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REPORTERS' NOTEBOOK

OLAF FUB SEZ: American author Eudora Welty has observed, "Out of love you can speak with straight fury." . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1512, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon sighted Florida. . . . In 1794, President George Washington and Congress authorized creation of the U.S. Navy. . . . In 1836, the first Mormon temple was dedicated in Kirtland, Ohio. . . .. . . In 1968, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man to orbit the Earth, died in a plane crash. . . .

A SPAGHETTI DINNER and sleep-out to raise funds and gather food and clothing for the homeless will be held tonight at Medaille College, Parkside Avenue and Route 198.

Tickets for the all-you-can-eat dinner in the Campus Center, from 6 to 8 p.m., are $5 for adults and $3 for children, with children under 6 eating for free.

Afterward, a number of students and staff of the college will sleep outside in cardboard boxes as a way of raising awareness. Monetary, food and clothing donations may be made throughout the sleep-out in front of the Campus Center, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Proceeds of the spaghetti dinner and donations received during the sleep-out will benefit Hearts for the Homeless, a mobile ministry that distributes food and clothing to people in need. . . .

Poetic License
What to give me for a gift?

By now you surely should know it.

A vanity plate implying

that the driver is a poet!

-- Diana Notaro
REOPENING of the Town of Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society Museum, 100 Knoche Road, for the 1998 season is scheduled for 2 p.m. April 5, according to a note from Joan M. Gerstman, secretary.

She said a highlight of the reopening will be an appearance by Dr. Robert Silsby. He will autograph copies of his new town history book "Settlement to Suburb." Silsby is a former social studies teacher at Kenmore West High School. The event is free and open to the public. . . .

REUNION NOTE -- For details about a reunion June 20 for members of the Pine Hill/Cheektowaga Central High School Class of 1958, call Carol Herkey Moore at 656-1063 or Lou Pennella at 689-7843. . . .

KNEAD BREAD -- Grand Island's Cheryl Janowsky wowed students, staff and faculty Tuesday at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa., with a "bread-baking performance" in the Campus Center.

A senior at the college, Ms. Janowsky is an environmental studies major minoring in art in the environment and gave the large-scale performance, yielding dozens of loaves of bread from an army of ovens, as part of her senior project.

Her aim was "to get the Allegheny community to be more ecologically aware of the process involved with food production and preparation and, more specifically, where their food comes from."

She also hoped to "lead Alleghenians to make different choices concerning the food they consume."

All those who helped to knead dough with her were invited back at dinner -- to eat the results of their labor. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Kelly Susan Derthick, Fran Hibbard, John Rizzo, Rosemary McCrohan, Debbie Donohoe, Linda McDonnell, William Fleckenstern, Linda Mastracci, Christine Lexner, R. Joey Pope, Sonia Rae Duncan, Marlon Wright, Erika Rey, Sandra Ginter, Thomas Guarino Sr., Maureen Wilson, Jane McDevitt, Kathy Garcia, Pat McCoy, Rick Streck, Mary Bretherton, Dorothy Williams, Heather Ann Hirnyj, Bob Ziskowski, Jennifer Gibson, Ruth Schmelzinger, Cyndee Rizzuto, John Blocho.

SATURDAY -- Marcy Bryk, Mary Morseon, Daniel Clouser, Karen Hoffman, Gina DeStefano, Shannon O'Hara, Vinny Govenettio, Jay Scire, Cathy Bennett, Marty Buczkowski, Bethany Oesterle, Michael Montileone, Mallory Kozakiewicz, Paula Heath, Jean Brown, Mary Eileen Bleem, Judy Wasuita, Jody Montante, Bernice Tower, Pamela Mary Bernardi, Judy Wasiuta, Larry Olejniczzak, Fran Kubiak, Rita Grace Polizzi, Dorothy Long, Heather Owczarczak, Fran Kubiak, Andrew McNamara, Carolyn McNamara, Devon Abbott, Marty Buczkowski, Bunny Wildridge, Shannon Burns, Alice Bartosz, Angie Smith, Doo Myers, Patricia Prell, Rosie Crandall, Donald Levulis, Gina DiStefano, Elaine Bartkowiak, Elaine Bartkowiak, Peter Coyle, James Comerford III, Patricia Press Miller, Jim Kuczmarek, Paul Azzopardi.

AND SUNDAY -- Kathy Driscoll, Sue Gardner, Laura Hermanson, Jeanne Goellner, David Kozak, Jason Wimble, Marina Rosenow, Neil Sullivan, Carole Hauser, Cheryl J. Parr, Doug Cortese, Randy Bartosz, Ed Bartosz, Eleanor Schaumloeffel, George L. Bechakas, Kevin Morrisey-Morreale, Shawn Higgins, Lorraine Anderson, Father Bill Bigelow, Kathy McCarthy, Chuck Huber, Tom Burns.

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