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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Brazilian poet Adelia Prado, "Suffering belongs to no language." . . .

A CENTURY AGO at the Pan-American Exposition was a busy time in the wake of the shooting and death of President William McKinley. The official poster of the Exposition was made from the painting "Spirit of Niagara," by Evelyn Rumsey Gary. The poster was reproduced on postcards, booklets and other souvenirs. . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1909, Al Capp (born Alfred Gerald Cap-
lin), satirical cartoonist, creator of "Li'l Abner" and originator of Sadie Hawkins Day, was born in New Haven,
Conn. . . .

ON DISPLAY -- The painting "Alt Nuernberg," which is making the rounds in public places as part of the Buffalo-Dortmund Sister City Committee's fund-raising efforts, is now in the window of the Buffalo Visitors Center in the Market Arcade, where it went on display during Curtain Up! festivities.

The 4-by-3-foot acrylic, by Hamburg artist Evelyn von Oertzen F. Nelson, shows the block-square reconstruction in 1901 of the fairy-tale city as Buffalo's German community's contribution to the Pan-American Exposition. According to James Mabry, committee president, a drawing later this year will award the painting to the lucky ticket-holder at a fund-raising dinner at a location to be announced.. . .
OLD PHOTOS of St. Agatha's Catholic Church at 65 Abbott Road are needed to help the church celebrate its 80th anniversary. The photos will be used in a video presentation. Celebration plans include a 1.2-mile memory walk from the site of the original church to the existing church at noon Oct. 7, a family quilt night in the parish hall at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11 and an anniversary Mass and party at 6 p.m. Nov. 3. For information, call 825-1280 or 835-5480. . . .
Depressing Weather
Fall is my favorite season

But something is wrong this fall.

Nothing is much fun

Every day a pall

robs our joy, we all know why

every person heaves a sigh.

Sadness permeates the air

even on the days so fair.

We pray that time might

show us when

Life will seem right

and bright again.

Diana Notaro
HARVEST DINNER -- The United Methodist Women will hold its annual dinner starting at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 12 in Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Road at Harlem Road, Snyder. The meal will include roast pork, potatoes and gravy, glazed carrots, sauerkraut, applesauce and homemade pie. The price is $8 for adults; $4 for children ages 4 to 10; children younger than 4 eat for free. Call 839-2460. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Bruce Wawrzyniak, Phyllis Panek, Kate Helm, Ed Urbank, Michael Boehringer, Eleanor Szczepankek, Phil Fenwick, Kevin Pohlman, Suzanne Tiranno, Joe Kremblas, Susan Gonzalez, Lorraine Ann Fontana, John Franczyk, A.J. Pierino, Annette Neal, Grace Kruk, Gina Makowski, Marlyn Walker, Janet Phole, Joe Perison, Michelle Gwodz, Terry McMillan, Kelly Liesel Kaczor, Lynn DiMascio, David Denz, Sue Briggs, Donald Royster, Jean Wickett, Pat Martin, Joanne Walsh, Ken Barraclough.

SATURDAY -- Joey Morrone, Walter Paisley, Melissa Aguglia, Jason Leiser, Marybeth Panek, Dave LoGrippo, Bob Bucheit, Rich Wilcox, Connie DiBiasi, Peter Biesik, Zachary Lubi, Dottie Williams, Heather Cole, Donna Becker, Sandy Slominski, Ronald J. Hoier, Michael Royster.

AND SUNDAY -- Jennifer Anne Miller, Joseph Brown, Ed Stull, Nelda LaManna, Jim Pluta, James Billingham, Dee Dee Grossman, Elizabeth O'Donnell, Sharon Galligan, Marge Miller, Marian Kerwin, Elaine Johnson, Kathy Fendya, Gero Theel, Carol Alagna, David Sicignano, John Bence Jr., Haley Sherry, the Rev. Dorthea Sweitzer, Earl Wickett, Michael Latt, Rick Coffta.

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