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Jane Kwiatkowski Radlich

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.


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…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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Time Warner Cable’s “new” modem rental fee announced earlier this month sent many of its customers directly to their computers, not only to check their modems – but to examine their cable bills.The $3.95 monthly charge for Internet modem use does not go into effect until Thursday, but some customers in Western New York said they are already paying a modem charge.…

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Brian Domon, 54, knows a lot about chain saws. He said his curiosity was piqued over years of cutting firewood. His interest in small-engine repair, meanwhile, came from his grandfather, who owned a shop in Forestville in Chautauqua County. It seemed only natural for Domon to start a similar enterprise.Woodcutters Headquarters was launched 30 years ago in a two-car garage …

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Tattoo artist Nick D’Angelo of Lockport said he was dealt a losing hand on this week’s installment of “Inkmaster Season 2.” D’Angelo, at 23 the youngest contestant on the Spike TV series, was voted off the show after his “New Skool” tattoo failed to please his client. The series features 16 tattoo artists competing for $100,000. Each week, contestants work on…

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The welcome mat is out in Pittsburgh this week as former WIVB-TV anchorman Joe Arena made his debut on WPXI Channel 11. Arena, 36, signed off at Channel 4 earlier this month after four years with the station. His departure came after he and the station failed to reach agreement on a new contract. Arena said his desire to remain in Buffalo was strong. His wife, Mary Claire…

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Joyce Advey, 81, of Ebenezer, has worked as a waitress for more than 60 years, most of those at the Deerhead Inn, where she still works today. (Her first waitress job was at old Hotel Richford downtown.) Working weekends at the restaurant would be a tough task for most people her age, but Advey does more than work. She golfs. She teaches Sunday school. And she only recent…

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Lisa Oz quickly grabbed the attention at a business leadership conference Thursday in Adam’s Mark Hotel. Oz, wife of daytime television host Dr. Mehmet Oz, was the keynote speaker of the event sponsored by the Western New York Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association. “How many of you are normal?” Oz asked the crowd of about 400 women. Not one …