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Scorecard: The Week's Winners and Losers

The Week's Winners & Losers

Pipe Dreams

Developer Rocco Termini unveiled an ambitious plan on Apr. 22 to convert the derelict Statler Towers into a utopian community with a charter school, hotel and senior housing. The pricetag: $150 million. Why not just say you want to build it on the Moon?

Fuzzy Feelings

In an Apr. 24 email Carl Paladino explained his reasoning for forwarding racist and pornographic images as “...your friend on the other end of your computer wanted to send you a smile.” Yea, nothing makes us smile like a horse sodomizing a woman :-)

Everlasting Bitterness

Another Buffalo Sabres Cup Run-neth aground on Apr. 26, the good guys losing in six games to the Boston Bruins. We won’t to say the Bruins played a better series because frankly, they still suck. So go to hell Boston—Signed, the Week in Review.


UB officially launched its’ new Center for Prevention of Bullying Abuse and School Violence on Apr. 27 with a symposium on protecting your lunch money. We kid, we kid. Let’s hope this finally spells some good news for the socially awkward.

State Employees

In an attempt to help close the $9.2 billion NY budget deficit, Gov. David Paterson asked the state legislature on Apr. 27 to furlough up to 100,000 state workers one day a week. The move would save approximately $30 million per week.

By the numbers...


Millions of dollars allocated by the Erie County Legislature for cultural agencies and non-profits in 2010 currently being held by Exec. Chris Collins. Collins’ sent staff to the legislature on Apr. 26 to reaffirm his plan to withhold funding until next March.


Number of reported cases of Gonorrhea per 100,000 teenagers (15-19 year-olds) in Western New York—the highest of any state region—according to a report released Apr. 27 by Excellus BlueCross/Blue Shield. The study found WNY’s incidence of teenage gonorrhea to be 46% higher than the New York state average and by far the most prevalent sexually transmitted disease in the state.


Number of jobs expected to be created at the General Motors River Road plant in the Town of Tonawanda thanks to the production of a new V8 engine. The move—which would also preserve an estimated 300 jobs—was announced on Apr. 27 and is the largest part of a $890 million investement to produce more fuel efficient engines and revive assembly lines.

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