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REPORTERS' NOTEBOOK

OLAF FUB SEZ

Thought for Today: "To think is to speak low. To speak is to think aloud." -- F. Max Mueller, German philologist (1823-1900).

ON THIS DATE -- In 1947, Air Force test pilot Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager became the first person to break the sound barrier as he flew the aircraft built in Buffalo, experimental Bell X-1 rocket plane over Edwards Air Force Base in California. . . . In 1960, the idea of a Peace Corps was first suggested by Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy to an audience of students at the University of Michigan. . . . In 1964, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Selected Philosophy
Will to grow -- will to go,

Will of youth -- will for truth,

Will to learn -- will to earn,

Will to share -- will to care,

Will to love -- all of the above.

-- Daniel M. Kublitz, Kenmore
GHOULS AND GOBLINS will lurk in the the 1820s Le Roy House from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31, Halloween Night. The haunted house will be sponsored by the Le Roy Historical Society, which operates the museum on Route 5 in the village 30 miles east of Buffalo. It will cost adults $1 and children 50 cents to be frightened. . . .

FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT accompanied by pumpkins, cider and doughnuts will be offered during the Halloween season at Holiday Hollow, a Tudor-style Halloween village in Pembroke. Programs include a talking pumpkin show, a haunted forest walk, an outdoor stage show, haunted hotel, autumnal crafts, fortune-telling and games. Admission is $5; $4 for children ages 2 to 6. Children under 2 are admitted free. Holiday Hollow is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October weekends and the Columbus Day holiday. . . .

A LOOKER -- License plate on a Saturn seen recently in Orchard Park: "I SELL M 2." . . .

HOLIDAY CHEER -- A chance to brighten the holidays and comfort those who need it most will be offered again this year at area gift and card stores, following a kick-off exhibit in Cheektowaga. Buffalo Holiday Cards, combining local scenes and Christmas seasonal themes, will be sold to benefit the Hospice Foundation and two other charities. Last year's card sales raised $2,500 for local organizations. The original art work for the cards, produced by Photographics II of Elmwood Avenue, will be displayed at the Borders Books and Music store on Walden Avenue near the Galleria Mall on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The display and card sales will be part of Borders Benefit Days for Hospice Buffalo, during which a portion of all store sales will benefit the hospice organization. Card sales at all stores throughout the area this holiday season also will benefit the Buffalo Green Fund and the Elmwood Planters neighborhood beautification project, said Don Zinteck of Photographics II . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Dennis Sherk, Divine Garlia, Tony Marszalak, Geniveive Thompson, David Murphy, Tony Starzynski, Esther Wilcox, Gary Cordier, Loretta Battaglia, Tom Farry, Nancy Scarafia, Neil McKeague, Richard Graf, B.F. Tomaka, Amy Starkweather, Amy Harrington, Harry Manolopoulos, Roseanne McGovern, Pauline Wrest, Dom Trunfio, Zorena Reese, Ian Sabadasz, Dennis Pietraszewski, Mike Rajewski, Geg Sabadasz, Stan Rajewski, Joel Sabadasz.

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