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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.


Voters in the Attica Central School District approved a $17,276,000 capital improvement project in a special referendum Tuesday. The margin was 911-525. The district’s capital reserves will pay $4,075,000 of the cost, while the rest is expected to be covered by state building aid. District officials said it will require no additional taxes. Half of the cost will be u…

Obituaries

Aug. 27, 1929 – Oct. 14, 2018 Dr. Donald C. Gregory, who delivered more than 5,000 babies during his 52-year career as an obstetrician, died Oct. 14 in Autumn View Health Care Facility in Hamburg after a struggle with congestive heart failure. He was 89. Born in Lackawanna, he was a 1947 graduate of Hamburg High School, where he was a member of the varsity football, …

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to comedian and talk show host Johnny Carson, born on this date in 1925, “Happiness is discovering the prune juice your doctor ordered you to drink has fermented.” • • • SAVING GRACE – Tom Stetz and John Scarano, members of Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation (C.A.M.P.), will give a presentation on their group’s efforts to save the Cattaraug…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to psychologist and psychedelic drug researcher Timothy Leary, born on this date in 1920, “You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind.” • • • STOP AND SHOP – The Kenmore Mercy Hospital Auxiliary will hold a craft and baked good sale from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today in the hospital atrium, offering an array of knitted and crocheted …

Lifestyles

The Buffalo Spooktacular Regional Tournament continues in the Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., with games at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. today, Saturday, Oct. 20, and concludes Sunday, Oct. 21, with Swiss teams at 10 a.m. For more info, click this link. The Airport Bridge Club and the Bridge Center of Buffalo are closed today. Lockport Duplicate Bridge is open. • • • The Airpor…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to historian and sociologist Lewis Mumford, born on this date in 1895, “Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.” • • • PARLEZ-VOUS? – The Alliance Francaise de Buffalo will stage a play in French at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the Montante Center at Canisius College. “Terre des Hommes (Wind, Sand and Stars),” …

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OLAF FUB SEZ: In the opinion of football coach Mike Ditka, born on this date in 1939, “If God had wanted man to play soccer, he wouldn’t have given us arms.” • • • GIFT SOLUTIONS – The Kenmore Mercy Hospital Auxiliary hosts a sale of T-shirts, sweatshirts and caps from Buffalove from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the hospital atrium. Proceeds benefit the hospital. Or find…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to daredevil Evel Knievel, born on this date in 1938, “I learned one thing from jumping motorcycles that was of great value on the golf course, the putting green especially: Whatever you do, don’t come up short.” • • • POPPING CORKS – Twenty wineries from Western and Central New York will offer their vintages for tasting at 6 p.m. Saturday as the …

Obituaries

Sept. 3, 1921 – Oct. 15, 2018 Eugene J. Stoklosa, a retired mechanic and World War II veteran, died Monday in his Cheektowaga home. He was 97. Born in Buffalo, the fourth of five children, he attended Depew High School, but left to help support his family during the Depression. Drafted into the Army shortly after he married Regina “Wanda” Witczak, he served in Wor…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: Advice from playwright Oscar Wilde, born on this date in 1854, “Everything in moderation, including moderation.” • • • LISTEN IN – Soprano Hillary Hunt and friends will perform jazz standards with an autumn theme in a free concert at noon Wednesday in Westminster Presbyterian Church, 724 Delaware Ave. • • • GRAB A PLATE – The Ladies Auxiliary of Lewiston …

Obituaries

Feb. 4, 1924 – Oct. 11, 2018 Louise Porreca was a student at D’Youville College when the news came in February 1944 that her older brother, Daniel B. Nazzarett, a second lieutenant and a pilot in the Army Air Corps, was missing in action over the Netherlands. He was her hero. “Since his death, I have strived to honor his memory,” she wrote in a My View column in The …

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to economist John Kenneth Galbraith, born on this date in 1908, “Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.” • • • CANAL CRUISER – John Montague, co-founder and a trustee of the Buffalo Maritime Center, is guest speaker at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the weekly IMAGINE Buffalo lunchtime lecture series in the Central Libr…

Clarence

Molly Schuyler is the Hands-Free World Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest winner for the fifth consecutive year. The competitive eater from Sacramento, Calif., scarfed down 44 5.6-ounce pieces of pie – the equivalent of nearly six whole pies – in 10 minutes Sunday afternoon at the Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence, out-gobbling 11 other competitors, five of them from Western New Y…

Crime

A Bolivar woman was arrested on multiple charges Saturday after a two-car property-damage accident on Route 417 in the Town of Bolivar, State Police in Amity reported. Troopers said they determined that Bobbi J. Lutes, 34, was driving under the influence of a controlled substance and discovered that her operator’s license had been suspended several times. Officers al…

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Feb. 10, 1972 – Oct. 5, 2018 Mariam Pamela Salter, of Buffalo, a health care system coordinator and church elder, died Oct. 5 after a lengthy illness. She was 46. Born in Buffalo, the fifth of seven children and the youngest girl, she attended McKinley High School. She graduated from the Job Corps with a certification in interior design and graduated from the Contine…