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New diesel additive could cut fuel costs

With oil prices skyrocketing, transportation companies around the country are struggling to cope with higher fuel costs. But as the Innovation Trail's Zack Seward reports, a Rochester company is using nanotechnology to help ease the pain.  Go to full article

Governor meets with newspapers in Rochester

With all the heat he's getting in Albany, Governor Paterson is touring the state, defending his budget and his candidacy. He was in Rochester yesterday. On the way into the sit-down with upstate newspapers, he passed through a gauntlet of budget protesters. Advocates for the disabled had staked the building out -- the governor promised them a meeting Monday. Once in the building, he faced another tough audience. Rachel Ward reports.  Go to full article

Clarkson pres meets with upstate biz leaders on EZ

Business leaders from across the state met yesterday in Rochester to talk about New York's troubled Empire Zone program. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Spitzer Begins Statewide Campaign Tour

The Democratic party's designated choice for governor has launched a bus tour of the state -- making his first stop in Rochester. Elliot Spitzer and running mate David Patterson spoke at Anthony Square near the Susan B. Anthony House. Bud Lowell was there.  Go to full article

Former President Clinton Visits Western NY

Former President Bill Clinton visited western New York yesterday. He met with Democrats and potential Republican candidate for governor Thomas Golisano. Clinton started out talking to students at the Rochester Institute of Technology yesterday about the power of individuals to work for public good. But he spent nearly as much time talking about America's health care problems after a question from a student. Bud Lowell in Rochester has more.  Go to full article

Bush Touts Social Security Reform in Rochester

President Bush visited western New York Tuesday to garner support for his ideas on changing the nation's Social Security system. Bud Lowell reports from Rochester.  Go to full article

Speed Limits for Snowmobiles Proposed

Assemblyman Joseph Morelle from Rochester has proposed a snowmobile speed limit for New York. Police support the idea but think it might be tough to enforce. Greg Warner reports.  Go to full article

Rough Water for New Fast Ferries

The "Spirit of Ontario" has been tied to its dock in Rochester since the ferry company suspended service in September after less than three months of daily trips to Toronto. Mayor William Johnson says meetings this week are aimed at convincing the city council and Rochester's state Legislature delegation that quick action is needed on his plan to save the ferry. The Rochester-Toronto boat is one of two high speed ferries that began operations on the Great Lakes this year. As the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Chuck Qirmbach reports, the other ferry had a better first season.  Go to full article

NY Republicans Elect New Leader

New York Republicans have selected Rochester-area G-O-P leader Stephen Minarik to head the party's state organization. At a meeting in Albany yesterday, they picked the Monroe County Republican chairman to rally the party in the aftermath of several major Election Day setbacks. Minarik succeeds Sandy Treadwell, of Essex county, who has been given a national G-O-P committeeman's seat. The move at the top comes amid grumblings from high-profile Republicans who say their party has lost direction and needs to get back on course. Minarik told Michael Caputo, of WXXI-TV in Rochester, that his goal is to unite the New York Republicans after the 2004 election.  Go to full article

Lawyers Argue for Life of Rochester Killer

New York's highest court heard its third death penalty case Wednesday. At issue is whether Rochester resident Angel Mateo deserves to die after a jury found him guilty of killing a man who got in the way of his search for an ex girlfriend. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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