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REPORTERS' NOTEBOOK

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), "In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play." . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1776, British forces occupied New York City during the American Revolution . . . In 1789, the U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs was renamed the Department of State . . . In 1857, William Howard Taft, who served as preesident of the United States and as chief justice, was born in Cincinnati . . . In 1940, during the Battle of Britain in World War II, the tide turned as the Luftwaffe sustained heavy losses inflicted by the Royal Air Force . . . In 1949, "The Lone Ranger" premiered on ABC television with Clayton Moore as the masked hero and Jay Silverheels as Tonto . . . In 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev arrived in the United States for a 13-day visit. . . .

As Easy As That

If you'd like your name enshrined

In the annals of the world,

All you have to do is find

A cure for the common cold.

-- Walter S. Slon

WALK ALONG -- Judith Anderson of the Lupus Foundation of Western New York has reminded that the fourth annual walk-along will be held at 9 a.m. Sept. 26 at Como Lake Park in Lancaster. The event will featrure live entertainment, music and a complimentary lunch from the Outback Steakhouse.

Lupus is an inflammatory disease in which the body's immune system goes out of control and attacks the patient's body. Sometimes referred to as the "hidden handicap" because people with the disease may look fine, Lupus is more common than multiple sclerosis or leukemia and can be just as disabling.

Proceeds from the walk-along will go to promote research and provide educational and support services for Lupus patients and their families. For more information about the "Walk to Catch a Cure for Lupus" event, call 835-7161. . . .

Y2K STUFF -- Trudy Ling, proprietor of Olde Eddie's Variety Shop, 276 Main St., Arcade, told Olaf that oil lamps and barn lanterns are among her top sellers along with Drew Candles, which are made in Alden. She confided that she has sold "several cases" of the oil lamps. Her store has a number of unusual and real neat items for sale. . . .

LIP SMACKING TIME -- Barbecue chicken dinners will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Eden United Methodist Church, 2820 East Church St. (off Route 62), in Eden to raise money for the church building fund.

The tab is $6 for adults and $4 for youngsters younger than 12 if bought in advance by calling 992-3168 or 992-4211. Prices are 50 cents higher at the door. The meal will include half a chicken, maraconi salad, baked beans, cole slaw, bread and butter, beverage and ice cream sundaes. . . .

HELEN C. REILLY sent word that the Mount Saint Joseph Alumni Association will hold its annual luncheon at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Protocol Restaurant, 6766 Transit Road, Williamsville. For details, call Jerry Baumler Dunford at 675-9129. . . .

REUNION NOTE -- The Cheektowaga Central High School Class of 1974 reunion will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 9, at Razzberri's Restaurant, 5512 Transit Road, Depew. The tab is $30 per person. Responses are due by Sept. 25 and can be mailed to Sylvia Miller, 379 French Road, West Seneca, N.Y. 14224. Her number is 822-1191. Her fax number is 826-4119. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Tina Juliano, Alex Gniewecki, Donna O'Leary, Amber Siefert, Monica Case, Marian Lauricella, Tom Buczykawski, Mark Lopez, Sarah Noblett, Helen Noblett, Jason D'Anthony, Amy Kornacki, Nicolas Curry, Sammy Medina, Donna Cuddihy, Christopher Burandt, Joe Cocina, Jason Feldman, Mildred Romero, Tom Prohaska, Ashlee Wanamaker, Laura Noblett, Tammie Stumm, Brian Scott Ignaszak, Marjorie Sansanese, Russell Charles Barone, Amy Kot, Tracy D. Daw, Mike McKenna, Annette Kaczmarek, Mary Hudson, Russ Buscaglia.

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