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Dow Drops 750 Points Amid Worries Over U.S.-China Tensions

Updated at 11:29 a.m. ET U.S. stock markets plunged again Thursday after a Chinese technology executive was arrested in Canada, escalating U.S.-China tensions. The Dow Jones industrial average was down more than 750 points, or about 3 percent, in late-morning trading. That's on top of a 799-point drop for the blue chip index on Tuesday. U.S. markets were closed on Wednesday in honor of former President George H.W. Bush's funeral. Canadian authorities arrested Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial...

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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.

    Clean Air in the Classroom

    Jan 10, 2001

    Rochester, NY – One key to improving student performance and attendance in schools may have nothing to do with standardized tests and raising standards, but everything to do with the air in classrooms.

    State advocates released a parents' right-to-know guide about laws governing safe air and other conditions in schools they say are distracting students, making them sick and affecting their performance.



    News from NPR

    At first, Stephen DiRado thought his dad was dealing with depression. Gene DiRado, then in his late 50s, had become more withdrawn, more forgetful. So Stephen processed his growing concern by doing what he'd done since the age of 12: taking photographs. It was the 1980s, and Stephen schlepped his 8x10 camera and tripod over to his parents' home in Marlborough, Mass., to check in on Gene and make portraits of him.

    "I was running toward him with the sense of fear that something was wrong," Stephen says now about those years.

    Friday is shaping up as a busy day in the Justice Department's Russia investigation.

    Special counsel Robert Mueller faces deadlines in two federal courts in cases involving two former Trump insiders, a former FBI director treks up to Capitol Hill for a closed-door interview and a onetime Trump campaign adviser gets out of prison.

    Here's a quick breakdown of what's on tap for the day:

    Mueller's office to detail Paul Manafort's alleged lies

    Largely missing from the flood of remembrances of the late President George H.W. Bush is the role he played as Ronald Reagan's vice president in what came to be known as the Iran-Contra Affair.

    It's an episode that clouded an otherwise remarkable career in public service.

    Perhaps Bush's most well-known involvement in the affair was his absolution of some of those in the know about it.

    Once the backbone of the nation's transportation system, the nation's aging interstate highways are now overused and worn out, according to a new federal report. And failure to invest billions in modernizing the system will likely lead to more potholes, slower traffic jams, and increased costs to drivers and the nation's economy.

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    From the Inclusion Desk

    Pia Stampe is unsure how long she’ll be able to stay in business.

    “If we don’t get referrals, then we can’t operate,” Stampe said. “We were better paid in 1995 than we are today.”

    Stampe is the owner of Step By Step Pediatric Therapy Center in Rochester. Many of her referrals come through a state program requiring that children who show signs of developmental delays are evaluated and connected with appropriate therapists. The county has 45 days to make those connections.

    Public listening sessions are being held over the next few weeks to study accessible ride sharing services for customers with disabilities. The New York State Transportation Company Accessibility Task Force was created as part of the legislation that made ride-sharing legal in Upstate New York. WBFO’s Nick Lippa reports on some of the issues facing riders.

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    A new transitional home for people with disabilities is officially under construction in Pittsford.

    The home will be the second transitional facility that CP Rochester has set up in the Finger Lakes region. The organization’s president and CEO, Mary Walsh Boatfield, said it’s part of a bigger push to give people choices in where and how they live.

    “There is a huge need for this. I think individuals and their families want options,” Boatfield said.


    A new employment readiness service is available at the Arc of Monroe.

    ArcWorks is an integrated manufacturing business run by that organization, and will now be offered as a job readiness option for people with developmental or intellectual disabilities.

    Kathy Moylan, Vice President of Transition at The Arc of Monroe says The Arc runs similar programs at the Marriott, strong hospital and the City of Rochester. She says these programs teach important job skills as well as social skills.

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    A wide-reaching epidemic

    WXXI, in partnership with public broadcasting stations across New York state, is airing special programming examining the opioid crisis.

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