Syracuse Looks to Rebound Against South Florida

Sep 15, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange (1-1, 0-1 ACC) will look to right the ship against the South Florida Bulls (2-0, 0-0 AAC) on Saturday. The Orange was crushed by the No. 10 ranked Louisville Cardinals 62-28. It was a disappointing result in a game that would’ve put Syracuse back on the radar if they had hung close.

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  The staff and volunteers who answer calls to the region’s suicide hotline are encouraged by the state’s comprehensive effort to reduce the suicide rate.  Cheryl Giarrusso is Director of Crisis Intervention Services at Contact Community Services.

"I think the push right now is to make the public aware that suicide is a public issue," Giarrusso said. "It is something that has to come out of the darkness and into the light. 

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  Most Central New Yorkers probably know Syracuse University opened its doors to World War II veterans under the GI Bill.  But what was the impact on campus and surrounding areas?  A new exhibit at SU explores how the influx of veterans transformed the area physically, academically, and socially.  University Archivist Meg Mason says a letter from a veteran posed a sincere question.

A group of state lawmakers is teaming up with environmental groups to ask Governor Cuomo’s administration to ban the use of waste water from hydrofracking and other oil and gas extraction from being spread on public roadways.

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Central New York could be seeing more tourists from places such as China, the U.K., Ireland and Australia thanks to the I Love New York Campaign.  For the past few days, about 50 motorcoach and tour operators have been sightseeing what the area has to offer. Visit Syracuse President David Holder says the tourism industry will grow if there is a relationship between tour operators and local tourist sites.

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  The seventh grade students at Ed Smith Elementary School’s concerns go beyond the average teen angst, they’re fighting for a greener tomorrow.

Ed Smith was presented with OCRRA’s Mastri Recycling Excellence Award Monday. The seventh graders are the backbone of Ed Smiths’ greener initiative. They’re so invested that students such as Kyle Giardine sacrifice their much-anticipated lunch period to monitor energy usage and recycling in classrooms

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The Museum of Science and Technology is starting to put together the largest, most expensive visiting exhibit the museum has ever hosted.   It’s called Nature’s Machines and it's so large that five tractor-trailers were needed to bring it to the MOST.  The 5,000 square foot exhibit was built at The Field Museum in Chicago, and its debut here is the first time an exhibit of this scale has ever been on display in a mid-market city.  Chief Program Officer Peter Plumley says Syracuse should be excited.   

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Many Central New Yorkers this weekend might pause and reflect on the events of 15 years ago when terrorists used airliners to kill nearly 3,000 people.  The 21-foot, 6-ton steel column from the World Trade Center in front of DeWitt town hall is a constant reminder of that horrific day in 2001.  The tragedy hits close to home for DeWitt Town Supervisor Ed Michalenko.

  The swift closure of I-T-T Technical Institute in Liverpool has placed many students in a precarious situation.  Some other colleges are looking at the closing as an opportunity for students to apply.  The Dean of University College at Syracuse University, Bea Gonzalez says it’s very possible that some I-T-T class credits will transfer over.

Science on the Radio Discusses the Erie Canal

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