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  • Letter from Hungary: Migrants seek EU's field of dreams

    Sun, 3:20pm

    In this Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 photo, refugees run into a corn field after crossing from Serbia through the barbed wire fence, near Roszke, southern Hungary. Round the clock, thousands of refugees cross daily along the approximately 110-mile (175-kilometer) border with non-EU member Serbia to the south. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) — On the edge of a Hungarian cornfield, the beam from a car's headlights reflects in their eyes: Europe's newest residents catching their breaths, fresh from evading border police.


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  • Egypt elections to start on October 17

    Sun, 3:20pm

    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi waves as he arrives for the opening ceremony of a new waterway at the Suez Canal on August 6, 2015, in the port city of IsmailiyaEgypt's legislative elections, the first since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took office, are to be contested in phases starting October 17, the electoral commission announced on Sunday. Analysts say the polls, with Sisi loyalists heavily favoured to emerge the big winners, will serve to appease Egypt's backers in the West who see the president as a rampart against jihadist violence despite concerns over repression that has eliminated any meaningful opposition. A new parliament will be in place "by the end of the year", according to Ayman Abbas, head of the electoral commission.


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  • Swaziland: Festival continues despite calls to mourn dancers

    Sun, 3:14pm

    Map locates Swaziland; 1c x 2 inches; 46.5 mm x 50 mm;JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Thousands of young women and girls danced and sang before their king in Swaziland's most famous traditional festival on Sunday, despite calls to cancel the reed dance after dozens of participants died in a car crash.


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  • Suspect in Houston officer shooting to appear in court Monday

    Sun, 2:44pm

    Shannon Miles, who has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of deputy Darren Goforth at a Houston gas station, is seen in this handout booking photo provided by Harris County Sheriff's Office in Houston, TexasThe accused man, Shannon Miles, is scheduled to appear in Harris County District Court, records show. Miles is accused of shooting deputy Darren Goforth on Friday evening at a Houston gas station, sheriff's officials said. Goforth's wife, Kathleen, described her late husband as "an incredibly intricate blend of toughness and gentility" in a statement released to NBC affiliate KPRC in Houston.


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  • Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston area deputy

    Sun, 2:44pm

    Mourners gather at a gas station in Houston on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 to pay their respects at a makeshift memorial for Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth who was shot and killed while filling his patrol car. On Saturday, prosecutors charged Shannon J. Miles with capital murder in the Friday shooting. (James Nielsen/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT: JAMES NIELSEN/HOUSTON CHRONICLEHOUSTON (AP) — The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy will be arraigned this week, jail records show.


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  • 'Awakenings' author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

    Sun, 1:55pm

    FILE - This is a Nov. 26, 2008 file photo of Dr Oliver Sacks, receiving his Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE ), by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, London. Dr. Oliver Sacks, whose books like "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat" probed distant ranges of human experience by compassionately portraying people with severe and sometimes bizarre neurological conditions, has died. He was 82 .Sacks died Sunday at his home in New York City, his assistant, Kate Edgar, said. (Lewis Whyld/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUTNEW YORK (AP) — There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who mistook his wife for a hat.


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Community Calendar

  • 49th Annual Rock, Gem & Mineral Show

    8/22/2015

    49th Annual Rock, Gem & Mineral Show - The St. Lawrence County Rock & Mineral Club is
     
    proud to announce their 49th Annual Rock, Gem & Mineral Show August 22 – 23, 2015 at the 
     
    beautiful Municipal Park and Community Center in Madrid, NY.  There is no charge for 
     
    admission – all are welcome to attend.  Dozens of collectors/vendors from several Northeastern 
     
    states and the Southeastern Canadian provinces will be offering part of their collections for sale 
     
    to the public on Saturday and Sunday.  This event offers a little something for everyone:  
     
    Affordable rocks, fossils, arrowheads, mineral specimens, and museum quality crystals and gems 
     
    for the nature lover and art collector, hand-crafted jewelry vendors and jewelry making suppliers,  
     
    free Mineral Kits for Kids, rock-collecting trips, gem tree and wire wrapping classes, educational 
     
    geological presentations, a great Rock & Mineral Auction, raffles, and fun & fellowship.  On 
     
    Friday, August 21, 2015, after dark, Club Member Dino Zack, a Certified Geologist from 
     
    Buffalo NY and student mentor at SUNY Buffalo, will lead the very popular free Fluorescent 
     
    Mineral Hunt for Kids.
     
    For more information visit www.stlawrencecountymineralclub.org or contact
     
    club president Bill deLorraine at (315) 287-4652, or wdellie@gmail.com.

     

  • 49th Annual Rock, Gem & Mineral Show

    8/22/2015

    The St. Lawrence County Rock & Mineral Club is proud to announce their 49th Annual Rock, Gem & Mineral Show August 22 and 23, 2015 at the beautiful Municipal Park and Community Center in Madrid, NY.  There is no charge for admission and all are welcome to attend.  Dozens of collectors/vendors from several Northeastern states and the Southeastern Canadian provinces will be offering part of their collections for sale to the public on Saturday and Sunday

     For more information visit www.stlawrencecountymineralclub.org or contact club president Bill deLorraine at (315) 287-4652, or wdellie@gmail.com. Tons of fun for everyone young and those that are young at heart!  Be sure to watch for the yellow show signs.

  • Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River

    8/1/2015

    Evan Williams Bourbon Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River 

    St. Lawrence River - Waddington, NY, Jul 30 - Aug 2, 2015
     
     

    - Daily launches at 6:15 a.m. ET

    - Daily weigh-ins at 3:15 p.m. ET

    - Watch the Bassmaster Elite Series pros live, in-person

    - Outdoor expo opens at noon on Saturday and Sunday

    - Boat and motor demos

    - Interactive B.A.S.S. sponsor displays

    - Prizes, giveaways and more!

    for more information visit: http://www.bassmaster.com/attend-bassmaster-elite-st-lawrence-river#

     

  • Chippewa Bay Poker Run

    8/22/2015

    2nd Annual Chippewa Bay Poker Run "Paddle for a Purpose"

     

    August 22, 2015

    Schermerhorn Harbor- Rain or Shine

    Live Music- Prizes for adults &kids- Food and Fun

    8:00 am Registration

    For Poker Run Route and Registration and to learn more - www.visithammondny.com

    email: visitshammondny@gmail.com

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