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REPORTERS' NOTEBOOK

OLAF FUB SEZ: It was American poet Walt Whitman (1819-1892) who asked, "The clock indicates the moment -- but what does eternity indicate?" . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of Wittenberg's Palace Church, denouncing the selling of papal indulgences. It marked the beginning of the Reformation in Germany. . . . In 1926, Harry Houdini (Ehrich Weisz), magician and escape artist, died of peritonitis in Grace Hospital, Detroit. . . .

Ghosts
You want to know,

whether I believe in ghosts.

Of course I do not believe in them.

If you had known

as many of them as I have,

you would not

believe in them, either.

-- Don Marquis (1878-1937)
NEW DUTY -- Army Staff Sgt. Michael F. Coffey, a 1979 graduate of West Seneca West High School, has arrived for duty at Camp Humphreys, Pyongtaek-Gun, South Korea.

Coffey, son of Edmund Coffey of Williamsville, is a standardization flight engineer instructor with the 52nd Aviation Regiment. . . .
YULE CATCH -- Eight antiques and specialty shops will hold their sixth annual "Yule Catch the Spirit" holiday open house from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 8 to 10 in Fredonia. Participating shops include Breadwalk Gift Shoppe, Chautauqua Rare Books and Antiques, Ernie's General Store, Loweibdeh Shop, TimePieces, Tower Gifts, Treasured Dolls and Fifi. For information, call 672-4818 or (888) 414-7818. . . .

CLAM CHOWDER will be among the goodies awaiting visitors to the Union Road United Church of Christ annual bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church, 2628 Union Road, Cheektowaga.

The kitchen will be serving lunch, with a choice of soups, sandwiches and pies, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Blake Schiferle, Norm Liberatore, Colleen DiBenedetto, Patrick Concannon, Jeanne Buckowski, Dee McCarthy, Coleen Cullen, Alison Russo, Barbara Perez, Gilbert Rooth, Rachel Rooth, Janice Kolerski, Betty Baker, Karen McKeague, Patrice Franczyk, John Farruggio, Janelle Miller, Edith D. Carson, Jeffrey Pohlman, Marge Clifford, Ben Chiller, Jane Lewandowski, Latia Storey, Thelma A. Kluge, Robert Janish, Karen Young, Jennifer Ann Olsen, Charlie Kruk, Bill Conway, Chrissy Ballard, Joshua Slomba, Bridget Sweet, Brendan Sweet, Dr. Jennifer Erickson, Pat Poland, Elizabeth Scimia.

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