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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to President James Madison (1751-
1836), "If men were angels, no government would be necessary." . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1825, the Erie Canal opened in upstate New York. . . . In 1881, the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral took place in Tombstone, Ariz., as Wyatt Earp, his two brothers and "Doc" Holliday confronted Ike Clanton's gang. Three members of Clanton's gang were killed; Earp's brothers were wounded. . . . In 1949, President Harry Truman signed a measure raising the minimum wage from 40 cents to 75 cents an hour. . . . In 1958, Pan American Airways flew its first Boeing 707 jetliner from New York to Paris in eight hours, 41 minutes. . . . In 1967, the Shah of Iran crowned himself and his queen after 26 years on the Peacock Throne. . . .

A FOND FAREWELL -- A retirement party for Buffalo Police Officer Tom Tully is set for 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Pat McGinty's, 38 Swan St. Tully served more than 30 years in the department, many of those years with the Canine Unit. Tickets for the party are $20 and are available at the door.. . .

ONE PERSON'S trash is another's treasure. And granted, $30 a plate for the Buffalo-Dortmund fund-raiser Nov. 15 in Ulrich's Tavern isn't that much to pay; still, it's not likely to attract people who are literally down in the dumps. But this time may be different, the fund-raiser committee learned at its meeting Wednesday in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

A somewhat chagrined Ruth Kulyk, the committee secretary, reported that, in her enthusiasm to clean house, she threw out a purse she no longer cared for. It was only later that she realized it contained several tickets for the drawing to award the 4-by-3-foot acrylic by member Evelyn von Oert-zen F. Nelson, which shows the German exhibit of Alt Nuernberg at the Pan-Am Exposition of 1901.

Not to worry, said President Jim Mabry, they'll keep an eye open for any ragged characters at the event, at which the Bergholz Band will entertain. Besides, he reassured Kulyk, he has a list of the missing numbers should one of them win. . . .

PET PARADE -- The second annual Halloween Pet Parade will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday in Amherst State Park, 400 Mill St., between Main Street and Sheridan Drive. Judging will begin at 1:30 p.m. for the best-dressed pet, the funniest costume and the most entertaining. The event is sponsored by the Variety Club Women of Buffalo Tent 7.

A donation of $15 per pet will be collected. Pet owners are asked to bring a maximum 6-foot leash and a pooper scooper bag. For information, call 854-7577. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Jim Kelley, Cheryl Rae, Gil Chorbajian, Betty Reukauf, Mildred Spano, Bob Kersten, Kevin Panek, Mark Kautz, Diane Andriatch, Margie Zakrzew-
ski, Travis Griffin, Sal Giallombardo, Joelle Pantano, Benny Ferro, Paul Tokasz, Jim Wrest, Amanda E. Roh, Violet Macklin, Mary Anne Deichmann, Ava Simoncelli.

SATURDAY -- Diane Rosati, Mark Pronobis, Marianne Pastore, John H. Struwe, Beth Knodel, Colleen Weishaupt, Ryan Golas, Leonard Wozniak, Frank Pringle, Emily Cain, Joyce Bartels, Cheryl Falkowski, Irene Weiss, Brian Hassett, Sue Piecuch, Keith Telaak, Mary Jane Griffin, Michelle Phillips, Brendan Phillips, Tom Carney Sr., Nancy Mildenburger, Ruth Foley, Glone Hammond, Mary Buersters, Bill Gavin Jr., Judy Petrocy, Susan Hrebik, Bill Mosler Jr.

AND SUNDAY -- Betty Riley, Terri Czopp, Joe Catalano, Timmy Myers, Grace Curry, Nolan Schnieder-Groves, Maggie Wiles, Todd Chiller, Deval Watkins, Amy Elizabeth Gerbec, Carol Best, Gary Wickett, Tommy Czara, Eleanor Mecca, Amy Marie Kane, Doreen Daniels, Carrie Steele.

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