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REPORTERS' NOTEBOOK

OLAF FUB SEZ: T.S. Eliot noted, "The young feel tired at the end of an action; the old at the beginning." . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1828, Andrew Jackson was elected president of the United States . . . In 1833, Oberlin College in Ohio opened the first fully co-educational college in America with 29 men and 15 women students . . . In 1894, author Robert Louis Stevenson died in Samoa . . . In 1925, George Gershwin appeared as soloist at a concert in Carnegie Hall, playing his "Concerto in F," the first jazz concerto for piano in musical history . . . In 1967, a team of surgeons headed by Dr. Christian Barnard performed the first human heart transplant on Louis Washkansky in Cape Town, South Africa. Washkansky lived 18 days with his new heart. . . .

COLORADO CONNECTION -- When 8-year-old Margaret Early of Amherst finishes up her project on Colorado for her third-grade class at Elmwood Franklin School in April, she'll include a picture of herself with Colorado Rep. Patricia Schroeder, who spoke at the University at Buffalo Wednesday night.

Maggie, who says she picked the state of Colorado for her yearlong project because, "It was the only good one left," had written to Mrs. Schroeder seeking a meeting when she was in the area. But when the two finally met at Alumni Arena, Maggie said she couldn't think of anything to say to Mrs. Schroeder, who did most of the talking. "I'm afraid we both got a shy attack," reported Maggie's mother, Amy. The congresswoman promised to mail Maggie some more information in time for her April 15 report. . . .

THE FINAL PROGRAM in the Barker Historical Museum's "Formal & Folk" recital series will be an evening of chamber music by Esprit Winds at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the museum's Belden Gallery, 20 E. Main St., Fredonia.

Janet Polvino, the organizer of Esprit Winds, has bachelor's and master's degrees in music education from Fredonia State College and is enrolled in the graduate program at Eastman School of Music in Rochester. She has studied with Jeffrey Khaner, principal flutist with the Philadelphia Symphony, and Bernard Goldberg, principal flutist with the Pittsburgh Symphony. She teaches music at Jamestown Community College. Others in the group include John Cross, clarinetist; oboist Deronda Pulliam and Edward Wadin on the bassoon. For more information, call the museum at 672-2114. . . .

ROSEMARIE BOCHIECHIO sent a reminder that the Twin Cities Camera Club has an interesting program planned for its meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Sweet Home High School in Amherst. Bob van Hise, a member of the club, will make a presentation on "Basic Black and White Printing." Manny LoPresto and Ray Sopczuk will follow with a presentation titled "The Magic Box." Club meetings, which are held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, are open to anyone interested in photography. . . .

A WINNER -- St. Amelia School, 2999 Eggert Road, Tonawanda, raised $9,055 to take first-place honors in the recent 1990 Catholic Schools Marathon in which 59 schools participated. In addition, Sister Mary Rachel, principal of the school, raised $1,870 to win first place in the teacher/principal category and Nicholas Aguglia, a first-grader, raised $520 to take top honors as the individual student with the highest amount raised. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Dean Joseph Catalano, Floyd E. Ruda, Jim and Dave Bannister, Jack Zamojski, Jeffrey Awczarczak, Joeylynn Wysocki, Donna Wartinger, Donna Czora, Katie Fitzgerald, Douglas Fox, Miki Coffey Sr., Paul Koszela, Kelly Quigley, Mark Amato, Ellen Smith, Richard Naslund, James T. Morrissey, Frank Olszowka, Ed Cordin, Mary Muszynski, Sue Shaw.

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