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UTILITY BILLS
4:36 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Gas and Electric Bills Predicted to Drop this Winter!

National Grid, electricity and gas utility company
Credit STEMconnector

Like it or not, the winter months are approaching.  But it appears most Upstate New York homeowners will be paying less to heat their homes between November and March.  National Grid officials today released their projections for the five month heating season.  

Gas and Electric Bill Predictions for Winter 2014-2015:

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Dick Clark Studio Dedication
7:37 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Oprah Winfrey Helps Open Dick Clark Studios, Allen Gerry Center at SU's Newhouse School

Oprah Winfrey (center) helped cut the ribbonl along with Chancellor Kent Syverud (right), Alan Gerry, Newhouse Dean Lorraine Branham (in orange) and Kari Clark, Dick Clark's widow (next to Oprah.

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey was greeted with cheers and a standing ovation today as she addressed a crowd of faculty, students and alumni at Syracuse University. Winfrey attended a luncheon and cut the ribbon for the opening of the new Dick Clark Studios and the Alan Gerry Center for Media Innovation at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. During her remarks, Winfrey wanted the students to know how fortunate they are to be at Newhouse

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HISTORY-MAKERS
4:08 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Syracuse University Distinguished Professor Encourages Fowler HS Students to Commit to Excellence

Dr. Walter D. Broadnax talks to students at George Fowler High School as a part of HistoryMakers.
Credit John Smith

History-Makers were sent to schools all over the country today to empower youth to keep them focused on their studies and to think about their futures.  Doctor Walter Broadnax, a Professor from the Maxwell School of Citizenship at Syracuse University encouraged students to empower themselves to make positive change in the world at George Fowler High School.  Broadnax shared his own experiences as an African American youth in the U-S, dealing with bigotry and racism such as being attacked by a police officer for just smiling back at a white girl.  He also used to get into fights in school until he met a 19 year-old teacher at age 14.

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NYS URBAN COUNCIL ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN THE 'CUSE
2:35 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Could Syracuse's Urban Revitalization Model Travel Elsewhere ?

Nicole Camarre, an Associate with Armory Square Ventures speaks as a panelist of Mastering Tourism Marketing.
Credit John Smith/WAER News

For the past few days, the New York State Urban Council hosted its annual Conference for a look into Syracuse’s Community programs and how new businesses revitalize Urban cities.  The first day led out of town guests on a guided tour through Syracuse. They are city planners and economic developers from all across the State.  Executive Director, Adria Finch gives us a glimpse of what they saw.

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OPERATION HORSEBACK
11:12 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Two Drug Pipelines to Syracuse Shut Down; 41 Indicted

Just a portion of the drugs seized in Operation Horseback that indicted 41 people.
Scott Willis WAER News

Nearly two dozen people from Syracuse were among 41 people  indicted Thursday on charges of operating two drug pipelines that ran through the city.  New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says a heroin ring stretched across four cities to Syracuse, and another ring used the U.S. Postal Service to ship cocaine from Puerto Rico.  

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