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The news received little more than a blurb in the paper 65 years ago, but the technology that begat a new subset of Americans — the Coach Potato — was first shown to Western New Yorkers at Bickford Brothers on Broadway in Buffalo. "Remote-control TV set is shown by RCA" "The picture screen measures 300 square inches. General Sales Manager Irving Nadritch of Bickford …

In the 20 years since talking about the harsh spotlight to a woman’s magazine, Hillary Clinton has seen plenty more of that glare. Questions of her husband’s fidelity were national fodder as Bill Clinton fought for his presidency. She was later elected to two terms in the Senate, then waged a losing campaign for president herself and spent four years as President Obam…

Among the news on the front page of the May 13, 1914, Buffalo Evening News: "Hoards gold seeing end of dictatorship: That the present head of Mexico feels himself slipping was made clear to President Wilson today" continues the coverage of Veracruz, Mexico. Another story -- "All offensive movements are now abandoned: Gen. Funston is reassured by newspaper" follows the …

Among the news on the front page of the May 13, 1914, Buffalo Evening News: "Hoards gold seeing end of dictatorship: That the present head of Mexico feels himself slipping was made clear to President Wilson today" continues the coverage of Veracruz, Mexico. Another story -- "All offensive movements are now abandoned: Gen. Funston is reassured by newspaper" follows the po…

For many years, the thought of gambling was controversial among the people of the Seneca Nation.  The 1994 referendum, where gambling was overwhelmingly rejected by the Seneca people, “did not bury the gaming issue.” "Tribal traditions prevailed in Seneca referendum rejecting casino gambling" " 'Tuesday's referendum,' (Seneca Nation President Barry Snyder) said, 'is…

News of Buffalo Schools Superintendent Marion Canedo's plans to retire came abruptly for many, starting anew a debate over how city schools should be run and who should be in charge. News reporter Peter Simon spent an hour interviewing the outgoing boss. "Departing Canedo says ‘It’s just time' " "Marion Canedo will retire as superintendent of the Buffalo Public Scho…

Republican County Executive Joel Giambra battled with Democrats in the County Legislature over his office’s purchase of a new SUV for official use. In response to Tonawanda Democrat Al DeBenedetti's accusation that Giambra hid the purchase by using a Public Works budget line, the county executive retorted, “You can’t hide a Suburban.” "Giambra’s car purchase pro…

This piece, noting Henry Ehrenreich’s 21st birthday, recounts his escape from Nazi Germany through England (his musician father spent time in Dachau), his family’s reunion on Ashland Avenue, his time as a Buffalo Evening News delivery boy, and his graduation from Kensington High School and Cornell University. "Former News carrier who fled the Nazis wins Phi Beta Kappa…

Among the news on the front page of the May 11, 1914, Buffalo Evening News: The first traces were found of a ship that sank in November 1913, carrying a crew of five. "Traces of red paint brought up by grapplers (are) first clue to resting place of ship that mysteriously disappeared," the headline reads in part. A photo shows the "illfated" crew. Coverage of the U.S.-Me…

Among the news on the front page of the May 12, 1914, Buffalo Evening News: " 'News' correspondent escorted out of Mexico City because certain nice diplomatic distinctions are not understand there: Americans regarded as hated invaders," reads the headline on the latest report from Richard Harding Davis. The U.S.  honors sailors who died in Veracruz, Mexico. Mediators …

Among the news in the May 10, 1914, Buffalo Evening News: Richard H. Davis -- whose reports from Veracruz, Mexico, the News was publishing -- was one of three reporters ordered held by Gen. Huerta. "The State Department is trying to secure the release of Davis, if arrested, and the details will appear in the News," the note introducing the story said. In related news…

As a great halfway point between Chicago and New York, Buffalo, during the heyday of train travel, was a hotbed for entertainment. Musicians, vaudeville acts and sports teams all knew they could stop in Buffalo for a day or two and clear a pretty good gate before hopping back on the train. Owner Harry Altman called Buffalo’s Town Casino the top night spot between New Yo…

On this date in 1949, there certainly was a more rural feel to the corner that now features Charlie the Butcher and Tim Hortons, north of Buffalo Niagara International Airport. 'It's a little previous, but the water's fine' The boys swimming in the gravel pit at the corner of Wehrle Drive and Cayuga Road refused to give their names to The News photographer, saying, “Ou…

Among the news on the front page of the May 9, 1914, Buffalo Evening News: An earthquake shocked Italy near Mount Etna and Sicily; the Associated Press reported that the shocks "destroyed many villages." The mayor gave five police officers medal at a ceremony where "500 bluecoats captained by Superintendent Regan [made] splendid showing passing in review before official…

Among the news on the front page of the May 9, 1914, Buffalo Evening News: An earthquake shocked Italy near Mount Etna and Sicily; the Associated Press reported that the shocks "destroyed many villages." The mayor gave five police officers medal at a ceremony where "500 bluecoats captained by Superintendent Regan [made] splendid showing passing in review before offic…