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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v8n47 (11/19/2009) » Section: Week in Review

Seven Days: The Straight Dope From the Week That Was

For once in your life you don’t control something, I do,” US District Judge Gary L. Sharpe snapped at former Senate Majority Joe Bruno, on trial in Albany for allegedly using his influence as one of the state’s three most powerful elected officials to drum up business for an investment firm that employed him as a consultant. Sharpe had overheard Bruno as he muttered something disparaging about the judge’s decision to allow a prosecutor to re-question a witness during the defense’s cross-examination. “You ever do what you just did in the presence of that jury again, which is question any of my rulings, I will take measures to make sure you don’t repeat that,” Sharpe said. “Do you understand me?’’

Scorecard: The Week's Winners & Losers

Were it not for the actions of one crazy old man (no, not Ralph Wilson), the Tennessee Titans’ 41-17 defeat of the Buffalo Bills on Nov. 15 would go down in history as just another embarassing Bills’ self-destruction in just another lost season. However, thanks to the double flying-fingered salute Titans’ owner Bud Adams was captured giving the Bills after the game ended, we now have a new entrant into the Buffalo Sports Villainy Hall of Fame!

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