Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York on October 21, 2015 · Page Z1
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Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York · Page Z1

Rochester, New York
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015
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BILLS IN LONDON With Sal Maiorana KEVIN’S OLYMPIC ZONE VIN’S YMPI C C C ZONE Kevin Oklobzija is the D&C’s writer in Sochi. Istopped at the McDonald’s in the press center for a quick chicken wrap and two minutes later it was as though Justin Bieber walked in. A camera crew barged in to film the arrival of a distinguished-looking three-person contingent. Employees grabbed their smartphones, taking and/or posing for pictures. ¶I stared; I felt like a fool because I had no idea who these men were. Was it President Putin’s top aide? The IOC President? The king of Saudi Arabia? I joined the photo frenzy. ¶Then I learned they were the guys in charge of McDonald’s European restaurants. Delete. ¶Luggage arrived! Life is good. ¶An absolutely gorgeous day. Walked back from the hockey arena without a jacket or sweatshirt. ¶Opening Ceremonies are over. It’s Game On. FUN FACT According to McDonald’s European web- site, the company has more than 7,500 restaurants in 38 European countries. There are more than 400 McDonald’s in Russia. The first and busiest is in Moscow’s Pushkin Square. Fast food fury Email: Twitter: @kevinoDandC ack at the start of the New Year, avid Leggio reminded the Rochester mericans of how he used to play when tended net for them the previous two ears. he man who was named Amerks eam MVP in each of those seasons topped 20 of 21shots as the Bears de- eated Rochester in Hershey. riday night, Leggio was pretty good again in his return to Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester Community War Memorial, but his team didn’t give him much help and Rochester cruised to a 4-1 victory in front of an announced crowd of 7,149. “I’ve seen a lot of those before, I can tell you that,” said Amerks coach Chadd Cassidy, referring to several acrobatic saves Leggio made among the 29 he was credited with. “I take my hat off to him, Amerks send Leggio, Bears to defeat Maiorana writer HOCKEY NIGHT The matchup: Amerks vs. Grand Rapids Griffins (affiliate of the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings). Time/place: 7:05 p.m/First Niagara Center in Buffalo. Tickets: Range in price from $15 to $25. Records: The Amerks are 23-16-3-3. The Griffins are 29-15-2-2. Radio: WHTK-AM (1280). SeeAMERKS,Page10D OCHI, Russia — As mishaps go, it asn’t such a big deal that the only pening Ceremony glitch Friday night kick off the Sochi Games was a snow- lake that was supposed to turn into an lympic ring but failed to open. iven all the talk about security, ter- rorism threats and malfunctioning hotel rooms leading up to the Winter Olympics, a little prop malfunction didn’t seem like much of a big deal. And it certainly didn’t dampen the mood in Sochi now that the Games are finally here. There were cheers and national pride as locals marveled at Sochi’s transformation from sleepy resort into the inter- n ational spotlight, and they particularly d elighted in the telling of Russian history during the ceremony , which featured b allet, theater and poetry alongside mil- i tary might and the race to outer space in the 1 950s. Some in the crowd cried dur- i ng the Moscow Sretensky Monastery Choir’s singing of the national anthem. eworks light the sky over the Fisht Olympic Stadium as the Olympic flame is lit at the end of the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi inter Olympics on Friday. PETER PARKS/GETTY IMAGES op malfunction the only setback at grand Opening Ceremony Wolken oday SeeOLYMPICS,Page 5D Sal’s London coverage sponsored by

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