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Stan Lee, Superhero of Marvel Comics, Dies at Age 95

Nov. 12, 2018

Stan Lee — who as chief writer and editor of Marvel Comics helped create some of the most enduring superheroes of the 20th century, was a major force behind the breakout successes of the comic-book industry in the 1960s and early ’70s, and oversaw his company’s emergence as an international media behemoth — has died in Los Angeles. He was 95.

He was declared dead on Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to Kirk Schenck, a lawyer for Mr. Lee’s daughter J. C. Lee, The Associated Press reported.

Mr. Lee was for many the embodiment of Marvel, if not comic books in general. A writer, editor, publisher, Hollywood executive and tireless promoter (of Marvel and of himself), he played a critical role in what comics fans call the medium’s silver age.
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UB Men’s Basketball Ranked in Top 25 for First Time

Nov. 12, 2018
UB's CJ Massinburg. (Mark Mulville/News file photo)
UB’s CJ Massinburg.

Fresh off its victory at No. 13 West Virginia, the University of Buffalo men’s basketball team is in the Associated Press Top 25 for the first time in school history.

UB is ranked No. 25 in the first poll of the regular season released Monday.

“It’s a great feat for the players here, and the players that have been here in the past that helped build this,” Bulls coach Nate Oats said Monday in Carbondale, Ill. “If we’d hadn’t have beaten Arizona last year, I don’t think people would be talking about us like they are this year, so it’s a tribute to the players we’ve got on this team and in the past, that have put us in a position to where people all over the country recognize how hard-playing we are, and what we’ve been able to accomplish.”

The Bulls (2-0) received 154 points. West Virginia dropped to No. 26 after the loss with 145 points.
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Village of Williamsville Board Meeting November 13, 2018

Nov. 10, 2018

The sign greeting visitors as they arrive on Main Street in the north end of the Village of Williamsville.

  • Village Work Session

    November 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    Williamsville Village Hall, 5565 Main St., Williamsville, NY 14221

    Work sessions begin at 6 p.m. and regular board meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. Both meetings are open to the public.

     

  • Village Board Meeting

    November 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
    Williamsville Village Hall, 5565 Main St., Williamsville, NY 14221

    Meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Work sessions begin at 6 p.m. and board meetings begin at 7:30 p.m.

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Season First Snowfall

There were several inches of snow in Hanover Saturday morning.

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California’s Fires Killed 31 People and Destroyed Whole Towns

To all believers take a moment of prayer for the 31 people who have died in the raging fires in California and to all those people who have lost their homes.

A special prayer for the 8,000 firefighters who are bravely fighting these fires to save people’s lives and homes.

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Gun, Guns, Guns. The Top Choice of Mass Killers Brought to You by the NRA

Nov. 11, 2018
by James Tricoli
Editor of the amhersttimes.com

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Today at Mass we prayed for the 12 people who were murdered at the club in Thousand Oaks California. I have written earlier that prayers are very important but we must support our prayers with action. I would be very proud to be in a grassroots movement to weaken or abolish the National Rifle Association.

The NRA will continue to be the biggest force causing the mass slaughter of people in America. We must force this monster organization to start feeling the pain of losing all its power, or most of it.

The most powerful weapon we the people have is to remove any politician who is receiving money from the NRA. It doesn’t matter who the politician is or what position he or she holds in our Congress.

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Trump’s Fire Tweet Infuriates California Celebrities; Hollywood Strikes Back

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Buffalo Bills Beat the New York Jets. We Played Great.

Nov. 11, 2018
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by James Tricoli
Editor of the amhersttimes.com

The Bills  beat the New York Jets handily, 41 to 10. Every section of the Bills played super. The defense, offense, special teams, field goal kicker and punter.

Sean McCoy had a good day rushing for over 100 yards and two touchdowns. Matt Barkley, our QB had a good day.

Our defense and offense had an excellent day.

Our team was amazing. It was so good to watch the game.

 

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Buffalo Man Injured in Fall Prepares Lawsuit, Wants Changes to Glen Park

Nov. 11, 2018

This shows the spot in Williamsville’s Glen Park where Rhashan Dunston said he fell and badly injured himself in August. The historic mill is in the background. (Stephen T. Watson/Buffalo News)

A Buffalo man who said he was badly hurt in a fall at Williamsville’s Glen Park in August plans to sue the village and is seeking changes to make the park safer for future visitors.

Rhashan Dunston, 46, who lives on the city’s East Side, said a concussion and other injuries have left him with debilitating pain and numbness three months later.

Dunston said he slipped on the walking path in a spot that didn’t have a warning sign, nor a barrier, and tumbled at least six feet down a steep, rock-strewn incline.

“It could have actually ended my life, or made me paralyzed for life,” Dunston said in an interview.
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The NRA Must Be Abolished With the Help of All Our Friends. A Grassroots Movement to Bring Down the NRA

Nov. 10, 2018
Our country must stop the madness of people killing babies, children, young people just starting to taste life, and adults. We must pray for these murders to stop but we must do more.
We must take the NRA to task. Their members bring up arguments telling us that guns are not the problem.  Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.

The NRA’s most powerful weapon is the money they give to our politicians to protect them. The politicians are willing to let our children die because of their love of money They really don’t give a flying F””””K who gets killed.

The first step is that the NRA can’t give any money or in-kind services to any political figure. If this isn’t followed the person receiving such gifts must be removed from office or from the ballot if they are running for office.

The second step is to outlaw the sale of guns to people with past mental problems.

A government agency must be step up to regulate all permits to any outlet which sell guns.  They can only sell guns for hunting and people for security reasons. There must be a weekly report from every gun outlet as to what guns were purchased and by who and why. Thy store owner, as well as anyone selling guns at fairs or places of this type, like a gun show, must keep their records for 7 years.

People who have guns in their house must go through a thorough background check and be required to go through training on how to use their guns correctly.

Black market selling of guns would automatically earn the seller and the purchaser 10 years in jail, with no plea deals.

Don’t you have any ideas of how we can change the gun culture in America?

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