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  • New suspect in 1988 Lockerbie Pan Am terror bombing to be charged

    12/16/2020 12:56:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 16, 2020 | Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    Federal prosecutors are expected to unseal new charges against a bomb-maker linked to the 1988 attack on Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, according to a report. Abu Agila Mohammad Masud, a top bomb-maker for the late Libyan dictator Moammar Khadafy, is accused of constructing the explosive that downed the airliner and killed 270 people on board, the Wall Street Journal said. Masud is being held by Libyan authorities.
  • "Exceptional" Meteor Blast Triggers Shockwave and Seismic Shaking, 'Minimoon' Hurtles Past Earth [Dec 2]

    12/11/2020 2:31:30 PM PST · by ETL · 10 replies
    YouTube (11-min video) ^ | Dec 5, 2020 | Skywatch Media News
    December 5, 2020: A momentous boom rocked parts of Upper New York State on December 2 after an exceptionally large meteor infiltrated the earth's atmosphere. The explosive [daytime] flash produced a brilliant shadow across the city of Toronto, and the far reaching roar from the explosion created seismic like shaking across portions of north central New York.
  • Italian Americans unhappy with the decision, and timing, to remove Syracuse's Columbus statue

    10/13/2020 12:41:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    WRVO ^ | 10/12 | Ellen Abbott
    Italian Americans in Syracuse will gather in Columbus Circle Monday, to pay tribute to the Italian explorer, possibly for the last time. And they're not happy about it. After years of controversy and discussion, Mayor Ben Walsh made the final decision on the future of the controversial statue last week. The statue will be coming down. "The city of Syracuse will move forward with steps in local and state law, to remove the Columbus statue, the heads of Indigenous people of the Plains, the bas relief plaques, and have them removed to a private site," Walsh said during a press...
  • Syracuse University places professor on administrative leave after syllabus refers to coronavirus as ‘Wuhan flu’

    08/26/2020 5:43:14 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 27 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse ^ | Aug 25, 2020 | Chris Carlson | ccarlson@syracuse.com
    Syracuse University has placed a professor on administrative leave, saying they used derogatory and offensive language toward Chinese students on a course syllabus. The university announced the leave in a statement. The school’s announcement did not include the professor’s name or describe the language used but The Tab Syracuse, a social media account that covers Syracuse University news, posted a photo of a syllabus that references the coronavirus as both the “Wuhan flu” and “Chinese Communist Party Virus.” Screenshots of the syllabus show that it was for a chemistry class taught by Jon Zubieta, who the school lists as a...
  • Cuomo’s coronavirus rules: No dancing, no cornhole, no karaoke, no kidding

    08/23/2020 10:59:29 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 52 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | 8/23/20 | Megan Fox
    There is no dancing allowed in New York’s bars and restaurants, even at a wedding reception, according to the New York State Liquor Authority. To control the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s liquor authority has also specifically banned darts, pool, cornhole, karaoke and exotic dancing. Somehow, a place that allows customers to throw axes and drink beer is reopening Friday. There was no word from the liquor authority on how that fits in to safety protocols. No kidding. Cuomo has also banned comedy shows. The intent is to reduce the number of people congregating in bars. If you...
  • Syracuse University Tacitly Endorses Harassment, Intimidation of Conservative Student Journalist

    07/22/2020 12:22:02 PM PDT · by DFG · 14 replies
    Redstate ^ | 07/22/2020 | Jennifer Van Laar
    When Adrianna San Marco arrived at Syracuse University in the fall of 2019 for her freshman year, she was stunned at the blatant anti-conservative bias he witnessed from her fellow students and professors. San Marco knew that most college campuses aren’t bastions of free thought or tolerance of conservative viewpoints and that Syracuse had denied Young Americans for Freedom permission to establish an official chapter on campus in February 2019, but still thought they might try a little harder to hide the overtly political targeting. A political science major, San Marco is also interested in political journalism and commentary. She...
  • 9 shot at a party on Syracuse’s Near West Side; teen in critical condition

    06/21/2020 2:13:47 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | 06 21 2020 | Chris Libonati and Patrick Lohmann
    A flurry of gunshots wounded at least nine people at an outdoor party with hundreds on Syracuse’s Near West Side Saturday night, including a 17-year-old boy who is in critical condition. Police Chief Kenton Buckner said at least nine were wounded and taken to Upstate Medical University after the shootings near Fayette and Wyoming streets. The boy was shot in the head, police said. A video posted to Facebook appears to capture more than 25 shots that scattered the crowd. A witness said the shooting occurred at an annual outdoor gathering called “Rye Day,” which features a DJ. Several hundred...
  • State Troopers’ union criticizes Gov. Cuomo, feels governor has offered ‘zero support’

    06/01/2020 6:17:49 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 17 replies
    The president of the New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association was critical of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s handling of violence throughout the state after some peaceful protests. President Thomas Mungeer wrote that he finds it “appalling” that the governor hasn’t condemned violence directed at State Police during “the riots across the state.” The letter continues, noting that members of the state legislature and governor’s administration have offered little support during ‘the riots across the state’. “I find it appalling that you have not condemned the violence directed at your New York State Troopers during the riots across the state,” he...
  • State of Emergency issued for all of Onondaga County

    05/31/2020 12:38:44 PM PDT · by metmom · 13 replies
    localsyr.com ^ | May 31, 2020
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) A curfew is now in effect for all of Onondaga County starting Sunday. The curfew will be in effect from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. This curfew prohibits people from being in any public place during those times. The curfew does not apply to anyone in an essential service including essential emergency services such as fire, police, law enforcement, ambulance, and/or hospital services. This curfew also does not apply to those traveling to and from places of employment. This follows protest taking place in Syracuse on Saturday in response to the death of George Floyd. The county...
  • Syracuse University increases tuition and financial aid for 2020-21; sticker price likely more than $76K

    05/18/2020 2:27:50 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 33 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | May 12, 2020 | Chris Carlson
    On the heels of taking austerity measures to combat the financial impact of the coronavirus, Syracuse University will increase both the amount it charges students in tuition and the amount of financial aid it provides students next year. In an announcement by the school, the university indicated that it will increase its tuition fees by 3.9%, up to $54,270 for students admitted in fall 2018 and afterward.
  • No Police Raids? Syracuse Mosque Continues Holding Daily Prayers Amid COVID-19 Lockdown As Christians Are Threatened and Fined For Attending Drive-In Services

    04/20/2020 7:29:47 AM PDT · by bitt · 30 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 4/19/2020 | Christina Laila
    Why no police raids? A Syracuse mosque is still open for daily prayers amid the Coronavirus shutdown as Christians are threatened and fined for attending drive-in services. New York is the country’s Coronavirus epicenter with more than 18,000 deaths, however this mosque is still open for prayers. This mosque located on the north side was once the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, but it closed down due to lack of parishioners — now it is considered a victory mosque. Syracuse.com reported: [Irfan Elahi] used his skills to create a prayer room covered in plastic with special ventilation that allows daily prayers...
  • Syracuse U. says report of white supremacist manifesto was likely hoax

    11/21/2019 6:34:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    ABC 7 NYC ^ | November 20, 2019 | Staff
    Syracuse University's chancellor says reports that a white supremacist manifesto was sent to some students' cellphones at a campus library "was probably a hoax." Kent Syverud told the University Senate Wednesday authorities haven't found anyone who directly received the screed, which had seemed to further a series of racist episodes on the central New York campus.
  • Syracuse University Suspends Fraternity Activities After Racist Incident

    11/20/2019 5:42:12 AM PST · by karpov · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 17, 2019 | Luis Ferré-Sadurní
    Syracuse University suspended all social activities at fraternities for the rest of the semester on Sunday, after a string of racist and anti-Semitic incidents that have roiled campus, prompting student protests, boycotts and sit-ins. At least 10 racist incidents have been reported this month at Syracuse University or close to its campus, including a swastika drawn in a dorm hall and other vandalism featuring racial slurs targeting black and Asian people. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has directed state agencies to investigate the hate speech. The announcement on Sunday morning came after a group of students, including members of a fraternity,...
  • The MS mystery in Syracuse: Why do we have highest rate of multiple sclerosis nationwide?

    11/05/2019 10:57:55 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    CNY Central ^ | , November 4th 2019 | Tommy SladekMonday
    The report by insurance provider Blue Cross Blue Shield says the diagnosis rate of MS in Central New York is 45 per 10,000 insured people or 1 in every 222. Nationally, that number drops to just 1 in every 416 insured persons. Dr. Corey McGraw with Upstate neurology says research has already shown MS is more common in people living farther away from the equator. The more north you live, the more likely you are to be diagnosed, he said. Location is also what's sparked a deeper interest in a lack of Vitamin D and fighting off flu viruses. “The...
  • Islam and Jesus, Son of Mary

    05/01/2014 1:00:46 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 20 replies
    The Catholic World Report ^ | 5/1/14 | William Kilpatrick
    Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Syracuse, New York, was sold in December to a Muslim group and will be turned into a mosque. The Muslim organization requested that six stone crosses be removed from the top of the century-old historic church, and the Syracuse Landmark Preservation Board has complied. However, as Syracuse.com explains in an April 6, 2014 article, “Plans to turn a church into a mosque bring pain and hope to changing neighborhood,” everything evens out because the mosque will be named the Mosque of Jesus, Son of Mary “to build a bridge between the old and the new.”...
  • New York-based Muslim extremist group demands court halt publication of book

    03/15/2013 5:59:51 PM PDT · by wesagain · 25 replies
    Act for America.com ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | Brigette Gabriel
    The Muslims of America based in Hancock, Delaware County, is suing Martin Mawyer and his Christian Action Network for $3 million in federal court in Syracuse, seeking to halt the continued publication of his book, ‘Twilight in America’ – the Untold Story of Islamic Training Camps in America.” Syracuse.com (h/t Andrea K) The book takes aim at Muslims of America with false claims that have put the group’s members in fear of violent attacks from Mawyer’s followers, the lawsuit said. The co-author of the book, Patti Pierucci, is also named as a defendant. The Christian Action Network isn’t the only...
  • Andrew P. Bakaj, the Whistleblower’s Lawyer: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    09/28/2019 10:54:34 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 21 replies
    HEAVY ^ | Sep 25, 2019 | Emily Bicks
    Andrew P. Bakaj is the lawyer representing the whistleblower who came forward with information about President Donald Trump and his conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky about an investigation into 2020 democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. The whistleblower’s intel, which has now been turned over to Congress confidentially, pushed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to announce a formal impeachment inquiry against Trump on September 24, 2019. Lead counsel on this high-profile case is the 36-year-old Bakaj, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer, who now works as the founding & managing partner of Compass Rose Legal...
  • The Highway Was Supposed to Save This City. Can Tearing It Down Fix the Sins of the Past?

    08/07/2019 9:20:53 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | July 30, 2019 | Aaron Gordon
    Helen Hudson will tell you what the 15th Ward was like when she was a girl. In the 1950s and early ’60s, the Syracuse neighborhood was home to thousands of predominantly black residents who had settled in the growing upstate New York city during and after the Great Migration. Those who remember it, like Hudson, describe it as thriving, self-sufficient community they were proud to call home. “Oh my god, the things we had,” she said recently, her voice softening with the distinct twang of nostalgia. “We had two bowling alleys. We had meat markets.” Charlie Pierce-El will tell you...
  • Some construction projects in Syracuse overwhelmingly white, male, report finds

    03/28/2019 10:04:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies
    WRVO ^ | March 18, 2019 | Tom Magnarelli
    White, suburban men are reaping the benefits of public construction projects in the Syracuse area, despite the city's demographics, according to a new report. Advocacy groups are sounding the alarm, before a decision is made regarding the future of the Interstate-81 viaduct in Syracuse. The I-81 project is expected to be a massive undertaking with the potential to create lots of jobs for local residents. Andrew Croom, staff attorney with Legal Services of Central New York, which issued the report with the Urban Jobs Task Force, said they reviewed the payroll records for five construction projects in the Syracuse area,...
  • Syracuse restaurant slammed for ‘Robert Kraft’ sandwich: report

    02/26/2019 4:59:12 AM PST · by DFG · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/26/2019 | Bradford Betz
    “Dinosaur Bar-B-Que” is facing backlash over a sandwich named after Robert Kraft, the New England Patriots owner who was arrested Friday in connection with a prostitution and human trafficking sting at a Florida massage parlor. The Syracuse-based chain posted an image on its Facebook and Twitter page of a pulled pork sandwich, which was named after the 77-year-old. “This week ONLY stop into the Syracuse Dinosaur to get a ‘Robert Kraft’ aka the Jerked and Pulled Chicken Sandwich,” the caption read.