The third Oswego County Academic Youth League competition was political in nature.
Entitled “2012,” the competition began with a series of 10 quizzes on U.S. and World current events and geography.
The teams also created a political cartoon about the 2012 U.S. Presidential election, created a time capsule based on modern American life, and gave a persuasive speech on the education system in the United States.
The teams, from eight of the nine districts in Oswego County, consisted of 6-10 students, who until they arrived at the competition venue, had no idea what the competition would entail.
Beginning with the timed quizzes, teams of two students were scheduled to take the tests as scores were tabulated by the judges. Each team member was required to complete at least one quiz and no member could complete consecutive quizzes.
A 33-year-old Oswego resident was arrested last week for allegedly committing a string of crimes throughout the month of March, members of the Oswego City Police Department said.
Bruce H. Macmillan, of 269 West Third Street, Oswego, was arrested on several felony charges.
At approximately 2:10 p.m. March 7, Oswego police responded to a shoplifting complaint at Kinney Drugs, located at 174 W. Bridge Street, Oswego. Upon arrival store employees informed police that an unknown suspect had stolen an LED television and an Arizona Iced Tea from the store.
Oswego County Legislator Amy Tresidder has announced she may challenge New York State Senator Patty Ritchie for the 48th District seat.
Although she has not declared her candidacy, the Democrat said she feels the Republicans are becoming nervous about her potential run.
The potential candidate said she was “disappointed” when she learned from a Republican legislator that there is an attempt to censor her from speaking at legislature committee meetings of which she is not a member.
The New York State Department of Health banned the sale and distribution of synthetic marijuana products last week — and the Oswego County Health Department has already began the process of notifying businesses.
New York State Health Commissioner Nirav Shah issued the order banning the sale and distribution of synthetic marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid products last Monday.
Assemblyman Will Barclay said he welcomed the news that Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered the state health department to ban dangerous drugs.
Help me understand 4G. Not the mechanics of a network, I’m beginning to grasp that after a few run-throughs with techno geeks. Help me understand the “need for speed,” as the commercial says.
I had to shake my head at the last commercial I’ve seen about these supposedly-great 4G networks.
Two married couples in their suburban driveways with their fancy SUVs were competing over how fast they could get the news and updates on the neighbors through their iphones or ipacs or whatever they are. They were racing over who knew about a neighbor’s giving birth who could deliver a gift the fastest. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.
Congratulations to the citizens of Oswego that took the time and effort to carry petitions and present them to the Oswego County Legislature regarding the removal of synthetic marijuana from store shelves.
Margaret Mead said. “Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
It was the effort of these citizens that made the difference. Thank You.