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Links of the Day:

- Rochester scores very well on a national study of urban parks by the Trust for Public Land. (Hat tip to Atlantic Cities.)

Facts about our parks:

– Rochester has 1,501 acres of parkland within city limits, covering 6.7 percent of city land.

– Washington Square Park is among the country’s oldest, established in 1817.

– Rochester has 82 ball diamonds, or 4 diamonds per 1,000 residents. That puts Rochester among the top 10 cities in the country.

– Rochester has 2.2 park playgrounds per 1,000 residents. That’s about at the median for cities across the country.

– Rochester spends $56 per residents on parks and recreation, below the country’s median of $84.

- Regional price disparities in gasoline mainly have to do with transporting the fuel. That’s unlikely to change.

- The Democrat and Chronicle chose not to run Doonesbury’s cartoon about abortion. But it did run it – online. This is an example of an artificial and pointless print and digital divide. It makes no sense to censor something that’s available widely online – or on Doonesbury’s website. Either run it – or don’t.

Feral pigs are invading Upstate New York.

- Conan O’Brien ran a piece that makes local TV news seem truly ridiculous.