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June 8, 2013

TUCKER: A lunch not easily forgotten

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Eileen from North Tonawanda sent an email telling of her aggravation after having visited the North Tonawanda City Market.

Eileen wrote: “I went to the Farmers Market on Saturday. I parked on Payne Avenue. When I was done I walked back to my vehicle. As I went to cross Payne at Robinson, a car that was on Robinson (wanting to turn left) beeped his horn at me and told me I better learn how to cross the street. I had the right of way in the cross walking with the red light for cars on Payne to stop. Have they changed the rules of crossing the street and never put it in the paper? Maybe that is something that should be taught again and again.”

Actually, more annoying are the people (all ages) who cross the street wherever they darn well please. Forget crossing at at corner or with the light, they just cross - many on cell phones or texting.

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Friday morning an email from Scotland said that John Dixon died this past week. John had become a long distance friend while searching a couple of years ago for a woman who once lived in his town and moved to North Tonawanda. He sent me a beautiful calendar with photos of Scotland as well as a CD of pictures of Scotland accompanied by music. When he called me at the News, it was fun to hear his brogue, as thick as could be. He’ll be missed. I’m just sorry we never met in person.

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Ben Wiech died this past week. In case you didn’t know him, he was a kind, intelligent and compassionate attorney. A graduate of Bishop Gibbons High School, he went on to receive his law degree then set up his law practice in North Tonawanda where he served clients as he himself would like to be served. Well known for his expertise on the Shroud of Turin, he received awards for his excellent photography. Condolences to the family.

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