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Brown v. Board of Ed 60th anniv
5:14 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Will Abandoning Common Core Set School Equality Back to Brown V. Board of Ed Days?

NYS Education Commissioner John King
Credit nysed.gov

New York’s Education Commissioner took the 60th anniversary of the Brown versus Board of Education decision to defend the Common Core standards in schools.  John King went after the programs critics.  He says Common Core is not about a federal curriculum or making testing companies get rich.

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US Attorney Release
3:14 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

David Renz Will Not Face Death Penalty Case from Federal Prosecutors

David Renz' mug shot from an earlier arrest

  

Federal officials have decided not to pursue a death penalty case against David Renz for last year's murder of a woman and rape of a child.  Renz pled guilty to killing Lori Bresnahan and assaulting the young girl. 

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Community
10:00 am
Wed May 14, 2014

A Visit to Onondaga Lake Park Can Open Your Eyes

Skateboard Park
Mark Bialczak

If you've lived in the Syracuse area since the 1980s, it may never have crossed your mind to pull into the park that borders Onondaga Lake over there on the Liverpool side. Too many memories of chemical dumps when the Allied factory used to churn out its product in the big plant on the shore, right?

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2014 NY GUBERNATORIAL RACE
6:22 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

GOP Pick for Lieutenant Governor is SAFE Act Opponent

Chemung County Sheriff Christopher Moss is the GOP choice for Lieutenant Governor.

GOP candidate for governor Rob Astorino says his choice for a Lieutenant Governor running mate will be the Chemung County Sheriff, Chris Moss, an avid opponent of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s gun control laws.

Moss, who would be the first  African American the state GOP would pick for Lieutenant Governor, is head of the New York State Sheriffs' Association.  In an interview with the Elmira Star Gazette, Moss called  parts of the gun control laws championed by Cuomo “ludicrous” and a “knee jerk reaction” to the Sandy Hook tragedy. 

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Nascar Driver Supports Healthy Mouth Movement
2:47 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Danica Patrick Comes to Syracuse as a Matter of Dental Health

Danica Patrick (right) smiles as she's about to be introduced at SU. Congressmember Dan Maffei is to her left.
Credit John Smith/WAER News

It’s not every day that an award winning Nascar Driver rolls into Syracuse. However, Danica Patrick joined forces with Aspen Dental today at Syracuse University to offer free Dental Care with a mobile dentistry office that’s catering to Veterans who are in need of some dental care.

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