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Herman Hollerith - PEOPLE COUNT

  Herman Hollerith, American inventor, born February 29, 1860 in Buffalo, New York, and educated at Columbia University, devised a system of encoding data on cards through a series of punched holes. This system proved useful in statistical work and was important in the development of the digital computer. Hollerith's machine, used in the 1890 U.S. census, "read" the cards by passing them through electrical contacts. Closed circuits, which indicated hole positions, could then be selected and counted. His Tabulating Machine Company (1896) was a predecessor to the International Business Machines Corporation.

Local Fitness Instructor Named Ambassador to Sports Legacy Institute

Primordial Strength Inc. President Steven Helmicki of East Aurora was recently named a Sports Legacy Institute Ambassador. The mission of the Sports Legacy Institute is to advance the study, treatment and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups. SLI was founded in 2007 to “Solve the Sports Concussion Crisis,” and in 2009, SLI launched programs to also serve military veterans. 

Dr. Peter Gambacorta Appointed Medical Director, Pediatric & Adolescent Sports Medicine

Peter L. Gambacorta, D.O., has been appointed Medical Director, Pediatric & Adolescent Sports Medicine, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

A native of Western New York, Dr. Gambacorta graduated cum laude from SUNY at Buffalo, during which he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. He subsequently earned his Master of Science degree at Roswell Park Cancer Institute from SUNY at Buffalo. Dr. Gambacorta earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and his internship and orthopedic surgery residency training at South Pointe Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Healthcare System.

Pet Connection Releases Holiday Wish List

You can add a little joy to the holidays this season by making a donation to Pet Connection Programs Inc. from their holiday wish list. Pet Connection, founded in 1984, is a special care and maternity animal shelter located at 12935 Williston Road in Marilla.

Items on the wish list include the following:

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a 2006 Ford F150 pickup truck. A while ago you answered my question about the fuel gauge sticking. I'm now having the same problem. If I rock the truck and put it back into park, then the gauge works. If I am correct, you said this was a result of too much sulfur in the gas and there is an additive that can used to resolve the problem. I can't remember what additive to use. Can you help me out?

Don from Jasper, IN

Don,

First Niagara, City Leaders Unveil Larkin Improvements

News from Buffalo Niagara Enterprise

In a classic example of the strength and effectiveness of public/private partnerships, First Niagara Financial Group CEO John Koelmel joined Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and local developer Howard Zemsky this week in unveiling $2 million in streetscape beautification in the Larkin District.  Stretching more than a half mile along Seneca Street between Larkin Street and Fillmore Avenue, the improvements included new streets, sidewalks, bike lanes, curbs, landscaping, lighting, benches, bus shelters and cross walks.

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a ’91 Lincoln Town Car with the 4.6-liter V8. While I was driving home the other day the accelerator seemed to slip past its normal position a little too far. From then on, it accelerates very slowly and will not kick into overdrive when the accelerator is depressed all the way to the floor. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Lucas from Keosauqua, WA