Niagara Gazette

Opinion

September 11, 2013

GLYNN: College athletes should get a piece of the action

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Niagara Gazette — As you might expect, late-night TV host David Letterman had another view. He told the audience, " Diana was accompanied by five Cuban (baseball) pitchers.

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OFF THE PRESS: "LaBella Mafia," by Morgan St. James and Dennis N. Griffin (Houdini Publishing, 222 pages, paperback, $14.95) is the story of Bella Capo, who began life as the abused child of a power broker with ties to organized crime and a drug addicted mother. She ended up fleeing Los Angeles in fear for her life when her ex-husband and his associates stalked her, threatening her with death. Later she co-founded LaBella Mafia, an online group that provides assistance and counseling to abuse victims. Any book related to Mafia activities always proves a good seller in the Buffalo-Niagara area. Longtime residents are familiar with that subject. Publication is set for Oct. 15.

"The Life and Times of Suspension Bridge Village," by Daniel I. Davis (Create Space, 104 pages, paperback, $16.50) is the story of the North End community that was incorporated as the City of Niagara Falls on March 17, 1892. The book was released Wednesday.

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TRIVIA QUIZ: What was the name of the building where Theodore Roosevelt took the oath of office as the successor to President McKinley who was assassinated in 1901. (Answer Sunday)

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: " I'm not a member of any organized political party ... I'm a Democrat." — Will Rogers

Contact Reporter Don Glynn at 282-2311, ext. 2246.

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