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11:54 a.m. update: Here's an interview with Liz Benkovich of Marketplace Events from this morning: 8:59 a.m.: DOWNTOWN BUFFALO -- This year's Buffalo Home & Garden Show kicks off this morning, running this weekend and next weekend. The News' Home & Style Editor Susan Martin previews the show here, and looks at the show's main attraction: the "Villa in Tuscany.…

Good morning, and welcome to Friday.Each new day brings something new to the situation surrounding Gov. David A. Paterson. Here's Tom Precious' latest report.News Staff Reporter Gene Warner has a story today about 18-year-old Adam Page, a Paralympian from Lancaster.A male staffer of Rep. Eric Massa has accused his boss of making unwanted sexual advances.Here…

DOWNTOWN BUFFALO — Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard today stood by the county's strategy with regard to a federal lawsuit that seeks better conditions in the Holding Center and the county Correctional Facility in Alden even as the third apparent suicide in the county's busy jail in the last four months was reported Wednesday. "The county's strategy is simp…

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BUFFALO — Metropolitan Opera star Angela Brown kicked off a new fundraising drive aimed at exposing kids to opera and classical music this morning by performing for 2,400 Buffalo public school students in Kleinhans Music Hall. The Cultures of Giving Legacy Initiative, sponsored by the Community Foundation, encourages philanthropists of color in building an…

Good morning. The talk of the town yesterday was Sabres goalie (and Olympic medalist) Ryan Miller's return to Buffalo. Jerry Sullivan wrote a column about the Sabres' first home game since the break where Miller received an adoring ovation from the crowd. Yesterday was also the NHL trade deadline and BuffaloNews.com was your source for Sabres trade information. John Vogl…

The nationwide economic downturn is shrinking the total volume of mail carried through this part of the state, just as it is across the country. The amount of letters, magazines and packages sent through the mail in our region mirrors national trends showing decreases in volume, including about a 13 percent drop from 2008 to 2009. "Some of it is because of electroni…

Anyone wishing to help the earthquake-relief effort in Chile can make a donation to the American Red Cross, the organization has announced this afternoon.Like for the Haiti relief effort, texting "CHILE" to 90999 makes a $10 gift, said Karen Grobe, spokeswoman for the American Red Cross, Greater Buffalo Chapter.Donations can also be made via www.redcross.org or b…

A public rally to show support for an area state park slated for closure because of state budget cuts will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Beach State Park. Woodlawn Beach is one of five in Erie and Niagara counties on the closure list. Here's a story from today's Buffalo News about an effort to save Knox Farm State Park, which is also on the list. Satu…

2:37 p.m. update: Here's a video message The Donald sent to Dr. Donald Trump at Roswell: 11:04 a.m.: The Goin' Bald for Bucks campaign raises funds for research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. This morning, Dr. Donald L. Trump, president and CEO of Roswell Park, is having his head and mustache shaved to help raise money. The fundraising effort has some re…

University at Buffalo professor Michael C. Constantinou was interviewed for a story on CNN.com about earthquake-proof building technology that was published yesterday.In the wake of the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, Constantinou, who works in the department of civil, structural and environmental engineering, talked about a technology known as "base-isolation systems…

Good morning.Gov. David A. Paterson says he's staying put. Read the latest report from Albany Bureau Chief Tom Precious.The NHL's trade deadline is at 3 p.m. Starting at 10 a.m., check out the Sabres Edge blog to stay on top of moves around the league, and here, if any happen.Want some other meal ideas for Lent? News Food Writer Andrew Galarneau offers …

A national survey released today that found alcohol and marijuana use among teens is on the rise contained few surprises for some in the field of social work. The annual survey released by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America found that the number of teens who reported drinking alcohol in the last month increased 11 percent last year. The number of teens who report…

AMHERST -- Most students at Amherst Middle School were toddlers when Rachel Scott and 12 others were killed by two students at Columbine High School in 1999. But their lives were touched by Rachel's story today. The students -- as well as those at Amherst High School -- took part in Rachel's Story and Rachel's Challenge during two presentations at the schools today. T…

BUFFALO -- Just under 1,000 tickets are left for the first and second rounds of the NCAA basketball tournament at HSBC Arena on March 19 and 21.Ken Taylor, tournament manager for the Buffalo games, said today that organizers expect public ticket sales to wrap up "well ahead" of Selection Sunday on March 14."It looks like it will sell out very quickly,"…