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Syracuse Field Hockey
8:56 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Syracuse Women's Field Hockey Takes on UNC in National Semifinal

Players on the Syracuse women's field hockey team celebrate after scoring a goal.
Credit Jack Marion

The No. 4 Syracuse women’s field hockey team looks to reach its first national championship in team history on Friday afternoon.  The Orange (17-5) faces top-ranked North Carolina (19-3) in the Final Four at 2 p.m. in College Park, Md.

“It hasn’t sunk in yet,” head coach Ange Bradley said after beating Penn State in the quarterfinals on Saturday. 

Added Bradley, “I’m just so proud of these young women. They are a really special group.”

It’s Syracuse's second trip to the Final Four in three seasons.

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American Smoke Out SU
5:40 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Great American Smoke Out Highlights New Smoking Policy at Syracuse University

Syracuse students Amy Hong (left) and Minkyo Sur (right) volunteered at Thursday's Great American Smoke Out.
(c) Scott Willis, WAER

The Great American Smoke Out, which urged smokers Thursday to kick the habit, coincides with the recently released expansion of Syracuse University’s “Smoke-Free” Policy. Starting next July, use of tobacco products and vaporizers will be prohibited outdoors on campus. Temporary exceptions will be made, however, for the Carrier Dome, Sheraton Hotel, Syracuse Stage, and Drumlins.

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AT&T Civic App Challenge
6:22 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Download this! Local Hackers in Competition for Apps to Help Society

Pocketsights, a travel app, won first place at the AT&T Central New York Civic App Challenge

  There’s a possibility one of the next apps you download will have been made right here in Syracuse. The first AT&T Central New York Civic App Challenge gave awards to four apps based on both creativity and ability to impact the area. Alan Ward says his app provides a modern way to see the landmarks of Central New York:

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Turning Stone Expansion
6:07 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

New Retail Center Plan for Turning Stone Makes Resort Stiff Competition for Future Casinos

The domed section in the picture (lower right) is a concept drawing of the new luxury retail outlet to be added to the Turning Stone Casino and Resort
Credit Turning Stone

  The Oneida Nation’s Turning Stone Resort is ready to expand once again…adding to its Casino, Hotels, Entertainment and Golf courses.  Oneida Leaders are taking an aggressive approach that might be aimed at nearby competition.

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Plan 2014
5:54 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Can Lake Ontario Shorline, Fish, Wildlife Improve with New Water Plan?

Outdoor groups say artificial control of water levels on Lake Ontario have helped invasive plants, such as these cattails, take over marshes and wetlands.
Credit Support Plan 2014

  A large group of conservation and sportsmen’s organizations is trying to push for a new way to regulate water levels on Lake Ontario.  Groups such as Ducks Unlimited,  New York State Conservation Council, Onondaga County Federation of Sportsmen, Onondaga Audubon, The Nature Conservancy and others say  5 decades of hydro-electric and shoreline concerns might be damaging wildlife and the environment …and the economy that’s based on them.

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