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10:42am

Tue July 24, 2007
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Drug Abuse Hotline

Syracuse, NY – Syracuse is one of only three cities in the nation to take part in a pilot program that will allow parents to access direct information to help their children deal with a drug or alcohol problem.
The program is sponsored by the "Partnership for a Drug-Free America."
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the Partnership's President and C-E-O Steve Pasierb about the initiative.

11:00am

Mon July 23, 2007
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Report shows more women are traveling without men

Oswego, New York – A new survey shows girlfriend getaways are on the rise.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with AAA spokesperson Diana Dibble.

11:00am

Fri July 20, 2007
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Compact preventing Great Lakes water diversion moves forward

Oswego, New York – State officials are moving forward with a plan aimed at protecting water from the Great Lakes from being diverted to other places.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Republican State Senator George Maziarz of North Tonowanda...who sponsored the bill.

4:07am

Tue July 17, 2007
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NYS ...not so good for business

Oswego, New York – In an effort to find the best states for business...Forbes Magazine gives New York a mediocre ranking.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with the Business Council of New York State's Matthew Maguire about why the survey listed New York as 33rd in the US when it comes to business climates.

11:01am

Thu July 12, 2007
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HANYS seeks solution to nursing shortages

Oswego, New York – A statewide healthcare organization is working to address nursing shortages plaguing New York State.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with the Healthcare Association of New York State's Bill Van Slyke. He explains what the shortages mean and what the organization is doing to prevent further loss.

10:55am

Thu July 12, 2007
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Trade group runs TV ad criticizing Spitzer

Oswego, New York – A trade group representing convenience stores in New York State is voicing its frustration with Governor Spitzer over a tax fairness issue.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher reports.

8:18am

Fri July 6, 2007
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Bruno calls for an investigation of Governor Spitzer

Oswego, NY – The feud between Senate Majority leader Joseph Bruno and Governor Spitzer has escalated. Bruno is calling for an investigation into whether the freshman governor engaged in political espionage over use of state aircraft.
Bruno issued this statement to reporters on Thursday.
( Spitzer's office denies there was any spying but is also calling for an investigation to settle the conflict)

3:36am

Mon July 2, 2007
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Sweetland pushes for nine-point plan

Oswego, New York – A candidate running for Onondaga County Executive has announced a nine-point plan aimed at returning money to taxpayers and providing fiscal stability to county government.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Chairman of the Onondaga County Legislature Dale Sweetland.

Sweetland is being challenged by Joanie Mahoney for the County Executive position. Democratic candidates, Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli and Ed Ryan are also seeking to succeed Nicholas Pirro who retires at the end of the year.

3:26am

Mon July 2, 2007
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State population rates continue to decline

Oswego, New York – New census data reviewed by a business group shows the rush of New Yorkers fleeing the state has yet to slow down.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with the State Business Council's Matthew Maguire.

9:49am

Fri June 29, 2007
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Syracuse Jazz Fest

Syracuse, NY – The M-&-T Syracuse Jazz Fest takes place June 29 to July 1st. The annual event is now 25-years old. Frank Malfitanto is the festival founder and executive producer. He spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

4:56am

Wed June 27, 2007
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NYS still lacks new voting devices

Oswego, New York – As state officials break for summer vacation...New York State is still without a new voting method.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Legislative Director of the New York State League of Women Voters, Barbara Bartoletti, about New York's non-compliance with the Help America Vote Act.

Bartoletti explains what that means for up coming elections.

11:30am

Tue June 26, 2007
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Prayer Patrols

Syracuse, NY – Prayer vigils and prayer patrols are returning to the streets of Syracuse to help stem the bloodshed that appears to be getting worse among some of the city's young people.
The Reverend Larry, Pastor of God's Way Church of Jesus, is the organizer of the annual event.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to him about causes and what can be done to break the cycle of violence.

12:25am

Mon June 18, 2007
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Open Waste Burning

Oswego, NY – An environmental group is urging the New York State to prohibit the burning of garbage in barrels or refuse heaps. The practice is common in rural areas. The group says "opening burning" is contaminating the food supply with dioxin and other toxic particles.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to Cancer Action's Donald Hassig about the issue.

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11:18am

Thu June 14, 2007
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Pay equity advocates take action

Oswego, New York – Advocates for pay equity in New York have delivered over 2,000 petition signatures to Governor Spitzer and Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno in an effort to protect women and minorities from pay discrimination.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with New York State Pay Equity Coalition's Education Coordinator, Barbara Smith about the legislation she is pushing for.

10:43am

Thu June 14, 2007
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"Project X"

Oswego. NY – Expand,explore,experience and express are the watchwords for a new program in Oswego County that is reaching out to 13-to-16-year olds.
Dubbed "Project X" by its founders, Matt Wood and Gina Holsopple, the program invites its participants to a retreat-like setting to produce an audible work of their own creation as a personal growth experience.
WRVO's Mark Lavonier met with members of "Project X" and prepared this report.

11:58am

Wed June 13, 2007
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Children Protest Iraq War

Syracuse, NY – A peace demonstration against the Iraq war takes place this afternoon in downtown Syracuse.
The event is much different than other anti-war demonstrations -- this one involves children who are part of the Syracuse Community Choir.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to one of the participants - 13-year old Leyana Dessauer.

11:28am

Wed June 13, 2007
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State considers medical marijuana bill

Oswego, New York – Doctor prescribed marijuana for AIDS...cancer and other patients could be in New York's future.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher reports...

11:13am

Tue June 12, 2007
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NYS counties seek sales tax renewal

Oswego, New York – As many counties across New York seek sales tax renewal, an organization representing counties wants to change the re-authorization process.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Executive Director of the New York State Association of Counties...Stephen Acquario.

10:55am

Thu June 7, 2007
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Environmentalists push for expanded bottle bill

Oswego, New York – As the legislative session winds down, an environmental advocacy group is putting pressure on lawmakers to expand New York State's bottle bill.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Senior Environmental Associate with the New York Public Interest Research Group, Laura Haight.

11:14am

Mon June 4, 2007
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Bucket Gardens

Oswego, NY – The Central New York Food Bank is distributing "Bucket Gardens" to help encourage healthy eating.
The buckets consist of a bucket filled with soil planted with a tomato seedling.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski asked the food bank's Jessica Garay to explain the program.

2:36am

Thu May 31, 2007
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Stress of war and a local soldier's story

Oswego, New York – Much focus has been given this year to the deplorable healthcare treatment soldiers returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were receiving. Most disturbing were the stories of soldiers suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The Oswego County-area had its own personal story with the struggle faced by Joe Godfrey jr., a 24-year-old who suffered from PTSD when he returned from Iraq, only to be murdered months later as he struggled to get the help he needed from the US military.

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4:35am

Wed May 30, 2007
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Study shows judicial salaries are low in New York

Oswego, New York – New York lags far behind other states when it comes to Judicial salaries.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher has more.

11:27am

Thu May 24, 2007
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Civil liberties group blasts DNA databank expansion

Oswego, New York – Governor Spitzer's proposal to expand the state's DNA databank is coming under criticism from a civil liberties group.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher reports...

11:18am

Tue May 22, 2007
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Controlling a notorious tree pest

Oswego, New York – It's that time of year when Central New Yorkers start to see tent caterpillars invading trees and eating leaves.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Senior Forester with the New York State Department of Environmental Conversation's Forest Health Program Jason Denim about the forest pests...how they are affecting trees and what people can do about them.

10:35am

Tue May 22, 2007
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New Renaissance for Figurative Drawing

Syracuse, NY – 12 of Central New York's top artists and art educators gathered recently at Syracuse University to lead lessons and workshops on figurative drawing.
For many older artists, the genre remains popular, but for the younger generation, it's a much different story.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski reports.

3:58am

Tue May 22, 2007
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Nuclear Waste Shipments

Syracuse, NY – Nuclear power critics say the U-S Energy Department is developing plans to ship high-level nuclear waste through Syracuse.
The Green Party of New York, the Syracuse Peace Council and the Central New York Citizens Awareness Network raised the issue today. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the Green Party's Howie Hawkins about the issue.

2:38am

Mon May 21, 2007
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Colgate Commencement Speakers

Hamilton, NY – Former ABC news anchor Bob Woodruff survived serious brain injuries that he suffered less than a year-and-a-half ago when a roadside bomb nearly killed him while reporting in Iraq. Woodruff and his wife, Lee, were the commencement speakers at Colgate University where both graduated more than two decades ago.
The tow urged Colgate graduates to open to life's surprises. WRVO has this sampling of what they said.

(Visit Colgate University's website
www.colgate.edu for the entire speech)

11:33am

Wed May 16, 2007
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Reaction to unionization of day care workers

Oswego, New York – Governor Spitzer's Executive Order aimed at giving the state's day care workers the right to unionize is coming under criticism from a Manhattan based conservative think tank.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Executive Director of the Empire Center for New York State Policy Edmund J. McMahon.

3:27am

Wed May 16, 2007
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NYS Senate Republicans call for major investment in the Upstate Economy

Syracuse, NY – The State Senate Republican Majority wants to tap into a special state fund to help revive Upstate New York's struggling economy.
State Senator John Defrancisco is among the co-sponsors. He spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

9:07am

Tue May 15, 2007
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Voters across New York are heading to the polls to vote on school district budgets and officials

Oswego, New York – New yorkers head to the polls today to vote on local school district budgets. The voting comes after state officials directed hundreds of millions of dollars in additional spending to schools. That has left some questioning whether schools have done enough to control spending and reduce taxes. WRVO's Richard Annal has more.....

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