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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - September 18, 2005, Syracuse, New York SUNDAY The Ibst-Standard _ ____________._.-... 62005 The Post-Standard Affiliated with SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2005 FINAL EDITION SYRACUSE, N.Y. GOOD MORNING ONE FINE DAY After Saturday's soaking, today should be mostly sunny and dry. Monday will be warmer, but Tuesday will usher in some cooler air and some more showers. By the time fall puts an end to summer on Thursday, we should be drying out again under sunnier skies. Complete ___________________ HIGH; 76 LOW; 56 SAVE WITH COUPONS IN TODAY'S NEWSPAPER Frank Ordofiez Staff photographer SU FOOTBALL coach Greg Robinson signals his defense during a game against Virginia Saturday. SO CLOSE A late-game field goal gives Virginia the win over SU, 27-24. SPORTS. PAGE 01 WE'RE HONORED You're holding your very own award-winning newspaper of distinction. LOCAL. PAGE B-1 PARTY STABBING Man insults Syracuse, gets stabbed at child's party. LOCAL, PAGE B-1 REBUILDING IRAQ Why it's not going well. STORY, PAGE A-8 FALL TV A look at the 31 new shows. TV WEEK FACE TRANSPLANT Doctors ready to try. STORY. PAGE A-13 BORN IN CNY He's the star of a new TV police drama. CNY, PAGE H-1 WIN WORTH OF FURNITURE PAttW SAVE MONEY WITH 28 PAGES Of COUPONS, DEALS MONEY Index FBI: Mayor Offered Drugs, Cash For Sex With Minors In sting, mayor of Oswego toys to attempt to taw sex with two girls. By Catie O'Toole "taff writer Oswego Mayor John Gosek said a woman in an attempt have sex with two to 15-year-olds Friday afternoon, according to an FBI affidavit. He thought the girls were waiting for him at a hotel in Sali- na. Instead, it was police who were waiting. "Gosek made numerous in- quiries about the women, includ- ing their anatomies, ages, dispo- FBI Special Agent Frederick E. Bragg wrote in the affidavit filed Saturday in U.S. District Court in Syracuse. "At times, he voices concerns about their age and (wanted to make sure) they would not get in trou- ble for doing this." The FBI and state police say Gosek, 58, of 275 .W. Seventh St., Oswego, used a cell phone, paid for by the city of Oswego, to persuade, induce, entice and coerce minors to engage in sexu- al activity. If he's found guilty, Gosek could face five to 30 years in state prison and a fine of up to "It's not just talk. There's a pattern of him using the cell phone and attempting to entice Assistant U.S. Attor- FIL-PAGEA-12 Li-Hua Lan Staff photographer OSWEGO MAYOR John Gosek walks out of the James M. Manley Federal Building in Syracuse Saturday after his hearing. A judge ordered that he re- main confined to his home and that he wear an electronic monitor. He spent Friday night in jail. Anniversaries............H-8 Auto............................G-l Births..........................H-8 Business......................E-l Classified.....................M CNY.............................H-1 Editorials....................D-2 Lod...........................M Corrections Auburn boys soccer Movie Call Deputy Executive Editor Tim Bunn at 470-2240 to discuss a correction on a news story. Subscription questions? Call 470-NEWS Real Estate..................H Sports..........................C-I State.........................A-16 Washington Weather...................C-18 Weddings..................H-5 TV Week Parade STARS THE POST-STANDARD For home delivery, call 470-6397 Two politicians call for mayor's Oswego residents, others speak out: 18 DAYS WITH A GALLON AND A HALF OF WATER RESCUE WORKERS move Gerald Martin, 76, who was rescued by a FEMA search-and-rescue crew this week- end in New Orleans. Martin survived in his attic with Associated Press just 1.5 gallons of water for 18 days, but ran out of water Thursday. When he was being loaded into a chopper, he asked if they could stop at Taco Bell. 76-year-old found in flooded home By Rose Hanson The Associated Press New Orleans Day after day, for more than two weeks, the 76-year-old man sat trapped and alone in his attic, sipping from a dwindling supply of water until it ran out. No food. No way out of a house ringed by foul floodwaters. Without ever leaving home, Gerald Martin lived out one of the most re- markable survival stories of Hurri- cane Katrina. Rescuers who found CNY schools welcome evacuees By Michele Reaves Staff writer Hurricane Katrina has forced at least 15 students to leave their famil- iar schools and come to Central New York, some miles from home. Six school districts in Central New York have made room for children displaced by Katrina, according to a Post-Standard survey of 51 districts. Two more students are expected to start school Monday in a seventh dis- trict, Skaneateles. Shortly after Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, New York state education officials responded. State Education Commissioner Richard Mills directed school districts to treat any displaced students as they would homeless stu- him Friday, as they searched his neighborhood by boat, were as- tounded at his good spirits and resil- iency after 18 days without food or human contact. "It's an incredible story of surviv- said Louie Fernandez, spokes- man for the Federal Emergency Man- agement Agency search unit that carried out the rescue. In recent days, search crews have been finding corpses by the dozens in the still-flooded neighborhoods of New Orleans, but not trapped survi- vors. The FEMA search-and-rescue boat navigating through the Eighth Ward didn't expect to find anyone alive at 6010 Painters St., but they planned to search the premises of a one-story wood house. As the motor idled and the boat glided forward, they heard a voice. "Hey, over here." Using a sledgehammer, a FEMA FIREFIGHTERS, PAGE A-17 SAVANNAH BACKUS (left) gets a little help from fellow third-grader Breanne Meaker getting her milk at lunch Friday at Elden Elemen- tary School in Baldwinsville. Katrina de- stroyed Savan- nah's home in Vancleave, Miss. John photographer dents. That means districts are waiv- ing requirements for non-resident tui- tion and academic, immunization and medical records. In Baldwinsville, where two stu- dents have enrolled in the district, of- ficials are relying on parents and guardians to tell them what grades children are in until that information can be verified, Superintendent Jeanne Dangle said. And parents or guardians can apply for the federal free-lunch program based on their in- come, she said. But academics are not the officials' only focus. "The most important element COUNSELORS, PAGE A-19 Inside: Meet the students and read their Also: Business owners return; Pentagon reviews use of troops; cities happy to have plans A-18 Cajun festival in Mississippi; Black leaders: Hurricane changed president s Local- Dick Case on the catastrophe; volunteers from CNY church head Fundraismg Business: Consumer costs go up; lumber suppliers Opinion: The goodness of real people shines Anti-war protesters face years in prison County jury didn't convict Ithaca demonstrators; now federal trial begins. By Rebecca James Staff writer Daniel Burns knows that his 5-month-old son could be in ele- mentary school by the time he is out of prison if he receives the maximum sentence for his role in an anti-war protest in Ithaca on St. Patrick's Day 2003. Teresa Grady knows her house and other financial assets, along with her freedom, are on the line. The stakes are similar for Clare Grady and Peter De Mott. The four Ithaca activists go to federal court in Binghamton Monday for the start of their trial on charges stemming from a pro- test in which they poured blood inside a military recruiting cen- ter. It appears to be the first fed- eral felony prosecution in the PROSECUTOR, PAGE A-14 College students: Some pro- test, some study the WAYS OF LOOKING AT SYRACUSE 16 students of journalism went looking for the artistic soul of Syracuse AND FOUND IT in places both expected and un: WAL-MART GHOSTS WAITING FOR A TRAIN CAZENOVIA THEYMCA even in POLITICS SEE YOUR CITY THROUGH THEIR EYES IN A SPECIAL SECTION ;