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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that MTA bridges are open to emergency personnel only, effective immediately. That includes fire and police personnel, first responders, and medical personnel which include doctors, nurses, etc. Assessments are ongoing as to whether bridges are reopening to the public.
Feedback: Large Snake On The Loose At Fair?
Is there a large snake on the loose at the Jefferson County Fair? Three people who work at the fair say they've seen it.
Armando Montano: The Power of Social Media
In the wee hours of the morning I learned a dear friend of mine Armando "Mando" Montano, passed away. He was an Associated Press intern working in Mexico City. He had just graduated from Grinnell University in Iowa and this fall he was shipping off to the University of Barcelona for journalism school.
Happy anniversary to a couple in love, "medicated and happy"
Some of the best reading in Sunday's paper comes in the Milestones & Celebrations section, which notes the 25th wedding anniversary of Piper and Thomas Rainbow. "Both are medicated and happy," it proclaims. The ad says, "If you know them, you wonder how the heck they're still together."
Upstate medical students offer ‘Take the Stairs’ challenge
Medical students on the Upstate campus are leading by example. They are tracking the number of flights of stairs they walk up each day - going down doesn't count - with the goal of walking 5,334 feet by March 2. That's the height of Mount Marcy, New York's tallest mountain.
Moving forward after a life-altering injury - YNN, Your News Now
When you hear about non-life-threatening injuries, you may not realize just how life altering they can be. Adam Dailey, 25, learned that first hand. As our Katie Gibas reports, even though his recovery has progressed well, his life is still forever changed. BALDWINSVILLE, N.Y.
Teen accused of handing out morphine pills at Liverpool High School Annex
Two Liverpool High School students are facing charges after police say one of them was giving out morphine to other students.
Stephen Colbert touts $1 million raised by 'super PAC'
Satirist Stephen Colbert's "super PAC" has raised more than $1 million since it was formed last summer, the committee's treasurer said in a letter to the Federal Election Commission. The letter accompanied required financial filings for 2011, which show that the committee raised $824,305.46 and spent $151,521.01 last year.
Mayo Clinic - Do you know your numbers?
anneshagh tweeted " - great video linking social media, pop culture, and healthcare."View/Reply Diane Koeninger Booth wrote"Catchy tune to remind you of your heart health! Blood pressure, lipids, BMI.....check it out. Your heart health is important!"View/Reply IM4PBS tweeted "You need to know your numbers!
Debating Starkman’s “Confidence Game”
Dean Starkman's critique of future-of-news gurus Jeff Jarvis, Clay Shirky, and Jay Rosen, among others, made a bit of splash, as these things go. C.W. Anderson, an assistant professor of media culture at CUNY's College of Staten Island, tweeted this shortly after the publication: So were we.
Romenesko resigns after 12 years at Poynter | Poynter.
After twelve years of blogging at Poynter, Jim Romenesko has submitted his resignation and I have accepted it. Jim has decided he's ready for a fresh start now - seven weeks before he was scheduled to become a part-time employee and start his own blog.
Editors say doing more with less is no longer a newsroom mantra | Poynter.
ASNE-API After more than a decade of adding products - from new sections to niche products in print and online - newspaper editors are identifying and separating what they must do and reducing or eliminating what they wanted to do when times were good, according to a survey conducted by the American Society of News Editors and American Press Institute.
I got on the laptop because I wanted to link to a nice piece by Sister Miriam McGillis called "Feasting and Fasting at the Table of Abraham." I read it in the most recent NEA Bulletin. But I couldn't find it. So instead I'll link to something altogether different, another post from the always-good Slacktivist.
Writing and reading decrease our sense o...
Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: they feed the soul. When writers make us shake our heads with the exactness of their prose and their truths, and even make us laugh about ourselves or life, our buoyancy is restored.
Assets of bankrupt Syracuse symphony go to Cultural Resources Council, Onondaga Historical Association and Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY - M & T Bank has closed the books on what's left of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. The bank's regional president Allen J. Naples announced the dispersal of the SSO's assets to three community groups at a news conference this morning at the Onondaga Historical Association.
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16-Foot-Python Killed In Florida; Deer Found In Stomach (PHOTOS)
Officials in south Florida were in for a surprise last week when they cut open the belly of a 16-foot Burmese python they had captured and killed in the Everglades. Inside the reptile they found a 76-pound, fully intact deer, the Sun-Sentinel reports.