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11:39 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Ruth Scott, Carvin Eison Talk About July '64

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On Thursday, July 24th, WXXI and WDKX did a one hour simulcast from 9 to 10 a.m.  to talk about the 50th anniversary today of the July ’64 riots and what issues still remain today.

The WaterCooler with Tariq also included the host of Connections on WXXI, Evan Dawson, who was  in the WDKX studios to talk about the issues.

Guests include: Ruth Scott, the city’s first African American councilwoman, and Carvin Eison, director of the July ’64 documentary.

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Economy
10:56 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Record Profits & Sales For Monro Muffler, But Projections Scaled Back

Rochester based Monroe Muffler Brake says it saw record profits and sales in its first quarter, although the numbers did come in a bit below Wall Street expectations.

The company saw net profits rise nearly 25 percent to  nearly $17 million. Revenues increased 5.5 percent to just over $217 million.

Monro Muffler also announced that it will acquire 35 tire stores in Florida, which is a new state for the Rochester company to be operating in.

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WXXI Local Stories
10:22 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Police-Community Relations from July '64 to Today

On July 24, 1964, riots erupted at a block party near Nassau Street and Joseph Avenue.
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In part four of WXXI News’ series “Lessons from July ’64”, we examine the strained relationship between police and communities of color that existed at the time. We look at the ways this relationship has improved and ways that it continues to be stressed.

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WXXI Top Stories
10:10 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Around the State 7-24-14

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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Arts & Culture
6:26 am
Thu July 24, 2014

A Special July '64 Simulcast

Coming up this morning, a special program to talk about the 50th anniversary today of the July ’64 riots and what issues still remain today. WXXI will simulcast an hour of WDKX’s ‘WaterCooler’ with Tariq Spence from 9 to 10 a.m.

The host of Connections on WXXI, Evan Dawson, will be in the WDKX studios to talk about the issues. Guests include: Ruth Scott, the city’s first African American councilwoman, and Carvin Eison, director of the July ’64 documentary.

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Connections
11:44 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Coming up on Connections: Thursday, July 24th

First hour: July '64 

Second hour: Governor Cuomo and the Moreland Commission

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Arts & Culture
10:22 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Officials Gather At High Falls To Remember The '64 Riots & Talk About The Future

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Local & state officials talk about the 50th anniversary of the '64 riots as well as the re-lighting of High Falls.

Local and state officials marked two events at High Falls Wednesday night: The 50th anniversary of the Rochester riots and the re-lighting of the Falls.

With inspirational singing to close the ceremony just before the lighting of High Falls at the Pont de Rennes bridge, Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren and city and state representatives looked back and looked ahead to what is next for the city and its people.

The High Falls have not been lit up for a few years now, partly due to budget issues, but State Senator Joe Robach helped secure a quarter-million dollars to improve the lighting for the falls as well as do some work on trails in the area.

Warren talked about the injustices that led to the 1964 riots, but she also wanted to look at the challenges that still lie ahead.

"The re-lighting of the falls is symbolic of the hope we have for the future, the rebirth of Rochester that began 50 years ago on Joseph Avenue, not too far from here."

Assemblyman David Gantt, who was 23 years old and lived near the area where the '64 riots broke out, called on Rochesterians to continue to talk to each other and try to understand each other's point of view. He says that is vital if the community is to change for the better.

Economy
7:19 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

RG&E Recycles 30,000 Refrigerators

Credit Katie Kaiser / WXXI News

Rochester Gas and Electric and New York State Gas and Electric marked a milestone in Rochester Wednesday with the 30,000th refrigerator donated as part of a recycling program. Both utilities are part of the company Iberdrola.

Denise and Dan Burns of Brighton took advantage of the program by getting rid of their old refrigerator that they were not using anymore.

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Government
5:01 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

NYS Raises Fine For Stealing Pets

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York on Wednesday raised the fine for trying to steal someone's pet to $1,000. 

The amendment to state law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo was effective immediately. The old maximum fine of $200 was set in 1970, according to the governor's office. 

``For many New Yorkers, a pet can be an extension of their family, which is why pet theft is a particularly heartless offense,'' Cuomo said. ``Increasing the penalties for stealing or harming dogs, cats and other animals is an important way that we can crack down on this crime.'' 

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Government
4:47 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Fallout for Cuomo Over Report His Aides Interfered With Ethics Probes

Barbara Bartoletti, an advisor to the Moreland Commission, says it was a failure

One of Governor Cuomo’ s political opponents is calling on  Cuomo to hold an explanatory press conference, and  another is demanding that Cuomo to resign after an in depth account in the New York Times reports that the governor’s top staff repeatedly interfered in an ethics commission investigation.

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