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OLAF FUB SEZ: It was American humorist "Josh Billings" (Henry Wheeler Shaw, 1818-1885), who reported: "I have lived in this world just long enough to look carefully the second time into things that I am most certain of the first time." . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1779, John Adams was named to negotiate Revolutionary War peace terms with Britain . . . In 1939, Warsaw, Poland, surrendered to invaders from Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union during World War II . . . A Rainbow

I wish upon a rainbow,

On every single hue,

and hope with my entire heart,

that my one wish comes true.

I wish upon its colors,

that shine so bright.

And if a single hue was missing,

it wouldn't look quite right.

The key is harmony,

it's the way each color blends.

If only the world could be a rainbow,

then we could all be friends.

I wish we could learn a lesson,

from those colors in the sky.

Together we could find world peace.

The least we could do is try.

-- Keri Frederick

FRUIT SALE -- The Kenmore East High School Band is selling Florida Indian River oranges and pink grapefruit along with "Gourmet Smoked" turkeys until Oct. 8 to raise money for the band's annual trip.

The fruit and meat will be arriving on the weekend of Nov. 19 and delivered to the buyer's door. For more information, call John Hathaway at 874-8402, the school's number. . . .

FOOD DRIVES -- Cheektowaga Brownie Troop 17 and Daisy Troop 1890 from the Pine Hill Service Unit have been busy in sponsoring two food drives to help the flood victims of hurricane Floyd.

The troops, part of the Buffalo and Erie County Girls Scout council, are working with the Coastal Carolina Girls Scout Council to help victims in an eight-county area. The first food drive was held Friday at Pine Hill Primary School on 1635 East Delevan Ave. Cheektowaga and the second one is today at Union East Elementary on 3550 Union Road.

On Friday, the girl scouts will load a tractor trailer truck that has been donated for their use by Cook Moving Systems, part of United Van Lines. The food will be distributed by The National Guard. The troops are accepting donations of clothing, blankets, non-perishable food items, school supplies, baby supplies and household items. For more information, call troop leader Amy Pieroni at 896-9430. . . .

FAWN DAY -- Pati Vacanti sent word that Fawn Day will be observed from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Northern Whitetail Scents, 4206 Quarry Road, in Warsaw. "Bring the kids and come see the fawns. You may even get a chance to bottle feed one," she said. For more information, call 786-0539. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Cindy Nogle, Rose Baratta, Cynthia DeMarco, Paul Norton, Peg Papaj, Norm Griffin, Roger Rooth, Marie Rooth, Bob Hartmann Sr., Stevie Chauby, Terri Kalata, Michelle Franczyk, Kathleen Webber, Josephine Sgalia, Susan Cozzi, Maureen Flood, Agnes Nixon, Betty Comerford, Breanna Schreiber, Tim Myc, Tricia Schumacher, Tillie Melson, Jeanne Kacurk, Mary Jerge Farrell, Rose Baratta, Joey Jacobbi, Robert F. Bamrick, Susan Cozzi, Eileen Ryan, Kathy Wilson, George Lausted, Ken Tomporowski, Melissa Curtin, Nancy DiBeardino, Rita Russo, Tammy Grinko, Nick Gianantonio, Kathleen Braven, Joan Wachowiak, Leigh Ann Simonick, Madison Ford,

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