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Buffalo Tracks -- Nov. 12

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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Buffalo billionaire Robert Rich Jr. is investing in an amateur soccer club in England, according to an Associated Press item picked up in Businessweek. Rich shipped over a scoreboard to the Bedlington Terriers, who play in a town where he has ancestral roots.

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A photographer from Burma who lives in Buffalo was honored as a "peace hero" in Lansdale, Pa. Law Eh Soe is a Burmese refugee and was one of several recognized at The Peace Project/Kids for Peace International Dinner, according to the Lansdale Reporter.

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A Buffalo woman is touring with Sesame Street Live, playing Bert, the Murray (Ky.) Ledger and Times reports. Denise Pajak is in her fourth year on tour with the show.

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The owner of a California sewing-machine shop has a "wall of honor" tribute to veterans in his place of business. Jim Wyllie, who grew up in Buffalo, was featured in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

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A Buffalo native was featured in a North Carolina community newspaper for his work as a scoutmaster. Ron Shaw's son may have aged out of scouting, but he hasn't, according to the South Charlotte News.

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 [email protected].

--Aaron Besecker

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