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12:54 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Monroe County Receiving More than $3 Million For Lead Abatement

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More than $3.2 million dollars is coming to Monroe County to help with lead abatement. That according to Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter.

They say the money will include funds that will go to the county health department to help address lead hazards in 270 housing units. The county will work with the state health department on the effort.

The grant is part of a program which aims to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in some privately-owned housing.

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Connections
5:02 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Connections: Lila Rose of Live Action

Our guest is Lila Rose of Live Action, considered one of the most influential people in the pro-life movement. She spoke at Roberts Wesleyan College today. Rose says the pro-choice movement is the "culture of death." We'll talk to her about the quest to make abortion illegal.

Note: We invited representatives of Planned Parenthood to the program, and they will appear on the program at a later time.

Connections
4:52 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Connections: The Writers Panel

In this hour, we bring in our writers panel to discuss how good writers seek to become better writers. Our panel, is led by NY Times writer and Newhouse School adjunct professor Eric Grode, along with Andrea Levendusky and Kevin Carr. The three will share their process -- what they read, who they seek out for guidance, and sharing their favorite eggcorns.

Government
4:35 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Schumer Says Federal Money Coming To Help New Grocery Store Locate At College Town

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New York Senator Charles Schumer says federal money will be coming to Rochester to help a new supermarket operator open up in the College Town project near the University of Rochester.

Constantino’s market,  a Cleveland based company, has been planning to be part of the mix of retail establishments there, but Schumer had said that Constantino’s cannot come in there unless it gets help with  start-up costs.

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Government
4:19 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

NYS Wants Permission To Import Out-Of State Medical Marijuana

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  New York has requested federal permission to import out-of-state marijuana so children and young adults with epilepsy can get medication soon instead of waiting for the state to develop its own program. 

Acting Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, in letters to the Justice Department, said there's evidence that cannabidiol, the active ingredient in marijuana, may help those patients who are suffering and not responding to conventional treatments. 

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Health
4:01 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

NY State Health Exchange to Launch Site in Spanish

The state department of health plans to launch a Spanish-language website in the upcoming open enrollment. National observers recommend that New York learn from mistakes made on the federal Spanish language website.

CuidadoDeSalud.Gov opened to controversy when it launched late in last year’s open enrollment period, and included poor translations and grammatical errors.

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Arts & Culture
2:49 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Tony Stewart Talks To Reporters About Impact Of The Fatal Canandaigua Accident

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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP)  Tony Stewart said Monday he never considered retiring from racing following the death of Kevin Ward Jr.

The three-time NASCAR champion talked with reporters Monday at his first news conference since a grand jury decided last week not to charge him in Ward's death. The 20-year-old driver was struck and killed by Stewart's car during a sprint car race in Canandaigua on Aug. 9.

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Health
1:07 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

AAP Issues Birth Control Guidelines for Teen Girls

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The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued new guidelines for teenage girls who use birth control.

The physicians group says long-acting contraceptive devices-the I.U.D. and hormonal implants -should be the first choice for teen girls who don't want to practice abstinence.

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Arts & Culture
10:49 am
Mon September 29, 2014

George Eastman House Gets Digital Donation From Kodak

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The George Eastman House will be operating a digital laboratory in its Moving Imaging Department, with the help of a donation of equipment from Kodak.

Officials at the Rochester museum say that the equipment will enhance the Eastman House's capabilities in film preservation.

The digital is actually located in Building 205 at the Eastman Business Park and it will be staffed by members of the Eastman House. The museum will lease the space from Kodak, making the George Eastman House the newest of the tenants at the business park.

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WXXI Top Stories
10:01 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Around the State 9-29-14

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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