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Buffalo Tracks -- Nov. 28 edition

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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A Buffalo native is working with a group that's keeping a local theater alive in Coos Bay, Ore. Rick Shearer, of the Egyptian Theatre Preservation Organization, was interviewed for a story in The World newspaper.

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Another Buffalo native provides a caring ear for neglected and abused children in Santa Rosa, Calif. Hank Mattimore is known as "Grandpa Hank," according to a piece in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

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A pair of brothers who lived in the Southern Tier and who became pilots in World War II were recently profiled in the Jackson (Tenn.) Sun. Ray and Ralph Warren told the newspaper the war allowed them to realize their dreams.

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A former Wilson resident has written a children's book that came from a long-held story in her family. Suanne Polasky has authored "Trapped!" according to the Shelbyville Times-Gazette.

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A Buffalo native who spent time in prison has turned his life around, according to The (Wilmington) News Journal. Louis Price told the newspaper he owes the turnaround to his family.

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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