LOCAL EMPLOYMENT CONCERNS
6:43 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Urban Jobs Task Force Wants Local Workers to Fill New Jobs

A poster advertising COR Development Company, LLC's Inner Harbor development project, which the company advertises as creating 4,000 jobs.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER

Walking through downtown Syracuse, you see construction sites everywhere.  A new hotel in Armory Square, office buildings being converted to apartments, and new medical facilities are just a few of the pricey developments that could put people to work. 

But the Urban Jobs Task Force says developers of these sites are hiring few, if any, local workers.  At a press conference Wednesday, Task Force member Aggie Lane says she is frustrated that those developers are not being held responsible for giving back to the community they’re building in.  

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Local News
12:48 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

NPR Hires First On-Staff Announcer, Funding Credits

Sabrina Farhi - The new voice of NPR funding credits
Credit NPR

A new NPR voice will quickly become one of the most-heard in radio broadcasting. Sabrina Farhi joins NPR as the first on-staff Announcer – voicing all broadcast and digital underwriting credits. Listeners will begin to hear Farhi’s own articulation of “Support for NPR comes from…” in November, as she reminds audiences of the multitude of Member stations, corporations and institutions who contribute funding to NPR and public radio. “Out of hundreds of voices, Sabrina’s immediately stood out for its warmth and conversational approach,” says Eric Nuzum, vice president of NPR Programming. “We think listeners and supporters will find her engaging.”

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
5:41 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Safe To Sleep Campaign Kicks Off at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital

Upstate Infant Clemencia Molina and Linda McAleer
John Smith WAER News

The Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital wants anyone who cares for a baby to keep an uncluttered crib in mind.  Its part of a Safe Sleep Awareness Campaign called Safe to Sleep. 

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Upstate Neuroscience Research Building
11:31 am
Tue October 22, 2013

New Upstate Medical Building Hopes to Unlock Keys to Brain Injuries and Disease

Upstate Neuroscience Research Center opens, built onto East side of Institute for Human Performance
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

Researchers at SUNY Upstate and from other neighboring institutions now have a common space to study brain function and find ways to treat, and maybe cure, disease. 

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Destiny USA
5:54 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

New Luxury Outlets at Destiny USA Could Bring More Job Opportunities

Armani one of three high-end outlets that opened Monday at Destiny
Credit John Smith/WAER News

Destiny USA continues to add to its plethora of available stores and this new wave is bringing in some high end brands. Companies such as Giorgio Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo and Johnson & Murphy now have outlet locations in Destiny’s newest wing.

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RX Drug Abuse
5:45 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Senator Schumer Calls for Federal Changes to Get Prescription Drugs Off Streets

RX Drug take-back events can help reduce abuse
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

Senator Charles Schumer was in Central New York to announce that he’s going to put pressure on federal drug officials to fight prescription drug abuse by making it easier to get medications out of reach.  He says federal regulations are hurting efforts to curb skyrocketing incidents of prescription drug abuse.  

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Crime and Safety
10:18 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Blueprint for Safety at the Neighborhood Action Conference Focuses on Youth

Residents talked about crime-reducing methods at Neighborhood Action Conference at Fowler High School
Credit Maria Catanzarite/WAER News

Syracuse came together Saturday for the second annual. Neighborhood safety was the hot topic at the second annual Neighborhood Action Conference held at Fowler High School this past weekend.  Some residents feel fighting crime isn’t rocket science; it’s a matter of starting out small with the family and the neighborhood at the center.

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Sports
9:48 pm
Sat October 19, 2013

SU Crushed By Georgia Tech 56-0

SU WR Jarrod West attempts to run forward in the wet conditions against Georgia Tech
Credit syracuse.com, 2013

ATLANTA, GA - Syracuse (3-4, 1-2) was throttled 56-0 to Georgia Tech (4-3, 3-2) at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta on Saturday. The Orange offense struggled to get off the ground, amassing just 75 total rushing yards and 133 passing yards. SU head coach Scott Shafer was most frustrated with his team's inability to stay disciplined.

"Too many penalties today," coach Shafer said, in reference to his team's nine infractions for 91 yards. "We need to mature quickly as a team, but it starts with me."

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