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REPORTERS' NOTEBOOK

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to pianist-composer-actor Oscar Levant (1906-1972), "Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember." . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1848, James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at Sutter's Mill in northern California, a discovery that led to the gold rush of '49. . . . In 1908, the first Boy Scout troop was organized, by Robert Baden-Powell in England. . . . In 1924, the Russian city of St. Petersburg was renamed Leningrad in honor of the late revolutionary leader. It has since been renamed St. Petersburg. . . . In 1942, a special court of inquiry into America's lack of preparedness for the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor placed much of the blame on Rear Adm. Husband E. Kimmel and Lt. Gen. Walter C. Short, the Navy and Army commanders. . . . In 1965, Winston Churchill died in London at the age of 90. . . . In 1972, the Supreme Court struck down laws that denied welfare benefits to people who had lived in a state for less than a year. . . . In 1978, a nuclear-powered Soviet satellite plunged through Earth's atmosphere and disintegrated, scattering radioactive debris over parts of northern Canada. . . . In 1989, confessed serial killer Theodore Bundy was put to death in Florida's electric chair. . . . In 1993, retired Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall died in Bethesda, Md., at the age of 84. . . .

A PERMANENT EXHIBIT honoring Western New York recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor is in the process of being established at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park.

The project is headed by retired Brig. Gen. Daniel B. Tauriello, chairman of the park's public relations committee. The project was started 18 months ago.

Patrick J. Cunningham, executive director, said the public is asked to contribute any information and material that would be helpful. For more information, call 847-1773 or fax 847-6405. . . .

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you love me, you love me not

you love me

but then I stop.

just a childish, silly game.

you loved me once.

do you love me still?

-- Mary Jane Previte
SCHOLARSHIPS worth $1,000 each will be offered to one senior student in Springville Griffith Institute and Hamburg, Orchard Park and Eden high schools by Boston Post 219, AMVETS.

Any dependent child or grandchild of a U.S. veteran or armed services member on active duty or reserve status is eligible for this year's award, according to Joseph Spancic of Post 219. Applicants must have a C or better grade average and must be accepted to attend a college, university or technical school.

Applications are available at the respective high schools and must be received by the post by April 1. . . .

CHILI & BAKE SALE -- Marjorie Szulewski sent a reminder that orders must be made in advance for chili ($4 per quart) at the chili and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Holland United Methodist Church, Partridge Road She said homemade pies ($6 each) may be ordered in advance. The event is sponsored by United Methodist Women for mission projects. To place orders, call the church at 537-9524 or 941-5701. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Sarah Kulpa, Sandy Prohaska, Bill Ring Jr., Marge Callahan, Gregg Pastore, Debbie VanLeaven, Steven Czerniak, Laura Troutman, Chavonne Northington, Kim Pavel, Jim Wannemacher, Barbara Wachowiak, Mary Teresa Gavin, Ray Buerster, Paul L. Smith, Kay Dolan, Marge Callahan, Sabrina N. Milton, Shane Levey, Vincent J. Meegan, Terrance P. Scanlon, Kathryn Kaleta, Michael Mirco, Phyllis Dunning, Ann Cawthard, Dick Marini.

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