Shopping Cart Theory, and Practice

An essential tool. An inspiration for artists. A public nuisance. The humble shopping cart has been all of these in the decades since it was invented. But what does it reveal about our character?

#bellingham-wash, #buffalo-ny, #california, #disabilities, #montague-julian, #scientific-american, #shopping-and-retail

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Blue Jays (and Their Fan Cutouts) Play Their Last Game in Florida

The Blue Jays are still barred from playing in Canada, but as they decamp from Florida, their fans — in plastic cutout form — will make the trip to Buffalo.

#ash-lauren, #baseball, #buffalo-ny, #canada, #dunedin-fla, #reid-noah, #toronto-blue-jays

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The Bureaucrat From Buffalo Who Pushed Somalia to the Brink

His bid to stay in office an extra two years, without elections, has led to gunfights in the capital and fears that Somalia is backsliding into a disastrous conflict.

#blinken-antony-j, #buffalo-ny, #mogadishu-somalia, #mohamed-mohamed-abdullahi, #politics-and-government, #somali-americans, #somalia

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Harvey Weinstein to Face Charges in Los Angeles as Early as May

The producer faces more than a dozen counts of sexual assault involving five different women.

#metoo-movement, #beverly-hills-calif, #buffalo-ny, #extradition, #los-angeles-calif, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #weinstein-harvey, #young-lauren

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Court Vindicates Black Officer Fired for Stopping Colleague’s Chokehold

Cariol Horne acted to keep a white officer from using what she saw as excessive force. Fifteen years later, a judge said her firing was wrong.

#black-people, #buffalo-ny, #decisions-and-verdicts, #floyd-george-d-2020, #garner-eric, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #horne-cariol, #kwiatkowski-gregory, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-buffalo-ny, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #ward-justice-dennis-e

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Man Shoved by Officers During Protest Sues Buffalo Police

Martin Gugino, then 75, was pushed to the ground by officers during a protest against police violence last year. A video of the episode, which left Mr. Gugino with a fractured skull, circulated widely online.

#buffalo-ny, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gugino-martin-1944, #losi-john-buffalo-ny-police-officer, #mccabe-robert-buffalo-ny-police-officer, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-buffalo-ny, #politics-and-government, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #torgalski-aaron-buffalo-ny-police-officer

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Grand Jury Votes Not to Indict Buffalo Police Officers Accused of Shoving Protester

The officers had been charged with assault after a widely shared video showed them pushing Martin Gugino, a 75-year-old protester who landed hard on the sidewalk.

#assaults, #buffalo-ny, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gugino-martin-1944, #mccabe-robert-buffalo-ny-police-officer, #police-benevolent-assn, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-buffalo-ny, #torgalski-aaron-buffalo-ny-police-officer

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The Story of John Young, the Original King of Buffalo Wings

His restaurants closed and his glory faded, but a historical reclamation effort is bringing new attention to the secret sauce he perfected.

#buffalo-ny, #content-type-personal-profile, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #entrepreneurship, #poultry, #restaurants, #sauces, #young-john-mack-1934-98

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The Bills Rack Up Wins. Folding Tables Get Wrecked.

Though the team prohibits it, Bills fans are carrying on a new table-slamming tradition deep into the playoffs.

#allen-josh-1996, #buffalo-ny, #buffalo-bills, #football, #national-football-league, #playoff-games, #tables

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A ‘Super’ N.F.L. Playoff Weekend Is Missing Something. Can You Guess What?

No, not Tom Brady. He made it. But the pandemic is forcing teams to keep large numbers of fans away.

#buffalo-ny, #buffalo-bills, #cleveland-browns, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football, #national-football-league, #pittsburgh-pa, #pittsburgh-steelers, #playoff-games, #stadiums-and-arenas

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Nurses Are Anxious and Angry in 2nd Wave: ‘We’re Not Prepared’

“We’re worse off in some ways than we were in the beginning,” said one nurse about the lack of workers and resources at her New York hospital.

#albany-ny, #albany-medical-center, #buffalo-ny, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #hospitals, #montefiore-medical-center, #new-rochelle-ny, #new-york-state, #nursing-and-nurses, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #strikes, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Cuomo Tries to Jolt Public by Warning of Overwhelmed Hospitals

The governor makes a sharp strategic shift to persuade New Yorkers to take the coronavirus seriously as infections surge across the state.

#buffalo-ny, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #disease-rates, #new-york-city, #new-york-state

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2nd Coronavirus Wave Hits Buffalo Area ‘With a Vengeance’

The positive test rate in Erie County has remained above 5 percent for almost two weeks.

#buffalo-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #disease-rates, #erie-county-ny, #new-york-state, #shutdowns-institutional

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Buffalo Diocese Accused of Yearslong Cover-Up of Sexual Abuse

The state attorney general said in a lawsuit that two former church leaders helped shelter more than two dozen priests accused of harming children.

#attorneys-general, #buffalo-ny, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #james-letitia, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes

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N.Y. Judge Mark Grisanti Shoves Buffalo Police Officer

The white New York State judge invoked his friendship with the mayor and ties to the police, raising questions about whether his status and race were factors.

#black-people, #buffalo-ny, #commission-on-judicial-conduct-nys, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #grisanti-mark-j, #police-department-buffalo-ny, #politics-and-government, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

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80-Year-Old Is Killed After Asking Bar Patron to Wear Mask

The man was shoved to the ground and hit his head after confronting another patron at a bar in upstate New York, the police said. The case is one of the first of its kind in the state.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #buffalo-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lewinski-donald, #masks, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sapienza-rocco-d-2020

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Ricin Suspect Threatened to Kill Trump Over Re-election Campaign, Prosecutors Say

The woman was found with a loaded gun and knife when she was arrested on Sunday while trying to enter the United States from Canada.

#buffalo-ny, #canada, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #ferrier-pascale-cecile-veronique, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #justice-department, #presidential-election-of-2020, #ricin-poison, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Blue Jays Can’t Play Games in Canada Because of Pandemic

Canada’s immigration minister said repeated cross-border travel among players and staff members posed a health risk. The team is likely to play the regular season in the U.S.

#baseball, #buffalo-ny, #canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #major-league-baseball, #stadiums-and-arenas, #toronto-ontario, #toronto-blue-jays

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The Protests Are Working

In New York and elsewhere, street demonstrations are leading to police reform.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #brooklyn-nyc, #buffalo-ny, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #garner-eric, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #graham-ramarley, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #state-legislatures

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Trump Falsely Targets Buffalo Protester, 75, as ‘Antifa Provocateur’

The president attacked Martin Gugino even as the activist was in the hospital recovering from a head wound sustained when the police shoved him to the ground.

#antifa-movement-us, #black-lives-matter-movement, #buffalo-ny, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gugino-martin-1944, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #trump-donald-j

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2 Buffalo Police Officers Charged in Shoving of 75-Year-Old Demonstrator

More than 100 police officers, firefighters and other supporters crowded outside the courthouse in Buffalo to protest the assault charges filed against the officers.

#aaron-torgalski, #assaults, #buffalo-ny, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #martin-gugino, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #robert-mccabe

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Buffalo Police Officers Suspended After Shoving 75-Year-Old Protester

The protester, who was seen on video motionless on the ground and bleeding from his ear, was in serious condition late Thursday.

#buffalo-ny, #cuomo-andrew-m, #erie-county-ny, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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A Family Business Survived One Pandemic. It’s Determined to Do It Again.

A small Buffalo manufacturer has had to trim its staff and spending. But its fourth-generation owner says: “We will take care of everybody.”

#buffalo-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #eastman-machine-co, #epidemics, #factories-and-manufacturing, #family-business, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business, #stevenson-robert-l, #stevenson-trevor

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John Pfahl, Photographer Who Played With Landscapes, Dies at 81

Long before Photoshop, he manipulated landscapes with everyday objects, and found beauty in compost piles and other peculiar places.

#art, #buffalo-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #eastman-george-museum-rochester-ny, #pfahl-john-a-1939-2020, #photography

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In Case of Blizzard, Do Nothing

A snowstorm rewards indolence and punishes go-getters, which is why it’s the best natural disaster there is.

#buffalo-ny, #snow-and-snowstorms

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