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REPORTERS' NOTEBOOK

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to American journalist and social critic Margaret Fuller (1810-
1850), "It is astonishing what force, purity and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods." . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1066, William the Conqueror invaded England to claim the English throne. . . . In 1542, Portuguese navigator Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo arrived at what is now San Diego. . . . In 1781, American forces in the Revolutionary War, backed by a French fleet, began their siege of Yorktown Heights, Va. . . . In 1850, flogging was abolished as a form of punishment in the U.S. Navy. . . . In 1939, during World War II, Germany and the Soviet Union agreed on a plan to partition Poland. . . . DOUBLE CELEBRATION -- Arthur and Phyllis Drozd of Cheektowaga will have a lot to celebrate Saturday. They will attend Mass at 2 p.m. in St. John Kanty Catholic Church, Broadway and Swinburne Street, where they were married 50 years ago on Sept. 30.

Drozd retired as a supervisor at Harrison Radiator Division of General Motors Corp. in 1985 after 39 years, and his wife worked as a teacher's aide in the Maryvale school system.

On hand for the Mass will be their three children, Joseph D. of Vienna, Va., and Mark and Cynthia of Evanston, Ill., and their families. Later, they will all attend an anniversary dinner in Daffodils Restaurant, 930 Maple Road, Amherst.

The family also will be celebrating Joseph's promotion to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Air Force and his assignment to the assistant secretary of the Air Force for space as deputy director of an engineering unit in Washington, D.C.

Drozd, a 1975 graduate of Maryvale Senior High School, received his bachelor's degree in astrospace engineering from the University of Arizona, a master of science degree in systems management from the University of Southern California and a master of military operational art and science degree from the Air Command and Staff College in Alabama. . . .

WELLNESS FAIR -- Schofield Residence, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda, will present its second annual 50-Plus Health & Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

Free health testing offered will include blood glucose screening, blood pressure testing, grip strength testing and hearing evaluations. Reflexology demonstrations as well as health and wellness information and exhibits on a variety of programs and services are included in the fair's agenda. For information, call 874-1566, Ext. 316. . . .

Love
Love is the greatest of all

It makes you feel tall!

Love is what everyone needs,

It can plant seeds.

If you are loved

You feel presence from above!

So love everyone, friend and foe

Because that's the only way to go!

-- Lucy Wargo
HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Bruce Wawrzyniak, Phyllis Panek, Maria DeSimone, Janice Cocina, Edward Urbank, Eleanor Szczepanek, Phil Fenwick, Michael Boelringer, George Denecke, Joe Kremblas, Gina Makowski, Annette Neal, Kelly Liesel Kaczor, Sue Gonzalez, Michelle Gwodz, Marlyn Walker, Janet Pohle, Joseph Perison, Terry McMillen, Grace Kruk, Laura Prendergast, Lorraine Ann Fontana, Jean Wickett, Deborah Castaldo, Jimmy Gruber, Nicholas P. Schiffmacher.

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