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Elmira Native Inducted into U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

Elmira Native and NASA's first female shuttle commander, Eileen Collins, was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame on Saturday. She became the second female test pilot in 1990 and commanded the space shuttle Columbia in 1999

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Lisa Maree Williams, GettyImages

Binghamton “Carousel Capitol of the World”

Carousels are fading icons, with only approximately 150 throughout the U.S.and Canada, it's fortunate for us that 6 are in the Greater Binghamton area. Donated by George F. Johnson, a local shoe manufacturer and benefactor, between 1919 and 1934, these whimsical relics remind us of a forgotten age, lost in the haze of day-to-day responsibilities

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Chris Jackson- Getty Images

Former Prime Minister Thatcher Dies Following Stroke

CNN  is reporting that Margaret  Thatcher, former British Prime Minister passed away this morning following a stroke at the age of 87.

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Binghamton’s Bundy Mansion: Fascinating Relation to IBM

Over the weekend I took my brother to the Bundy Mansion and Museum on Main Street in Binghamton.  I bet you’ve driven by a million times and not given it a second glance, but this home holds a whole ton of interesting history- history that’s impacted the entire world.

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Amazing Cancer Drug Breakthrough

This is the kind of hopeful news that sends shivers down my spine. You see, my Dad is fighting for his life as I type this. Dad has been going through some really crazy things as doctors have been trying to save his life from the grip of a rare form of cancer called “myleofibrosis.”

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Passover Seder- Rknopp311-Flickr
Passover Seder- Rknopp311-Flickr

What is Passover?

For those who observe the Jewish faith, Passover begins tonight at sundown. 

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John Lamb- Getty Images

New Dinosaur Species Named After Little Girl Who Discovered Fossil

How completely awesome is this? Scientists in England have named a newly-discovered dinosaur species after the little girl who found it.

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Is the Irish Car Bomb Drink Offensive?

For those who don’t know, an Irish Car Bomb is an alcoholic drink.  I’ve been told if you ask for it in an Irish bar, especially one in Ireland you’ll either get a smile or a black eye, but the latter is more likely.

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Traci Taylor
Traci Taylor

The History of the Alarm Clock

I totally get it when someone says they hate their alarm clock because I do too.  Mine goes off at 2am and it's the most awful sound in the whole world.

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‘The Bible’ Soundtrack In Stores March 12th

Have you seen the new epic mini series 'The Bible' on the HISTORY Channel?  The 10-hour mini series stars Roma Downy (Monica from 'Touched By An Angel') and to date is the most watched cable TV show of the year and the biggest show ever on the HISTORY Channel.  An amazing 27 million people tuned in last weekend to the series that airs every Sunday through Easter.

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