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Niagara University Designated as a Military Friendly School for 2012

Niagara University Designated as a Military Friendly School for 2012

For the second straight year, Niagara University is among the top 20 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students, according to G.I. Jobs magazine.

By being designated as a “Military Friendly School” for 2012 by the “premier publication for military transitioners,” Niagara’s continuing efforts to provide high-quality educational opportunities to veterans will be nationally recognized. A full story and detailed list of Military Friendly Schools will be highlighted in the magazine’s annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools, and on a poster, both of which will be distributed to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in September 2011.

Top 5 Plays From Week Two

Each week we choose the top five plays of the week from the high school football games that we shoot.

Its difficult because there are so many great plays in each game that we're at but at the end of the week we pick what we think are the top five plays from the week that we have on video tape.

Here are the top five plays from this week.

5) Niagara Falls quarterback Ricky Bailey touchdown run.

4) Albion's Travis Downs returns the interception for the touchdown.

3) McKinley's Darius Alford forces the fumble.

2) Amherst's Brandon Borden touchdown catch.

1) Maryvale's Zack Walkoswki kickoff return touchdown. 

Albion 25- East 0

Buffalo, NY-Albion blanked East Saturday afternoon 25-0 at Johnny B. Wiley Stadium.

 Albion had some special teams troubles, especially on their first two punts in the first quarter. On the first one #32 Jack Nenni couldn't handle the high snap but eventually he picked up the ball and started to run. He took a huge hit from # 52 Maurice Kidd. In the background you clearly hear a player from East yell "welcome to the city." The rest of the highlights belonged to the Purple Eagles.

# 7 quarterback Travis Downs had a big day and he got the scoring started with a 93 yard interception return for a touchdown in the first quarter. Downs was 10 for 20 for 138 yards.

# 44 Pete Nesbit accounted for the other three Albion touchdowns. He carried the ball 10 times for 58 yards. He had a nine yard touchdown run and a 19 yard run as well. He also returned an interception 70 yards for a touchdown.


Niagara County Leaders Team Up to Fight Identity Theft

Niagara County Leaders Team Up to Fight Identity Theft

Identity theft is a well-known problem for individuals. The Federal Trade Commission states upwards of 9 million personal identities are stolen each year in the U.S. and used to fraudulently purchase goods and services.

The fear of identity theft is just as big a problem for businesses, which spend thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars each year in storage fees, document shredding and electronics recycling costs.

This reality doesn't sit well with Niagara County officials, who are now taking steps to safeguard their communities and offset the cost of properly destroying personal records.

Two "Protect Your Identity Days" will be held in September. Residents and businesses can take advantage of free, on-site information elimination on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the North Tonawanda Department of Public Works, and on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the GM Components Holdings parking lot in Lockport.

Farmers & Artisans Supports WNY’s College Community

Farmers & Artisans Supports WNY’s College Community

Farmers & Artisans, a unique Williamsville store offering consumers a personal connection to local family farms, is reaching out to the local college community. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday through November 16, Farmers & Artisans will take part in the University at Buffalo North Campus Farmers Market in the Capen Hall overhang.

“We are bringing apples, pears and fruit juices from Blackman Farm, other local in-season fruits, all-natural bakery items made with organic New York state flour and other local ingredients, and yogurts and dairy from local dairies,” according to Julie

Blackman of Farmers & Artisans. “Meat items will also be available by pre-ordering at the market or at Farmers & Artisans.”

Catholic Charities Hosting Free Information Sessions on Foster Parent Process, Adoption

Catholic Charities Hosting Free Information Sessions on Foster Parent Process, Adoption

A Statement Released by Catholic Charities

9/11/01: Where Were You?

9/11/01: Where Were You?

Share your most vivid memories of September 11, 2001. Add a comment at the end of this story.

Mindy Fuller Hoeh: I was at home, thinking it was a sick joke. I realiesed when I was in the car on my way to work and the first tower fell and the song I was listening to was interupted, that it was no joke I milked cows at the time and we were milking away listening to the planes being grounded and we heard jet engines we freaked out and ran outside I remember my boss carried his shot gun all day we all looked up and saw a fleet of f-16's and big helecopters one of the f-16's tipped his wings I think to tell us everything is ok. This year I'm going to Shanksville with friends to remember.