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2012-07-24 23:01:37

Following an advice column article from the Buffalo News, I Am A Stuffed Animal offers helpful and affordable suggestions for bridal shower and wedding gift ideas in today´s trying economy. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) July 24, 2012 On July 24, 2012, following an advice column article from the Buffalo News, I Am A Stuffed Animal offers helpful and affordable suggestions for bridal shower and wedding gift ideas in today´s trying economy. A concerned reader wrote into the Buffalo News´s...

2008-08-05 09:01:14

By Brian Meyer, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Aug. 5--Parents could face fines if their children skip school, under a new law being proposed by a Buffalo Common Council member. Truancy problems can fuel gang activity and other types of criminal behavior, such as underage drinking and violence, Masten Council Member Demone A. Smith said. "Curbing truancy would not only increase attendance and thereby increase the student success rate, but it would also decrease gang activity and [crime]," said...

2008-08-05 09:00:46

By Andrew Rafferty, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Aug. 5--The roller coasters and cotton candy weren't what persuaded Julie and Seth Taylor to choose Darien Lake Theme Park Resort as their honeymoon destination. It was the amusement park's spirituality. The newly married couple traveled from Brantford, Ont., to Darien Lake for Kingdom Bound, a four-day Christian festival that runs until Wednesday. The event is centered on music, speakers and worship. "We wanted to come back for Kingdom...

2008-08-05 09:00:38

By Tom Precious, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Aug. 5--ALBANY -- Thirty years after calling attention to the Love Canal environmental disaster, Lois Gibbs now has a new message for the state: Its regulations governing the cleanup of aging industrial sites are inadequate and a danger to the public. Gibbs and other environmental activists brought their concerns to top Paterson administration officials Monday at the Capitol in hopes of getting the state to strengthen rules for just how clean...

2008-08-05 09:00:07

By Fred O. Williams, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Aug. 5--The threat of a strike lingers, but Verizon said that its giant telephone system is operating normally, as workers continue to report for duty under an expired contract. "We're calling it a business-as-usual day," Verizon spokesman John Bonomo said. "We do not expect any impact on service," he said. Appointments for phone repairs and installation are proceeding without delays, he said. Monday marked the first normal workday since the...

2008-08-04 18:00:17

By Jonathan D. Epstein, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Aug. 4--HSBC Holdings Plc said net income fell 29 percent in the first half of the year, as the economic slowdown spread around the globe, capital markets turmoil hurt trading, and the bank's bad debt provision soared 58 percent. The London-based parent of HSBC Bank USA reported profits for the first six months of $7.72 billion, or 65 cents per share, down from $10.9 billion, or 95 cents per share, in the same period a year ago. The British...

2008-08-04 09:01:05

By Melissa Repko, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Aug. 4--Elderly or infirm Western New Yorkers seeking to spend down or transfer assets to qualify for Medicaid are finding it increasingly difficult because of changed rules, and a new law will make it even tougher. The changes, designed to minimize government spending by reducing the number of people eligible for aid, are hitting many middle-class families in the pocketbook. Advocates say the changes will return Medicaid's focus to the poor...

2008-08-03 12:00:23

By David Robinson, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Aug. 3--Twenty years ago, Bob Rich Jr. asked William G. Gisel Jr. to get Rich Products Corp. into international markets, outside its traditional base in the United States and Canada. Today, the Buffalo-based food products firm gets about a quarter of its business from outside its long-time North American markets -- and its international division, now spanning more than 70 countries, is expected to be the source for much of Rich's growth in the...

2008-08-01 18:00:22

By Jeff Miers, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Aug. 1--Now, he's the butt of jokes, the guy every late-night comedian and radio blabbermouth will point to when they need a cheap laugh at the expense of liberal "save the world" types. Back then, he was a spotty Irish kid just out of his teens, whose heart was threatening to burst wide open, and whose passion ran an arm's length ahead of his abilities. Is there any real connection, any true continuity, between the singer who called himself Bono Vox...

2008-08-01 12:00:47

By Stephanie Schomer, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Aug. 1--Starting Sunday, Darien Lake will become more than just an amusement park. For four days, it will bring thousands of Christians together for music, entertainment and a celebration of their faith. Since the first festival in 1987, Kingdom Bound has grown into a music and arts-centered celebration of Christianity, attracting nearly 50,000 people to Western New York each year. Part of the festival's success is credited to the diverse...


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