Coming up on Connections: Monday, October 12th

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First hour: An alternative approach to juvenile justice

Second hour: Physicist and author Brian Greene

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills needed someone to provide some kind of offensive boost.

And quarterback Tyrod Taylor came through by doing a little bit of everything.

Even catching a pass.

Taylor threw a touchdown pass and ran for another in rallying the Buffalo Bills to a 14-13 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

With their top two running backs and top wide receiver out injured, Taylor ran for 77 yards as the Bills (3-2) snapped a five-game skid against Tennessee.

ALBANY (AP) Sen. Charles Schumer says the federal government should seek the maximum possible fine from Volkswagen and demand that the automaker give rebates to buyers following the recent scandal over emissions testing.

Schumer calls the company's actions a "deceptive and massive fraud'' among the worst in corporate history. He says he wants the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Justice Department to seek an $18 billion fine, the highest possible.

He added that drivers who purchased the affected cars should receive a portion of the settlement amount as a rebate.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — What used to be an unthinkable scenario, an active shooter on campus, is not only thought about at New York's public colleges but planned for the same way they prepare for weather disasters or fire.

All 29 four-year campuses in the State University of New York system have their own armed police forces and have to plan and practice for active shooters as part of emergency plans.

Even so, the Oct. 1 shooting that left nine victims dead at Oregon's Umpqua Community College has campuses again contemplating if that's enough.

Columbus Day Holiday Reminders

Oct 10, 2015

Some reminders that might make getting around a little easier:

390 N at Jefferson Road, Henrietta: The ramps to 390 North from Jefferson are closed Saturday and Sunday from 6 am to 8 pm to allow for painting of a railroad bridge. The DOT informs us that the ramps will close again the next two weekends on the same schedule.

LEWISTON (AP) A special pheasant hunting weekend for hunters aged 12-15 is being held in western New York this weekend.

The Department of Environmental Conservation says junior hunters must be accompanied by a licensed adult. The youth hunt is intended to give young teens the opportunity to hone their skills when fewer hunters are afield.

About 770 adult pheasants will be stocked in the region immediately prior to the youth hunt weekend.

CHAMPLAIN (AP)  Drivers heading to Canada this holiday weekend should be prepared for busy border crossings.

The U.S. Columbus Day weekend coincides with Canadian Thanksgiving, with both holidays celebrated on Monday.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials expect an increase in border traffic starting this weekend. They expect the busy period to last through next weekend.

Border officials remind international travelers to anticipate delays and prepare accordingly.

Why are some forms of sports gambling legal and others are not?  That’s one of the main questions to be discussed at an event on Saturday afternoon as part of the University of Rochester’s  Meliora weekend.

It’s being led by a well-known New York City-based lawyer Arthur Miller, who is a U of R grad, and currently heads up an institute at NYU for sports management, media and business.

Senator Gillibrand held a round table discussion about gun legislation at the Thomas P. Ryan Community Center in Rochester.

Gillibrand met with Rochester Police Officers and other law enforcement, city council members, residents and advocates. Also in attendance were mothers and other family members of victims of gun violence.

Gillibrand says she hoped to learn from them.

On Education Friday, we hear often about the value of play early in life... but what does the research say? Our guests will explain how play impacts learning, and how physical activity can set the stage for intellectual development. Our guests weigh in:

  • Cindy Anderson, occupational therapy/physical therapy supervisor at Clinical Associates of the Finger Lakes
  • Stephanie Dickson, physical therapist, Clinical Associates of the Finger Lakes