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Alcohol and excessive speed is being blamed for an ATV accident on the Attridge Road in the Monroe County Town of Riga, which is just outside of Genesee County. 19 year old Tahreem Kamal was a passenger on the ATV. She’s in guarded condition at Strong Memorial Hospital. The driver, 45 year old Dale Lievense is in satisfactory condition at the same hospital and has been charged with DWI. Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputies say both were thrown from the

Batavia Police are asking for help in a hit and run accident early Monday morning in downtown Batavia. A car struck a lamp post and a stop sign at the entrance to a parking lot on Jackson Street just north of Ellicott. The car fled the scene. City police are looking for a blue Pontiac, missing some parts found at the scene. The lamp post was destroyed and the stop sign was broken off at its base. Anyone with information is asked to call the Batavia
Police Confidential Tip Line at 345-6370.

After two years of planning and fundraising, ground will be broken this Sunday on the International Peace Garden on West Main Street. Assemblyman Steve Hawley will lead the
groundbreaking event which is scheduled for 2PM, Sunday. Funds have been raised that will allow the fist of 20 flags erected which will eventually represent the 20 peace gardens throughout the world.

Another Darien Lakes Concert and more arrests, 60 in all; 50 for underage drinking and 10 for penal code violations. The concert featured County Singer Toby Keith. The most serious arrest was that of 29 year old Raymond Kolas of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has been charged with 2nd degree Harassment after allegedly striking a security guard. He was attempting to enter the concert venue with a false access pass. None of the 60 arrested were from Genesee County.

Workers in Rochester are losing money in their pay checks. The latest Census figures show the average weekly pay check of Rochester works was down 20 dollars to 670 dollars and down 60 dollars from less than two years ago. That’s the steepest decline in comparison to all other New York cities.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is in the nation's capital today where he'll be stopping by the National Press Club later on. Giuliani is scheduled to deliver a speech at
one o'clock Eastern on the state of security in America, ten years after the 9-11 terrorist attacks. He'll also be taking part in Sunday's upcoming ceremony at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan.

Governor Cuomo will make an announcement today regarding New York State's plans to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks this weekend. Cuomo will speak at 2 p.m. at the Cultural Education Center at Empire State Plaza.

RIT is set to unveil a new 9-11 exhibit this week, one that school officials say offers a new perspective into the terrorist attacks. The display features professional photos taken by
RIT alumni who chose to stay put rather than run for cover. "9-11: The First 36 Hours" opens
Friday at the Photographic Arts and Sciences lounge.

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