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NIAGARA FALLS -- More than 100 tickets were still available Wednesday for the annual Barbie Luncheon to be held at noon Dec. 7 in Antonio's Banquet & Conference Center, 7708 Niagara Falls Blvd.

Proceeds from the event, which last year attracted 450 adults and children from across Western New York, benefit the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, a service of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

Tickets went on sale Friday at the Pine Avenue Business Association offices in Garibaldi Square, 1700 Pine Ave. Telephone orders are available by calling 285-0377. Prices are $17 for adults and $13 for children 12 and younger.

The ticket price includes lunch, Barbie dolls for all children and a chance for a "Holiday Barbie" drawing.

Two top school administrators leaving

SANBORN -- The Niagara-Wheatfield School Board accepted resignations from two top administrators Wednesday.

Anthony Day, principal of Edward Town Middle School, and Darcy Walker, director of special education, resigned to accept positions in other school districts.

Day, who has been middle school principal since 1998, is scheduled to leave Dec. 30 for a job as assistant school superintendent in the Sweet Home Central School District, where he was assistant principal before coming to Niagara-Wheatfield. He also had served as a teacher here, officials said. The principal's job paid $84,365.

School Superintendent Judith Howard said High School Principal Laura Palka will serve as acting principal of Edward Town. High School Vice Principal Michael Vallely will serve as acting principal at his school.

Walker accepted a similar position in Hamburg, where she lives. Her resignation is effective Jan. 3. Her job here paid $65,000 a year.

The district is expected to begin searches to fill the vacancies shortly.

JCC technology degree OK'd by state

JAMESTOWN -- The state has given the green light to the degree of associate in applied science for digital/computer technology offered by Jamestown Community College.

"The program includes 63 credit hours of study," said Larry Straight, coordinator of JCC's technologies program. "Students will be prepared for entry-level careers in electronic design, computer repair, and microcomputer-based systems installation, maintenance and repair."

The state Department of Education and the State University of New York both granted approval to the program.

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