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  • Lights out for movie houses in Libya's 'Mermaid of Med'

    Fri, 2:47am

    The abandoned al-Zahraa cinema theatre in the Libyan capital TripoliThe Libyan capital once boasted grand movie houses that packed in smartly dressed couples for a special night out, but how times have changed. The rot started even before the 2011 revolution that ousted longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi, and has since seen movie houses bolt their doors one after the other. Films full of blood and violence like "Scarface" and "Die Hard" pass muster with the militias that have controlled the city since August 2014, driving Libya's elected parliament and internationally recognised government to take refuge in the far east of the country.


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  • Poland says EU may face millions of new migrants if ignores causes

    Fri, 2:38am

    The European Union has to tackle the reasons for the arrival of migrants and not only focus on how to share them between countries, because otherwise Europe may soon face millions of them, Poland's foreign minister Grzegorz Schetyna said. "The scale of the migration is enormous, so we can't focus - I'm talking about the whole of Europe - on allocating illegal migrants without fighting the causes (of their arrival)," Schetyna told private Radio Zet. read more
  • Guatemala swears in new president as ex-leader detained

    Fri, 2:34am

    Guatemala's former president Otto Perez (L) is taken into custody at the end of a hearing at the Supreme Court in Guatemala City on September 3, 2015Guatemala's Congress swore in a new president as disgraced former leader Otto Perez was ordered detained to prevent him becoming a fugitive from justice in the Central American nation's long-running corruption saga. Perez spent much of a tumultuous day at proceedings held at Guatemala's Supreme Court, answering a raft of corruption allegations, just hours after handing in his resignation. "The Guatemalan people have been at the center of great moments of change and upheaval in our institutions, mobilized by their disgust with broken systems," said Maldonado, a lawyer and former judge on the Constitutional Court, after taking the oath of office and assuming the blue and white presidential sash.


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  • U.S. men who thwarted France train attack to be honored in California parade

    Fri, 1:29am

    The three friends, Anthony Sadler, 22, Spencer Stone, a 23-year-old U.S. airman, and Alek Skarlatos, 22, a National Guardsman, charged the gunman on a train headed to Paris from Amsterdam on Aug. 21, helping to wrestle away a pistol and an AK-47 assault rifle. The efforts of the three Americans, along with Briton Chris Norman, earned them France's highest honor, the Legion d'honneur.read more
  • Shooting kills one, wounds two at community college in Sacramento

    Fri, 12:01am

    One person was killed and two others wounded after a fistfight at a Sacramento community college escalated into a shooting, a school official and police said on Thursday. All three of the shooting victims were male, said Sacramento police Sergeant Doug Morse. Sacramento City College was placed on lockdown after the 4 p.m. shooting near the school's baseball field.read more
  • Biden says he's not sure if he will seek presidency

    Thu, 10:04pm

    Vice President Joe Biden discusses the Iran nuclear deal with Jewish community leaders at the David Posnack Jewish Community Center in Davie, Fla. on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Exploring a presidential campaign, Biden offered a robust defense of a nuclear accord with Iran strongly backed by the White House in the latest sign of his work to present himself as a natural heir to President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)ATLANTA (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday he was unsure if he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination, telling a Jewish audience that his decision will hinge on whether he and his family have the "emotional energy to run."


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Community Calendar

  • Inter-Faith Picnic

    9/3/2015

    On Thursday, September 3, starting at 6:00 pm, community members are invited to gather for an inter-faith picnic at the Pine Street Arena park. 

    The Potsdam Mosque will provide and grill meat that is both Halal and Kosher, paper products will be provided by the Potsdam Ministerial Association, and attendees are encouraged to bring a vegetarian dish to pass. After the meal, there will be many games for all ages including frisbee and sack races. The picnic is completely free and open to everyone.
     
    This event is sponsored by the Ministerial Association of Potsdam, an interfaith organization composed of representatives from over ten different religious communities in the Potsdam area. For more information about MAP, visit them online at http://map.potsdam.ny.us/ or on Facebook.

  • Autism Awareness Walk

    9/12/2015

    The St. Lawrence NYSARC will be holding an Autism Awareness Walk on Saturda, September 12 at 10 am on the Canton Village Green on Main St., Canton. Registration begins at 9 am and registration forms can be dowloaded at www.slnysarc.org. 

  • Book Signing

    9/5/2015

    Marguerite Moores will sign copies of her book "The Shelter of Darkness" on Saturday, September 5 from 1-3 pm in the Brewer Bookstore in Canton.

  • Color me Remington

    9/19/2015

    Color me Remington 5k walk/fun rum on the Maple City trail in Ogdensburg, NY. Start time in 10 a.m. Color Me Remington is a family freindly run, not about crossing the finish line first, but to see how colorful you can get along the route.

    Pre-Registration by September 1 is $25 after that is $30.

    Location: Dobisky Visitor Center, 100 Riverside Avenue, Ogdensburg, NY

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