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REPORTERS' NOTEBOOK

OLAF FUB SEZ: It was American essayist and poet Ralph Waldo
Emerson (1803-1882) who told the world: "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know." . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1647, the first recorded American execution of a "witch" took place in Massachusetts. . . . In 1933, Walt Disney's Academy Award-winning animated short "The Three Little Pigs" was released. . . . In 1936, the Cunard liner Queen Mary left England on its maiden voyage. . . . In 1937, the newly completed Golden Gate Bridge connecting San Francisco and Marin County, Calif., was opened to the public. . . . In 1941, amid rising world tensions, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed an "unlimited national emergency." . . . Also in 1941, the British navy sank the German battleship Bismarck off the coast of France, with a loss of 2,300 lives. . . . In 1964, Jawaharlal Nehru, independent India's first prime minister, died. . . . In 1993, by a vote of 219-213, the House of Representatives approved a massive deficit-reduction, tax-increase bill. . . .

Smile

Be pleasant and wear a smile

Your eyes will glow and twinkle,

For if you often frown and scowl

You might gain another wrinkle!

-- Lottie Norek
STRESS CLINIC -- People who have experienced a serious auto or motorcycle accident and are troubled by accident-related stress are needed to participate in a federally funded research clinic through the University at Buffalo department of psychology's Center for Anxiety Research, according to Dr. Gayle Beck.

Symptoms may include difficulty driving, nightmares, trouble concentrating, emotional problems and anxiety. Participants will receive free evaluation and treatment concentrating on alleviating signs and symptoms of post-trauma stress. For information, call 645-3650, Ext. 230. . . .

RESERVATIONS for 10-foot-by-10-foot vendor spaces are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for the Kiwanis Club of Wales' second annual "Giant Flea Market" from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 20 at Scherrer's Auction Center, 11167 Big Tree Road, Wales Center.

Outside spaces will cost $10; inside spaces, $15. For information, call 652-2306. . . .

ELVIS NOTE -- St. Agatha's Parish at 65 Abbott Road will hold its annual lawn fete June 13-15 with a silent auction, raffle and children's games each day.

The music of Terry Buchwald as Elvis will be featured that Friday night, Bill La Rusch and Jackdaw on Saturday and Crash Cadillac on Sunday. The grand raffle prize will be $2,000. A Swiss Chalet chicken dinner will be offered from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. . . .

A CRAFT SHOW will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 14 by Boy Scout Troop 48 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 3148 Abbott Road, Orchard Park.

Laura Hull said the indoor/outdoor event will include food, baked goods and a silent auction to raise funds to help send some of the troop's members to camp. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Collin Patrick Edbauer, Lester Cook, James Ridgeway, Felix Lowery, the Rev. Paul Nogaro, Susan Epstein, Lisa Wallace, Shawn McCabe, Dave Kowalewski, Greg Golda, Marge Michalski, Nicholas Greene,
Michael Kozak, Sylvia Tokasz,
Karen Marshall, Carol Berbach, Joie Ganci, Sean O'Meara, Kimberly Coon, Michele Hemingway, Jerry Sanok, Judy Serio, Lauren Sacha, Wendy Wutz, Kevin Durkin, Denny Fruehauf, Mike Vangalio, Nancy Recktenwalt, Trevor
Olsen, Kristin Hackbarth, Joe P. Gavin, Millie Delmonte, Dave Ring.

e-mail:olaffub@buffnews.com

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