99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR WEDNESDAY, 2/16/11
OWENS: OBAMA BUDGET INCONSISTENT--23rd Congressional District Representative Bill Owens says instead of a 'slash and burn' approach he feels the Obama Administration is taking to make cuts to programs for about 100 billion dollars in revenue, he prefers an across-the-board spending reduction of 2.5-3 percent. For example, the LIHEAP program, that helps needy people with their heating bills in the wintertime, would see a cut of about 3 billion dollars--about 50 percent of its budget under the Obama plan while some programs would see far less cuts. Owens says 'everyone knows there has to be spending cuts, and 2 and a half percent is manageable.
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ALISON POWER, SPOKESPERSON FOR FORMER CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE MATT DOHENY, TO BE ST.LAWRENCE COUNTY CHAMBER TOURISM, MARKETING, OUTREACH COORDINATOR
FORMER COMLINKS CEO NANCY REICH PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO CHARGES SHE RIPPED OFF AGENCY FOR 'LUXURY LIFESTYLE'
MASSENA TRUSTEES VOTE TO KEEP FLUORIDE IN WATER SUPPLY
STATE SENATE AG COMMITTEE CHAIR PATTY RITCHIE SAYS FARM VIABILITY INSTITUTE ESSENTIAL TO THE ECONOMY, SHOULD NOT BE CUT
CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION ECONOMIST SAYS HAVING RENDERING PLANT IN BRIER HILL A 'GODSEND' FOR LOCAL FARMERS
Elizabeth Pearson--86--Chesterton, IN, former Potsdam resident. Services 11am Saturday at St.Mary's Church, Potsdam. Calling hours Friday 1-4pm at Garner Funeral Home, Potsdam.
Robert Mott--91--Massena. Services 10am Friday at Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop. Calling hours Thursday 2-4, 6-8pm.