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Reporters’ Notebook (April 25): Murrow’s words of wisdom

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to pioneering broadcast newsman Edward R. Murrow, born on this date in 1908, “Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn’t mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar.”


75 The New 65? NOT!

I guess to reach

Age 75

There’s gratefulness

In being alive.

Just be aware of

Things to come

Like floaters, aches and

Toes gone numb.

Worries that were once

Put off

Must be addressed and,

Not to scoff,

A sneeze is not a

Mere achoo

But the start of

An exotic flu.

A stumble over

Minuscule lint

Becomes a two-week

Rehab stint.

And when a chuckle

Becomes a snort,

Expect your bladder

To leak a quart.

I can’t say these things

Have happened to me

Because I’ve lost

My memory!

– Carol Thrun Nowicki


DAWN OF DISCOVERY – Science returns to the spotlight Tuesday in the IMAGINE Buffalo lunchtime lecture series in the Ring of Knowledge on the main floor of the Central Library on Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo.

The program begins at noon with a Great Courses Video, “The 18th Century: Locke, Hume and the Path to Skepticism,” followed by a discussion at 12:30 p.m. co-sponsored by WNY STEM Hub.

Admission is free. You can bring a lunch or purchase one at the library’s Fables Cafe. The series is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History & Nature.


NEEDLES AND PINS – The Buffalo/Niagara Chapter of the American Sewing Guild will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 205 Longmeadow Road, Eggertsville. Members will be sewing for a community service project. For more info, email or visit


KUDOS FOR CARE – The General Pulaski Association is accepting nominations for health care professionals of Polish descent who would be honored at a dinner Sept. 11 in the Millennium Hotel Buffalo, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga.

Nominations with biographies and head photos should be sent to Pulaski Association, c/o Sandi Schmid, 101 Reo Ave., Cheektowaga, NY 14211. For info, she may be called at 894-6304.


SHUFFLE AND PLAY – The Valley Community Association has openings for new players in its next Friday Night Pinochle Tournament, which will begin in September. The tournament will take place at 7 p.m. Fridays and continue for 13 weeks in the Valley Community Center, 93 Leddy St. Substitutes also are needed to fill in for players who can’t commit to all 13 weeks. For more info, call Chris Chludzinski at 834-1377.


REUNION TIME – The Class of 1976 from JFK High School in Sloan will hold a reunion at 5 p.m. Aug. 6 in the Route 78 Street Bar, 6036 Transit Road, just north of French Road, Depew. For info, email or visit

The Kensington High School Class of 1956 will celebrate its 60th reunion at the Kensington High School Annual Alumni Association picnic from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 13 in Banchetti’s Picnic Grove, 550 North French Road, Getzville. A buffet and soft drinks will be served at 1 p.m. A cash bar will be available. Tickets are $20 prepaid. For reservations and info, call Connie Alicata Severson at 668-1455 or Jean Schumacher Vernon at 839-2904.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Tia Shahin, Judi Marshall, Sam Anson, Larry Wojno, Brandy Amorosi, Jose Latalladi Jr., Katy Lesswing, Ayden Hooley, Sid Zaretsky, Karen Sweet, Dona Bondanza, Jennifer Parsons, Nick Feeterman, Timothy Oswald, Joe Hawryluk, Judy Ziemba, Maureen McCabe, Dennis Sands, Debbie Lombardo, Kelly Govern, Patrick Govern, Paul Bernhard Jr. and Jennifer Pronobis.