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Friday, January 23rd, 2015


New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday, charged with using his position to amass millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks, federal prosecutors said.Silver’s arrest comes one day after he shared the stage with Gov. Andrew Cuomo during the State of the State address in Albany.As Speaker of the Legislature’s Democrat-controlled lower house, Silver was one of the most-powerful politicians in NY state, and held significant power over the operation of the state government, particularly over the real estate and health care sectors.Silver, 70, was taken into custody at about 8 a.m. Thursday by FBI agents in New York City. He was charged with mu tiple counts of fraud, one count of extortion and one count of conspiracy to commit extortion. The charges against him come as a result of alleged mis-use of his position. If convicted, Silver could face a maximum penalty of 100 years in prison.

He was released on bail late yesterday afternoon.

In the criminal complaint against Silver, prosecutors said Silver abused his political influence and “obtained about $4 million in payments characterized as attorney referral fees solely through the corrupt use of his official position.”

The lawmaker, who has been Assembly speaker for more than two decades, allegedly disguised the graft as income from a personal injury law practice.


A 19-year-old Victor man, resident who admitted last month to raping two minors – one 16, the other 12 – was sentenced Wednesday in Ontario County Court to 10 years in prison.
Jose Salazar plead guilty to first- and third-degree rape as one of the girls he vicitimized, faced him in court as the verdict was handed down.
In addition to the 10-year prison term, Salazar was sentenced to 20 years of post-release supervision, and will have to pay about $1,300 in fines and fees. He is also required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.

A school-aged girl was injured after being dragged nearly a half-mile by a school bus in Fremont, Steuben County, Tuesday.
The girl, who is a student of Avoca Central School, was dragged by the school bus about four-tenths of a mile along County Route 55 before the bus driver realized that her backpack was caught in the door, according to New York State Police.The girl was taken to St. James Hospital to be treated for minor injures to her foot and was released the same day.The New York State Police are investigating the incident.

This is the third time this has occured in the past month in upstate New York. The first two were in Madison County in December, but neither child was hurt and neither driver was charged, although one resigned.

Parents in the Baldwinsville school district are being warned about a suspected case of mumps at Durgee Junior High School in Baldwinsville.Parents received the notice in an automated phoned message, notifying them that the health department was monitoring the situation and that most students at the school have been vaccinated.District officials say the vast majority of children at the school have a record of having been vaccinated, but went on to say that doesn’t guarantee that every child will be immune.
Some symptoms are: fever, headache, muscle aches and facial swelling.The symptoms usually appear two to three weeks after exposure.

In New York State, the mumps vaccine is a requirement for school-aged children, but parents can choose to refuse the innoculation for their children due to medical and religious reasons.
nationwide each year, an average of around 400 cases of mumps are reported .

Parent are reminded, if you have any reason to believe your child has mumps, keep them home from school and see a doctor right away.

According to New York State health officials, the number of flu cases are down in New York State.The officials went on to say that for the week ending on January 10 there were approximately six percent fewer cases than there were the week before. The number of persons statewide hospitalized for the flu was also down around 26 percent.Health experts remind residents: the best way to stay healthy is to practice good hygiene, by washing hands often and covering your mouth when coughing. They also recommend anyone over six-months-old, and especially the elderly, should get a flu shot.

Rochester-based grocery retailer Wegmans plans to reduce the amount of refined sugar used in making its private-label products that bear the Wegmans logo. Representative for the store chain say the motivation for reducing the sugar content of its foods is in response to what consumers have been asking for in the products they buy.This move coincides with new sugar labeling requirements developed by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA and the American Heart Association have both shared research showing a link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. As the adverse health effects of too much refined sugar become more widely known – links to weight gain, diabetes, digestive problems, even cancer – shoppers have been trending away from products with too much added sugar.Wegmans said it would not use artificial sweeteners or high fructose corn syrup to replace its reduced sugar content. Instead, it said it would work to make their products healthier while making sure they still taste good.



Jeff Gordon says he’s retiring from NASCAR this year, his 23rd in NASCAR’s elite Cup series. He says he made the decision midway through last year, when he was “invigorated by his on-track performance” and his very strong showing as he progressed through the season.When Gordon finally pits his feared No. 24 Chevrolet for the last time, he’ll close the books on one of the most successful careers in auto racing history. He goes into this final season with 92 wins, trailing only Hall of Fame drivers Richard Petty (200) and David Pearson (105).He won each of the big races, collected four championships in just seven years and had 58 victories before his 30th birthday. The 43-year-old driver also has three Daytona 500 trophies and a record five Brickyard 400 wins.Gordon said last seasons four-win campaign, in which he led the point standings for much of the year, only fueled him to go out on top this year.

Syracuse, N.Y. — Syracuse University will honor two of its most legendary players, a duo linked forever as the Louie and Bouie Show, when Roosevelt Bouie and Louis Orr have their jerseys retired at halftime of the Orange’s game against Pittsburgh on Feb. 21.Orr and Bouie came to Syracuse in 1976 as part of Jim Boeheim’s first recruiting class. Syracuse went 100-18 in their careers, and Bouie and Orr both finished with more than 1,000 career points.Orr scored 1,487 points with 881 rebounds. He was first-team All-Big East as a senior and went on to play eight seasons in the NBA.Bouie finished his career with 1,560 points, 987 rebounds and 327 blocks. He still ranks second all-time in blocked shots. He was also first-team All-Big East in 1980.

He was picked in the second round of the 1980 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks. Bouie signed to play professionally in Europe where he played for more than 13 years.

Bouie and Orr will bring to 12 the number of Syracuse players who have had their jerseys retired. The other 10 are Carmelo Anthony, Dave Bing, Billy Gabor, Sherman Douglas, Derrick Coleman, Billy Owens, Rony Seikaly, Vic Hanson, Wilmeth Sidat-Singh and Pearl Washington.

Syracuse will play Pittsburgh at noon on Saturday, Feb. 21.




#6 Lyons 54 / Sodus 51
RonDerrick Morris turned in 28 points

in Sodus’ losing effort

#5 Red Creek 63 / Clyde-Savannah 53
Jake Slobe put up an impressive 40 points for Red Creek


Gananda 66 / Marion 32


#7 North Rose-Wolcott 65 / Williamson 43
Matt Sperr 23 racked up points for Williamson


Upcoming W-FL Schedule
FRIDAY January 23rd, 2015

Geneva @ #3 Mynderse
Midlakes @ #4 Palmyra-Macedon
Waterloo @ #9 Penn Yan
Wayne @ #1 Newark
Red Jacket @ South Seneca
Honeoye @ Bloomfield
#10 Marcus Whitman @ #2 Naples
Romulus @ HAC

SATURDAY January 24th, 2015


#6 Lyons @ #4 Palmyra-Macedon

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