Tristan O'Neill

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6:18 am
Mon June 18, 2012

James, Wade Pace Heat to Game 3 Win

Lebron James

Well it’s advantage Miami Heat right now in the NBA Finals…

Lebron James' layup – two of his game-high 29 points - helped the Heat rally from a 10-point second-half deficit to beat the Thunder 91-85.  Sound courtesy of ABC.  Dwayne Wade added 25 and Chris Bosh chipped in 10 for the Heat, who now leads the NBA Finals two-games-to-one.  Game 4 is tomorrow night in Miami.

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Sports
6:25 am
Fri June 15, 2012

James, Wade Lead Heat to Game 2 Win

Lebron James

Well the Miami Heat jumped out to another quick, double-digit lead last night - only this time they managed to hang on…

ABC had the coverage of Game 2 last night in Oklahoma City…

That fall-away kiss off the glass in the waning minutes, two of Lebron James’ team-high 32 points, helped the Heat fight off a late charge from the Thunder 100-96.  Miami’s win knots the NBA finals at one game apiece.  James says he thinks the young Thunder team will have no problem bouncing back from this home loss.  Game 3 is Sunday night in Miami.    

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New York News
7:51 am
Thu June 14, 2012

NY Lawmakers Back Parental Consent for Piercing

New York lawmakers have passed legislation that would require minors to get parental consent for body piercings other than their ears.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

Sponsors say that about a third of people with piercings get them before they turn 18, and complications like allergic reactions, skin infections, scars and discomfort are common.

Some piercing studios currently require written consent for minors. The law would require owners or operators to get a signed parental consent and keep that on file for a year.

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North Country News
6:43 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Nurses at VT’s Largest Hospital Dislike Offer

Unionized nurses at Vermont's largest hospital say they don't like Fletcher Allen Health Care's latest contract offer.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

The main dispute between the nurses at the Burlington hospital and the administration is over staffing levels and shift schedules.

The hospital wants to save money by having nurses work flexible schedules, but the nurses say the hospital's proposals will lead to inadequate staffing and unsafe conditions for patients.

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Sports
6:24 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Perfect in San Francisco!

Matt Cain

Matt Cain has thrown the first perfect game in Giants history, striking out 14 in a 10-nothing rout of the Astros.  Cain’s gem follows Phil Humber’s perfect Game for the White Sox on April 21st – marking just the 2nd time in history there have been two perfect games in the same season. 

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New York News
11:00 am
Sat June 2, 2012

Dredging Set to Start in Polluted Onondaga Lake

New York State environmental officials say dredging and capping pollution in Onondaga Lake will begin this summer.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

The work is part of a $451 million project at the Superfund site, where contamination has already been targeted with cleanups at industrial sites and improved wastewater treatment.

Decades of industrial activity poured mercury and other metals along with solvents and PCBs into the lake northwest of Syracuse.

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WAMC News
9:00 am
Sat June 2, 2012

Warming Gas Levels Hit 'Troubling Milestone'

Scientists say the world's air has reached a troubling new milestone for carbon dioxide, the main global warming pollutant.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

Monitoring stations across the Arctic are measuring more than 400 parts per million of the heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere. The number isn't quite a surprise because it's been rising at an accelerating pace.

Years ago, it passed the 350 ppm mark that many scientists say is the highest safe level for carbon dioxide. It now stands globally at 395.

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Sports
6:27 am
Fri June 1, 2012

WAMC's Daily Sports Wrap

Well the Thunder has put an emphatic end to the Spurs 20-game winning streak…

TNT had the coverage of Game 3 last night in Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant’s flush – two of his 22 points, helped lead the Thunder to a 102-82 dismantling of the Spurs.  Russell Westbrook added ten points, nine assists and seven boards, and Thabo Sefolosha chipped in career playoff highs of 19 points and six steals for the Thunder, who still trails in the Western Conference finals two-games-to-one.  Game 4 is tomorrow in Oklahoma City.

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New England News
7:14 am
Thu May 31, 2012

MA House Overrides Governor's Background Check Veto

The Massachusetts House of Representatives has voted to keep a bill that would require all employees of the state's Gaming Commission to be subject to full criminal background checks and drug screenings.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

State representatives voted unanimously Wednesday to override Governor Deval Patrick's veto on the measure.

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Sports
6:32 am
Thu May 31, 2012

WAMC's Daily Sports Wrap

Well the Celtics raced out to a 15-point first half lead… but it wasn’t enough…

ESPN had the coverage of Game 2 last night in Miami...

That Dwayne Wade three-point play, three of his 23 points, helped the Heat rally to beat the Celtics in overtime 115-111.  Lebron James poured in 34, and Mario Chalmers added 22 for Miami, who completed its biggest comeback win in franchise playoff history.  Rajon Rondo netted 44 points for the Celtics, who will host Game 3 tomorrow night in Boston. 

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