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July 25, 2013

Sound Off published July 25

Tonawanda News — To the person that wrote into Sound Off published July 8 complaining of the dog poop at Niawanda Park: It’s not dog poop it’s goose poop and duck poop. I don’t think geese or ducks cary poop bags. The people walking their dogs clean up their animal’s poop. I have seen them. Living in an apartment with a dog I enjoy walking in parks and worry that people complaining without the facts will cause laws preventing us from doing so. 

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Can the city mow the weeds in Buffalo Bolt Commerce Park? They insult Oliver Street with their annual photo op “clean up the street” days but don’t take care of their own property so it is presentable. And when will they make the weed patches in the Manhattan Street parking lot look welcoming to those who park there. Such an embarrassment for Canal Fest visitors to see. You’d think they’d at least get it done in an election year.

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I remembered a cute story about Canal Fest last night. It was the late 1980s and while at work, a breaking news story came over the radio. People were calling the Tonawanda and NT police departments to report a UFO sighting over the downtown area. The radio station picked up on the story and sent their traffic helicopter out to see what it was. Of course they didn’t find anything. That evening, as my mother and I were walking over the Renaissance Bridge, I glanced up and saw something in the sky at a distance. As it slowly came closer, I announced that it must be the UFO. As we watched, it became clear that it was a hamburger-shaped hot air balloon with a Burger King ad on it!

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Here we have Eric Holder on stand your ground, let’s see him run away from a bullet, let’s see him get pummeled by somebody and walk the other way. 

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