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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.


OLAF FUB SEZ: According to newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin, born on this date in 1930, “Don’t trust a brilliant idea unless it survives the hangover.” . . . LICKIN’ GOOD – St. James United Methodist Church, 4661 Porter Road, Niagara Falls, will host a Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Dinners are $10, drive-through only. Call 297-6421…

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Irish playwright Oscar Wilde, born on this date in 1854, “I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.” . . . WING IT – South Buffalo Post 721, American Legion, at 136 Cazenovia St., is starting a Wing Night from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight. Chicken wings are 65 cents each, minimum order of …

Gusty winds accompanied by sheets of rain swept across Western New York as a strong cold front moved into the region late Sunday afternoon, downing trees and tree limbs and causing multiple power outages. National Grid reported more than 7,000 customers without electricity shortly before 6 p.m. Largest concentrations of outages were in the Town of Wilson in Niagara Coun…

Professor Howard Stanger from Canisius College, an expert on labor history, is guest speaker at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the IMAGINE Buffalo lunchtime lecture series in the Central Library on Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo. The program begins at noon in the Ring of Knowledge on the library’s main floor with a Great Courses video on “The 1892 Homestead Strike.” …

A staff member from the office of Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, will hold remote office hours from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Mayor’s Conference Room in Dunkirk City Hall, 342 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Reed’s representative will answer questions, gather suggestions and opinions, and provide assistance with issues related to federal agencies, including Medicare, Social Se…

Nearly 400 are expected to join in the ninth annual Pumpkin Run and Fun Walk Sunday on its new course beginning on Main Street in Williamsville. Sponsored by Independent Health, it will benefit Gateway Longview and its behavioral health programs. The 5K race and 1.5-mile walk will begin and end at Gateway Longview’s Lynde School and Residential Campus, 6350 Main St. R…

  The Airport Bridge Club awards extra points at its game at noon today, Saturday, Oct. 14. Bridge Club Meridian has an extra-point game at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16. *  *  *   The Buffalo Spooktacular Regional Tournament begins Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Adams Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., in downtown Buffalo, and continues through to Sunday, Oct. 22. For…

July 21, 1923 – Oct. 7, 2017 Four days before he died, John T. Wozer insisted on exercising. So the physical therapist made a house call to guide the former fighter pilot through leg-strengthening drills. "He wanted to play golf," Greg Wozer said of his father. "He was determined to get out. My dad was restless and frustrated and he did not want to die. He stil…

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to comedian Lenny Bruce, born on this date in 1925, “If something about the human body disgusts you, the fault lies with the manufacturer.” . . . BORN TO SHOP – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8113 (the Chicken Coop), 299 Leydecker Road, West Seneca, will hold its fall flea market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For info, call Janice Misuraca …

March 3, 1943 – Oct. 9, 2017 David A. Karneth, of Amherst, a certified public accountant for more than 40 years, died Monday in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga. He was 74. Born in Buffalo, he attended St. Matthew’s Elementary School and was a 1961 graduate of Kensington High School. Enlisting in the Navy, he served for six years and was assigned to the USS Jamest…

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to comedian and activist Dick Gregory, born on this date in 1932, “You hear entertainers all the time, saying, ‘If I couldn’t get paid for this, I’d do it for free.’ When’s the last time you ever heard a business person say, ‘If I couldn’t get paid for being chairman of British Petroleum, I’d do it for free’?” . . . CHANGE OF…

Children can get a head start on their Halloween candy collections from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the annual Trick-or-Treat Weekend at the Buffalo Zoo. More than 20 trick-or-treat stations will be set up around the zoo. Youngsters, who are encouraged to come in costume, can meet and have their photos taken with members of the Superhero Alliance of WNY, along…

A Buffalo firefighter suffered undetermined injuries battling a blaze Tuesday afternoon in a vacant house in the city’s Genesee-Moselle neighborhood, fire dispatchers reported. He was taken to Erie County Medical Center for observation. The fire in the two-story dwelling at 66 Ernst Ave., off East Ferry Street, was reported at 2:53 p.m. and took more than an hour to e…

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to novelist Elmore Leonard, born on this date in 1925, “If work was a good thing, the rich would have it all and not let you do it.” . . . FALL FEAST – The Newstead Historical Society will hold its annual Harvest Dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday in L. L. Tillman Post 900, American Legion, 9 Eckerson Ave., Akron. Turkey dinners are $15, all you can …

Oct. 29, 1954 – Oct. 8, 2017 Michael John “BoBo” Boland, of Grand Island, a former defenseman for the Buffalo Sabres, died Sunday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Amherst after a period of declining health. He was 62. Born in London, Ont., he played three years of junior hockey before he was picked in the seventh round of the 1974 NHL amateur draft by a…