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10:05 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Around the State 4-21-14

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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Connections
7:55 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Coming up on Connections: Monday, April 21st

12 noon: Schools for South Sudan documentary

12:30: The future of late-night comedy

1pm: Root shock in Rochester

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Arts & Culture
6:06 pm
Sun April 20, 2014

Local Runners Get Ready For The Boston Marathon

Credit AP/WBUR

 When the 118th running of the Boston Marathon kicks off Monday there will be more than 100 Rochester-area runners participating, including some who were there when the bombs went off during last year's race. Three people were killed in that race, more than 260 injured.

One local man has run the race numerous times before, and says he isn’t fearful because of what happened last year.

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Government
10:32 am
Sun April 20, 2014

Safety of "Spent" Grain at Issue

What happens to so-called spent grain? It's a natural byproduct of the brewing process. One New York Senator hopes to stop a new federal rule that would control its use.

Makers of specialty beers often sell or donate what's left of the grains used in the brewing process to feed farm animals. One business, C-B Craft Brewers in Honeoye, recently spent money on a new system so it could sell spent grain to nearby dairy farms.

Senator Charles Schumer says a proposed rule from the FDA could prevent these sales, increasing costs to farmers, and sending the grain to landfills.

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Arts & Culture
3:21 pm
Sat April 19, 2014

Big Names Among Prospective Bills' Buyers

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is prepared to make a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills. Donald Trump's on board, too.

Don't discount the family of Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs. And include New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi's name for added spice.

It's not every day — or every year — an NFL franchise goes on the market as the Bills are, following owner Ralph Wilson's death last month.

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Arts & Culture
1:25 pm
Sat April 19, 2014

Jim Kelly To Stay In Buffalo For Cancer Treatment

Credit bleacherreport.com

(Buffalo Bills) The quarterback fighting cancer has returned home to Buffalo for more just than Easter weekend.

Jim Kelly arrived home in Buffalo Saturday, and in Buffalo he’ll stay to continue his cancer treatments.

“Jim is coming back, and he wants to fight cancer here in Buffalo,” said his brother Dan Kelly. “He’ll be continuing all his treatments here in Buffalo.”

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Education
12:06 pm
Sat April 19, 2014

Let Educators Make Common Core Work

Credit Livonia CSD

Get the politics and rhetoric out of the conversation over the state's Common Core education standards.

That's the message from one area Superintendent of Schools. Matt Cole of Livonia says it's clear in the classroom that meaningful learning is occurring. "I worry about some of the media dialog, some of the social media dialog, some of the political rhetoric stealing the chance for kids to get better."

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Government
6:39 am
Sat April 19, 2014

NYS May Get Tougher With Toll Evaders

Credit wnyc.org

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  Motorists who repeatedly speed through New York state toll booths without paying would see their vehicle registrations suspended under legislation being considered by state lawmakers. 

Under current law, toll evaders are contacted by a collection agency and only face registration suspensions if they commit multiple violations within the same locality _ and then only after an order from a court or tribunal. 

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WXXI Local Stories
4:55 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Good Friday Stations of the Cross

Education
4:03 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

RIT Professor Receives Inaugural Edline Chun Award

An RIT Professor in the School of Media Sciences has been chose to be the first-ever recipient of the Edline Chun Award for Outstanding Teaching and Service.

Stephen Whittaker, a Fairport resident, has taught at that school for more than 20 years. He has worked in the printing and graphic communications industry for more than three decades with Monroe Litho.

The award was named after the late RIT adjunct professor, Edline Chun, who was murdered in her Rochester home in February of 2013.

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