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"If I have done any deed worthy of remembrance, that deed will be my monument. If not, no monument can preserve my memory," said Agesilaus II, king of Sparta (444-360 B.C.).

ON THIS DATE -- In 1929, Black Tuesday hit the New York Stock Exchange. Prices collapsed amid panic selling, and thousands of investors were wiped out as the Great Depression began . . . In 1682, the founder of Pennsylvania, William Penn, landed at what is now Chester, Pa... In 1901, President William McKinley's assassin, Leon Czolgosz, was electrocuted.

Halloween Is Coming
We're getting ready for Halloween.

The frost is in the air.

There are ghosts and goblins, skeletons, too.

Decorations are everywhere!

We carve a pumpkin with a smiling face,

On our porch it has found its place.

Now we wait for children to come to our door

For treats -- this is what Halloween is for!

-- Berta S. Cole
D'YOUVILLE HONORS -- Molly Millonzi Raiser, former U.S. chief of protocol, and Mark Romoff, Canadian consul general in Buffalo, were honored Tuesday by D'Youville College with community service awards during the college's annual Michael F. Dillon Presidential Honors Scholarship Reception in the Buffalo Club.

Mrs. Raiser, a Buffalo native and former teacher at Elmwood-Franklin School, was the U.S. State Department's chief of protocol from 1993 until July.

Romoff, a native of Montreal, has served in the Canadian Foreign Service since 1978, with assignments in Nigeria, Mexico, Malaysia, Canada and Japan as well as the United States.

BOO WHO? -- A safe but scary alternative to trick or treating is the Halloween Haunted House sponsored by the Valley Community Association in the Valley-Carmichael Center, 93 Leddy St. at South Park Avenue. The house will be open for Beggars Night on Thursday and Halloween on Friday. Admission is 50 cents.

MONSTER MASH -- Another antidote to the spooky goings-on will be the Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst, where the celebration Friday at 8 p.m. will take a look at the legend of Frankenstein.

Tim Madigan, editor of Free Inquiry, will speak on the history of the Mary Shelley novel. H. James Birx, professor of anthropology at Canisius College, will examine the symbolism of the Frankenstein film and its relevance to genetic engineering. The program will conclude with the screening of the classic 1931 movie, starring Boris Karloff.

SUPPORT SYSTEM -- Neighborhood Legal Services will offer a pair of free programs entitled "Representing Yourself in Child Support Cases." One is for parents who pay child support and the other for parents who receive support.

The session for those who pay child support will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Part 2 of Erie County Court, second floor, County Hall, 92 Franklin St.

The program for those who need or receive child support will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 5 in EveryWoman Opportunity Center, 583 Niagara St. A Spanish-speaking interpreter will be available for the second program.

BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS -- Lecturer Bonnie Gordon Flickinger will open two programs next week in the Trinity Center, 371 Delaware Ave: The art, architecture and history of Venice, five weeks, begins at 1 p.m. Tuesday; discussions of Dr. Paul Pearsall's book, "Creating Your Own Pleasure," three weeks, starts at 1 p.m. Nov. 6. For registrations, call 852-8317.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Felice Nelson Krycia, Mary Czopp, Jean Palys, Barbara Hrycko, Allan Brooks, George Rasmus, Anthony Zanghi, Todd Fedller, Anita Hoche, Raymond Yohannes, Patricia Kurzanski, Nicole Marie Ference, Tony DiLoreto, Stan Topor, Tim Knerr, Erica Kane, Bridget Nowadly, Peggy Syrek, Pat Frawley, Joyce Schultz, Phyllis Caban, Tim Bowen, Emily Bowen, Justin Steinwandel, Ann Kontos, Katie Diaz, Dorras Cain, David Rickard, Diane Absolm, Alice Janowski, Edward Riemer, Niki D. Flakes, Kathy Tomasik.

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