. . . for Daryl Gross, who got to jet around the East Coast, following both Syracuse basketball teams, who played in Miami and Bowling Green, Ky. over the weekend. Friday at least, he’ll be in Memphis, Tenn., for the Orangemen’s Sweet 16 game against Oklahoma. If they win, he’ll get to spend the weekend.
. . . for stargazers who, at sunrise on March 22, 23 and 24, got to see a slow dance at east-southeast between a waning crescent moon and Jupiter, thanks to unusual-for-spring clear skies. The celestial event also featured Mars to the moon’s lower left, and was a treat for early risers. For a handy, weekly look at what’s going on above you, make www.skayandtelescope.com one of your favorites.
. . . for frugal motorists, who will soon be able to purchase India’s Tata Motors’ Nano, a no-frills vehicle that will cost only $2,000. We have one word to say about those Tatas: bodacious!
Daryl Gross: Goes from the glamour of the orange carpet at the premiere of The Express to Florida’s Magic City.
Fond farewell: Graduating senior Chandrea Jones (24), shown here in the Orangewomen’s NIT victory March 18 over Canisius, finished her career Sunday with 1,010 points. MICHAEL DAVIS PHOTOS
. . . for the Syracuse University Orangewomen, who made it to the second round of the National Invitation Tournament before losing on March 22 to Bowling Green, 72-69. With the women graduating only one senior, Chandrea Jones, they should be able to bank their postseason experience and come back ready to go next year.
. . .for Syracuse music fans, who will be ramped up June 5 with the Syracuse New Times Sammy Awards, only to be let down the next day when Kevin Costner and his band Modern West “entertain” at the Taste of Syracuse. Still, we’re sure his band will blow the pants off Media Mayhem, The Post-Standard’s house band, which is also playing the Taste grounds on Saturday.
. . . for ex-Vice President Dick Cheney, who fears that Barack Obama’s modifications of the Bush administration’s pro-waterboarding/anti-terrorism policies will make the United States vulnerable to attack. He’s right: As long as that Dick still has a hunting license, we should all be afraid.