Reporters' Notebook: Bits & Pieces of News
OLAF FUB SEZ: According to inventor and educator George Washington Carver, born on or about this date in 1864, "How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these."
ENTRIES WANTED -- The Crosstown Quilters are looking for entries for their annual fiber arts show from March 7 to April 1 in the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road, West Seneca. Entries can be quilts, needlework, lace, applique or other compositions of thread, yarn, textiles and other fibers, and should communicate a message, emotion or meaning.
Registration forms are available at www.BurchfieldNAC.org. Entries must be registered by Feb. 1 and may be dropped off at the BNAC on March 4 and 5. For information, call Lynne Nothum at 675- 0676, Agnes Annis at 824-9845 or the center at 677-4843.
DEEP SPACE -- No need to become an astronaut to take a trip to Mars. The Dresser-Rand Challenger Learning Center of the Twin Tier Region, 182 E. Union St., Allegany, will transport you there on a simulated two-hour mission at 6 p.m. Jan. 19. After arriving on the planet's surface, travelers will collect and analyze samples and data.
Not ready for Mars? How about a rendezvous with Halley's Comet? A two-hour mission at 10 a.m. Feb. 25 will simulate an interception of the celestial visitor the next time it comes to our part of the Solar System in 2061. …