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Dale Anderson

Dale Anderson has been a Buffalo News staff reporter since 1968. He was the chief rock and pop writer for 20 years and helped establish the weekend entertainment magazine Gusto.


Obituaries

July 29, 1933 – Oct. 1, 2019 Lionel S. Lewis, a professor emeritus of sociology at the University at Buffalo who in retirement researched and wrote books about the Bernard Madoff financial fraud scandal, died Oct. 1 in his Williamsville home. His family said the cause was heart failure. He was 86. Born in Ottawa, Ont., one of six children, he graduated from high scho…

Buffalo

The Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology announced that it has been awarded a $150,000 grant to expand its Adult Workforce Program, which prepares participants for careers in health care. The grant was provided by the Citi Foundation from its 2019 Youth Workforce Fund. The grant will allow the center to add two new evening courses this fall – Phlebotomy and Sterilizat…

Cheektowaga

A man wanted in connection with the murder of his wife in Cheektowaga two months ago has been taken into custody in Mexico, U.S. Marshal Charles Salina and U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy announced Saturday. Yuriy Bruks, 34, was apprehended Saturday after “an extensive investigation ... conducted by members of the U.S. Marshal’s task force,” according to the announcement…

Local News

A Japanese death metal rock fan from Elmira was declared the winner Saturday of the 30-Hour Coffin Challenge at Six Flags Darien Lake. Nathan Squiers took home a $600 cash prize, along with a season pass to the park next year and a pass to this year’s Fright Fest maze. The runners-up, Robin Basalla of Rochester and Mike Tedesco of Clinton, also received passes for the 2…

Buffalo

The redevelopment of the former North Park Library into an Italian Cultural Center officially got underway Saturday with a groundbreaking ceremony at the building at the corner of Delaware and Hertel avenues. “This is an exciting day for Italian-Americans and all Western New Yorkers,” said Delaware Council Member Joel P. Feroleto. “The center will be a tremendous additi…

Lifestyles

The Buffalo Spooktacular Regional Tournament begins Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the Buffalo Grand Hotel (formerly the Adam’s Mark Hotel), 120 Church St. Starting times for pairs and team games is 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., with no evening games next Friday and Saturday. It concludes with Swiss teams at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. For details, click this link. • • • The weekly …

Local News

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, born on this date in 1884, “Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.” • • • LAST CALL – An antique tractor show, a harvest festival and a costume parade for kids and pets will help close out the 17th season of the Alden Farmers Market from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturd…

Local News

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to rock singer David Lee Roth, born on this date in 1954, “I used to jog, but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass.” • • • SORTING THINGS OUT – LuAnn Blair of Sheridan Benefits will offer tips on how to deal with Medicare in a free talk at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Town of Tonawanda. To register, call …

Erie County

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and challenger Lynne Dixon held back on fireworks until the end of their debate Wednesday evening in the auditorium of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, which was broadcast live on WIVB -TV, Channel 4, and co-sponsored by the Amherst Chamber of Commerce. “If he has such a strong record,” Dixon said in her closing statement, “why is h…

Obituaries

June 3, 1923 – Oct. 6, 2019 Sister Mary Poncilia Rogacki, a Felician sister for 77 years who taught in Catholic elementary schools, died Sunday in Blessed Mary Angela Care Center. She was 96. Born Lucy Rogacki in Depew, she attended Immaculate Heart of Mary Academy and entered the Buffalo Province of the Felician Sisters on July 9, 1942. She professed perpetual vows …

Obituaries

April 10, 1935 – Sept. 30, 2019 Eleanor B. Modica, of West Seneca, a U.S. Postal Service administrator and former president of the postal workers credit union, died Sept. 30 in GreenFields Continuing Care Community, Lancaster, after a brief illness. She was 84. Born Eleanor Ruth Buccella in Buffalo, she was the youngest of nine children. She contracted polio when…

Local News

OLAF FUB SEZ: A favorite lyric from singer and songwriter John Lennon, born on this date in 1940, “People say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” • • • FIND A JOB – Learn how to prepare for Civil Service exams and public sector jobs when the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the American Society of Public Administration holds a free workshop, “Civil Service Savvy,” from 5…

Obituaries

Oct. 11, 1934 – Oct. 3, 2019 Lloyd M. Elm knew firsthand what it was like to be a struggling Native American student. “I was in the fourth grade, in the Syracuse public school system, when I was tracked into the slow learner group,” the founder and principal of Buffalo’s Native American Magnet School 19 told Buffalo News reporter Agnes Palazzetti in 1985. “Once there…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to comedian Chevy Chase, born Cornelius Crane Chase on this date in 1943, “Two wrongs don’t make a right, but three rights make a left.” • • • PREP FOR PRINT – Author Kathryn Radeff will offer tips on pitching and marketing in a mini-workshop, “Get Published Now!,” at 6 p.m. Thursday in Alden High School, 13190 Park St., Alden. Cost is $20, plus a…

Buffalo

A man was seriously wounded in a shooting at about 9:15 p.m. Monday in the 100 block of East Utica Street, Buffalo police reported. Police spokesman Michael DeGeorge said the victim was transported to Erie County Medical Center with injuries “that appear serious.” Further details were not immediately available.