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The big upset of primary night: Lovely Warren defeated incumbent Rochester mayor Tom Richards. Photo: Lovely Warren campaign
The big upset of primary night: Lovely Warren defeated incumbent Rochester mayor Tom Richards. Photo: Lovely Warren campaign

The Eight O'clock Hour, 9/12/13

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Karen Dewitt gives us an overview of the primary night results. In the latest in the fierce debate over the historic rail corridor in the Adirondacks, the town of North Elba wants the tracks gone. This week the Dow Jones industrial average announced it will drop Alcoa; one economics professor at St. Lawrence University believes that most people shouldn't be too upset. From Natural Selections: what purpose could a lion's heavy mane serve in the desert? And we get previews of two upcoming events: tonight's talk with Pico Iyer at St. Lawrence University, and the play "No Great Mischief", which opens Friday night in Gananoque, Ontario.

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