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REPORTERS' NOTEBOOK

OLAF FUB SEZ: Temper spoils children, ruins men and strengthens steel. . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1822, scientist Louis Pasteur was born in Dole, France . . . In 1831, naturalist Charles Darwin set out on a voyage to the Pacific aboard the HMS Beagle. His discoveries during the trip helped form the basis of his theories on evolution . . . In 1900, Carrie Nation, who was violently opposed to the consumption of alcoholic beverages, staged her first big "raid" on the saloon in the basement of the Carey Hotel in Wichita, Kan., and broke all the bottles within her reach. The incident was a "smashing" success for the prohibitionists . . . In 1932, Radio City Music Hall opened in New York . . . In 1947, the children's television program "Howdy Doody," with host "Buffalo" Bob Smith, made its debut on NBC. . . .

Holiday Colors

I have red cheeks

And ears and nose

They're from the cold

North wind that blows

If I wear green

Then I shall be

Quite seasonal

Don't you agree?

-- Barb Zubrowski

ELAINE HERETH wrote that members of the Williamsville North High School Class of 1971 who have not received information about a reunion planned for next year are asked to write Donette Reil, Microtype, 3433 West Alabama, Houston, Texas 77027. . . .

ALUMNI BASH -- Alumni of St. Francis High School in Athol Springs will gather Jan. 3 for a post-holiday celebration in the school gym. The party will follow the St. Francis-St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute basketball game, which begins at 7:30 p.m. . . .

WAY TO GO -- "Traveling With a Camera" will be the topic of the Twin Cities Camera Club meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Sweet Home High School, Amherst. A "miniprogram" on color printing basics will precede the regular meeting. Anyone interested in photography is welcome to attend the club meetings, which are held on the first and third Wednesdays. . . .

DR TO BE is the message on a vanity license plate spotted by H.L. of Blasdell, one of Olaf's top operatives. Also spotted by H.L. were GR8SKATE and MAT MAN, which aren't too hard to interpret. A license with ATARI ST obviously belongs to the owner of an Atari ST computer, and IMDENISE might be the message of a person in desperate search for DENEPHEW (boo, hiss), while ITS MIKE and COLDBEER need little or no translation. Keep up the good work, H.L. . . .

SUPER SUPPORT -- Super Duper Stores of Western New York have presented a check to the American Lung Association representing contributions of more than $20,000 in support of Bike Trek '90. The money was raised in conjunction with an area food and grocery vendor network. Fund-raising included a large coupon mailing and corporate sponsorships of bike trek teams. . . .

A RECEPTION will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24, in the Daemen Fanette Goldman and Carolyn Greenfield Art Gallery behind the Daemen College gym at 4380 Main St. in Amherst to mark the opening of the college's annual student art exhibit. Featuring the work of freshmen, sophomore and junior students in the Department of Art and Graphic Design, the exhibit continues through Feb. 8. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Laurie Hannon, Steve Cammarata, Todd Gorlewski, Justin Wnuk, Ray Napierala, Wendy Flood, Bridgett Martis, Judy Kellett, Carol Castiglione, Daryl Andrzejewski, John Sanok, Karen Dubel, William Zokus, Karen Farley, Michael Hooven, Joey Long, Bob Arnold, Buz Comerford, Bill Roloff, Mary Ann Wirth, Mary K. Caie, Mary Qwirk, Paula Hulme, Mike Hulme, Joey McMahon, Tom Scime, Jay Ubaldini, Kerry Morris, Andres Deitz Swenson, Peter Hosken, Steve Bulas, Emilee Woodard, Elaine Ziemba, Samantha Rugg, John Piniewski, John J. Kaniecki.

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