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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - November 23, 2005, Syracuse, New York The Post-Standard Affiliated with WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2005 FINAL EDITION O 2005 The Post-Standard SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING SOME SNOW Snow showers will cover the Central New York area this morning. Later in QQ QQQ Q the day, there will be a few more flurries. The snowflakes are likely to keep drifting throughout the night. Complete forecast, D-10 HIGH: 30 LOW: 28 Belgium bridge completion dote pushed bock, again The thousands of motorists who expected all four lanes of the Belgium bridge to be open by Thanksgiving will have to wait longer for an easier drive over the Seneca River. LOCAL, PAGE B-l Suspect in 'dirty bomb' case accused of conspiracy Jose Padilla has become known as the "dirty bomber" who was stopped and impris- oned before he could launch a deadly attack on U.S. soil. But after spending more than three years in a military brig without being charged with a crime, Padilla is now accused of being part of a terrorist conspira- cy to murder people overseas. STORY, PAGE A-4 Paper claims Bush wanted to bomb Arab TV station The Arab satellite channel Al-Jazeera urged Britain and the United States on Tuesday to in- vestigate a British newspaper re- port that Prime Minister Tony Blair had dissuaded President Bush from bombing the station's headquarters in the Persian Gulf. STORY, PAGE A-6 Cor bombing trick Insurgents staged a drive-by shooting Tuesday to lure police to a liquor store in Kirkuk, Iraq, and then exploded a car bomb amid a police convoy, killing 17 people on a street packed with shoppers and rush-hour commut- ers. STORY, PAGE A-6 Cantor writes about HillTY on Readers' Page The chancellor of Syracuse University, Nancy Cantor, says she had "the right and the obli- gation" to "revoke the status of HillTV as a recognized student organization." LETTER, PAGE A-l 3 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 No December Zoo Tom Flynn Cardio Tennis Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to discuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEW5 Jamelske House Sold for Money will go to girls, women he held in bunker in DeWitt By Jim McKeever and Pam Greene Staff writers The property where John Ja- melske spent 15 years holding five girls and women captive, one at a time in an underground bunker, has been sold. County records show the im- prisoned kidnapper's former house with about three-quarters of an acre of land was sold to two buyers, including the Cali- fornia lawyer who has repre- sented one of Jamelske's victims. Charles A. Bonner, the lawyer, and Ishmael R. Wilson paid for the property at 7070 Highbridge Road in DeWitt on Nov. 2, according to county records. Jamelske Wilson is the brother of Ja- melske's final victim, a 16-year-old girl who broke away from the kidnapper long enough to call her sister, Angela Wilson, to get help from police. Angela Wilson said Tuesday that her brother is in Iraq in the Army but wanted to buy the house to give the victims some closure. She referred all other questions to their lawyer, Bonner, who was not available for comment Tuesday. Since the girl's ordeal, Wilson said her family has become ac- tivists for sex abuse victims. The family has been trying to talk to people about it and encouraging them to step in, even if it seems socially awkward, if a situation seems strange. She pointed to the example of Monique Wil- liams, who police say thwarted James H. Gilkeson from kidnap- ping a 10-year-old girl from Syr- acuse's South Side on Aug. 13. Wilson said her sister is still trying to heal. She is focused on raising her son and moving for- ward with her life, she said. Jamelske, 70, held the girls and women captive, each for pe- riods of between two months and three years in the bunker at the home from 1988 until his cap- ture in 2003. He is serving 18 years to life in state prison. Bonner and attorney Anthony Adorante, of Camillus, are trus- LIGHTS ON THE LAKE LIGHT UP ONONDAGA LAKE A CAR passes through a castle display near the end of the Lights on the Lake exhibit at Onondaga Lake Park Tuesday night. The annual display opened Tuesday and runs through Jan. 8 between 5 and 10 p.m. The cost is per vehicle or Mike Greenlar Staff photographer on Mondays and Tuesdays with a Wegmans Shoppers Club card. About vehicles pass through the display each year. (The photograph was taken on a tripod with a second- long exposure using a zoom lens.) Story, Page B-1. Indians sell to third of area smokers Experts say that hurts retoflers, smokers and local and state treasuries. By Glenn Coin Staff writer About one of every three Cen- tral New York smokers buys cig- arettes at Indian smoke shops, a state survey says. That hurts non-Indian retail- ers, local governments and the smokers themselves, experts say. "Everybody loses when non- Indian New Yorkers choose to buy cigarettes from untaxed said Jim Calvin, presi- dent of the New York Associa- tion of Convenience Stores. According to an annual report of the state's stop-smoking cam- paign, about 36 percent of Cen- tral New York smokers surveyed said they bought cigarettes from an Indian shop "all the time" or "sometimes" in the previous year. About 50 percent said they had bought cigarettes "at least once" from an Indian outlet in the previous year. That's similar to a survey done in Onondaga County last year, which showed 54 percent of smokers had bought cigarettes on an Indian shop in the previous year. STATE TO START, PAGE A-5 Index Business...........C-l Bridge...........G-12 Clossified.........6-1 Comics CNY...................E-l Puzzles ...E-l Editorials.......A-l 2 Letters...........A-l 3 Loral news.......B-l Lottery.............A-2 Movies...............E-6 New York......A-10 Obituaries........B-4 Sean Kirst........1-1 Sports...............D-l Stocks Sudoku Technology Television... Weather...... .C-3 [-11 ..M E-9 D-10 THE POST-STANDARD HOLY COW! Against all odds, bovine raised on Onondaga farm wins top world honors. By Debra J. Groom Staff writer Misty Sue and Patrick are quite a pair. They have known each other for two years. Patrick has cared for Misty Sue since the day she was bom. He has worked with her, slept with her, nurtured her and loved her. "When she sees me she comes as close as she can Patrick Rohe said. "She waits for me most mornings and nights." Misty Sue, a 2-year-old Hoi- stein, and Rohe of the Rohe fam- ily dairy farm in Onondaga, hit a homerun in the world series of livestock shows Oct. 7 and 8 in Rohe family photo courtesy of John Erbsen MISTY SUE, the international champion 2-year-old Holstein, poses in a Marcellus garden with the Rohe family: Sarah and Shane, both 7 (sitting on the Erin, 14 (sitting on the and Meghan, 10 In back: Steve and Trish Rohe, Patrick, 19, and Caitlin, 17, who is this year's Onondaga County Dairy Princess. Madison, Wis. They won the top prize in the junior 2-year-old cow division at the International Holstein Show a show that Joel Hastings of Holstein World magazine calls "the World Series or Super Bowl" of bovine livestock shows. "This is real Hastings WITH, PAGE A-8 INSIDE What the judges look for in a good Downtown grocery store set to open in 3 months SIDA approves tax break for mftion project planned for historic Amos BuhV By Rick Moriarty Staff writer Renters have been snapping up downtown apartments as fast as they are built. But they have long complained that downtown living lacks one important thing: a grocery store within walking distance. That's about to change. Two developers plan to open downtown Syracuse's first gro- cery store in the historic, but long vacant, Amos Building at the northwest comer of Clinton and Water streets, overlooking Clinton Square. The C.L. Evers Co. store a creation of developers Dan Queri and Mark Congel will occupy square feet of the building's first floor and is set to open in three months. The upper floors of the build- ing will be converted into 19 up- scale apartments, with monthly rents from about to They will be ready for occupan- cy in about six months, accord- Grocery store proposed Amos Block The Post-Standard ing to the developers. The Syracuse Industrial De- velopment Agency gave a green light to the million project Tuesday, voting 4- 1 to approve a 10-year agreement that will give the project a full property tax exemption on improvements to the site for seven years and low- ers the agency's fee from 1 per- cent of the project to 0.25 per- cent. The property tax exemption DEVELOPERS, PAGE A-9 11 RECIPES TO TRY Indudng sweet potato pie. CNY, PAGES E-2, E-3, E-t 3 MOVIE REVIEWS FOR HOLIDAY WEEKEND CNY. D E MR. POTATO HEAD He s sMMiter and has a job. CNY, PAGE E-1 SU FALLS TO BUCKNELL 74-69 SPORTS, PAGE D-1 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS STORY, PAGE A-2 ;