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Gallery calls meeting over art sale -  3/4/2007
Albright-Knox Art Gallery members who have not weighed in on the planned sale of more than 200 works of art will soon get their chance. The board of the parent Buffalo Fine Arts Academy has scheduled a special meeting for 8 p.m. March 12 in Kleinhans Music Hall to allow further debate on the controversial sale, set to begin March 20 at Sotheby's auction house in New York City.

Buffalo News set to unveil new real-time Web site -  3/4/2007
The Buffalo News enters a new era Monday, when readers will be able to access a redesigned and continually updated Web site that will keep them up to the moment on everything from a Bills free-agent signing to blockbuster news out of the White House or Iraq.

Home show takes the chill off -  3/4/2007
Garden dreaming dispelled the reality of late-winter chills during Saturday's opening of the Buffalo Home and Garden Show. Area gardeners and home-improvement buffs who converged on the Buffalo Convention Center got just about every conceivable assist in making the most of the city's spring and summer months. According to several Home and Garden Show attendees, deer have already shown up in their backyards, nosing through the snow.

Clinton Street store robbed by 2 at gunpoint -  3/3/2007
A Clinton Street convenience store was robbed by two men at gunpoint Friday afternoon, according to Buffalo police reports. The victim told police that one of the two men men entering the Food King store at 1084 Clinton St. had a scarf over his face and a large handgun. They robbed up to $5,000 cash and various checks, including one disability check they took from a Fillmore Avenue man inside the store.

Federal aide leaving D.C. to be Buffalo's computer chief -  3/3/2007
The chief technology officer for the U.S. Department of Education in Washington is moving to Buffalo to become the city's new information technology guru.

Group says trucks track contaminated soil -  3/3/2007
Contaminated soil was leaving a Black Rock hazardous waste site on the wheels of the contractor's trucks, threatening nearby Scajaquada Creek, a citizen's group said Friday.

Inmate who sought new trial indicted again -  3/3/2007
Nache Afrika, the Rochester man granted a new trial for a rape and robbery at a Cheektowaga store nearly a decade ago, was indicted again in that case Friday.

Man hit by pickup truck suffers broken legs -  3/3/2007
A Depew man suffered two broken legs when the driver of a pickup truck deliberately backed into him Friday on Goodyear Avenue, Buffalo police said.

Rally to pay Ruff fine shifts to aid Food Bank -  3/3/2007
All of the proceeds from the "Ruff Rally" fundraiser scheduled for Monday at an Elmwood Avenue pizzeria will go to the Food Bank of Western New York, organizers announced.

Pushing to thwart cervical cancer -  3/2/2007
Karlene Hafemann had HPV. The scary kind - one of the strains of the human papilloma virus that can cause cervical cancer. The University at Buffalo student underwent surgery in August to excise the potentially cancerous cells from her body.

Sanchez indictment expected in Diver case -  3/2/2007
A grand jury has voted to indict the Cheektowaga factory worker - whom police have identified as the Bike Path Killer - in the September slaying of Joan Diver, law enforcement sources close to the case said Thursday.

No so fast on courthouse, agency says -  3/2/2007
WASHINGTON - A day after Rep. Brian Higgins announced that construction would begin this summer on Buffalo's new federal courthouse, the agency that will build it said Higgins' announcement was premature.

PBA head, Brown dismiss 'blue flu' rumor -  3/2/2007
Rumors have been circulating in City Hall that Buffalo police officers will call in sick en masse during one of the busiest downtown weekends of the season, but the mayor and union leaders are dismissing the speculation.

2 injured, 6 arrested in school brawl -  3/2/2007
A feud between gangs ignited a brawl Thursday afternoon at Burgard Vocational High School, sending two students to the hospital and six to the Erie County Holding Center, Buffalo police said.

Buffalo man arrested in suburban burglaries -  3/2/2007
A Bird Avenue man was arrested Thursday in connection with a suburban daytime burglary ring dating back to last summer, Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard said.

Infuriated visitor held in house trashing -  3/2/2007
A Breckenridge Street man was charged Thursday with trashing a woman's house, police reported. Police said Maurice Baines, 43, met the woman at a bar and accompanied her back to her Mills Street home.

Nader to discuss film via satellite hookup -  3/2/2007
Ralph Nader will speak to the audience via satellite after "An Unreasonable Man" debuts at 6:30 p.m. today in Market Arcade Cinema. The consumer advocate is expected to discuss his controversial 2000 presidential bid, which some believe led to the defeat of Al Gore and election of President Bush. His campaign and its aftermath are the subjects of the 2007 documentary film. Nader's post-movie talk will be sponsored by Artvoice.

Small plane skids off airport runway -  3/2/2007
A small airplane landing at Buffalo Niagara International Airport skidded off the runway in icy conditions late Thursday, authorities said. No injuries were reported.

Statewide mutual aid sought for emergencies -  3/2/2007
State Sen. Mary Lou Rath, R-Williamsville, and Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, D-Kenmore, on Thursday proposed legislation that would introduce a statewide mutual-aid plan for health emergencies.

Thruway plazas now provide Wi-Fi -  3/2/2007
Drivers stopping at Thruway travel plazas to use the restroom or grab a bite to eat now can take a free trip on the information superhighway while they're at it.

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