99 NEWS FOR TUESDAY, 12/6/11
RACE FOR WATER MONITORING TECHNOLOGY COMPARED BY CLARKSON PRESIDENT TO THE “SPACE RACE”--Dr. Tony Collins told reporters Monday after the announcement of a “green data” center to be placed in a renovated Old Main building that the world “runs on water,” that Clarkson is poised to be the world leader in the technology that will track the use and contents of the global water supply. The center with funding from both the state and IBM will be the data hub for the study of aquatic ecosystems.
TWO FATAL ACCIDENTS—75-year-old Warnetta Gowing of Potsdam perished from injuries sustained in a crash on Route 11 in the Town of Stockholm Sunday evening. 63-year-old Frank Martin of Lisbon received fatal injuries in an SUV crash on Route 37 in the Town of Alexandria, Jefferson County. Investigations of both fatalities continue, pending autopsy results.
STATE JUDGE RULES IN FAVOR OF VICTIM IN 2008 MASSENA KNIFE INCIDENT—Justice David Demarest has awarded over 2.3 million-dollars in damages to Andrew Lesperance of Ogdensburg, who was emasculated, disemboweled, and nearly killed by Harry Klages II in a January, 2008 incident in Massena. Klages is now serving state prison time
POTSDAM TRUSTEES VOTE 4-1 MONDAY IN FAVO OF STUDYING COURT CONSOLIDATION WITH TOWN; TRUSTEE RUTH GARNER VOTES NO SAYING THE PROPOSAL IS “NEBULOUS”
SUNY CANTON FORMS TASK FORCE TO LOOK AT SHARED SERVICES WITH SUNY POTSDAM AND POSSIBLY OTHER CAMPUSES, AS A RESPONSE TO SUNY TRUSTEES DECISION TO HOLD OFF ON CONSOLIDATING PRESIDENCIES WHILE THE STUDY TAKES PLACE
Vivian “Peggy” Tiernan—74—Russell, formerly of Hermon. Services 1pm Wednesday at St.Henry's Church, Dekalb. Calling hours today at the O'Leary Funeral Home, US Route 11 Canton 2-4, 7-9pm
Phyllis Sharp—86—Potsdam. Services 3pm Thursday at Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena. Calling hour before the service 2-3pm.