99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR MONDAY, 3/15/10
PRISON GENERATES 2.1 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR FOR CLAXTON-HEPBURN MEDICAL CENTER, CEO SAYS--Mark Webster spoke at a rally Friday in support of keeping Ogdensburg Correctional Facility open. Webster says for New York being viewed from outside as a 'rich' state, New York in fact has the second-poorest hospitals in the nation...one up from Mississippi.
STOLEN SHOPPING CART COMPLAINT BRINGS SERIOUS DRUNKEN DRIVING ARREST IN POTSDAM--19-year-old Bradley Crump of Massena was arrested early Sunday morning by Potsdam Police after they spotted a pick-up carrying a shopping cart reported stolen from Potsdam Wal-Mart. Crump allegedly refused to take the breath test at the scene, but was later found to have a BAC of .18%...more than twice the limit. He was charged with Aggravated DWI-Refusal and released to appear in court later this month. Two people with Crump were turned over to state police for the alleged shopping cart theft.
BARCLAY WILL NOT RUN FOR 23RD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT THIS YEAR--The Pulaski-based Assemblyman has reportedly opted to run for re-election to his Assembly seat. Barclay spoke at the Ogdensburg rally Friday, hinting at his staying in Albany...'as long as there's a Barclay in Albany, that prison will stay open.' Barclay's father, former State Senator H.Douglas Barclay, was instrumental in getting Ogdensburg Correctional sited in the early 1980's.
Louis Vari--78--Potsdam. Services 3pm Tuesday at Buck Funeral Home, Norwood. Calling hours Tuesday 1-3pm.