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>3 area colleges listed among '100 best values'

Three area schools made the list of "100 Best Values in Public Colleges," released Monday by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.

The University at Buffalo ranked No. 89, Fredonia State College came in at No. 70, and Geneseo State College was No. 7.

The schools were selected from a pool of more than 500 four-year colleges and universities and ranked according to academic quality, cost and financial aid.

The total cost for in-state students to attend Geneseo for a year was figured at $14,800, according to Kiplinger's. Total cost a year for in-state students at UB was figured at $15,900 and $14,600 at Fredonia, according to the magazine.

In all, the State University of New York system had nine schools listed, including Binghamton University, No. 5; Stony Brook, No. 34; University at Albany, No. 67; Purchase, No. 96; Cortland, No. 97; and Oneonta, No. 98.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for the sixth straight year, ranked No. 1 on the list, followed by the University of Florida, the College of William and Mary, and the University of Virginia.

The list is in the February issue of Kiplinger's on newsstands today, or at


>Ex-UB coach to speak at King Day program

The Afro-American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier will sponsor a Martin Luther King Jr. program at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society Museum, 25 Nottingham Court.

Leo Richardson, executive director of the South Carolina Institute of Poverty and Deprivation, is the featured speaker. Richardson, a former University at Buffalo head basketball coach, holds a doctorate in educational administration, organization and policy from UB.

The event is free and open to the public.


>Postal Service appoints Peters district manager

Kimberly J. Peters has been named Western New York district manager by the U.S. Postal Service. She will oversee all postal deliveries, collections and sales for an area that includes Buffalo, Rochester, Jamestown and Elmira. She succeeds David M. Patterson.


>Late Justice Doyle will be memorialized

The city's first African-American police commissioner will speak, and the memory of a former judge will be honored, as Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy is celebrated in the region's chief courthouse Friday.

Police Commissioner H. McCarthy Gipson will be guest speaker, and the late Justice Vincent E. Doyle Jr. will be remembered, during the Western New York Coalition of Blacks in the Courts' 17th annual noontime celebration in the second-floor Ceremonial Courtroom in Erie County Hall.

City Judge James A.W. McLeod said a dedication will be made in memory of Doyle, who championed the annual celebration while he was administrative judge of the state's Buffalo-based Eighth Judicial District. He died Oct. 3.

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