>Testimonial dinner set for retired DA Clark
His friends in law enforcement are sponsoring a testimonial dinner for Frank J. Clark at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Erie Room of Adam's Mark Hotel.
Clark, a prosecutor for more than 30 years, retired at the end of last year after 12 years as Erie County district attorney. The outspoken Clark was one of the region's most recognizable public officials throughout that time.
Tickets are $40, and the ticket chairman for the event is Mark Stambach at 858-2504.
>2009-10 budget scheduled to be unveiled on March 3
The preliminary 2009-10 budget for the Cheektowaga Central School District will be unveiled at a public hearing during next month's board meeting.
The hearing will take place at 7 p.m. March 3 in the Pine Hill Primary Center, 1635 E. Delevan Avenue, Cheektowaga.
>Wilson and Smith saluted for Hall of Fame selection
WASHINGTON -- Buffalo Bills owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. and legendary defensive end Bruce Smith won a salute from Sens. Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand, both D-N.Y., in honor of their selection to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The two senators introduced a resolution commending Wilson and Smith for their contributions.
"Ralph Wilson and Bruce Smith undeniably deserve the great honor of being named to the Football Hall of Fame," Schumer said. "Ralph is as loyal as they come and has dedicated his life to his beloved team. Bruce Smith put his heart and soul into every game he played for the Bills."
"Both Ralph Wilson and Bruce Smith are legends of the game, and this is a well-deserved honor that all of Western New York can be proud of," Gillibrand said.