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4:20 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Connections: The Next Steps For Medical Marijuana in NYS

What are the next steps for medical marijuana in New York state?

Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan for medical marijuana use goes into effect in January 2016, but many wonder what are the next steps for New York State, and some are pushing the state to act quickly. Tonight at 7 p.m., there will be a community forum on medical cannabis at Monroe Community College. Two of the panelists that will be at the forum join us to talk about medical marijuana in New York State, Dr. Luke Peppone from Wilmot Cancer Institute and Julie Netherland of Compassionate Care NY.

Connections
4:05 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Connections: The Susan B. Anthony Letters

What can we learn from the newly acquired Susan B. Anthony letters?

The University of Rochester has acquired a newly discovered collection of letters written by Susan B. Anthony to another women's rights activist, Rachel Foster Avery. What can we learn from these letters and what can they tell us about the suffrage movement? We discuss this with our panel: 

Jim Kuhn, Joseph N. Lambert and Harold B. Schleifer director of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation at the University of Rochester’s River Campus Libraries

Lori Birrell, curator of historical manuscripts collections at the University of Rochester's River Campus Libraries

Dr. Catherine Cerulli, director of the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership

Government
1:24 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Golf Course Operator Responds to State Audit

Durand-Eastman golf course
Credit monroecounty.gov

The operator of three Monroe County golf courses says he's working to regain his reputation after an audit performed by the State Comptroller's Office.

It stated that the operator, Jack Tindale, "pocketed" 246-thousand dollars that should've been spent on improving courses.

Attorney for Tindale, Mike Wolford, says that's false, and the Comptroller responded to a request for a retraction by changing the word "pocket" to "retain."

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Health
12:07 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Not Too Early to Get Flu Shot

Credit blog.rphonthego.com

Because of increased demand, companies that manufacture the flu vaccine have started producing more of it. This year, the vaccine has been delivered a bit earlier than usual.  According to the chief of Infectious Diseases at the University of Rochester, that's because there weren't many changes in the formula this year.

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Government
12:05 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Gov. Cuomo Wants Probe Of Time Warner Internet Outage

NEW YORK (AP & WXXI News)  Time Warner Cable says that  service was largely restored after a problem that occurred early Wednesday morning during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours. 

The company says it is still investigating the cause of the problem, which occurred with its Internet backbone, the paths that local or regional networks connect to in order to carry data long distances. Governor Cuomo also says the state will investigate the outage (see statement below).

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WXXI Top Stories
11:02 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Around the State 8-27-14

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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Government
11:00 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Monroe County To Test New Emergency Notification System

Monroe County will begin testing a new emergency telephone notification system on Thursday. It's called " CodeRED ", and it sends telephone calls, text messages and emails to notify the public about important public safety information.

The testing will involve a pre-recorded message that will tell residents the call is a non-emergency test of the CodeRED system.  People who get the call will be encouraged to register  alternate phone numbers and email addresses to make sure they receive emergency notifications.

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WXXI Local Stories
7:09 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Widespread Time Warner Internet Outage Early Wed. Morning

There was a widespread outage affecting a number of Time Warner internet customers in different parts of the country early Wednesday morning.

Reports started coming in between 5 and 6am.

Time Warner sent us this statement just after 8:00 a.m.

"At 4:30 a.m.ET today, during routine network maintenance, an issue with our Internet backbone created disruption with our Internet and On Demand services. As of  6:00 a.m ET,  services were largely restored, as updates continue to bring all affected customers back online."

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Government
5:15 am
Wed August 27, 2014

NY Times Won't Endorse A Primary Candidate For Governor

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Times editorial board announced Tuesday that it will not endorse a candidate in the Democratic Primary for governor but nonetheless delivered a stinging reproach to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

In an opinion piece published online Tuesday the board said it could not endorse the Democratic governor because he has failed to address ethics reforms and the influence of money in government.

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WXXI Local Stories
7:02 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Rochester Drivers Don't Rank Well On New Accident Survey

A new survey of the safest cities in the U.S. when it comes to vehicle accidents doesn't rank Rochester very well.

The survey by the Allstate Insurance Company ranks America's 200 largest cities in terms of the frequency of car collisions to identify which cities have the safest drivers.

Rochester ranked near the bottom, coming in at number 144, with the study showing that the average driver in Rochester will experience a car accident every eight years.

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