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REPORTERS' NOTEBOOK

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to American author Susan Sontag, "The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions." . . .

A CENTURY AGO at the Pan-American Exposition found American temperance advocate Carry Nation (1846-1911), also known as the "Kansas Cyclone," making plans to conduct a campaign against the evils of drink, tobacco and corsets. . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1777, during the American Revolution, British troops occupied Philadelphia. . . . In 1789, Thomas Jefferson was appointed America's first secretary of state. . . . In 1960, the first televised debate between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy took place in Chi-
cago. . . .

A BENEFIT for 9-year-old Gianna Cordero will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday in Knights of Columbus Hall, 1530 Kenmore Ave. Gianna, daughter of Jerry and Sherry Cordero, has cerebral palsy and is developmentally delayed.

Proceeds will help pay for eye surgery. She is losing her vision and needs hyperbaric oxygen therapy, not covered by insurance. Despite her limitations, Gianna is an ice skater and participates in swimming through Special Olympics. Donation is $20 at the door. A silent auction and raffle are scheduled. . . .

PASTA & PIE -- A community spaghetti dinner and bake sale will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday in Alden Presbyterian Church, 13298 Broadway, Alden. Dinners are $6 for adults, $3.50 for children 6 through 12, and kids 5 and younger eat free. Proceeds will be used for church improvements. . . .

A RETIREMENT party honoring Buffalo Police Detective Michael D. Lyons is set from 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 19 in Bison City Rod and Gun Club, 511 Ohio St. Lyons served for many years in the Homicide Bureau and most recently in the Major Case Squad.

Tickets are $25 and available from Homicide Detective Mark Stambach at 851-4466. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Laura Ann
Lukasiak, Susan Lauber, Anne Miller, Millie Harlukiewicz, Geri Maraschiello, Russell Boorom, Thomas Olszowy, Paul Olszowy, Kathleen M. Cotter, Eugene Miller, Hannah Kraac, Kristy Grossman, Ron Seufert, David Nowak Jr., Marie Huller, Phil Gerace, Helen Greco, Pat Kelleher, Michelle Franczyk, Ed Cudney, Dora Aviolo, Jaime Dimmig, Jack Miller, Kerin J. Brown, Alice Watkins.

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