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Stories for July 2011

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Thursday, July 28

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A giant undertaking

Can the Cardiff Giant still draw a crowd? Ty Marshal thinks so

Inspiration for Ty Marshal's latest project actually came while he was researching a different concept. Marshal, a local artist and activist who prefers the label "inter-disciplinarian," had set out to find whether Onondaga Lake had ever been rumored to harbor a lake monster. Instead, he discovered a nearly 150-year-old hoax that entangled P.T. Barnum, the courts and thousands of residents, and began a few miles from Syracuse.

Thursday, July 14

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A local effort to help prostitutes turn their lives around is at a standstill

News this spring of a six-month undercover operation by the Syracuse police and the 41 arrests made in connection with Internet prostitution in Syracuse shed a stark light on the seedy underground sex-for-money business, and how the police are enforcing laws against it.

Our view: Prostitution enforcement a complex issue

Like many community members, we questioned the effectiveness of the Syracuse Police Department's six-month undercover sting on Internet prostitution.