Sisters of St. Francis / St. Joseph's Hospital. / John Smith / WAER News

Saint Mother Marianne Cope will be honored at a new Shrine and Museum at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, the healthcare center she founded. Her legacy and life has been brought through the forefront in recent years following the Canonization process and her confirmation to Sainthood at the Vatican. There’s been confirmed evidence she healed ill patients.

For 25 years, Maria Hinojosa has helped tell America’s untold stories and brought to light unsung heroes in America and abroad. In April 2010, Hinojosa launched The Futuro Media Group with the mission to produce multiplatform, community-based journalism that respects and celebrates the cultural richness of the American Experience. She is currently reporting for “Frontline” on immigration detention.

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A packed room of job seekers had the chance to make the right connection in Liverpool Wednesday.  That’s just what Congressmember Dan Maffei hoped for when he arranged the Job and Opportunity Fair.    Inficon was among many companies that have immediate openings.  Human Resources director Sue Magary has 10 to 12 openings because business is doing well.

Mark Bialczak

This first season in the Atlantic Coast Conference for the Syracuse men's basketball team has been an interesting animal.

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  Property owners and businesses, schools and hospitals, local governments and law enforcement – all were addressed with specific programs in Andrew Cuomo’s latest budget proposal.  

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Central New Yorkers opposed to the U-S Supreme Court’s Citizens United Decision marked the 4th anniversary of the ruling Tuesday by vowing to overturn it.  Supporters of the group Move to Amend want a constitutional amendment that would reverse what they say is corporations growing financial and corrupting influence on elections.   Group co-chair Michael Messina-Yauchzy  says we need to remember the first words of the constitution. 

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There’s another frigid burst of weather chilling down Syracuse.  But one science experiment is really heating things up… by about 2,100 degrees on the SU hill.  There was one ‘hot spot’ to be found on Monday near Manley Field House.  An outdoor furnace with a bright, orange glow.


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Dozens of people packed into a Syracuse union hall Monday morning with the less fortunate on their minds.  This year's Martin Luther King Junior holiday marks the 14th annual day of service food and clothing drive.  Volunteers  sorted donations, packed boxes, and loaded cars.  Helen Hudson is the AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison with the United Way, which organize the drive.   

One of the fraternities on hand was Omega Psi Phi.   This is Brother Leroy Antoine's second year.   

Volunteers like Antoine used their day off school or work to contribute to the cause. 

 

Marc Weber talks to Matt Appel and Jarret Leist about the improved offensive play for Rakeem Christmas, shooting struggles for Trevor Cooney and what Gerry McNamara had to say about Tyler Ennis

Temple Grandin's Website.

A nationally renowned expert in Autism has made her way to Syracuse to speak with parents tonight.  Dr. Temple Grandin has been heard on NPR’s Fresh Air and has been sharing her life through books and appearances.  Grandin says she received very early childhood intervention when she was a child. One of the problems Grandin sees with kids on the higher end of the Autism spectrum is they’re not learning work skills.  She says that instruction needs happen well before High School Graduation.

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