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- Aug 15, 2011
Welcome to Writer's Rights Day!
On the first Writers' Rights Day, held on June 9, 1992, writers called for more timely and higher pay, additional pay for subsequent use of their work, and increased copyright protection. About 30 organizations sponsored the day, including the National Writers Union, the Authors Guild, the Published Authors Network, the Romance Writers of America, and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. The organizations claimed that writers were being ignored and abused by publishers.
As part of the day, a rally calling for higher pay and better treatment of writers by publishers was held at Grand Central Station in New York City. The Declaration of Writers' Electronic Rights was signed at the rally. Chapters of the National Writers Union held workshops and demonstrations around the country. Although the official observance of the day appears to only have been in 1992, the day has lived on informally since.
Syracuse mayor Ben Walsh speaks at the Westmoreland Park basketball facility. It will be renovated with $35,000 funds provided by the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation. (Donna Ditota|Syracuse.com)
Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation donates $35,000 for new basketball courts on Syracuse’s East Side (PS; $; Ditota)
The Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation donated $35,000 to the revitalization of covered basketball courts at Westmoreland Park on Syracuse’s East Side.
Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh and other city dignitaries held a news conference Tuesday afternoon to announce plans for the park, which will get new fencing and court resurfacing courtesy of the Boeheim grant.
Walsh said the uniqueness of a covered basketball facility in a city known for its inclement weather differentiates the Westmoreland facility from others. With the planned renovations, he said, he hopes it becomes a basketball destination.
“Kids need a place to play and we like to be involved with these courts. We like to be involved with the Boys and Girls Clubs because they affect the most kids in the community,” Boeheim said. “We’ve been very lucky that our fans have supported us and given us the money so we can spend it to help the kids in the community.”
Syracuse Basketball: Visits to Hill by top-flight targets beginning to pile up (itlh; Adler)
With the NCAA recently allowing in-person recruiting efforts to resume amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, the floodgates have opened around the country, and Syracuse basketball is starting to fill up its calendar with official visits by elite 2022 prospects.
Four-star power forward Kyle Filipowski, who attends the Wilbraham & Monson Academy in Wilbraham, Mass., took a trip to the Hill on June 5-6, and from what I can tell, the visit went quite well.
Justin Taylor, a four-star wing from the St. Anne’s-Belfield School in Charlottesville, Va., is expected to have an official visit in Central New York on June 9-10, according to various media reports. Taylor is one of the top targets for the Orange in this cycle.
Another high-priority prospect in the 2022 class, four-star center Donovan Clingan, is slated to take an official visit to the ‘Cuse on June 19-20, according to college basketball insider Adam Zagoria. Clingan, who has Syracuse basketball in his top eight, plays for Bristol Central High School in Bristol, Conn.
An article from Mike McAllister, the publisher of SyracuseOnSI, says that four-star wing Chris Bunch has scheduled an official visit to the Orange on June 28-30. Bunch competes for De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif.
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podca...daily-podcast-on-syracuse-orange/id1496421572 (apple.com; podcast; Locked on Syracuse)
Our Newbies on Campus series continues with Cole Swider! The guys take a look at what Swider's second best attribute needs to be for a successful season. Plus, how can he add to the offense with the pick and pop game? Also, what will the Villanova transfer's role be and will he be a starter for Syracuse?
Tim Leonard and Tyler Aki discuss it all and more on the Wednesday edition of the Locked on Syracuse Podcast.
Syracuse Basketball: Interest in 2022 big man whose stock is set to soar (itlh; Adler)
As Syracuse basketball continues to prioritize elite 2022 big men Donovan Clingan and Kyle Filipowski, the Orange is also reportedly taking a look at another talented big man in this cycle.
Per a tweet from I Know Jack Sports, Christ Essandoko says that the ‘Cuse is among the college teams that have recruited “him the hardest recently.”
Essandoko is a 7-foot power forward/center from Paris who suits up for the Winston Salem Christian School in Winston-Salem, N.C., according to his bios on several recruiting Web sites.
The 2022 big man is unranked by the primary recruiting services for now, but from what I’ve read about Essandoko, his stock is on the way up.
...2022 Christ Essandoko tells me that the following schools have been recruiting him the hardest recently
+ All of his existing offers
He also has a unofficial visit to Wake Forest planned for June 17th. pic.twitter.com/akcXxvkQhQ
— I Know Jack Sports (@iknowjacksports) June 6, 2021
Syracuse Basketball: Jim Boeheim ahead of Calipari, Pitino in rankings (itlh; Adler)
With the recent news that Duke legend Mike Krzyzewski will retire after the 2021-22 season, CBS Sports has ranked the top head coaches in the sport’s history, and Syracuse basketball boss Jim Boeheim made the cut.
CBS Sports’ Kyle Boone has rated the top-11 head coaches and also included numerous others in an honorable-mentions category. Boeheim checks in at No. 8 all-time, and that sounds about right to me.
Yes, Boeheim has the second-most career victories in Division I men’s basketball, which is stellar. He’s also never endured a losing campaign. At the same time, other head coaches have more than one national championship, with Boeheim’s lone crown coming in 2003.
Boone’s top 11, in order, is John Wooden, Krzyzewski, Roy Williams, Bob Knight, Dean Smith, Jim Calhoun, Adolph Rupp, Boeheim, John Calipari, Rick Pitino and Henry Iba.
In Boone’s honorable-mentions department are Bill Self, Tom Izzo, Billy Donovan, Mark Few, Jerry Tarkanian, Phog Allen, Lute Olson, Eddie Sutton, Lou Henson and Denny Crum. I’d love to know what Orange fanatics think about this set of rankings!
Stewart’s Shops buys chain with stores in Ithaca, Hamilton (PS; $; TNS)
Stewart’s Shops said Monday it is purchasing the Blueox Neighborhood Markets business from Blueox Corporation, based in Oxford, Chenango County. The move will add stores in Norwich, Hamilton, Oxford, Bridgewater, Upton, Ithaca and Fort Plain to the more than 345 locations it already operates in 31 counties across upstate New York and southern Vermont.
The deal also includes acquisition of an eighth store that’s currently closed. At one time, Blueox had operated 11 stores.
Terms of the acquisition, which is expected to be completed in September, weren’t revealed.
Blueox will continue to operate its fuel delivery and energy services. Its convenience store employees are expected to join Stewart’s.
“Our stores, and especially the people in our stores, are deeply embedded into our corporate culture and it’s for that reason we sought a buyer whose priorities most closely aligned with ours,” said Blueox Corp. President Jared Bartle. “We believe most of our employees will not only continue employment with Stewart’s Shops but they will also be provided additional growth opportunities and ownership. This was very important to Blueox.”