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No Human Gene Patents for Biotechs

AUDIO – 061413 – Supreme Court ruling on Gene Patents

The Supreme Court on Thursday is unanimous in their decision to throw out attempts to patent human genes. The decision will affect Biotech for years to come.

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Cuomo Touts Emergency Preparedness

Governor Cuomo is pushing legislation that he says will help improve New York State’s ability to coordinate preparation and response for disaster emergencies. The legislation has three parts… One.. to make technical updates to current emergency laws, Secondly it will allow the State to accept certain gifts and donations to assist with emergencies, and thirdly it will help implement the NY-Text emergency alert system which will provide immunity from liability to mobile service provider intermediaries that are acting on behalf of the State in sending emergency alert messages.

Gillibrand Not Happy with Committee Chair

AUDIO – 061313 – Sexual Assault

The Senate Armed Services Committee has rejected legislation that would have sidelined military commanders in sexual assault cases, a plan authored by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand which had bi-partisan support.

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Singer Janis Ian now in “Audio Books”

AUDIO – 061313 – Audio Books – Dan Raviv Interview

A famous singer is now a spokeswoman for the “Audio Books” industry. Janis Ian explains, in this interview with CBS News Correspondent Dan Raviv

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State Senate Votes to Support Veteran Owned Businesses

The New York State Senate sends a package of legislation to the assembly today which would help New York’s military veterans achieve success in business, employment and education.

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Lake Placid Film Forum Gets Underway

Day one of the Lake Placid Film Forum and the schedule includes two screenings – one at 6:30 and one at 9pm – All of the screenings will take place at the LPCA -The Sleepless in Lake Placid portion of the Film Forum begins Friday at 8:45…

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Petapalooza Returns to Ray Brook

Curtis Lumber’s President and Owner, Jay Curtis and wife Kendra, along with the Curtis Family of 600+ employees announce the 4th Annual PetAPalooza Pet Adoption Day being held at select Curtis Lumber locations including Ray Brook. Volunteers are hosting one of the biggest one-day pet adoption event in New York State and Vermont! Curtis Lumber says…

CBS News Surveilance Poll

AUDIO – 061213 – SURVEILLANCE CBS NEWS POLL

CBS’s Dan Raviv takes a look at the latest opinion poll on the government’s counter-terrorism surveillance program.

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Building Codes and Comprehensive Planning in Lake Placid

AUDIO – 061213 – Joint Planning Meeting to Update Building Code

About a year ago, a committee tasked with proposing changes and updates to the village building codes found their document almost entirely incorporated into those codes.. A joint meeting Tuesday Night with both the Lake Placid Village Board and the Town of North Elba netted motions for an update to that document which includes adjustments and modifications to that code..  Both boards appear very supportive of the efforts of the planning committee…  Dean Deitrich Chairs the Technical Steering Committee – He says it takes the whole community..

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Extreme Environmental Groups Oppose NYCO plan on technicalities

Protect the Adirondacks filed a Memo in Opposition against “second passage” of a proposed Constitutional Amendment to exchange Forest Preserve lands in the Jay Mountain Wilderness Area in Lewis, New York with NYCO Minerals, Inc., a mining company. NYCO owns and operates a 260-acre wollastonite mine with an 80-acre open pit, called the Lewis mine,…

Re-Building the Rail Corridor Part 1

AUDIO – 061013 – DOT UMP SERIES – ANCA

The Department of Transportation and the DEC last week announced last week their intentions to initiate a public process to review the Unit Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor.  Following their announcement, we had the opportunity to speak with ANCA representative Steve Ehman about their feelings on the pending debate..

The state currently owns the corridor from Remsen North to Lake Placid and South of Remsen it’s privately owned.. The 119-mile section of rail line that runs through the Adirondack Park will now become the topic of discussion as the UMP and the Environmental Impact Statement will be reviewed to assess the corridor’s natural and physical resources. The overall goal of the review will be to identify the best public and economic use.

The DOT, DEC and the Adirondack Park Agency developed the 1996 UMP/EIS with considerable public input.  The current effort to review the UMP will take into account issues that have developed over the past 20 years by providing an opportunity for all interests to be part of the process and comment on future transportation and recreation opportunities along the Travel Corridor.

The public process will enable DOT and DEC to hear from residents, local officials, visitors and other stakeholders on their views of the current and future use of the Travel Corridor.

We’ll speak with more stakeholders through the summer in our ongoing series on the rails and the Corridor Unit Management Plan..

 

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Adopt a Pet this weekend at Petapalooza

AUDIO – 061013 – Pre-Petapalooza Car Wash

The 4th Annual Pet Adoption Day sponsored by Curtis Lumber is scheduled for Saturday, June 15th from 10am until 3pm at all of their stores including the Curtis Lumber in Ray Brook..  The event will include many adoptable animals from the Tri-Lake’s Humane Society in our area.. This past Saturday, a group of kids from Petrova were getting a jump on the fundraising portion of the event with a  car wash in the store’s parking lot..

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Links to more information –  www.clpetapalooza.com      and      www.facebook.com/clpetapalooza

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Farm Bill Vote in Senate Today / Fuel Prices

AUDIO – 061013 – Farm Bill Senate Congressman Bill Owens and Fuel Prices

The Senate is expected to pass their version of the farm bill tonight (Monday 6/10/13) but it’s prospects remain uncertain in the House. Correspondent Bob Fuss has a preview plus Congressman Owens gives us his take on where the vote in the House may go..  and a bonus.. Fuel prices in the united states remain steady but there is volatility from place to place.

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A Birthday Wish from AMC Surgical Staff

David Narreau, of Plattsburgh, was at Adirondack Medical Center for a surgical procedure on his birthday, but that did not stop staff in the Ambulatory Surgical Unit from celebrating his special day.  Following his procedure, the staff sang “Happy Birthday” to David and gave him a blueberry muffin and a card.  David marked his 65th…

Cuomo Annonces Women’s Equality Act Legislation

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo joins members of the Women’s Equality Coalition, introducing legislation designed to end discrimination and inequality based on gender and to restore New York as a leader in women’s rights. If enacted by the Legislature, the Women’s Equality Act will achieve pay equity, stop sexual harassment, prevent pregnancy discrimination in all workplaces,…

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Cruising the Bloomingdale Fire Department

AUDIO – 060313 – Bloomingdale Fire Department Cruise In and Tri Lakes Cruisers

The Tri Lake’s Cruisers meet at Curtis Lumber every Tuesday evening but Saturday, they were at a special event at the Bloomingdale Fire Department.

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Gillibrand seeking Tariff Exemptions for NY Wineries

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, says regulations on wines and craft beverages in New York are creating a burden for producers.. and she is seeking a provincial sales tax exemption for all wine and craft beverages grown and produced in New YorkState. Gillibrand tells WNBZ “Burdensome trade regulations are holding New York back from selling these products…

Cuomo Tours SUNY campuses – Touts Tax Free Initiative

AUDIO – 053113 – Governor Cuomo Continues to Push NY Tax Free Initiative

Governor Cuomo says Tax-Free NY,” a game-changing initiative that will transform SUNY campuses and university communities across the state.

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Raising the Bridge – Crosswalk Installation underway

AUDIO – 051313 – Newly Installed Crosswalk over Lapan Highway

There’s a newly installed concrete bridge over the Lapan Highway again…  It doesn’t look much different..

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VIS Hangs Flower Baskets / Partners with Village

AUDIO – 053013 – VIS Watering Partnership with VIllage of Saranac Lake

The Village Improvement Society is preparing to place hanging flower baskets throughout the community. In May and June, they begin preparing the soils and plantings for four entry planters, eight trash receptacles 24 barrels, 24 hanging baskets and more than six local municipal gardens..  In a letter to the village Board, The VIS says their partnership with the village makes it possible to maintain the plantings by watering the number and diversity of sites in an efficient manner with the help of village employees..  Saranac Lake’s Mayor Clyde Rabideau says they really look at the VIS as a tremendous asset of volunteers who are dedicated to the beautification of our village.

The Village Board every year seems a little wary of putting too much money into the beautification of the village, but continues to vote positively for supporting the partnership and watering of the baskets..

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