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Dress Up Time on Daybreak: Ready for Halloween

It started in 1901 in Buffalo, and George and Company is now thriving in the Eastern Hills Mall in Transit Road. They specialize in costumes, so this is their busiest time of the year. On Monday's Daybreak, Kevin O'Neill tried a few new looks.

Here is the phone number for more information on George and Company: 633-0711.

Youthful Bulls Looking For Big Year

A year ago the UB Bulls won 18 games. This season they are much younger so new leadership will have to emerge if the Bulls are improve on last year's win total.

Two huge keys for the Bulls this season will be juniors Titus Robinson and Mitchell Watt. In their first two season's there were more upperclassmen around to provide the leadership they are expect to provide this season. Head coach Reggie Witherspoon told Stu Boyar that Robinson and Watt are enjoying "not having to defer" to older players as the Bulls opened practice this weekend.

Robinson told Stu that the younger players are picking things up really fast. Robinson and Watt know there is pressure when at times they'll be expected to put the young team on their backs and carry it. "There is a little bit of both, the pressure that goes with being a leader, and the challenge of it too" Watt told Stu.

Clarence 48 - West Seneca West 21

The Red Devils raced past West Seneca West 48-21 to finish out a perfect 7-0 regular season.

Early in the second quarter Red Devils QB #11 Zachary Lauricella hit #19 Thomas Zimmermann to push the lead to 28-0. 

West Seneca West QB #9 Brandon Hasfurter would lead the Indians back down the field and hit #1 Mike Jones for a touchdown to make it 28-7.

Clarence would answer again as Lauricella hit #80 James Phillips for another long touchdown to push the lead to 35-7.

Lauricella finished the game 7-of-11 passing for 254 yards and four touchdowns.  Clarence's Will Fitzhenry caught three of those passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns.

It's the first time the Red Devils have been 7-0 since 1998.  Clarence will be the top seed in Class AA South to start the Section VI playoffs.

Western New Yorkers Invited to Give the Gift of Warmth during PJ Round-Up

Girl Scouts across Western New York are collecting new, warm clothing items to give the gift of warmth to those in need this season.  The Girl Scouts of Western New York and The Summit Federal Credit Union and teaming up onceagain to present the PJ Round-Up.  This community service initiative for Girl Scout troops in Buffalo, Batavia, Lockport and Niagara Falls provides new warm pajamas, slippers and robes for women and children living in area shelters. 

Donations will be collected through November 30 at Western New York Summit branches, Girl Scout Service Centers in Depew, Lockport, Niagara Falls and Batavia, Eastern Hills Mall and the East Amherst Enterprise location.

Annunciation School to Host Ice Cream Social & Book Fair

Annunciation School, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, will host an Ice Cream Social & All American Book Fair from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 20, in the school. The event is open to students and families. Members of the community who are interested in learning more about the school and parish are also encouraged to attend.

Books will be available for sale, as well as delicious ice cream sundaes for only $1. There will also be a pumpkin decorating contest, and children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes. Pumpkins entered in the contest should be decorated at home. If you would like to light up your pumpkin, please use a non-flammable light source.

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.

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.