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A more efficient way to make ethanol?

The cost of oil is topping out near 70 dollars a barrel and the nation is sending billions of dollars to unstable foreign countries to get it. With that in mind, many Americans have begun to think about biofuels from domestic crops. Biofuels such as corn ethanol and soy diesel are the most popular right now. But researchers are looking into plants that don't require the fertilizers and pesticides those crops need. The GLRC's Richard Annal reports on one crop that could make ethanol much more efficiently.  Go to full article
Susan Angelo (left) as Regan and Mercedes Herrero as Goneril. Photo by Alex Ottaviano.
Susan Angelo (left) as Regan and Mercedes Herrero as Goneril. Photo by Alex Ottaviano.

Theatre Review: King Lear at Syracuse Stage

Shakespeare's King Lear runs at Syracuse Stage through April 30. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article

SU Gives Full Scholarships to Iroquois Students

Syracuse University is welcoming 35 Native American students for its first day of classes today. That number is likely to jump significantly next year. Beginning in 2006, SU will offer full scholarships to any member of an Iroquois tribe, including the Akwesasne Mohawks. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Ft. Drum Boosters Await Base-Closing Endgame

The list of military facilities to be closed in the Base Realignment and Closure - or BRAC - process could be made public as early as tomorrow. Civilian liaisons to Fort Drum are cautiously optimistic the Watertown area Army base will be safe from Pentagon cuts. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Priscilla Lindsay as Ma Joad and Craig Mathers as Tom Joad. Photo: Alex Ottaviano
Priscilla Lindsay as Ma Joad and Craig Mathers as Tom Joad. Photo: Alex Ottaviano

Theatre Review: The Grapes of Wrath at Syracuse Stage

The Grapes of Wrath runs at Syracuse Stage through April 23. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended a recent performance and has this review.  Go to full article
Ted's solo album, <i>Ted Keegan Sings</i>
Ted's solo album, Ted Keegan Sings

Preview: Ted Keegan & Syracuse Symphony in Watertown

Broadway star and Watertown native Ted Keegan is back in his hometown for a concert with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra tonight (8pm, Watertown HS). Keegan has made a name for himself with the title tole of "The Phantom of the Opera" on Broadway and on national tour. He told Todd Moe he has always enjoyed music theatre.  Go to full article
Blake Whyte (Huck) and Paul Oakley Stovall (Jim). Photo: Alex Ottaviano.
Blake Whyte (Huck) and Paul Oakley Stovall (Jim). Photo: Alex Ottaviano.

Theatre Review: Big River at Syracuse Stage

The Huckleberry Finn musical Big River runs at Syracuse Stage through January 9. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended a recent performance and has our review.  Go to full article

Iraq Diary, Pt. 23: New Reservists from New York, Vermont Head to Iraq

Hundreds of New York National Guard soldiers serving with the 2nd of the 108th in Iraq have passed their one-year mark. The reservists will be returning home to the U.S. in January or February. But they'll be replaced by other reserve units from New York and Vermont that are now shipping overseas. This week as part his audio diary, Major Eric Olsen -- a chaplain from Saranac Lake -- headed to Camp Orion's internet café to talk with Zachary Estergard, a young soldier from Syracuse who's just begun a tour of duty.  Go to full article

Pataki Takes Budget Message On The Road

Governor George Pataki toured parts of the state to bring his anti-tax message to New Yorkers. At the Capitol, Legislative leaders castigated him for not acting on the budget bills. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Thousands Still Without Power After Ice Storm Damage

Work crews from the North Country have joined a clean up effort in western and central New York. A wicked ice storm over the weekend left more than 300,000 homes without power and at least four people dead. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

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