up here at Oswego: It is
day 50 at the Funnelle Hall dormitory complex... 50 days... wow... it's
amazing how time flies like that.
The Buffalo, NY Fiscal Stability Authority is questioning the
high salaries of city employees as compared to the average resident
yearly income. According to WBEN, Buffalo's average income is a
miserable $18,000 per year... meanwhile, the city's employees make out
at a whalloping $74,000 per year (WBEN)...
Zippo lighters recalled:
Excerpted from WESB.com: Zippo Lighters Recalled
Zippo manufacturing issued a recall Wednesday. Over 100 thousand
lighters are being recalled after 27 reports came in of lighters
leaking butane from the nozzles. The Consumer Product Safety Commission
says the eight inch long Zippo Multi Purpose Lighters pose a fire
U.S. House race security breach:
The Steuben County Clerk's office released the divorce papers of State
Sen. John "Randy" Kuhl, papers that were supposed to be sealed for 100
years; the papers found their way to an uberliberal web site known as "The Raw Story." Kuhl believes the
breach was fully intentional, and has suggested that the campaign of
former Clinton intern/activist Samara Barend may be at fault. Barend
denied the accusations, but said "I'm leaving it up to voters to decide
whether documents should be part of their decision" (Wellsville
Daily Reporter)... (WROC-AM)...
U.S. Senate Debate: There was a
debate at Cornell University last night, with incumbent Democratic U.S.
Senator Charles Schumer squaring (triangulating?) off with Republican
moderate Assemblyman Howard Mills and Conservative Party candidate Dr.
Marilyn F. O'Grady. In review, Howard Mills turned out to be quite the
social liberal; Schumer performed decently; and O'Grady came on strong
to a Republican base. The debate was aired on News
10 Now and other Time Warner Cable local news outlets. Schumer will
probably win the
majority, Mills will gain some Democratic votes with his John
Kerry-style debate, and O'Grady will gain the respect of a lot of
Psycholsen Update: WPIX-TV in
New York City is reporting that Mary-Kate Olsen, who was attending the
uberliberal NYU this fall, has skipped several days' worth of classes,
deciding to head back to Los Angeles... the oft-disproven publicist for
the Olsen family claims that Olsen intends on returning to NYU soon...
Olsen checked into a drug rehab center days after her 18th
birthday, while her publicist claimed it was an eating disorder.
Canada moves to ban the exportation of
prescription drugs to the United States (CKWS)...
'Corrupte Diem' at it again:
Erie County Executive Joel Giambra has decided to threaten an
$18,000,000 cut in funding to the Erie County Public Library system,
which would force the system to consolidate into one branch (no
surprise there) (WGRZ)...
Reports: The "fast ferry" between
Rochester and Toronto may be back up and running soon (WHEC)...
Throwing in the towel: The owner of
Buffalo's "Jimmy Mac's" bar and grill has given up his valiant effort
against the Erie County Health Department; he is shutting down after 24
years in business, citing the absolute smoking ban imposed unilaterally
by the New York State government in July 2003 that caused him to lose
40% of his business (WGRZ)...
OIL TOPS $55/BBL (QUOTE)...
(Gas prices-- AAA)...
Drug bust in Salamanca, 17 arrested (Salamanca
Times Herald)... (WIVB-WNLO)...
the list of wanted criminals totals 20 including the 17 already
arrested, according to the Jamestown Post-Journal:
LITTLE VALLEY - A drug sweep
early Monday morning has resulted in 20 people from Salamanca, Little
Valley, Randolph and Jamestown being targeted for arrest by the
Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and area local police
agencies... [rest of story blocked off]
X-Weather: Lake effect rain and snow affecting regions in
Centro-Western New York, including Colden (WKBW-TV)
and Oswego (X-Wx)...
See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil: UN Secretary General
Kofi Annan (from Ghana) claims it is "inconceivable" to suggest that
France, China, and Russia would use the oil-for-food program to their
own benefits, stating that they're "serious and important
governments...not banana republics" and suggesting that they are
incorruptible, in an interview with the Scottish newspaper Sunday
[I'm speechless... to suggest that any country is beyond the scope of
scrutiny is the inconceivable thing.]
Comedian Colin Ferguson, guest-hosting the Late Late Show Friday night
on CBS, went on a continuous belittling rant over Bill O'Reilly, who
was accused this week of sexual harassment...
UPDATE: The Cybercast News Service has posted an article
regarding former homosexuals who have switched back to normal and are
outraged that John Kerry would suggest that homosexuality is not a
Report: A message to the homosexual community)...