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REPORTERS' NOTEBOOK

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to American essayist John Mason Brown (1900-1969), "Reasoning with a child is fine, if you can reach the child's reason without destroying your own." . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1801, the District of Columbia was placed under the jurisdiction of Congress. . . . In 1807, poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine. . . . In 1861, in Warsaw, Russian troops fired on a crowd protesting Russian rule over Poland; five marchers were killed. . . . In 1922, the Supreme Court unanimously upheld the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing the right of women to vote. . . . In 1991, President George Bush declared that "Kuwait is liberated, Iraq's army is defeated" and announced that the allies would suspend combat operations at midnight. . . .

Deceiving Appearances
Time to rest, a magazine

a glass of wine

At last, I'm feeling good

yes, almost fine

Husband walks in the door

Without very much to say

But I just know he's thinking

"She's been sitting there all day!"

-- Diana Notaro
SPRING POND TALK -- Tom Tower, founder and past president of the Niagara Frontier Pond and Koi Club, will tell how to wake up your sleeping pond the right way at 10 a.m. Saturday at Menne Nursery, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. He also will discuss selecting Koi for your water garden and how to care for them. For information, call 693-4444. . . .

A CHINESE AUCTION to benefit Delevan United Methodist Church will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Delevan Fire Training Center on Main Street (Route 16). Drawing time will be 11:30, according to a note from Anne Easton of the church. The Rev. Sandra H. Rogers is pastor of the church. . . .

VETS' DANCE -- Chapter 268, Vietnam Veterans of America, will host its 14th annual scholarship dance at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Lockport American Legion Hall, 42 Niagara St. Admission is $10 and includes food and beer. For information, call 438-0988. . . .

A BENEFIT for cancer victim Lynette Hayden, mother of two, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Lockport Eagles Hall, 6614 Lincoln Ave. Admission will be $2 and includes a Chinese auction and music provided by the Stoll Brothers Band. Food will be available for purchase. For information, call 434-6859 or 438-5470. . . .

SHIP'S REUNION -- Julius Carozzi of Lawtons told Olaf he's going to attend the annual reunion of ship's companies, crews, Marine detachments and squadrons who ever served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Antietam. The event will be held Sept. 12 to 16 in Norfolk, Va.

Carozzi, who served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946 and was a radioman third class aboard the ship in the Pacific during World War II, said information about the reunion may be obtained by calling (703) 768-6419. . . .

CRAFT SHOW -- More than 100 tables of crafts will be at the spring craft show of St. Leo the Great Home and School Association from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 24 at 903 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. Raffles, door prizes, a baked goods sale and a visit from the Easter Bunny will be among the highlights.

For information, call 832-2279, 834-6070 or 834-8962. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Bonnie Miller, Mary Hudkins, Ed Sobczyk, Ginny Barone, Kristen K. Watson, Katie Schmitt, Paul Lojacono, Roseanne Covey Allen, Kristin K. Watson, Beverly Tomaka, Patrick Conley, George Trimble, Mel Northrup, Bill Kinkel, Joyce Bakowski, Mike Hangen, Trista Hangen, Christine Boczar, Bob Gavin, Marilyn Young, Roy Blackwell, Marissa Diaz, Carrie Balthasar, Judy Calhoun, Carol Bannister.

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