Ukraine sought urgent Western backing on Monday after Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted that Crimea had the right to join his country even while hinting at a readiness for dialogue. The pro-European team in Kiev that rode the wave of three months of deadly protests to topple a Kremlin-backed regime is running against the clock to preserve the territorial integrity of the culturally splintered nation of 46 million. The self-declared leadership on the predominantly ethnic Russian peninsula of Crimea has proclaimed independence from Kiev and set a March 16 referendum on switching over to Kremlin rule. The decision has been condemned by Western powers who are also furious at Moscow's seizure of Crimea in a lightning but bloodless operation that began days after the February 22 fall and subsequent escape to Russia of president Viktor Yanukovych.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) â A security guard who said he spoke with Oscar Pistorius soon after the fatal shooting of Reeva Steenkamp was questioned by the defense Monday about his recollection of the sequences of the events that night.
A Symphony of Dinosaurs-Performed by the Orchestra of Northern New York, this concert features Bruce Adolf's delightful celebration of Tyrannosaurus Sue and her other friends from the dinosaur kingdom as they are depicted by various instruments in the Orchestra. In addition, you will feel the Earth shake from the music of Jurassic Park and be treated to one of the most brilliantly scored works from Tchaikovsky's the ever popular Capriccio Italien. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for senior citizens (62 years and older) , $10 for studnets and free for children (12 years and under). Tickets are available through the Community Performance Series Box Office, via phone at 315-267-2277 or online at www.onny.org and can also be purchased at Northern Music & Video in downtown Potsdam. Performace at Helen Hosmer Hall, SUNY Posdam at 7:00pm.read more
The CHMC Craft Group will hold a St. Patrick's Day and a "Will this winter ever end" sale from 9am to 3pm in the hospital lobby. It will feature Holiday items and personal and household items all made locally. All benefits go to the hospital auxiliary.read more
Learn the ins and outs of chair caning at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association's 2014 Chair Caning Workshop. Register now for the workshop by sending your name, address, phone number, email and nonrefundable payment (SLCHA members $48, nonmembers $58) to the St. Lawrence County Historical Association, PO Box 8, Canton, NY 13617. For more information, call the SLCHA at 315-386-8133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is limited and is taken on a first come, first served basis. The SLCHA is located at 3 East Main St., Canton.read more