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Connections
10:08 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Coming up on Connections: Wednesday, August 20th

First hour: Buffalo Bills Fan Alliance

Second hour: Rochester mayor Lovely Warren

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LPGA
6:30 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

PHOTOS: 2014 LPGA Final Round

Fred SanFilipo WXXI

The Wegmans LPGA championship may be leaving, but not before the fans were treated to a playoff. Inbee Park retained the title with the playoff win, treating the long-time Rochester supporters to an ending they deserved. WXXI photographer Fred SanFilipo was there to snap photos from the final round of the final tournament which you can see on our Flickr page.

Health
4:16 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Health Officials Say An Algae Bloom Identified In Conesus Lake

Livingston County health officials say that a blue-green algae bloom has been found at the Northeast area of Conesus Lake and may also be located in other areas of the lake.

The health department says that contact with the algae may result in some health effects such as itching or rashes. You are advised not to drink or use the water in Conesus Lake for cooking and do not come into direct contact with the algae in that water.  If that happens, wash with soap and clean water.

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Health
4:13 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

West Nile Found in Erie County

West Nile virus has turned up in mosquitos in Erie County.

John Ricci of the Monroe County Health Department says New York officials have confirmed one case of West Nile Virus in a human this year.

According to Ricci, most people are asymptomatic.

"In about 20 percent of the cases people develop what's called West Nile Fever. That's sort of a flu-like syndrome whereby people develop fever, headache, body ache, sometimes swollen glands, but within several days get better even without medical care."

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Connection
3:45 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Connections: New Wave of Feminism

A new wave of feminism.

What comes to mind when you hear the word "feminism"? We asked this question on social media and the responses were all over the map. Modern feminism is hard to define, but we try, with our panel: 

  • Dr. Barbara LeSavoy, director and assistant professor of Women and Gender Studies at SUNY Brockport
  • Hannah Murphy, director of projects and special events, Feminists for Nonviolent Choices
  • Noelle Evans, activist
  • Melanie West, activist
  • Michelle Faust, WXXI News
Connections
3:28 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Connections: Are We Overpolicing Parents?

Are parents being overpoliced, and not allowed to parent as they like?

Would you leave your child in your car alone while you quickly run into the store for a carton of milk? In some states, this is illegal, and some feel this is overpolicing of parents. Have laws discouraged individual preferences on parenting kids? Are these laws leading to parents overpolicing children? We discuss these issues with our panel:

Economy
3:26 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Xerox To Lay Off About 120 People In The Rochester Area

Xerox has filed a notice with the NYS Labor Department that it is cutting 123 jobs from its Webster workforce by mid-November.

The jobs involved are related to providing maintenance and cleaning for Xerox Webster campus.

The company will outsource the work to  a Chicago-based real estate services company.

Xerox employs about 6300 people in the Rochester area.  The company issued a statement saying  the cuts are "a business decision based on its global strategy of exiting non-core activities."

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Government
3:13 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Business Group Praises Senate GOP Voting Record , Pans Democrats

An upstate pro business group is out with ratings for the Senate and Assembly, and finds, not surprisingly, that more liberal Democrats are at odds with the group’s agenda than conservative leaning Republicans. Unshackle Upstate says that could have implications for the group’s interests if Democrats take over the Senate in November.

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Economy
1:58 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

July Unemployment In Rochester Drops Over The Last Year

The unemployment rate for the Rochester region dropped in July to 6.1 percent, down from 7.2 percent a year ago. It was up slightly from June of this year, when it was 5.8 percent.

State labor officials say this marks the 18th consecutive month of over-the-year improvements in the jobless rate. The unemployment rate is expected to decline further in the coming months.

Officials say the slight rise from June to July was primarily seasonal in nature, with an influx of students looking for summer jobs combined with a decline in employment at public and private schools.

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WXXI Local Stories
1:27 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

RTS Goes For A New Look

Credit Randy Gorbman / WXXI News

The RTS Bus system is getting a new look, and a few name changes.  The announcement was made Tuesday at the headquarters building on East Main Street.

Officials rolled in a couple of the newly painted buses into one of the garages, buses which sport the new logo colors of blue, green and white.

The Rochester Genesee Regional Transit Authority decided on the re-branding effort in part because it has several subsidiaries. They will now all be re-named  "RTS" followed by the county name, such as RTS Livingston or RTS Wayne.

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