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REPORTERS' NOTEBOOK

OLAF FUB SEZ -- "Love is as strong as death; jealousy is as cruel as the grave," according to the Bible, Song of Solomon, 8:6. . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1909, the United States ended direct control over Cuba. . . . In 1916, Louis D. Brandeis was appointed by President Woodrow Wilson to the Supreme Court, becoming its first Jewish member. . . . In 1982, Italian anti-terrorism forces rescued Army Brig. Gen. James L. Dozier 42 days after he had been kid-napped by the Red Brigade. . . . In 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, killing all seven crew members aboard. . . .

BLIZZARD BABY -- Benjamin Caltagirone was among the babies born in Western New York on Jan. 28 during the Blizzard of '77. The 23-year-old (as of today) son of Philip and Margie Caltagirone of Clarence was born in Sisters Hospital. His mom had no problems getting to the hospital, because she checked in the night before the blizzard struck. Benjamin was born at 8:45 p.m. the next day. . . .

FEELING LIKE A MILLION -- Visiting New York City for the first time made Teresa Kindred, 29, of Buffalo, feel like a millionaire, as the game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" gave her and her dad the royal treatment, flying them in and picking up the tab for a few nights in a hotel near Lincoln Center.

Unfortunately, she didn't get picked to play in the show that aired Thursday evening, though she came awfully close in the third selection round. "I'd do it again in a heartbeat," says Kindred, whose husband, Bob, stayed home with their two daughters and two sons.

DATE SET -- The City of Tonawanda High School Class of 1960 will hold its 40-year reunion Oct. 7, according to Marie Kuhn of the reunion committee. She said another meeting of the committee to make more plans for the big bash will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the Niagara Club, 24 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. She said class members will be welcome at the planning session. For information, call 694-3077. . . .

REUNION NOTE -- The Rev. Richard Jedrzejewski, pastor of Church of the Assumption, 435 Amherst St., said this year marks the 75th anniversary of the present school building at the parish. He said a Reunion Mass will be celebrated at noon June 4 in the church. It is open to all graduates of Assumption and Our Lady of Black Rock School.

A reception will follow in the Church Hall, and the school will be open for tours and reminiscing. Tickets for the reception are $25 and include a gift for the school. Reservations are requested and must be made by March 15. For information, call 875-7626. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Martha V. Shanks, Ruth Guyker, Bill Hurley, Greg Danieu, Sister Catherine Flury, Joe Paternostro, Joseph Bottie Stefano, Lori Engl, Ronnie Walterich, Beth Cheney, Valerie Pankiewicz, Dolores Burr, Phyllis Salerno, Otto Brandt, Gary Depezynski, Craig Zakrzewski, Kerry Higgins, Pat Zwick, Danny Daniels, Mary Zubeck, George Hillock, Cleonie Millant, Mary A. Hanitz, Joseph Nick G. Carter, Jean Fletcher-Crowley, Greg Balzano, Jeffrey Ventura.

SATURDAY -- Jackie Campise, Jeff Martin, Robin L. Damude, Raymond Richards, Alex Olear, Jack Caie, Eva Carlson, Dave McMullen, Sarah Rush, Derek Grove, Dave Grove, Brian Stumm, Dick Blas, Bridget McMahon Robinson, Pam Townsend, John D. Bridge II, Chris Kasten, Lou Pauly, Terri Will, Michael Petix, Cory Barbeau, Barbara Christiano, Kim Raven, Kristin McKenna, Caryn Lynch, Marypat O'Keefe.

AND SUNDAY -- Briana Leone, Sheila Summers, Rose Mary Kowal, Mary Goold, Drew Gedra, Craig Ryan McCae, Bob Safe, Anne Schwab, Joe Cino, Jean DiVincenzo, Joe Burgio, Frances Cornwell, Steven Panaro, Mark Walker, Scott Telaak, Irene Urbanski, Dan Stribick, Rose Murph, Kurt R. McGowan, Kelly Surdyk, Carman Surdyk, Alex Gniewecki, Kimberly Brug, Al Sweeney, Gladys Saul.

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