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Press Secretary Sarah Sanders To Leave The White House

Updated at 5:10 p.m. ET White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is leaving the White House, President Trump tweeted on Thursday. "After 3 1/2 years, our wonderful Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving the White House at the end of the month and going home to the Great State of Arkansas," Trump said . "She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job! I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas - she would be fantastic. Sarah, thank you for a...

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December Unemployment Rate

Jan 18, 2001

Rochester NY – The December 2000 unemployment rate for the Greater Rochester area stands at three-point-seven percent, according to figures released today from the State Labor Department. An increase in private sector jobs was one reason given for our area's low jobless rate. Statewide, New York's unemployment rate for December 2000 was four-point-five percent.

    Albany, NY – Governor George Pataki stressed fiscal prudence as he introduced an 83-billion-dollar state budget proposal. It includes a controversial retooling of New York's school financing system that may make the budget a tough sell in the state legislature.

    Violence Task Force

    Jan 12, 2001

    Rochester, NY – Half-a-dozen democrats on the Monroe County Legislature want to establish a permanent violence reduction task force. It would be a panel including all levels of government, law enforcement, private agencies and neighborhood groups. And it would plan ways of decreasing violent crime.

    Democratic leader Todd Bullard submitted the proposal, along with Democrats Christopher Wilmot, Ronnie Thomas, Bill Benet, Willie Lightfoot and Jose Cruz.

    Museum Grant

    Jan 12, 2001

    Rochester, NY – An area museum is receiving a substantial gift. Genesee Country Village and Museum is getting 300-thousand dollars worth of financial support from the Gleason Foundation.

    The grant goes to the museum's "Adopt A Village" program, and will be used to help take care of the museum's more than 100 buildings, including 57 historic structures. The funding will be used for renovation projects include roofing and painting, along with a comprehensive maintenance and restoration plan for the buildings.

    Vending Machine Cameras

    Jan 12, 2001

    Rochester, NY – Kodak is teaming up with Maytag Corporation to put film and single-use cameras in vending machines. They plan to roll out thousands of camera-and-film vending machines over the next three years.

    Officials at Kodak say they want to satisfy instant cravings for must-have snapshots in morethan 10,000 high-traffic locations around the country like beaches, parks or ski resorts.

    Search Continues for Missing Woman

    Jan 11, 2001

    Shortsville, NY – The search continues for an 82-year-old woman missing since Tuesday. Helen Lois Goodwin walked away from the privately run home for adults where she had lived since 1998, police said. Temperatures were below freezing on Tuesday.

    Goodwin, who had a history of depression, frequently went for walks but usually told the house's owners when she was going out. There was no mention this time and she left her purse behind.

    Woman Found

    Jan 11, 2001

    Shortsville, NY – The body of an elderly Ontario County woman was found this afternoon in a snow bank, about one thousand feet from an adult facility she walked away from earlier this week. Hundreds of people were involved in the search for 82-year old Helen Lois Goodwin of Shortsville.

    Missing Woman

    Jan 11, 2001

    Shortsville, NY – The Ontario County Sheriff's Department is searching for a missing elderly woman. 82-year old Louis Goodwin was last seen last night leaving her Shortsville home. She is described as being 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 110 pounds with blue eyes and white hair. Deputies say Goodwin left her home between six and nine last night and hasn't been seen since. She does not own a car and is taking medication.

      Rochester NY – The noted defense lawyer Johnnie Cochran filed a notice of claim against Monroe County on behalf of a 20-year-old woman who says she was raped by three county sheriff's deputies.

      Cochran was joined by the Reverend Norvel Goff of the Rochester NAACP in calling for rapid completion of a state police investigation into the rape charge. Cochran also wants the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Bureau to investigate the Monroe County Sheriff's Department.

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      News from NPR

      Lawmakers in New York advanced a law on Thursday ending vaccination exemptions based on a family's religious belief, as the country is in the grips of its worst measles outbreak in decades.

      The New York Assembly voted 77-53 to pass the measure, which eliminates religious and other nonmedical exemptions for schoolchildren across the state.

      After the final vote tally was announced, howling protesters, including the parents of unvaccinated children, filled the chamber, chanting "shame on you," until lawmakers moved to recess.

      Bonnielin Swenor has devoted her life to studying visual impairment in older adults. But for a long time, she didn't often discuss the motivation fueling her work — that she herself has low vision.

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      White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is leaving the White House, President Trump tweeted on Thursday.

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      From the Inclusion Desk

      What do young adults with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers need to know as they prepare to exit the school system? It's a question that will be addressed at an upcoming conference hosted by Nazareth College and AutismUp.

      We're joined by conference organizers and participants to discuss medical care, housing, employment, and more. In studio:

      • Rachel Rosner, director of education and support services for AutismUp
      • Cyndi Kerber Gowan, lecturer in education at Nazareth College and faculty liaison for LifePrep@Naz
      • Jake Collier, self-advocate

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      Leaders from St. John Fisher’s Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing announced a partnership with an Irish college on Wednesday.

      Fisher and Waterford Institute of Technology plan to share resources for best practices and research when it comes to nursing at-risk populations like those with developmental disabilities. Fisher’s Wegmans School of Nursing received a grant last fall to open the Institute.

      The Institute's founding director, Dianne Cooney Miner, said Waterford is the perfect match for Fisher.

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      Medical students said they are seeking out ways to improve their own training after a conference in Rochester this weekend.

      The American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry held its annual meeting in the downtown Hyatt hotel. People came from across the U.S. and other countries to hear about challenges and successes in medical care for people with disabilities.

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      A new dental clinic is under development at the University of Rochester Medical Center. It’s designed to support people who might have a hard time getting service in most other dentists’ offices.

      “The support comes in two parts,” said Dr. Eli Eliav, director of URMC’s Eastman Institute for Oral Health. “Equipment and staff.”

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