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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - November 16, 2005, Syracuse, New York Affiliated with Syracuse.com WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2005 DO THE SUDOKU CHALLENGE... WIN A TRIP TO Post-Standard FINAI EDITION O 2005 The Pint-Standard SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING QUICK CHANGES Heavy rain and thunderstorms will race across Central New York today as a cold front passes through the area. It will be fol- lowed by a big drop in temper- atures and some wet snow. Complete forecast, D-8 HIGH: 64 LOW: 35 Woodword testifies official told him of Plame Bob Woodward of The Washington Post testified under oath Monday in the CIA leak case that a senior administration official told him about CIA oper- ative Valerie Plame. STORY, PAGE A-7 Bail-out agency has some very big debts of its own The federal agency that in- sures the private pensions of 44 million workers is having big money problems of its own. BUSINESS, PAGE C-1 Teen accused in mom's death won't stand trial A Syracuse teenager accused of fatally injuring his mother by stomping was set free Tuesday after a grand jury reviewed the case. LOCAI.PAGEB-1 Judge orders dozen sex criminals to be released A Manhattan judge on Tues- day ordered the release of 12 sex criminals she said were illegally detained when they were sent to a psychiatric hospital on Gov. George Pataki's orders after their prison sentences ended. STORY, PAGE A-10 Midwest suffers another day of severe storms Just eight days after a deadly tornado struck southwestern In- diana, another strong storm sys- tem rolled across the nation's midsection Tuesday, producing funnel clouds in at least three states. STORY, PAGE A-H Famous New Yorkers In 1926, Gertrude Ederle swam across the English Chan- nel, the first woman to do so. Her time was nearly two hours faster than the best of her male predecessors. CNY, PAGE E-6 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 Glenn H. "Alexander Fitness Friend Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to discuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS Business. Classified..... Comics.......... CNY............... Puzzles......... Editorials...... Letters Local news.. Lottery......... Index .....C-l G-12 G-l E-1 A-12 A-13 B-l A-2 New York Obituaries Sean Kirst Sports Stocks C-3 E-9 F-l E-7 Technology Television Weather Ousted football coach was highest paid employee SU Gave Coach P. To Go By Donnie Webb Staff writer Syracuse University paid Paul Pas- qualoni close to million to settle the terms of employment following his dis- missal as head football coach of the Orange in December. At the same time, the school paid new football coach Greg Robinson in partial compensation be- fore he even coached his first game this season. Both numbers are contained in the school's 990 tax report with the Inter- nal Revenue Service made available on Tuesday. The report is for the fiscal year covering July 1, 2004, to June 20, 2005. In a section of the university tax re- port that reports compensation of the five highest paid employees other than directors and trustees, Pasqual- oni is listed first with compensation of He received an additional in contributions to an employ- ee benefit plan and deferred compensa- tion. Louis G. Marcoccia, SU's senior vice president for business, finance and administrative services, said he did not know how many years Pasqualoni had remaining on his contract, which was terminated in December. He said the university honored the conditions and terms of the contract to its conclusion and that the school owes no further compensation to Pasqualoni. ROBINSON, PAGE A-8 SU'S TOP PAID EMPLOYEES Here are the six highest-paid employees at Syracuse University for its fiscal year that ended June 30: Coach Paul Pasqualoni Compensation Coach Greg Robinson President Nancy Cantor Chancellor Professor Kenneth Shaw Coach Jim Boeheim Athletic Director Daryl Gross Figures for Daryl Gross and Greg Robinson represent a partial year, from hiring to the end of the fiscal year. Source: Syracuse University's 990 tax form The Post-Standard INSIDE: Chancellor Cantor's compensation is about in the middle of what colleges Li-Hua Lan Staff photographer RFC. ISAAC OUNDA, of Kenya, checks a bag as he and other Fort Drum soldiers guard a street where a neighborhood advi- sory council is taking place. The councils bring local concerns, small and large, to the U.S. military. Iraq's neighborhoods show slice of life MISSION TO By Hart Seely Staff writer Baghdad They brought to the table measured words and long, ponderous stares. They described a world gone haywire, and they wanted to know what their friend, the United States of America, could do about it. They came to the Neighbor- hood Advisory Council, the regular gathering of local leaders in the sections of cen- tral Baghdad that are patrolled by the soldiers of Bravo Troop, of the 1-71 Cavalry. "We can talk about what- ever you want." 2nd Lt. Rob- ert L. Miller, 23, of Preston, Md., told the collection of doctors, engineers and retired public officials Monday, in a former private art gallery that now serves as the U.S. Army's incubation center for IRAQ'S, PAGE A-4 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 DEVELOPMENTS: Congress votes to require three-month updates on Police: Teen forced girl into sex on school bus Police find second pair had sex on same Hannibal bus. Two teen boys charged. By Douglass Dowty Staff writer Police investigating a report that a 14-year-old boy forced a 13-year-old girl to engage in oral sex on a Hannibal school bus last week discovered two other teens on the same bus trip en- gaged in oral sex. teenage boys have been charged in the incidents that oc- curred on an after-hours bus run Nov. 7, said state police Inves- tigator Stephen Cadwcll. "These cases are coinciden- Cadwcll said. "They were riding on the same bus. There was no conspiracy, no evidence they were engaging in some sort of orgy." The next day, Hannibal Cen- tral Schools began separating the boys and girls on its after-hours school buses, said Hannibal Su- perintendent Michael DiFabio. "The girls arc in the front of the bus and the boys in the he said. Three p.m. buses shuttle six to 15 students each from sporting events and after-school activities at both the middle and high schools, DiFabio said. The buses have seats for 50 or 60 stu- dents, so there are lots of empty seats on those runs. There are no monitors on the after-hours bus runs, said Kath- erine Mayo, assistant superinten- dent for pupil personnel. Hanni- bal regular-run school buses DISTRICT, PAGE A-9 Solvay drummer snares top seat in All-State jazz By Debra J. Groom Staff writer Leigh Presutto was a noisy child. "Leigh always liked to bang on things when she was said her dad, Tony Presutto. "My guitar, toys, the wall, dresser, whatever she could find. She liked to bang on every- thing." Now Leigh Presutto, 16, is the state's top high school instru- mental jazz drummer. She earned the drummer's seat with the All-State instrumental jazz ensemble, beating about 30 other drummers from across the state. That's unusual because she's female and just a junior. A resident of Lyncourt who attends Solvay High School, Leigh is the first female in this position since instrumental jazz began in All-State in 1970, said New York State School Music Association officials. "I was she said. "They usually pick seniors." "No, we pick the best per- AT AGE, PAGE A-10 Jazz Night Jim Commentucd Staff photographer LEIGH PRESUTTO, of Lyncourt, practices her drum technique nearly an hour every day and it has paid off. The 16-year-old Sol- vay High School junior was named the top high school instru- mental jazz drummer in the state. Where: Solvay High School When: 7 p.m. Thursday What: Performances by the high school Jazz Combo, directed by John Spillett, and Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Carolyn Pardee. Cost: Free Solvay's jazz combo Greg Giovanini, clarinet; Kristina Davis, soprano saxophone; Joseph Frateschi, alto sax saxophone; Adam Bittel, tenor sax saxophone; Michael Vecchio, trumpet; Kate Myalik, piano; Jake Bakowski, guitar; Luke Harrington, bass; Leigh Presutto, drums To hear Leigh's drum solo, see D E 'SCARY POTTER' British press calls new Harry movie darkest yet. CNY, PAGE E-5 THE QUIZ 15 questions on your Thanksgiving least. CNY, PAGE E-1 WOMACK WINS BIG AT COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS STORY, PAGE A-2 J