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Reynolds wants funding renewed for Delphi unit

Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds, R-Clarence, called Thursday for the U.S. Department of Energy to restore $2.5 million in funding for Delphi's fuel cell research facility in Henrietta. Reynolds noted that the funding under the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Hydrogen program will help meet alternative energy goals.

Delphi employs more than 2,300 people in its Rochester manufacturing plant and its Henrietta research unit, Reynolds noted.

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Wreath-laying to honor Revolutionary War hero

The General Pulaski Association of the Niagara Frontier will hold its annual wreath-laying for Revolutionary War hero Casimir Pulaski at 5 p.m. next Friday. The ceremony will be at the Pulaski statue, north of Ellicott Square.

The next day, the association will hold its annual installation dinner at 7 p.m. in Lancaster Country Club, 6061 Broadway, Lancaster, after a social hour at 6. The keynote speaker will be author and journalist Krzysztof W. Kasprzyk, consul general of Poland in New York. For information, call Julita Kotlarz at 685-8796 or e-mail julitat@aol.com.

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$2 million awarded to study attention deficit treatments

The University at Buffalo Research Foundation has been awarded a federal grant of $2 million through the U.S. Department of Education for a four-year study of the effectiveness of treatments for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds, R-Clarence, reports.

The study, which will begin April 1, will compare medication and school-based behavioral treatment on youngsters with the disorder ages 5 to 12.

"Our goal is to determine whether medication is needed and what is the lowest dose that can yield the best effects," said Dr. William Pelham, distinguished professor of psychology, pediatrics and psychiatry and director of UB's Center for Children and Families, which studies the disorder.

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Douglas Kopp promoted to police lieutenant

Buffalo Police Commissioner H. McCarthy Gipson promoted a detective Thursday during a ceremony in Police Headquarters.

About 50 police officers, family and friends were in the audience as Northeast District Detective Douglas E. Kopp was sworn in as a lieutenant.

Kopp will be stationed at the Northwest District.

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