Syracuse Post Standard, November 13, 2005

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November 13, 2005

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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - November 13, 2005, Syracuse, New York SUNDAY The Post-Standard Affiliated with SyracuM.com SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2005 FINAL EDITION O 2005 The Post-Standard SYRACUSE, N.Y. GOOD MORNING THIS AND THAT High pressure will leave the area, allowing for a cold front from the west to move in. Clouds will mix with the sun. but it will remain mild and breezy with a shower arriving in the afternoon. Highs will reach just above 60 today, but drop to the mid-50s on Monday. Complete ____________________ f0olort' HIGH: 62 IOW; 44 SAVE WITH COUPONS IN TODAY'S NEWSPAPER The Associated Press VICTOR SANSONE (right) with country music star Kenny Chesney. SYRACUSE NATIVE TO LEAD COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION Meet Victor Sansone. Tuesday night he brings the CMA award show to New York City. CNY, PAGE H-1 DESTINY'S GREEN PLAN How developer plans to use in tax-free financing to create worKTs largest green building. MGE B-1 LOOKING AHEAD Now that he's won re-election, what's on Mayor Matt Driscoll's agenda? STORY. PAGE B-1 LIFE LESSONS Cayuga County Treasurer-elect James Orman lost his wife and his business this year. STORY, PAGE B-6 HOGGING ENERGY Some can't believe public not being urged to conserve. OPINION. PAGE D-1 READ ALL ABOUT IT Art to show how "the world becomes clear when you can read." STARS MEMORABLE INTERVIEWS Human resources directors share their stories. JOB MARKET, PAGE F-2 Index Auto .................G-l Births..........................H-8 Business......................E-1 Classified....................F-3 CNY.............................H-1 Dick Case...................B-1 Editorials....................D-2 Engagements Local..........................B-1 Nation ....A-l Real Estate..................1-1 Sports..........................C-l State.........................A-20 Washington.....A-l 7-19 TV Week Parade 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 Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to discuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS THE POST-STANDARD For home delivery, call 470-6397 School Employee: Gosek Asked Me to Find Him Girls By John O'Brien Staff writer An Oswego High School em- ployee says then-Mayor John Gosek asked her last year to re- cruit schoolgirls to have sex with him. Jacqueline Lundy was a school monitor in September 2004 when Gosek said he'd pay her to find high school girls for him, she said in an interview last week. Gosek offered to give the girls cocaine, ecstasy and alcohol if they had sex with him, Lundy said. Instead, she arranged for Gosek to meet a woman he be- lieved was 14, but who was actu- ally 20 years old, Lundy said. Lundy secretly tape-recorded phone calls with him and pro- vided the tapes to state police, she said. Those tapes, which have not been made public, helped lead to a federal grand jury indictment charging Gosek with arranging to have sex with someone he thought was underage. Lundy is the third woman who has said publicly that Gosek en- listed her help in finding women or girls with whom he could have sex. Gosek's lawyer, James Eby, has said the former mayor never had sex with a minor. Eby did WOMAN, PAGE A-8 Gosek 'I JUST SAT DOWN AND THOUGHT ABOUT HIM' Li-Hua Lan Staff photographer STAFF SGT. Paul Ludwig (right) of Frederick, Md., talks who serves with the 10th Mountain Division, has lost with Iraqi soldiers at Forward Operations Base Indepen- five comrades and won't forget one of them. Nor will dence before they head out on a joint patrol. Ludwig, he forget Baghdad, the city where they died. Riding streets where friends have died By Hart Seely Staff writer He never wants them to be forgotten. He tells himself that as long as he remembers them, they still live. His comrades. His friends. Gone too soon. "This war has cost me more than what I was will- ing to said Paul Ludwig, 28, a U.S. Army staff sergeant, now in his second tour in Iraq. "A lot of good men and women have been lost. It had noth- ing to do with their skill or how well they were trained. Those who have fallen were just as great as the ones still marching." For Ludwig, a member of the 10th Mountain Divi- sion's 1-71 Cavalry Regi- ment, the memory of five fallen friends helps sustain him through a grinding war of constant, random danger. Nearly'every day, his Bravo Troop patrols Baghdad neighborhoods, where road- side bombs and snipers take a heavy toll. He rides high- ways and streets where TO For more, go to friends of his have died. The war has claimed U.S. servicemen since it began in April 2003. That spring, Ludwig was among the first U.S. troops INSIDE: U.N. chief Kofi Annan called Saturday for national reconciliation in Iraq during'a surprise to roll into Iraq and topple the regime of Saddam Hus- sein. For 16 months, he rode his Bradley fighting vehicle through danger zones, as lEDs impro- vised explosive devices became the enemy's weap- on of choice. The roadside bombs kill SOLDIERS, PAGE A-IO They were Justin time to save her Three pull Chittenango teenager from her car as flames close in. By Aaron Gifford Staff writer If David Reed hadn't changed his morning routine Friday, a teenage girl might have died. Reed, 42, and Dcwanc Jay son Jr., 54, were commuting to their jobs at Custom Homes in Camillus early Friday, as they do every morning, when Reed real- ized he forgot to get money and kiss his wife goodbye. After they left Reed's Chitte- nango home again five minutes later, at about a.m., the two men saw a car smashed head-on into a tree near the intersection of Route 5 and Sleepy Hollow Road in Chittenango. Courtney Jaquin, 16, of Chit- tenango, had been westbound on Route 5 at about a.m. when her Dodge Neon drifted to the right and struck the tree, Chitte- nango Police Officer William Hohl said. Alan Polek had arrived at the scene first and, after calling 911 from his cell phone, was trying to calm a frightened Jaquin. "The car was smoking. 1 didn't know if it was from the air bag or a said Polek, 38, also of Chittenango. "Then the other two came." Acrid smoke started billowing out of the car, Polek said. Reed and Jayson said they had to get the girl out of there. "It was really amazing how fast that car went up in Polek said. "We probably had about 10 seconds to spare." This is what they recalled: Jayson, of Canastota, tried re- peatedly before finally yanking the driver's-side door open. By then, flames were burning the RESCUER, PAGE A-22 Inside Syracuse baseball SkyChiefs' entrenched board facing tough lineup In 28 years, the SkyChiefs have had eight winning seasons. Paid attend- ance at games has dropped by at least since 1999. A long feud with Onondaga County, which owns Alliance Bank Stadium, has prevented reno- vations and blocked professional soccer from returning to Syracuse. And, the SkyChiefs' agreement with the Blue Jays expires after this season. By Matt Michael Staff writer In 1996, a former business manager for the Syra- cuse SkyChiefs wrote a letter to the chairman of the baseball team's board of directors, listing what he described as "serious irregularities" in the team's accounting practices. While that would seem to be an urgent board mat- ter, seven people on the board then say they don't remember the letter. Don Waful, on the board since 1963 and its president since 1971, said last week that he never heard of the business manager. Board member Richard Ryan, chairman of the board in 1996, says the letter was "a minor thing" and he had given it to then-general manager Antho- ny "Tex" Simone, who's now the team's executive vice operating officer. t., 'If there's a letter I got that created some prob- lem, I turned it over to Ryan said last week. "He was our manager." Turning it over to Tex Simone is how the board has handled most of its concerns over the years, and many board members said Simone has earned that right. Simone, who started out as the team's trainer in 1961 and became its general manager in 1970, is known throughout minor-league baseball for keep- ing the SkyChiefs afloat during lean years and help- ing the team turn a profit every year since 1970. It's the board, though, that's ultimately responsi- ble to the team's shareholders and its fans for the direction of the team. And the board will have its hands full in the next year as the team navigates through some sensitive issues, including its feud with Onondaga County, the need for major repairs and renovations at Alliance Bank Stadium, and the ANTHONY "Tex" Simone SkyChiefs executive vice operating offi- cer, and Don Waful, presi- dent since 1971 of its board of directors. Si- mone started out in 1961 as the team's trainer. File photo. 2003 possibility of dropping the Toronto Blue Jays as its major-league affiliate. As the board tackles these fresh issues, its make- up remains stagnant. It is comprised of some of Syr- acuse's most noted business leaders, former politi- cians and baseball supporters and they are predominantly older, white men. Of its 25 members, there are two women and two blacks. The average age of a director is 68 years, 9-YEAR, PAGE A-l 6 A c, J ;

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