- BRADBERRY: And the award goes to ... Solomon Northup Fearing that Twelve Years a Slave would meet the same demise as the 1985 blockbuster, The Color Purple, I was set to be disappointed by the Academy Awards presentations last Sunday evening.
- CONFER: Veterans tax exemptions making school boards uneasy School boards eyeing the new, optional veterans tax exemption in New York State face perilous choices: Who do you please? Who do you offend? Veterans or the majority of taxpayers?
COPS NOTEBOOK: Good news and sad news
It’s a good news and sad news kind of day today.
The good news is the raid conducted by police, state tax authorities and representatives of the American recording industry on the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (L.O.E.G.) store on Pine Avenue.
- HIGGS: Retreat is not a step backward I took a couple of "retreats" lately. Not the kind that is a step backward.
- GUEST VIEW: Political spin can distort reality Political spin like addictive drugs tend to distort reality. And though political spin isn't addictive, it does tend to give you a giant headache, and leave you with a burning desire for truthful disclosure of the facts.
- GLYNN: Famous 'Niagara' art in gallery under attack One of the most famous paintings of Niagara Falls is owned by an art gallery in the nation's capital but it's future there may be in jeopardy.
- SINGER: Ingesting obligatory music A Brooklyn restaurant, where on certain "prix fixe" nights no one talks and waiters take orders via Charades-type maneuvers, seems a bit extreme; but it must certainly offer fine opportunities for savoring a book or newspaper while one eats.
- LETTERS FROM THE ISLAND: A look at letting go for Lent The story goes this way. A little old fella' came from the Emerald Isle to our isle one autumn.
- HAMILTON: Our history -- lost, stolen strayed and given away Our city would be better off not celebrating Black History Month.
- CHEERS & JEERS: The best -- and worst -- of the week for Feb. 28 Congratulations to the Niagara Falls girls basketball team for their Section VI Class AA girls basketball quarterfinal win over Lancaster.
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