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Reporters' Notebook: Oct. 26, 2020 – Halloween screams
Reporters' Notebook: Oct. 26, 2020 – Halloween screams

Reporters' Notebook: Oct. 26, 2020 – Halloween screams

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to pioneering self-help author Napoleon Hill, born on this date in 1883, “Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.”

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SPOOKED – Ordinarily, the Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service broadcasts readings of newspapers, magazines and books for the visually-impaired, who listen over special “reading radios.” For Halloween week, however, it will air a locally-produced original radio thriller, “The Brain of Dr. Delgado.”

Written by Karen Eichler and Andrew Spragge from Defiant Monkey Improv, it’s on at 8 a.m. today and Tuesday, 3 p.m. Wednesday, 11 a.m. Thursday and Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday. Those without a special reading radio can tune in for a live stream at

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ZOOMING IN – Kara Frisina from the Western New York Land Conservancy is guest speaker at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the free IMAGINE lecture series on Zoom. She will talk about the College Lodge Forest in Chautauqua County, which the conservancy wants to acquire. Link to the program at

Also free on Zoom is the third program in Niagara University’s “Transformative Visions” presidential speaker series at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Dina Gilio-Whitaker from the Center for World Indigenous Studies in Olympia, Wash., co-author of “All the Real Indians Died Off and 20 Other Myths About Native Americans,” will talk about what environmental justice activists can learn from indigenous peoples. Visit

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SEE HOW THEY RUN – Voters can size up the candidates in the Nov. 3 election at a pair of Virtual Meet the Candidates Days sponsored on YouTube by Western New York Independent Living Inc.

Those running in state and federal races will be available from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, while those in local races in Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties can be seen from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday. Visit No internet access? Call 425-436-6200, Access Code 595227.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Margaret Orlando, Anna Klapakis, Paul Tokasz, Ron Montesano, Christal Guthrie, Tricia Barrett, Melissa Hiscock, Stephen Yonaty, Patricia Merrell, Gregory Nowicki, Arlene Brown, Beth Bielmann, Barb Biddle, Jennifer Carducci, Nick Millemaci, Kevin Panek, Sister Mary Lucette Kinicki, Christopher Alessi, Gary Plant, Judith Garvey Bondanza, Paul S. Maciocha, Paul Iannuzzelli, Nancy Orsi, Jessie Lark and Courtney MacKenzie.

AND TUESDAY – Christopher Burns, Donn Esmonde, Doris Jones, Rasmus Ristolainen, Cheryl Williams, Amelia Russ Cheney, Dave Szymonek Sr., Brian Hassett, Ty Nsekhe, Beth Knodel, Sophia Lawrence, Nadine Thress, Anna Mooney, Kristy Sokolowski, Rosemary Rizzo, Nancy Mullen Skrzypczyk, Jason Zaklikowski, Mark Pronobis and Overseer Jeffery Bowen.

To submit birthdays and other items of interest to Reporters’ Notebook, please email or send a letter to Reporters’ Notebook, Buffalo News, Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240.

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Dale Anderson has been a Buffalo News staff reporter since 1968. He was the chief rock and pop writer for 20 years and helped establish the weekend entertainment magazine Gusto.

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