Top 5 Stories of the Week
by Ty Marshal - Sunday, April 13th, 2014

April 7th – 13th

Each Sunday we tally the numbers and bring you the Top 5 Stories of the Week for the Syracuse New Times digital edition. This week: readers clicked on stories about downtown parking and social media to crossfit and, of course, UFO’s. Starting with Number 5, click on the title or the photo to read the full story! You can find a fresh print edition on stands every Wednesday and new content (almost) daily here online.


#5) Destined to Drum

(Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times)

(Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times)

Meet Byron Cage: “My father played piano, so I just listened and played what I heard,” Cage says. “I would come home on break and want to take a break from drums at church, so I sat behind the organ.





#4) Downtown Parking a Problem – that’s a myth.

Downtown Parking a Problem - That's a MythRant & Rave gives voice to community members in Central New York to express whatever issues you want to “rant” or “rave” about. In this week’s Rant & Rave, we hear from Nicole T. Samolis, Tom Buckel and Reid Sullivan. See what they have to say.



#3) The Best Things NOT to Say on Social Media (NSFW).

The Best Things Not to Say on Social Media“Everyone has that moment when they say something stupid online and then go to delete it and 5 “friends” have already liked, commented and shared it with 7,000 other people.” Here’s a roundup by tech writer, Joe Cunningham.



#2) 1973 UFO – The Schenectady Flying Saucer

UFOEach week, Cheryl Costa brings us a unique story about unidentified flying objects, followed by a roundup of recent sightings in New York. This week, we look at Schenectady in 1973.






#1) Sweat, Power, Muscle.

Sweat, Power, Muscle“CrossFit is a performance-based, high-intensity training concept that encompasses different aspects of physical fitness such as stamina, strength, flexibility, agility, balance, speed and power.” Tis’ the season to get healthy!




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