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All Before Five: 3/26/08

A salmonella recall leads to warnings from a North Country hospital... Despite scandal and bad press, state Democrats continue their push to take control of the state Senate from Republicans... And a $200,000 court-ordered fine prompts an Adirondack boat house owner to appeal the decision.  Go to full article

Fierce Norovirus outbreaks in North Country reflect national trends

Over the last month, two Norovirus outbreaks in the North Country have made more than four hundred people sick, causing severe vomiting and diahhrea. The most recent case has been linked to the Great Escape waterpark in Queensbury. Four families have filed a lawsuit against the park's owners. During another outbreak at the Horace Nye nursing home in Elizabethtown, three elderly patients died. Brian Mann called a scientist at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta to find out what a Norovirus is and why these outbreaks are so difficult to contain. He spoke with Dr. Marc-Alain Widdowson, a senior science fellow.  Go to full article

Judge admonishes "boathouse" owner

A state Supreme Court judge has fined and admonished a lakefront property owner in the Adirondacks for building a "floating boathouse" without a permit. In a March 13 ruling, Judge David Demarest assessed a $200,000 fine on J. David Beneke, who owns a waterfront lot on Upper Saranac Lake, to cover legal fees incurred by the Town of Santa Clara in the case. As Chris Knight reports, Beneke's lawyer is asking the state's highest court to hear the case.  Go to full article

Poll finds growing support for GOP control of Senate

The change in the New York governor's seat from Eliot Spitzer to David Paterson may have an effect on whether Republicans keep control of the State Senate after this year's...  Go to full article

Key Tri-Lakes kidney doctor dies suddenly

The doctor who established the Renal Dialysis Treatment Center in the Tri-Lakes area died abruptly this week. Dr. David Thomashow, age 63, was found in his car on Sunday. ...  Go to full article
1,200 shoes arranged in piles and paths in the "No More Empty Shoes" exhibit.

Art with a message: don?t smoke

The art gallery at Ogdensburg Free Academy is filled with shoes. The 1,200 tattered sneakers, shiny pumps and faded work boots represent the number of people who die...  Go to full article