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OLAF FUB SEZ: It was French author Victor Hugo (1802-1885) who observed: "Men hate those to whom they have to lie." . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1881, Chester A. Arthur was sworn in as the 21st president of the United States, succeeding James A. Garfield, who had been assassinated . . . In 1973, in their "battle of the sexes," tennis star Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3, in the Astrodome. . . .

Fall Flower

Have you heard

That mums the word

To brighten up the season

With its colors on parade

As summer fades?

There is no better reason

To plant them now

To take a last bow

Before the ground is freezin'.

-- Rose A. LaJudice

FOR BEST FRIENDS -- The second annual Best Friend Walk-A-Thon will be held Saturday at the Amherst Campus of the University at Buffalo Bike Path.

Registration starts at 11 a.m. and the "paw off" for the 1.5-mile walk will be at "approximately" noon at St. Rita's Lane. A minimum of $20 in pledges must be raised and brought to the registration booth in the form of cash, checks or money orders made payable to Second Chance Shelter.

The walk-a-thon is sponsored by Second Chance Sheltering Network, Inc., and The Petwise Stores. All proceeds will benefit the animals at the Second Chance Shelter. Each walker and each dog will receive a prize. Rain date is Sunday. For more information, call 652-6051 or 668-3400. . . .

TROOPERS HONORED -- Two respected members of the New York State Police will be honored with a retirement dinner at 5:30 p.m. Friday in Samuel's Grande Manor, Clarence.

The honorees are Senior Investigator Gary D. Butt, a 34-year veteran, and Senior Investigator John J. Ciccone, a 35-year veteran.

Tickets are available from Investigator Chris Mesi at 851-2317, Investigator Roger Hamilton at 941-9300 or Senior Investigator George Brown at 343-2200. . . .

GOOD SCOUTS -- Girl Scouting isn't just about cookies and camping. These days Scouts are helping others by working in soup kitchens, visiting the elderly in nursing homes, helping build houses for the needy and planting trees and flowers.

The Niagara County Council of Girl Scouts is holding open recruitment for girls who want to learn about the outdoors while being active members of their community, according to Ruth Crehan, director of adult development/membership. Girls ages 5-17 and adults who would like to volunteer their time can get details by calling the membership office at 434-6212. . . .

SUCCESSFUL SHOW -- The West Seneca Police Benevolent Association and the West Seneca Rotary raised more than $7,000 for college scholarships through an antique & classic car show Sept. 5. The PBA raised $5,000, while the Rotary raised $2,000 through its food court. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Jimmy Colern, Dick Rohm, Tom Kunz, Richard Regan, Steven Granelli, Jeremy Lindstrom, Ceil Ebert, Dan Sikorski, Jane Kuczmarski, Sue Murray, Ann Harman, Sue Steinmetz, Elizabeth Catherine Ziminski, Gary Hiemenz, Donald Gavin, Brendon Scherer, Dick Rohn, Jacqueline Bridge, Gregory M. Michalek, Helen Kwapich, Betty Ratchuk, Julie Daniels, Joseph Castiglia, Peter Sheehan.

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