OLAF FUB SEZ: That old Greek philosopher Anonymous suggests, "Love your enemy -- it'll drive him nuts." . . .
ON THIS DAY -- In 1782, Congress approved the Great Seal of the United States. . . . In 1837, Queen Victoria ascended the British throne following the death of her uncle, King William IV. . . . In 1863, West Virginia became the 35th state. . . . In 1893, a jury in New Bedford, Mass., found Lizzie Borden not guilty of the ax murders of her father and stepmother. . . .In 1967, boxer Muhammad Ali was convicted in Houston of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted. His conviction later was overturned by the Supreme Court. . . .
Maybe the warm and sunny weather
will bring time of leisure
Maybe the rain will come only
for good measure
Maybe things will add up and
I'll know the score
Maybe my friends and I can share
good times a little more
Maybe all is not lost and my
health will be mine to claim
Maybe when there are shortcomings
they won't say it's all in the game
Maybe life will bring just enough
struggle that I can stand
Maybe there's one thing for sure
I can only ask, not demand.
-- Vincent F. Pillittere
SOCIETY NOTE -- The Washington Street Marching & Chowder Society of Buffalo will hold its 41st annual reunion from 4 to 9 p.m. next Wednesday in J.T. Murphy's Steak & Seafood House, 995 Niagara St.
John P. Morrissey, president of the society and chairman of the reunion, said reservations can be made by calling him at 886-1124 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. . . .
LAST CALL -- Lou Ann Rossi sent word that it isn't too late to make a reservation for the North Tonawanda High School Class of 1971 reunion to be held July 14. She said activities will include a golf tournament at Deerwood Golf Course, a tour of the new school district complex on Meadow Drive and an evening of food, dancing and live entertainment at the Grove at Banchetti in Amherst.
For details, see the reunion committee Web site, www.angelfire.com/ny4/nths1971, or call Rossi at 693-9621 or Diane Clark at 694-3774. . . .
A BENEFIT for Mark Huntz, who faces astronomical medical bills after diabetes left him in a coma in intensive care for several days, will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight July 16 in Samuel's Grande Manor, 8750 Main St., Clarence. Tickets at the door will be $20 cash and will include entertainment, food, beer, wine, soda, a silent auction, football toss and entry into door prize raffles.
For information, call Greg Mosciki at 681-3969, Katie Tozer at 688-8837, the American Diabetes Association at 835-0274 or Michelle Zuppa at 645-3391, Ext. 116 (day), or 689-6304 evenings. . . .
MILITARY NOTE -- Army Staff Sgt. Lance Wilson, son of Lonna and Weldon Hester of Buffalo, has graduated from the Army Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course at the Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
The 1984 graduate of McKinley High School is an instructor in the 16th Ordnance Battalion at Aberdeen. . . .
HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Judy Haueise, Donna Garrett, Eric Strunck, June Urbanslu, Martin Totaro, Edna Walker, Donna Garrett, Becky Palone, Kendyl Schiltz, Bob Jarchow, Michael Montesano, Brian Kersten, Tom Pajak, David Senker, Allison Gasuik, Florence Hajduk, Kara Kaminski, Michelle Appenheimer, Roberta Koseck, Hannah Aquino, Jimmy Curtin.