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Ellen Przepasniak

Ellen Przepasniak is a digital content editor. She has previously worked as a writer at The Times, Artvoice and Boston's Weekly Dig and was the features editor at The Post-Journal. She earned a master's degree in journalism at Boston University and a bachelor's degree in English at SUNY Fredonia.


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Here are some highlights from The Buffalo Evening News of May 11, 1917: * Congress set a goal of 10 million new soldiers that must register for the war effort. Men between 21 and 30 would be required to sign up and fast. * Self-admitted "dope fiends" told police they committed a series of robberies to buy morphine. The men were arrested while they were prowling aroun…

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Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of May 10, 1917: * After British forces gained some ground in France, the Germans launched a counterattack. Colonel Theodore Roosevelt wanted to raise a volunteer army to head the French front, but Congress turned him down. * A Canadian man attempting to buy a cap for his son ended up accused as being a German…

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Here are some highlights from The Buffalo Evening News of May 9, 1917: * Swedish aviator Victor Carlstrom was killed when his plane collapsed at an altitude of 3,500 feet in Newport News, Va. Also in the plane was an Army aviator student. Carlstrom was a record-holding aviator who set an air speed record for flying across the United States. He also had close ties with …

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Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of May 8, 1917: * Kaiser Wilhelm narrowly escaped an assassin's bullet while in a car on his way to Berlin. The Kaiser was typically very well guarded, and a second decoy car often was taken along on car trips. * Forty Buffalonians offered to enlist in Col. Theodore Roosevelt's proposed volunteer division after C…

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Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of May 7, 1917: * British and French troops both made advancements against the Germans. The British government asked Japan to help transport American troops to the front in France before the end of the summer. * Local banks began to offer low-denomination "liberty loans" as a "patriotic service" to the country. …

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Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of May 5, 1917: * In world news, the fight still raged on on the Western Front as the U.S. Naval Board believed it had solved the German submarine menace by conducting experiments to find the weaknesses in the U-boats. After the recent revolution in Russia, the country was still stabilizing and forming its new gover…

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Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of May 4, 1917: * U.S. troops were bound for France before the end of the summer, and a thousand doctors were being sent to the front. British troops were aggressively fighting the Germans in the North Sea, and the U.S. and the Allies were considering mining the sea to fend of German submarines. * A group of wo…

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Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of May 3, 1917: * British and French armies make gains against the Germans on the battlefields of France. Meanwhile, Brazil drew a step closer to declaring war against Germany. * The U.S. government was planning a large aviation field in the Great Lakes and The News wanted it to be in Buffalo. A front page item c…

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Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of May 2, 1917: * The American ship Rockingham was sunk by a German torpedo and 13 members of the crew were missing. In the meantime, the U.S. was preparing to send troops and supplies to the Allied front after declaring war on Germany on April 6. The News speculated that New York's guardsmen may be called to be th…

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Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of May 1, 1917: * The German chancellor was set to propose another peace agreement as the U.S. prepares to send troops, ships and supplies over to the Allied forces. * The State Senate and Assembly both passed a bill that would give the state's Public Service Commissioner power to regulate overcrowding on Buffal…

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Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of April 30, 1917: * American militia units were officially on their way to the European front. When the U.S. entered World War I on April 6, the Allies immediately requested troops to help fight as the Allied armies were dwindling after many years of fighting. * An explosion at Buffalo Dry Dock, located at the f…

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Here are some highlights from The Buffalo Evening News of April 28, 1917: * The House overwhelmingly passed President Woodrow Wilson's conscription plan to boost the U.S. military by 500,000 troops, and the Senate was expected to follow suit. The Allies asked that the U.S. provide food before any other aid as years of fighting World War I had depleted supplies badly. …

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Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of April 27, 1917: * Although World War I – referred to then as the Great War or "the war to end all wars" – had been raging since July 1914, the U.S.'s entrance was still relatively new. President Woodrow Wilson was still considering what role the country would play. He said sending money, food and ships to the…

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Here are some highlights from The Buffalo Evening News of April 26, 1917: * In a battle at Guillemont, British troops killed every German soldier on the field, after a bitter fight. An American schooner was also sunk by a German submarine, but the crew was rescued. Over the summer, 50,000 American troops were expected to be sent to the battle lines in Europe. * Four…

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Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of April 25, 1917: * The American steamship Mongolia fired the first gun of the war for the United States and sunk a German submarine, which was poised to attack the U.S. ship. The naval gunners made a clean hit at 1,000 yards, shattered the sub's periscope and the sub disappeared. * Workers at the Larkin Company…