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OLAF FUB SEZ: A Russian proverb tells us: "Happiness is not a horse; you cannot harness it." . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1746, Princeton University in New Jersey received its charter. . . . In 1836, Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first constitutionally elected president of the Republic of Texas. . . .In 1934, bank robber Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd was shot to death by federal agents at a farm in East Liverpool, Ohio. . . . In 1962, President John F. Kennedy announced an air and naval blockade of Cuba, following the discovery of Soviet missile bases on the island. . . . In 1973, Spanish cellist, conductor and composer Pablo Casals died in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, at age 96. . . . In 1979, the U.S. government allowed the deposed Shah of Iran to travel to New York for medical treatment. The decision precipitated the Iran hostage crisis. . . .

ALL YOU CAN EAT spaghetti dinners will be served from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Pine Hill Fire Hall, 2435 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, by the Pine Hill No. 5 Exempts Association. The tab will be $6. . . .

A FLEA MARKET and bazaar will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 13 at Ontario Street United Methodist Church, 179 Ontario St. Food, including chicken chowder and fried dough, will be availble. For information, call 875-3639. . . .

PASTA DINNERS will be served from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 14 in the St. Francis High School Student Dining Room in Friars Hall, 4129 Lake Shore Road, Athol Springs. The Parents Guild annual dinner is being held in conjunction with the St. Francis Players' production of the drama "Rumors."

Dinner tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children younger than 10. A combination drama and dinner ticket can be purchased for $10. Tickets will be available at the door or by calling 627-1200. . . .

MEAT RAFFLE -- Turkey, ham, beef and chicken will be raffled at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 in Queen of Heaven Parish Center, 4220 Seneca St., West Seneca, by Commandery No. 382, Knights of St. John. Doors open at 6. Admission is free. . . .

HONORED -- Iraq War veteran and Warsaw native Army Sgt. Justin Schoff was honored with a certificate of appreciation by Assemblyman Daniel Burling at the Oct. 12 meeting of the Wyoming County Board of Supervisors. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Barbara Klopp, Luke Webb, Colin P. Connors, Mary Ellen Prell, Kellie A. Rooth, Arlene Burgio, Marie O'Brien, Denise McCabe, Eloise Popp, Jenna Hassett, Irene Decker, Kristine Gavin, Eilleen Courtade, Kim Greiner Hartnett, Donna Lalli, Maggie McLaughlin, Kimberly A. Wiatrowski, Alison L. Covert, Salome Rivera, Laurie Burgasser.

SATURDAY -- Sandra O'Hara, Susan Kelleher, Michele Jones Pace, Rita Rott, Mark Panek, Steve Glynn, Mary Healy, Sister Jean Marie, Kenneth J. Turner, David Troutman, Ruth Bernhardt, Caitlyn Roe, Thomas Farry, Nate Newton, Susana Breese, Rosa Simmons, Jesse Perison, Sue Morgan Hoth, Marie Simoncelli, Kathryn Michalek.

AND SUNDAY -- John Gangloff, Carl Austin, Autumn Goodwin, Noreen DeAeth, Kelly Paschke, Madonna Lathrop, Carol Feind, Shawn McGovern, Patricia Germele, Rebecca Pringle, Rich Holstein, Doris O'Connor, Ralph Nusstein, Fred Ziemecki, Matthew McDonald, Peggy Lalley.

e-mail: olaffub@buffnews.com

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