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Dale Anderson has been a Buffalo News staff reporter since 1968. He was the chief rock and pop writer for 20 years and helped establish the weekend entertainment magazine Gusto. Original manager of singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco -- first four years, first five CDs, set up the independent thing. He is also a competitive duplicate bridge player since 2005 and is currently a Ruby Life Master.

Jan. 30, 1948 – March 16, 2017 Eugene E. “Geno” Fix, a founder and owner with Buffalo Airport Taxi, died unexpectedly Thursday in his Lancaster home. He was 69. Born in Buffalo, the fourth of five children, he attended Our Lady Help of Christians School, was a 1966 graduate of Bishop Neumann High School and earned an associate’s degree from Erie County Te…

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to comedian Chico Marx, born Leonard Marx on this date in 1887, “If they’ll just put a good two-iron, a golf bag, a pack of gin cards and a beautiful blonde in my coffin, they can send it anywhere they want.” . . . WINNERS WANTED – More than 200 baskets, gift certificates and gift cards will be the prizes Friday evening in the Great Basket…

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Pulitzer Prize-winning children’s author Phyllis McGinley, born on this date in 1905, “A hobby a day keeps the doldrums away.” . . . LEGAL POINTS – A Canisius College alumnus will return as guest speaker in a discussion of “State and Federal Obscenity Trials of James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ ” at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Regis Room in …

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to playwright Henrik Ibsen, born on this date in 1828, “Money may be the husk of many things, but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintance, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or happiness.” . . . A Happy Face Smile, It’s the best style For living day b…

Though spring arrived today at 6:28 a.m., it won’t seem much different from winter. Forecasters say today will be dreary, with cloudy skies and a high of about 40. After a few rain and snow showers overnight, Tuesday should see a bit of improvement, with sunshine and slightly warmer temperatures, but it won’t last. The thermometer is due to drop down through th…

Dec. 31, 1924 – March 18, 2017 The Rev. J. Donald Monan, the Blasdell native who, as the longest-serving president of Boston College, transformed it into one of the leading Catholic colleges in the nation, died Saturday in Weston, Mass. He was 92. Boston College had debt of more than $30 million and an endowment of just $6 million when Rev. Monan became its 24th pr…

Dec. 16, 1922 - March 11, 2017 Wells E. Knibloe, a prominent Buffalo attorney, died last Saturday in his Buffalo home after a brief illness. He was 94. Born and raised on his family’s dairy farm in Fillmore, he was a graduate of Fillmore Central High School and was drafted into the Army while attending Houghton College in 1943. He served at Aberdeen Proving Grounds…

Next week will see unit championship games, awarding extra master points, at local ACBL sanctioned bridge clubs. They include Bridge Club Meridian’s game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 20, all games at the Bridge Center of Buffalo from Tuesday, March 21, to next Saturday, March 25, and all games at the Airport Bridge Club from Monday to next Saturday. The Airport Brid…

Jan. 23, 1933 – March 13, 2017 Dr. Paul Himmelsbach Potter, 84, an obstetrician and gynecologist, died unexpectedly Monday in Buffalo General Medical Center. He was a Buffalo native, and graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover. Dr. Potter also attended Princeton University and McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam…

Feb. 28, 1925 – Feb. 25, 2017 Harold C. Steinwachs, retired accounting supervisor at the Ford Stamping Plant in Woodlawn, died Feb. 25 in Spring Hills Hunters Creek in Orlando, Fla., after a short illness. He was 91. Born in Buffalo, he attended Blessed Trinity School and Bennett High School. He was a graduate of Fosdick-Masten Park High School. An Army veteran …

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to singer and pianist Nat King Cole, born Nathaniel Adams Coles on this date in 1919, “People don’t slip. Time catches up with them.” . . . THINK BIG – Old Falls Street USA is inviting artists to design a mural celebrating the 125th anniversary of the City of Niagara Falls. The mural, which will cover three 8-by-4-foot wooden panels in the…

Bright sunshine poured into metro Buffalo late Wednesday - putting an end to what, for many, was the biggest snowstorm of the winter. Officially, at Buffalo Niagara International Airport in Cheektowaga, the storm total was 19.6 inches. The sudden appearance of the sun was a pleasant surprise on a day that began with blustery winds and more of the constant snow that …

OLAF FUB SEZ: Thought for a snow day from the man on the $20 bill, President Andrew Jackson, born on this date in 1767, “There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it.” . . . SECOND CHANCE – Weather forced postponement of Tuesday night’s free talk by author and historian John Koerner about his book, “The Secret Plot…

This snowstorm just won’t go away. After setting a record Tuesday, it’s kept piling on, adding 3 to 5 inches more overnight and promising another couple of inches today before it finally stops tonight. “It’s right on target,” National Weather Service meteorologist Aaron Reynolds said Tuesday evening. “We’re getting what was forecast.” Along with th…

Snow, cold temperatures and the prospect of blowing snow have prompted Buffalo Public School officials to close city schools again Wednesday, spokeswoman Elana Cala reported Tuesday night. Numerous other school districts across Western New York have looked at the weather forecast and have taken the same action. The Buffalo Board of Education also canceled its regular m…