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The Week's Winners & Losers


WikiLeaks released a document set called the Afghan War Diary containing over 91,000 reports on the war there from 2004 to 2010. US officials call it a risk to the mission...just when it was starting to go so well.


Tony Hayward, after infuriating millions for his handling of the gulf oil catastrophe, is out as CEO of BP, allowing him to get his old yacht-racing life back. Were it only that easy for shrimpers on the gulf.


Lewis Hastie Receivables, agreed to pay fines of $125,000 because they “repeatedly harassed and intimidated consumers, including some who did not even owe the debt in question.”


Squirrels have been seen walking on the water in Ellicott Creek Park due to 220 tons of water chestnuts growing in the water. The invasive species cut off sunlight to fish, and make boating impossible, but the squirrels are lovin’ it.

Bass Pro

Tuesday was a rough day for Bass Pro supporters, as a long list of speakers told the Common Council all the reasons they shouldn’t support it. Now the issue’s on hold until September, but after nine years, who’s counting?

By the numbers...


The number of pages in NYS Senator Antoine Thompson’s “Western New York Italian American Heritage” brochure, printed to remind people at the Italian Festival of the history of Italian immigration in our region, and to highlight notable Mario Andretti.


Number of dollars State University of New York Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Scott Nostaja is paid by New York State, starting July 1, 2010. The state paid him nothing prior to that—in his role as Interim VP for University Resources and Chief of Staff for SUNYAB President John B. Simpson.


Number of dollars Nostaja continues to be paid by UB Foundation Activities, Inc., because UBFA won’t disclose that information. All we can know is that they still continue to pay him. In 2008, they paid him $311,602.

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