law. NEW YORK, PAGE A-l 2 Deer crashes into home; man kills it with his hands What do you do if you find a deer in the bedroom? An Arkan- sas man couldn't calm the buck and ended up wrestling with the deer for 40 minutes until he managed to break its neck. STORY, PAGE A-l 6 Judge holts city's sale of Mizpah, orders hearing A judge Wednesday blocked the sale of Syracuse's Mizpah Tower building pending the out- come of a hearing on claims that city officials selected the buyer improperly. LOCAL, PAGE B-l Online news updates The Post-Standard's reporters update the news of Central New York from morning until night seven days a week. Get the latest news when you want it at: Corrections Principal of Rose of Lima Syracuse Civic Theatre's "Beauty and the 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-l Local news.......B-l Bridge...............F-8 Lottery..............A-2 Classified..........F-l Movies............Wkd New York......A-l 2 CNY...................M Obituaries........B-4 Sports...............D-l Dick Case.........B-l Stocks...............C-3 Editorials.......A-14 Sudoku..............E-7 Letters...........A-l S Television..........E-5 THE POST-STANDARD Gosek Probe Began in 2001 Woman gave police tape of mayor seeking sex; DA: We investigated it By Mike McAndrew and John O'Brien Staff writers The investigation of former Os- wego Mayor John Gosek7 s sex life began four years ago when an Os- wego woman secretly taped Gosek's phone calls and gave the recordings to an Oswego police officer. Gina Wallace said in an interview last month that she gave police sev- eral recordings of Gosek asking her to arrange sexual liaisons for him with women she knew, including crack cocaine users. Former Oswego County District Attorney Dennis Hawthorne Sr. con- firmed Monday that Wallace gave tapes of Gosek's phone calls to an officer working for the county drug task force, which Hawthorne super- vised. "We didn't sit on this informa- tion we Hawthorne said. "People might think that, because it involved the mayor, it would go into the cabinet someplace. That didn't happen." Wallace's recordings did not pro- vide authorities with enough evi- dence to support an immediate ar- rest, said Hawthorne, who retired as district attorney at the end of 2003. The tapes did eventually start a state police investigation of Gosek, TAPES, PAGE A-9 Gosek PARENTS LOSE SON, DESIGNATE DONATIONS FOR CLASSMATE'S MEMORIAL John Berry Staff photographer KEOICHAUN KENDRICK and Willie Brown III outside their the weather, Kendrick said. "He just wanted to get outside Lilac Street home in Syracuse Tuesday before attending a fu- on that Power Wheel." He had a congenitalheart defect neral for their son, 7-year-old Jalen. He never cared about that prevented him from riding a bicycle. Out of little boys' deaths comes hope By Maureen Nolan Staff writer The families of Jalen Brown and Jacob Schermerhorn don't know one another, but they know one another's grief. Jalen, 7, died Oct. 25 from a congenit- al heart ailment. His funeral was Tues- day. His family asks that contributions in his memory go to the Jacob Schermer- horn playground fund at Salem Hyde El- ementary School. Jacob, 8, died June 28 from a brain tumor. Jalen and Jacob went to Salem Hyde, where they worked and played as hard as they could for as long as they could. Jalen Jacob The boys didn't know one another. Ja- cob's mom, Sarah Schermerhorn, learned about Jalen and the contributions when she read his obituary in Sunday's Post- Standard. She was moved to tears. She thought about attending Jalen's fu- neral, but her own grief was so fresh, she didn't think slie was up to it. But she wants to meet Jalen's family. "I know so well what they are going through, and I would like to connect with them and find out if there was something special that Jalen liked so we could incor- porate it in the playground, Scher- merhorn said. From Jacob's death grew a school committee to improve Salem Hyde's playgrounds. Jacob loved animals, so part of the plan is to buy a piece of equipment that's built like an ark to install in the preschool playground. The rest of the plan is to replace the entire, outdated big kids' playground. DONATIONS, PAGE A-3 Iraqis learn to shoot as division aims to go home 3 'T Instructors with the 1 Oth Mountain Division find success is hit and miss. By Hart Seely Staff writer Baghdad The class ar- rived in a flatbed truck with rusted iron side plates. Helmet straps slapped at their shoulders, and cigarettes dangled to their chin. They looked young and wiry, except for a few, and often hid their faces behind sun- glasses or push-broom mus- taches. For the Iraqi army the fu- ture of this nation it was time for Rifle Shooting 101. "These guys are our ticket said Army Sgt. Jon M. Miller, 24, of the Western New MISSION TO Staff writer Hart Seely and photographer Li-Hua Lan are accompanying soldiers from Fort Drum's 10th Mountain Division in Iraq. For more on their journey, go to Inside: Q. and A. with a CNY soldier in Suicide bomber targets shoppers York village of Portville, one of today's instructors. "That means we'll do whatever we have to do to help them." Li-Hua Lan Staff photographer STAFF SGT. SOPHAL SAING (left) and Sgt. 1st Class Robert Lieske (center) try to adjust an Iraqi soldier's rifle after it malfunctions during training at a range in Baghdad. They are with 1-71st Cav- alry, the Ghost Squadron of the Army's 10th Mountain Division. That means on Wednesdays of Iraqi soldiers to a rifle range and Saturdays, the men of the in the heart of Baghdad and 1-71st Cavalry the Ghost teach them the delicate art of Squadron of the Army's 10th shooting straight. Mountain Division take a unit IRAQI, PAGE A-6 e-mails joked as flood rose Knight Riddcr News Service Washington Even as sub- ordinates warned him that the flooding of New Orleans was a matter of life or death, Michael Brown, the now-dismissed head of the Federal Emergency Man- agement Agency, remained strangely detached from the cri- sis, e-mails made public Wednesday show. He mused about his future, joked about a new shirt and wondered how he looked on TV. On Aug. 31, two days after the storm, a FEMA regional di- rector sent Brown an urgent c- mail about patients dying "with- in a lack of food and water, hundreds of rescues and a situation "past critical." Brown's response? "Thanks for update. Anything specific I need to do or The e-mails were released as part of the ongoing congression- al investigation into the federal FEMA, PAGE A-8 ONLINE: Links to Bird flu plan lays out drastic responses Cox News Service Washington An influen- za pandemic could kill up to 2 million Americans and force health officials to take draconian steps such as shutting down transportation systems and quar- antining entire towns, the gov- ernment said Wednesday. A pandemic "has the poten- tial to cause more death and ill- ness than any other public health the Department of Health and Human Services de- clared as it made public the gov- ernment's long-awaited response plan. The 396-page plan, which the department posted on a new Web site, www. pandemic flu.gov, calls on state and local officials to begin preparing for the possibility that a virus such as the avian flu strain now spreading over much of the plan- et could begin to spread among humans. It warns them to assume that they will have to cope with rap- idly spreading disease with little or no outside help. The plan noted that the HHS secretary has authority to use military units to enforce a quar- antine that would allow no one to enter or leave an infected building, town or neighborhood. CITIES, PAGE A-8 INSIDE: Flu clinic J
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