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August 18, 2013

GLYNN: Bolivian, age 123, tops Grand Island resident

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Tonawanda News — For the record, Collins’ district includes the 12 towns and five villages in Niagara County and the City of Lockport.

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DOUBLE STANDARD?: A local senior citizen recently flying from Buffalo to Seattle discovered the rules are different, whether you’re in New York or Washington state. Signs at the Buffalo-Niagara Airport stated that passengers 75 years and up did not have to remove shoes for the security check. Despite the offer to prove his age, he was instructed by an abrasive Transportation Safety Administration agent to take off the shoes. On the return trip from the Sea-Tac Airport in Seattle, the same passenger was politely reminded by the TSA officer not to bother taking off the shoes. 

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SOUND ADVICE: Overheard: “The best thing to do when you wake up in the morning is just don’t get out of bed” — a customer at Donatello’s Restaurant, Third Street, after listening to a report that drinking upwards of four cups of coffee per day could shorten your life. 

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TRIVIA: Answer to Thursday’s question: the New York World’s Fair was held in 1964 and 1965.

Contact Reporter Don Glynn at 282-2311, ext. 2246.

Contact Reporter Don Glynn at 282-2311, ext. 2246.

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