Syracuse Win Over Duke Leads to Man Donating $150k

A Southern Tier Businessman is helping out the the Boys and Girls clubs in CNY after losing a bet. Adam Weitsman made a promise on Facebook that he would donate $150,000 to local Boys and Girls Clubs if Syracuse beat Duke. Well, Syracuse beat Duke last night, so Weitsman is donating the $150,000 to the Tioga, Binghamton, and Syracuse Boys and Girls Clubs. He was at the game and said it’s best he’s ever been to. 

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SYRACUSE GOOD STUFF - All month long, Il Barberiere barber shop will be donating a portion of its proceeds from every haircut to Cuse Pit Crew. "Cuts 4 the Crew" will help raise awareness about the growing number of animals in local shelters in need of forever homes. Owner Corey Stone says adoptable shelter dogs will also be at the barbershop each Saturday. 

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ROCHESTER GOOD STUFF - Rochester’s first female-only Boy Scouts of America troop will be based out of Fairport! This as the Boy Scouts of America open to young women for the first time in its 100-plus year history. Last year they phased females into their program by opening up cub-scouts to young girls. Troops will now be open for older girls who wish to go through the program. Putting together the troop are moms Vicki Vetere, who has 25 years of experience as a Boy Scout leader, and Sarah Noblett, who also has experience with BSA as well.  

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The FDA will resume food inspections today after hundreds of furloughed workers agreed to come back to work without pay.  The FDA hasn't done inspections since the partial government shutdown began more than three weeks ago. As many as 700 of the FDA's five-thousand inspectors will return to work. It’s good news for food safety and shows the dedication many of these people have. 

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the Miracle on the Hudson plane water landing in New York City.  It was January 15th, 2009 that Captain "Sully" Sullenberger helped guide US Airways Flight 15-49 into the Hudson River after a flock of geese disabled the engines moments after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport.  All 155 people survived thanks to the quick thinking and heroic acts of Sully and the crew. Hundreds are expected to gather today at the Charlotte Aviation Museum where the plane is currently housed.

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