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A new blood test for people in their 70s can detect who will develop Alzheimer's disease. A positive result could help people prepare. But since there's no treatment, will people really want to know?
Since the 1970s, hallucinogens have been classified as Schedule I drugs, indicating they have no medical use. But researchers say there are benefits and that work must continue.
An intense search and unusual revelations have not yet told us what happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a Boeing jet with 239 people aboard.
A local official says he was detained and tortured by the Communist Party after being accused of taking bribes. The Associated Press reports these investigations occur without judicial oversight.
A new report finds that anti-Roma sentiment and anti-Semitism is accelerating in the country, along with the rise of paramilitary and extremist groups.
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Jul 26, 2007 — Governor Spitzer tries to steer talk away from what's come to be called "Trooper Gate"... Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy issues a subpoena for White House political operative a subpoena... And we hear about a friendly milking competiton between town supervisors at the Essex County Fair. Go to full article
by Dale Hobson
Jul 26, 2007 — It was a sweltering night in the Fields coffeehouse in Potsdam, with a loud buzz of traffic, fans, ice-grinders and table talk competing for the microphone--but that didn't deter folks from coming out to hear a group reading by members of SLAP, the St. Lawrence Area Poets. Dale Hobson sat down with SLAP member JeanMarie Martello to find out more about the new writers' group. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Jul 26, 2007 — We talk about leaving an arts legacy with teachers, students, mentors and protégés. At Schroon Falls Farm, art and garden design are a family affair. We chat with a fiber artist from St. Lawrence County who works with young people. Choreographer Rebecca Kelly, who calls the North Country home in the summer months, tells us about her early years as a dance student. St. Lawrence Area Poets (SLAP) talk about receiving and passing the torch on Giving Voice, and musician/composer Sue Grimm pays tribute to her musical mentors. Gwen Tracy and her father, guitarist Jim Tracy, join us live with a mix of jug band, old-time and '60s era music. Go to full article
by Karen DeWitt
Jul 26, 2007 — State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno, says the scandal that resulted in the disciplining of two top Spitzer aides is not going to go away any time soon. The Senator says... Go to full article
by Chris Knight
Jul 25, 2007 — State Senator Betty Little says she was upset to hear a report from the state Attorney General that a pair of high-ranking aides to Governor Eliot Spitzer conspired in a plot... Go to full article
Jul 25, 2007 — The New York State Attorney General's investigation of Governor Eliot Spitzer's Administration found two high-level staffers used State Police to put together reports on the... Go to full article