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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 through Saturday, October 6, 2007
FULLER: What is going on here-- is this a game show holocaust going on-- first Charles Nelson Reilly, then Merv Griffin, and now Brett?? Next thing you know, Bob Barker's going to turn up dead. Or maybe Richard Dawson.You heard it here first: And now ESPN and the Philadelphia Eagles are finally picking up on it-- the New England Patriots cheated during Super Bowl XXXIX. (9/14)
From WPIG's Gary Nease: Cell Phone Drivers, BewareFrom the Jamestown Post-Journal: I would consider this an act of war... (8/25)
It’s called taking action against driver distraction. From now until Friday, sheriff’s deputies promise to focus their attention on what you are doing while you are driving. Cattaraugus County Sheriff Dennis John said cell phone use is the number one cause of driver distraction. Sheriff John said driver inattention contributed to 25 percent of police-reported crashes in 2003. That’s according to research done by the National Highway Traffic Administration. The sheriff said cell phone distraction among drivers is getting worse. He said only a few seconds of driver inattention can result in an accident.
From the Associated Press: Should we get rid of the penny? (I say heck yes...) (8/18)Good Fiscal News For Cattaraugus CountyA state audit of the Cattaraugus County budget shows a surplus of nearly $20-million, as of December 31st, 2006. County lawmakers reviewed the report yesterday in Little Valley. Legislator Paul Schafer of Olean said the “true surplus” is actually lower, more like $16-million, since some of the money has already been spent. In other action yesterday, lawmakers approved a pay raise for part-time employees, and voted to extend the extra one-percent sales tax that covers highway expenses.
Toy Recall InfoToys containing lead deemed to be hazardous are being removed from stores in New York State. The federal recall announced earlier is voluntary, so the New York State Health Department has stepped in to make sure the toys are removed. That’s according to the office of Governor Eliot Spitzer. They’re also asking day care providers to check their toys against the recall list. Information on the Mattel toy recall can be obtained by calling 1-800-697-1220.In other words... the feds said it's "voluntary," but New York says "we don't care... we're making it mandatory." Oy vey... (8/20)