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>Political commentator is Dosberg Notable Speaker

Prominent political commentator Ellen Cannon is the next speaker in the Dosberg Notable Speaker Series at 7:30 p.m. March 9 in the Jewish Community Center Benderson Building, 2640 N. Forest Road, Getzville.

A full professor at Northeastern Illinois University and Roosevelt University in Chicago, she is a leading policy analyst on issues concerning the Jewish community and Israel. She delivers more than 250 lectures a year and presents commentaries on television and several newspapers

Upcoming speakers in the series include the Israeli Project pollster Frank Luntz on May 4 and domestic terrorism expert Daniel Levitas on June 15. Tickets are $8 and are available at the door or by calling 886-7750.


>Davis taking steps to run for House again

Akron industrialist Jack Davis, a Democrat who challenged Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds, R-Clarence, in the 2004 election, announced Monday he has formed an exploratory committee in preparation for another run for Congress in November.

Davis, founder and owner of I Squared R Element Co., a heating element manufacturer, invites comments from the public at his Web sites, and, or by e-mail at


>Auction will raise funds for law student fellowships

The Buffalo Public Interest Law Program will hold its 11th annual auction at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Statler Towers, 107 Delaware Ave.

The fund-raiser pays for University at Buffalo law students to take summer positions in the field of public interest law, such as domestic violence, child advocacy and human rights.

Last year, the fund-raiser brought in nearly $30,000 to provide 18 summer fellowships. Tickets may be purchased through the UB Law School.


>Community center opens public computer room

A computer room for community use recently opened in the North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Road.

A community development block grant covered the approximately $24,000 cost of renovating a storage room, according to officials of the North Buffalo Community Development Corp. The computer room has five computer stations connected to the Internet.

Programs will be offered in basic computing applications.


>Board awards contracts for window replacements

The Cleveland Hill School Board has awarded contracts for window replacements, part of the long-delayed completion of the schools' renovation.

Superintendent Bruce Inglis said the project, which also includes resurfacing of the track and tennis courts, is expected to begin this summer and be complete before the next school year.

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