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Turkey Says It Shot Down A Russian Warplane Near Border With Syria

Turkey says that after issuing 10 warnings in five minutes, two of its F-16s shot down a Russian warplane that Turkey claims violated its airspace.On Twitter, Russia's Defense Ministry said its Sukhoi SU-24 was flying "only within the borders of Syrian territory." Its pilots, the Russians said, appear to have ejected.Later in the day, Russian President Vladimir Putin called the action a "stab in the back by the terrorists' accomplices."According to The Associated Press, Putin went on to say...
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NC State 42, Syracuse 29: Orange Drop Eighth Straight

Nov 21, 2015

Syracuse suffered an eighth consecutive loss on Saturday, falling 42-29 to the NC State Wolfpack at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina. The loss means Syracuse will end the season without a win away from the Carrier Dome, as the Orange are now 0-5 on the road. 

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The exhibits are in place and stories are ready to be told at the Skä•noñh  Great Law of Peace Center.  Grand opening weekend kicks off Saturday, after more than three months of construction.   The former Saint Marie among the Iroquois Museum on Onondaga Lake Parkway has been undergoing a $1 million  transformation …from telling the story of the Haudenosaunee from the French perspective…to now sharing that history though the eyes of the Iroquois.   Until recently, center general manager Daniel Connors says most of us were probably taught through a Euro-centric model.

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  Businesses in the 21st Century have to be connected on the internet.  Some local business owners today learned better ways to get on line … and get their business noticed.

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A large U.S. flag served as the backdrop behind Family Court Judges from Central New York at the OnCenter this morning who were about to officially finalize the adoption process for families.  A local politician candidly shared his emotional account about the day he and his wife decided to adopt two children to expand their family…  Congressman John Katko.


Throughout this season, Syracuse has had the difficult task of facing off against a number of efficient quarterbacks. In week three, it was Central Michigan's Cooper Rush. Two games later,  it was South Florida's Quinton Flowers. Three weeks after that, it was Florida State's Sean Maguire. And just last week, it was Clemson's Deshaun Watson.

For the Orange, the results haven't always been pretty. In total, those quarterbacks threw for nine touchdowns and only two interceptions against Syracuse. Last week, Watson shredded Syracuse's secondary for 358 yards through the air.

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  The air quality is officially smoke free today inside Syracuse Housing Authority properties.  They’ve been preparing tenants for a year in advance and the new policy is gaining praise from local health officials. 

Back when he arrived in our city to take over the college athletic program to which so many folks attach so much of their civic pride, I wrote a welcome to Mark Coyle in this space with the wish that he concentrate on a task that could and should go a long way toward heads held higher.

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About 100 Syracuse University students and staff gathered in front of Hendricks Chapel as the sun set Monday evening to hold a candlelight vigil in honor of those who lost their lives in the Paris terrorist attacks.  The remembrance featured representatives of every faith tradition who offered their thoughts and read passages from their respective religious texts.  Devon Bartholomew is the Assistant Baptist Chaplain at Hendricks.

  Congress member John Katko says, like people across the world, he was sad to hear about the attacks in Paris this weekend.  But unlike others, he was not shocked.

“An element of me said ‘this is exactly what we thought was going to happen’, based on the vulnerabilities we knew about Europe when we went over to visit them firsthand”


Many Onondaga County homeowners have probably received information in the mail from the water authority about an optional water line protection plan.  Authority executive director Michael Hooker says they began looking into the plans because many water lines in the system are 50 to 100 years old.  In addition, Hooker says last winter’s extreme temperatures froze the service lines of 500 customers.  So, OCWA considered three service providers, and settled on HomeServe.