Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
11:30 pm
Sun August 31, 2014

Tony Stewart's Return To Racing Ends Early

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HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Tony Stewart's return to the track has ended only a little over halfway through his race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Stewart hit the wall for the second time after his right front tire blew out on lap 172, ending his night. He drove his battered car to the garage and then exited without speaking to reporters.

His crew chief Chad Johnston said the 14 team was disappointed, but will now start focusing on next weekend's race in Richmond, Virginia.

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Arts & Culture
2:06 pm
Sun August 31, 2014

State Fair Hits An Attendance Record

GEDDES, N.Y. (AP) — Officials say good weather and popular concerts helped boost New York State Fair attendance to a record single-day high of 120,617.

The attendance level on Saturday beat the last record, set in 1989, by 101 people.

The fair is about 65,000 people ahead of last year's attendance. The fair ends on Labor Day.

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Arts & Culture
2:56 pm
Sat August 30, 2014

AP Says Source Confirms Bills' QB Deal With Kyle Orton

(AP) ORCHARD PARK - Quarterback Kyle Orton agreed to sign with the Buffalo Bills in addressing the team's lengthy search for an established veteran to play behind second-year starter EJ Manuel.

A person familiar with the deal confirmed the agreement on Saturday, and spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Bills have not announced the move. ESPN first reported the agreement Friday night.

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Arts & Culture
1:12 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Tony Stewart Breaks His Silence On The Fatal Race Track Incident In Canandaigua

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ATLANTA (AP & WXXI News)  Speaking quietly and his voice trembling, NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said Friday that the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will ``affect my life forever'' as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in Canandaigua three weeks ago.

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Arts & Culture
8:53 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Celebrating "Shark Girl" In Buffalo

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP)  Shark Girl is on display in Buffalo and at least one official from the statue's old home of Cincinnati feels a slight bite of sorrow. 

The life-size statue of a girl in a Victorian dress and a shark head was installed at Buffalo's Canalside this week after a yearlong stint on Cincinnati's waterfront. 

Buffalo's Albright-Knox Art Gallery paid an undisclosed sum for artist Casey Riordan Millard's statue, which was funded with a $6,000 grant through Cincinnati's Arts Ambassador Fellowship. 

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Arts & Culture
11:04 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Bills Lose Preseason Finale To The Lions

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Lions third-string quarterback Kellen Moore threw two touchdown passes in making one last case to make the roster in a 23-0 win over the Buffalo Bills in their preseason finale on Thursday night.

The Bills might have lost more than the game because rookie receiver Sammy Watkins did not return after reinjuring his left ribs in the first quarter. The first-round pick was hurt on the Bills' second possession, when he was struck in the side by linebacker Ashlee Palmer while running a slant route.

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Connections
5:13 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Connections: Why We Love Music From Our Childhood

Remembering those awful songs from childhood.

In this hour, why do we still love the songs we loved in middle school. Even if they're awful. Why is that? And why do kids tend to loathe their parents' music? We look at the psychology of music from our childhood, and yes, we'll play some guilty pleasures with our panel:

Arts & Culture
4:45 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

NASCAR's Tony Stewart Returns To Racing After Fatal Canandaigua Incident

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(AP) Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus after his car struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race.

The three-time NASCAR champion has not raced since Aug. 9, when he hit Kevin Ward Jr. at a sprint car event in Canandaigua.

Stewart hastily pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen the next morning, then skipped races at Michigan and Bristol Motor Speedway.

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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

Arts & Culture
2:45 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Newly Discovered Collection Of Susan B. Anthony Letters

Susan B. Anthony & Rachel Foster Avery
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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.

The letters were written from 1881 through the turn of the century, and were acquired last week by the U of R's River Campus libraries.

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