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WAMC New York News
11:01 am
Thu September 11, 2003

Free Breakfast At Upstate Schools

Albany, NY – A settlement between New York's Attorney General and vitamin manufacturers is providing free breakfasts for thousands of
school children across upstate New York. WAMC's Brian Shields reports on the breakfast program called ABC.

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2:07 pm
Wed September 10, 2003

Vermont Governor to Head Regional Group

Montpelier, VT – Vermont Governor Jim Douglas has been elected chair of the regional New England Governors' Conference. The conference is an informal alliance of the 6 states that helps to promote and coordinate policy initiatives throughout the region. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
12:48 pm
Wed September 10, 2003

Church Abuse Settlement Reaction

Boston, MA – Yesterday's announcement by the Boston Archdiocese to pay $85 million to victims of sexual abuse by priests came after months of negotiations and a scandal that's haunted the Catholic church. As WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson reports, the reaction to the proposed settlement is still tentative, but largely positive.

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10:45 am
Wed September 10, 2003

No Smoking Law Challenged and Defended

Albany, NY – New York's statewide smoking ban remains a point of debate and court arguments six weeks after it became law. WAMC's Brian
Shields reports.

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10:06 am
Wed September 10, 2003

Hudson Propels Progressives at the Polls

Hudson, NY – The results from yesterday's Democratic primaries in New York could signify a sea change for Columbia County's City of Hudson, as well as spell out the fate of the planned St. Lawrence Cement plant. The incumbent mayor is down by two votes, and Progressive Democrats are wrestling control. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has the latest.

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3:31 pm
Tue September 9, 2003

Two Groups Ask NRC for Indian Point Fix

Buchanan, NY – Two watchdog groups are urging the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to shut down Indian Point until a certain safety issue is addressed. Indian Point's parents say they have already taken preventative measures. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.

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WAMC New York News
1:59 pm
Tue September 9, 2003

U.S. Intelligence Challenges After 9/11

Albany, NY – In the two years since September 11, 2001 U.S. intelligence operations have been focused on terrorism with much of the emphasis on Iraq and Afghanistan. WAMC's Brian Shields spoke to a former military intelligence officer about the challenges facing American intelligence operations
today.

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WAMC New York News
11:46 am
Tue September 9, 2003

Pittsfield Considers Streamlined Council

Pittsfield, MA – A long-brewing effort to change the city council structure in Berkshire County's biggest city will be voted on tonight. It could mean Pittsfield residents will get to vote on whether they feel their council needs to be restructured. Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.

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9:37 am
Tue September 9, 2003

Vermont Farmers Struggle to Find Hired Help

Plattsburgh, NY – Numerous Vermont dairy farmers are looking to hire people, but they're not finding a lot of takers for the long hours they need to fill. Some say those interested in working on farms are being drawn to other states where they can make more money. Or they lose employees to other seasonal businesses with better benefits. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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4:29 pm
Mon September 8, 2003

Medical Donors Honored

Albany, NY – A unique memorial service was held recently at an Albany cemetery. More than 200 people who donated their bodies to medical education were remembered by their families and members of the medical
community. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.

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