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Buffalo Tracks -- Feb. 14

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 one of the business owners helping to create a core of downtown business in a Texas city. Julie Ressell operates a book store with her husband and as well as her own unique toy store in Wichita Falls, Texas, according to the Times Record News.

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A Niagara Falls native who grew up in Las Vegas has become the first player from that area to play for that city's ECHL team. Eddie DelGrosso joined the Las Vegas Wranglers in December, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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A high-school senior who was born in Buffalo has joined a campaign aimed at corporations who use overseas factory labor in clothing manufacturing. Seventeen-year-old Mike Kelley is part of the Youth Labor Committee at his school in suburban Chicago, the Daily Herald.

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A Buffalo native and former City of Tonawanda councilman is running for an elected post in Florida. Thomas J. Christy is running for city councilor in Seminole, Fla, according to the Seminole Beacon.

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A former Buffalo resident was one of several Las Cruces, N.M., residents interviewed by a local newspaper about a recent blast of frigid weather. Kevin Johnson told the Las Cruces Sun-News he lost hot water because his pipes froze, but he was used to surviving difficult weather emergencies.

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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