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October 27, 2012

Week in Review: Pipeline hearing held; county gets Manor petition

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The Daily Star

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MONDAY

Of about 10 students interviewed on the State University College at Oneonta campus Sunday, four said they favored President Barack Obama, six said they were registered to vote, with five planning to cast absentee ballots and the fifth not sure he would vote on Election Day. Several other students said they weren’t registered to vote or didn’t want to talk about politics.

In sports: Everything about this win was bigger.

From the margin of victory to the length of Mariah Ruff’s throw-ins to the sticky defense applied by Oneonta High’s tallest player, Madison Miller, the Yellowjackets left no doubt they are the best girls soccer team in the Southern Tier Athletic Conference.

Unlike last year’s one-goal squeeze past Vestal in the STAC final, in which the Golden Bears probably had the better of play, OHS outplayed previously unbeaten Vestal this time en route to a 2-0 win in Saturday’s STAC championship at Lloyd F. Baker Field.

TUESDAY

Otsego and Delaware counties’ biggest dealer of oxycodone powder has been found guilty of four felonies after a trial in Otsego County Court, Cooperstown.

A jury deliberated 40 minutes before convicting Dante D. Major, 36, of Hobart, of operating as a major trafficker by selling more than $75,000 worth of drugs during a period of six months or less, a Class A-1 felony under the state “drug kingpin” law.

In sports: Retired wrestling coach and Oneonta resident Al Sosa headlines Oneonta State’s 2012 Athletics Hall of Fame class, which will be inducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the college’s Alumni Field House.

WEDNESDAY

Advocates for keeping the

Otsego Manor as a county-owned nursing home say they have collected more than 1,000 signatures from people opposed to last month’s decision by county lawmakers to privatize the facility.

In sports: Spencer Hinkley scored with 1 minute, 55 seconds left Tuesday as Roxbury earned a 1-0 boys soccer victory at Davenport for a first-round upset in the Section Four Class D Tournament.

THURSDAY

In an auditorium packed with opponents of hydraulic fracturing, Oneonta Mayor Dick Miller drew hoots and boos Wednesday night when he contended there is “no connection” between plans to build the $750 million Constitution pipeline and the controversy over shale gas drilling.

In sports: Paige Redmond had 13 assists, seven digs and seven kills Wednesday to lead visiting Sidney to a 3-1 upset of third-seeded Bainbridge-Guilford in the Midstate Athletic Conference 1-4 Tournament volleyball semifinal.

FRIDAY

Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee are uncomfortably fresh in many memories, so news that Hurricane Sandy could head this way early next week had emergency management officials doing some preliminary work Thursday.

In sports: Oneonta High volleyball is closer than it may appear.

Kelsey Baker had 12 kills and Krissy Wells contributed 29 assists Thursday, but

OHS fell to host Owego, 3-2, in the Southern Tier Athletic Conference championship match.