Meet Jess Liddon, a Lockerbie scholar who rows and shoots, but not necessarily at the same time.
She hails from Scotland, rows for Syracuse, and somehow the freshman manages to fire off air pistols in her free time. Her name is Jess Liddon, and we sat down with her for this interview about a her experiences with two rather different competitive sports.
The NewsHouse: Not only are you on the rowing team, you also shoot pistols, what's that all about?
Iranian National Olympic Committee threatens to boycott 2012 Olympic Games in London because logo resembles word 'Zion.'
The Secretary General of the Iranian National Olympic Committee, Bahram Afsharzadeh, has submitted a letter to International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge threatening to boycott the 2012 Olympic Games in London because the logo looks like the word "Zion," according to ESPN.
The word Zion is used to refer to the city of Jerusalem in the Bible, and Afsharzadeh is urging other Muslim countries to follow Iran's lead by also protesting the "racist logo."
Plus, President Obama's social secretary steps down, and state police announce the name of the driver who killed a Syracuse University senior in a car-pedestrian accident
Lindsey Vonn had her Olympics come to an end after she skied out of the women's slalom on Friday. This was Vonn's last even of the Vancouver Olympics. During the first half of her run, Vonn's right, outside ski straddles a gate. She was unable to recover from this, and just skied to the finish area.
Plus, Senator John McCain now has an official challenger in the primaries and the first downhill skiing medals have been awarded in the 2010 Olympics.
Renovations to the Hutchings Psychiatric Center near Syracuse University will provide more room for children and teenagers. The $12 million expansion, scheduled to open in May, will help the center cut down on restraint and seclusion. The unit has 30 beds for children and teenagers. The unit increased after Four Winds, a private Syracuse psychiatric hospital for youths closed, in 2004. The renovated building will have wider halls, bigger rooms and classrooms.
Plus, guesses about who will light the Olympic flame and rebate program to exchange clunker appliances begins in New York
The Deep South wasn't able to escape from the severe weather the mid-Atlantic had experienced this past week. An uncommon winter storm crossed the southern part of the United States Friday morning, dumping sleet, ice and snow. With it came hundreds of flight cancellations. Delta Air Lines and Air Tran Airways cancelled a combined total of 832 flights in to and out of the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.
Syracuse mayoral candidate Steve Kimatian pitched a plan for Wi-Fi city.
Syracuse Republican mayoral candidate Steve Kimatian pitched a plan Thursday to install Wi-Fi antennae throughout the city. The municipal wireless broadband could be partially funded through federal grants and it would put Syracuse at the forefront of technology, Kimatian said. Depending on how much of the program can be funded, the service would be offered free or at a monthly charge of less than half the cost of other Internet services. The election will take place on Nov. 3, where Syracuse voters will choose between Kimatian, Democrat Stephanie Miner...
The First Couple will travel to Denmark Friday in hopes of making Chicago the host for 2016 Olympics.
President Obama will travel to Denmark this week to meet with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), USATODAY reports. U.S. Olympic officials hope to bring Chicago to the table as the host for the 2016 games but competition includes Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo.