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REPORTERS' NOTEBOOK

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to the late Malcolm Forbes, "If you have a job without aggravations, you don't have a job." . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1745, Oliver Ellsworth, the third chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, was born in Windsor, Conn. . . . In 1863, William Randolph Hearst, American publisher, was born in San Francisco. . . . In 1913, Gideon Sandback of Hoboken, N.J., received a patent for a device he claimed would greatly aid the fastening of clothing. He called it a zipper. . . .

BIG AUDIENCE -- More than 55,000 fans are expected to be in New York's Shea Stadium at 1:30 p.m. Saturday when the Fredonia High School Mixed Chorus sings the national anthem at the New York Mets baseball game. The student chorus will sing several other numbers in the pregame show.

The 94 students, conductor Jack Sternisha and several adult chaperons began a tour in the New York City and Long Island area on Thursday and will return Sunday. Besides performing at Shea Stadium, they will sing in St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan and at Freeport High School on Long Island. . . .

GOING TO GERMANY -- Denice Godwin, 16-year-old junior at Kenmore West High School, has received a $2,500 scholarship from Youth For Understanding to spend the next school year with a German family. Denice, the daughter of Doyle and Linda Godwin of the Town of Tonawanda, will leave in midsummer, when she will be told which German city and which school she will attend.

A twin to Daniel Godwin, she applied for a congressional scholarship at the urging of her German teacher, Catherine Reimers. She is president of her school's German Club and has been taking German for four years. She also plays the flute and piccolo in the pit orchestra and is a member of the school's Community Club. She has a sister, Melissa, 18, a senior.

Denice said she will repeat her junior year in Germany and return to Kenmore West for her senior year. But the additional year in high school will be worth it, she confided. . . .

CRAFT SHOW -- The Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens will sponsor a spring craft show and sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday in the lobby of City Hall, according to a reminder from Cleta Nunn, director of the agency. She said many items will be on display and available for purchase as gifts for Mother's Day. . . .

REUNION NOTES -- The Lewiston-Porter High School Class of 1974 will hold a reunion July 8, 9 and 10. Classmates who have not been contacted can get details by calling 773-6101 or 754-7522 . . . Bennett High School's Class of 1969 will hold its reunion the Fourth of July weekend, starting with a cocktail party at 8 p.m. July 1 at Hooligan's Restaurant and Bar, 268 Main St., Buffalo. For more information on all the activities, call Deborah Clements Cooper at 884-1269, Patty Grey Macaluso at 875-5280 or Barbara Harris Lewis at 886-7478 . . . The Williamsville South Class of 1974 will hold its 20-year reunion July 22, 23 and 24. For details, contact Gary Eckis at 655-2222 anytime . . . Former Goldome employees will hold a reunion May 13 at Marygold Manor. For information, call 691-6049, 668-9361, 648-6663 or 626-0563. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Lt. John Pace, Peter Price, Diane Goupil, Jennifer Antonio, Ken Knapp, Pat Smolarek, Eugene Smaszcz Jr., Thomas Braunscheidel, Sarah Braunscheidel, Rick Lockwood, Nicholas Aldrich, Paula Trimper, Joseph Trimper Jr., Olga Morabito, Timothy Zimpfer, Lillian Castellani, Joe Dabek, Ray Ess, Jessica Kuwik, Brigid Danahy, Sue Kobis, Rev. Donald Armstrong, Andrea Krahling, Judy Janczak, Gary Griffin, Victoria Krause, Sharon Driscoll, Barbara Hillery, Michael Wrigglesworth, Jim Lewis, Wayne Hickok, Bill Mackiewicz.

SATURDAY -- Dr. Robert Hewson, Donna Rettig, Alice Reed, Mildred Morgan, Timothy J. Kennedy, Lois Blount, Sharon Lickfeld, Kathy Cartenuto, Laura Ciavarella, Rick Landsman, Annie Regan, Sarah Gerhardt, Johanna Bence, Mary Kay Slomba, Philip Sadowski, Marcia Przybyla, Dorothy Bembenista, Dennis DeMars, Kristina Marrocco, Helen Krieger, Debbie M. Julglia, Benjamin Ramos, Kristin Skibicki, Jamie Lynn Kowalik, Jason James, April Ersing, Robert Doyle II, Karen Vitello, Ann Lunday, William Moose Hymes, Diane Vogt, Bill Vogt, Justin Krasinski, Kathy Galas, Randy Filer, Jeff Banas, Michael Rudyk, Gertrude LoTempio, Lance Zurek, Rick Landsman, Jim Hourihan, Ed Palascak.

AND SUNDAY -- Jim Stillwell, Rose A. Palano, A. Lois Schrader, Rose Thompson, Rose M. Catalano, John Izzo, Darlene Wagner, Marcia Toczynski, Sophie Zukowski, Leo Schwartz, Alice Przybylski, Terry Paulus, Dorothy Hoffman, Bill Manspeaker, Sis Young, Bonnie Ventura, William Broughton, Marc Catanzaro, Joanne Stetter, John Kranyak, Ann Meyer, Brian Janiszeski, William O. Carter, Kristopher Long, Donald Vogt, James Comerford Jr., Sharon-Lee A. Pieri, Alfred Henderson Jr., Gladys Rivera, Mary Sadewater, Ruth Kozlowski, Tim Loftus, Sharon Hauser, John Heidie.

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