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4:08pm

Mon April 28, 2003
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Schumer: Can the Spam

Washington – Democrat Charles Schumer will introduce legislation today that would impose penalities on those who send unsolicited bulk e-mails.

His law would allow internet users to sign up for a "no spam" list, similar to the state's Do Not Call Registry.

Violators could be fined up to $5,000.

The average e-mail user receives 1,000 spam messages per year.

12:33pm

Mon April 28, 2003
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Fort Drum Soldier Faces Court Martial

Fort Drum, NY – A Fort Drum soldier faces a court martial for refusing to receive the anthrax vaccine.

26 year old Kamila Iwanowska says she resisted getting the shots on relgious and medical grounds. Military prosecutors say she refused to obey a lawful order.

The trial will begin in 2 weeks.

The Pentagon insists that the anthrax vaccinations are safe. Severe reactions develop in one in 100,000 vaccinations.

10:58am

Mon April 28, 2003
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Albany: Budget Progress and Earth Day Protest

Albany, NY – Governor Pataki and legislative leaders will meet again today.

Schools may get an I.O.U from the state legislature this week when both houses restore nearly $ 2 billion in education cuts in Pataki's budget.

Districts must present budgets to voters soon, taking the cuts into account.

Also brewing at the state capitol today, a major Earth Day rally. A coalition of more than 50 environmental groups will hold their lobby day today.

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11:24am

Wed April 2, 2003
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Visiting Professor from Cuba on War, Women, and Castro

Oswego, NY – Graciela Gonzalez Olmedo is a visiting professor from the University of Havana in Cuba.

She spoke with WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen about Cuban's views of war in Iraq, the role of women in Castro's Cuba, and the recent crackdown on dissenters in her native country.

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(Translation is by Eugenio Basualdo.)

4:33pm

Mon March 31, 2003
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Peace Movement in CNY Grows

Syracuse, NY – Central New York peace activists say the anti-war movement in the region seems to be growing.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen has the story.

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2:31pm

Mon March 31, 2003
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Peace Movement in CNY Grows

Syracuse, NY – Central New York peace activists say the anti-war movement in the region seems to be growing.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen has the story.

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11:52am

Mon March 31, 2003
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Peace Movement in CNY Grows

Syracuse, NY – Central New York peace activists say the anti-war movement in the region seems to be growing.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen has the story.

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10:09am

Mon March 31, 2003
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Peace Movement in CNY Grows

Syracuse, NY – Central New York peace activists say the anti-war movement in the region seems to be growing.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen has the story.

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2:48pm

Thu March 27, 2003
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Feature: Analyzing Al Jazeera

Syracuse, NY – In the early days of the conflict with Iraq, footage shot by Arab TV network Al Jazeera was a staple on news outlets in the United States.

Now that coverage has all but vanished.

Al Jazeera's English language website has also had problems. First, too many hits crashed the site. Then hackers, apparently upset with graphic footage of casualties, sabotaged the site.

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3:15pm

Wed March 26, 2003
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"The Boys From Syracuse" are Ready to Go

Mattydale, NY – Reservists from the 174th Fighter Wing in Syracuse have just completed six months of training with newer, faster attack planes.

Officials at the base say they're ready to deploy at a moments notice.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen visited the base and spoke with the base commander about what role the "Boys From Syracuse" might play in the Iraqi conflict and when they may be deployed.

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10:42am

Wed March 26, 2003
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Local Officials Are Prepared for Terrorism

Oswego, NY – The heightened homeland terror alert issued with the start of the war in Iraq has prompted local officials to assess the resources the level of preparedness need to respond to a crisis or disaster.

WRVO' Allessandra Messore reports that Oswego, like many cities across New York are reviewing their local emergency plans.

She visited with city officials and has this report.

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12:14pm

Tue March 25, 2003
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Feature: Media Coverage of Iraqi Conflict

Syracuse, NY – Much has changed since the first Gulf War.

In the early 90's, very few people had internet access, there was no Al Jazeera, and there was only one 24 hour cable news network.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen spoke with media critic Joan Deppa from Syracuse University's Newhous School of Public Communications about the trends and how this war is forever changing coverage of armed conflict.

9:33am

Tue March 25, 2003
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Fort Drum to Deploy Thousands Over the Next Month

Watertown, NY – Officials at Fort Drum say close to 4,000 troops will be deployed over the next few weeks.

About a thousand soliders from the Northern New York base were deployed recently.

They'll support Central Command in the war on terrorism.

Fort Drum spokesman Brian Hilferty says troops will also be deployed to Iraq.

For security reasons, the base will be announcing the deployments only after troops have departed.

To learn more about the 10th Mountain Division and Fort drum:

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4:41pm

Thu March 13, 2003
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Special: Does NY's Pension Fund Invest in Terror?

Albany, NY – A California-based think tank says over 400 publicly traded firms do business and supply technology to countries that support
terrorism.

The Claremont Insititure has sent letters to the comptrollers of all 50 states asking them to examine which companies their pension funds are invested in and whether they may be unwittingly supporting terrorism.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen took a look at the issue... and at New York's pension fund.

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10:37am

Thu March 13, 2003
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Feature Report: Oswego's Proposed Windmill Farm

Oswego, NY – Oswego may soon become home to the United States' largest windmill farm.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen explores the impact such a project might have on the region.

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2:34pm

Thu February 27, 2003
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Governor Reviews Fire Codes in Response to RI Fire

New York – Fire agencies in New York have been directed by Governor Pataki to review fire codees and procedures in response to the deadly nightclub fire in Warwick, Rhode Island.

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9:02am

Thu February 27, 2003
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Larry Cohen's Commentary on Tragedy

New York – It seems that these past few weeks have been filled with disasters both in the sky and on the ground.

Larry Cohen assures us that tragedies have been the subject of some of the great thinkers of earlier generations.

10:30am

Wed February 12, 2003
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Feature Interview: Scars of a Childhood

Oswego, NY – WRVO's Chris Ulanowski speaks to some African Americans who grew up in the segregated South.

3:53pm

Thu January 30, 2003
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Feature: Crow Shoot in Auburn Fires Up Controversy

Auburn, NY – Hunters will gather in Auburn this weekend for a crow shooting tournament.

Organizers of the shoot say it will be a fund event to raise money for charity.

Opponents call it mean-spirited and pointless.

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1:48pm

Thu January 30, 2003
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Highlights from Governor Pataki's Budget Presentation

Albany, NY – In order to drag New York out of the fiscal doldrums, Governor Pataki made some hard budgetary suggestions yesterday.

Medicaid and education funds would be cut by about $1.2 billion a piece. Bearing the brunt of these cuts would be teaching hospitals, nursing homes, and struggling public school districts.

Sales tax exmeptions on some clothing and shoes would be eliminated.

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4:06pm

Tue January 28, 2003
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Special Feature: Help for Utica Refugee Population

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12:28pm

Tue January 28, 2003
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Standoff Between Police Chief and State Troopers

Canastota, NY – The standoff continues between a Mohawk Valley police chief and state troopers.

39 year old Guy Blasier barricaded himself inside his house yesterday after a dispute with his wife.

His wife called police claiming Blasier had physically assaulted her.

Blasier is the chief of police in Canastota.

Authorities say Blasier is holding no hostages. He is alone in his home along the south shore of Oneida Lake.

They will not discuss the details of the domestic incident.

10:21am

Fri January 24, 2003
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Salt Supplies

Oswego, NY – If the inclement weather continues much longer, some localities may run out of rock salt.

As WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen reports, they may have to turn to the Port Authority in Oswego to restock their stores.

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9:00am

Wed January 22, 2003
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Special Report: 30 Years Since Roe v. Wade

New York – Wednesday marks the 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion in the United States.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen takes a look at how that decision affected New York, and how the debate has changed in the past 30 years.

9:56am

Tue January 21, 2003
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Frostbite Warning

Central New York – Cold weather means an increased risk of frostbite.

Public health officials all across upstate New York are asking citizens to be extra vigilant about wearing proper outdoor clothing.

Here are some things you can do to prevent frostbite:

- Wear many loose layers of warm clothing. Do not wear tight clothes that can cut off cirulation.

- Keep hands and feet covered at all times when outside. Wear heavy socks and boots that cover above the ankle. Wear gloves or mittens or a combination of both.

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2:12pm

Mon January 20, 2003
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Possible Statewide Smoking Ban Could Affect Local Law

Albany, NY – The state legislature will likely consider strengthening the state's indoor air laws this session. Bills addressing a ban on smoking in public will likely be presented in the next few weeks.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen reports that a state law would void any county-level law already on the books.

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11:23am

Fri January 17, 2003
Science

Ants in Space

Syracuse, NY –
The Space Shuttle Columbia blasted off into Space Thursday carrying a science experiment developed by students at Syracuse's Fowler High School. The project is aimed at determining the effect of zero-gravity on the behavior of ants.
Syracuse University's L-C Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science is assisting the Fowler students. Associate Dean Eric Spina explained the significance of the project to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

10:00am

Fri January 17, 2003
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Special Feature: How Do People React to the Cold?

Oswego, N.Y. – Central New York is experiencing what some forecasters predict will be the area's most bitter-cold weather in several years.
As the cold continues to sweep down from Canada, weather experts advise residents to keep warm and try to avoid lake effect snow.
WRVO's Allessandra Messore tells how residents cope with the weather and what advice they have to offer.

1:55pm

Tue January 14, 2003
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Utica School Board May Hire Consultant

Utica, NY – The Utica School Board will consider hiring an outside consultant to help cut costs.

School Board President D.Victor Pellegrino says the financial advocate would help the district restore it's credit rating. In November, Moody's Investor Services warned the Utica school district that it was facing junk bond status.

Superintendent Daniel Lowengard says the district is cutting costs daily. He says the only solution to the schools fiscal problems is more state aid.

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1:46pm

Tue January 14, 2003
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Latest on the Destiny USA Project

Syracuse, NY – The Pyramid comapnies says small businesses will get the same opportunities as big chains when it comes to locating in or working on the Destiny USA mega-mall project.

Pyramid Executive Mike Lorenz says the company is working with small businesses on a daily basis. He says Pyramid may partner with the Syracuse Chamber of Commerce to hold a series of workshops for small businesses who want to be involved in the Destiny USA project.

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