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OLAF FUB SEZ -- We older people have great faith in the young. Look at the debt we are leaving them to pay off. . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1735, Paul Revere was born in Boston . . . In 1752, flag maker Betsy Ross was born in Philadelphia . . . In 1785, the Daily Universal Register, which later became the Times of London, published its first issue . . . In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring that slaves in rebel states were free . . . In 1901, the Commonwealth of Australia was proclaimed . . . In 1902, the University of Michigan defeated Stanford in the first Rose Bowl game, 49-0. . . .

Let the New Year bring

All the best of everything

And may the coming days

See you showered with praise . . .

In whatever you choose to do

May the kindest of faces smile on you

A sincere toast to you and yours

For all the contentment that love assures,

God grant you all you're praying for . . .

Regarding years, may you have many more!

-- Sean O'Leary
THE DEADLINE to enter the seventh annual National Writing Contest on the Holocaust is Feb. 22, according to Sam Eskenazi of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council. The contest, which received 4,300 entries from 47 states in 1990, is open to all students in grades seven through 12 and will be judged in two divisions. Division I is for grades seven and eight and Division II for grades nine through 12. The subject for 1991 is "What Are the Lessons of the Holocaust for Americans?"

First-place winners and their parents will receive a trip to Washington, D.C. Second-place winners will receive a framed art-work copy from the collection of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, which is under construction on the National Mall in Washington.

The format is open. Entries may be fiction or non-fiction and may be written as prose, poetry or drama. Entries must not exceed 2,000 words and must be typed or printed, double spaced, on one side of the page and accompanied by a title page containing the student's name, grade, home address and telephone, school name, address and telephone number, and the teacher's name.

Entries must be mailed to U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, 2000 L Street, N.W., Suite 588, Washington, D.C. 20036. . . .

GOOD EXERCISE -- Paul and Shirley Rzepkowski sent word that in addition to making friends, square dancing "burns up to 500 calories per hour." Rzepkowski, a well-known Western New York caller, said open houses for persons interested in learning how to square dance will be held from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday and again Jan. 10 by the E-Z Movin' Squares, Eggertsville United Church, 3400 Sheridan Drive, and Monday and again Jan. 14 by the Frontier Whirlers Singles and Couples Club at 169 Heritage Road in Tonawanda.

Admission is $3. For more information, call 834-0244. . . .

A FREE PROGRAM on "Herbs, Inside and Out," will be featured during the public meeting of the Friends of the Orchard Park Library at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27, at 4570 S. Buffalo St. Mrs. William Georgi will tell how to cook, use and grow herbs organically. . . .


HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Marlene Palermo, Allayne Barnum, Doug Page, Peter Nowadly, Becky Roloff, Alex Miklos, Becky Milks, Philip Kurzanski, Jerry Porter, Janell M. Kaniecki, Terry Hoeckh, Tony Pietruszka, Kathy Flanders, RoseAnn Hojnacki, Mary Peacock, Philip Kurzanski and Florence Starzynski Jarzynka.

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