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Donald A. Rakow is named director of Cornell Plantations

Donald A. Rakow has been named the Elizabeth Newman Wilds Director of Cornell Plantations, which administers the arboretum, botanical garden and other natural areas of Cornell's campus.

New York's newest big apple, the Fortune, debuts on Jan. 10

GENEVA, N.Y. -- A new big apple in New York will be introduced Jan. 10 by breeders from Cornell University's Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, N.Y. The Fortune apple -- a large, tasty, eating apple -- will debut at the annual New York State Horticultural Show in Rochester, N.Y.

Northeast sets snowfall records as Blizzard of '96 dissipates

While much of the eastern United States digs out from the Blizzard of '96, the snow has stopped falling but snowfall records continue to fall and storm-related anecdotes pile up, according to climatologists from the Northeast Regional Climate Center.