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WAMC New England News
11:30 am
Fri December 22, 2006

Massachusetts Lawmaker Wants to Ban Trans Fat from Restaurants

Boston, MA – First it was New York city, and now Massachusetts may be the next battle ground for legislation that would ban trans fats in restaurants. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has that story.

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WAMC New England News
10:33 am
Fri December 22, 2006

Preliminary Environmental Report On Vermont Yankee License Extension Positive

Vernon, VT – A preliminary report from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ruled it would be environmentally safe for the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant to extend its licence for twenty years. Opponents of continued operation of the nuclear plant disagree. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New York News
10:33 am
Fri December 22, 2006

Series Part 5: Health Insurance Reform

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In Our Backyard
6:17 am
Fri December 22, 2006

In Our Backyard #85

Albany, NY – Coming up on In Our Backyard: Ward tackles a moose, witnesses a skunk, holds forth on turtles, unpacks toxics and reports on recycling. Plus, he answers your letters. The guy is unstoppable. Its all coming up on In Our Backyard, with the "Ever-Ready Bunny" we know as Ward Stone. Air Date: 12/18/2006

WAMC New York News
3:48 am
Fri December 22, 2006

Hevesi resigns in plea deal

Albany, NY – New York State's chief financial officer has pleaded guilty to defrauding the state, by using state employees to chauffeur his ailing wife. State Comptroller Alan Hevesi resigned his post effective Friday in a plea deal with the Albany County District Attorney's office. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein was at the county court this morning to hear the plea:

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WAMC New York News
1:24 am
Fri December 22, 2006

Alan Hevesi Pleads Guity

Albany, NY – New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi pleaded guilty to a felony and resigned from his job, at an appearance in court in Albany Friday. Capital Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports.

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The Roundtable
12:16 am
Fri December 22, 2006

Judy Barnes' Essay - Thank You Notes 12.22.06

Albany, NY – Even if you haven't picked up Emily Post in ages, the holidays aren't over until a pretty little pile of hand-written thank you notes are on their way to the post office. That's a lesson that Judy Barnes' mother taught her at an early age. Today, Judy looks back on her mother's kind spirit, gracious nature, and unconditional love for her family.

WAMC New York News
11:48 am
Thu December 21, 2006

New York State Announces Grant For Boat Launch in Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh, NY – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that the city of Plattsburgh will receive a 700-thousand dollar grant from state Environmental Protection Funds to develop a new boat launch facility. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New York News
4:50 am
Thu December 21, 2006

Renegades to stay 10 years

Kingston, NY – After two years of wrangling, Dutchess County and its minor-league baseball team have finally signed a lease agreement for Renegades stadium. WAMC's Julia Taylor reports.

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Vox Pop
3:48 am
Thu December 21, 2006

Science Forum 12/21/06

Albany, NY – Exploding pasta water, pesky garlic smells and hot foods. Yes, it must be another Vox Pop Science Forum! Host Greg Dahlmann welcomes a panel of eminent local scientists for a Q & A with WAMC listeners.

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