posted on August 27, 2012 07:24
A well known Rochester attorney was killed over the weekend when the glider he was piloting crashed near the Dansville Airport.
66-year-old James Rizzo, a member of the Finger Lakes Soaring Club, was killed Saturday afternoon when his glider came down in a field not far from the airport.
Rizzo was alone in the aircraft at the time.
The Jason Aldean concert at Darien Lake over the weekend was a test of the new parking rules and regulations.
And, depending on whom you talk to, those new rules either passed or failed miserably.
For the record, the crowd on Saturday night numbered 22-thousand – the largest of the year, a sell out.
There were 15 arrests for disorderly conduct or trespassing – fewer than usual, and 48 tickets were issued for underage drinking.
Getting into the concert was a problem. Some concert goers were still on the thruway trying to get to Darien when the music started.
A young woman was seriously injured when she jumped out of the car she was in, and crossed Route 77 on foot. 23-year-old Jessica Freeman of Rochester was struck by a motorcycle and airlifted to ECMC with serious injuries.
The U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian officials were forced to rescue eleven kayakers who began having trouble in the waters of Lake Ontario. The group set out in seven kayaks to travel from Niagara on the Lake, Ontario to Toronto, but they called authorities early yesterday morning to report that they were in distress. Two of the kayakers were suffering from hypothermia, and some had become separated from the others.
For the second year in a row, Lindsay Ryan’s, “Gordon”, proved he’s still the fastest dachshund in Western New York, when he won Sunday’s wiener dog races at Batavia Downs.
In front of the largest crowd ever to witness the annual wiener dog races, 75 dogs squared off in 10 elimination heats with each elimination heat winner returning for the Championship final.
The fastest 10 dogs left their handlers and roared by the historic half-mile tracks home stretch and after video tape review it was determined that “Gordon” had indeed narrowly crossed the finish line first, by a snout.