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Buffalo's Mayor Griffin Monday made a surprise appearance here as a member of a new group called "Democrats for Bush."The organization, headed by former U.S. Sen. Richard Stone of Florida, includes a number of blacks and Hispanics, film actor Lee Majors and retired Adm. Elmo Zumwalt, chief of naval operations during the Vietnam War.Griffin did not speak during the ral…

Rep. Henry J. Nowak, D-Buffalo, announced today the federal government has released $21 million so that replacement of the aging Father Baker Bridge linking Buffalo and Lackawanna can start next year.Nowak said demolition of the mile-long span and construction of the four-bridge replacement complex would begin next March.The project will completed late in 1991, Nowak …

The House gave final passage Wednesday to a bill drafted by Rep. John J. LaFalce, D-Town of Tonawanda, to reform the awarding of $3.5 billion a year in contracts to minority businesses."We have, for the first time, mandated competition within . . . the program," LaFalce said.The House Small Business Committee, of which LaFalce is chairman, produced the bill after a se…

Rep. Henry J. Nowak, D-Buffalo, announced today the federal government has released $21 million so that replacement of the aging Father Baker Bridge linking Buffalo and Lackawanna can start next year.Nowak said demolition of the mile-long span and construction of the four-bridge replacement complex would begin next March and the project will be completed late in 1991.…

The head of the U.S. Customs Service on Tuesday endorsed building a truck inspection facility near the Peace Bridge to relieve congestion.Customs Commissioner William von Raab said in a letter that he wants a panel of federal agencies located in Buffalo to decide where to put the facility.But Carlton L. Brainard, the Buffalo district director of the U.S. Customs Servi…

George Bush is considering a trip to Buffalo before Nov. 8.The Republican presidential campaign is "giving a hard look at a second trip into New York State before Election Day," said a source who is working closely with the GOP campaign in New York City. "Two places are being bandied about, right now. One is a return to New York City, and the other is Buffalo."Bush wi…

Gov. Michael Dukakis wasted a lot of time in last Thursday night's debate preaching about the "tough choices" that the next president is will make after inauguration day. But he wants no part of the toughest decision roaring down the tracks at the next administration -- the one about taxes.Dukakis was relaxed enough to remove his coat, hat and rubbers before the debat…

A spokesman for George Bush's presidential campaign said Thursday the poll commissioned by The Buffalo News that shows Gov. Michael Dukakis leading Bush by 9 percentage points is another indication "that the race for the crown jewel in the Dukakis base, New York State, is much closer than anyone ever thought it would be at this point.""Dukakis is barely ahead at a tim…

Lucian C. Warren, 75, retired Buffalo News bureau chief and one of the most influential leaders in the capital's journalistic organizations, died in his Maryland home early Wednesday (Oct. 12, 1988) after a long illness.At various times in his long career, Warren, a Jamestown native, held all three of the top positions in this city's newspaper community.He was preside…

Lucian C. Warren, 75, retired Buffalo News bureau chief and one of the most influential leaders in the capital's journalistic organizations, died in his Maryland home early this morning after a long illness.At various times in his long career, Warren, a Jamestown native, held all three of the top positions in this city's newspaper community.He was president of the Nat…

The White House said President Reagan Thursday plans to sign the welfare reform bill sponsored by Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-N.Y.Meanwhile, Moynihan doled out some scorn for an upstate welfare commissioner, quoted Sunday in The Buffalo News, who was skeptical about the effectiveness of job training programs in the bill.The commissioner, who asked not to be identi…

The debate between the vice-presidential candidates on Wednesday may have more impact on the campaign than did the fencing match between the presidential nominees.Some Democrats have been licking their chops over what they think will be their last best chance to undress the inexperienced Republican vice-presidential hopeful, Sen. Dan Quayle of Indiana.Texas Sen. Lloyd…

The Reagan administration has approved a $6 million federal grant to help finance the Citicom/Key Bank twin towers office and retail project at Main and Chippewa streets in downtown Buffalo.The developers had said they needed a $10 million federal urban development action grant to build the $67 million project but a Key Bank executive this afternoon said he expects th…

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has authorized release of $1.6 million toward the cost of building a structure designed to prevent damaging ice floes from ripping through West Seneca and South Buffalo.For as long as anyone can remember, homes built along the last three miles of Cazenovia Creek have been battered by ice cakes, sometimes as large as pool-table tops, li…

The 90-minute debate between George Bush and Michael S. Dukakis offered some insights into why neither man is generating much voter excitement or sympathy.While both men worked tirelessly for years to reach that dramatic face-off, it seemed from their remarks that neither man had thought deeply about what he would do with the office of the presidency if he were to act…