OLAF FUB SEZ: According to American writer Marcelene Cox, "No man knows his true character until
he has run out of gas, purchased something on the installment plan and raised an adolescent." . . .
ON THIS DAY -- In 1828, Andrew Jackson was elected president of the United States. . . . In 1925, "Concerto in F," by George Gershwin, had its world premiere in New York's Carnegie Hall, with Gershwin at the piano. . . . In 1967, surgeons in Cape Town, South Africa, led by Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the first human heart transplant, on Louis Washkansky. He lived 18 days with his new heart. . . . In 1984, thousands of people died after a cloud of methyl isocyanate escaped from a pesticide plant operated by a Union Carbide subsidiary in Bhopal, India. About 4,000 people died within hours of the leak, and over the years, according to India's government, more than 15,000 people have died from effects of the gas. . . .
TIMELY PAYMENT -- Denise Ligammare, council member of the Buffalo District, New York State Credit Union League, recently presented a check for $23,380 to Nicole Morley, manager of the Pediatric Fundraising Division at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, to be used for the benefit of the pediatric cancer Carly's Club.
Participants in the Credit Unions Care for Kids program include more than 20 area credit unions that collected the money between April 1 and Aug. 31. Under the Care for Kids program, credit unions throughout the state enlist their members in fund-raising on behalf of hospitals and other charitable organizations that assist children.
Credit unions are not-for-profit, member-owned financial institutions. The New York Credit Union League is the trade association for 595 credit unions and their 3.9 million members. . . .
Blue is the color
or the hue;
If mood is the enhancer
Which blue are you?
Cindy Ann Sitterle
BAZAAR TIME -- The public is invited to visit the annual holiday bazaar at Schoefield Residence's Garden Cafe, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fridays, according to Laura Mondello, director of community relations and volunteer services. She said admission is free. For information, call 874-1566. . . .
NATIONAL DEAN'S LIST -- Robert Cunningham, professor of biology at Erie Community College and a teacher in the ECC Advanced Studies program at Cleveland Hill High School in Cheektowaga, has been included in the eighth edition of "Who's Who Among America's Teachers." He is one of five founding faculty members of the ECC biology department. . . .
Angela Nero, Christy Marie Mangano, Karen K. Heck, Mary Liberatore, Norm Liberatore, Gary Damon, Pat Oppenheimer, Rita Derylak, Ann Marie Argo, Diane Bowen, Suzanne Diaz, Tony Connors, Marie Cessario, Ralph Orlando, Marilyn Benshadle, Tiffany Lee, Randy Fredericks, Sharon Brennan, John Tomaka, Cassandra Dabek.
AND THURSDAY -- Rose Theel, Jeff Ross, Amy Byrwa, Dawn Rooth, Mark Fields, Carol Corah, Dinya Ahmed, Kathy Bauld Zawisa, Lily Hart, Kathie Prospero, Jody Kasprzyk, Mike Rickard Jr., Donna Echols Brown, Julie Sharpe.