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  • Cortland DA candidate plans to challenge incumbent for lying about porn work

    05/13/2016 11:55:38 PM PDT · by freespirit2012 · 6 replies
    Syracuse Post Standard. ^ | May 12, 2016 | John O'Brien
    CORTLAND, N.Y. A new candidate for Cortland County district attorney plans to take issue with the incumbent admittedly lying before the last election about his career in porn movies.
  • Ivy League economist ethnically profiled, interrogated for doing math on American Airlines flight

    05/07/2016 9:46:45 AM PDT · by Republic_Venom · 78 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 7, 2016 | Catherine Rampell
    On Thursday evening, a 40-year-old man with dark, curly hair, olive skin and an exotic foreign accent boarded a plane. It was a regional jet making a short, uneventful hop from Philadelphia to nearby Syracuse. Or so dozens of unsuspecting passengers thought. The curly-haired man tried to keep to himself, intently if inscrutably scribbling on a notepad hed brought aboard. His seatmate, a blond-haired, 30-something woman sporting flip-flops and a red tote bag, looked him over. He was wearing navy Diesel jeans and a red Lacoste sweater a look he would later describe as simple elegance ...
  • Syracuse basketball legend Dwayne 'Pearl' Washington dies of cancer aged 52

    04/20/2016 10:39:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 20, 2016 | Myriah Towner
    Dwayne 'Pearl' Washington, who went from New York City playground wonder to Big East star for Jim Boeheim at Syracuse University, has died age 52. Washington died on Wednesday of cancer, the university said.
  • ON TRUMP'S 'EYE FOR AN EYE' QUOTE

    04/18/2016 6:26:47 AM PDT · by shortstop · 93 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 04/18/16 | Bob Lonsberry
    He was wrong on the theology. But hes not running for pastor in chief. Hes running for commander in chief. And if youre eight months away from possibly swearing in as president, maybe you weigh and calculate your answers in a way not obvious to the rest of us. Im talking about Donald Trump and the answer to a question I asked him last week. In the run up to the New York presidential primary, he called in to WSYR radio in Syracuse and I got to speak to him for a few minutes. I asked him several things over...
  • LIVE TRUMP in New York 4/16/2016 Syracuse @ 12noon and Watertown @ 3pm EDT

    Trump Rally SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2016 -SYRACUSE, NY Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center 12:00 PM Syracuse, NY The city has functioned as a major crossroads over the last two centuries, first between the Erie Canal and its branch canals, then of the railway network. Today, Syracuse is located at the intersection of Interstates 81 and 90, and its airport is the largest in the region. Syracuse is home to Syracuse University, a major research university, as well as several smaller colleges and professional schools. In 2010 Forbes rated Syracuse 4th in the top 10 places to raise a family. Nicholas...
  • Clinton tries to win New York with her congressional record

    04/01/2016 7:20:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 1, 2016 9:06 AM EDT | Lisa Lerer
    Hillary Clinton will release a $10 billion plan aimed at revitalizing manufacturing in Syracuse on Friday, part of an effort to highlight her work as a senator from New York ahead of that states primary later this month. In the weeks before the April 19 contest, Clinton plans to set off on a nostalgia-infused campaign tour designed to remind primary voters of her deep connection to their state. Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders are preparing for a drag-out fight in New York, a state where they both have roots. Clinton and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, will hold a...
  • National radio host on Syracuse: 'You've never seen whiter people in your life'

    03/28/2016 12:20:28 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 57 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse, New York ^ | March 28, 2016 at 2:14 PM | By Matthew Fairburn | mfairburn@syracuse.com
    Brian Jones and Gregg Giannotti of the CBS national radio show "The Gio and Jones Show" had an interesting back and forth on the city of Syracuse on Monday morning. "You know the thing I don't like about them?" Giannotti said. "They say, 'We're New York's team. We're New York's team.' No you're not. You're not New York's team. You're Upstate New York's team. You're Central New York's team." "New York City and like Central New York. It's a long way away," he continued. "It's not really this area. People talk differently there. They look differently there. It's sort of...
  • 113-foot blade falls off New York windmill, lands in field

    02/12/2016 8:26:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 63 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2016 8:06 AM EST
    An energy company says it's trying to determine why a 113-foot-long blade fell off a windmill in central New York. [...] Town official say they believe a bolt may have failed on the 187-ton windmill, one of 20 located at the Fenner Wind Farm, which was built in 2001 on a hill 15 miles east of Syracuse. ...
  • Millions up in smoke: NY has nation's highest cigarette tax; why do so few pay it?

    12/13/2015 5:45:30 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 75 replies
    Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | 12/13/15 | Teri Weaver
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The number of state-taxed cigarette packs sold in New York has plummeted by 54 percent in the past decade. That's far outpacing the 19 percent decline in New Yorkers who have quit smoking over the same time. Instead, more smokers are buying cigarettes in ways that avoid New York's $4.35 per pack tax, the highest in the nation. They cross state lines, shop from black market vendors and travel to Native American outlets to save $6 per pack or more, experts say. New York is losing big. In the past five years, the state's cigarette tax collections...
  • Dolph Schayes, a Bridge to the Modern N.B.A., Is Dead at 87

    12/10/2015 1:18:55 PM PST · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 10, 2015 | Frank Litsky
    Dolph Schayes, who polished his game on the Bronx playgrounds, played 15 seasons as a professional and was once voted one of the 50 best players to play in the National Basketball Association, died on Thursday in Syracuse. He was 87. His son Danny Schayes, who played 18 seasons in the N.B.A. as a 6-foot-11 center, said the cause was cancer. At 6 feet 8 inches and 220 pounds, Schayes played the position now known as power forward, becoming a stalwart for the Syracuse Nationals from 1949 to 1963 after earning all-American status at New York University. When the Nationals...
  • University officials agree to rip up Constitution in undercover VIDEO

    11/09/2015 7:32:46 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 8, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Conservatives have long accused academics of shredding the Constitution, figuratively speaking, but a Project Veritas sting operation recently caught them doing it literally. Undercover video released last week showed administrators at Yale, Cornell, Syracuse, Vassar and Oberlin agreeing to rip up copies of the Constitution handed out off campus after an investigator posing as a student described the document as “triggering” and “oppressive.” “Well, I think that the Constitution means things to different people; like you said it is a flawed document and the people who wrote it are certainly flawed individuals in my mind,” Cornell lead Title IX investigator...
  • O’Keefe Video: Cornell Administrator Shreds Constitution Because it is ‘Triggering’

    11/06/2015 4:21:52 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 41 replies
    Cornell Review ^ | November 5, 2015 | Casey Breznick
    Video from investigative journalism outfit Project Veritas (PV) released Thursday morning shows a Cornell administrator shredding a copy of the U.S. Constitution after a PV journalist posing as a student told the administrator the document is triggering. Elizabeth McGrath, Cornell’s Lead Title IX Investigator, is seen in the video feeding pages from a pocket-size Constitution through a paper shredder after the undercover journalist says it would be therapy for her. McGrath asks the journalist if she would like to participate, an offer she declines. I have my own personal reasons why the Constitution is very triggering for me, the PV...
  • Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees

    09/26/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 118 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/15 | Kerry Picket
    Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration. We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities, wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition. Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement. This is...
  • ARVARD, SYRACUSE RESEARCHERS CAUGHT LYING TO BOOST OBAMA CLIMATE RULES

    06/04/2015 12:18:07 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | June 4,2015 | Steve Milloy
    But a closer look at these claims of independence raises serious doubts. An online search of EPAs web site revealed that Syracuses Driscoll has previously involved as a principal investigator in studies that received over $3.6 million in research grants from EPA. Co-author Dallas Burtraw, a researcher at the think tank Resources for the Future, had been involved in previous EPA grants totaling almost $2 million. Harvard co-author Jonathan I. Levy had been involved in over $9.5 million worth of grants. Co-author Joel Schwartz, also of Harvard, had been previously involved in over $31 million worth of grants from EPA....
  • Suspects linked to bin Laden, Iraq: Arrests of Arabs in Idaho, New York target terror financing

    02/28/2003 12:06:23 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 494+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, February 28, 2003 | By Art Moore
    The Saudi man arrested by the Joint Terrorism Task Force yesterday in Idaho has ties to close associates of terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden and to four Arab men charged at the same time with channeling funds to Iraq. Sami Omar Al-Hussayen a University of Idaho doctoral candidate supported by the Saudi government was a terrorist bagman, according to a federal criminal justice source quoted by a Seattle newspaper. Saudi student Sami Omar al-Hussayen "He's in touch with people who could pick up the phone, call [bin Laden], and he would take the call," the source told the...
  • Law firm: Dinosaur cheating tipped workers

    03/29/2015 1:00:29 PM PDT · by Kenny500c · 42 replies
    Albany Times-Union ^ | March 29, 2015 | Lauren Stanforth
    A New York City law firm known for filing class action lawsuits on behalf of chain restaurant workers is going after Dinosaur Bar-B-Que for what it says is the systemic underpayment of tipped workers like servers and bartenders. The law firm of Fitapelli & Schaffer said it has filed a class action lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York involving all six New York state Dinosaur Bar-B-Que locations, including the one opened in Troy in 2010. Dinosaur has made tipped workers spend at least 20 percent of their time doing non-tippable work like rolling...
  • GUN CONTROL IS NOT THE ANSWER

    02/03/2015 7:01:40 AM PST · by shortstop · 10 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 02/03/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    On Saturday, the police say, parolee Michael Morris dragged his ex-girlfriend halfway across the county twice putting a gun to her head and threatening to execute her before he crashed a birthday her family was holding and shot a half a dozen people, wounding some of them severely. This was in Syracuse, New York, at an Irish bar in the old Irish neighborhood known as Tipperary Hill. Twenty-two years old, out of prison in December after doing five years for a crime at 17 he committed while toting a stolen handgun. On the plus side, the bar was...
  • Syracuse mayor appoints Nation of Islam leader to citys school board [ New York]

    01/09/2015 6:41:57 PM PST · by george76 · 36 replies
    EAGnews ^ | January 9, 2015 | Victor Skinner
    Syracuses Nation of Islam representative Mark Muhammad will join the citys school board at the mayors request ... Muhammads ties to the Nation of Islam hes Louis Farrakhans local representative that have some questioning how the groups radical views on education and race will play into his new role. And it doesnt appear that they will get any easy answers. A Post-Standard reporter questioned Muhammad about his affiliation with the Nation of Islam, and how the groups beliefs, such as the needed segregation of black and white students, will guide his leadership. ... he doesnt want the public...
  • Syracuse NY Embraces its New Mosque; Wants More Refugees

    08/06/2014 7:31:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/06/2014 | Jenna Bowen
    Since my original article discussing how an abandoned Catholic church was being converted to a mosque in Syracuse, NY, that city has embraced the Mosque of Jesus, Son of Mary with open arms.  In April, a local publication, the Syracuse New Times, published an interview with Dr. Yusuf Soule, the executive director of the Northside Learning Center, who bought the church and rented it to a still unidentified group of Muslims.  In no news report has the group who transformed the church into a mosque been identified as anything other than a “new Islamic society.”  When asked how the plan...
  • Woman suing Syracuse hotel for $1 million after falling off bar stool, injuring wrist

    04/28/2014 4:39:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY) ^ | April 24, 2014 | Douglass Dowty
    Syracuse, NY -- An Ohio woman is suing Syracuse's Crowne Plaza Hotel after falling off a bar stool in the public lounge. Antoinette Allison, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, is seeking up to $1 million for her injuries after falling off the "defective" bar stool on April 14, 2011, according to her lawsuit.
  • Islamic group gets OK to cut crosses off NY church (Syracuse NY)

    04/03/2014 1:45:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2014 4:37 PM EDT
    A city board on Thursday gave a Muslim group the go-ahead to remove six crosses from the roof and spires of a century-old former Catholic church so the now-vacant Gothic structure can be used as a mosque. More than 200 people had signed an online petition calling on the Syracuse Landmark Preservation Board to deny an application by North Side Learning Center, the churchs new owner, to remove the crosses and build a six-foot chain-link fence.
  • Former Syracuse Catholic Church to Become Islamic Mosque

    03/27/2014 5:56:01 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 49 replies
    CNY Central ^ | 2/24/14 | Laura Hand
    SYRACUSE -- Syracuse's Holy Trinity has a new owner, and some major changes are coming for the former Roman Catholic church. As we first reported on Monday, the church, rectory and its old school, currently used for refugee and immigration programs, have been sold to the North Side Learning Center, a North McBride Street-based all-volunteer organization founded in 2009. Dr. Yusuf Soule, who heads up North Side Learning Center, confirms that his not for profit program has bought the campus and will lease the former church to a new Islamic society, which will name it 'Mosque of Jesus the Son...
  • Boston's Big Dig expert to speak about future of Interstate 81

    03/14/2014 8:00:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    CNYCentral.com ^ | March 14, 2014 | CNYCentral.com
    SYRACUSE -- A series of public lectures on the future of Interstate 81 will be held this summer and spring. The speaker series bring renowned planning professionals, municipal leaders and community development experts to share their experiences and expertise. The first guest speaker will be Virginia Greiman, a veteran of Boston's Big Dig project and a leader in the field of project management. "Our community can learn a great deal from simply listening to others who have struggled with and overcome similar challenges that we now face," said Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney. "I look forward to welcoming Professor Greiman...
  • Ennis' 35-footer saves No. 1 Syracuse (college basketball)

    02/13/2014 4:39:45 AM PST · by rawhide · 16 replies
    PITTSBURGH -- Tyler Ennis took the inbounds pass with 4.4 seconds left and dribbled up court, weaving through Pitt's defense. He had the option of shooting or passing to Trevor Cooney. The Syracuse freshman guard decided to shoot. It was the right decision. Ennis made the 35-footer at the buzzer and No. 1 Syracuse remained unbeaten with a 58-56 victory over No. 25 Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. ''I saw someone ran over to Trevor and I just had to beat one guy,'' Ennis said. ''I knew they weren't going to let Trevor get it. I just had to get some...
  • New York Mans Home Seized After He Comes Up $936 Short on $10,813 Tax Tab

    02/06/2014 7:26:17 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 05, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    New York mans home seized after he comes up $936 short on $10,813 tax tab A Syracuse man had his home seized after he paid back $9,877 in city taxes over a six-month period -- but came up $936 short. "I tried so hard. I tried so hard to make these payments," Calvin James, who found out he lost the home when he walked into City Hall on Dec. 6 with a $1,500 check, told The Syracuse Post-Standard. The property had been seized Dec. 4. The paper reported that the city launched an aggressive foreclosure campaign in 2012. The program...
  • Military drones grounded in Central New York following crash in Lake Ontario

    11/12/2013 5:40:06 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 27 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | 11/12/13 | By Tim Knauss
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Officials at the 174th Attack Wing suspended all Reaper drone flights in Central New York Tuesday after one of the unmanned aircraft crashed into Lake Ontario about 12 miles from the eastern shore during a routine training flight. A Coast Guard helicopter and search vessel were unable to recover the $4 million drone, which crashed about 1 p.m. Tuesday, and were forced to call off the search late in the afternoon because of bad weather, said Col. Greg Semmel, commander of the 174th Attack Wing of the Air National Guard. Semmel said he did not know what...
  • Black-on-white beatings leave more dead

    09/24/2013 5:39:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    WND.com ^ | September 23, 2013 | Colin Flaherty
    Some people call it the knockout game, local news affiliates in New York prefer to call it simply a teenage prank, but whatever the term, Ralph Santiago is dead one of three men who recently died or suffered permanent brain damage from what police say are unprovoked assaults. Others, however, are saying its not some random crime or occasional prank, but part of a nationwide pattern of unprovoked racial violence. The rules of the knockout game are typically the same no matter where it happens: Start with a group of black people. Find a white person. Punch him in...
  • Justice Department asks court to fix "disparate" civil service exams for minority applicants

    09/04/2013 4:52:54 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 83 replies
    SYRACUSE, NY - The U.S. Department of Justice wants to reopen a 33-year-old court case to ensure that minority applicants get a fair shot at jobs as Syracuse firefighters and police officers. Lawyers with the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division filed papers in federal court Friday challenging the state civil service tests that prospective firefighters and police officers must take. A review by the Justice Department of entry-level exams for those jobs in Syracuse showed the exams "continue to have a statistically significant, disparate impact on African-American test-takers," the Justice Department's lawyers wrote in court papers. The Justice Department asked...
  • NAACP Sues Black Pro-Lifer Who Exposed Its Pro-Abortion Views

    08/24/2013 11:18:36 AM PDT · by don-o · 11 replies
    LifeNews ^ | April 14, 2013
    The NAACP has filed a countersuit against a black pro-life leader who exposed its pro-abortion views in an article appearing at LifeNews.com. In February, the NAACP threatened to sue LifeNews.com and Ryan Bomberger, a LifeNews blogger (left), for a column that took the civil rights organization to task over its abortion position. The NAACP is upset about a column Bomberger wrote at LifeNews titled, NAACP: National Association for the Abortion of Colored People, which notes the organizations 44th Annual Image Awards. Following the piece, the NAACP sent Bomberger, the director of the Radiance Foundation, and LifeNews a threatening letter claiming...
  • Hospital errors lead to "dead" patient opening eyes during organ harvesting

    07/09/2013 3:07:01 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 9, 2013 | By MICHELLE CASTILLO
    A Syracuse, N.Y. hospital is facing $22,000 in fines due to improper handling of patients, including one "dead" patient who opened her eyes as doctors were about to remove her organs. Patient Colleen S. Burns was reportedly admitted into St. Joseph's emergency department in 2009 after overdosing on Xanax, Benadryl and a muscle relaxant. Hospital notes obtained by the Post-Standard revealed that the doctors thought she had underwent "cardiac death." After doctors consulted with the family, they agreed to withdraw life support and donate her organs. What actually happened was that Burns was in a deep coma from her overdose,...
  • St. Joe's "dead" patient awoke as docs prepared to remove organs

    07/07/2013 7:02:42 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 90 replies
    2013 Syracuse Media Group All rights reserved ^ | July 07, 2013 at 2:43 AM | By John O'Brien and James T. Mulder
    Syracuse, NY - Doctors at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center were about to remove organs for transplant from a woman they thought was dead. Then she opened her eyes. She was alive. The state Health Department found St. Joe's care of patient Colleen S. Burns in 2009 unacceptable and a federal agency criticized the hospital for not properly investigating the cause. The hospital's mishandling of the case was part of the reason the state Health Department fined St. Joe's $22,000 last September... A series of mistakes that began shortly after Burns arrived in the emergency room suffering from a drug...
  • Knockout Game victim's eye kicked out of socket

    06/02/2013 11:35:49 PM PDT · by Anila · 57 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 05/31/13 | Colin Flaherty
    After one murder and who knows how many beatings, city officials finally admitted the Knockout Game has come to Syracuse. Absent one fact: The Knockout Game is part of an epidemic of black mob violence played hundreds of times across the country. It is documented in White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence and how the media ignore it. But the chief of police and the mayor could not bring themselves to say it. Talking with reporters Thursday night, they said the violence was a random teenage thing. One week after the fatal attack, the Syracuse...
  • Deadly beating under investigation in Syracuse

    05/27/2013 7:33:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    CNY Central ^ | 05.24.2013 at 6:54 PM
    A Syracuse man was beaten to death outside the Los Amigos Market in Syracuse Thursday night. 51-year old Michael Daniels was standing alone outside the store around 9:40 pm when he was attacked by a group of teenagers. Police say a group of three to five black males punched him repeatedly and kicked him in the head while he was on the ground. They also say the attack was unprovoked.
  • At Syracuse City Hall law office, every day is 'Take Our Daughters To Work Day'

    03/23/2013 7:13:58 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 9 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | 3.23.2013 | By Tim Knauss
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. At most workplaces, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day comes once a year. But at the law department in Syracuse City Hall, every day is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. The emphasis is on daughters. Of the seven city lawyers hired since Mayor Stephanie Miner took office in January 2010, all but one are daughters of city employees or prominent Democratic politicians with ties to Miner. In addition to those full-time lawyers, the city corporation counsel this month hired Meghan Ryan, the 26-year-old daughter of Miners chief of staff, Bill Ryan, to...
  • Sex offender who 'killed librarian and raped her daughter, 10,' 'reassembled his ankle monitor...

    03/20/2013 10:52:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    FULL TITLE: Sex offender who 'killed librarian and raped her daughter, 10,' 'reassembled his ankle monitor so quickly it didn't trigger an alarm' A man charged with killing a woman and raping her 10-year-old daughter after a carjacking at a New York mall last week was able to remove his court-ordered electronic monitoring bracelet before carrying out the brutal attacks. David Renz, 29, managed to cut the device from his ankle and put it back together so quickly that it didn't prompt BI, the company in Colorado that makes the monitors, to notify court officers in Syracuse, according to Chief...
  • Woman killed, child raped in NY mall carjacking

    03/15/2013 7:33:17 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 74 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 15 March 2013 | By GEORGE M. WALSH | Associated Press
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A man previously charged with having child pornography cut an electronic monitoring device off his ankle before carjacking a woman, fatally stabbing her and raping her 10-year-old daughter, authorities said. David J. Renz abducted the school librarian and her daughter as they left a gymnastics class at a mall in the Syracuse suburb of Clay, about 150 miles west of Albany, on Thursday night, state police said Friday. Renz bound both victims, raped the girl and drove a short distance to a spot where the girl escaped and was found by a passing motorist, troopers said....
  • Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges

    12/11/2012 6:39:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges U.S. Attorneys Office December 11, 2012 Southern District of Alabama MOBILE, ALU.S. Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama and Stephen E. Richardson, Special Agent in Charge of the Mobile Division of the FBI, announced that Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair, 25, and Randy Wilson, also known as Rasheed Wilson, 25, both U.S. citizens living in Mobile, were arrested today on terrorism charges filed in the Southern District of Alabama. A criminal complaint signed on December 10, 2012, charges Abukhdair and Wilson with conspiring to...
  • NCAA 2012 Brackets

    03/16/2012 11:07:16 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 64 replies · 3+ views
    various | Friday, March 16, 2012 | participants
    This is based on a genealogy table I made. Had a bit more trouble than I should have tracking down the first round results, wth.
  • Recent Hollywood pedophilia charges just the tip of the iceberg: former child actors

    12/06/2011 2:11:05 PM PST · by NYer · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | December 6, 2011 | Kathleen GILBERT
    December 6, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - After a series of child sex abuse revelations hit Hollywood in the past month, both experts and previous child stars say the crackdown only scratches the surface of what has long been the entertainment industry’s darkest secret. Fox News reported Monday that former child stars of several eras - one even well into his 60s - reacted with grim sagacity as sex abuse charges were laid or discovered against three Hollywood employees: Martin Weiss, a 47-year-old Hollywood manager who represented child actors; Fernando Rivas, 59, an award-winning composer for “Sesame Street”; and registered sex offender...
  • ESPN reporter explains why Fine tape wasnt released in 2002

    11/28/2011 6:56:42 AM PST · by Neverforget01 · 22 replies
    CNN/WSYR-TV ^ | 11/27/2011 | Unknown
    Syracuse (CNN/WSYR-TV) - Bobby Davis, an alleged molestation victim of Bernie Fine, recorded a phone call with the coach's wife in 2002, according to ESPN. (Full story) The tape, aired by the network on Sunday, indicates Laurie Fine may have been aware of her husband's alleged inappropriate actions. ESPN's Mark Schwarz explained in an interview on CNN why the tapes were not made public back then. We did not go to authorities with the tape. The authorities did speak to Bobby Davis before the tape was made in 2002. He spoke to a Syracuse Police detective, who he says spent...
  • Bernie Fine fired by Syracuse

    11/27/2011 5:07:07 PM PST · by bjorn14 · 114 replies
    Espn.com ^ | 27 November 2011 | Staff
    Syracuse University associate head basketball coach Bernie Fine was fired Sunday in the wake of an investigation of child molestation allegations against him. In statement released Sunday night, Kevin Quinn, the school's senior vice president for public affairs, says Fine has been "terminated, effective immediately. The move came at the direction of Chancellor Nancy Cantor. The 65-year-old Fine was in his 36th season at his alma mater. He had the longest active streak of consecutive seasons at one school among assistant coaches in Division I. Fine's firing comes in the wake of new revelations Sunday, including a third accuser. Two...
  • Syracuse cops, DA in clash over records (Police stonewall,curse out DA)

    11/22/2011 12:08:05 PM PST · by GreaterSwiss · 12 replies
    Espn ^ | 11/22/2011
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick says Syracuse police are resisting his office's attempts to obtain records in the investigation of Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine. Fitzpatrick said he had to get a court subpoena Monday ordering police to turn over records. But he said that when the subpoena was served to the deputy chief, it was greeted with an obscenity. "I've never seen this happen in my history with the DA's office," Fitzpatrick told the Syracuse Post-Standard of the refusal to share records. ESPN reported last week the claims of two former ball boys...
  • (Syracuse University assistant basketball coach)Bernie Fine target of police inquiry

    11/17/2011 5:33:08 PM PST · by massmike · 35 replies
    http://espn.go.com ^ | 11/17/2011 | Mark Schwarz and Arty Berko
    Syracuse police say they are investigating an allegation that Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine molested a team ball boy for more than a dozen years beginning in the mid-1980s. Police stressed to Outside The Lines they are in the early stages of the investigation. The alleged victim, Bobby Davis, now 39, told Outside the Lines that Fine molested him beginning in 1983 shortly before Davis entered the seventh grade. Davis, the team's ball boy for six years beginning in 1984, said the abuse occurred at Fine's home, at the Syracuse basketball facilities, and on road trips, including the...
  • Syracuse Asst. Coach Bernie Fine Put on Leave Following Allegations of Sex Abuse

    11/18/2011 8:48:26 AM PST · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | 11/18/11
    (CBS/AP) SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine has been placed on administrative leave while police investigate allegations that he molested two team ball boys more than 20 years ago. Bobby Davis, now 39, claimed in an interview with ESPN Thursday that Fine began abusing him in 1984. Davis said that the alleged abuse occurred at Fine's home, on team road trips and at Syracuse basketball facilities. He said the sexual contact continued until he was 27. Davis' stepbrother, Mike Lang, 45, who was also a ball boy, also told ESPN that Fine began molesting him when he...
  • One of Syracuse's oldest Presbyterian churches votes to close next year

    10/28/2011 3:21:31 AM PDT · by Cronos · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Syracuse.com ^ | 28 October 2011 | Elizabeth Doran
    One of the oldest Presbyterian churches in Syracuse First Presbyterian Church United this month decided it will close in April 2012. The Near West Side church, founded in 1826 and located at 620 W. Genesee St. since 1904, will have its last service on Easter, April 8, 2012. The church has been steadily losing members over the years and is financially strapped, said Nancy Wind, associate for congregational life at the church. There are about 100 church members; of those about 40 attend worship services, she said. Weve been running a deficit budget for at least a decade...
  • Big East NOW History (College Football)

    09/19/2011 8:26:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | September 19, 2011 | annem040359
    When you have two very well-known colleges, Syracuse and Pittsburgh who have made it official that they are looking at joining the Atlantic Coast Conference in college athletics,(ACC); it marks the death knell of the Big East in college football and most likely, in its other sports, including basketball. What took me by surprised is that it was Syracuse and Pittsburgh, both basketball powerhouses in regards to mens college basketball and for Syracuse, its mens college basketball program headed by the legendary head coach Jim Boeheim who lead his team to the NCAAs mens college basketball championship in 2003. What...
  • Vanity-RE: Rules- NYS Mayors and 'gifts' (or free stuff)

    09/04/2011 9:50:58 AM PDT · by CaptainPhilFan · 2 replies
    9/4/11 | nobody special
    FRiends, I'm looking for references to what kinds of gifts or freebies a mayor in NYS may recieve. Digging thru legal pages, .Gov pages, but can't find I'm looking for. Some friends having trouble with their Mayor , drinking at different bars every day, not paying. Thank you for any help in this.
  • Texas Christian, Villanova Picks Point Big East to Conference Tournament?

    11/30/2010 3:13:31 PM PST · by dangus · 7 replies · 2+ views
    Idle Speculation ^ | 11-30-10 | Dangus
    The Big East's football expansion plans leave the conference with 17 universities, including non-Football members. That's a terrible number for scheduling; the only way the basketball teams can schedule an even number of games is if they play every other team only once. 18 teams would allow three divisions of six teams each. Any team would play the other five teams in its division twice, and one half of the twelve other teams in the conference. 18 sounds like worsening the problem of too many teams, but having three divisions could actually restore some rivalries, and return the conference to...
  • Ann Marie Buerkle surges into lead over Dan Maffei in NY-25 congressional race (Switch from D to R)

    11/03/2010 4:34:27 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 41 replies
    Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | 11/3/2010 | Mark Weiner
    Syracuse, NY -- Republican Ann Marie Buerkle surged ahead of U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei by 659 votes this afternoon in the 25th Congressional District race after Wayne County reported its unofficial results. Buerkle sealed her victory in the western part of the district with a convincing win in Wayne County, trouncing Maffei 15,429 (63 percent) to 9,191 (37 percent), according to returns Wayne County released at about 5:30 p.m. Before Wayne County reported its results -- more than 20 hours after polls closed -- Maffei held on to a slim lead of about 5,600 votes from the other three counties...
  • Syracuses Lords of Political Correctness Hunt Down Law Student Bloggers

    10/29/2010 5:29:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 28, 2010 | Robert Shipley
    Nobody forced Syracuse to build a giant building with the First Amendment emblazoned on the side. Having done so, however, one would think that the university would at least have the shame to try to live up to it. In the above photo, you’re looking at the front of the newest addition to the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. It’s hard to imagine a more permanent salute to freedom of speech and the press than plastering the entire text of the First Amendment in 10-foot high letters across the enormous facade of one of your university’s...