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REPORTERS' NOTEBOOK

OLAF FUB SEZ: "Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness," according to that old sage named Anonymous. . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In A.D. 752, Pope Stephen II was elected to succeed Pope Zacharias. However, Stephen died only two days later . . . In 1743, George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" had its London premiere . . . In 1775,in a speech to the Virginia Provincial Convention, Patrick Henry made his famous plea for American independence from Britain, saying, "Give me liberty, or give me death!" . . . In 1792, Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 94 in G Major, also known as the "Surprise Symphony" because of its crashing chord in the second movement, was performed publicly for the first time, in London . . . In 1919, Benito Mussolini founded his Fascist political movement in Milan, Italy. . . .. In 1933, the German Reichstag adopted the Enabling Act, which effectively granted Adolf Hitler dictatorial legislative powers. . . .

1001 Neighbors
(The Apartment Life Continues)
I like my neighbors -- I really do,

When they say "Honey, how are you?"

I reply with a smile, and "fine!"

Then I go on with that business of mine.

But if they ask me how old I am,

And how much money I earn, I can

Change from pleasant, to slightly less so,

And, I'll try to quickly go. . . .

-- Barb Zubrowski
SECOND'S NOT BAD -- Olaf has been remiss in failing to report that the University at Buffalo cheerleading squad jumped, yelled and pyramided its way to second place among 30 squads in the all-female division of the National Cheerleading Association Competition earlier in the year in Dallas.

Sporting red, white and blue uniforms, the UB team competed against 30 other squads. The UB team brought home a 5-foot trophy and $750 from a major supplier of cheerleading equipment and uniforms.

Two team members, Megan Malizios of West Seneca and Marc Franco of Flushing, had been named "All-Americans" at a camp held last summer by the association. Although Franco couldn't compete in the gender-based category at Dallas, he was able to perform dressed as UB mascot Wooly Bully.

Team members who competed include Megan Malizios of West Seneca, who was named All-American at a camp the association held last summer; Jan Wheeler, Dawn Cline and Amy Zabawa, all of West Seneca; Sandy White of East Amherst; Carrie Metzger, Michelle Shearer and Julie Fiorella, all of Lancaster; Carol Parrinelli, Rochester; Courtney Williams, Canandaigua; Melanie Kloc, Cheektowaga; Dawn Kwietniewski, Hamburg; Lisa Mulkin, Wellsville; Cheryl Schunke, Orchard Park; and Diana Gaylor, Niskayuna. Also on the squad is Eric Fleming of New York City. . . .

A MEETING to obtain addresses of members of the Frontier Central High School Class of 1970 will be held at 7 p.m. April 5 in Cloverbank Elementary School. The addresses will be used to inform class members about a 25-year reunion planned for Aug. 26. Information about class members also may be called in to 947-5253 or 947-5905, according to Susan G. Ferguson, chairwoman of the reunion committee. . . .

REUNION NOTE -- Members of the Grover Cleveland High School Class of 1961 are invited to attend a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Perkins Family Restaurant, 3601 Union Road, Cheektowaga, to help plan a reunion for later this year.

Classmates who cannot attend but want to help or want some information can get details by calling 633-8556 or 684-0969 (after 4:30 p.m.). . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Diane M. Petersen, David Lauricella, Rita Thompson, Annabelle Gavin, Jessie Price, Alison Caputy, Nicholas Palicki, Gertrude Holmes, Tricia Catanzaro, Marcella Sljaka, Joelle Myszka, Nick Carone, Andrew Welka, Florence Stefanski, Joe Simonick, Bill West, Robert Jordan, Alice Powers, Betty Mazurek, Joanne Przepasniak, Linda Bonvissuto.

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