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  • 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...

    02/03/2015 7:01:40 AM PST · by shortstop · 10 replies ^ | 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 city’s school board [ New York]

    01/09/2015 6:41:57 PM PST · by george76 · 36 replies
    EAGnews ^ | January 9, 2015 | Victor Skinner
    Syracuse’s Nation of Islam representative Mark Muhammad will join the city’s school board at the mayor’s request ... Muhammad’s ties to the Nation of Islam – he’s Louis Farrakhan’s local representative – that have some questioning how the group’s radical views on education and race will play into his new role. And it doesn’t 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 group’s beliefs, such as the needed segregation of black and white students, will guide his leadership. ... he doesn’t 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 church’s 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 ^ | March 14, 2014 |
    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 Man’s 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 |
    New York man’s 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 ^ | 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 it’s 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 It’s 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 In February, the NAACP threatened to sue 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 organization’s 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 Miner’s 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. Attorney’s Office December 11, 2012 Southern District of Alabama MOBILE, AL—U.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 ( - 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 wasn’t 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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. “We’ve 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 ^ | 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 men’s college basketball and for Syracuse, its men’s college basketball program headed by the legendary head coach Jim Boeheim who lead his team to the NCAA’s men’s 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...
  • Syracuse’s 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...
  • Syracuse Univesity PC Police on Patrol for Offensive Halloween Costumes

    10/29/2010 9:22:43 AM PDT · by Erin Brown · 22 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | 10/29/2010 | SkinnieMinnie
    Syracuse University campus security has asked students to report offensive Halloween costumes this year as a part of the S.U. Stop Bias program. The Department of Public Safety at Syracuse, would report offensive costumes and “file a judicial complaint” and “likely require them to remove it.”
  • U.S. Department of Labor sues Syracuse firm to recover union pensions that went to Madoff

    10/21/2010 4:17:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies ^ | 10/21/10 | Charley Hannagan
    U.S. Department of Labor sues Syracuse firm to recover union pensions that went to MadoffCharley Hannagan / The Post-Standard Updated: Thursday, October 21, 2010, 5:53 PM Syracuse, NY -- The U.S. Department of Labor today accused J.P. Jeanneret Associates Inc., of Syracuse, its executives, and three other investment companies and executives, of causing pension, health and benefit plans to lose hundreds of millions of dollars through investments with Bernard L. Madoff. The lawsuit was filed today in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. If successful, it would return money to thousands of workers in Central...
  • Syracusia [Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia]

    01/28/2006 8:46:55 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies · 1,156+ views
    Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia ^ | prior to 2006 | Houghton Mifflin
    One of the most complete descriptions of a ship from antiquity is that described by the Greek writer Athenaeus. Writing in the second century ce, but basing his account on more contemporary descriptions (now lost), he described a huge grain ship built by Hieron II, king of Syracuse from 269 to 215 bce. Lionel Casson considers this to be the largest ship built in antiquity... There were cabins for 142 first-class passengers on the second deck in addition to accommodations for steerage, the lower deck being reserved for cargo and the upper deck for soldiers, said to number 400. The...
  • How Carl Paladino built his Rite Aid empire in Syracuse

    10/11/2010 7:22:11 PM PDT · by metmom · 27 replies
    The Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | Sunday, October 10, 2010 | Michelle Breidenbach
    Syracuse, NY -- As candidate Carl Paladino steams across New York, Syracusans are remembering another kind of trail he blazed through the city as a real estate developer in the 1990s. People all over Syracuse are digging up old records to confirm their memories: He really is the Buffalo developer who offered unheard-of cash to people who would sell their old homes and stores to make way for Rite Aid stores among the neighborhood rooftops.
  • Four killed in Megabus crash near Syracuse

    09/11/2010 9:07:05 AM PDT · by iowamark · 18 replies · 1+ views
    WKTV Utica NY ^ | 09/11/2010 | WKTV
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WKTV) - Four people are dead after a crash involving the low cost bus carrier Megabus in the Syracuse suburb of Salina. Authorities say the double decker bus carrying at least 20 people hit the bottom of a railroad bridge around 2:30 Saturday morning. Investigators say the bus was too tall to make it under the low-clearance bridge on the Onondaga Lake Parkway. The bus left Philadelphia at 10:00 Friday night and was headed for Toronto with stops in Syracuse and Buffalo. Besides the four people killed, numerous others were taken to hospitals with injuries ranging from critical...
  • Study: Archimedes Set Roman Ships Afire with Cannons

    07/07/2010 8:20:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies · 1+ views
    LiveScience ^ | June 28, 2010 | Jeremy Hsu
    Greek inventor Archimedes is said to have used mirrors to burn ships of an attacking Roman fleet. But new research suggests he may have used steam cannons and fiery cannonballs instead. A legend begun in the Medieval Ages tells of how Archimedes used mirrors to concentrate sunlight as a defensive weapon during the siege of Syracuse, then a Greek colony on the island of Sicily, from 214 to 212 B.C. No contemporary Roman or Greek accounts tell of such a mirror device, however. Both engineering calculations and historical evidence support use of steam cannons as "much more reasonable than the...
  • Prosecutors detail teen drug ring run by (gay) former Syracuse cop

    06/12/2010 8:03:15 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 16 replies · 708+ views
    The Post Standard-Syracuse NY ^ | 06/12/10 | Jim O'Hara and Robert A. Baker
    It began around the end of the school year last June with teenagers hanging around a former Syracuse police officer’s home to smoke cigarettes and marijuana. The number of youths hanging around the Camillus home (of Fredrick J. Baunee) began to grow. His vehicle was like a magnet attracting teens for short encounters.... Before long, the former law enforcement officer was running an organized drug ring with kids ranging in age from 13 to 17. Kids were both buyers and sellers. Some teens working for him phoned in orders for marijuana to deliver to their peers. A few were trusted...
  • Students revolting over JP Morgan's Jamie Dimon as graduation speaker

    04/23/2010 12:06:41 PM PDT · by metmom · 22 replies · 466+ views
    The Guardian ^ | April 12, 2010 | Andrew Clark
    He may be a hero on Wall Street but the JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon is seriously uncool in the eyes of students. There's revolt in the air at Syracuse University in upstate New York where Dimon is due to give a graduation address next month. Disgruntled students complain that the university's invitation to Dimon amounts to an attempt to use their commencement ceremony (graduation to us Brits) as a tool to rebuild the public image of the disgraced banking industry. And they point out that while JP Morgan coins in record profits, the credit crunch has left many students...
  • Paladino Speaks at Raucous Tea Party Event

    04/08/2010 10:14:48 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies · 850+ views
    Carl Paladino, a Republican candidate for Governor, is a favorite of the Tea Party movement. Paladino gave a speech yesterday at the Palace Theater in Syracuse, and, once again, he got a racous reception. His campaign slogan is "Mad As Hell." When he announced the start of his campaign recently in his hometown of Buffalo, Paladino says he will focus on spending and chronic deficits in the state budget. Paladino is a lawyer and highly-successful real estate developer, many of his projects in blighted areas of Buffalo. Paladino stressed he is no career politican. Paladino vowed to spend $10 million...
  • Squeezed Out

    03/25/2010 6:14:59 PM PDT · by walsh · 10 replies · 405+ views
    ESPN ^ | March 25, 2010 | Walsh
    Another No. 1 is done in the NCAA tournament. Butler upset Syracuse in the West Region.
  • Obama Misspells Syracuse on His NCAA Bracket, Get's EDITED OUT By ESPN!

    03/18/2010 9:25:38 PM PDT · by montag813 · 58 replies · 2,325+ views
    HotAir ^ | 03-19-2010 |
    The ABC story on Obama's basketball picks consisted of highlights from corporate cousin ESPN's session with Obama as he filled out a big bracket chart, and World News included Obama's spelling challenge. “Should be an R in there,” ESPN's Andy Katz corrected Obama upon spotting how the President had misspelled “Syracuse” as “Sycacuse.”ESPN shows him write every team in the sweet 16 except for Syracuse, which they EDITED OUT.
  • One crumbling building stymies Syracuse, state officials, & keeps I-81 closed

    03/10/2010 12:38:47 AM PST · by ctdonath2 · 10 replies · 770+ views
    The Post-Standard ^ | March 04, 2010, 6:00AM | Meghan Rubado
    Syracuse, NY - Syracuse has the authority to demolish the crumbling building that has disrupted the commutes of 50,000 people a day for nearly a week, but it wants the state to pay for it. The state is OK with paying, but it’s not sure it has the authority to demolish the building, whose bricks are threatening to drop onto Interstate 81. Instead of deciding on a method of demolition, or hiring a contractor, or setting a tear-down date, officials at both levels of government have spent the past five days wrangling over legal issues. Meanwhile, the one mile stretch...
  • Hendricks Chapel | First pagan chaplain appointed (Pagan chaplain at Syracuse Univ.)

    02/15/2010 6:31:47 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 29 replies · 792+ views
    Hendricks Chapel recognized Mary Hudson as its first pagan chaplain on Feb. 1, in line with its goal of being more inclusive of all religions on campus. This is the first new chaplain since the appointments of the Buddhist and the historically black church chaplains and the 11th chaplain at Hendricks. As a chaplain, Hudson will work at Hendricks two days a week, sponsor community outreaches and be apart of the Chaplains Council. Syracuse University may be only the second university in the nation to have a pagan chaplain, Hudson said. The only other one she was aware of is...
  • Eliot Spitzer to speak at Syracuse University

    02/06/2010 8:47:12 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 37 replies · 927+ views
    The Post-Standard ^ | February 05, 2010, 2:51PM | By Glenn Coin
    Syracuse, N.Y. -- Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer will speak at Syracuse University next week on the financial crisis. Spitzer's talk, "From Libertarianism to Angry Populism: Have We Learned Anything From the Crisis of the Past Two Years?" will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Maxwell School auditorium. Spitzer resigned in March 2008, after barely more than a year in office, amid accusations he patronized a prostitute. The talk is free and open to the public.
  • Central New York's jobless rate doesn't include the hidden unemployed (real rate nearly 15%)

    01/04/2010 4:34:16 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 10 replies · 558+ views
    The Post-Standard-Syracuse NY ^ | January 04, 2010, 6:24AM | By Marnie Eisenstadt
    roughly 18,000 people in Central New York ... are working part-time because they can’t find full-time work. They aren’t counted in the unemployment numbers released every month because they are working. Just not enough. People who have stopped looking for work also aren’t counted in the monthly unemployment figures. If both groups were counted, the Syracuse area’s unemployment rate would be 14.8 percent. That’s almost 50,000 people, and almost double the unemployment rate in November, 7.8 percent.