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Jamie Schmitt

Jamie Schmitt with her son, Caden.

HIT: To going above and beyond to support her cause.

Jamie Schmitt, of Auburn, is no stranger to the physical and emotional pain that cancer causes for families. Her son, Caden, was diagnosed with cancer at age 6. Caden is 10 now and has been cancer-free for two years, and Jamie is determined to share her experiences in an effort to help other families going through similar circumstances.

To that end, she will be heading to Washington DC this weekend to participate in a head-shaving event to raise money for research into childhood cancers. Just as important, she will have the chance to share her story with elected officials and meet other parents who have had similar experiences in their families.

MISS: Another high-speed chase, another term in the state lockup.

A Conquest man who aimed his van at a sheriff's deputy at the conclusion of a police chase in 2008, was sentenced this week for violating the terms of his post-release supervision for, of all things, running from the police.

In the first case, he was sentenced to 1 1/3 to four years in prison for reckless endangerment and was later released on parole. Last summer the man took off when police tried to pull him over while he was driving without a license in Geddes. He has been rewarded for that behavior with an additional one to three years in prison.

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