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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...