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Jim Boeheim said that his team saved its best game for its best opponent. But his two freshmen saved their worst moments for the final minute against No. 17 Michigan.

The Orange had eliminated the Wolverines’ 10-point lead, tying the game with 56 seconds to play.  Then Kaleb Joseph and Chris McCullough both turned the ball over with less than 20 seconds left and Syracuse trailing by one. 

“You can’t do that and win games,” Boeheim said after the game.

  There's no doubt we all could use a good laugh these days.

Generous Donation to American Red Cross to Help Disaster Relief Efforts in Central, Western New York

Dec 2, 2014
Welch Allyn and The American Red Cross

A Skaneateles-based global manufacturer of medical equipment has raised money for the American Red Cross of Western and Central New York in a unique way.  Welch-Allyn donated $10,000 to the region’s disaster relief fund through employee bids on old office furniture left behind after they consolidated their facilities.  

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Women Veterans in the Central New York area have a new, larger medical center to treat a variety of needs.  That can mean normal health services and even the effects of sexual assault.

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Monday was World Aids Day, a nation-wide effort to re-ignite awareness of a dangerous disease that's claimed 35 million lives since 1983.  Health experts here in Central New York are still working with patients to fight the pandemic. According to Doctor Elizabeth Reddy, Medical Director for the Designated Aids Center Clinic at Upstate University Hospital, “the general public has this idea that HIV is a thing of the past, or perhaps it’s just something that’s going on abroad and it’s not in my community.” 

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For Tom Uva, helping others is the best way to show gratefulness on Thanksgiving. For the last two years, he and his daughter Jenna, 12, have volunteered with about 250 others at the Syracuse Rescue Mission, serving a hot, holiday meal to hungry families.

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The 2014 football season that began with a pair of wins for Syracuse came to a merciful end on Saturday with a fifth straight loss, a quarterback controversy and bunch of question marks heading into the offseason. 

Syracuse’s season finale concluded like so many other games throughout the year – good defense, bad offense and a few head scratching plays in between. 

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They had just a one-point lead midway through the first half – thanks to a 3-10 shooting start – and the Orange offense looked on its way to another questionable scoring output.  Syracuse didn’t make a three-pointer all night, an all-time low on a team that already struggles in that department.

The shots, again, just wouldn’t fall.

Then Kaleb Joseph drove coast-to-coast and rolled in a righty floater off the glass to give Syracuse a 10-7 lead at the 12:17 mark.  Joseph’s leaner started an overpowering 31-10 run by the Orange to end the first half. 

Central New York bargain hunters were out and about Friday trying to land those limited black Friday specials.  But Syracuse University professor of retail practice Amanda Nicholson says there’s no reason to rush for most items.

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