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Jane Kwiatkowski Radlich

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A print journalism graduate of Buffalo State College, I also studied nursing at Trocaire College in South Buffalo. I am a licensed attorney at law admitted to practice in New York State. But it is the newspaper that I am most passionate about.

It wasn’t until the late ’90s – during a production of “Annie” at the Lancaster Opera House – that Albert McFadyen became hooked on portraying Franklin Delano Roosevelt. To research the role of FDR, McFadyen watched old movies, listened to countless speeches and then bought gold-rimmed pince-nez.“I try to be as authentic as possible,” said the retired audit…

Lewis Adams, the 16-year-old Riverside High school student gunned down execution-style outside his Black Rock home Friday, was described as a “good kid who was into sports and always smiling.”“He didn’t get into any trouble,” said Graceann Adams, who had known her stepson since he was 4. “He grew up playing football,” she said Saturday. “I was not aware of …

A Clarence doctor has been charged with sexually abusing a 49-year-old woman during a medical appointment in his Depew office, according to investigators of the state Attorney General’s Office.Dr. Dharam Paul Garg, 62, of Shimerville Road, faces a felony charge of committing a criminal sexual act and a misdemeanor count of sexual abuse. Garg admitted in a signed statemen…

NEWS STAFF REPORTERA fire on Humason Avenue raged out of control for more than 30 minutes this morning, damaging three homes and killing two dogs, according to the Buffalo Fire Department alarm office.The fire was reported at 9:41 a.m. Saturday at an occupied two-bedroom house at 112 Humason near Genessee Street. Eight companies responded to the call, the fire department r…

New Jersey native Heather Davis signs on Monday as the new midday host on WJYE-FM 96.1. She rolled into town Thursday with her dog, Shadow, from Raleigh, N.C., where she recently worked as a promotions director for oldies station WKIX-FM 102.9“We’re looking to do some fun stuff at noon, a nice lunchtime feature,” said Joseph Bonacci, station program director. “Heat…

The change to Christian programming that signals new ownership for WNED-AM 970 becomes official at midnight Friday, according to Donald Boswell, WNED’s president and chief executive officer.Crawford Broadcasting Co., the new owner, will use AM-970 to simulcast the Christian format of its WDCX-FM sister station in Buffalo. The station will operate under the call letters W…

News directors have different ways to deal with stress during volatile work days.Some take five in their office with door firmly shut.Some pray.John DiSciullo tackles the stressor head on and then prays, like the day in March last year when retired Buffalo Sabre Rick Martin died.“That was a terrible tragedy,” said DiSciullo, who spent more than three years as news dire…

Polly Van Doren of WKBW-TV started as news director at Channel 7 about two months ago. She brings 31 years of experience to the ABC affiliate.As news director, Van Doren will set the tone of coverage at Channel 7, deciding what news to cover and how it will be presented. Van Doren comes to Buffalo determined to raise Eyewitness News from the ratings bottom.She has shown he…

John Kennedy Kane is living his dream as ringmaster for the Big Apple Circus. It’s a role he prepared for as a child, when he would stage circus acts in the basement of his South Buffalo home. In fact, his childhood memories form the basis for a one-man show he wrote and performs. It’s called “Life in the Basement.”A 1979 graduate of Bishop Timon High School, Kane …

Dr. Myron Glick founded Jericho Road Family Practice on the city’s Lower West Side with his wife, Joyce, in 1997. They were drawn to Buffalo by the area’s growing refugee population and the critical need for medical care. In 2003, Jericho Road Ministries was created to address the community’s nonmedical needs.Born in Lancaster, Pa., Glick was raised in a family of mi…

The “New” WJYE-FM 96.1 has a fresh voice in the morning, the latest in a series of personnel and programing shifts by station executives, who hope to appeal to a younger audience.Laura Daniels, 37, brings 15 years of experience to the morning show. Originally from Jamestown, Daniels spent 15 years in Albany, hosting the morning show on WYJB-FM 95.5 since November 2006.…

Two class-action lawsuits were filed Tuesday on behalf of Time Warner Cable customers in an effort to stop the company from charging a $3.95 fee for modem rental. The lawsuits, filed on behalf of residents in Manhattan and Fort Lee, N.J., allege the modem fee breaches TWC’s customer contracts and violates consumer fraud laws in New York and New Jersey.“It’s a massive…

Jerry Keohane Jr. started donating blood in 1966 when he was 37. Since then the military veteran has given blood every 60 days like clockwork one pint at a time. After enlisting in the Army Air Force during World War II, he joined the Marine Corps Reserve for the Korean War.He then joined the Postal Service and worked as a mail carrier in Riverside.Today at age 82, Keohane…

Blues fans in town can rest a little easier now that WBFO-FM 88.7 has launched a search to replace Jim Santella, the longtime blues host who will retire Dec. 1.“There is a job listing up, and we talked to some folks already,” said Jim Ranney, WBFO news director. “Ultimately we want to find the right person. Obviously, the blues will still be there on Saturdays, even …

Jill Spisiak Jedlicka knows the future of Buffalo depends on the health of its waterways. As executive director of Buffalo-Niagara Riverkeeper, her mission is to protect the quality and quantity of water, and to ensure public access. Founded in 1989 as Friends of the Buffalo River, Riverkeeper is one of 200 water “keeper” organizations in the world.Jedlicka, 38, is a n…