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Syracuse Post Standard (Newspaper) - July 27, 2015, Syracuse, New YorkM o n d a Yaj u l y 2 72 0 1 5 classified. B 5 comics. A 7 obituaries. A 4 Post Standard Bonus. C 1 Bonus Content for members Only. Go to Syracuse. Com Poplus � 2015 the Post Standard 87 65 sunny warm and humid details b 8 $ 1.00 the Syracuse Model boat club had a Large exhibit this weekend at the 37th annual antique & classic boat show which Drew thousands of people to Clift Park in Skaneateles. The full size boats on display ranged from canoes to mahogany runabouts Many restored to their original condition. Story and More photos on Page a 3. Stephen d. Cannerelli Cannerelli Syracuse. Com by Samantha House Shouse Syracuse. Com More cases of synthetic marijuana have been reported in Onondaga county than in All of the other 53 counties outside of the greater new York City area. Of the 414 synthetic marijuana Calls received by the upstate new York Poison Center this year 256 came from Onondaga county. Thatus 62 percent of the Calls received by the Center which covers All counties other than Westchester Nassau Suffolk and new York Cit yes five counties. The closest volume of Calls came from Broome county where health care providers reached out to the Center 20 times. The centers data is compiled solely from Calls made by providers hailing from each of the 54 counties monitored by the Center said administrative director Michele Caliva. Because providers dont Call every time they treat a patient who had a bad reaction to synthetic marijuana Caliva believes the number of people abusing the drug is absolutely understated. The data does not include cases investigated by police without the involvement of medical personnel she said. It also does not include Calls the Center received directly from citizens. The 2015 swell started in april when the Center experienced a Sharp unprecedented Rise in reported cases of synthetic marijuana Caliva said. Since 2011, Onondaga county has accounted for the bulk of the centers Calls. Synthetic marijuana better known As Spike or spice Calls have surged by 540 percent in Onondaga county since that time. Synthetic marijuana is created by spraying a chemical onto dried herbs Caliva said. The drug often marketed As incense is unregulated making it impossible for users to know exactly what they re inhaling. Its supposed to look like marijuana she said. It is much much More potent than marijuana and much More dangerous. Statewide synthetic marijuana use spiked in 2011. The Center started to see a drop in cases after the state outlawed the drug in 2012, forcing the drug to disappear from head shop shelves Caliva said. But users and dealers eventually found new ways to restock their supplies. Synthetic marijuana is still Legal in some states and is easy to buy online Caliva said. And this Spring the drug returned to Onondaga county with a vengeance. Caliva said the Center and Law enforcement Are searching for answers to Why Onondaga county has been hit so hard. Were All puzzled she said. We dont know Why Syracuse is leading the pack across the nation. Caliva speculates that a particularly bad Batch of synthetic marijuana which made its Way into Onondaga county contributed to the surge. The drug was so harmful that it May have forced More users than Ever to seek medical care. Users have arrived in local emergency rooms displaying an array of symptoms Caliva said. Some patients Are agitated and violent the reaction health care providers Are accustomed to seeing from people who overdose on synthetic marijuana. Recently sleepy patients with Low heart rates have been More prevalent. Its a really bad Batch Caliva said. Its All bad. By Tim Knauss Knauss Syracuse. Com they disagree about whose fault it is. But both sides agree with this Point by Syracuse common councilor Chad Ryan the Legal Battle Between City councillors and the mayor Over an employee computer policy is a huge waste of Money. Mayor Stephanie miners administration is paying a private attorney John Powers $ 180 an hour to represent the City in the dispute. The common Council has hired its own lawyer Paul Curtin. Councillors on Friday could not immediately say How much Curtin charges. Curtins Bills to the Council from 2014 did not specify an hourly rate. Powers and Curtin went to court wednesday to debate the legality of the computer policy before state supreme court Justice Hugh Gilbert. The two lawyers filed a combined 28 documents with the court As of Friday. The administration of mayor Stephanie Miner terminated computer Access for seven councillors and City clerk John Copanas on july 1 after they refused to sign a computer use policy that All City employees Are required to sign. The councillors insist they should have a separate policy that prohibits the City information technology department from looking at their emails or internet activity. They also want the policy to acknowledge that they cant be disciplined or fired As other City employees can be for violating City computer guidelines. Miners aides and the councillors involved in the lawsuit both say the other Side has been stubborn and unreasonable. It seems to me that we ought to be Able to work this out a a said councilor Bob Dougherty one of three councillors who signed the policy. I think both sides Are guilty. Both sides Are right and wrong a a said councilor Khalid Bey. He did not sign the policy but also did not agree with filing a lawsuit. The Cost of the dispute in Legal fees will depend on How quickly it can be resolved. Gilbert reserved decision wednesday and did not indicate How soon he would Rule. Both sides said they would try to Settle out of court. As of Friday councilor Kathleen Joy the Lead plaintiff in the lawsuit said she was not aware of any talks. Contact Tim Knauss at 315 470 3023 three dominated on the Mound the other excelled at three positions up the Middle. Together pitchers Randy Johnson Pedro Martinez John Smoltz and Multi talented Craig Biggio left a remarkable imprint on baseball. The Trio of pitchers combined for 735 wins 11,113 strikeouts and nine by Young awards. And Biggio became the Only player in major league history with at least 3,000 hits 600 doubles 400 stolen bases and 250 Home runs. B 1 Cooperstown Hall of Fame welcomes Randy Johnson Pedro Martinez John Smoltz Craig Biggio synchronized swimming Veteran wins mixed duet with Christina Jones b 1 on finale of Bachelorette tonight Kaitlyn selects her winning suitor a 2 As councillors Battle Syracuse mayor the meter runs for taxpayers Cicero Nat Ive Bill May takes Gold in Russia models of boating fashion synthetic c pot epicentre is in any Onondaga county leads upstate in Poison Center Calls caused by drug when you shop locally you help improve the Community you live in. Our online Bonus Section outlines the Many benefits of spending locally from sustaining the local Job Market to ensuring that tax dollars filter Down to your own schools roads and Parks. C 1 8 Bonus Content is available to three Day a week subscribers. Activate your membership at Syracuse. Com Poplus. 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