Buffalo Resident Diagnosed with Breast Cancer, One Year After Losing His Wife to Breast Cancer, Tells His Story to Raise Awareness

Father, Daughter Share Their Lessons to Help Others

Local Leaders Stress Need for Increased Funding for Research & Treatment

 As the nation recognizes October as Breast Cancer Awareness month, Buffalo resident Mike Story and his daughter Carly are sharing their story with Western New York and the country to draw attention to the issue and try to help others. And while Mike shares the story of his fight, childhood friend Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) continues his fight for increased federal funding for cancer research and treatment at facilities like Roswell Park Cancer Institute right here in Western New York and others across the nation.   

Who:      Mike and Carly Story
                Congressman Brian Higgins
                Dr. Tracey O¹Connor, a medical oncologist and Assistant Professor at Roswell
                Park Cancer Institute
                Additional Cancer Organization Advocates

What:     Mike and Carly’s story was featured today on a national television program and tomorrow he will join others from Western New York to tell his story here.

Where:   Gaylord/Cary Conference Room
                  Research Studies Center, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
                  Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo


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Paladino Campaign Taking “Mad As Hell” Tour Across State

(BUFFALO, NY) - The Campaign of Carl Paladino, Republican, Conservative, and Taxpayer candidate for Governor, today announced the following schedule for upcoming rallies.

WHEN: Wednesday October 27th 8PM
Suffolk: County: Smithtown Elk’s Lodge 120 Edgewood Ave Smithtown, 11787

WHEN: Friday October 29th 9AM
Albany: NYS Capitol East Side (by the Steps) Albany, NY

WHEN: Friday, October 29th 11AM
Saratoga: Italian American War Veterans of the United States
247 Grand Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

WHEN: Friday, October 29th 1PM
Warren: West Mountain Ski Resort, 59 West Mountain Road Glens Falls, NY 12804

WHEN: Friday, October 29th 5PM
Plattsburgh: Old NCO Building 253 New York Avenue Plattsburgh, NY 12901

WHEN: Monday November 1st 5:30PM
Buffalo: Ellicott Square Building 295 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203

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Message From Carl Paladino

Here is a great video showing in just 30 seconds how Andrew Cuomo lit the fuse on the sub-prime mortgage meltdown.  The video uses Cuomo’s own words at HUD press conferences announcing his doomed plan that inflated the housing bubble!

You REALLY must to see this – take 30 seconds to watch it:


I am campaigning downstate right now.  I feel I’m gaining momentum but need your help today.  I know you are busy but please, if you can do just one small thing to support my campaign today – forward this video link to all your email contacts.

Please take a moment to forward this now. With your help, I can get the message out about Cuomo’s failed leadership.

Thank you!

Cut NY taxes – Cut NY spending – Cut NY Medicaid – End NY corruption -

Carl Paladino

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What Really Happened With Hevesi?

Statement of Carl Paladino

“On October 8th, 2010, the New York Law Journal in covering the guilty plea of former New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi reported ‘”However, Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo has agreed not to seek his incarceration due to Mr. Hevesi’s pledge to cooperate in Mr. Cuomo’s ongoing investigation of the pay-for-play scandal in the pension fund.”

Attempts to get some clarification from the New York Law Journal have been unsuccessful.

This quote appeared in the print version of the Law Journal but is missing from the on-line edition. At the Hofstra debate, Mr. Cuomo said ” if you break the law you will go to jail.” After the debate, his campaign released a statement that Hevesi faced up to four years in jail – which does not address whether or not Mr. Cuomo has recommended jail time for Mr. Hevesi.

It is hard to imagine why Mr. Hevesi would agree to a guilty plea without some guarantee that he would not be incarcerated. The Hevesi perp walk was a campaign public relations coup for the Cuomo for Governor campaign.

Now I ask Attorney General Cuomo directly: will Hevesi join the ranks of Rattner, Spitzer, Rangel, Espada and Lopez and escape consequences for their betrayal of the public trust? Did Mr. Cuomo recommend incarceration for Mr. Hevesi or not?

Voters have a right to know before the December 14th sentencing whether Mr. Cuomo recommended a walk for Mr. Hevesi. Win or lose, this issue will be revisited on December 14th. Andrew Cuomo owes voters an answer now- Please credit this entire statement to Carl Paladino, candidate for Governor of New York. View the print version of the Law Journal story here: http://paladinoforthepeople.com/hevesi_lawjournal.php

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Site at Transit and Sheridan to Become an Olive Garden

The Darden Restaurants of Orlando, Fla., bought the land that the old Romanello’s Prime Rib restaurant was on.  In the spring they will construct a new Olive Garden restaurant, the fourth in the area.

Darden Restaurants of Orlando, Fla., acting through N&D Restaurants, bought the land on the west side of Transit, just south of Sheridan Drive, from Benderson’s Delta Sonic Car Wash Systems.

In addition, Darden owns three Red Lobster restaurants in the area, including one at 7540 Transit Road in Amherst, close to the proposed new Olive Garden.

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Legislature Downsizing Vote OK’d On Appeal

5-judge panel rebuffs county elections chiefs

Believe it or not the five appeals court judges said Commissioners Ralph M. Mohr, a Republican, and Dennis E. Ward, a Democrat, “abused their ministerial authority” when they threw the referendum off the ballot.  Whoa!  “Abused their ministerial authority”?  Oh my golly.

The county’s two elections commissioners had knocked the referendum off the ballot this month, saying the Legislature-generated paperwork sent to them to arrange the proposition fell short of requirements, particularly those found in state election law.

The commissioners’ lawyer doubts they will appeal to the state’s highest court, the Court of Appeals — a long shot anyway in the face of a unanimous ruling Tuesday.

The elections commissioners days ago had decided to print the ballots with the referendum on them. They said they would then ignore any votes cast on the matter if the courts ultimately disqualified the proposition. So the process of printing thousands of ballots was not waiting for the appeals judges to rule.

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Congressman Higgins Announces $2 Million Project Underway Along Outer Harbor


Brian Higgins

Union Ship Canal Work Set for Completion Next Summer

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced ongoing work along the Outer Harbor’s Union Ship Canal funded with $2 million in federal funding provided through the Recovery Act.

“We continue to build, one project after another, on the great progress along Buffalo’s waterfront,” said Congressman Higgins.  “With this $2 million federal investment in Western New York we are supporting jobs during the current construction phase and continuing to make this area, once economically dead, economically viable again.”

The Union Ship Canal Promenade project is one of several “node” projects adjacent to the recently completed Outer Harbor Parkway and is scheduled for completion next summer.

The work includes improvements to the western end of Union Ship Canal, at the foot of Fuhrmann Boulevard, including: a boardwalk and promenade with benches, architectural lighting, fish cleaning tables, a kayak launch for access to the water, fishing public access with very close parking, signage and raised lettering informational displays.

This federal project complements a separate project by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the Buffalo Urban Development Corporation (BUDC) providing remediation work at the site encompassing ecological restoration, canal wall stabilization, land improvements, debris removal and public green space. 

Other node projects adjacent to the Outer Harbor Parkway include:

  • Tifft Street Node: A trail along and extending across the water under construction next year.
  • Lake Kristy Pier Node:  Located in the Tifft Nature Preserve foreground, construction will begin following federal permit approval.
  • Gallagher and Times Beach Nodes:  $1.403 million for boardwalk enhancements taking place at Times Beach this year and Gallagher Beach next year.

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Enhanced Pat-downs To Begin At Airport

Beginning of Friday, if you are flying out of Buffalo and refuse to go through the full body scan machine you can expect to undergo a more intrusive pat down.

“It is an enhanced pat-down. … They will be patting down certain targeted areas of the body,” the official said.

The (Boston) Herald said the searches include “front of the hand, slide-down screening” that would include the breast and genital areas.

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In Its Biggest Foreign Market, BMW Gets Skilled Workers For Less

Historically thetrade debate in the United States usually focuses on the jobs lost to factories in the developing world. But the recession has forced countless skilled workers in this country to consider jobs they would have rejected in the past. They now offer foreign manufacturers a resource that was far less common just a few years ago: cheaper wages for better talent.  Oh how the worm has turned.

“We are a low-wage country compared to Germany,” said Kristin Dziczek, director of the Labor and Industry Group at the Center for Automotive Research. “And that helps put jobs here.”

But the price of having a more globally competitive workforce means more in the United States could fall well short of the middle-class living standards that manufacturing workers once could expect. Wages adjusted for inflation have declined for these workers since 2003.

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Cuomo Flip Flopped On Paladino’s Plan To Appoint A Special Prosecutor To Ferret Out Albany Corruption


“Paladino’s solution is to hire a special investigator to delve into the Legislature… Cuomo says Paladino’s plan violates the constitutional protection that keeps one branch of government from controlling another.” -CBS NY, October 23, 2010,


[Cuomo] said if lawmakers failed to approve legislation allowing for independent ethics oversight of the Legislature, he would appoint a special prosecutor with powers to investigate what he called “chronic corruption” among lawmakers. -New York Times, October 25, 2010,



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