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OLAF FUB SEZ: It was American author Catherine Drinker Bowen (1897-1973) who admitted: "I speak the truth, not so much as I would, but as much as I dare; and I dare a little more as I grow older." . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1775, in a speech to the Virginia Provincial Convention, Patrick Henry made his famous plea for American independence from Great Britain, "Give me liberty, or give me death!" . . .In 1956, Pakistan became independent within the British Commonwealth. . . .

Road Rage!
Road rage; kill, kill, kill!!

One more obscene gesture

And I will, will, will!!

-- Diana Ganson Becker
PLACE TO BEE -- The Western New York Honey Producers Association will hold a workshop from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdayin East Aurora Presbyterian Church, Main and Paine streets. Nick Calderon will speak on "Bee Research at Cornell University." The workshop is open to the public. Cost is $6 per person. For information, call 535-7030. . . .

MARIA CERAULO sent word that books are being accepted for the 44th annual book sale sponsored by the Buffalo Branch of the American Association of University Women. The sale will be held June 10 to 14 at a site to be announced.

"In addition to books, we are accepting magazines CDs, records, audio and video tapes, puzzles and games," she said. "No encyclopedias, textbooks or weekly magazines are accepted. All donations are tax-deductible."

Grace Blackstone is coordinator of the book sale this year. Funds raised from the sale, which is Western's New York's largest annual used book sale, support scholarships, educational loans, grants and special projects. To donate, call Karen Noonan at 688-0987. . . .

MASTER CARVERS -- The Lancaster Historical Society will present a free program on the brothers Richard and Albert Lippich of Bowmansville at 2 p.m. Sunday in the museum, 40 Clark St. The Lippich brothers were master carvers of wood and stone. They had a shop on Genesee Street that featured ceramic and glass productions as well as their own wood carvings.

Louis Schmitt of Clarence Center will show slides of the brothers and their work. Monsignor Walter Kern of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bowmansville will show his collection of drawings and models of carvings.

The Lippich brothers carved the woodwork at the University at Buffalo's Lockwood Library, the chapel restoration at Old Fort Niagara and the First Presbyterian Church on Symphony Circle in Buffalo, according to Judith Martin of Williamsville. . . .

FOR ALL SEASONS -- Dr. Bonnie Gordon Flickinger will teach a course, "A Garden for All Seasons" from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, April 15 to May 13, in Buffalo State College's Lifelong Learning Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave. The course will include French gardens as well as English, Scottish, Italian, Polish and Viennese landscapes. Also featured will be the planning of gardens that will bloom eight months of the year in Buffalo. For registration and fees, call 878-5906. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Diane M. Petersen, Philomena Gallagher, Ann Lauricella, Ryan Brown, Nick Carone, Mary Zdrowak, Rita Thompson, Tony Coppola, Adnanne Flonano, Mark Maddox, Anita Beyea, Mikhail Lamburg, Rachel Griffo, Nancy Pettys, David Lauricella, Chris Newell, LaShante Peoples, Jesse Price, Joyce Przepiora, Samantha DiStasio, Jeff Marsowicz, Bertha Nawrot, Ann Ward, Joel Carter, Jillian McCullagh, Cheryl Ann Oddo, Daniel McGrath, Maria Hynes, David William Reif, Annabelle Gavin, Alice Powers, Bud Everingham.

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