Showcase for young talent plays Landmark on Sunday
Carrie Lazarus, a news anchor on WSYR-TV (NewsChannel 9) and the host of Extraordinary People and Places of Central New York, has a new project to bring attention to young, local artists.
Keeping the faith isn’t easy when churches fail their flock
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Iraq War veteran John Ready writes about horror and humor
A decade ago, Oneida resident John Ready spent a year on active military duty in Iraq. Fifteen years of preparation and training, he reflects now, provided no real relevance for the experience. During that year, Ready sat at a desk in an abandoned building equipped with air conditioning, not in a front-line trench, yet he gained enough perspective on the insane, stupid, humorous, surreal and tragic events that promote extensive post-traumatic stress and a growing suicide rate to chronicle them in a series of self-published vignettes, Does My Suicide Vest Make Me Look Fat?
Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series brings acclaimed authors to town
Every year, world-famous authors come to Syracuse to speak and impart their wisdom. It’s a chance to hear from the creators of works that have reached millions of people.
A committee of two score and 10 is a recipe for ineffectiveness
As best I can tell, only two 50-member committees exist in the public sector on Planet Earth at this time. One is charged with the fraudulent and ridiculous task of rewriting the Constitution of Egypt, a military dictatorship. The other is right here in Syracuse. It’s a special task force convening through June to revamp the school district’s--no snickering in class, please--disciplinary code.
Public power was once an issue in mayoral elections past
(Feature Photo: Tom Magnarelli, Cusetonight.com)
Salvation Army has served Syracuse since 1883
At 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, a handful of people were straggling into the small Salvation Army chapel on Salina Street. It was 20 degrees, and city streets bore the icy mess of the season’s first real snowfall. It was a good morning to stay home, where it was warm and dry. But by the time the service began--about a half-hour late--more than 60 people, many with infants or young children, were on hand for music, worship and witness. The crowd had grown to more than 75 by the time the high-energy worship ended more than 90 minutes later.
Curses, Foiled Again Police named West Virginia University football player Korey Harris their armed robbery suspect after the victims recognized Harris, who was wearing WVU-issued football sweat pants with his uniform number, 96. Harris was arrested and dropped from the team. (Charleston’s Metro News)
Busted corner-store kingpins had big plans for a new market on Oxford Street
Looks like they won’t be turning over a new leaf after all. Among those arrested by federal DEA agents and Syracuse Police on Wednesday, Nov. 20, was the father-and-son team that had planned to open a convenience store at Oxford Street and Midland Avenue. After executing a search warrant at the T&S Deli, a.k.a. the Honey Market, at 1223 Butternut St, officials arrested Abdalqader Mansour, 46, and his son, Rasheed Mansour, 23, along with two other family members. The Palestinian immigrants were among 10 people charged with peddling synthetic marijuana from behind the counter at nine shoddy convenience stores across the city.
Limited-edition releases to be offered at Armory Square’s Sound Garden
Every year, mobs of shoppers line up outside big-box stores for Black Friday deals. But Armory Square’s Sound Garden and other record stores nationwide are using the shopping holiday to draw attention to what they have to offer.