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REPORTERS' NOTEBOOK

OLAF FUB SEZ: It was Lawrence Durrell who observed, "Truth is what most contradicts itself." . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1721, Zabdiel Boylston performed America's first vaccinations against smallpox on his son, 6, and two servants . . . In 1819, William Clarkson was granted a patent for the first bicycle in the United States . . . In 1959, President Dwight D. Eisenhower joined Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in dedication ceremonies that officially opened the St. Lawrence Seaway. . . .

REUNION NOTES -- Members of the Springville-Griffith Institute Class of 1975 are asked to call Philip Drozd at 592-7046 or Timothy Frank at 592-7643 or 592-2585 for information about a reunion planned for Aug. 4. . . . Maryvale High School's Class of 1980 is planning a reunion for July 14. For more information, call 826-6829 . . . For information about the Lafayette High School Class of 1965 reunion on Friday, July 6, call Ralph Delmont at 874-0315 or Annette LoVecchio Marshall at 873-0061. . . .

AMY L. HACKETT of Arcade is one of 52 Americans recently selected to spend one year studying and working in West Germany as a participant in the 1990-91 Congress Bundestag Exchange Program for Young Professionals. The program, beginning in July, will include a two-month intensive language course, four months at a German professional or technical school and a six-month internship in a German business or industry.

Most of the participants will stay with a German host family for all or part of the year. Amy is a 1988 graduate of Pioneer Central High School and is studying international finance at Pace University in New York City. . . .

FRANK SUSMAN of Depew suggests that "instead of spreading rumors, why not humor. A smile is much more fulfilling than having to eat your own words." . . .

Advice
There's something I must say my friend,

There's nothing God cannot mend.

When a problem comes your way,

Thank the Lord for another day.

-- Mary Mach
ROSANNE MARANTO of Kenmore is trying to locate some "missing" classmates of the Williamsville High School Class of 1965 to tell them about a reunion planned for July 20 and 21. Her number is 876-4010. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Barbara Dirickson, Clinton F. White, Natalie Passmore, Lou Ann Schweitzer, Suzanne M. Maxwell, Fr. Edward Zeitler, Veronica Slowik, Terry Cocina, Ronald Ram, Joe Fitzgerald, Charles Gavin, Sarah Myc, Sue Keane, Paul Burke, Charlie Rusek, Stacey Lock, Walterine Stribling, Bill Paige, Tammie Malone, Dennis Szefel.

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