posted on June 04, 2013 07:20
Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has a treatable form of cancer.
He has been diagnosed with cancer of the upper jaw.
The 53-year-old Kelly will have surgery on Friday, but says the disease has not spread to other parts of his body.
Speaking yesterday at his charity golf tournament at Terry Hills Kelly said the diagnosis is just another challenge for him, one he expects to win:
"I've been to the top many, many times and I've been to the bottom. It's just one of those rollercoater rides I've been on throughout my life. It's just another challenge for me and I know I'll beat it."
Kelly spent 10 years with the Bills beginning in 1986.
He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2002.
Lynn Freeman, president of the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce, is retiring.
Freeman tells the Daily News Online that he will officially retire on October 1st.
Freeman is 70, says he wants to do other things.
The Muller Quaker yogurt manufacturing plant in the Town of Batavia is officially open.
A host of politicians welcomed the heads of Pepsi and the Muller Dairy of Germany, the two companies that came together to build the 350,000 sq. ft. facility in near record time.
Ken Adams is President of the Empire State Development Corporation.
He singled out Steve Hyde from the Genesee County EDC for recognition:
"Steve Hyde, as far as I'm concerned, really put this Agri Business park on the map at a statewide level. Steve Hyde is a forceful and well respected advocate for investment for economic development in Batavia."
Pepsi and Muller put $200-million into the plant while taxpayers invested another $25-million in tax breaks and other incentives.
The state Attorney General's office is urging health insurers to let certain members buy specialty prescription drugs at community pharmacies.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wants insurers to change their requirement that members only use mail-order pharmacies. He says people with conditions like cancer or HIV don't need their privacy compromised by getting medications only through the mail.