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Flight 103 Bombing Victims Remembered 26 Years After Tragedy

Amid the holiday season an important but somber anniversary might have been lost. However Syracuse University staff traveled to Arlington Cemetery Sunday to remember the victims of the Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing. Communications Manager Kelly Homan Rodoski (roe-DOSS-ski) says the 26 years have not diminished the impact for families. “Some of the words we heard today, especially from Frank Mulholland, who is the Lord Advocate, similar to our Attorney General. He assured the families today that...
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If your cardiologist is away at a conference when you're having a stabbing feeling in your chest, don't fret. You may be more likely to live.

A study published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine found frail patients admitted to teaching hospitals with two common types of heart problems were more likely to survive on days when national cardiology conferences were going on.

Kelly Homan-Rodosky

  Amid the holiday season an important but somber anniversary might have been lost.  However Syracuse University staff traveled to Arlington Cemetery Sunday to remember the victims of the Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing.  Communications Manager Kelly Homan Rodoski (roe-DOSS-ski) says the 26 years have not diminished the impact for families.

Only 17 seconds separated Syracuse from its biggest win of the season.

The Orange held a five-point lead, on the verge of upsetting No. 7 Villanova in the Wells Fargo Center. Syracuse had withstood a second half onslaught by the Wildcats, foul trouble and 18 turnovers as a team. 

But it was the 19th turnover -- a botched inbounds play -- that turned the game out of Syracuse's control.  The Wildcats took control of the loose ball and JayVaughn Pinkston scored the game-tying field goal with four seconds left, just moments after Josh Hart sunk a three.

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  Upstate New Yorkers seem ready to have renewable energy replace any power and economic boost that might have been gained by Hydro-fracking.  The Cuomo administration banned expanded gas drilling.  Now a poll by the group A Renewable America finds almost five-out-of-six people believe renewable energy is a key strategy for energy independence and reduced costs.  Matt McArdle chairs the New York Biomass Energy Alli

  Central New Yorkers trying to sign up for medical insurance through the state's health exchange have until Friday night to enroll in order to have that coverage take effect January 1st.  New York Health Benefit Exchange Director Donna Frescatore  says an original deadline was pushed back.

This week phones rang at record pace as people tried to get answers about the various insurance plans or needed help completing applications.  

There are so many memorable melodies that encompass the holiday music catalog.  In this edition of Jazz Journeys, we take a closer look at the origins of The Christmas Song and the artist who made it famous.

  Progress continues on Onondaga County’s Amphitheater project…despite winter weather and environmental concerns.  WAER’s Chris Bolt reports local contractors can also find out how to get involved tonight.

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When Western New York was dealt a major winter storm last month with an entire year’s worth of snow piled up in a matter of days, Onondaga County Employees and first responders made the trip to offer help.  Today they were recognized by County Executive Joanie Mahoney for their efforts.  She personally received hand-written thank you letters from Erie County Residents.


Just hours after the United States and Cuba announced they were moving toward normalizing relations, crowds gathered in Havana and Miami trying to come to grips with a historic shift.

NPR covered the reaction in those two places with two pieces on Morning Edition.

NPR's Greg Allen reported from Miami:

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  After years of studies, moratoriums, and intense lobbying on both sides, top state health and environmental officials today recommended against hydraulic fracturing in New York state.  

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