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REPORTERS' NOTEBOOK

OLAF FUB SEZ -- According to American author and journalist Amelia Edith Barr, "The fate of love is that it always seems too little or too much." . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1822, Florida became a U.S. territory. . . . In 1842, Dr. Crawford W. Long of Jefferson, Ga., first used ether as an anesthetic during a minor operation. . . . In 1867, Secretary of State William H. Seward reached agreement with Russia to purchase Alaska for $7.2 million, a deal roundly ridiculed as "Seward's Folly." . . . In 1870, the 15th amendment to the Constitution, giving black men the right to vote, took effect. . . . Also in 1870, Texas was readmitted to the Union. . . . In 1981, President Ronald Reagan was seriously wounded outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John W. Hinckley Jr. . . .

HOPEFUL
When I get to heaven

and settle there

I'll dine with Mr. Shakespeare

and dance with Fred Astaire

I'll have tea with Mr. Einstein

and cavort among the stars

I'll sing myself from place to place

between Jupiter and Mars.

-- Beverly Tona

JAZZ BANDS from 18 schools will take part in the 13th annual Arts Academy Jazz Festival from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, 333 Clinton St. Winning bands will compete for first place at 7:30 p.m.

Participants will include bands from the Newfane, Starpoint, St. Francis, Grover Cleveland, Springville Griffith-Institute, East Aurora, Amherst, Kenmore East, South Park, Niagara-Wheatfield, Greece-Athena, Hutchinson-Central Technical, St. Joseph's, West Seneca East and Akron high schools as well as Lowry Middle School in North Tonawanda. . . .

ANNUAL EVENT -- The Rev. M. Kobasuk, administrator at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, 3275 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda, sent a reminder that the church's annual Easter Bazaar will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the church hall. Call 873-5011. . . .

FISH FRY -- A fish fry will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 144 Edward St. It will cost $5.50 for a whole dinner and $3.50 for a half dinner.

The menu includes haddock, macaroni salad, potato salad, coleslaw, roll, dessert and beverage. Deadline for reservations is Wednesday; call 886-5627 or 882-4762. . . .

PASTA TIME -- Pasta, pasta and more pasta will be on plenty of plates at Autistic Services' 20th annual spaghetti dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Ellicott Creek Fire Hall, 45 South Ellicott Creek Road, Amherst. The dinner will include spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, beverage and dessert. Admission is $6 per adult and $4 per child under 12. Children 5 and younger eat free. Call 873-6997. . . .

REUNION NOTE -- For information about a reunion of the North Collins High School Class of 1948 planned for July 18, write to E. Ann Palmer, P.O. Box 160, Marilla, N.Y. 14102. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Stuart Miller, Harold Cummings, Andrew Lauricella, Paul Richter, Dick Seufert, Lynette Benzinger, Ronald Bertrand, John Schwing, William M. Rudick, Todd Puccio, Butch Lickfeld, Bev Copoulos, George Butch Holt, Gillian Higgins, Betty Cavanaugh, Anne Smith, Daniel Cotter, Pat Panaro, Ron Hardy, Kathy Zabel, Dennis Hauser, Larry Brudz, Dottie K. Schroeder, Katie Mazgaj, Helen Paprocki, Cindy Streicher, Leo Ochterski, Cara McKenna LoVullo, Kathleen Ann Bamrick, Nancy Szmania, Kathy Smythe, Brian S. Holleran, Don Witczak, Laura Ann Connolly and Mauren Mann.

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