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Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Seeks Help to 'Releaf' Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The 2006 October Storm destroyed 33,000 trees in our Olmsted Parks. One vote on line per day at the Pepsi Refresh Project website can help the Conservancy win $50,000 to plant 1,000 trees over the next year. 

Just go to www.refresheverything.com/releafbuffalo or text 102378 to PEPSI (73774) to vote today and every day in the month of September. 

Your votes help Buffalo now, and for the future. A single mature tree can absorb carbon dioxide at a rate of 48 lbs. per year and release enough oxygen back into the atmosphere to support two human beings.  

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World's #1 Competitive Eater Devours on Daybreak

Joey Chestnut is #1 in the world.  Since emerging onto the competititve eating circuit 5 years ago, Joey "Jaws" Chestnut has eaten his way to the top. His has set world eating records in chicken wings, hamburgers, asparagus, macaroni & cheese, and more! Plus, he owns the prestigious title of Nathan's Hot Dog champion (it's like Wimbledon to fellow gastric athletes).

Before he competes in this weekend's National Buffalo Wing Festival at Coca-Cola Field, he stopped by Channel 2 to demonstrate his technique, and take on three Daybreakers. 

Here is Joey's website.

Here is info on the Wing Festival.

2010 Curtain Up!

Be a part of the opening of Buffalo's Theatre Season on Friday, September 10, 2010.

Act I ~ 5 pm - 7:30 pm.  Cocktails & Gala Dinner.  For Gala Dinner tickets, call 716-847-0850 or click here!

Blue Light Refreshment Duo Makes Labor Day Weekend Visit to Buffalo

The Blue Light Refreshment Duo will soon leave Refreshment Headquarters for their next mission: Buffalo, New York, hometown of Labatt USA. They’re prepared and ready to visit Buffalo’s most popular downtown destinations on their way to the Buffalo Wing Festival on Saturday, September 4 and Sunday, September 5.

Fans of the famous pair will have a chance to meet the Duo in-person at the Wing Festival, where they will set up their satellite headquarters near the Blue Light Tent.

 Details of their trip plans will be revealed at www.facebook.com/LabattBlueLight over the next week.

“Our Buffalo fans have been asking us to come for a visit,” said the Duo. “As the guardians of refreshment and protectors of good times, we plan on making sure that everyone at the Buffalo Wing Festival has a great time.”

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Univera Reports 127,000 Stroke Survivors in Upstate New York

BUFFALO, N.Y. – About 338,000 adults living in New York state – including 127,250 upstate New Yorkers – reported having survived a stroke during their lifetimes, according to a report released Tuesday by Univera Healthcare.

The Facts About Stroke Risk and Costs in Upstate New York, 2006-2008” also notes that in upstate New York, the average number of adults who reported having a history of stroke was 2.6 percent of the upstate New York population. The average annual hospital discharge rate for stroke in upstate New York from 2006 to 2008 was 253.1 per 100,000, or about 12,400 people each year.

Bidders Clear to Buy Buffalo's Statler Towers

BUFFALO, NY - A Federal Bankruptcy Court judge decided Monday afternoon that a Buffalo businessman has the right to buy the signature structure known as the Statler Towers in Niagara Square.

Earlier this month, Mark Croce and his business partner James Eagan put down a $100,000 deposit for the building under the name "Statler City LLC."  The deposit was accepted under the agreement that they also cover back taxes, utilities, and other costs for an estimated $700,000 purchase price.

Judge Carl Bucki deemed another potential buyer, a California investor known as My Dynasty Real Estate Investments, ineligible.

Judge Bucki said the reason for his ruling was, in part, because particularly in this case, "the court is sensitive to issues of ability to pay."

Another local group tried to purchase the building a year ago but their deal fell through when they could not successfully wrap up the financing.    

Victim in Serious Condition After Saturday Shooting

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Buffalo Police Homicide Detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred around 6 p.m. Saturday evening on Main Street near Glenwood.

A 61-year-old, male victim was shot in the upper body area. He was taken to Erie County Medical Center and believed to be in very serious condition.

Police are investigating.

If anyone has any information they are asked to call the Confidential TIPCALL Line at 847-2255.