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10th Mtn. Trains To Stay Sharp

The army's light infantry at Fort Drum is wrapping up two weeks of intensive combat readiness training, called Mountain Peak. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Colonel Assesses Fort Drum Training

David Sommerstein talks with Colonel Byron Bagby, currently Fort Drum's second-in-command, about the Mountain Peak training exercises and lessons learned from combat in Afghanistan.  Go to full article

Bush To Thank Troops At Fort Drum

Fort Drum near Watertown is set to host a brief visit from President Bush today. The President is expected to thank members of the Army's 10th Mountain Division for their combat role in Afghanistan last spring. David Sommerstein has more.  Go to full article

Book: Collateral Language, A User's Guide to America's New War

Martha Foley talks with John Collins and Ross Glover, two St. Lawrence University professors, who are editors of a new book that examines the meanings of post September 11th language. Highly charged terms that saturate news broadcasts and everyday conversation.  Go to full article

Koch and D'Amato On Terrorism and Politics

Two prominent ex-New York politicians, one Democrat, one Republican, joined together to defend President Bush in the controversy of a pre-September eleventh intelligence failure. Former New York City mayor Ed Koch, and former U.S. Senator Al D'Amato, who both support Governor Pataki in his re-election bid, also had some harsh words for one of his opponents. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Senator Clinton Wants Terror Investigation To Probe Bush White House

New York senator Hillary Rodham Clinton says Congress should investigate actions of the Bush White House before the September 11th terror attacks. A spokesman for President Bush says there were warnings last summer that the Al Quaeda group might try to hijack U.S. Airplanes. Brian Mann has details.
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Family Readiness coordinators show off the I-87 battalion quilt.  L-R, Heather Taylor, Kathy Koop, Denise Cornell, and Theresa LaCamera.
Family Readiness coordinators show off the I-87 battalion quilt. L-R, Heather Taylor, Kathy Koop, Denise Cornell, and Theresa LaCamera.

Soldiers & Wives Reflect on Battle

Tenth Mountain Division soldiers who fought in Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan have begun a two week leave after returning to Fort Drum last week. Before they left base for vacations and family visits, they took time to reflect on their experiences with a pack of local and national media. David Sommerstein has this report.  Go to full article

Emergency Preparedness Since 9/11

Much has changed since September 11th in the way local law enforcement agencies look at how they would face disaster in their communities. Many municipalities have updated or revised their emergency plans. New York's Senate Task Force on State and Local Emergency Preparedness held the first in a series of meetings in Albany last week. Jody Tosti reports North Country participants need more emergency personnel and better communication.  Go to full article

Lawmakers Debate Proposed September 11th Holiday

Yesterday at the State Capitol, lawmakers held a memorial for some of those who died on September 11th. But the Assembly and Senate disagree on whether September 11th should be declared a state holiday. Karen Dewitt reports  Go to full article

Chemical Plant Security

Some public health experts and government leaders are calling for new efforts to protect people from the risk of a terrorist attack on plants that manufacture or store chemicals. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham has more.  Go to full article

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