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Seven By Seven / Seven things you need to know by 7 a.m.

1. Chippewa Street comes to Coca-Cola Field tonight to benefit the charitable foundation founded by Buffalo Sabres winger Patrick Kaleta. The Buffalo Entertainment District, an organization of many of the bars and nightspots in the Chippewa area, has arranged for $1 to be donated to Kaleta's HITS Foundation, which helps underprivileged youngsters, for each ticket sold. After teams from the bars take part in a hitting and pitching competition, Kaleta will throw out the first pitch at 7:05 to start the Bisons' game against the Norfolk Tides.

2. Buffalo's in the television spotlight tonight, not once, but twice. At 6:30 on Ch. 7, the Made In America Store in Elma, which sells only 100 percent American-made products, will be featured in a segment on "World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer." Then, at 9, the Travel Channel features Buffalo in its program "Off Limits." Host Don Wildman will take his cameras into places that not even Buffalonians have seen, like the insides of the giant abandoned grain elevators on the waterfront.

3. It's a day to get down to business for the Bedlington Terriers, the English soccer team that Buffalo industrialist Bob Rich Jr. has taken under his wing. The team will spend the better part of the day at the city's Robert E. Rich All High Stadium, offering a clinic from 9 a.m. to noon and, after a quick lunch, settling down for a couple OF hours of practice for its Lord Bedlington Cup match Wednesday. Later on, team members get to unwind with dinner in the Blue Monk on Elmwood Avenue.

4. Have you had an Aha Moment -- that sudden life-changing flash? Mutual of Omaha is looking for people who will share their Aha Moments for a series of television commercials. A production crew will collect stories from Buffalo-area folks today and Tuesday in a mobile television studio in an Airstream trailer parked in the heart of the Elmwood Village -- in the parking lot beside Globe Market at 762 Elmwood Ave. between Auburn Avenue and Breckenridge Street. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days.

5. It seems like everyone has held a public hearing on the new County Legislature redistricting plan -- everyone except County Executive Chris Collins, that is. Now that the Legislature has approved a new district map by a narrow 8-7 margin, Collins will hold a public hearing on it at 11 a.m. on the 14th floor of the Rath County Office Building, 95 Franklin St. Should Collins veto the plan, it's doubtful that the Legislature would override it.

6. Amateurs get a chance to play with the pros today in one of the events surrounding the women's USTA Pro Circuit $10,000 Singles and Doubles Tennis Championships in the Miller Tennis Center, 5959 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Also welcome are those who are shy about their game and just want to watch. On-court action with the pros, who are ranked as high as 250 to 300 worldwide, begins at 6 p.m., followed by a dinner at 7. Reservations are necessary. For info, call 632-8600.

7. Anthropologist and physician Dr. Paul Farmer, chairman of Harvard Medical School's department of global health and social medicine and a founding director of Partners in Health, an international health care organization, kicks off the first week of this summer's lectures at 10:45 a.m. in the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater. He'll open up discussion on this week's topic, "Global Health and Development as Foreign Policy."


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