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4:43 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

SU Employee Travels to Lockerbie to Mark 25th Anniversary of the Bombing of Pan AM Flight 103

Roses remembering victims of Pan Am Flight 103
Credit SU Pan Am Flight 103 Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives

Believe it or not, on Saturday, it will be exactly 25 years since the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 that took the lives of 270 people, including 35 Syracuse University students.  To mark the anniversary of the tragedy, an S-U employee decided to finally make her long-awaited trip all the way to Lockerbie, Scotland. The town lost 11 of its own residents in the tragedy. WAER’s Pete Sweeney reports. 

Listen to Pete Sweeney's report on the 25th Anniversary of Pan Am Flight 103.
Listen to Kelly Rodoski's interview from Lockerbie with WAER's John Smith.

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Entertainment
11:46 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Jazz Journeys - Episode 3 Jingle Jazz

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

On this holiday edition of Jazz Journeys, I dip into our bag of jazz goodies and introduce you to 5 Christmas songs that you might not be all that familiar with plus one extra bonus surprise at the end.  Take a listen and best wishes for the holiday season and New Year ahead.

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Stopping Texting-while-Driving
10:16 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Texting While Driving Could Be Reduced by Device from Insurance Company

Could your auto insurance keep your teen from texting while driving?
Credit safetextingcampaign.com

  An insurance company got the go-ahead from New York State to use some new technology to cut down on dangerous texting-while-driving.  

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Affordable Care Act
7:48 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Health Care Seekers in CNY Face Several Different Deadlines that Need Explaining

Patient navigators at ACR Health in CNY helping people understand the new health care law.

  Deadlines are rapidly approaching for Central New Yorkers looking for healthcare. With the new Affordable Health Care Act, people need to be aware of rules and important dates that are looming. 

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Holiday Sales
6:27 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Is Holiday Shopping the Only Time You "Buy Local?"

Large chain retailers may have better luck leveraging mobile shopping applications
Credit Anne Bolt / WAER News

The holiday shopping season is now in full swing, but while it’s true a snowy winter wonderland can get consumers in the Christmas shopping spirit, New York State Retail Council Vice President Ted Potrikus cautions that the chilly weather can result in some frustrating situations for retailers: 

With Christmas now just a week away, procrastinating consumers are simply running out of time - and even the most treacherous weather around New York State isn’t stopping that final Christmas rush.  

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