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  • U.S. gives half of the Lackawanna Six a fresh start

    06/16/2009 12:19:33 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 824+ views
    BUFFALO NEWS ^ | Updated: 06/13/09 07:11 AM | Lou Michael
    Note: Photos included. FOCUS:TERRORISM SNIPPET: "Faysal H. Galab, the first to take a plea deal, received the shortest sentence, seven years, and is now out of federal custody and living in the Detroit area under his own name. Shafal A. Mosed is out of prison and in a federal halfway house in Rochester working as a day laborer. He plans to move back to Lackawanna and rejoin his wife and child in September, according to members of the Yemenite community in Lackawanna. His brother, who refused to speak about Mosed’s upcoming return, pointed out that Galab has managed to succeed...
  • Genesee Beer to make comeback

    06/06/2009 7:23:06 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 85 replies · 3,222+ views
    bizjournals ^ | June 5, 2009
    North American Breweries is investing $10 million into Rochester’s Genesee Beer brand, hoping to bring the brewery back to “its glory days.” KPS Capital Partners LP formed North American Breweries earlier this year when it purchased Buffalo-based Labatt USA and then the Genesee Brewing Company. The renewed effort will include merging the sales and marketing teams from Labatt USA and Genesee, once a recognized beer in Western New York. The company said it has begun $6 million in upgrades and will invest another $4 million in 2010. “Positive changes are brewing,” said Rich Lozyniak, the new CEO of North American...
  • Gitmo inmates here? Congressional Delegation Differs In Opinion [Democrats Differ? Rochester Mn]

    06/06/2009 2:01:47 AM PDT · by Son House · 12 replies · 594+ views
    The Rochester Post-Bulletin ^ | 6/4/2009 | By Heather J. Carlson
    U.S. Rep. Tim Walz said on Wednesday he would support having Guantanamo Bay detainees housed at Rochester's Federal Medical Center as long as sufficient safeguards are met. "If all the procedures are in place as they have done with everyone else, if we're very clear on what the legal avenues are that these people have, I think our professionals there can handle it," said the First District Congressman from Mankato. But his view contrasts with Minnesota's only U.S. senator, who, like Walz, is a Democrat. Sen. Amy Klobuchar said she is opposed to having any Guantanamo Bay detainees housed in...
  • Father, Son Stop Alleged Bank Robber In Rocheste

    04/28/2009 3:46:13 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 5 replies · 632+ views
    KDKA TV ^ | April 27 | Staff
    22-year-old bank robbery suspect was tackled by a father and son not far from the bank he allegedly held up. Dale Robertson is being held in the Beaver County Jail. Police say he's a serial robber. The Huntington Bank was held up shortly after 1 p.m. Monday. A short time later, Gary, and Chris Checkan were driving their garbage truck to a landfill when they stopped for a lunch break not far from the bank. They work for Valley Waste of Zelienople. They saw Robertson running, wearing a mask and a hood. Chris got out of the truck first, and...

    04/16/2009 8:07:37 AM PDT · by shortstop · 22 replies · 808+ views ^ | 04/16/09 | Bob Lonsberry
    I almost cried. Yesterday at noon, as I stood and watched the tea-party protesters march by, I almost cried. It was the most beautiful and inspiring thing I had seen in a long time. I was at Four Corners in Rochester, New York. The tea party there, like scores of others across the country, was put together by local people and brought out folks who had mostly never participated in a demonstration before. In the middle of a workday, in the cold of early spring, waving flags and carrying signs, something like a thousand people marched past where I stood....
  • Beyond Our Wildest Dreams… Tax Day Rochester Tea Party!

    04/15/2009 6:18:38 PM PDT · by rochester_veteran · 7 replies · 760+ views ^ | 4/15/2009 | rochester_veteran
    This post is going to be a work in progress, as I get photos, videos and personal accounts, I’ll add to it, so check back often. I started out April 15, 2009, in prayer for God’s protection and for the success of the Tax Day Rochester Tea Party. Wow, did God ever answer my prayers tenfold! We were blessed with a beautiful, rain-free, sunny day with temperatures in the low 50’s. That’s pretty good weather for Rochester this time of year and did we get a turnout of citizen patriots, beyond mine and Erik’s wildest dreams! Read the rest here
  • Rochester(Minnesota) Back in Running for Rail Line [Mn. Gov Pawlenty includes all options]

    04/05/2009 6:03:14 AM PDT · by Son House · 11 replies · 492+ views
    KAAL TV ^ | Apr 03, 2009 | By: Ericka Miller
    Today, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty announced that a statewide study of future rail lines would include all options. That's something, supporters of a line through Rochester feared wouldn't happen. So today, there is new hope the city will see the dream of a rail line, come true. It takes a little over an hour to travel from Rochester to St. Paul. A new rail line could cut that time in more than half. “Whether is the legislature, or University of Minnesota, or other things to get up there and back, obviously it would be a real benefit," Brede says. That's...
  • Michigan woman sentenced to 6 years for role in aiding Saddam Hussein's former regime in Iraq

    03/29/2009 4:01:52 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 532+ views
    ICE.GOV - News Release ^ | March 25, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: March 25, 2009 Michigan woman sentenced to 6 years for role in aiding Saddam Hussein's former regime in Iraq Ordered to pay more than $1million in criminal forfeiture DETROIT - A Rochester, Mich., woman was sentenced here to serve six years in prison, followed by two years supervised release and ordered to pay $1,141,557.23 for her role in exporting sensitive equipment to Iraq, U.S. Attorney Terence Berg, Eastern District of Michigan, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Special Agent in Charge Brian M. Moskowitz, Maurice Aouate, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue...
  • Welcome to the Mickey Mouse Mass (Catholic Caucus)

    02/26/2009 10:15:12 AM PST · by NYer · 38 replies · 1,348+ views
    Corning Curmudgeon ^ | February 23, 2009 | Cpt Tom
    My son Anthony attends Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Normally, he avoids the on-campus Neumann Center Mass and goes to St Stanislaus' down town for the Latin Mass. Well the weather was bad, and so he and his fiancee went to the Newman Center mass. Well, it was an "interesting" mass. Not in good way either. He sent me pictures. Apparently the priest decided to "sprinkle" water on the congregation at the begining of Mass. Well the ritual deviated from the usual sprinkling rite. First there was the ritual blessing of the super-soaker (!) Then we had the filling of...
  • NY Honor Killer's Muslim Sympathy Site Yanked

    02/15/2009 4:18:29 AM PST · by Man50D · 21 replies · 1,468+ views ^ | February 14, 2009 | Marc Sheppard
    The website of a New York TV network whose aim is to improve American perceptions of Islam was shut down this morning, two days after its founder admitted to the beheading of his wife. And while that irony might bring a momentary smile, another attempt to conceal the facts behind an honor killing right here in America should stir nothing short of outrage. Muzzammil Hassan, CEO of Bridges TV, whose motto is "connecting people through understanding," apparently didn't think Thursday's honor killing -- and make no mistake about what this was -- at the station might somehow blur that message....
  • Pro-Terrorist Students Win Concessions at University of Rochester

    02/11/2009 6:50:51 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 10 replies · 581+ views ^ | 2/10/09 | David Horowitz
    As reported at Socialist, a Communist website: February 9, 2009 STUDENTS AT the University of Rochester (UR) and their supporters from the community occupied a campus building February 6 in solidarity with the victims of Israel's siege of Gaza--and in a matter of half a day declared victory after winning important concessions from the administration. The university agreed to a public forum to discuss UR's financial policies, and its investments in Israel and companies that do business in Israel. It also promised support for a campus-wide fund drive for Palestine, donations to Gaza of surplus supplies, and international...
  • Obama: 'Sober meeting' with business leaders

    01/29/2009 11:23:19 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 55 replies · 1,802+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 1/28/09 | Richard C. Gross
    President Obama held a "very sober meeting" about the economy with 10 of the nation's business leaders at the White House Wednesday as the House debated his proposed $825 billion economic stimulus package. "They understand when it comes to rebuilding our economy, we don't have a moment to spare," Mr. Obama said of the chief executive officers attending the meeting. "They are looking for action from Washington, bold and swift." Mr. Obama characterized them as being "on the frontline of people who are seeing enormous problems in the economy right now" and said the economic difficulties were a reason for...
  • Farmers Panic About a ‘Cow Tax’ [greenhouse gas regulation......]

    12/01/2008 11:21:21 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 54 replies · 5,459+ views
    Farmers Panic About a ‘Cow Tax’ By Kate Galbraith Should their greenhouse gases be taxed? (Photo: Steve Ruark for The New York Times) The comment period for the Environmental Protection Agency’s exploration of greenhouse gas regulation ended last Friday, with farmers lobbying furiously against the notion of a “cow tax” on methane, a potent greenhouse gas emitted by livestock. The New York Farm Bureau issued a statement last week (PDF) saying it feared that a tax could reach $175 per cow, $87.50 per head of beef cattle and upward of $20 for each hog. Such a tax would represent a...

    12/18/2008 2:17:03 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 8 replies · 601+ views ^ | 12/18/08 | BobLonsberry
    Hey, Cuomo, stand up and fight. I’m talking to Andrew Cuomo, the attorney general of New York. Stand up and fight. For the last two weeks, as the Caroline Kennedy coronation has been going on, the man whose career she is destroying has been silent. It’s as if he fell off the face of the earth. The story is that Caroline Kennedy has announced that she wants to be a U.S. senator from New York. She has no experience, no preparation, no training. She has never stood before the voters. She has never even visited vast stretches of the state...
  • Kennedy Takes A Beating From Upstate Media [so what experience do you have?......]

    12/17/2008 2:36:56 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 123 replies · 3,377+ views
    Kennedy Takes A Beating From Upstate Media Reporters Jump All Over Mostly Silent Princess Of Camelot; Mayor Of Syracuse Doesn't Offer Endorsement Who Should Get Senate Gig? Siena Poll: Cuomo 26, Kennedy 23 Reporting Marcia Kramer NEW YORK (CBS) Caroline Kennedy took a page from Hillary Clinton's playbook and began an upstate listening tour On Wednesday. The road trip included stops in Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo to help convince Gov. David Paterson and voters she's the one to replace Clinton in the U.S. Senate. But it was a tough crowd. The black SUV pulled up to Syracuse city hall Wednesday...
  • Gov. Paterson to sign the Indian tax bill (New York)

    12/14/2008 7:16:07 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 38 replies · 1,859+ views
    TimesUnion ^ | 12/14/08 | James M. Odat
    Gov. David Paterson is heading near Indian Country to sign a bill that would call for the state to collect taxes on sales by Indian retailers. Despite urgings by the Seneca Nation for the governor to veto the measure, he is traveling to Oneida County to sign the legislation in Utica on Monday
  • New taxes, cuts in budget plan Paterson sees $404M tax on non-diet soda; health care

    12/14/2008 6:59:50 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 33 replies · 1,657+ views
    TimesUnion ^ | 12/14/08 | JAMES M. ODATO
    New taxes, deep cuts to education and health care, and a restructuring of the state's economic development programs will be hallmarks of Gov. David Paterson's first budget plan to be released in two days, according to interviews of people briefed on components. The plan will come with a host of revenue raisers — increased taxes on hospitals and insurance policies, for instance — and at least one new assessment, a so-called obesity tax on non-diet soda to raise $404 million. The governor also is contemplating requiring new license plates to raise cash, reviving sales tax on clothing purchases, removing the...
  • Narcissa takes a bow (Warning - no viewing on a full stomach) [Catholic Caucus]

    09/18/2008 1:51:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 43 replies · 237+ views
    Rich Leonardi blogspot ^ | September 15, 2008
    A reader sends along photographs of Bishop Clark's "installation" Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes parish for his newly appointed pastoral administrator Sr. Joan Sobala, a vocal proponent of women's ordination who has been spotted wearing a crucifix with a female corpus. The "cluster" over which she presides includes St. Anne parish, hitherto an oasis of relative sanity. Do read the captions and commentary that accompany each photo. At this point it seems clear that Clark and his allies are pursuing a scorched earth policy for his remaining four years in the Diocese of Rochester. Keep Rome informed, Rochester...
  • Flash: Open Dissent In The Weekly Bulletin (Rochester Diocese) [Catholic Caucus]

    08/27/2008 10:12:55 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 166+ views
    CMR ^ | August 27, 2008 | Patrick Archbold
    There has been much in the news lately about politicians who claim to be devout and ardent Catholics even though they openly hold positions contrary to clear and consistent Church teaching. Many of us have hoped for some time that our Bishops would stand up for the faith and unequivocally hold these pols accountable. It is one thing for a politician Catholic politician to oppose the Church's teaching, entirely another when a Catholic priest, a pastor, does the same thing. Meet Father Dan Holland of St. Pius X in Rochester NY. Father writes to his parishioners in the weekly bulletin...
  • Asps in Rochester (NY) - "Father Joan" [Catholic Caucus - not on a full stomach alert]

    07/25/2008 10:49:54 AM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies · 796+ views
    WDTPRS ^ | July 25, 2008 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    For this I sadly tip my biretta to Ten Reasons  o{]:¬(I want you to read this in light of certain entries on this blog about the whole ghastly wymynpriest thing (except for what "that blonde" had to say, of course. Father Joan In June of this year, Bishop Matthew Clark of Rochester appointed the notorious dissenter Sister Joan Sobala as pastoral administrator, i.e., de facto priestess, over the tradition-friendly St. Anne Church. The Women’s Ordination Conference calls her a person "key to the survival and success of the movement for women’s ordination." A now former parishioner shares her account of...
  • Rochester MN & Democrat media event punked by GOP activists!

    07/11/2008 6:33:57 AM PDT · by Minnesocold · 20 replies · 299+ views
    Paleocon Strikes ^ | 7/9/2008 | Paleocon tried to stage one of their pitiful made-for-the-evening-news events here in Rochester. Their goal? Blame Bush, McCain and the GOP for high gas prices. The Olmsted County GOP caught wind of it and within 48 hours staged one of the most fun coups ever. MoveOn activist Lyle (didn't catch the last name) was befuddled by the strong GOP counter-protest for drilling domestic oil. On the KTTC six o'clock news broadcast he could do no more than stutter when asked if he knew that there was going to be a counterpoint to his protest. He did manage to claim that...
  • Westfire's License In Limbo (Police-No North Unit Cars Patrolling City Of Rochester, Mn)

    06/17/2008 6:53:47 PM PDT · by Son House · 8 replies · 378+ views
    KTTC-TV ^ | June 17, 2008 | Chris Woodard
    ROCHESTER, MN (KTTC-TV) -- A local business that is clashing with Police could lead to a liquor license lost. They have a long list of police calls and a self-admitted problem with gang violence. Now, the future of Westfire Grille, is very close to burning out. For the second time in the last month the Rochester City Council is finding the future of a bar in their hands, but this time around it's not about neighbors. The problem is with the police. Rochester Police Lt. Dan Pulford says, "1 o'clock in the morning, 2 o'clock in the morning, I will...
  • FBI: Rochester NY Stores Front for Funding Terrorists

    05/09/2008 7:14:20 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 30 replies · 142+ views
    © 2008 Newport Television LLC ^ | 5/08 7:13 pm | Reported by: Jane Flasch
    (Rochester, N.Y.) - Three convenience stores in Rochester were fronts for a money laundering operation to fund an Islamic terrorist organization according to the FBI Mohammed Muthana said federal agents are unfairly targeting the convenience store he's run for 13 years. "We are citizens almost 8 years but we don't feel it. After September 11, no, they treat me the wrong way." In carefully timed raids, FBI agents hit five locations seizing boxes of records and computer components. Experts from the U.S. Treasury Department and IRS examined financial documents. According to search warrants, they were looking for evidence of large,...
  • Train Blocks Chili Avenue (Chili N.Y.)

    03/24/2008 9:26:29 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 8 replies · 807+ views
    Train Blocks Chili Avenue by Rich Turner Published Mar 24, 2008 A disabled train has Chili Avenue blocked at the 3300 block, near Old Chili-Scottsville Road. The train hit a boulder on the tracks, causing
  • Rochester's Liberal "Howard Stern Imitator" Brother Wease is Coming Back to Radio (Barf alert!!!)

    03/03/2008 5:29:54 PM PST · by FUMETTI · 13 replies · 888+ views
    R News ^ | March 3, 2008 | Mike Hedeen
    One of Rochester's most recognizable radio voices is returning to the air. Long time morning show host Brother Wease, out of work since Entercom did not renew his contract at the beginning of the year, is about to embark on a new adventure with Clear Channel. After 23 years as the morning host on WCMF, Wease will become the morning voice at WFXF, known by its listeners as The Fox. “I'm ecstatic to be over here at 95.1 The Fox,” Wease said. “I sincerely am ecstatic because as sad as I am to have lost most of my career I...
  • HUMAN SMUGGLING REMAINS LUCRATIVE (Niagara Falls & Northern Border)

    02/22/2008 6:52:39 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 2 replies · 141+ views
    m they'd never met before, nine people boarded the raft in Niagara Falls, Ont. With a puttering motor dragging the overloaded vessel -- carrying at least twice the 660 pounds for which it was rated -- across the current of the upper Niagara River, with no oars, anchor or even lifejackets to protect them if it failed, they made their way to Grand Island. Where the United States Border Patrol was waiting. Smuggling certainly isn't what it used to be in Niagara Falls. The area's role as one of the busiest crossings for bootleggers during Prohibition remains part of regional...
  • 15 More Cities on Homeland Security Terror-Risk List

    02/18/2008 6:12:04 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 38 replies · 241+ views
    WASHINGTON — More cities across the country are considered at high risk of a terrorist attack, according to a new list of funding priorities from the Homeland Security Department. Last year the department made 45 cities or regions eligible for a competitive counterterrorism grant program. This year, the list has been expanded to 60 areas that can apply for the nearly $782 million available, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. The urban area grants are one of the department's most popular -- and most intensely debated -- programs. The department divides the regions at highest risk of a...
  • Hackers break into Internet service at RIT (Rochester N.Y.)

    02/07/2008 9:15:45 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 3 replies · 64+ views
    According to RIT officials, at approximately 5:45 a.m. Wednesday, RIT lost Internet connection for about 90 minutes. During that time, all in-bound Internet traffic was being diverted by hackers to an overseas location. RIT officials believe that hackers in the Indonesia and Korea area tried to take advantage of the RIT
  • New York Giants' head coach has ties to parish in Rochester Diocese

    01/30/2008 1:56:02 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies · 148+ views
    CNS ^ | January 30, 2008 | Mike Latona
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (CNS) -- Mayor Ted Young of Waterloo sees a link between the success of the New York Giants and St. Mary Parish in his Seneca County village. He and Tom Coughlin, the Giants' head coach, are 1960 graduates of the parish grade school. Young believes Coughlin's Catholic-school upbringing helped shape his coaching achievements in college and the National Football League. "I think it played a large part. It sets your life values, and your values are set very early on," Young said in an interview with the Catholic Courier, newspaper of the Rochester Diocese. Young noted that he...
  • Local Store Owner Sentenced (Muslim Sent Money To Terrorists In Yemen)

    01/28/2008 10:03:16 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 10 replies · 266+ views
    RNews ^ | 1/29/08
    Local Store Owner Sentenced by Jim Aroune Published Jan 28, 2008 A Rochester store owner will be confined to his home for six months for illegally sending money to Yemen. Mohamed Muthana received this sentence Monday. A jury convicted Muthana of running an illegal money transmitting business out of the Yemeny Superette on North Street. More than $60,000 headed to Yemen from there. Muthana will also serve three years probation and pay a fine.
  • 13 Catholic Schools to close (RC Diocese of Rochester)

    01/19/2008 5:51:53 AM PST · by NYer · 35 replies · 321+ views
    WHEC ^ | January 18, 2008
    There will no doubt be a lot of anger and frustration for parents tonight who have children in these schools. As we've been reporting for more than a week the Bishop's announcement would be drastic and would include a long list of school closures. And that was the case this afternoon. Here is the list of 13 catholic schools to close in Monroe County.All Saints Catholic Academy in GatesCatherine Mc Auley School in GreeceGood Shepherd in HenriettaHoly Trinity in WebsterSt. John The Evangelist in SpencerportSt. John of Rochester in FairportSt. Margaret Mary in IrondequoitSt. Monica's in RochesterSt. Andrews in RochesterSt....
  • Gandhi’s grandson creates religious stir

    01/18/2008 4:20:41 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 7 replies · 137+ views
    By Bryan Roth, staff writer Brighton-Pittsford Post Thu Jan 17, 2008, 01:05 PM EST Brighton, N.Y. - To Pittsford resident Judy Braiman, remembering the Holocaust has always been an important part of her Jewish heritage. Despite the atrocities related with it, she believes it’s something nobody — Jewish or not — should ever forget. “Why should you give that up?” asked Braiman, who had family relatives who were killed in Germany during the Holcaust. “If we don’t remember the terrible things that happen, it will happen again. Everybody should remember terrible things to learn by it.” So, when she saw...
  • Valuable statues of Mary, Jesus ruined in cemetery vandalism

    01/09/2008 1:36:07 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 14 replies · 75+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 1/09/08 | Paul Walsh - Staff Reporter
    Large statues of the Virgin Mary and Jesus on the cross in a Rochester, Minn., cemetery were severely damaged and would require hundreds of thousands of dollars to replace, the cemetery director said today. An Our Lady of Lourdes statue of Mary had its head and arms "busted off" and the Jesus on the cross statue has damage from efforts in recent days to chop off its head, said Calvary Cemetery director Robert Gumbusky. The granite statue of Jesus, standing about 15 feet tall, is at least 100 to 120 years old and would cost $250,000 to replace, Gumbusky said....
  • Talk About Spin (AP says Hillary's handling of hostage situation made her look Presidential)

    12/01/2007 7:08:28 AM PST · by jdm · 119 replies · 147+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Dec. 01, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    Everyone expressed gratitude and relief at the end of the hostage crisis yesterday in Rochester, New Hampshire, when police arrested the disturbed man who created it. No one got hurt and a sick man will get the care he needs, and the community will receive protection from him as well. It demonstrated the competence and patience of the Rochester police department in resolving a standoff that only gained national attention because it took place in the campaign headquarters of Hillary Clinton. Somehow, later that evening, the Clinton campaign decided this makes Hillary look presidential, at least to Larry Sabato and...
  • A Conservative Website for Rochester, NY,

    11/11/2007 3:10:42 PM PST · by rochester_veteran · 12 replies · 445+ views ^ | 11/11/2007 | rochester_veteran
    A Conservative Website for Rochester, NY, Launched Today, I'd like to invite all Freepers to come on over and visit, the Conservative website for the Greater Rochester, NY area. Our country is currently in the midst of a cultural war between the left and right, liberal versus conservative, athiest versus Judeo/Christian. Anybody who’s been following or participating in blogs and internet forums has probably taken note of this. is a grassroots effort to spread the word that smaller government is good government and self reliance and love of God and Country is still considered a virtue in...
  • Neighbors say the pit bull that killed a Bath boy was aggressive

    08/03/2007 1:16:33 PM PDT · by uxbridge · 10 replies · 391+ views
    WETM News ^ | July 20, 2007
    Neighbors tell us the pit bull that attacked 6-year old Sabin Jones Abbott seemed to be aggressive. “He was very scary. The dog would run to the end of its chain and try to get off its chain to get to you," said neighbor, Kim Bennage. But investigators say they are not aware of any previous reports of the dog being aggressive. Neighbors tell WETM 18 News that the boy’s father, William Abbott had just gotten the dog recently from a neighbor. Investigators say the boy was killed after he was attacked by a pit bull-boxer mix Sunday morning. Authorities...
  • Schumer Jumps in on B&L Bidding War (influence peddling?)

    07/24/2007 10:20:31 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies · 333+ views
    Copyright © 2007 Time Warner Cable. All Rights Reserved ^ | Published Jul 19, 2007 | by Jim Aroune
    New York’s senior U.S. Senator weighed in on the bidding war for Bausch & Lomb. Sen. Chuck Schumer sent a letter to B&L board members that advocated for the bid by Warburg Pincus. Schumer believes the potential buyer's purchase of B&L would keep the company and its 1,400 local workers in Rochester. B&L accepted Warburg Pincus' bid of $65 a share, but also is sizing up an offer from industry rival Advanced Medical Optics of $75 a share.
  • Play Spot the Liturgical Abuse!

    04/23/2007 9:44:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 69 replies · 916+ views
    Off The Record ^ | April 22, 2007 | Diogenes
    The photo above shows Rochester Bishop Matt Clark doing a Lenten dorm liturgy with the U of Rochester chaplain. Several blogs have already commented on the liberty Clark awarded himself respecting the rubrics -- see Rich Leonardi and Fr. Erik Richtsteig -- but my own thoughts were sidetracked onto another subject: what are bishops for? Let's do a thought experiment by going back in time. Suppose you were an ordinary lay Catholic in the year 1107 anywhere in Christendom: Castile or Flanders or Liguria or Kent -- Rochester, say. There is no such thing as a printed book, and...
  • Duffy Wants School Aid Tied to Results

    03/27/2007 5:53:57 AM PDT · by PissAndVinegar · 4 replies · 205+ views
    13 WHAM ^ | Mar 27, 2007 6:47 AM | Rachel Barnhart
    Was it a threat or not? In his second State of the City address, Mayor Robert Duffy said he will tie the city’s $119 million annual school aid to results. “I care about our children graduating from school and that should be and will be our funding criteria for our schools,” he said. Duffy honed in on the district’s 50 percent four-year graduation rate. The graduation rate in Rochester is worse than in Buffalo, which spends less money per pupil. “We have the worst graduation rate in the state and that has to change. Clearly money is not the issue...

    03/16/2007 6:09:54 AM PDT · by shortstop · 68 replies · 1,936+ views ^ | 03/16/07 | Bob Lonsberry
    Actually, it's sad. The Rochester City School District has moved to “normalize” ebonics, saying that “Black English Vernacular” is as valid as conventional English and that students and teachers are welcome to use it. Teachers, in fact, are even encouraged to use ebonics themselves in the classroom. It's part of the multiculturalism and diversity cult. The belief that all things are equal, even when they clearly aren't. And the deep thinkers at the worst school district in the state have decided that their students will have better self-esteem if their “home language” is respected in school. A recent district newsletter...
  • Rochester's Mayor A Superhero

    12/09/2006 4:37:54 AM PST · by Revelation 911 · 21 replies · 969+ views
    13WHAM.COM ^ | 12/8/06 | 13WHAM.COM
    (Rochester, N.Y.) - A 49-year old man went into the Dollar Tree Store at South Clinton (knife in hand) to rob the store Friday. The clerk couldn’t open the register and a fight broke out between the clerk and the suspect. Several customers tried to help and chased the suspect down Clinton towards Karges Street. The suspect emerged at South Clinton and Goodman. Meantime, Rochester's mayor serendipitously pulled off 490 at Goodman, when Officer Bob Brady passed Mayor Duffy’s car, gun drawn, chasing the suspect. When Duffy saw the weapon, he broke out of his car and chased down the...
  • Cardiologist's 'living chip' changes science of disease monitoring

    09/20/2006 7:19:22 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 2 replies · 219+ views ^ | 18-Sep-2006 | Karin Christensen
    For patients living with heart failure and other health conditions, blood draws and diagnostic tests are commonplace in order to evaluate their condition. Often, though, chemical or physiologic changes silently cause damage that is not detected until much later. But what if in the future a tiny device, one the size of a nickel or significantly smaller, could be implanted in the patient to monitor and detect abnormalities, and could then relay data to physicians, or provide therapy on the spot, in real time? It may sound like science fiction, but this concept is moving toward reality at Physiologic Communications...
  • New Chip Design Promises Terahertz Processors

    08/21/2006 6:59:35 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 48 replies · 1,392+ views
    InformationWeek ^ | Aug 18, 2006 | Thomas Claburn
    Proponents of the new Ballistic Deflection Transistor technology say it will produce computers that are faster, more powerful, and more efficient at using power. Scientists at the University of Rochester have come up with a new "ballistic computing" chip design that could lead to 3,000-gigahertz — that's 3-terahertz — processors that produce very little heat.Marc Feldman, professor of computer engineering at the University, characterizes the design, the Ballistic Deflection Transistor (BDT), as radical. "There's a real problem for standard transistors to keep shrinking," he says. The BDT doesn't have a capacitance layer that becomes problematic at very small scales the...
  • Entercom Buys 4 CBS Clusters, WILD-FM/Boston (Beantown's only R&B station to go rock)

    08/21/2006 8:34:18 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 9 replies · 760+ views
    All Access ^ | 08/21/06 | All Access
    ENTERCOM has purchased CBS RADIO's MEMPHIS, ROCHESTER, AUSTIN, and CINCINNATI clusters for $262 million. The buyer will take over all of the stations except for the ROCHESTER stations in a time brokerage agreement starting in OCTOBER (the company will have to divest two ROCHESTER stations to remain within FCC ownership limits). In AUSTIN, ENTERCOM gets AC KKMJ (MAJIC 95.5), Modern AC KAMX (MIX 94.7), Top 40/Rhythmic KXBT (THE BEAT 104.3), and Talk KJCE-A. In CINCINNATI, the stations being sold are Country WUBE (B-105), Hot AC WKRQ (Q-102), Oldies WGRR, and Alternative WAQZ (NEW ROCK 97.3). In MEMPHIS, ENTERCOM adds Hot...
  • Radical 'Ballistic Computing' Chip Bounces Electrons Around Like Billiards

    08/17/2006 12:30:02 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 17 replies · 1,080+ views
    University of Rochester News ^ | 8/16/06 | Jonathan Sherwood
    Computer designers at the University of Rochester are going ballistic. "Everyone has been trying to make better transistors by modifying current designs, but what we really need is the next paradigm," says Quentin Diduck, a graduate student at the University who thought up the radical new design. "We've gone from the relay, to the tube, to semiconductor physics. Now we're taking the next step on the evolutionary track." That next step goes by the imposing name of "Ballistic Deflection Transistor," and it's as far from traditional transistors as tubes. Instead of running electrons through a transistor as if they were...
  • Kodak posts wider 2Q loss of $282M

    08/01/2006 6:56:48 AM PDT · by t_skoz · 55 replies · 878+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 08-01-2006 | AP
    Kodak posts wider 2Q loss of $282M ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Eastman Kodak Co., undergoing a tough transition to digital photography, posted a wider loss of $282 million in the second quarter Tuesday — its seventh quarterly loss in a row. Largely because of $214 million in restructuring costs, Kodak lost the equivalent of 98 cents a share in the April-June quarter, compared with a loss of $155 million, or 54 cents a share, a year ago. Hurt by a rapid slide in film sales, revenues fell 9 percent to $3.36 billion from $3.69 billion in last year's second quarter. Excluding...
  • Defensor Matrimonii - St. John Fisher

    06/23/2006 11:37:48 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 10 replies · 298+ views
    Defensor Matrimonii - St. John Fisher On 22 June 1535, St. John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, England, who had been just made Cardinal Priest of Saint Vitalis by Pope Paul III, was beheaded on Tower Hill in London. Officially, he had been convicted of treason for refusing to recognize King Henry VIII as the new head of the Church of England. This was, however, a culmination of an eight year battle that St. John fought with the king over his marriage with Queen Catherine of Aragon. In the summer of 1527, Bishop Fisher was summoned to Westminster Palace for an...
  • St. John Fisher: "I am come here to die for Christ's Catholic Church"

    06/22/2006 7:36:40 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 104 replies · 1,302+ views
    The Angelus ^ | March 1978 | Malcolm Brennan
    English Martyrs "I am come here to die for Christ's Catholic Church" Malcolm Brennan When Henry VIII began to dally with the idea of putting away his Queen Catherine and replacing her with Anne Boleyn, it was only natural that one of his earliest bids for support should go to John Fisher, one of the most eminent men of the day. He had been a model bishop of the Diocese of Rochester for twenty-three years, in an age when the lives of many bishops were less than edifying. For the same length of time he had been Chancellor of the...
  • Egg farm trespasser gets 6 months in jail (eco-terrorist jailed)

    05/17/2006 10:26:53 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 35 replies · 1,048+ views
    Finger Lakes Times ^ | Wednesday, May 17, 2006 | By JIM MILLER
    LYONS — Adam Durand was sentenced yesterday to six months in jail for trespassing on Wegmans’ Wolcott egg farm while he and other animal rights activists filmed conditions there in 2004. Durand was immediately taken to the Wayne County Jail, but his attorney, who called the sentence excessive, said he may appeal. Judge Dennis Kehoe, who called Durand the mastermind of a blatant and carefully orchestrated crime, fined him $1,500 yesterday and also sentenced him to one year of probation and 100 hours of community service. “You entered your victim’s hen house without permission,” Kehoe told Durand. “You did this...
  • Two people crushed by toppled trees as high winds rake Northeast

    02/17/2006 4:04:27 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies · 411+ views
    WRGB ^ | February 17, 2006
    (Rochester, NY - AP) - Winds gusting up to 77 miles per hour knocked out power to more than 200,000 homes and offices today and toppled trees onto a school bus, a car and a truck, killing a suburban Rochester woman and a state worker at a park in Saratoga Springs. A fierce storm swept across the Midwest and into the Northeast before dawn, sending temperatures in some parts of western New York plunging from 60 degrees to below freezing within a few hours. Downed or damaged power lines cut off electricity to at least 215,000 customers. A falling tree...