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The second SUNY Buffalo State Best Buddies Flag Football Showdown will start at 2 p.m. Sunday at Coyer Field near the Grant Street side of campus. Players will include Buffalo State students who spent part of their school year joining people with intellectual or developmental disabilities for walks, lunch, movies and other activities on or around campus. Town of Tona…

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It wasn't really worry. That would be too strong a word for what Sheila O'Brien was feeling Saturday regarding Craig Donatelli, who was about to take part in SABAH's annual Celebration on Ice at KeyBank Center. She knows him too well. She knows nothing keeps him down. She just wishes that a young man of such accomplishment never had to endure cruelty. O'Brien is e…

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For years, Kris Scharoun-DeForge had a Valentine's Day routine she celebrated like clockwork with her husband, Paul. She would always have a card – one of the elaborate ones she prefers to make by hand, cards she often creates for those she loves – waiting for him once he came home from work. Kris, 58, enjoys cooking. Paul loves her pasta and just about everything sh…

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The nickname, the story went, came from the old television show, "Bonanza." Joe Enriquez used to tell his friends he was a big fan of the series, and for many reasons he felt an affinity for the Michael Landon character: Little Joe. It is certainly what they called him in Syracuse, at Phil Malara's old Geddes Street barbershop or during his working life or at St. Luc…

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The decision to travel to Buffalo was really made six years ago, when Jorge Suarez Ronda held his newborn son for the first time. The doctors in Cuba had already told Jorge and his wife Vanaisy there could be no guarantees. They could not promise that little Diego would survive. The infant weighed only 3 pounds at birth. He was born with severe developmental disabilitie…