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Andrew Vitek, with bandanna.
Andrew Vitek, with bandanna.

Bandanna Ban Lesson in Free Speech

Earlier this month, students at Potsdam High School staged an act of civil disobedience. They were protesting the new principal's ban on bandanas and headbands. She said they could be used as gang related symbols. Commentator Andrew Vitek is a student at the school and participated in the demonstration. He says now, more than ever, you have to stand up for what you believe in.

Principal Holly Ledger declined to give her version of the bandanna policy. She said it's not an issue. Potsdam High School has announced Ledger has taken an unexpected leave of absence for personnel reasons.  Go to full article

SUNY Canton Seeks Homeland Security Center

SUNY Canton is making a bid to house an emergency response training center for terrorist or natural disasters. As David Sommerstein reports, the initiative is a part of a statewide effort to attract federal homeland security dollars.  Go to full article

SUNY Canton Seeks Homeland Security Center

SUNY Canton is making a bid to house an emergency response training center for terrorist or natural disasters. As David Sommerstein reports, the initiative is a part of a statewide effort to attract federal homeland security dollars.  Go to full article
The U.S. Customs check-in on Heart Island by Boldt Castle
The U.S. Customs check-in on Heart Island by Boldt Castle

Border Security May Hassle Boaters

Boating season on the St. Lawrence River is still a few weeks away, but cross-border boaters and the businesses who rely on them are worried about new border security measures. As David Sommerstein reports, many boaters would have to cruise hours out of their way to comply.  Go to full article

Border Security Could Mean Travel Delays

With the war against Iraq now underway, officials in the U-S and Canada have tightened border security. Some truckers and travelers have reported travel delays, but as Brian Mann reports, customs officials north of Plattsburgh say they're adding staff to help keep traffic moving.  Go to full article

Budget Plan Would Boost Public Safety Spending

Governor Pataki's budget would boost public safety spending by roughly seven percent. Pataki says a big chunk of that money should go to strengthen security along the Canadian border.  Go to full article

Burlington Resolves Against USA Patriot Act

Last month the city of Burlington, Vermont joined two dozen cities across the country to pass resolutions against parts of the USA Patriot Act, saying it violates civil liberties. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Algerian Refugees: Unwanted In Canada, Frightened Of Home

The government of Canada is preparing to deport more than a thousand Algerians, now living in the city of Montreal. The Algerians came to Canada over the last decade, fleeing their country's vicious civil war. Many of those on the deportation list say they'll be persecuted or killed, if sent home. But their case is complicated by the fact that Algerian refugees in Canada have been linked to more than a dozen acts of terrorism. North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann reports from Montreal.  Go to full article

Mountain Fest 2002

Today is Mountain Fest at Fort Drum. It's an annual fair and military parade to celebrate the 10th Mountain Division's relocation to the army base near Watertown. David Sommerstein reports the tenor - and security - will be different than in years past.  Go to full article

Airport Security Changes

National Guard troops have stepped aside at Albany Airport, replaced temporarily by deputies from the county sheriff's department. As Brian Mann reports, National Guard soldiers will wind up their special anti-terrorism duties at airports across the country by the end of the month.  Go to full article

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