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WAMC New York News
2:52 pm
Thu October 21, 2004

Officials Look North to Relieve Vaccine Shortage

Plattsburgh, NY – Vermont Governor James Douglas has sent a letter to US Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson urging the federal government to approve the importation of one-point-two million doses of flu vaccine from I-D BioMedical in Quebec. Members of the Douglas administration have been working with the company to find a way to get the medicine. But any deal is dependant on federal approval... and that is yet to be forthcoming. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
2:13 pm
Thu October 21, 2004

Police Encourage Minority Prospects

Albany, NY – The Schenectady Police Department is working to recruit minorities and women to take an upcoming civil service exam to become a police officer. WAMC's Senior Correspondent Brian Shields says the goal is to have the department reflect the diversity of the city.

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WAMC New York News
2:12 pm
Thu October 21, 2004

Berkshire Theater Presents Renovation Plans

Pittsfield, MA – A theater in Berkshire County that's thought to be a linchpin for economic turnaround presented revised plans to the community last night. The once-grand theater has been empty for decades but plans on reopening in two years. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.

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WAMC New York News
4:37 pm
Wed October 20, 2004

Massachusetts Licenses Harder to Counterfeit

Boston, MA – Massachusetts unveiled plans for new drivers licenses today, in the hopes of cracking down on identity theft. The move comes as Congress considers making changes to IDs on a national level. WAMC's Kelly Wilkinson has more.

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WAMC New York News
4:36 pm
Wed October 20, 2004

New SUNY Grant Aims to Prevent Binge Drinking

Plattsburgh, NY – The State University of New York has received a 100-thousand dollar grant to launch a campaign against binge drinking throughout the college system. The Century Council, a non-profit education agency funded by distillers, is providing the funds to SUNY. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley filed this report.

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WAMC New York News
4:35 pm
Wed October 20, 2004

CT Holds Hearings Over Flu Vaccine Shortage

Hudson, NY – Connecticut lawmakers heard more than three hours of testimony today from public health officials about how they plan to deal with the shortage of flu vaccines this year. WAMC's Connecticut Correspondent Av Harris has the story.

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WAMC New York News
3:06 pm
Wed October 20, 2004

NY Senate Candidates Debate

Ithaca, NY – Three candidates for the U.S. Senate in New York, met for another debate last night in Ithaca. WAMC's Senior Correspondent Brian Shields reports.

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WAMC New York News
12:47 pm
Wed October 20, 2004

Judge Dismisses Acid Rain Reg Challenge

Albany, NY – A New York State judge has dismissed a challenge to the state's air pollution regulations aimed at reducing acid rain. Labor unions and industry groups had sought to have them invalidated just days after the state had mandated their implementation under emergency rules last August. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
12:46 pm
Wed October 20, 2004

Police Must Still Check for Racial Profiling

Stockbridge, MA – A order for Massachusetts cities and towns to check for racial profiling was upheld yesterday. More than one hundred towns had filed an appeal that would have exempted them from colleting data, but the Attorney General only granted two appeals -- one of which was for the town of Stockbridge in Berkshire County. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.

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WAMC New York News
4:41 pm
Tue October 19, 2004

Company Files for Bankruptcy after MA Sues

Boston, MA – A company that manufactures body armor for police is filing for Chapter 11. Massachusetts was among several states that had sued the company. More from WAMC's Kelly Wilkinson.

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