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Chris Lee Faces Minimal Opposition

By BRIAN TUMULTY
Gannett Washington Bureau

GREECE, N.Y. - Freshman Rep. Chris Lee from the Buffalo suburb of Clarence is the New York version of a safe Republican member of Congress.

Lee is facing only token opposition from Democrat Phil Fedele of Greece, who is not actively campaigning in the race for the state's 26th Congressional District seat.

"I'm hoping a portion of it is because of what we did the last 21 months,'' Lee said in an interview last week during a visit to the American Rock Salt mine in the Livingston County community of Groveland, where he highlighted his agenda for helping American manufacturers.

Lee credits his outreach to constituents with helping him to avoid becoming a target for Democrats.

He's also shied away from partisanship. He follows the Republican line on important policy issues without attacking his Democratic colleagues.

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Mercyflight Called to Clarence Crash Scene

CLARENCE, NY - Mercyflight was called to the intersection of Main Street and Goodrich in Clarence on Tuesday morning following a two car crash.

New York State Police say a driver drifted into the other lane, colliding with another vehicle.

The driver of the car that drifted into the opposite lane was flown to Erie County Medical Center with leg injuries. She has been identified as Renee Schweitzer, 41.

The driver of the other vehicle was taken to ECMC with leg injuries. He was identified as John Kennedy, 39. He had a young boy in the car who was not hurt.

Schweitzer has been charged with failure to keep right.

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a ’98 Dodge Neon with 97,000 miles. A few days ago while driving, I noticed that the battery light was on and all the gauges were going crazy (up and down). This happens only when the vehicle is in motion. I tested the battery and it’s good. What’s causing the problem?

Louis from Baltimore, MD

Recruitment Event for Software Quality Assurance Professionals

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- If you have software testing experience, don’t miss out on the chance to meet with the hiring managers from our Quality Assurance team. We are currently hiring for multiple positions:

- Manager, Quality Assurance and Test

- Software Quality Assurance Testers

- Software Quality Assurance Leads

- Senior Test Automation Engineers

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is located at 257 West Genesee St. in Buffalo. Free parking is available in our visitor’s lot. The recruitment event is Thursday, October 14, 3–7 p.m. We offer alternative work solutions, comprehensive benefits, competitive compensation, a state-of-the-art health and fitness center and more.

For information on these and other career opportunities, visit our website.

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Recycled Computer Project to Help Foster Kids in Buffalo

We’re constantly looking to support new ideas help that promote the concept of smart technology reuse in our community, while providing meaningful learning opportunities and jobs for people right here in Buffalo.

We think we’ve found one we can support...

In October, we’re supporting a $25,000 grant project that looks to provide refurbished computers to foster kids in the Buffalo area. Winners are chosen through an internet voting process that only takes minutes to do. Visit any of the links below to register and cast your vote each day throughout the month of October...

http://www.refresheverything.com/computerstokids

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Buffalo-ReuseIT/139224436102360

You can also vote with your cell by texting 102851 to (Pepsi) 73774     

Join Farm Sanctuary in the Celebration FOR the Turkeys in Watkins Glen

Every single year thousands gather their families for Thanksgiving, for the large meal, and later, the food induced coma. Sadly, every year thousands of animals needlessly die for the above mentioned tradition.

Last year was my first Thanksgiving without a turkey on the table, and I will tell you, it was the most amazing, filling, delicious meal I have ever eaten, and yes, I still wanted to nap shortly after eating. I admit, I can't wait for this years Thanksgiving to come! This year I am thankful for many things, I am thankful that I chose to consume a more compassionate diet over a year ago. I completely changed my lifestyle, and have reaped the health benefits of doing so. I have met only amazing people on my journey, and I am proud to call them my friends. Most importantly, this year I will be one of many attending the Celebration For the Turkeys in Watkins Glen, and for that I am grateful!

Holiday Dinner Dance Featuring Jack Civiletto & The Pyramid Band to Benefit Pet Connection

Tickets are now available for a Holiday Concert/Dinner Dance featuring Jack Civiletto & The Pyramid Band that will take place from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, December 4, at the Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Proceeds from the event will benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc., a special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla.

Tickets are just $25 per person and include dinner, entertainment, a basket auction and raffles. A special door prize of four Disney one-day park hopper passes valued at $544 will be given away. Tickets for the event are presale only and can be ordered by calling the shelter at 652-0192.