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Dale Anderson

Dale Anderson has been a Buffalo News staff reporter since 1968. He was the chief rock and pop writer for 20 years and helped establish the weekend entertainment magazine Gusto. Original manager of singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco -- first four years, first five CDs, set up the independent thing. He is also a competitive duplicate bridge player since 2005 and is currently a Ruby Life Master.


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OLAF FUB SEZ: A thought for the season from Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Anne Sexton, born on this date in 1928, “I am younger each year at the first snow.” . . . GIVING BACK – Shawn’s Heroes For Life will hold a fundraiser and blood drive in memory of Shawn McMullen to benefit Unyts from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the University at Buffalo Newman Center, 495 Ski…

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A Batavia man is held in Genesee County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail after he allegedly broke into the home of acquaintances in the village of Elba about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and threatened them with a knife, the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office reported. Adam J. Gill, 29, of East Main Street, allegedly was disarmed and left the house without further incident. Deputies on…

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A Jamestown woman was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated Tuesday after she struck a vehicle in a supermarket parking lot, Jamestown Police reported. Jordan L. Becker, 26, was held without bail in the City Jail pending arraignment. She was charged with DWI and aggravated DWI for a blood alcohol content of more than 0.18 percent, which is more than twice th…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: A thought from “Dracula” author Bram Stoker, born on this date in 1847, “How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads; to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams.” . . . HONORING VETS – The director of Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, retired Coast Guard Capt. Brian Ro…

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By a 5-to-4 margin, residents of the Town of Evans rejected a proposal on Tuesday’s ballot to increase the size of the Town Council from three to five members. The unofficial vote total was 2,374 to 1,895. The proposition, if passed, would have reversed a decision by voters in 2009 to create a three-member Council at urging of downsizing advocate Kevin Gaughan. Evans …

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A 23-year-old Town of Yorkshire man is held in Cattaraugus County Jail following his arrest on multiple counts early Saturday following a domestic incident in his home, the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office reported. Frederick J. Alexander, 23, was arraigned in Yorkshire Town Court on charges of fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree unlawful imprisonment an…

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A Sherman man has been charged with overdriving, torturing or injuring an animal after a pony on his farm was found with untrimmed hooves 10 to 12 inches long, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office reported Sunday. Deputies were called Oct. 18 to the home of Allen C. Detweiler, 35, of Route 76, after a neighbor reported that the animal had escaped a fenced area. D…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: In the words of singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, born Roberta Joan Anderson on this date in 1943, “Don’t it always seem to go/ That you don’t know what you’ve got/ Till it’s gone.” . . . FEEL BETTER – A free Wellness Fair will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium at Blocher Homes, 135 Evans St., Williamsville. There will be free…

Obituaries

May 9, 1935 – Nov. 1, 2017 Ronald Parnella, of the Town of Tonawanda, a retired music teacher, died Wednesday in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga. He was 82. Born in Monessen, Pa., he moved to Niagara Falls in 1947. A 1953 graduate of Niagara Falls High School, he earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Indiana, Pa., University and a master’s degree in music educa…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to author and motivational speaker Zig Ziglar, born on this date in 1926, “There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.” . . . PASTA TIME – The chefs at South Buffalo Post 721, American Legion, 136 Cazenovia St., will serve a spaghetti or rigatoni dinner with homemade sauce and meatball from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight. Extra meatballs and Italian s…

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Aug. 15, 1922 – Nov. 2, 2017 V. Donald Bergner, a retired Bell Aerospace engineer, died unexpectedly Thursday in his Williamsville home. He was 95. Born in Buffalo, he was an East High School graduate and earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry in three years from Canisius College. At Canisius, Mr. Bergner learned to fly under an Army Air Corps program, and…

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Nov. 19, 1932 – Nov. 3, 2017 Constance Cybulski, a retired postal worker who was active in her East Lovejoy neighborhood, died Friday in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga. She was 84. Born in Buffalo, the former Constance Yeostros was the youngest of four children and was a 1949 graduate of Kensington High School. Her family operated the Yeostros Chocolates shop on Broa…

Lifestyles

The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points at its game at noon today, Saturday, Nov. 4, and at all of its games next week. *  *  * The Niagara Falls, Ont., Regional Tournament opens Tuesday, Nov. 7, with games at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5685 Falls St., and continues through Sunday, Nov. 12. For more info, click this link. *  *  …

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Dec. 5, 1937 – Nov. 1, 2017 Father John N. Reuther, a Consolata Missionary priest, died Wednesday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Amherst. He was 79. Born in Lackawanna, he was a 1956 graduate of Father Baker High School. After earning an associate’s degree in poultry husbandry from the State Agricultural and Technical College at Alfred, he was a hatcher…

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June 4, 1941 – Oct. 31, 2017 David John Zimmerman, of Lockport, a retired history teacher and preservation leader, died Tuesday in Buffalo General Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was 76. Born in Cleveland, he earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Ohio University in 1964 and a master’s degree in education from the University at Buffalo. Mr. …