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2008-07-05 21:00:09

By Matt Gryta State Supreme Court Justice Joseph G. Makowski on Thursday upheld Buffalo's sale of a two-block portion of Fulton Street to the Seneca Nation of Indians against a challenge on environmental grounds. With a crucial federal court ruling days away on the issue of whether the Senecas can legally operate a gaming facility on the nine acres it acquired from the city, Makowski ruled the Common Council took the mandated "hard look" at all environmental issues linked to the project....


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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