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REPORTERS' NOTEBOOK

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to American educator and psychiatrist Thomas Szasz, "Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse." . . .

ON THIS DATE -- In 1797, composer Franz Schubert was born in Vienna . . . In 1917, Germany served notice that it was beginning a policy of unrestricted submarine warfare . . . In 1950, President Harry S Truman announced he had ordered development of the hydrogen bomb . . . In 1958, the United States launched Explorer I into orbit . . . In 1987, discount airline People Express flew its last flights before merging into Continental Airlines . . . In 1988, the Washington Redskins beat the Denver Broncos, 42 to 10, to win Super Bowl XXII. . . .

REUNION PLANNED -- Jean Holzerland Smith reports that efforts are being made to contact all the members of the Bennett High School Class of 1950 to tell them about a reunion to be held in October. For details, call her at 832-5006 or Barbara Kelly Bartels at 834-9690. . . .

LADIES ONLY -- Members of the Rosary Hill College Class of 1964 will hold an "informal" reunion at 4 p.m. Sunday at the home of Judy Kuznia Farr at 148 MacArthur Drive in Amherst, according to Pat Burns McClain, who was class president. She said the school, now Daemen College, was not coed when she graduated. She said members are asked to "bring a snack to share" at the meeting. For more information, call 634-2969. . . .

TO GOTHAM -- Buffalo ceramic artist Neil Tetkowski has an exhibit opening Tuesdayin the Frank Caro Gallery in New York City. The creator of 40-inch clay discs and other large-scale art, Tetkowski has sent his work to galleries in New York, Chicago, Washington and overseas in Poland, Japan and Taiwan. . . .

SADDLE UP -- An Italian dinner and an evening of square dancing is being planned by the Buffalo-Western New York Council for International Visitors at 6 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Parkside Lutheran Church hall. Reservations can be made at the council office in Suite 114 of the Hotel Lenox. . . .

Bowling Thoughts
Off to the bowling lanes I go,

In sun, rain and snow.

Dreaming of strikes

Maybe twelve in a row.

Spares are welcome,

Gutter balls, nay,

As my ball rolls that-a-way.

-- Dorothe Fratini.
THE G-NOTES will provide the music for dancing at the Father Justin Council 5670 of the Knights of Columbus "Polish Nite" Feb. 17, according to Al Zasowski, publicity chairman for the event. Doors will open at 7 p.m. at the Council's hall at 2735 Union Road in Cheektowaga and serving will begin at 8 p.m. The live band will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. For tickets or more information, call 897-0932 or 684-1636. The $10 admission includes beer, pop and Polish food. . . .

FIFTY YEARS of continuous membership in the National Railway Historical Society was achieved recently by Albert D. Kerr, national director of the organization for the Niagara Frontier Chapter.

The society is the nation's largest rail enthusiasts' organization and has more than 150 chapters in 42 states. Many of its 17,000 members help operate excursions and museums, preserve rail-related equipment and buildings and write and publish railway articles. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Michael Taylor, Joyce Hellmann, Joe Sasiadek, John C. Graves, Mary Frances Matarresi, Ralph Rezenk, Charlie Krantz, Frances Krantz, Anna Scheu, Brian Kehoe, Chuck Sonntag, Dick Noe, Barbara Braden, Tammy Galbo, Shannon Urban, Karen Helak, Gary Helak, Joe Kibler, Shannon Wieliczko, Sharon Wirth, Paula Colburn.

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