Niagara Gazette


February 2, 2013

GLYNN: Gun control law takes toll on Cuomo


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.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Featured Ads
House Ads
AP Video
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page