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Among the news on the front page of the May 23, 1914, Buffalo Evening News: A ship by the name of Halifax No. 19 went down near Liscomb, a small island off Halifax, Nova Scotia. Three bodies and wreckage were recovered. "All victims believed to have been Scotchmen," read one of the headlines. A picture depicts the envoys sent by the Mexican president to Niagara Falls pe…

“Pleasing the palate of Western New Yorkers for over 40 years,” Queen-O was on sale this week in 1959… 10 cents off the sparkling beverage made by the Sol Lenzner Corporation on Buffalo’s East Side. 

On this date ran a fun story by News reporter Ray Hill with a nice ending about the life of a famous dog, adopted by a loving family after being set on fire on the streets of Buffalo’s West Side. "After torment, Stinky now revels in dog's life" "She loves chasing a ball and playing tug of war. In moments of high mischief, she slips under the dining room table to chew o…

It was a quarter of a century ago that Mayor James D. Griffin announced his last run for mayor. "Griffin ends speculation: Will run again" "To no one's surprise, James D. Griffin today formally announced he is seeking a record fourth term as mayor. " 'Our job's not done,' said Griffin, who already has served as mayor longer than anyone in the city's history. " 'The botto…

Among the news on the front page of the May 22, 1914, Buffalo Evening News: An "Extra!" edition of The News trumpeted the conviction of Lieutenant Charles Becker of murdering Herman Rosenthal. Earlier editions of the News reported that the jury had begun to deliberate. Coverage continued of the U.S.-Mexico peace talks in Niagara Falls; European powers were expected to t…

While he wouldn't commit to reporters that he was indeed a candidate for president, Sen. John Kennedy spent the day in Buffalo on May 22, 1959, the highlight of which was a speech to Democrats at the Statler Hilton. From the Picture Page: Senator and Mrs. Kennedy arrive, meet with top Democrats at the Statler Hilton Sen. Kennedy's arrival was covered in The News…

Activist Dick Kern had a big mouth and bizarre tactics, often leading people to oppose him, even if they agreed with his passionate stance that Buffalo’s housing authority could be doing more to help people. Starting in the late 1990s, Kern became the subject of more than a dozen prosecutions for harassment and related charges. From his perspective, the cycle of being d…

Among the news on the front page of the May 21, 1914, Buffalo Evening News: "Both sides are looking for middle ground" in the efforts in Niagara Falls to settle the ongoing conflict in Mexico. The secretary of the civil service commission in Buffalo accuses the commissioner of leaking the answers to a state exam. The prosecution and the defense rested in the Becker mur…

The Buffalo Evening News headline blares that two noted Western New York businessmen, each with long-suspected ties to organized crime in Buffalo, Niagara Falls and around the country, were indicted after police accidentally broke up a suspected secret meeting of the nation’s top mafia bosses. A third man with ties to the area was among those facing trouble. John Monta…

Dennis and Estelle Jurasz shared a marriage -- and a career as law enforcement officers, he in North Tonawanda, she in Lockport. "Police couple: Life's not a television script" "He's a cop for the North Tonawanda Police Department. She's a police officer for the Lockport Police Department. But Estelle Pavlock-Jurasz -- Lockport's Law Officer of the Year -- is not the T.J…

True hockey fans have been glued to their TV sets in recent weeks for what many of them believe to be the greatest tournament in sport: the NHL playoffs. Fifteen years ago, it was more than a spectator sport, as the entire city was gripped in Sabres fever. "Going cup crazy: Sabres-Leafs is hottest ticket in town" "He had barely digested his breakfast Wednesday when the c…

Among the news on the front page of the May 20, 1914, Buffalo Evening News: The peace talks at Niagara Falls began ... after a delegate from Chile, who got lost on his way to the Falls, was located in Harrisburg. Charles Becker suffered another setback at his murder trial when a confession that would have supported his defense was thrown out. In England, "militant suff…

After a tremendous success in 1958, organizers hoped to capture some of the same magic for a second straight year in bringing together artists from across the region to display their works in a unique, outdoor art show in Allentown. "Second outdoor art show planned in Allen St. area" "Says [Society President Jason Natowitz]: " 'We hope to create a marketplace where art …

Among the news on the front page of the May 19, 1914, Buffalo Evening News: The trial of Charles Becker, a police lieutenant in New York City, continued. The news of the day: The defense's chief witness was discredited. Veracruz remains a point of contention. Two are found dead in a suspected murder-suicide.

For almost 35 years, boxes and cans of Buffalo-made Dan-Dee potato chips were a staple at Western New York parties and picnics. That came to an end in 1984, when Troyer Farms bought the struggling East Side snack manufacturer, closed the plant and continued to sell its Troyer Farms products under the Dan-Dee name for several more years. "Troyer Farms buys, closes, Dan-Dee…