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  • Trump declines ESPN invite to fill out NCAA bracket on-air

    02/15/2017 5:25:44 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 67 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | February 15, 2017 5:36 pm | AP
    President Donald Trump wont be filling out an NCAA Tournament bracket on ESPN this March, unlike his predecessor, Barack Obama. ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz says the network expressed its interest to the White House in continuing the presidential bracket. They have respectfully declined.
  • It's been snowing for 38 hours in Syracuse -- and we're at almost 20 inches

    11/22/2016 3:55:31 AM PST · by metmom · 104 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | November 21,2016 | Glenn Coin
    Syracuse, N.Y. -- It's been snowing for 38 straight hours in Syracuse, and there's more to come. The National Weather Service station at Hancock International Airport has been recording snow since 3 a.m. Sunday, when rain switched over to light snow. From then until 4 p.m. today, at least 18.9 inches of snow has fallen, and Syracuse could get another 4 inches.
  • SPD arrests 2 teens accused of assaulting 62-year-old man

    10/23/2016 4:32:58 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 16 replies
    WSYR ^ | 1021/2016
    Syracuse Police have arrested two teens who are accused of assaulting a 62-year-old man. The victim told officers a group of teens were sitting on his front yard trespassing in the 200 block of Glenwood Avenue on Wednesday afternoon. When the victim asked them not to sit on his property, police say he was punched twice in the face and head by two teenage girls. The 14 and 15-year-old girls were arrested and charged with third-degree assault. Their names are not being released because of their age. Both teens were released to the parents on juvenile appearance tickets.
  • Syracuse U prof rejects Israeli documentary, then apologizes after controversy erupts

    09/02/2016 9:10:58 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | September 02, 2016 at 11:09 AM | By Julie McMahon | jmcmahon@syracuse.com
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A Syracuse University professor who rejected a film about Israeli settlers on the West Bank for a conference here has issued a public apology. Controversy over screening the film "The Settlers" unraveled Thursday after The Atlantic published emails written by SU religion professor Gail Hamner. Hamner was writing to a fellow conference organizer to tell him she didn't think SU should screen the documentary because it would elicit protests from pro-Palestinian groups. Atlantic writer Conor Friedersdorf argued this was an example of "how political correctness chills speech on campus."
  • 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...