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Buffalo Tracks -- Jan. 14

In a world where things are a Google search away, people and places with local ties pop up on many corners of the Internet.

People who used to live in the Buffalo area, as well as others who still call this place home, have a habit of making news elsewhere.

On an occasional basis, Buffalo News Live will highlight these Buffalonians, whether they're gone or they're still here. Here's the latest edition of Buffalo Tracks:

A Buffalo native has become one of Silicon Valley's most influential figures, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Dan'l Lewin is a former Apple executive who works for Microsoft.

A soldier from Buffalo heading home for the holidays was interviewed for a story in the News & Observer. Pfc. Alex Coles was in Raleigh-Durham International Airport, which is slated to get a new USO center.

The Middletown Press, local news, sports and weather serving Middletown, CT
A former Buffalo TV man is losing his job as a weatherman in Connecticut, and that's riled up some viewers, according to The Middletown Press. There's even a Facebook page seeking to keep Geoff Fox on WTNH.

A Buffalo woman was pictured on a Boulder, Colo., website as she headed out to snowshoe in Rocky Mountain National Park. A photo of Anu Godishala accompanied a piece listing outdoor activities in the snow on

The Laurel Outlook
A man who grew up in Niagara Falls is retiring from a federal post in a Montana. Dick Kodeski has been monument manager at Pompeys Pillar National Monument, according to the Laurel Outlook.

You can check out previous editions of Buffalo Tracks here.

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--Aaron Besecker

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