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All Before 5: 6/1/07

Federal authorities want to know how a man with dangerous TB crossed the border north of Plattsburgh... corn producton for ethanol means less farmland conservation, more pollution... and poet Maurice Kenny on his friend and mentor, Mohawk elder and naturalist Ray Fadden are Heard Up North  Go to full article

Probes underway into North Country TB border lapse

Federal officials say a border agent in Champlain, north of Plattsburgh, has been reassigned after allowing a man with a dangerous strain of tuberculosis into the US. The Department of Homeland Security has begun an investigation into the apparent lapse. Senator Charles Schumer is now calling for an independent probe. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Facing more funerals, Fort Drum will change soldier memorial policy

Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division who die in Iraq and Afghanistan will no longer receive individual memorials at Fort Drum. Army officials announced this week that the base will hold monthly memorial services to honor the sacrifice of service-men and service-women. Brian Mann spoke with Lt. Colonel Paul Fitzpatrick, who says the shift isn't tied to rising casualty rates.  Go to full article

Closing the housing gap around Fort Drum

In mid-June, Senator Hillary Clinton touted a vote in the Armed Services Committee that would funnel almost $350 million to the base. A week before that, Fort Drum got $357...  Go to full article

Corn ethanol: farmland conservation takes a back seat

Federal farmland conservation program have saved water, soil and wildlife through simple set-asides. That's when farmers get paid to take some cropland out of production. ...  Go to full article

Unearthing history in Sackets Harbor

A section of a nearly 200-year-old fortification has been unearthed in Sackets Harbor, a key American stronghold during the War of 1812. Jefferson County historian and...  Go to full article

Preview: Ostentatious Poverty in Burlington

A new musical theatre work debuts in Burlington this weekend. Ostentatious Poverty mingles idioms from jazz, economic theory and the theatre. It's part of the...  Go to full article
Michele Tauber and Robert K. Johansen in <i>The Unexpected Guest</i>. Photo by Alex Ottaviano

Theatre review: The Unexpected Guest at Syracuse Stage

The Unexpected Guest is the final offering of the season at Syracuse Stage and runs through June 10. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended a recent performance...  Go to full article