99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR THURSDAY, 2/17/11
OWENS EXPLAINS 'NO' VOTE ON PATRIOT ACT EXTENSIONS--23rd Congressional District Representative Bill Owens told 99 News this week he voted against both the first and second go-rounds on the proposed extensions of counter-terrorist measures within the Act, because, primarily he feels the seizure by law enforcement of business records to include what books people take out of libraries, violates protections to intellectual freedom under the US Constitution. Despite the protest by Owens and others from both parties, the second vote passed Monday 275-144. The legislation now heads for the Senate where its future is uncertain.
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OGDENSBURG NATIVE, "HUMAN TARGET" STAR MARK VALLEY TO BE HOME FOR MILITARY RE-ENACTMENT ON LIGHTHOUSE POINT THIS WEEKEND
INTERNATIONAL HANK WILLIAMS SOCIETY AND FAN CLUB PRESIDENT JOHN WISE EXPLAINS WHY THE CLUB SUPPORTS 'HANKFEST,' SAYS WILLIAMS WAS A GENEROUS MAN WHO GAVE TO MANY CHARITIES ALSO
William Robert "Bob" Gollinger--80--Pierrepont. Services 11am Friday at French Funeral Home, Edwards. Calling hours today 2-4, 6-8pm
Lloyd Sheets--88--Waddington. Services 10am Saturday at Phillips Memorial Home, Waddington. Calling hours to be private.
Robert Burden--70--Goldsboro, NC resident. Services 10:30am today at Lawrence Funeral Home, Canton
Paul Phelix--62--Norfolk resident. Services at graveside in the spring at Visitation Cemetery, Norfolk. Celebration of Life Luncheon at Noon Saturday at Norfolk American Legion. Calling hours at Buck Funeral Home in Norfolk Friday 2-4, 6-8pm