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A one-car accident in Livingston County has claimed the life of a SUNY Geneseo student.
The school identified the victim as Mary Kavanaugh of Sandborn, a communications major at Geneseo.
Kavanaugh was killed early yesterday morning when her car apparently ran off of the Calendonia Road in the Town of Leicester and rolled over.
A passerby discovered the wreck. Mary was dead at the scene.

Batavia native Terry Anderson, the former news correspondent who was held for six years by middle east terrorists, will return to Batavia this fall to help inaugurate the International Peace Garden.
Anderson’s visit has been scheduled for September 9th. He has agreed to speak at the inaugural dinner for the Peace Garden.
Anderson now lives in Kentucky. He has not been back to Batavia for several years. Anderson worked for the Associated Press at the time he was abducted by Shi’te Muslims back in 1985.
The International Peace Garden has been proposed to be built on a lot adjacent to the Holland Land Office Museum.

Genesee County has received a fat grant from New York State.
The county has been awarded a half-million dollar grant to do an energy efficiency study of all 14 county operated buildings.
Assistant County Manager Frank Ciaccia says the county’s annual energy bill is over a million dollars a year.
The study is designed to find ways to lower that figure.

State Assembly and Senate leaders return to Albany today to resume talks on the late state budget following the Easter and Passover holidays. 
State lawmakers are working to close a nine-billion-dollar budget gap. 
But state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli warns Governor Paterson and Legislative leaders not to use accounting tricks to cover the gap. 
He says some expected sources of revenue have not materialized.
DiNapoli said the general fund provides a distorted view of the state's financial health because money is routinely shifted in and out of the account.  The state budget is seven-days late.

Buffalo Sabres fans can still get playoff tickets.  The team says the first round playoff games still have some availability.  The first two games have only single seats available.  The team expects the rest of the tickets to sell out once the dates and opponents are finalized this weekend.  The Sabres finished up their regular season at home last night against the Rangers. Jerry will have details in sports, coming up.

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