OLAF FUB SEZ: Some people say George
Washington never lied because he had no campaign promises to keep and held no press conferences. . . .
ON THIS DAY -- In 1795, James Knox Polk, 11th president of the United States, was born in Mecklenburg County, N.C. . . . In 1865, Warren Harding, the 29th president, was born in Corsica, Ohio. . . . In 1889, South Dakota became the 39th state and North Dakota the 40th state admitted to the Union. . . . In 1920, KDKA in Pittsburgh began its broadcasting history with results of the
Harding-Cox presidential election. The station, which was on the roof of the Westinghouse plant in Pittsburgh, had failed
the day before in its attempt
to go on the air for the
first time. . . .
FINALIST -- The National Book Foundation has named William Heymen, a professor of English emeritus at Brockport State College, a finalist for a 2004 National Book Award for his book of poems, "Shoah Train."
The book is a collection of more than 70 poems Heymen has written on the topic of the Holocaust. Shoah is a Hebrew word meaning desolation.
The National Book Award is one of the prestigious prizes in American literature. Winners receive $10,000 each and a bronze statue.
Each finalist receives a bronze medal and a $1,000 cash award. Heymen is a 1961 graduate of Brockport State and a professor of English from 1967 until his retirement in 2000. He has received many awards as well as a Fulbright. . . .
FALL BAZAAR -- Seneca United Methodist Church, 2846 Seneca St., West Seneca, will hold a bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 13.
Craft items, baked goods, plants and other items will be available for sale. Food and beverages will also be available. For information, call 674-5225. . . .
HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Eric Reimer, Lauren Sullivan, Derek Kania, Natalie Sobczynski, Shane McNamara, Diana Mura, Florence Sodus, Terrence R. Rooth, Sam Pantano, Ryan Hennigan, Mary Rowell, Gerry Whalen, Jaclyn Law, Anthony Rickard, Mike Dubel, Christopher Stokes, Karen Martek, Jeffrey Walczak, Barb Coyne, Marcy DiPasquale, Rita Burton.