Appeal filed in Alan Jones case

by Carol Thompson

A lawyer representing Alan Jones has filed an appeal in the case.

Jones was convicted of murdering his 11-year old step-sister Erin Maxwell in 2008.

He is being represented by attorney John Cirando, who will argue that the evidence failed to show depraved indifference murder and that the weight of evidence does not support the jury’s verdict.

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In And Around Hannibal: March 24, 2012

by Rita Hooper

Once again I write this column from Puerto Rico — this time from the airport where I’m waiting for my flight to Hartford, Conn. later this afternoon. I should be home by the time you read this.

This past Saturday was St. Patrick’s Day. You might be interested in knowing that there are a good number of Irish pubs in Puerto Rico and there is an Erin Go Braugh sailboat docked in the marina here that does charters!

Soon they will be painting a shamrock down the street in our little coastal town of Luquillo (lou-key-joe); they will be having a corned beef and cabbage picnic for all downtown, too.

This week, we met a man named Dr. Rick who worked with Jane Goodall, the ape lady, and also with SU on the clean-up of Onondaga Lake. My friends met him at breakfast while I was at church. He lives in PR and has a small eco-farm; what he doesn’t use, he donates to food pantries.

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Eleanor Mack, Florida resident

Eleanor Bacon Mack, 89, died Friday, March 16, 2012 in Florida.

She was a 40-year resident of Pine Grove Road, Cicero, before moving to Port Orange, Fla. in 1998. She was a graduate of CCBI and worked for Farmers and Traders Life Insurance.

Later she was secretary for her husband’s companies, Mack Auto Parts and Cicero Auto Sales.

Mrs. Mack was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and the former Fort Brewerton Chapter No. 180 Order of the Eastern Star.

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View From The Fourth Floor: March 21, 2012

by Carol Thompson

Yesterday was St. Baldrick’s Day.

Representatives from across Oswego County were honored with a proclamation from the legislature at Thursday’s meeting.

Oswego County Undersheriff Gene Sullivan was one of the participants who went bald in support of kids with cancer.

The money raised from the event is used toward cancer research. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is second only to the U.S. Government in funding childhood cancer research.

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Oz Rollers Girls to hold open house Sunday

The Oz Roller Girls will hold an open house Sunday, March 25 at 7 p.m.
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the fast-growing, fast-moving sport and its local league.

Attendees can meet members of the Oz Roller Girls, see roller derby demonstrations, hear about the fitness benefits of participating and ask questions about the sport or the league.

The 7 p.m. event, free and open to the public, will take place in the OzZone, the former Real Deals store, in Oswego’s Midtown Plaza.

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Poetry Corner: March Gladness

by Jim Farfaglia

The first green fingers poke through,
testing conditions on this side of thawing ground,
happy to report back: The coast is clear!

Basketball team flags wave from porches.
No one has seen the neighborhood this cheerful
since Christmas.

The track team takes their practice outside,
first day in shorts & T-shirts, their bare knees
punching out a race route.

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James Lee Stanley and Cliff Eberhardt will perform at the Oswego Music Hall March 31 at 8 p.m. Their recent joint project, the CD “All Wood and Doors,” features twelve of their favorite Doors songs, “enhanced by the funk and elegance of new arrangements and re-interpretations.”

James Lee Stanley and Cliff Eberhardt to perform at Oswego Music Hall

James Lee Stanley and Cliff Eberhardt will perform at the Oswego Music Hall March 31 at 8 p.m. Their recent joint project, the CD “All Wood and Doors,” features twelve of their favorite Doors songs.

The Oswego Music Hall will have two singer and songwriters — James Lee Stanley and Cliff Eberhardt — on stage together to open its spring season March 31 at 8 p.m.

Both have received high praise for their songs, guitar playing, and long careers as performing and recording artists. Their recent joint project, the CD “All Wood and Doors,” features twelve of their favorite Doors songs, “enhanced by the funk and elegance of new arrangements and re-interpretations.”

Stanley, born in Philadelphia, Pa., has been recording and performing since he was 14. He has toured consistently since he returned from the USAF (as a Chinese linguist) and has performed up to three hundred dates a year since then with such diverse acts as Bonnie Raitt, Robin Williams, Nicolette Larson and even Bill Cosby.

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Christian school to hold auction

The Oswego Community Christian School will be holding its fifth annual auction Saturday, April 28 at the Oswego Armory, West First Street, Oswego. Pictured at a planning meeting are, in front from left, Tonia McDonald, Patty Brancato, Sue Bakos, and Chris Brancato. In back are Carmella Smith, Sue Weller, Aaron Standish and Kevin Drake.

The Oswego Christian Community School’s fifth annual auction will be held Saturday, April 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Oswego Armory, West First Street, Oswego.

The event, which serves as the school’s largest fund-raiser, will feature both a silent auction and a live auction.  Planning Committee Chairperson Sue Bakos said this year’s auction will be better than ever.

“Over the years, our annual auction has received some wonderful support from the community, making the event more and more popular each year,” she said. “We are excited about this year’s event and are looking forward to an afternoon of fun.”

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