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Sheriff suspends
2 deputies
Two longtime Onondaga
County deputies, including
Mexico grad charged in spy case
the president of the jail dep- Documents say Bryan Code of Military Justice Arti- formation relating to national dercover agent he could be a erty and information of the
cle 106a, attempted espionage, defense, including documents, ‘‘very valuable’’ source of in- United States relating to the
uties’ union, were sus- Minkyu Martin sold secrets and 11 charges under Article photographs and images. formation during the 20 years national defense.’’ Martin was
pended last week for un-
specified allegations of to agent posing as a spy. 134, mishan- Martin was arrested Dec. 1 he planned to remain in the paid another $1,500.
misconduct. dling classi- Navy. Martin met with the under-
by agents with the Naval cover agent again Nov. 19 and
Deputies Daniel Mathe- By Debra J. Groom fied informa- Criminal Investigative Service Martin offered to bring the
ws and Joseph Caruso were Staff writer tion. The undercover agent two docu- provided 51 pages of classified
and the FBI in Fayetteville, documents — 48 pages
suspended for 30 days with- The Navy has filed charges charges are ments at their next meeting,
N.C. and he accepted $500 in cash marked secret and three
out pay on Friday, Sheriff against Bryan Minkyu Martin, for attempt-
Kevin Walsh said. Walsh ing to for- He is being held in Naval from the agent ‘‘with the marked top secret, the applica-
the former Mexico resident tion says. He was paid $1,500
said he could not disclose ward classi- Brig, Norfolk, Va. promise of additional money
and 2006 Mexico High School in exchange for the documents and signed a receipt for the
the reason because it’s an graduate who is suspected of fied After he was assigned to
information at the next meeting,’’ the money.
ongoing personnel matter. selling classified documents to Fort Bragg in North Carolina,
Martin to a person search warrant application An agent with the Naval
He did say the allegations someone he thought was a for- Martin met an FBI undercover Criminal Investigative Service
involve ‘‘internal issues at not authorized to receive the agent posing as a foreign intel- says.
eign operative. The document also says that in early December searched
the jail,’’ and that the cases information. ligence officer, according to a
A court-martial trial date at a Nov. 16 meeting, Martin the home of Martin’s parents,
were related. The charge sheet listing the search warrant application. He Peter and Barbara Martin, who
Mathews, 64, has been a has yet to be scheduled. gave the agent two documents,
charges against Martin says met with the officer several one labeled secret and one la- live on state Route 3 in Mexi-
deputy for 25 years and Navy Intelligence Spec. 2nd some of the documents he is times in November. co. Agents confiscated com-
beled top secret. The warrant
president of the Deputy Class Martin faces four suspected of offering con- The search warrant applica- pact discs, a Kodak digital
application says the ‘‘docu-
Sheriffs Benevolent Associ- charges of violating Uniform tained secret and top secret in- tion says Martin told the un- ments contained military prop- AGENT, PAGE A-6
ation for nearly 12 years.
He’s been elected to six

two-year terms since 1999.
Mathews did not return
phone messages.

cuts come
Caruso, 49, a deputy for
23 years, told a reporter he
would do an interview
Monday afternoon, but was
later not available for com-
under fire
F-M dance marathon at J-D
collects $127,000 School district faces a
The Fayetteville-Manlius
Dance Marathon, held over budget revenue gap of
the week at F-M High more than $2 million.
School, raised more than
$127,000. The amount By Elizabeth Doran
raised is $2,000 more than Staff writer
this year’s goal, said advis- Nearly 150 Jamesville-De-
er Erin Concannon, and Witt employees, parents and
money is still coming in to students jammed a school
be counted. board meeting Monday night
The marathon also to speak out against proposed
reached a major milestone: staff cuts.
the event has raised more The district is proposing to
than $1 million since it cut about 20 instructional posi-
started 20 years ago as a tions, including some teachers,
fundraiser for Camp Good a librarian, guidance counselor
Days and Special Times, a and high school social worker
camp on Keuka Lake that to help cope with a $2 million
gives seriously ill children revenue gap caused by increas-
and their families a needed ing costs and cuts in state aid
break. and other revenue sources. J-D
Stephen D. Cannerelli/ The Post-Standard
‘‘We are very, very is facing a $1.8 million loss in
pleased,’’ Concannon said. CHRIS DIETZ (back) and Matt Stepanoff, of Brunswick Bowling and Billiards. Monday work on leveling the support
panels for the 48 bowling lanes at the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center, Syracuse. They are preparing for the state aid, along with the loss of
‘‘Everyone worked so hard, about $500,000 in federal
women’s national tournament in April. The men said the panels have to be level within 20,000th of an inch.
and we had huge attendance money.
that day; at least 1,200 kids

Rolling Into Syracuse

The district’s budget this
participated.’’ year was $47.4 million.
The organizers needed Superintendent Alice Ken-
only about $50,000 to break drick outlined the proposed
the $1 million for Camp cuts and said that the aim is to
Good Days, but stepped up ‘‘maintain all programs by
their fundraising efforts downsizing them,’’ and not
anyway. eliminating any.
Student council member
Pirro center prepares for women’s bowling tournament
Word of the proposed cuts
Carly Romano raised
has traveled through the school
$2,600, the most of anyone,
buildings and teachers said it’s
Concannon said.
Every student who par- By Lorenzo Arguello
Contributing writer ‘‘Things seem to be — floor. Measurements have to
precise throughout the process to en-
be very been a stressful few days at J-
D leading up to Monday’s
ticipated collected at least knock on wood —

sure that each bowling surface is level meeting.
$50 in donations. ore than 30 workers are turn-
ing a 99,000-square-foot
going very smoothly.’’ to no more than a 20,000th of an inch, At the elementary school
DWI charged space at Syracuse’s Nicholas
After the lanes are completed, a USBC
— Eric Pierson, inspector goes around making sure
level, the district is proposing
to cut one teacher because of
after SUV crashes J. Pirro Convention Center into a state-
of-the-art bowling arena. The work
tournament manager each meets the specifications. lower enrollment, an art teach-
Two people needed to be Total costs for the 42-day construc- er, librarian, guidance counse-
began Feb. 21, only eight days after traveling the country turning open tion are close to $1.5 million, requir- lor, instrumental teacher,
extricated from a crashed the Syracuse auto show ended.
SUV Monday afternoon spaces into bowling alleys. ing six miles of wiring and enough teaching assistant and a teacher
and one of them was The convention center is undergoing A Brunswick Bowling and Billiards wood for five three-bedroom homes. and teaching assistant in the el-
charged with driving while a transformation as workers from crew puts together the 48 lanes needed The USBC offsets its construction ementary behavior-manage-
intoxicated. across the country are busy nailing to accommodate the more than 30,000 costs by charging bowlers $120 en- ment program.
Onondaga County sher- down wood, running electrical cables bowlers expected to compete in the trance fees and selling merchandise Also cut would be five full-
iff’s deputies responded to and building vendor spaces in prepara- tournament. and concessions during the tourna- time equivalent high school
crash on River Road in Ly- tion for the 2011 U.S. Bowling Con- Constructing the lanes is an intricate ment. teachers based on lower enroll-
sander shortly before 3:30 gress Women’s Championships sched- process. First, two long wooden walls This is only the second year the ment in specific courses, a
p.m. and found a 1994 uled from April 7 to July 3. are constructed 43 inches apart. Then, women’s competition has been taken high school social worker posi-
Chevrolet Blazer on its side A USBC crew is in charge of build- a layer of wood is placed on top of the on the road. Last year it was in El tion, two languages other than
in a ditch. ing vendor and spectator spaces and walls. Finally, the actual bowling sur- Paso, Texas. The switch was made to English positions, two half-
Deputies said Oscar Rob- putting together large video and graph- face is laid down. create greater interest in the tourna- time library aides and a high
ins, 59, of Apricot Lane, ics boards. Many of the crew’s 16 Each 60-foot long lane is placed 18 ment and to attract new bowlers, said school clerical and hall moni-
Clay, was driving south on members have years of experience inches above the convention center USBC, PAGE A-6 tor position. A part-time float-
River Road when he cross- ing nurse post also would be
ed lanes. The SUV crashed eliminated.
and ended up on the passen- Another 1.3 administrator

Storm pushes
ger side, requiring firefight- and supervisory positions in
ers to extricate Robins and special education and non-in-
a passenger, Gina Rosati, structional areas would be cut.

us to No. 4
52, of Salina. J-D staff, parents and stu-
Robins was charged with dents asked the board to con-
sider retaining some of the tar-

on snow list
driving while intoxicated.
Both Robins and Rosati geted positions. Numerous
were taken to an area hospi- people asked the board to keep
tal with minor injuries, dep- By John Mariani the high school social worker
uties said. Staff writer job, which is an Alcohol-Drug
— Staff reports Abuse Prevention Education
The winter of 2010-11 now Program (ADA-PEP) counse-
is the fourth-snowiest winter in
Correction the past 60 years. And fore-
lor. Student Brianna Suslovic
presented a petition signed by
A story published Monday casters say there’s more wintry
about a fatal Tompkins Coun- students and others to keep
weather ahead. Will Hartley’s post at the
ty house fire incorrectly
named the people in the The winter storm that school. She said his job helps
house when it caught fire. cruised through the Syracuse take the edge off adolescence
Ryan Burris and Steven Miller area from Sunday afternoon
were inside the home, said and is important to preserve.
Lansing Fire First Assistant through Monday morning Others advocated for the el-
Chief Darrell Rhoads. Miller dumped 13.4 inches of snow at ementary librarian position,
ran next door to wake up Mi- Hancock International Airport, which several said would hurt
chael Adams and Matthew the National Weather Service’s all J-D students if it is cut.
Adams, and the three men Binghamton office reported.
ran back to 88 Buck Road to Susan Fahey Glisson, a J-D li-
try to save Burris, Rhoads That vaulted the season’s brarian, said students will suf-
said. Sunday, the Tompkins total to 173.5 inches, hurling fer if a librarian is cut.
County sheriff told The Post- this winter into fourth place on Dick Blume / The Post-Standard ‘‘The dysfunction of our
Standard that Michael Adams THE WEATHER CHANNEL’S Mike Seidel (left) works with Harvey Marshall on a live broadcast government at the state level
and Matthew Adams were in the list of snowiest Syracuse
Monday from Clinton Street, in downtown Syracuse.
the house during the fire. SNOW, PAGE A-14 DON’T, PAGE A-6