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OLAF FUB SEZ: It was American author-philosopher Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) who observed: "The fear of becoming a has-been keeps some people from becoming anything." . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1777, British troops occupied Philadelphia during the American Revolution. . . . In 1789, Thomas Jefferson was appointed America's first secretary of state. . . . In 1898, American composer George Gershwin was born in Brooklyn. . . . In 1950, United Nations troops recaptured the South Korean capital of Seoul from the North Koreans. . . . In 1957, the musical "West Side Story" opened on Broadway. . . . In 1960, the first televised debate between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy took place in Chicago. . . . In 1986, William H. Rehnquist was sworn in as the 16th chief justice of the United States, and Antonin Scalia joined the Supreme Court as its 103rd member. . . . In 1991, four men and four women began a two-year stay inside a sealed-off structure in Oracle, Ariz., called Biosphere II. . . .

I enjoy going to the show.

But it seems whenever I go

A "giant" sits in front of me,

Making it difficult for me to see.

My head moves from left to right,

I hope the person behind me is the right height.

-- Honey Snitzer
CUSTOM CARVED beef will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the annual roast beef dinner in Holland United Methodist Church on Partridge Road. The family-style meal costs $7. Children under 5 eat for free. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Susan Lauber, Connor J. Edbauer, Anne Miller, Laura Ann Lukasiak, Florine Bradley, Millie Harlukiewicz, Kathleen M. Cotter, Pat Kelleher, Paul Sokalshi, Eugene Miller, Helen Greco, Dora Aviolo, Geri Maraschiello, Russel Boorom, La-Nathan Nevins, Frank Parsons, Ed Cudney, Michelle Franczyk, Tom McGrath, Marie Huller, Phil Gerace, Carol Ann Sanita, Kevin Byrnes, Brian Byrnes, Karin Brown.

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