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Some of this year's hottest gifts, especially for teens, are those tiny, portable digital music players such as the pack-leading Apple iPod (estimated holiday sales - 4 million) and competitors like Creative Zen Micro and Rio. About the size of cell phones, MP3 players can carry music anywhe…

Tim Tucker, right, listens as his wife and co-owner of Talic, Inc., Jeannie Tucker, speaks about relocating the couple's business to Auburn during a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday afternoon. Talic is a manufacturer of stands and racks for kayaks and canoes.

Pictured is Kyle Hewitt, who was arrested by State Police for allegedly pouring bleach into the gas tank of what he thought was the vehicle driven by someone he was engaged in a dispute with. The vehicle actually belonged to someone who was not involved in the episode.

Still the mightiest animated feature of them all and the undisputed "king" of the box office, Walt Disney Pictures' "The Lion King" roars to life in IMAX large format at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology Bristol Omni Theater in Syracuse.

BENTLEY, Doris L., 98, formerly of Academy Street, Skaneateles, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, at Iroquois Nursing Home, Jamesville. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, at the Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, 49 Jordan St., Skaneateles. Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, East Gen…

6/14 planning board meeting The Aurelius Planning Board will meet on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at 1241 West Genesee St. Rd., Auburn, NY 13021 to review site plans for a proposed commercial Kitchen at 1749 Clark St. Rd. and for a proposed machine shop at 6819 Rte. 90, as well as any other business that may come before the Board. The public is welcome to attend. T1, 6/12

The Central New York Regional Transportation Authority ("CNYRTA" or "Authority") is requesting bids from professional organizations to provide Sprinkler System Upgrade � Tire Room 2016. The CNYRTA has established a 30% M/WBE goal on this contract � 15% MBE and 15% WBE. The CNYRTA has established a 0% SDVOB goal on this contract. Individuals or firms who desire to submit a Bid may request an "Invitation to Bid Package" from Christopher Tuff, Senior Transportation Analyst and Designated Contact in writing at fax number: 315-442-3301, mailing address: Central New York Regional Transportation Authority, PO Box 820, Syracuse, New York 13205 or e-mail: christuff@centro.org. A pre-bid meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at 10:00AM EST at the 200 Cortland Ave. Syracuse, NY 13205. RSVP is requested by Monday, June 20, 2016 to Christopher Tuff, Senior Transportation Analyst by fax @ 315-442-3301 or christuff@centro.org. Bids must be received in the offices of the Central New York Regional Transportation Authority, attention Christopher Tuff, Senior Transportation Analyst no later than 1:00PM EST on July 6, 2016. Bids received after this time and date will be returned, unopened. Firms wishing to submit Bids do so entirely at their own risk. There is not an express or implied obligation on the part of the CNYRTA to reimburse responding firms for any expenses incurred in preparing and submitting Bids in response to this request. The CNYRTA reserves the right to reject any and all Bids for any reason. Bids received within the confines of the due date will remain in effect sixty (60) days from the due date. All Bidders will be required to certify that they are not on the Comptroller General's List of Ineligible Contractors. Each Bidder will be required to comply with all Equal Employment Opportunity Rules and Regulations. The CNYRTA hereby notifies all Bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in regard to any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE), minority/women owned business enterprise (M/WBE) and service disabled veteran owned business (SDVOB) will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of sex, race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award. T1, 6/12