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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

Pataki Takes Budget Message On The Road

Governor George Pataki toured parts of the state to bring his anti-tax message to New Yorkers. At the Capitol, Legislative leaders castigated him for not acting on the budget bills. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Thousands Still Without Power After Ice Storm Damage

Work crews from the North Country have joined a clean up effort in western and central New York. A wicked ice storm over the weekend left more than 300,000 homes without power and at least four people dead. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Cuomo and McCall Debate in Rochester

The two democratic candidates for governor squared off in a public television debate yesterday in Rochester. While the two agreed on many issues, Andrew Cuomo, the former Housing Secretary, who's behind in the polls, jabbed continuously at the frontrunner Carl McCall, who is the state's comptroller. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Assembly Elects New Minority Leader

The State Assembly has a new minority leader. Charlie Nesbit, who represents a district near Rochester, was chosen to replace John Faso in a close vote. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Independence Party Weighs In in Governor's Race

Governor Pataki is winning growing support among members of the state's largest minority party, the Independence Party, but the party's founder Tom Galisano is threatening to challenge Pataki in a primary. Galisano expressed his interest in a run after the Independence Party of Monroe County, in Galisano's hometown of Rochester, came out in favor of Pataki for Governor. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Plot Thickens in NY Governor's Race

Rochester billionaire Tom Galisano is threatening to challenge Governor Pataki for the Independence Party nomination for governor. The Independence Party of Monroe County says it's backing Pataki. Bud Lowell reports from Rochester.  Go to full article

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