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June 11, 2000: Front-page problems solved with inside headlines, Medical Campus edition

The Sunday front page headline blared “Uphill from here” 15 years ago today.

It was a story about all the unique challenges facing Buffalo as the city tries to move on from its industrial past and find a new future. Many of the accompanying charts and graphs are grim.

But once you opened the paper and flipped to the local section, a much smaller headline spoke of the possibility of adding a genetic research facility to the budding “medical corridor.”

Fifteen years later, it’s gratifying to know that even as our region searched and hoped for what was next, some of it was already starting to root right in front of us.

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