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REPORTERS' NOTEBOOK

OLAF FUB SEZ -- "History is the propaganda of the victors," according to Ernst Toller, German poet and dramatist (1893-1939).

ON THIS DATE -- In 1849, author Edgar Allan Poe died in Baltimore at age 40. . . . In 1868, Cornell University was inaugurated in Ithaca. . . . In 1954, Marian Anderson became the first black singer hired by the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

AWARD FOR DISABLED -- The County Office for the Disabled is requesting nominations of disabled employees who have demonstrated exceptional job performance, with six awards to be presented Oct. 20. Nominations, including a letter of recommendation and the nominee's name, address, disability, telephone number and place of employment, must be sent by Friday to the Office for the Disabled, 95 Franklin St., Room 625, Buffalo, N.Y. 14202 or faxed to 858-8072.

REUNION NOTE -- The Lackawanna High School Class of 1948 will hold a reunion meeting at 7:30 tonight in the high school, Room 115. The committee welcomes any former classmates. WALK OR RUN -- Wellsville's annual Ridgewalk and Run will be held Oct. 19, with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. at Routes 417 and 19. Shuttles will transport participants to and from the starting points for each event, including 2.2-, six-, nine- and 14-mile trail walks and 3.1- and 7.5-mile runs. For beginners, the 2.2-mile walk covers the all-paved first leg of the popular six-mile walk.

Sponsored by the Wellsville Chamber of Commerce and Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the events will follow trails atop the highest ridge in Western New York. All events will end at a common finish line, with a food tent, prize drawings, clinics, art booths and entertainment. The 3.1-mile and 7.5-mile awards will be given out at 2 p.m. Call the Chamber at 593-5080. . . .

FEELING DEPRESSED? -- Free depression screenings will be offered as part of a program on the causes, symptoms and available treatments for depression from 7 to 9 a.m. Thursday in the Strozzi Building of the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, 400 Forest Ave. Participants will hear a brief talk, complete an anonymous written screening test and have the opportunity to discuss results of the test with a mental health profession.

SUPER COUPONS -- Entertainment '98 coupon books are out, with a new supply of discount offers for area restaurants and businesses. Those acquired at the YWCA of the Tonawandas, 49 Tremont St., North Tonawanda, during business hours weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, will benefit family services at the Y. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Alma Watts, Anthony John Catalano, Kayleigh Roncone, Gary Roncone, Barbara Crumpley, Betty Kulpa, Paul Krzyzynski, Laura Krukowski, Tori Schull, Wayne Larkin Jr., Ty Gaines, Phil Tocke, Nancy Yancey, Sandy Parker, Henry Newbigging, Joe Betz, Cleatrice Hinshaw, Gussie M. Simmons, Ronald Jakubowski, Marge Myers, Zachary Tattenbaum, Luala Reisch, Jerry Brookins, Anne Fellows, Helen Foore, Helen Mieszczak, Beth Pratt, Mike Matlock, Cindy Setter, Pat Collins, Neil Milks, Mike Ruiz, Hank Kozak, Colleen Marie Healy, Katie Spencer, Scott Wyler, Pat Thurston, Maureen A. Long, Tina Gallo, Gladys Dohstaff, Nicole Weslowski.

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