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REPORTERS' NOTEBOOK

OLAF FUB SEZ: It was American author Elbert Hubbard, founder of the Roycroft arts and crafts movement, (1856-1915) who observed: "The love we give away is the only love we keep. . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1796, Cleveland was founded by Gen. Moses Cleaveland . . . In 1812, English troops under the Duke of Wellington defeated the French at the Battle of Salamanca in Spain . . . In 1934, bank robber and killer John Dillinger was shot to death by federal authorities outside Chicago's Biograph Theater . . . In 1937, the Senate rejected President Franklin D. Roosevelt's proposal to add more justices to the Supreme Court . . . In 1943, American forces led by Gen. George S. Patton captured Palermo, Sicily . . . In 1946, Jewish extremists blew up a wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing 90 people . . . In 1975, the House of Representatives joined the Senate in voting to restore the American citizenship of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. . . .

A SCHOLAR -- Divya Srivastava, valedictorian of the Sweet Home High School Class of 1997, has received a prestigious $1,000 scholarship from the National Latin Exam Scholarship Committee. Applicants were those who received gold medals on the National Latin Examination, and as such are among the best Latin students in the country.

"In Classical circles this is a very prestigious award," said Linda S. Wagner, a Sweet Home language teacher. ". . . To the best of my knowledge no one from the Western New York area has ever been the recipient of this scholarship." Divya will attend Yale University in the fall.

ANNUAL LUNCHEON of retired salaried employees of the old Buffalo Axle (General Motors Division) plant will be held Aug. 26 at Fanny's Restaurant, according to John R. Czarnecki, chairman of the reunion committee.

Al Monich, manager of the plant now owned by American Axle & Manufacturing, will be the speaker. Other members of the reunion committee include Frank E. Meyers, Alexander R. Lodwig, Arlyne C. Wind and Anne Meyer. Retirees in need of more information can get it from Anne Meyer by calling 833-6530. . . .

OLD GRADS of St. Agnes School from 1930 to 1940 and the class of 1950 are planning a reunion picnic Aug. 21 at Shelter No. 1 in Cheektowaga Town Park, according to a note from Elmer L. Price, a member of the reunion committee. Call Pearl Owens at 675-3643. . . .

A TEX-MEX PARTY will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 187 Southside Parkway, in South Buffalo. The annual event will feature live entertainment, games for kids, line dancing and "all you can eat." Tickets available at the door will cost $5 for adults and $3 for children. Call the church at 824-4112. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Jason Dougl, James F. Gleason IV, Diane Gardner, Zachary Myers, Michael Quinn, Jonathan McAndrews, Donna Finkenty, Debi Jacobsen, Pam Tartaglia, Arden Florian, Nikki Heinrich, Wally Hughes, Garrett Barnas, Denise Kleinsmith, Dorothy Toms, Larry Connors, Diane Callahan, Kimberly Kulczyk, Greg Ludwig, Diane Northington, Tanisha Gardner, George Wickett, Tim Ring, Kathy Ring, Tracy Truisi, Ed Colpoys, LaSandra Amadi, Joseph Rupert, Gene Fatta Jr, Paul A. Voyer, Carl Martin Fisher, Mary Jager, Arlene Kowal, Dave Irwin.

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