99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR FRIDAY, 7/3/09
CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE SAYS STIMULUS PACKAGE DOES NOT STIMULATE--Matt Doheny told the St.Lawrence County Conservative Committee Tuesday he believes tax cuts and controlling spending are the only effective economic recovery package. Doheney is a potential candidate for the 23rd District seat to be vacated by John Mc.Hugh if and when he is confirmed as Secretary of the Army.
ECSTASY LOAD AT BORDER BRINGS TWO ARRESTS--50-thousand pills of the club drug was found in the spare tire of a pickup heading into the US at the Massena Port of Entry Wednesday. 53-year-old MItchell David and 50-year-old Silas Benedict of Cornwall were both charged with Federal trafficking charges and turned over to Immigration for possible prosecution. The Courier-Observer says the use of an electronic scanning device turned up an abnormality in the tire that made agents suspicious. The ecstasy had a reported street value of about one million dollars.
MASSENA GM PLANT MAY BE DITCHED BY COMPANY--bloomberg.com reports the former Central Foundry may be one of the properties let go by the company in an attempt to avert environmental responsibility. Mohawks from adjacent Akwesasne say cleanup and fish re-stocking costs would be in the 200-million-dollar range.
FOUR OUT OF FIVE SUNY POTSDAM 'MOUNT EMMONS' RECIPIENTS THIS YEAR ARE LOCAL--The college announced yesterday the full-ride scholarship has been awarded to Torie Rose DeGhett of Potsdam, Noelle Mc.Call of Potsdam, Mark Shatraw of Canton, and Benjamin Schermerhorn of Gouverneur. The scholarship covers all costs for up to 3 years contingent upon a GPA of at least 3.25. The Mount Emmons Scholarship is the most prestigious SUNY Potsdam offers.
SLU PART OF 'NEW YORK SIX' CONSRTIUM--The University is part of a grant-funded initiative to look at ways to be more cost-effective and to learn from each other on student life and staff development. The other five campuses are Colgate, Hamilton, Union, Skidmore, and Hobart & William Smith. Hamilton was awarded the 100-thousand dollar grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation and will be the hub for the group.
Karl King--67--Norwood resident; arrangements are with Buck Funeral Home in Norwood. Graveside services 3pm July 9th at Garfield Cemetery, Potsdam.