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5B UR's anniversary tune debuts I- httrnlvf I- DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2000 Carillon chimes at 1 5-minute intervals, building to a cumulative melody at the end of each hour. Rochester Quarters was played yesterday to honor the 150th anniversary of the university's charter. -A Mm iik'iS fin nftn liiiirtMMiM with a cumulative melody. At quarter past the hour, four chimes are struck; at half-past, eight; at three-quarters, 12. On the hour, 16 chimes plus the hourly strike of the bells are rung.

In carillons, the bells are stationary and only their clappers move. The clapper on each one of 50 bronze bells in the university's tower is connected by a thin metal rod to the carillon's keyboard. An electronic clock and playing mechanism control the bells automatically. The chime can be heard over the Internet on computers with a sound card at www.rochester.edusesquichimes. html.

When Rush Rhees Library was completed in 1930, the original 17- Harrison, the university's official carillonneur, plays UR's Hopeman Memorial Carillon inside the library tower. He composed the chime tune in honor of the university's 150th anniversary this year. Rochester Quarters was played from the tower for the first time yesterday to mark the date in 1850 when the Regents of the University of the State of New York issued the charter for the University of Rochester. The chime will strike every quarter hour from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Harrison said the composition builds the sounds progressively over the course of an hour, ending Carillonneur Daniel Harrison, chime tune for the University plays the Hopeman Memorial Need a laugh? Unwind with Dave Barry Tuesdays. Dorujcrutanti Chronicle Clearly Rochester. 3 Season Rooms Screen Enclosures PL 1 -Mill Year Round Rooms Porch Enclosures 1 'iW-VLi I YlrT'T i Medicare, Medicaid will be scrutinized at health forum rxnanunis Aluminum or wood Wp hnilri onto your deck or foundation or we'll htiild from Smiles get a lot wider when you don't have to pay for them all at once. At Aspen Dental, we believe paying for your dental procedures should be as painless as having them performed. That's why we offer flexible payment plans for all our services, from complete general family dentistry to custom-crafted denture i.

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gather data on Rochester's health care system and compare it to that of other communities. The goal is to find ways by which Rochester might improve, and increase quality while decreasing costs. Earlier sessions have focused on costs that drive the health care system, the status of local hospitals, quality of care and access to care. A fifth session is expected to discuss insurance and patients. The commission will then convene a series of "leadership" meetings, at which health care, business and community leaders will be asked to weigh the data gathered and set priorities.

A final public session will discuss the findings. munity to effectively advocate for children." Yesterday's visit to the youth club was intended, in part, to make visits to the doctor less frightening particularly for children who may not get regular checkups, Kac-zorowski said. Roy Melvin, educational director of the Boys and Girls Club, said he loved the hands-on experience the doctors offered the children. And he hoped it would encourage some to enter the science fields. "They've brought in (animal) lungs, hearts, brains," he said.

"The kids love it. They put their hands right in. year of at least $9 million. Buffalo has not released an estimate of its shortfall, but city officials say they will be seeking additional aid from the state. Johnson and other upstate mayors are looking for a long-term source of additional state aid.

In August, Gov. George Pataki and lawmakers agreed to make $98.6 million in aid payments to 14 cities earlier than scheduled so cities could use the cash to fill gaps in their budgets. But it did not increase overall aid. "What they never take in account when they do these one-time spin-up deals is that the gap keeps getting bigger," Johnson said. "They've got to increase the base.

Our base keeps increasing every time we negotiate a labor contract, or every time we get a bill, and we can't live off the same money from them." 30,000 students are not seniors and are not included in the results released yesterday. Seniors will have another chance take the English exam in April, and all eligible students will be able take the test in June and August Officials couldn't say how many students had to take the test more than once to pass. Students can take an unlimited number of times. About half the students who retake the exam pass the second time. Although the high pass rate may not alleviate all parents' fears, "I think it would be heartening to parents of those students who haven't taken it yet or passed it," said state School Boards Association spokeswoman Barbara Bradley.

The success rate "indicates school districts are spending more time helping kids prepare for the test," she added, This story includes reporting by Albany bureau writer Yancey Roy. 1 1 1.0 11 ecu a uiccuv. 1 Take it in a Four Seasons Sun room The Regional Franchise of rnoetfoen 0BC VMS Jtf Relaxing. Reliable. Reasonable priced.

"Simply the Best" bell instrument was given in memory of Arendt Willem Hopeman, a prominent Rochester builder, by three of his children. Two bells were added in 1956. The original, and much heavier, bells were replaced by 50 bronze bells in 1973. Funds from the Hopeman family continue to support the carillon. thp ground up.

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Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people 65 or older. Medicaid covers the poor, financed by federal, state and local funds. The forum was convened by the Rochester Health Commission to evaluate the condition of an infant born prematurely. He has also visited the Family Resource Center, where parenting skills are taught. And he examined two children at Corpus Christi Medical Outreach Center, which treats children who have no health insurance.

Visiting poor homes, Rogers said, has given him a better understanding of the problems some of his young patients face including poverty and poor nutrition. "You don't get the full picture until you see children in their own environment," he said. "Ideally, we are clinicians and child advocates, and you need to understand the com Budget FROM PAGE IB co-chairman of the Neighbors Building Neighborhoods program. Reassessment of city properties will decrease the value of city homes by $217.9 million, or 7.2 percent. The value of businesses and other properties will fall by $19.4 million, or 1 percent.

The result: Without additional state aid or another revenue source, city officials would have to cut the budget by $12.5 million to keep taxes at the current rate. Property taxes are currently $1,091 for the typical homeowner and $10,075 fr businesses and other properties. Rochester is not the only upstate city facing a budget shortfall Syracuse is expecting a budget gap next Exams FROM PAGE IB Education Department spokesman Bill Hirschen. The Rochester district has offered after-school tutoring, expanded its summer school and tried to improve teacher training to help more students pass. The class that started ninth grade in 1996 was the first affected by the new requirement that graduates must pass Regents English a test that-used to be taken only by college-Bound students.

The state later will add Regents math, U.S. history, global studies and science exams as high school graduation requirements. Statewide, the class originally numbered 155,000 students in 1994 More than 114,000 have passed the Regents English exam. About 20 percent more than SKIN HELPS TIGHTEN LIGHTEN DIMINISH WRINKLES SPOTS UNWANTED HAIR tXmjId I I ipuno i Board rmfied PtaMic Surgrim l(f Riderma A-ne to to it BY STAFF WRITER SUSAN J. SMITH Bruce C.

Vladeck, former head of the federal agency that administers Medicare and Medicaid, will be the lead speaker tomorrow at the fourth session of the Rochester Health Care Forum. The session, which is open to the public, will meet from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the Eisenhart Auditorium at the (Rochester Museum Science Center, 657 East Ave. Vladeck was head of the U.S. Health Care Financing Administra-.

tion in Washington, D.C., from 1993 to 1997. He now directs the Institute for Medicare Practice at Mount Doctors FROM PAGE IB The fledgling physicians deliver health education talks to parents, community groups and childrea They also perform physicals, at community health centers and private homes. And they team up with community-based agencies to assess the needs of individual children and visit homes to educate families about lead poisoning. In the past few days, Rogers, 29, has accompanied a Monroe County Early Intervention Team to help City Living Maplewood Spaghetti dinner is planned at church The Church of the Ascension is holding a spaghetti dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the church, 1360 Lake Ave.

The menu includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, garlic bread, sherbet and a cookie and tea and coffee. Wine and soft drinks will be available. Tickets are $5 for adults; $3 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for younger children. The church is on the corner of Lake Avenue and Riverside Street Reservations are required. For details or reservations call 458-5423.

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