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1-C -- Andrew Cunanan was sought in connection with a spree of shooting deaths, including Italian designer Gianni Versace.

2-E -- Patricia Ramsey and her husband, John, parents of slain child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey, remained "under an umbrella of suspicion," according to Boulder, Colo., authorities.

3-B -- Earl Spencer accused the press of hounding his sister, Princess Diana, to her death.

4-A -- Bobbi McCaughey gave birth to septuplets.

5-D -- Marshall Applewhite and 38 other Heaven's Gate cult members killed themselves in anticipation of a rendezvous with a UFO trailing the Comet Hale-Bopp.


1-G -- Rachel Stra is the mother of Samantha Zaldivar.

2-A -- Officer Gregg G. Blosat was acquitted in the death of Mark S. Virginia.

3-I -- Hundreds of people in Chautauqua County were tested for the AIDS virus after Nushawn Williams was accused of infecting women there.

4-H -- Dominik Hasek attacked a columnist who had criticized him.

5-B -- Bills signed a 15-year Rich Stadium lease.

6-E -- Sarah Smith died after undergoing cosmetic surgery performed by Dr. Anthony S. Pignataro.

7-J -- Charles "Skip" McDougald was the first Buffalo police officer to die in the line of duty in 27 years.

8-D -- Jonathan Parker charged with killing McDougald and wounding his partner, Michael N. Martinez.

9-F -- Firefighters Michael L. Sequin and Tim Goff died in the line of duty.

10-C -- A debate raged over whether to build one "SuperSpan" or build a twin for the Peace Bridge.

Life & Arts

1-G -- Shea's Performing Arts Center is expanding its stage by knocking out a wall.

2-F -- An exhibit of Charles Burchfield paintings was a smash at the National Museum of American Art.

3-I -- Dale Chihuly's exhibit drew thousands to the Albright-Knox.

4-J -- Hallwalls lost its funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

5-H -- Bobby Militello brought jazz back to the Tralfamadore Cafe.

6-A -- The Alleyway Theatre found another stage at the Christian Center.

7-D -- Actor and director Chris O'Neill, who helped start the Irish Classical Theatre Company, died.

8-B -- Executive Director Joseph Goodell led the Buffalo Philharmonic toward stability.

9-E -- Buffalo's Ani DiFranco had her biggest selling album ever, "Living In Clip."

10-C -- The Rolling stones came to Rich Stadium.


1-D -- Jim Kelly retired after 11 years with the Bills.

2-A -- Ruben Brown was the only Bill to make the Pro Bowl from the offense.

3-J -- Pat LaFontaine was traded for two draft choices.

4-G -- Dominik Hasek wins Hart, Vezina trophies.

5-B -- Ted Nolan won the Adams award as NHL coach of the year.

6-H -- Mike Tyson was fined $3 million for biting Evander Holyfield's ear.

7-C -- Tiger Woods wins Master's by 12 shots.

8-F -- The Bills waived Billy Joe Hobert after he admitted he didn't prepare for the New England game.

9-E -- Latrell Sprewell was suspended for a year after attacking his coach, P.J. Carlesimo.

10-I -- Manager Brian Graham led the Bisons to the American Association title.


1-G -- Graphic Controls Corp. will be moving to the waterfront.

2-D -- F.W. Woolworth Corp. closed; its roots go back to the S.H. Knox retail chain founded by the grandfather of the late Seymour H. Knox III.

3-A -- Regal Cinemas of Knoxville, Tenn., opened two movie complexes here.

4-J -- International Imaging Materials was purchased by Paxar Corp.

5-B -- American Axle was sold for $650 million.

6-E -- First Empire State Corp. buys Onbancorp.

7-C -- TeleTech, headquartered in Denver, created 500 jobs in Niagara Falls.

8-F -- New airport terminal opened in November.

9-H -- A group of investors, including Lee Iacocca, is ready to put $140 million into Niagara Falls.

10-I -- A $1 billion tourism development plan is being carried out in Niagara Falls, Ont.

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