posted on August 24, 2010 07:01
Add deli meats to the latest batch of food recalls. Zemco Industries of Buffalo, New York, is recalling 380-thousand pounds of deli meats due to potential Listeria contamination. The meats were sold to dellies across the nation to make sandwiches. Involved are "Marketside Grab and Go" brands of black forest ham, hot ham, hard salami, pepperoni, Virginia ham, fully cooked bacon, and sandwich peppers and pickles. Officials in Georgia discovered the problem. The Agriculture Department's Food Safety & Inspection Service says there haven't been any illnesses reported yet. Over the past week, half a billion eggs have been recalled because of Salmonella contamination.
Another year, another enrollment record for Genesee Community College.
First-day enrollment is up nearly 7-percent from last year at the college;
almost 300 more students across the school’s seven campuses.
Upwards of 90-percent of GCC students also receive some form of scholarship or financial aid.
Two Rochester area men are indicted in connection with a pair of burglaries in LeRoy.
19-year-old Alan Delano of Spencerport is charged with breaking into an apartment on Myrtle St last March and taking off with a flat screen TV.
23-year-old Nicholas DellaRocco of the Rochester suburb of Greece has been indicted for Burglary and Criminal Mischief. The indictment alleges that DellaRocco broke into the LeRoy Physical Therapy Office last May and took an undisclosed amount of cash.
Another arrest under Leandra’s Law in Genesee County.
24-year-old Robert Hugar of Scio was arrested in the Town of Darien for allegedly driving drunk with a 14-year-old in the car.
Investigators say Hugar backed his car into a ditch on Route 77 just after midnight Monday. Leandra’s Law doles out harsher penalties for drunk drivers who have children in the car.
Buffalo Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino defended his comments about creating a "Dignity Corps" for the poor. Paladino says he would want to house welfare recipients in under-utilized prisons in an effort to create a program modeled off of the Civilian Conservation Corps from President Roosevelt's New Deal.
Native Americans protested against Mayor Michael Bloomberg outside of his New York City office.
Bloomberg recently said that Governor David Paterson should wear a cowboy hat and grab a shotgun to make sure that a law taxing cigarette sales on Native American land is enforced. The National Congress of American Indians says the comments are insensitive to their history an ignore tribes sovereignty.
Governor David Paterson meets this morning with the head of the New York Archdiocese to discuss the controversial proposed mosque near Ground Zero. Both Archbishop Timothy Dolan and Governor Paterson support the idea of an alternative location for the one-hundred-million-dollar Islamic community center and mosque that would be located two blocks from the World Trade Center site.