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REPORTERS'NOTEBOOK

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to the old Greek sage Anonymous, "One of these days is none of these days." . . .

A CENTURY AGO at the Pan-American Exposition found officials and visitors alike in favor of the Exposition's continuing despite the assassination of President William McKinley. In fact, attendance surged. . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1787, the Constitution of the United States was completed and signed by a majority of delegates attending the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. . . . In 1862, Union forces stopped a Confederate invasion of Maryland in the Civil War Battle of Antietam. . . . In 1939, the Soviet Unioninvaded Poland, more than two weeks after Nazi Germany's invasion of the country. . . . In 1947, James V. Forrestal was sworn in as the first U.S. secretary of defense. . . . In 1948, the United Nations mediator for Palestine, Count Folke Bernadotte, was assassinated in Jerusalem by Jewish extremists. . . . In 1978, after meeting at Camp David, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat signed a framework for a peace treaty. . . . In 1996, former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew died in Berlin, Md., at age 77. . . .

ALMOST HEAVEN -- Imagine the joy of sipping on a bowl of "fa

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS are needed in the Kenmore, Town of Tonawanda, Cheektowaga, Buffalo and South Buffalo areas by the Buffalo League of Sightless Bowlers. The volunteers are needed to drive blind bowlers to and from occasional evening and Saturday afternoon bowling sessions. For information, call George Rohe at 895-1460. . . .

mous" chicken chowder while browsing rummage and bake sales in search of treasures and tasty delights. It can come true from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6 at a chowder, bake and rummage sale being put on by the Women's Association of Friendship Lutheran Church and Friedens (Peace) United Church of Christ at 1280 North French Road, Amherst.

Annette Berg sent word that "our famous chicken chowder will be available after 11 a.m. by the bowl, quart and gallon. Please bring your own containers for take-home chowder."

For information, call 688-5431. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Jackie C. Anger, Joe Catalano, Ed Harlukiewicz, Frances Szczesny, Kym Fernsted, Sam Picone, Cathy Holcomb, Shirley Belter, Terry Baker, Teri Bebak, Maureen Weber, Kym Fernsted, Mary E. Parr, Brad Nasca, Diane Nasca, Sue Conway, Joe Dennis, Joyce Dennis and Kim Zack.

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