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Judge awards woman $1.46 million in crash

Thalia L. Greenan, whose career as manager of her father's three restaurants ended because of severe spinal and foot injuries she suffered in a two-car crash, was awarded $1.46 million Tuesday.

State Supreme Court Justice John M. Curran, who conducted a weeklong nonjury trial that ended July 27, ordered the settlement paid by Dorothy R. Gasner, 87, of East Aurora, and her insurance carriers for the head-on crash in the 3700 block of Seneca Street at about 3:30 p.m. Sept. 4, 2002.

Richard P. Amico, Greenan's attorney from the Rochester office of the Barnes Firm, said Greenan, 39, was eastbound on Seneca Street when the westbound Gasner drove into the front of the driver's side of Greenan's car as she tried to make a left turn into a parking lot.

Greenan managed three Seneca Red Hots owned by her father, George Ladas.


Drug seized at border; Ontario man charged

A Brampton, Ont., man faces federal drug charges in connection with the latest in a series of large seizures of Ecstasy at international bridges in the Buffalo Niagara region.

U.S. homeland security agents said Ian Hanniford, 29, is charged with felony counts of possessing and importing 40,350 tablets of Ecstasy, an illegal drug popular in nightclubs.

Hanniford was arrested Friday by Customs & Border Protection agents at the Lewiston Queenston Bridge. His arrest was not disclosed publicly until Tuesday.

"The Ecstasy seized [from Hanniford] has a street value of just under $3 million," said Kevin Corsaro, a public affairs officer for homeland security.

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