Niagara Gazette — A case in point: A retired school teacher and his wife walked out of the Gallagher Center Thursday night just as the drama was building for the Niagara University Purple Eagles' 93-90 overtime victory against Iona. The win gave NU first place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
Apparently the retired teacher has a reputation for trying to get the jump on any exodus. A friend said later: "He always leaves before it's over."The story goes that it's a habit the guy formed 20 years ago when he walked out of the stadium (Jan. 3, 1993) in Orchard Park with the Buffalo Bills 25 points behind Houston at half time. As countless football fans know, the Bills ended up winning in overtime, 41-38, the biggest comeback in NFL history. In those days, Rich Stadium (now Ralph Wilson Stadium) had a seating capacity of about 80,000. Subsequently, more than 200,000 area residents claimed they were in the stands that day. For the record, the Gallagher Center can accommodate 1,856 for a basketball game although that attendance figure is bound to soar within the next few years, as the "fans" start telling the story.
I know one guy — even if he was there for the tipoff — will not ever be able to give an eyewitness account of Juan'ya Green's three-pointer with one-half second left on the clock.
JOB OPENINGS: Aside from the usual chances for minimum wage work, there are also full-time positions available even in the generally depressed Western New York economy
The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority announced Friday that its Metro Bus division is sponsoring an open house to recruit needed employees.
C. Douglas Hartmayer, public affairs director for the NFTA, said Friday there are some openings for qualified bus drivers, mechanics and technicians seeking full-time employment. The vacancies include a competitive starting salary along with a comprehensive benefit package.