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Seven things you should know by 7

Sweet relief

The humidity is gone. So is the heat. You won’t need the air conditioner today, but you’ll want a jacket tonight. Forecasters say it will stay like this for a couple days – highs around 70 or 75, overnight lows in 50s.

New era

Can the former head of Erie 1 BOCES, Donald A. Ogilvie, turn a failing school system into an academic success story? His chance begins when the Buffalo Board of Education meets this evening and does as it’s expected to do, appoint him to be the new interim superintendent.

Promises to keep

Justin Timberlake apologized to Buffalo for postponing his Feb. 22 appearance in First Niagara Center in front of the whole nation on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Tonight, in a sold-out performance, he’ll make good on that promise he made: “We’re going to party. We’re going to party hard. That’s a guarantee.”

Unfinished business

Injury prevention will be part of the drills at a youth football clinic and symposium for players aged 6 to 14 and their parents at 6 p.m. on the Starpoint High School football field, 4363 Mapleton Road, Town of Lockport. Focus will be on “HeadsUp” tackling techniques and concussion awareness. Former Buffalo Bills defensive back Mark Kelso will be featured.

Abramson emerges

Not much has been heard from Jill Abramson, the first woman executive editor of the New York Times, since she was dismissed from her post in May. Today, however, she’s speaking at 10:45 a.m. in the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater, addressing this week’s topic, “The Ethics of Privacy,” and the role of the media in covering privacy issues.


Kevin Kalicki, better known as Kevin K, is familiar locally from the punk-rock group The Toys in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Now living near Tampa, Fla., he’s back in town to play the Thank a Veteran Concert at 7 p.m. in the Forvm in the Maple Entertainment Complex, 4224 Maple Road, Amherst. Part of the proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity Buffalo’s Veteran Build Program. He also sticks around to kick off the new Thursday night series in Central Park Grill, 2519 Main St., which will be taped for “Buffalo Night Out TV” on WKBW, Ch. 7.

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