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Who's that teaching in the classroom? -  2/26/2007
Less than two months into 2007, three local teachers have found themselves in handcuffs. One admitted snorting cocaine in front of fourth-graders.

A move to address street names -  2/26/2007
Lancaster is full of them - residential streets named for developers' friends and family. There's Ann Marie Drive, Donna Lea and Florence Place. How about Ryan Street, Stephens Court and Joseph Drive? Or consider Michaels Walk and Nathans Trail.

Forum to help minority, female entrepreneurs -  2/26/2007
"Getting to the Next Level," a three-pronged event to help minority and female entrepreneurs grow their businesses, will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the banquet center at True Bethel Baptist Church, 907 E. Ferry St.

Four intruders steal prescription drugs -  2/26/2007
A Bush Street man was the victim of a home invasion Saturday night when four intruders barged in and stole his prescription drugs, police said. Northwest District police said four men forced their way into the man's apartment at about 8:45 p.m. and accused him of damaging tires on a vehicle belonging to a Chadduck Avenue woman.

Lower Manhattan's real estate slowly recovering after 9/11 -  2/26/2007
NEW YORK - Rents are up, and vacancies are down to pre-Sept. 11, 2001, levels in lower Manhattan's commercial real estate market. The World Financial Center, just across the street from the World Trade Center site, is nearly full. And six years before its planned opening, private investors want to buy the Freedom Tower, the skyscraper often derided as a terrorist target.

Man finds two squatters in his Sattler Ave. home -  2/26/2007
A Buffalo man checking on his vacant Sattler Avenue house Saturday afternoon found two men living there and various drug-packaging materials, vials for drugs and 9 mm bullets inside the house, police reported.

Serving a different kind of health need -  2/26/2007
Dr. David Wilborn ditched his hospital scrubs for a Jimmy Buffet-style Hawaiian shirt and a grass skirt Sunday - and started pouring lots and lots of draft beer.

Three home invaders threaten, rob man -  2/26/2007
Three robbers burst into an East Side apartment Sunday morning, threatening the resident before stealing cash and fleeing, according to a police report.

Two families assisted by Red Cross after fire -  2/26/2007
A fire caused $50,000 damage to a home in the city's Bailey-Delavan neighborhood early Sunday, according to the Buffalo Fire Department. The Red Cross is assisting two families displaced by the blaze.

Woman says burglar tore up wedding photos -  2/26/2007
A 44-year-old Buffalo woman returned home Saturday night to find that a burglar had broken into her home on Tennessee Street, torn up her wedding photographs and wrote vulgar messages on her bedroom walls and mirror, police reported.

Turning art into clues -  2/25/2007
Artist Ralph Sirianni couldn't wait to walk into the courtroom to see for himself what the suspect in the bike path rapes and murder looked like in person.

Learning was his ladder -  2/25/2007
John Elias, uniquely qualified to urge students to soar above racism and low expectations, emphasizes the importance of education. "If I can do it, so can you," Elias, one of the nation's first black military pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, said Saturday in the Langston Hughes Institute.

Dieter loses 107 pounds in UB program -  2/25/2007
He counted thousands of steps, avoided his favorite foods and imagined himself winning a Super Bowl through sheer determination. In the end, the secret to losing weight revealed itself to Patrick Ruffino. "There's no magic," Ruffino said recently after losing a third of himself while completing the first phase of a study to refine what science says is the most effective treatment outside of surgery for the obese. "It's basically eat less, exercise more."

Bailey goes to bat for annual Variety Kids Telethon -  2/25/2007
Bailey Rose Walsh, 7, has just one question for her mother: "Do I have to be charming?" Charming would be wonderful, but just being here is the best gift.

Chronicling success -  2/25/2007
The National Weight Control Registry is the largest investigation of long-term successful weight loss maintenance. With so many dieters regaining their weight, it was started in 1994 to identify the characteristics of successful losers.

Arson suspected in $750,000 fire at vacant Metcalfe St. warehouse -  2/25/2007
A three-alarm fire that destroyed a vacant warehouse in the Clinton-Fillmore neighborhood Friday night may have been set by an arsonist, according to officials at the scene Saturday.

Miles honored with room in new library -  2/24/2007
William A. Miles was visiting a cousin in Buffalo in the 1950s when a poster caught his eye. It offered college scholarships to people willing to study library science. All they had to do in return was spend two years working in city libraries.

Sentencing, arrest link turf war slayings -  2/24/2007
Detectives and prosecutors have moved forward against two men in a pair of related killings that Buffalo police attribute to a gang and drug turf war.

African-American forum kicks off -  2/24/2007
The breadth of African-American culture and history is on display at McKinley High School this weekend, featuring African drummers, a soul food cook-off, multimedia exhibits and lecturers from around the country.

Bridge work to close South Park Avenue -  2/24/2007
South Park Avenue between Lee and Abby streets will be closed from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. today as city crews install new air buffers on the South Park Avenue lift bridge.

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