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12:01 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Around the State 7-25-14

The WXXI news staff checks newspapers and websites to help keep tabs on what's happening in communities across New York state.

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WXXI Local Stories
11:13 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Local Swimmers Raise Funds for Victims of Violence

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Today is "Orange Day", a day dedicated by the United Nations to ending violence against girls and women.

Locally, an event called "Swimmin for Women" will help raise funds for programs that educate people about how to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault.

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Arts & Culture
8:52 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Big Weekend In Cooperstown

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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP)  Businesses in the upstate New York home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame are gearing up for the biggest weekend of the summer tourist season. 

Cooperstown is expected to be packed with tens of thousands of people for Sunday's induction ceremony featuring Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre. 

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Economy
7:52 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Xerox Earnings Beat Wall St. Estimates

Credit Xerox

Xerox is reporting second quarter earnings that beat Wall Street expectations.

Although Xerox's net income of  $266 million was down $5 million from the same quarter last year, earnings per share of 27 cents beat Wall Street estimates by a penny.  Sales were relatively flat, down about two percent overall.

Xerox spokesman Ken Ericson says the company is generally pleased with some of the trends it is seeing.

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WXXI Local Stories
6:44 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Media and the July '64 Rochester Riots

Headline from Democrat and Chronicle, 7/25/64
Credit Democrat and Chronicle

It was 50 years ago this week that Rochester was rocked by three-days of rioting that erupted in two predominantly African American neighborhoods.

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Education
5:51 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Monroe High School Principal Position Still Undecided

Credit TWC News

Dozens of people turned out at a Rochester School Board meeting Thursday night asking the board to keep Armando Ramirez as the principal of Monroe High School.

Ramirez had found out online that he was being replaced.  District Superintendent Bolgen Vargas apologized Thursday night for the way Ramirez found out, but he says the school’s low graduation rate is still a big problem.

Ramirez’s replacement was supposed to be Barbara Zelazny, the former principal at Avon High School.

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Government
7:21 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Reaching NY

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) €” The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) says close to 3,300 unaccompanied immigrant children have arrived in New York since January, with almost 7,000 more expected to reach the state in coming months.

Camille Mackler, director of legal services for the advocacy group, says most are fleeing gang violence in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.

The coalition's number agrees with statistics released Thursday by the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement.

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Arts & Culture
7:14 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

State Money To Help Fund Gateways Music Festival

The Gateways Music Festival is getting a $20,000 grant from the NYS Department of Parks and Recreation.

The money was sought by Assemblyman David Gantt, who says that festival, which features classical musicians of African descent, provides an entry way to the stage “on which a person is not seen just as a demographic, but for their musical abilities."

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Government
5:18 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Moreland Commission Controversy Raises Questions On Role Of Attorney General

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman talks with Governor Cuomo and Albany DA David Soares at the announcement creating the Moreland Commission on July 2, 2013

The fallout continues over whether Governor Cuomo’s top aide interfered with an ethics commission probe, with some now saying that the state’s Attorney General , Eric Schneiderman,  could have done more to protect the integrity of the investigations, and whether any actual crimes were committed .

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