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How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a 2010 Infiniti G-37 coupe. The tires were fine until it got cold outside. Now the tire pressure monitoring system indicates that the tire pressures are low. The tires look fine to me. What’s up with this? 

Delilah from Burlington, VT

Delilah,

Mellon Grant Advances Buffalo State College Art Conservation Program

Mellon Grant Advances Buffalo State College Art Conservation Program

The Buffalo State College Foundation has been generously awarded a $388,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to benefit the Buffalo State College Art Conservation Program to support a three-year pilot program aimed at enhancing the college’s current offering in the important specialties of conservation required by libraries and archives.  

The expanded curriculum, which begins September 2011, fills a void in the conservation programs.  In response, the Mellon Foundation is funding the pilot program here, and at two other institutions respected for their art conservation programs, the University of Delaware and the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.

Local Exercise Training Program Incorporates Systema Methods

Local Exercise Training Program Incorporates Systema Methods

Primordial Strength Inc., an exercise training company based in East Aurora, integrates Systema breathing methodologies into its programs to enhance the health and well being of all its clients. The practice involves breath patterns that control heart rate, respiration and inhibition of the release of stress chemicals. 

A Russian martial art, Systema aids in performance, stress reduction, restoration and awareness. Proper integration also allows further advancement of Explosive Power Endurance throughout Coach Steven Helmicki’s training system. Helmicki, president of Primordial Strength, is fortunate to have train with acclaimed Russian martial arts instructor Vladimir Vasiliev in the practice of Systema.<

Area Manufacturing Company to be Featured on National News

Area Manufacturing Company to be Featured on National News


Surviving the recent recession and thriving in the global automotive business triggered interest by Fox News

 

Jiffy-tite Company will be featured throughout the day on Fox News segments on Wednesday, January 5, 2010.  Among some of the programs that Jiffy-tite owner and Chairman Steve Zillig and other company officials may appear on include America’s Newsroom (9 a.m. – 11 a.m.), Happening Now (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.), America Live (1 p.m. – 3 p.m.) and the popular Your World with Cavuto hosted by Neil Cavuto (4 p.m. – 6 p.m.).  Fox News producers and a film crew will be in the region on January 4th taping the segments from Jiffy-tite’s state-of-the-art, 65,000 square foot headquarters and manufacturing facility in Lancaster.

Go Veggies ... And Go Healthy!

Go Veggies ... And Go Healthy!

Veggie burgers, veggie sauce, veggie rolls and mango pudding are sought-after favorites at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, courtesy of vendor Genga Ponnampalam and his popular Go Veggies stand. But did you know that Go Veggie products are available year-round?

Genga prepares his products using the freshest ingredients available. His delicious veggie burgers, for example, contain cooked brown rice, sunflower seeds, fresh carrots, fresh mushrooms, vegetable oil, fresh broccoli, fresh onion, salt, fresh garlic, and fresh green pepper. That’s a lot of freshness!

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

My ’02 Oldsmobile Alero has had the ignition switch replaced four times in the past two years! Each time the switch fails everything seems normal. However, when I turn the key to start the vehicle nothing happens … no cranking, no clicking, it’s just dead. The battery has been replaced. Every time the problem occurs the Olds dealer says the problem is the magnet on the ignition switch, which is part of the security system. Do you know why this is happening?

Rich from Orchard Park, NY

Rich,

Children's Guild Foundation Autism Spectrum Disorder Center Reports 2010 Statistics

Children's Guild Foundation Autism Spectrum Disorder Center Reports 2010 Statistics

The Children’s Guild Foundation Autism Spectrum Disorder Center at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo has been operating for a full-year and has seen 200+ children ranging in age from 1 to 17 years old. The multidisciplinary program is dedicated to the diagnosis of children with possible autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) to improve access to services or care.

Sessions are held once a week and each child is evaluated by a Developmental Pediatrician, Child Neurologist and Child Psychologist in an hour and a half long appointment. The team discusses the child and develops recommendations for further testing, diagnosis or coordination of services. The child's parent/guardian has anadditional follow-up session with a physician and social worker to discuss diagnosis and recommendations.

Approximately 50% of the children seen thus far have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Analysis through the third quarter 2010 indicates the following: