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Rehab Tech Prosthetics
2:17 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Family Business Celebrates 25 Years Helping People Walk, Function & Live

Terry Hall of Rehab Tech holds advanced knee and foot prosthetic
Chris Bolt/WAER News

As 2013 comes to a close, a Syracuse family business marks 25 years in a highly specialized medical field.  WAER’s Chris Bolt reports Rehab-Tech has helped numerous people walk, function or otherwise conquer amputations and other crippling medical problems.

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6:43 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Savlation Army Just About Ready for Christmas Bureau Distribution at OnCenter

Toys are unpacked at the Salvation Army's Christmas Bureau at the OnCenter.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Preparations are well underway at the OnCenter for the Salvation Army’s Christmas Bureau distribution on Monday.   Friday, a forklift operator unloaded a Wegmans truck filled with 19-thousand pounds of non-perishable goods including canned vegetables and fruit, juice, sauces, coffee, cocoa,  and tea.  That includes 27-hundred bags of potatoes, which Salvation Army Marketing Manager Greg Meitus says wasn’t expected.  

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Clear Path for Veterans
11:59 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Human Side of War in Iraq Focus of New Book by Veteran at CNY Vets Center

Clear Path for Veterans in Chittenango is designed to be a comfortable place where veterans can gather or receive services.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

  It took Iraq War veteran John Ready of Oneida almost ten years to write about the experiences he went through as part of a civil affairs unit.  But he decided to chronicle the strange, sometimes funny and poignant happenings and thoughts in his book, "Does My Suicide Vest Make Me Look Fat?: A Soldier's Year in Iraq."   

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HATE CRIME
6:19 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

New York's Highest Court Agrees to Hear Appeal in Syracuse Transgender Murder Case

The late Lateisha Green
Credit transgenderlegal.org

New York State’s highest court has agreed to look at an appeal of a lower court ruling that freed a Syracuse man convicted of the state’s first hate crime.  Back in July, the State Supreme Court’s 4th Appellate Division tossed out the conviction of Dwight DeLee in the 2008 murder of transgender woman Lateisha Green on a technicality.  

Michael Silverman is Executive Director of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund in New York City, and has worked with the Green family for the past five years.

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CNY SPCA
6:54 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

SPCA Looking for Holiday Giving to Finish Kennel Renovations

View of the old kennels for large dogs at the CNY SPCA. The group launched donation drive Monday to renovate them.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

The Central New York S-P-C-A is hoping people’s holiday generosity will help them make their kennels a little more joyous for the animals.  Officials say newer facilities might be better for both the pets and the workers.

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