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ELECTION 2014
2:03 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

NYS Controller's Race: A Fair Contest?

Candidate for state controller and current Onondaga County Controller Bob Antonacci meets with seniors at Salina Town Hall.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Republican candidate for state controller Bob Antonacci of Onondaga County says being the guinea pig for the state’s public campaign finance program is proving to be a lot tougher than he thought.    The certified public accountant and current county controller stopped by Salina Town Hall Tuesday to meet with seniors, hoping to drum up financial and electoral support.  Antonacci says taxpayer financed campaigns are still foreign to most, and derided by others.

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George McDonald Reaction
8:30 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Demoted George McDonald "Blindsided" By Recent Staff Changes

George McDonald said he was "blindsided" on Saturday when Scott Shafer told him that he'd been demoted from offensive coordinator to wide receivers coach.

"If I would’ve known I would only get 18 games to be offensive coordinator, I would have stayed at the University of Arkansas," McDonald said.  "I would have never came here."

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Sports
8:23 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Orange Out Failed Miserably, What's Left for This Season at Dome?

Orange shirts and empty seats.

When Syracuse University officials put the word out that game day Friday for the big Atlantic Coast Conference 2014 opener against Louisville was going to be marked by an Orange Out, I had hopes for something pretty cool in this city of ours.

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Syracuse International Film Festival
5:07 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Films of India will be among those featured in the 2014 Syracuse International Film Festival.

This year's Syracuse International Film Festival will be showing Films of India.
Credit Syracuse International Film Festival

Film fans get a chance to take in the art and craft of other countries as the Syracuse International Film Festival gets underway tonight.  This year’s event will give audiences a chance to interact with filmmakers.

This year,  film buffs get transported to India for one of the highlights of this year’s festival.  Founder and Artistic Director Owen Shapiro chose works by Madhur Bhandarkar to show audiences something a little different.

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LEED Gold Certification
4:21 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

OCC Receives Award For Their Two Newest Green Buildings

One of the two of Ononadaga Community College's newest green buildings - The Acadademic II Building
Credit John Smith / WAER News

Onondaga Community College’s newest buildings are receiving high marks for their environmental features. The Academic II building and the SRC Arena and Events Center received the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council Tuesday morning. Being certified by the U.S. Green Building Council means that the building design and construction met specific green building criteria.

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