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Gen. David Petraeus testifying before a congressional committe in 2009 about U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Photo: Talk Radio News Service, CC some rights reserved
Gen. David Petraeus testifying before a congressional committe in 2009 about U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Photo: Talk Radio News Service, CC some rights reserved

The 8 O'Clock Hour, 11/19/12

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Marital fidelity is a sensitive subject for many in the military. Relationships are stressed by distance, frequent moves and the dangers of war. Gen. David Petraeus's admission that he had an extramarital affair has led some Fort Drum families to reflect on the difficulties of keeping their personal relationships whole - and their image among a public that often doesn't understand their culture.

The Obama administration is giving states an extra month to decide if they plan to create their own health care exchanges, the core of the new federal health care law. States were initially supposed to decide by last Friday. In states that don't do it themselves, the federal government plans to create exchanges. The deadline isn't an issue in New York.

Food is on many a mind as Thanksgiving approaches. Of course, there will be potatoes, squash, and green beans for the big meal. But what about something different?

An investment banker and securities broker from Saranac Lake has been barred from the securities industry for defrauding his customers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The weather is still just fine for lots of outdoor chores. You could still sneak in a little window-washing, or move a few more piles of brush and leaves.

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