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U.S. Rep. Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh)
U.S. Rep. Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh)

Owens: no "troops on the ground," undecided on Syria authorization

President Barack Obama is trying to convince Congress that the U.S. should take military action against Syria's regime. Administration officials say President Bashar Assad's forces used chemical weapons on their own people last month near Damascus.

After senior administration officials briefed dozens of members of Congress Sunday, there were some Republicans and Democrats who said they need more evidence.

In a statement over the weekend, North Country Congressman Bill Owens, a Democrat from Plattsburgh, said he's still "opposed to placing United States troops on the ground." But he said was "encouraged by the president's decision to seek Congressional authorization before carrying out any military action."  Go to full article
In the Whallonsburg Grange, divisions fall away (Photos:  Brian Mann)
In the Whallonsburg Grange, divisions fall away (Photos: Brian Mann)

North Country activists, families nurture change & dialogue in Middle East

This morning we begin an occasional series of reports and interviews that focus on North Country activists who are making a difference around the world. From Antarctica to Rwanda to Siberia, people from this region are helping to fight poverty, protect the environment, and support traditional cultures. This morning, Brian Mann profiles a group of organizers in Essex County, who are working to ease tensions in the Middle East, one family and one conversation at a time.  Go to full article
Marjorie Ransom
Marjorie Ransom

Preview: Silver Speaks - Jewelry of the Middle East

Todd Moe talks with Marjorie Ransom, a Lewis county native, who spent years in the Middle East as a U.S. diplomat. She's also researched and collected traditional silver jewelry of the Middle East for more than 40 years. An exhibit of some of her collection opens in Watertown at the Jefferson County Historical Society this Friday. A Gala Preview will be held Thursday, September 7, 5-7pm.  Go to full article
Lucille (Sis) & Jerry Levin
Lucille (Sis) & Jerry Levin

Middle East Challenges Come to Adks

Can peace be achieved in the Middle East? What is daily life like for citizens of Israel and Palestine? Lucille (Sis) and Jerry Levin will address these and other questions tonight (6 pm) at Keene Valley Congregational Church. The Levins are based in the Middle East where they are involved in projects promoting nonviolence as a means of creating a mre stable peacemaking environment in the Holy Land and elsewhere. Martha Foley talks with them about their volunteer work.  Go to full article

People: Bishop Arthur Walmsley—a Christian Response to Violence

Brian Mann talks with a leading policymaker in the Episcopal church about the Christian response to September 11 and violence in the Middle East.  Go to full article

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