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State Senator George Maziarz

  • The saturnine George Maziarz (pictured), the state senator from Newfane, is the leading Republican candidate for the Congressional seat being vacated by Tom Reynolds. Reynolds, who served five terms, is the 29th House Republican to decide it’s no fun to legislate when you’re in the minority. If he clears the field of other Republican aspirants, Maziarz will face either Iraq war veteran Jon Powers, attorney Alice Kryzan or businessman Jack Davis on the Democratic side. The district has 179,563 Republicans, 142,021 Democrats and 94,315 independents.
  • A retired Lockport police captain pleads guilty in the unfolding Royal Order of Jesters prostitution scandal. Much more to come on this sordid tale.
  • Strike him from the short list for Hillary’s VP: Bill Richardson will endorse Barack Obama today in Oregon.
  • On March 7, the EPA released a report indicating a slight decrease in US greenhouse gas emissions, which it attributes to weather and the rising price of gasoline, as well as to the use of natural gas and cleaner, renewable fuels.
  • Condoleeza Rice apologizes to Obama for State Department employees snooping around his travel history.
  • Former Symbionese Liberation Army member Sara Jane Olson was released from prison, where she’d spent six years of a 14-year sentence for trying to bomb LA police cars in 1975.