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January 23, 2013

GLYNN: Famous Falls painting draws interest at Inaugural

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Niagara Gazette — What you probably didn't hear, however, is that Schumer made the luncheon chef visibly angry over a last-minute change in the carefully planned menu. The chef had fully intended to serve Long Island duck following the swearing-in ceremony.

Schumer, known to rub people the wrong way on occasion, told a reporter: "We were going to have Long Island duck. The duck was very good, but the preparation wasn't great. So we settled on South Dakota bison. When New York gets good bison, we'll have that." 

Some Native Americans were surely delighted to hear that. Others probably prefer the senator eat crow the next time around.

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TIME LINE: In the newly-designed Thunder Falls Buffet at the Seneca Niagara Casino, the food and beverage managers now estimate more than 80 persons can be served every 15 minutes during the peak periods. I've been in some restaurants lately where it seemed to take 80 minutes just to be seated.

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OUT OF THE PAST: They built the Great Pyramids in Egypt in less time than it's taking to decide on the future of the Robert Moses Parkway. With New York facing a $1-billion budget deficit, it's unlikely the state will find any funds for such a low-priority project — removing the parkway. 

Contact Don Glynn at 282-2311, ext. 2259.

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