2:48pm

Thu March 4, 2010
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Gillibrand Pushes for Origin Labeling on Dairy Products

Oswego, NY – New York's diary farmers are supporting a proposal that would ensure consumers know where their dairy products come from.

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing for legislation that would require country of origin labeling on all dairy products including yogurt, ice cream and cheese. The current labeling law applies to nuts, fruits, vegetables, meats and seafood.

Eric Ooms, of the New York Farm Bureau, said if the cost of processing the labels gets passed onto consumers, it would not be much.

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2:44pm

Thu March 4, 2010
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Ford Will Not Run Against Gillibrand

Oswego, NY – U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand appears to have benefited from the talk of a primary challenge.

A new poll from Marist College finds that Gillibrand's approval ratings rose over the last month.

The Marist poll finds her with a large lead over Harold Ford, the former congressman who thought about fighting a democratic party primary against her.

Ford said this week he would not run.

Gillibrand holds large leads in the poll against any republican challenger, except one.

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2:40pm

Thu March 4, 2010
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Joanie Mahoney Delivers Good News and Bad about Onondaga County Jobs

Oswego, NY – Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney delivered good news and bad news during her State Of The County Address last night at Onondaga Community College.

She said if the economy does not rapidly improve, the county will likely have to make more job cuts to balance next year's budget.

Mahoney said the county balanced this year's budget through strict cutbacks, which included hiring freezes, limited travel and reduced supply orders.

Mahoney asked union representatives to help her get through the difficult year.

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2:08pm

Thu March 4, 2010
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Sen. Valesky Helps to Keep Parks and Historical Sites Open

Oswego, NY – Parks advocates are telling the governor and lawmakers to look elsewhere for budget savings.

Protesters rallied in Albany yesterday to save state parks and historical sites, including several in Central N.Y.

Syracuse area state Sen. Dave Valesky spoke at the rally. He said this office has been getting a lot of mail and phone calls from people who do not want the parks and sites to close.

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8:51am

Thu March 4, 2010
Newscast

WRVO's Regional Morning Newscast for March 4, 2010

Oswego, NY – Gov. Paterson charged with ethics violation. Parks advocates rally in Albany. 10 percent of Central New Yorkers has been diagnosed with diabetes.

7:52am

Thu March 4, 2010
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Oswego County Lawmakers Say Nuke Plants Don't Pay Enough

Oswego, NY – The nuclear power plants near Oswego are among the largest taxpayers to Oswego County. How the county and other local governments collect those taxes is up for negotiation. WRVO's Ryan Morden has more.

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7:20am

Thu March 4, 2010

WRVO's Regional AM Weather Forecast for March 4, 2010

Oswego, NY – Today's Weather: possible flurries and wind. High at 36.

5:09am

Thu March 4, 2010
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Gov. Paterson Faces Ethics Charges for World Series Tickets

Albany, NY – Governor David Paterson says he's innocent of charges by a state ethics panel that found he broke the public officers law when he accepted free tickets to Yankee stadium for a World Series game. The governor tried Wednesday to conduct state business in an atmosphere of uncertainty.

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1:45pm

Wed March 3, 2010
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NY Medical Schools Speak To Their Value

Oswego, NY – As lawmakers plan to cut money for a number of medical programs, the state's medical schools are speaking out.

Representatives from SUNY Upstate Medical University joined with other schools in urging legislators to restore cuts that they say weaken the state's academic medical centers. Programs at stake include Doctors Across New York, which places young doctors in rural areas, as well as a program that supports spinal cord research.

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7:50am

Wed March 3, 2010

WRVO's Regional AM Weather Forecast for March 3, 2010

Oswego, NY – Today's Weather: perhaps some light flurries and breezy conditions. High at 36.

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