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WAMC New York News
11:57 am
Thu February 9, 2006

Dylan Rehearses at Bardavon

Poughkeepsie, NY – Musician Bob Dylan, who is considered one of the greatest songwriters of all time, spent several days working on a new album in Dutchess County.
WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Deborah Runcie has more.

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WAMC New England News
11:53 am
Thu February 9, 2006

Pcb clean-up to resume

Pittsfield, MA – Excavation work unrelated to the cleanup of GE PCBs from the Housatonic River in Pittsfield unearthed a previously undiscovered General Electric PCB dump site. Some clean-up work was conducted then and now, Massachusetts state and federal agencies are set to oversee a second clean-up round at the site.

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WAMC New England News
11:41 am
Thu February 9, 2006

Vermont Sues to Stop Test Burn of Tire-Derived Fuel at Paper Plant

Montpelier, VT – Vermont's Attorney General has filed suit against International Paper and the state of New York over I-P's plan to conduct a test burn of tire-derived fuel at its Ticonderoga paper mill. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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11:40 am
Thu February 9, 2006

Word For The Wise #2914

Albany, NY – Word For The Wise #2914--02/09/06: Warrantless and unwarranted searches

WAMC New England News
11:35 am
Thu February 9, 2006

Springfield Tries to Control Crime with Selection of New Police Commissioner

SPRINGFIELD, MA – In recent years, Springfield has been perhaps known more for crime than anything else. Now the city is trying to turn things around with the appointment of the city's first police commissioner. But many in the police department oppose the selection of Edward Flynn.

As WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports, the new top cop has his work cut out for him.

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WAMC New York News
11:01 am
Thu February 9, 2006

State to fund stem cell research

Troy, NY – Leading New York lawmakers agreed late Wednesday to heed a call by 17 of the state's leading research institutions to create a state stem cell research fund. While lawmakers decide how much money to dedicate to the research, scientists and researchers in the Capital Region are already making major progress in a field they say could have major medical and economic benefits.

WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports.

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WAMC New York News
10:37 am
Thu February 9, 2006

No resolution of civil confinement controversy

Albany, NY – A joint legislative conference committee on the civil confinement of sexual predators bogged down over the definition of who exactly would be subject to involuntary commitment to a mental health facility.

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WAMC New York News
10:14 am
Thu February 9, 2006

WalMart Proposes Saranac Lake Super-Center

Saranac Lake, NY – Retail giant Wal-Mart has announced its interest in building a 121-thousand square foot super-center in the village of Saranac Lake. Most in the community agree there's a need for a major retailer, but some are unnerved by the size of the store WalMart is proposing. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New York News
4:52 am
Thu February 9, 2006

Cancer deaths on the decline

Albany, NY – The American Cancer Society says the number of cancer deaths in the United States is showing a history-making decline for the first time in 70 years. The organization predicts 565,000 cancer deaths in the country this year--a number anti-smoking and cancer prevention awareness campaigns are helping to lower. In New York's Capital Region those campaigns are going strong, with signs of getting stronger.

WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports.

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