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OLAF FUB SEZ: It was English author Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855) who observed: "Better to be without logic than without feeling." . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1759, during the final French and Indian War, the British defeated the French on the Plains of Abraham overlooking Quebec City. . . .In 1788, the Congress of the Confederation authorized the first national election and declared New York City the temporary national capital. . . . In 1851, American medical pioneer Walter Reed was born in Gloucester County, Va. . . . In 1949, the Ladies Professional Golf Association of America was formed in New York City. . . . In 1971, a four-day inmates rebellion at Attica Correctional Facility ended as state troopers and guards stormed the prison; the ordeal and final assault claimed 43 lives. . . .

NAMES NEEDED -- Blessed Sacrament School, 263 Claremont Ave., Town of Tonawanda, is seeking the names and addresses of graduates and former students for an "all-years" reunion being planned for early next year to be held in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the school, which opened in September 1930.

The school was built during the Depression and staffed for nearly four decades by the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur, from Mount St. Mary's in the Town of Tonawanda. In the late 1960s, it was taken over by the Felician Sisters from Villa Maria Convent.

Former students or people knowing the whereabouts of alumni are asked to send the information to Sister M. Christelle Sawicki at 263 Claremont Ave., Buffalo, NY 14223, or e-mail it to es48@buffalodiocese.org. . . .

FINISHES BASIC -- Airman Zachary A. Nichter, a 2001 graduate of Clarence Central High School, has completed six weeks of basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Paul Nichter of Clarence and grandson of Virginia Symkowski of Lancaster. . . .

ONE OF OLAF'S alert operatives spotted this interesting bumper sticker on a car on Main Street in North Buffalo:
Don't Steal
The Government Hates Competition

HAPPY BIRTHDAY --

Karen Drebot, Sister Mary John Lawicki, Bob Geitter, Gloria French, Anna Marie Cellino, Matthew Crist, Garry Weiss, Steve Watson, Sharon Hodur, Frances Zaremba, Mary Ellen Aquilina Parlato, Christine Wiles, Jenny Kaleta, Jack McGrady.

e-mail: olaffub@buffnews.com

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