11:23am

Fri October 19, 2012
Politics

Health care discussed at Buerkle-Rozum town hall

Two of three candidates in the race for the 24th congressional district, met with voters in Cayuga county yesterday during a town hall forum organized by one of those candidates, Republican Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle.

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11:07am

Fri October 19, 2012
The Two-Way

What The ...? Tom Hanks Drops 'F-Bomb' On 'Good Morning America'

TMZ.com was on the story quickly.
TMZ.com

If we were asked to list actors who would be likely to slip up and drop the "f-bomb" on live, national TV, we don't think Tom Hanks would have come to mind.

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10:51am

Fri October 19, 2012
Movie Reviews

'The Sessions': Sex, Comedy And Something More

Originally published on Fri October 19, 2012 10:53 pm

Living most of his life in an iron lung forces Mark O'Brien (John Hawkes) to see the world from a different point of view.
Fox Searchlight

In 1983, Berkeley poet and journalist Mark O'Brien wrote an article about sexual surrogates — women and men trained to help people with disabilities learn to use their bodies to give themselves and others erotic pleasure.

For O'Brien, the subject wasn't academic. After a bout of childhood polio, he had spent much of his life in an iron lung. He could talk, and tap out words on a typewriter holding a stick in his mouth. He could feel things below the neck. But he couldn't move his muscles.

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10:47am

Fri October 19, 2012
Politics

Some GOP state senators use Cuomo's image to bolster campaigns

Governor Andrew Cuomo is not running for office this year, but his face and name are still appearing in election mailers in many New York homes.  That is because state lawmakers from both parties running for reelection are using the popular governor’s image in their campaign literature.

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10:44am

Fri October 19, 2012
Regional Coverage

Syracuse airport renovations hit half-way point

Escalators lead up to the second-floor security area in the new extension of Syracuse's Hancock International Airport.
Durrie Lawrence WRVO

There's still one year to go for expansions at the Syracuse Hancock International Airport. The $49.7 million project includes a centralized security area on the second floor and a new baggage system.

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10:39am

Fri October 19, 2012
Krulwich Wonders...

Charles Darwin And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Originally published on Fri October 19, 2012 10:45 am

Aaron Birk

I guess everybody, even the smartest people who ever lived, have days when they feel dumb — really, really dumb. Oct. 1, 1861, was that kind of day for Charles Darwin.

In a letter to his friend Charles Lyell, Darwin says, "I am very poorly today," and then — and I want you to see this exactly as he wrote it, so you know this isn't a fake; it comes from the library of the American Philosophical Society, courtesy of their librarian Charles Greifenstein. Can you read it?

It says:

Whoah! You know the feeling, right?

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10:16am

Fri October 19, 2012
The Two-Way

Deadly Car Bomb In Downtown Beirut Causes Devastation

Originally published on Fri October 19, 2012 2:17 pm

Lebanese firefighters extinguish burning cars in Beirut following a huge bomb explosion.
Hussein Malla AP

A huge explosion in central Beirut has killed at least eight people and wounded at least 78, state media in Lebanon are reporting, according to NPR's Kelly McEvers. The target of the bomb isn't clear, but Reuters says the blast occurred on the same street that's home to a political group that opposes Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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10:09am

Fri October 19, 2012
The Two-Way

Sales Of Existing Homes Dipped In September, But Prices Rose

Originally published on Fri October 19, 2012 10:19 am

A "sold" sign in San Francisco in August.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

There was a 1.7 percent drop in sales of existing homes in September from August, the National Association of Realtors says.

But the median selling price compared to one year earlier was up for the seventh month in a row, leading NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun to say "we're experiencing a genuine recovery."

According to NAR:

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10:00am

Fri October 19, 2012
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned to Yesterday

# 669, Romance, LaRosa Hollywood Theater of Stars "It Takes Two" 3/31/49, Romance "Old Man’s Bride" 8/18/52

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

8:56am

Fri October 19, 2012
The Two-Way

Suspect In Libya Attack Denies Involvement, Is Living In Open

Sept. 11: The U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was aflame after coming under attack.
AFP/Getty Images

Not only is Ahmed Abu Khattala saying he wasn't part of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, but the man who witnesses and officials have said was "a ringleader" that night is living openly and "scoffing at the threats coming from the American and Libyan governments," The New York Times reports.

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