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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - November 4, 2005, Syracuse, New York DO THE SUDOKU CHALLENGE... WIN A TRIP TO Post-Standard Affiliated with FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2005 FINAL EDITION O 2005 The Few-Standard SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING CLOUDS COMING A storm passing to the north of Central New York today 'should send a few clouds this way, but showers aren't expected. Some stray rain may arrive Saturday. Temperatures will remain above normal 'on both days. Complete forecast, D-12 HIGH: 64 LOW: 47 Former Oswego mayor indicted on two counts A closer look at the candidates The Post- Standard is profiling the three people running to be mayor of Syracuse. Wednesday: Joanic Mahoney (R-C-Ind) Thursday: Matt Driscoll (D) Today: Howie Hawkins (Green) LOCAL PAGE B-l Syracuse easily defeats Le Moyne College 94-54 Syracuse University breezed to a 94-54 men's basketball win over Lc Moyne College Thurs- day night, making the Orange 2-for-2 against Division II teams heading into the season opener Tuesday at home against Bcthu- ne-Cookman. SPORTS, PAGE D-l Lengthy trial expected for former Cheney aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Jr. pleaded not guilty to obstruction and perjury charges on Thursday in a case that lawyers on both sides acknowledged could stretch well into next year. STORY, PAGE A-S House passes bill aimed at stopping land seizures The House overwhelmingly approved a bill Thursday to block the Supreme Court-ap- proved seizure of private proper- ty for use by developers. STORY, PAGE A-4 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 Artemis 10th District Latino community hosting Benefit concert in From the Earth Arts Crafts Chittenango Pop Warner Lecture April Bridges' 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 Lottery..............A-2 Bridge............F-l 0 Movies...............E-4 Classified..........F-l New York.........A-8 Obituaries........B-4 CNY...................E-l Sean Kirst........B-l Sports...............D-l Editorials.......A-IO Stocks...............C-3 Letters...........A-11 Sudoku.............. E-7 Local news.......B-l Television..........E-5 THE POST-STANDARD Federal grand jury adds charge linked to telephone calls made in 2004. By John O'Brien Staff writer A federal grand jury indicted Oswego's former mayor Thurs- day on charges of soliciting sex from two 15-year-old girls and someone he believed was a 14-year-old girl. Gosek The two- count indict- ment against John Gosek in- cludes the same charge he was ar- rested on Sept 16 paying a woman to arrange a sexual liaison with two 15-year-old girls that day at a Salina motel. The other count against Gosek is new, although a federal agent made the accusation in an affida- vit when Gosek was arrested. It accuses him of soliciting sex with someone he thought was under 15. That solicitation came over phone calls from October through December of last year, prosecutors say. State police wiretapped Go- sek's phone last year as he talked to the girl about having sex, according to an affidavit from FBI Special Agent Frederick Bragg. Gosek promised the girl drugs in exchange for sex, Bragg wrote. Gosek's lawyer, James Eby, refused to comment on the charges. "We'll do that in he said. The indictment means Eby can start to get access to the prosecution's evidence, and that a clock will start running for the case to go to trial. Neither Eby nor prosecutor John Katko would speculate on how soon that would be. "It's the start of the Eby said. He was trying to reach Gosek on Thursday evening to tell him about the indictment. Gosek, 58, has been out of jail INVESTIGATION, PAGE A-12 On Patrol With the Iraqi Army Fort Drum soldiers join the trip through Baghdad, ready to help if needed. By Hart Seely Staff writer Baghdad The ride of- fered a bit of everything. They saw sheep grazing on garbage piles beneath an underpass, and jubilant kids dancing to a trio of street drummers. They drove past the perfect, walled courtyards of the rich and the baked, blasted shanties of the poor. They drove through the bowels of a modern urban war. Thursday, the soldiers of Bravo Troop, of the 1-71 Cav- alry, patrolled the streets of central Baghdad with their comrades in arms, the Iraqi army. They do it regularly, boosting the Iraqis' presence in neighborhoods where the enemy is known to strike. "Basically, we're there for support and said Army 2nd Lt. Paul Waldoff, of Hattiesburg, Miss. "If they need our help, we're with them." That means a rather strange- looking military convoy, con- sidering the shape and sub- stance of the two merged forces. Leading the way Thursday was an Iraqi pickup truck with a gun mounted on the roof and three soldiers sitting in the back. Next came a long, iron- plated truck with six Iraqi IRAQIS GREET Iraqi and Fort Drum soldiers Thursday as they tour Baghdad near Forward Operating Base Independence. This photo was taken from a Humvee with soldiers from Fort Li-Hua Lan Start photographer Drum's Bravo Troop of the 1st Brigade's 1-71 Cavalry Regi- ment. U.S. forces twice have been attacked in this sector in recent months. troops holding onto the side panels. Three armored U.S. Army Humvees followed. In recent months, U.S. forces twice have been at- tacked in this sector. In Octo- ber, three Iraqi soldiers were killed here. As the convoy crept through traffic, certain landmarks sum- moned memories. The first came at a building walled with paintings of beau- tiful flowers and birds. A few soldiers turned to admire Al Iskan Kindergarten School. Early this week, a handful of men from Bravo Troop came here to hand out toys, clothes and school supplies. The gifts came from America, sent by the soldiers' families and friends, who have heard about the harsh conditions so many Iraqi children face. "All the students were as- sembled, and we got to give the stuff recalled Capt. Rob Duchaine, 30, of Brook- lyn. "We played with the kids, we joked around with them." That day, Duchaine sang PATROL, PAGE A-6 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 CNY immigrants come 'from all over the world' Agency broadens focus to help today's more diverse wave of newcomers. By BoNhia Lee Staff writer A new wave of refugees com- ing from Cuba, Bosnia, Sudan and other parts of the world has prompted the InterReligious Council of Central New York to merge two programs created pri- marily to serve Southeast Asian refugees. The Refugee Resettlement Program and the Southeast Asian Center will become the Center for New Americans. "We now have new refugees from all over the world and less coming from Southeast said Huy Doan, interim director of the Southeast Asian Center. "We're'expanding the scope to include people from other parts of the world." The Southeast Asian Center at 503 Prospect Ave. closed in Sep- Jim Commentucd Staff photographer PAVEL GROMOV, of Kazakhstan, is greeted by his mother, Lina Gromova, upon his arrival at Hancock Airport Wednesday. In '66 game, Boeheim was kinda, sorta, almost ejected By Bud Poliquin Staff writer There is at least one dissenter out there who disputes the notion that Jim Boeheim had never been thrown out of a basketball game before his being ejected on Tuesday night at the Carrier Dome during that exhibition af- fair between Syracuse University and the College of Saint Rose. Dennis Guzalak, a loyal Post- Standard reader, claims that Boeheim did not come entirely clean when he declared his heav- e-ho record had been spotless before Mike Kitts tossed him at the Dome. And he made his ar- gument in the following e-mail received on Thursday morning: Good Morning, Bud: I'm over in Auburn, and 1 wanted to let you know you were not exactly right in this morn- ing's article that stated that our friend, Jim Boeheim, has never been evicted from a game going way back to high school. I was there and saw it person- ally, way back when, and it's one of the most memorable Boe- heim moments in both his and Auburn's history. It was the spring of 1966 and I was a junior in high school at Auburn Central High. After the Syracuse season, it was custom- ary for some of the players to hook up with various semi-pro teams that were all the rage back then. We had a featured game in the Central High gym where JB was playing on one team and Dave Bing was playing on the Syracuse team, and the gym was packed. For the night Boeheim outscored Bing some- thing like 51-46, but that's not the biggest thing from that game. During the game, JB got into a violent argument with one of the referees, Johnny Mohan, an Auburn reffing institution. JB was kicked out of the game, and he punched Mohan right in the kisser. No kidding. Now the amazing part: Before the game was over they let Boe- heim come back in, basically be- cause of the crowd. JB always kids about it when he's over here. That's the way it was way back when. And it was funny as hell. Even as bad as my memory is today, I still remember that. Dennis Guzalak Boeheim's response to Guza- lak's recollection that is now nearly 40 years old? Reached in his office Thursday morning, it was (between laughs) as follows: "He's untechnically wrong. "Bing and I were playing against each other after we grad- uated. It was, like, in the fourth quarter and the guy was cheating us so I got upset and he threw me out. And then he said, 'Nan, never mind. That's all right.' And I kept playing. But he did, technically, throw me out. "But I never punched any- body. No, no, no, no. Not true. I did not punch anybody. That part is definitely technically or any other way not true. I was yelling at the referee, but that was it." I N S I D E MOVIE NIGHT 5 reviews of newest films. HENDRICKS CELEBRATES 75th anniversary. LOCAL. PAGE B-2 DINNER THEATER WITH KRAMER CNY, PAGE E-1 PLAYING PAINTBALL A Q. and A. THE DAILY DOSE, PAGE E-8 -J ;