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January 5, 2013

Week in Review: Manor inches closer to sale; new year ushered in

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The all-state teams in classes B, C and D were released Wednesday by the New York State Sports Writers Association.

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Addiction to powerful prescription painkillers is on the rise both nationally and in the region, according to substance abuse experts.

Federal statistics suggest there is a national epidemic of addiction to such potent medications as Oxycontin, an opiate prescribed by doctors to those suffering both physical or emotional pain. Nearly 2 million Americans are under the grip of such painkillers — more than the number of people hooked on cocaine and heroin, officials said.

In sports: Alec Picinich apparently has broad shoulders.

Senior guard Picinich scored a season-best 24 points Thursday to carry Oneonta High to a 47-38 boys basketball victory at Southern Tier Athletic Conference rival Owego.

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