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Buffalo Tracks -- Oct. 28

In a world where things are a Google search away, people and places with local ties pop up on many corners of the Internet.

People who used to live in the Buffalo area, as well as others who still call this place home, have a habit of making news elsewhere. On an occasional basis, Buffalo News Live will highlight these Buffalonians, whether they're gone or they're still here.

Here's the latest edition of Buffalo Tracks:

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Former area sports broadcaster Brian Blessing is hosting a radio show on sports betting in Las Vegas, according to this piece in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Blessing is in his second year hosting "Sports Book Radio" on KWWN.

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A Buffalo native is running for lieutenant governor in Michigan on the Libertarian Party line. Dr. Erwin Haas has also made numerous runs at public office in the past, according to an article in The Grand Rapids Press.

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A Buffalo couple who moved to North Carolina got some attention for their Halloween decorations. Geraldine Vincent and Ted Boser used to run a produce market here, they told The Star in Cleveland County, N.C.

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A Niagara Falls native is the lead prosecutor in the case against Maj. Nidal Hasan, who is accused in the Fort Hood shootings last November. Col. Michael Mulligan is a University of Tulsa graduate with experience in death penalty cases, according to this piece in The Austin American-Statesman. 

You can check out previous editions of Buffalo Tracks here.

If you know of former Western New Yorkers making news elsewhere, send me an e-mail at abesecker@buffnews.com.

--Aaron Besecker

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