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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - October 12, 2005, Syracuse, New York SMALL IS BIG AGAIN The Post-Standard Affiliated with WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12. 2005 FINAL EDITION SYRACUSE, N.Y. 50 CENTS GOOD MORNING IFS 'WETDAY' More rain and drizzle are ex- pected over Cen- tral New York today, especially "v during the after- noon. More rain will be added tonight from a storm located to the southeast. That may continue through Thursday. Complete forecast, D-8 HIGH: 59 LOW: 47 Jonny Gammage died 10 years ago today Jonny Gammage. a Syracuse businessman, died 10 years ago today after he was stopped for a faulty brake light while driving through suburban Pittsburgh. He died of asphyxiation after the of- ficers pinned him to the ground. LOCAL PAGE B-l Angels top White Sox, 3-2, in ALCS opener Coming off their defeat of the New York Yankees, the Los Angeles Angels Tuesday night edged the Chicago White Sox, 3-2, in the opener of the AL championship series. SPORTS, PAGE D-l Rapist gets 96-year sentence for Clay assault A man who sexually assault- ed a young woman after luring her into an apartment building's basement was sentenced Tues- day to 96 years in state prison. STORY, PAGE 1-3 Golisono leaves party he started, joins GOP B. Thomas Golisano on Tuesday left the Independence Party that he created, joining the Republican Party, saying he is "seriously considering a bid for governor (of New NEW YORK, PAGE A-10 Lawyers for Delay subpoena prosecutor Lawyers for indicted Rep. Tom DeLay on Tuesday subpoe- naed the prosecuting Texas dis- trict attorney. STORY, PAGE A-8 Groups want state to aid car insurance buyers If you're a 35-year-old Syra- cuse man, you could pay as much as annually for car insurance or as little as Consumer groups say the state should make it easier for motor- ists to comparison shop for the best insurance deals. NEW YORK, PAGE A-10 Margaret Bourke-White, famous New Yorker Margaret Bourke-White trav- eled the world and made history as a pioneering photojournalist beginning in 1929. Read about her in part 2 of our series on fa- mous New Yorkers. PAGE B-6 Corrections Alumni members sue Colgate 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...... Bridge.......... Classified..... Comics......... CNY.............. Puzzles........ Editorials..... Letters......... Local news.. Lottery......... ......C-l .....H-8 .....H-l ......E-l A-12 ..A-13 B-l A-2 Movies......... New York... Obituaries.. Sean Kirst... Sports.......... Stocks .....E-6 .A-10 B-4 B-l D-l C-3 Sudoku..............E-9 Technology......F-l Television..........E-7 Weather...........D-8 THE POST-STANDARD FBI Raids Houses Of Oswego Police Chief Gloria Wright Stall photographer AN ARCTIC CAT all-terrain vehicle is loaded by state police Tuesday onto a flat-bed truck in front of Oswego police Chief William Ruggio's home. Agents in stolen properly case seize snowmobiles, ATVs By John O'Brien and Calie O'Toole Staff writers State police and federal agents raided the home and another property of Oswego's police chief Tuesday and hauled away three snowmobiles and an ATV in a stolen property investigation. Troopers and FBI agents executed search warrants at properties owned by Chief William Ruggio just after 4 p.m. The warrants gave officers permission to look for stolen property that in- cluded snowmobiles, all-terrain vehi- cles and related records, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Syracuse. Federal prosecutors would not say whether the raids were related to an in- vestigation into former Oswego Mayor John Gosck. But the FBI agents who searched Ruggio's properties included Special Agent Frederick Bragg, who is the lead agent in the Gosck case. Bragg refused to comment. Nearly four weeks ago, Gosck was arrested on charges of soliciting sex with two underage girls. Gosek re- signed the following week. Ruggio. 51, has not been charged. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Katko would not comment on the searches. Ruggio is in his second stint as po- lice chief. He was fired in 1993 after six years as chief for running his apart- ment rental business from the police department and for trying to sabotage a city investigation into his rental deal- ings. Two years before that, he was suspended for insubordination and vio- lating zoning laws. Gosek rehircd him six weeks ago after Alexander Zukovs- ky resigned. State police searched Ruggio's prop- erty at 9 Porter St., then1 his home at 14 Whitetail Circle. They towed away two Ski-Duo snowmobiles and a Yamaha snowmobile from the Porter Street property, and a green Arctic Cat ATV from Ruggio's home. The troopers went to the Oswego po- lice station Tuesday afternoon and told Ruggio they were going to execute the search warrants, Ruggio said. He went with the officers, he said. SHOP OWNER, PAGE A-4 Sunnis agree to deal on constitution Insurgent attacks aimed at deterring voters hi Iraq claim 54 lives Tuesday. By Lee Keath The Associated Press Baghdad, Iraq Iraqi ne- gotiators reached a breakthrough deal on the constitution Tuesday, and at least one Sunni Arab party said it would now urge its followers to approve the charter in this weekend's referendum. Suicide bombings and other at- tacks killed more than 50 people in the insurgent campaign aimed at intimidating voters. Under the deal, the two sides agreed on a rnechanism to con- sider amending the constitution after it is approved in Saturday's referendum. The next parlia- ment, to be formed in December, will set up a commission to con- sider amendments, which would later have to be approved by par- liament and submitted to another referendum. The agreement boosts the chances that the draft constitu- tion will be passed Saturday. Shiite and Kurdish leaders sup- port the draft and the United States has been eager to see it approved to avert months more of political turmoil, delaying plans to start a withdrawal of U.S. forces. In return, the agreement guar- antees Sunni Arabs the ability to try later to introduce major changes they want, aimed at re- ducing the autonomous powers that Shiites and Kurds would have under the federal system created by the charter, negotia- tors said. "The important principle here is that this provides an assurance VOTING, PAGE A-5 SIDE 9 TYPES OF APPLES What's the difference? CNY, PAGE E-1 8 RECIPES From Greek bean soup to chocolate carrot cake. CNY, PAGES E-2, E-3 HDTV SHOPPING What you need to know. THE DAILY DOSE. PAGE E-10 DRIVERLESS VEHICLE Cornell students create one. TECHNOLOGY, PAGE F-1 Vegetables, children thrive in DeWitt garden By Jim McKeever Staff writer Gene White's legs aren't so steady in the garden anymore, but his eyes and his working man's hands are true. On an unseasonably warm morning recent- ly, White, 69, bends at the waist and sinks his hands into a leafy patch of the community vegetable garden at Springfield Gardens apartments in DeWitt. He finds what he's looking for. A cabbage. White cuts it from the stem with a knife and peels away a couple of discolored outer leaves. Still good, he proclaims. In late September, while most of the vege- tables are "about played in White's vernacular, some collard greens, string beans, cabbages, peppers, eggplant and zucchini re- main. There are also bunches of basil and parsley, and a few grapevines that hung on CULTIVATING, PAGE A-4 C.W. McKeen Staff photographer GENE WHITE looks through some collard greens he tends in a garden at the Spring- field Gardens apartments in DeWitt. The pounds of vegetables from the gar- den go free to families in the low-income housing complex or to its food pantry. Desperate survivors await aid in Pakistan By Sadaqat Jan The Associated Press Muzaffarabad, Pakistan Hungry survivors of Pakistan's worst earthquake could not wait for relief trucks to unload crates of food and water Tuesday in this pancaked city in the Kash- miri mountains. Instead, they mobbed the vehicles, shoving each other and grabbing what they could. "We need food! We need one desperate man shouted. About 10 trucks brought by Pakistani charities and volun- teers rumbled into this city as the first aid packages reached some of the millions left homeless by Saturday's magnitude-7.6 earth- quake, the nation's worst ever. But heavy rain and hail later grounded some relief helicopters and stopped trucks, imposing more misery on the survivors as the United Nations warned of potentially lethal outbreaks of measles, cholera and diarrhea. The Pakistani government said the death toll from Paki- stan's worst quake was about but a senior army offi- cial involved in the rescue opera- tions and local officials said esti- mates surpassed with many bodies still buried beneath piles of concrete, steel and wood. Millions were left home- less after whole communities were flattened in the region touching Pakistan, India and Af- j ;