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Two women were treated in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Monday night after a fight at 456 Ninth St. at 8:27 p.m. that ended with a slashing and one arrest, police said.

Tashika L. McGrady, 20, of 1363 South Ave., was charged with second-degree assault. Chamia Johnson, 16, of 458 Ninth St., suffered a laceration to the side of the face.

Police said the two had been drinking and began arguing, soon coming to blows. They said after an exchange of punches, Ms. McGrady pulled out a razor-type knife and slashed Ms. Johnson.

Ms. Johnson was treated and released.
Ms. McGrady suffered facial cuts.

Clinton aide will stay on

WASHINGTON -- White House chief of staff Erskine Bowles, widely rumored to be leaving his post in January, said Monday he will stay on until he has fulfilled his promises to President Clinton.

Asked whether he was close to completing what the president asked him to do, Bowles responded with a laugh: "He's added a few things to that checklist."

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