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Seven by Seven / Seven things you need to know by 7 a.m.

1. The cold case investigation into the 1994 stabbing death of 32-year-old Andie Gasper behind the Ames Plaza off Route 16 in Yorkshire is the subject of tonight's installment of "FBI: Criminal Pursuit" at 10 p.m. on Investigation Discovery Channel, which runs on most Western New York Time Warner Cable systems on Channel 104. The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Cold Case Unit and the FBI cracked the case in early 2010 with the arrests of the victim's wife, Cheryl L. Jenkins Gasper, and her former lover, Randall Delbert Knight. In addition to interviews with investigators, the show talks with the victim's parents and friends.

2. Dogs and handlers have been having their day since Saturday in Allegany State Park in a training seminar sponsored by the National Police Bloodhound Association. Today, outsiders get to see them go through their paces after four days of practicing "Basic Mantrailing." The public is invited to a media day program from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Camp Allegany-Red House area in the park, near Salamanca. It's free, but no pets are allowed, and children must be accompanied by an adult. For information, visit or call the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office at 938-2572.

3. In horse racing, a trifecta is a bet that picks the top three finishers in exact order. The trifecta in the Earth's Daughters Gray Hair Reading Series at 7:30 p.m. in Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Ave., involves three winning local poets -- Lyn Loubere, a longtime member of the esteemed "no name" poetry group; award-winning Nita Penfold, whose newest book, "Landing in Oz," is published this month; and expatriate Nancy Rybczynski, formerly coordinator of Writers in Education for Just Buffalo, now working as a proofreader and artisan jewelry maker in New York City. Donation is $5.

4. The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Compilation CD III premieres in a CD release party studded with Hall of Famers at 7 p.m. in the Hard Rock Cafe, 333 Prospect St., Niagara Falls. Scheduled to perform music from the CD are McCarthyizm, V&E (Paul Varga and Dave Elder), Nelson Starr, the Unity Band, Bob James, Dick Bauerle, Mark Winsick and Willie Haddath. Admission is free. The CD, along with its two predecessors, will be available for purchase at the party, but you won't find them anywhere else. Proceeds benefit the Hall of Fame.

5. For some, hydrofracturing for natural gas production is a hypothetical environmental issue. For residents of the Town of Holland, it's a threat that could invade their homes through their faucets. Everybody in the town gets their water from wells, and there is concern that "fracking" might ruin them. A public hearing will be held at 8:15 p.m. in Town Hall on a proposed law that will toughen drilling standards by requiring anyone drilling for oil or gas to test surrounding water wells before they start.

6. Getting anywhere in Buffalo usually takes 20 to 30 minutes by car, but will it continue to be that way? The League of Women Voters of Buffalo Niagara takes a look at the future of mobility in Western New York in a forum from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. The showing of a video, "Transportation 2050," produced by the Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council, will be followed by a discussion of how to foster sustainable transportation. It's free and open to the public. For info, call 884-3550 or visit

7. Fluid City, the arts, media and lecture series sponsored by the University at Buffalo Humanities Institute, comes all the way downtown to Silo City, the grain elevators at Ohio and Childs streets, for its program at 7:30 p.m. Among the segments presented inside the Marine A Grain Elevator will be "Cargill Grain Animator" by architect and UB grad Seth Amman, who tells the story of the massive Cargill Superior Grain Elevator with stop-frame animation, digital reproduction and historical records. It's free and open to the public.