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OLAF FUB SEZ

"Time is the Life of the soul." -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet (1807-1882). . . .

ON THIS DATE -- In 1886, the tuxedo dinner jacket made its American debut at the autumn ball in Tuxedo Park . . . In 1973, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, accused of accepting bribes, pleaded no contest to one count of federal income tax evasion, and resigned his office. . . .

BEANIE BONANZA -- Looking for an original Beanie Baby? Try the Variety Club of Buffalo's Beanie Weenie Roast from noon to 10 p.m. Monday in the Haunted Catacombs in Dick's Plaza, 3637 Union Road, Cheektowaga.

For a $15 donation, visitors get a tour of the catacombs, an original Beanie Baby and unlimited hot dogs and soft drinks. Hundreds of current and retired Beanie Babies also will be on sale. Proceed benefit the Variety Club Telethon.

PICK A PUMPKIN and help teens get jobs Monday through Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Gateway-Longview, a service agency for troubled children, youth and families at 6350 Main St., Amherst. Proceeds benefit the agency's Work Appreciation for Youth Program, which teaches teens how to find and keep a job. Teen employees of the program will be selling those pumpkins. . . .

HALLOWEEN WITHOUT COSTUMES? Now that's scary. That's why the Junior League of Buffalo is making sure that needy children have proper outfits for the holiday. They will collect new and used Halloween costumes in good condition Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. in the Walden Galleria, Cheektowaga. Costumes will be donated to the King Urban Life Center and Children's Hospital.

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TALK ABOUT TRADITION -- The I.J. Paderewski Singing Society will hold its 58th anniversary concert and ball Sunday at 8 p.m. in the Sheraton Buffalo Airport Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. The concert comes first and will feature solo violinist Gregory Docenko and solo pianist Ivan Docenko. The dancing starts at 9:30 when Art Kubera's Orchestra takes the stage. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 824-2000. . . .

OKTOBERFEST ALERT -- Count on plenty of Bavarian atmosphere when the German-American Musicians Association and Sport Club Germania get together to throw an Oktoberfest Sunday from 3 to 10 p.m. in the J.B. Weber VFW Post, 2909 South Park Ave., Lackawanna. A bratwurst dinner and sausage sandwiches are on the menu. Get a dollar off tickets in advance by calling 684-4745. . . .

VALUE ADDED -- "Trash and Treasures" is the theme of the parishwide rummage sale taking place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the St. Francis of Assisi School Hall, 69 Adam St., City of Tonawanda. HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Kelley Ann Murphy, Elsie Katrein, Donna A. Davis, Don A. Robinson, Steve Gedra, John Sasiadek, Irene Aldrich, Dennis McWhirther, Stephen Faber, Ross M. Cellino Sr., Diane Millanti, Gary McPike, Dennis Robida, Diane Wiedemer, Jill Owen, Denise Kiebczak, Lauren Hartmann, Eileen Hughes, Dennis Becker, Abigale Aileen Vivian, Vance Albert Fisher, Mary Jo Przepasniak, Michael Anthony Topolski, Terry Woods Sr., Thomas Everett Jr., Dorothy Nykiel, Cheryl Marszalek, Liz Snyder, Corey Louchley, Tanya Tucker, Robert Bosworth, Sally Marks, Jeffrey Schelack, Buddy Howard, Wayne Paschke, Marianne Lopez, Laura Helminiak, Michele Hejna.

SATURDAY -- William Earthman, Marlana Rosenow, Harvey Hornung Sr., Karen M. O'Meara, Cheryl Saber, Cheryl Saber, Jody Christiansen, Tom Hammond, Angel Thomas, Penny Jo Oleksy, Ron F. Gaudet, Margie Hazen, Ann Durkin, Dorothy Mazurowski, Mark Michalewski, Pat Spencer, Dave Everett, Patrick Bowen, Pat Spencer, Chris Spielman, Kaleigh White, Richard Zaklikowski, Pam Gunning, Mari Ann Branch.

AND SUNDAY -- Mark Engl, Chris Gatti, Mark Coia, Marie Hartman, Edith Bellissimo, Debbie Mervine, Mark DeSimone, Darron Scott Kriegel, Kay Zayac, Kristy Torbicki, Toby Panek, Clara Kujawa, Carole Owczarczak, Jerome Lokcznski, Kristen Leising, Tim Gavin, Diane Mikler, Beverly Cortese, Hail Hemedinger, Bette Fruehauf, Lillie Mitchell, Marilyn Russell, Terry Woods Jr., Maureen Higgins, Phil Martorana, Ceil Fennell, Denise Manns.

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