Trump: If I fought Biden, he would go down ‘crying’

Mar. 22, 2018
by Dylan Stableford

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They should meet in the boxing ring wearing 16 ounce gloves. The winner would donate the winnings to a worthy charity.

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‘Small cells’ Approved to Boost Mobile Broadband Speeds Near UB

Mar. 22, 2108
An example of small cell technology. (Photo courtesy of AT&T)
An example of small cell technology.

An area just northeast of the University at Buffalo has seen such rapid growth in demand for mobile broadband data that service is at capacity, according to wireless providers.

“With the Sweet Home school, UB, dense residential and commercial there’s a lot going on — a lot of people, a lot of usage and a lot of devices,” said Peter Franz, an engineer for Verizon. “That’s driving the usage in this area.”

The company on Tuesday received approvals from the Amherst Zoning Board of Appeals to install four “small cells” in the neighborhood along Sweet Home Road.

Small cells are deployed in “hot spots” where demand for data has reached its limits, Mark Coon, an engineer for Verizon, told the board.
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Trump Says He Heroically Avoided Capture in Vietnam by Staying in U.S.

“The Cong were after me,” Trump said, visibly stirred by the memory. “And then, just in the nick of time, I got my deferment.”

The former reality-show star said he had never shared his record as a war hero before because “I don’t like to boast.”

He said that he only disclosed the episode now because “the way this nation treats our deferment veterans is a disgrace.”

Trump complained that he received no official commendation or medal for his heroism, calling the lack of recognition “shameful.”

“Those brave Americans who, like me, avoided being captured by not serving at all—we are the true heroes,” he said.

Trump’s tale of valor appeared to move many members of his audience, some of whom waited in line after his speech to thank him for his lack of service.

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LPCiminelli Successor Arc Building Partners Sets Up Shop Downtown


Arc Building Partners, the new construction management firm formed by Louis Ciminelli’s son, has moved into its new office space in downtown Buffalo, separating itself more clearly from the legal troubles surrounding LPCiminelli and its former top executives.

Arc, which was created last summer by President Frank Ciminelli II, is now located in the historically renovated building at 100 S. Elmwood Ave., which will serve as the firm’s headquarters as it seeks new business in different areas and industries.

The century-old building reopened to tenants in 2011 after an “extensive historic renovation,” and now offers modern amenities, flexible workspace, and a centralized location with easy access to the interstates, the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, and the Canadian border.

“This strategic location for our corporate headquarters is a perfect fit and will allow us the space necessary to grow and flourish as our company services existing clients and secures new projects throughout North America,” Frank Ciminelli said in a statement. “Buffalo is where we call home, and it was important for us to demonstrate our commitment to the region by being part of the downtown fabric.”

Arc provides full-service project management with “fast-track” delivery for private and commercial clients, but it is not a full construction company like LPCiminelli. The new company, whose leadership and staff largely came from LPCiminelli, had previously shared space with the construction giant at 2421 Main St.

Frank Ciminelli created the company to gain a fresh start with a narrower business focus as LPCiminelli continued to struggle to secure new clients and contracts in the wake of criminal bribery charges brought against its founder and former CEO, Louis, and two other executives in the Buffalo Billion corruption scandal. Those charges are still pending, with a trial slated to begin later this year.

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The ‘Egg Hunt’ You Never Want To Win

Mar. 22, 2018

This photo provided by the Lice Clinics of America shows the company’s signature AirAllé head lice treatment. (Photo courtesy Lice Clinics of America)


Just in time for Easter, the Lice Clinics of America are hosting their third-annual lice egg hunts at clinics across the country, including one Saturday in Lancaster.

“Anyone can hunt Easter eggs. We hunt lice eggs,” the company states on its website, which encourages people to “hop on over” to the event.

3-D louse image courtesy A3 IT Solutions, Greensboro, N.C. (PRNewsFoto/Piedmont Pharmaceuticals)

Lice, of course, is no laughing matter for anyone – usually children between 3 and 11 – suffering through an outbreak.

And the egg hunts offer free head lice treatments that normally can cost more than $100.

The local clinic is at 2809 Wehrle Drive, Suite 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit or call 626-5423 for more information.

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Where the 42 Buffalo Area Priests Accused of Sexual Misconduct With Minors Worked

Mar. 22, 2018
The Rev. John Aurelio talks to a group of children at St. Catherine of Siena Church in West Seneca in 1979. (News file photo)
The Rev. John Aurelio talks to a group of children at St. Catherine of Siena Church in West Seneca in 1979.

Where did the 42 Catholic Diocese of Buffalo priests who had credible allegations of sexual misconduct involving minors work?

Diocese officials did not release that information Tuesday when Bishop Richard J. Malone released for the first time a list of the 42 priests accused of sexual contact with minors.

The diocese’s annual directories and newspaper archives provide some information, although there were some gaps in the records available on Wednesday. It’s possible the priests served in additional parishes beyond those listed.
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More Names of Priests Expected to Surface After Release of List From Buffalo Diocese

Mar. 22, 2018
Buffalo's Bishop Richard J. Malone and the Buffalo Diocese's attorney Terrence M. Connors at a news conference March 1, 2018. (Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News)
Buffalo’s Bishop Richard J. Malone and the Buffalo Diocese’s attorney Terrence M. Connors

A spokesman for the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo declined on Wednesday to disclose more information about 42 priests who were identified as having had credible allegations of child sexual abuse brought against them, but he said further disclosures “certainly will be considered” in the future.

“At this time what we felt was most appropriate was to get the names out on a timely basis and that’s what we did,” said the spokesman, George Richert.

Diocesan officials, he said, will “take under consideration” the release of a fuller accounting, such as when the priests were accused of abuse, what parishes they served in, how many allegations were lodged against them and when they were removed from ministry or left ministry on their own.

Richert also declined to say how the diocese determined that the allegations against the priests were credible.

The list included the names of priests who started working in parishes as far back as 1935. The accused priests served in parishes across all of the eight counties of the Buffalo Diocese.
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Priest Are Only Human ~ JESUS is the Way to Follow

Mar. 21, 2018

by James Tricoli

I’m a Roman Catholic who is proud to have a faith which gives me freedom to make choices, right or wrong. I’ve known some wonderful priests through my life who, as far as I know, never molested any children.

The men who became priests and committed horrible crimes against children have been protected from the public for decades by people in the church’s power structure. These sick priests were shifted from one parish to another without the people of the new church being told of their sick nature.  Some were sent for the professional help while others were release from the priesthood. Most came back after therapy and continued the same behaviors which led to more and more sexual abuse of children.

The CATHOLIC church, after much pressure from the media, is finally airing out its filthy laundry with no explanations of why it didn’t do this long ago, before so much damage was done to so many children.

A driving question which is still unanswered is why did the church authorities allow this type of abuse to continue? What were their reasons for not stopping it when they became of aware of it? There have to be answers and the public needs a full explanation of all who were involved and why this deviant behavior was allowed to continue.

Every Catholic knows priests are only human. Jesus said to follow his way to enter heaven. Church authorities are humans who make decisions. Some are wrong and cause great harm. Jesus’ path is the only way to eternal peace.  This is the path most Catholics try to follow.

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Democrats Grill DeVos On Guns, Schools And Money

Mar. 21, 2018

Democrats got their shot at Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday, when she testified before a House committee about her department’s proposed budget.

The hearing followed widespread criticism of DeVos for lackluster performances on 60 Minutes and the Today show earlier this month. She remains one of the most unpopular members of President Trump’s Cabinet and continues to anger Democrats over many issues.

Republicans at the hearing, not surprisingly, were more supportive, praising DeVos for her efforts to shrink the size of the federal bureaucracy, her support for charter schools and vouchers, and for her stance that states should decide whether teachers should carry guns.

But from Democrats, there was criticism — and scorn.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., started off by taking aim at DeVos’ proposed 5 percent cut in education spending for 2019.

“You are turning your back on public schools,” DeLauro said. “You admitted in your interview on 60 Minutes that you have yet to visit a single struggling school and said you support arming teachers, an idea most teachers oppose.”

DeLauro piled on the criticisms: “You stand up for debt collectors rather than college students struggling to pay back loans. You favor reducing government oversight of private, for-profit schools with bad track records. You’re undermining sexual assault policies on college campuses.”

DeVos seemed unruffled, smiling as she tried to get back to a discussion about the budget, especially her push to help low-income parents pay for private school tuition.

Rep. Nita Lowey, a New York Democrat, was next: “Your budget includes over a billion dollars more for school choice,” she told DeVos. “But no new money for special education.”
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The Financial Guys Plan Move to Larger Office Building in Amherst

The Financial Guys will have room to grow once the company moves into its new home in an office park in southeast Amherst.

A limited liability company that has a similar ownership structure to the independent financial firm paid $2 million to buy a 30,000-square-foot office building at 305 Spindrift Drive, off Wehrle Drive, records show. The seller, BM8 Spindrift LLC, is connected to a financial investment firm in New York City.

The Financial Guys was founded 20 years ago and has expanded in recent years, adding employees who specialize in health insurance, retirement planning and estate planning, said general counsel Thomas J. Cannavo. The company’s advisers appear regularly on WGRZ-TV and WBEN radio.
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