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OLAF FUB SEZ: It was French author and critic Andre Gide (1869-1951) who advised: "Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it." . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1634, Maryland was founded by English colonists sent by the second Lord Baltimore . . . In 1913, the home of vaudeville, the Palace Theatre, opened in New York City . . .

Or Coin It?
Most of our mail asks for money,

But even if it grew on trees,

To donate sufficiently

We'd have to strip the branches.
-- Walter S. Slon
KELLEY MAYBERRY of Wheatfield is driving a brand new 1998 Saturn SL-2 car because a man who said he was in a hurry stepped in front of her in a line of people waiting to buy raffle tickets to benefit the March of Dimes.

Ms. Mayberry picked up her car at Saturn of Clarence, Inc., 5535 Transit Road, Tuesday evening. The first prize she won was a one-year lease of the car donated by West Herr Automotive Group. The prize was one of the features of the recent March of Dimes Gourmet Gala at the Hyatt Regency in which celebrity chefs, including Scott Bieler and Kathy Lasher of West Herr Automotive Group, prepared favorite dishes. The event raised $250,000.

Michelle Pfister, community relations woman at Saturn of Clarence, called Ms. Mayberry to make arrangements for delivery of the car. Ms. Mayberry, who bought the raffle ticket at her office, didn't attend the gourmet gala. When told her ticket had been drawn, she said she wanted to thank the man who stepped in front of her. Otherwise she wouldn't have bought the winning ticket and would still be driving her 1994 pickup truck. . . .

RETIREMENTS -- Terry Coughlin and Harry McClain, who spent much of their combined 70 years in the Buffalo Fire Department working together on Ladder 12, retired together Saturday.

Coughlin, a captain, retired after 36 years. McClain, a firefighter, was on the job 34 years. . . .

FOOD AND JAZZ -- Ebenezer United Church of Christ will hold its annual ham dinner and jazz ensemble concert Sunday at the church, 630 Main St. West Seneca. The Jazz Ensemble will perform at 1:30 p.m. and dinner will be served from 3 to 7 p.m. Pre-sale adult tickets are $6 and at the door, $6.50. Children 7 to 12 will pay $3 and children 6 and younger eat free. For more information, call 674-4566. . . .

INTERACTIVE MURDER -- Hilbert College's Student Government Association is sponsoring a dinner theater performance of "Murder by the Book" at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Campus Dining Hall on the Hamburg campus, 5200 South Park Ave.

The play, written by Paul R. Pierce and performed by the national Repertory Theater of America, calls for audience participation as each member of the audience gets to guess the murderer's identity. Tickets, at $15 per person, include dinner and the show. Seats may be reserved by calling the college Office of Student Life. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Russell Campise Jr., Maryann Lewecki, Tena Cino, Cindy Smith, Addie Hoerner, Michelle Wesolowski, Peggy Klodzinski, Katie Schaumloeffel, Cassie Hammersmith, Michael Jafari, Mary Smith, Candi Feltz, Mary Jean Ryan, Cathy Schaff, Howard Hornblass, Nakia Johnson, Felicia Dobbins, Maurice McDuffie, Dwayne McDuffie, Betty Hummel, Mercedes Koehler, Frank Gregorski, Scott Truisi, Tina Mulvenna, Jake Przybylo, Mary LoCurio, Kelsey Bartosz, Alice Bartosz, Susan Krantz, Sr. Mary Benedette, Josephine Bongiovanni, Theresa Maciejewski, Samuel Tiranno, Sean Fettes, Derek Fettes, Kelsey Bartosz, Bill Rindos, Tommy Grabowski, Barbara Wisniewski, Bill Rindos Sr., Henry Miller, Tom Lates, Dee Rudnick, D.J. Granville, Ruth Stack, Joyce Krzype, Johnny Frandina, Kyrsten Bauer.

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