Web Extra, Tuesday, November 9 Web Extra: NCC News Podcast, November 9

REPORTER: Cole LaFiandra reporting for N-C-C News. Here are the stories making news today, November 9th.

The number of people getting prostate cancer screenings has dropped due to the ongoing pandemic.

Doctor David Albala, Chief of Urology at Crouse Hospital, says getting screened regularly would help patients.

DR.ALBALA: “You know, the bottom line is, I think most urologists are thinking that we need to, you know, continue to see the patients and screen for them on a regular basis.”

REPORTER: Detecting cancer early by getting screened is the most preventative measure you can take.

After a bomb threat on Cornell’s campus just a few days ago, the campus has been deemed safe.

Sabrina Palacios, a student at Cornell who was told to evacuate her building, says the school could have been more transparent with what was going on.

SABRINA: “We were definitely on edge, we packed up, we went to our cars, and we left campus.”

REPORTER: Classes have not been put on hold for the incident.

And with Veteran’s Day on Thursday, the Good news Center is flying flags across Utica Memorial Highway. This is the seventh consecutive year the Good News Center has done this, where people can sponsor a flag to show support for their loved ones. Judy Hauck, executive director of the Good News Foundation, says the popularity of the event is growing within the community.

JUDY: “You know, some people keep coming back, and yet, there’s always new people coming on board too, so it’s constantly evolving and becoming a bigger event within our area.”

REPORTER: This year, the flags will also honor pandemic workers.

S-U Basketball is back in the Dome for the home opener tonight; and with it, comes the fan section.

Jonathan Danilich, the president of the “superfan section” called “otto’s army,” says he leads the students by example.

JONATHAN: “We’ve been trying to figure out ways to get them involved with, you know, things that we want to do, because if the student section is making noise and everything, we want to be the example for everyone else.”

REPORTER: Otto’s army will continue to lead cheers, and boost student morale during the game.

For N-C-C News, I’m Cole LaFiandra reporting. You can find full stories on our website, N-C-C News-dot-Online-DOT-COM.

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