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The University at Buffalo and Syracuse will renew acquaintances on the basketball court for the second straight season. The UB men will return to the Carrier Dome to face the Orange on Dec. 18 in a showdown between teams coming off NCAA Tournament appearances. Last year, UB dropped an 81-74 decision at the Carrier Dome to Syracuse in the first meeting between the pro…

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For years, Kris Scharoun-DeForge had a Valentine's Day routine she celebrated like clockwork with her husband, Paul. She would always have a card – one of the elaborate ones she prefers to make by hand, cards she often creates for those she loves – waiting for him once he came home from work. Kris, 58, enjoys cooking. Paul loves her pasta and just about everything sh…

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The nickname, the story went, came from the old television show, "Bonanza." Joe Enriquez used to tell his friends he was a big fan of the series, and for many reasons he felt an affinity for the Michael Landon character: Little Joe. It is certainly what they called him in Syracuse, at Phil Malara's old Geddes Street barbershop or during his working life or at St. Luc…

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 There are certain moments, in a long Upstate journalism career, in which you know you were absolutely fortunate, absolutely blessed. That is how I remember the many times I would be at the Syracuse City School District offices, waiting for an interview with someone, and Neil Driscoll would bring me in to simply sit and talk ... And he'd lean back in his chair, glin…

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I’d waited a long time for a chance to ask Ringo Starr this question. I’d first heard the story more than a decade ago, from people of accomplishment and authority. Still, I remembered the basic point seemed so improbable I had trouble completely processing it, at first: In 1971, not long after the breakup of the most famous rock band in history, there were serious hopes …

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A Syracuse man is suing owners of a Chili’s restaurant after a State Police investigation confirmed his suspicion that a server spat phlegm into his soda cup. Ken Yerdon, his wife Julie Aluzzo-Yerdon and their 12-year-old son trusted Chili’s. They were once-a-week regulars. That changed on July 28, 2014, when the Yerdons dined at the Chili’s location at 3954 Route 31, Li…