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Snowmobile accident fatal to Attica man, 26

DIANA (AP) -- State Police said Monday that an Attica man died over the weekend in a snowmobile accident in Lewis County in the Adirondack region.

Troopers said Edward Harding Jr., 26, was riding in this town just after midnight Sunday when he ran off the road, hit an embankment and was thrown from the snowmobile.

He was pronounced dead in Carthage Area Hospital.

The investigation of the accident was continuing.

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Oral histories of 9/1 1 will be available online

NEW YORK (AP) -- Their voices tell their stories -- witnesses and first responders recounting where they were and what they saw when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center on 9/1 1.

Now, a Web start-up called Broadcastr is putting those oral histories online and on smart phones for the world to hear.

When it opens to the public next month, Broadcastr will already be a repository of thousands of audio clips linked to specific geographical spots. The National September 11 Memorial & Museum, meanwhile, has collected about 2,000 oral histories of witnesses, first responders and others who shared their experiences of Sept. 11, 2001.

Thanks to their partnership, the memorial's oral histories will become available to ground zero tourists and on the Web.

"This is a way to get these stories out to people who are visiting the city or who are halfway around the world," said Joe Daniels, president of the foundation building the memorial. "It's pretty powerful stuff."

Broadcastr seeks to make the human voice as ubiquitous as videos on YouTube or photos on Flickr.

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College student denies guilt in stabbing death

ROCHESTER (AP) -- A college student from New York City has pleaded not guilty to fatally stabbing a University of Rochester classmate at a fraternity party.

Dozens of students and relatives were in court Monday for the arraignment of Daren Venable, 20, on a murder charge.

Police said Jeffrey Bordeaux Jr., 20, a junior from suburban Rochester, was stabbed at the Delta Upsilon fraternity house early Saturday. They said the men got into a quarrel that stemmed from a long-running dispute.

Neither belonged to Delta Upsilon. Venable, who is from Brooklyn, is a member of another campus fraternity. Bordeaux was a scholarship-winning political science major who was on the school's track team and was to begin studying in Shanghai next month.

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