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Scorecard: The Week's Winners & Losers

The Week's Winners & Losers

Ronan Tynan

The Irish tenor, famous for his pregame renditions of ‘God Bless America’ and the national anthems at Sabres games, was dropped from performing at the Yankees playoff game on Oct. 17 for making an anti-Semitic joke to a real estate agent.

The "Liberal" Media

Some 15 attention seeking tea baggers picketed the Buffalo News on Oct. 17 as part of nationwide Tea Party protests against the supposed leftist media. Someone should let those guys know about Artvoice’s pro gay-marxist-terrorist-illegal immigrant agenda.

Trent Edwards

The Bills’ “franchise” quarterback went down with a concussion in the second quarter of a 16-13 OT victory over the Jets on Oct. 18. Calling backup Ryan Fitzpatrick, who led a Bills offense that despite its best efforts, couldn’t give that game away.

Street Fighting Man

A massive street brawl, involving estimates of 200 people and stretching over four blocks, broke out late night on Main St. outside the Arcadia Skating Rink in Buffalo on Oct. 17. More curious, the fact that roller disco is alive and well, who knew?

Bass Pro Shop

Despite not having signed a legally binding agreement Jim Hagale, president of the fishing and outdoors megastore, reaffirmed his commitment to building the waterfront Shangri-La during a visit to town on Oct. 19. We’ll believe it when the shovels hit dirt.

By the numbers...


Unemployment rate in the City of Buffalo according to figures released Oct. 15 from the New York State Labor Department. Buffalo and Niagara Falls (11.3%) were the only WNY communities to reach double digits. Clarence registered the lowest rate at 6.4%, while Erie County overall came in at 8.3%.


Cost of the initial payment, due Nov. 30, the investment group New Buffalo Statler Redevelopment needs to make in order to close its’ deal for the Statler Towers. The group was granted a second extension to come up with the money after it bought the building at forclosure auction by casting the only bid ($1.3 million).


Approximate number of city homes slated for sale at foreclosure auction next week. As of 3pm Oct. 21, there were 4,694 properties overall, including roughly 1,365 vacant residential lots available due to the owner’s failure to pay property taxes, water bills or garbage and sewer fees.

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