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REPORTERS' NOTEBOOK

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to English writer Ouida (Marie Louise de la Ramee), "A cruel story runs on wheels, and every hand oils the wheels as they run." . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1812, author Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth, England. . . . In 1931, aviator Amelia Earhart married publisher George P. Putnam in Noank, Conn. . . . In 1943, during World War II, the government announced that shoe rationing would go into effect, limiting consumers to buying three pairs per person for the remainder of the year. . . . In 1964, the Beatles began their first American tour as they arrived at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport. . . . In 1971, women in Switzerland won the right to vote. . . .
Too Tired

Exercise tapes

are lots of fun

So once I am well-fed

I slip one in my VCR

And watch it

from my bed.

-- Diana Notaro
SKATING PARTY -- The Assumption Catholic Church Youth Group is sponsoring a roller-skating party to raise money for the Bryan Lawrence Fund.

The event is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday in Depew Roller Skating Center on Transit Road. Admission to the party is $7, with rentals available. All of the profits will go to fund experimental medical treatment for Bryan Lawrence, a Buffalo youth who is suffering from a brain tumor. . . .

EUCHRE TOURNEY -- The third annual Living Opportunities of De Paul Benefit Euchre Tournament will be held from noon to 6 p.m. March 4 in Whistlestop Inn, 1338 Exchange St., Alden. Admission is $25 per person and includes a buffet lunch and beverages. Prizes for tournament winners are $300 for first place, $100 for second and $50 for third.

Players can register in advance by sending a registration form along with a check, made out to Living Opportunities of De Paul, to Kellly Landahl, Alleghany House, 10814 Alleghany Road, Darien Center, N.Y. 14040.

Payment at the door on the day of the tournament and walk-ins will be accepted. Registrants must sign up in teams of two; because there must be an even number of teams, participation for the last walk-in team may not be possible. Call Landahl at 547-3520 for information. . . .

PORK CHOP TIME -- Helen Pirog of Depew sent word that pork chop dinners, including dessert and beverage, will be served from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 25 in St. James School, 500 Terrace Blvd., Depew. Adult tickets are $6 at the door or $5.50 if bought ahead of time. Children under 12 eat for $4.50. For ticket information, call 683-8518 or 668-4859 (after 4 p.m.). . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Mark Skipper, Katie B. Lewis, Louis B. Morrow, Megan Thomas, David Shannhan, Chuck Schmitt, Ann Victor Lazarus, Lonny Lewis, Tranice Mitchell, Robin Rush, Gloria Prieur, Chelsea Clarke, Margie McMahon Griffin, David Birkemeier, Ken Shisler, Kayla Rose Bosworth, Jeffrey Bosworth, Vivian Galley, Marie Wolf, Matt Hupp, Virginia Borton, Sam Connors, Darlene Dabek, Paul Bajier, Katie DoBucki, Liam Krug, Dernite Kurniak.

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