99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR TUESDAY, 2/9/10
RUSSELL: SOME BUDGET CUTS MAKE NO SENSE--Assemblywoman Addie Russell says proposed cuts to state parks, either shutting some down or cutting back on seasons and open hours, is ill-advised because the parks generate revenue, they generate that revenue at the same time they pay their expenses, and they are in demand. Russell says they also generate dollars through park-related hospitality, food, fuel, supplies, etc., and the jobs those businesses support.
CANTON CHANGE THEFTS INVESTIGATED--State Police and St.Lawrence County Sheriff's Detectives are looking into a rash of break-ins and thefts from residences in Canton late last month and early this month. A large quantity of nickels, dimes, and quarters was stolen; also two one-hundred-dollar bills, some 50-cent pieces, and some Sacagawea dollars.
DRUG OVERDOSE BLAMED FOR NORFOLK CRASH--State Police say 46-year-old Francis Browning drove off Route 56 Sunday afternoon, taking his vehicle into a utility pole. Troopers say Browning admitted to taking a higher-than-prescribed muscle relaxant and fell asleep. Browning was charged with DWAI-Drugs and several other charges answerable in Town Court.
PRIEST, PRINCIPAL TO SKYDIVE IN PUBLICITY STUNT--Mary Ann Jadlos, Principal of St.Mary's School in Canton, and Pastor Father Doug Lucia have volunteered to skydive this Spring to raise awareness for Catholic Schools and to break down the image Catholic schools, and the Church in general has no sense of humor, is boring, and has no sense of adventure.
THIS CONTEST BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE LETTER 'K'--Potsdam Kiwanis Club will be selling tickets soon for predictions on the time and date a 300-pound 'K' fabricated by Seaway Tech metal-working student Dustin Miner will fall through the ice. The 'K' will be placed on the Racquette River as soon as the ice is safe enough to trod. The 'K' will be attached to a buoy so it can be retrieved and used over and over; a closed-circuit camera will record the exact time and date. The player closest to the mark will get a piece of the proceeds--estimated to be about a thousand dollars.
Geraldine Greer--81--Norwood. Services 10am Thursday at St.Andrew's Church, Norwood. Calling hours at Buck Funeral Home, Norwood Wednesday 4-7pm.