1. President George W. Bush gave Karl Rove, his senior adviser and deputy chief of staff, credit for engineering his 2004 victory over Democrat John Kerry. Now, as adviser to American Crossroads, one of the most prominent Super-PACs, Rove gives campaign support to numerous Republicans. He's sure to have plenty to say about the upcoming presidential election when he speaks on "Understanding American Challenges" at 7 p.m. in the Montante Center at Canisius College as part of the William H. Fitzpatrick Chair of Political Science Lecture Series. Admission is free. Doors open at 6:30. Seating is limited.
2. They don't really expect a turnout of an entire million today for the second annual Million Fathers March at Aloma D. Johnson Fruit Belt Community Charter School at 833 Michigan Ave., but organizers plan to make it worthwhile for all who come. Fathers will be welcome in the school all day, will get a "home cooked" breakfast and lunch, will hear from a number of speakers and finish it off with a father-child march around the historic Fruit Belt. For info, call 856-4390.
3. You don't have to punch up CalorieCount.com on your smartphone any more to find out how fattening your order is going to be at McDonald's. The fast food chain plans to begin posting the calorie content of all its menu items, starting today. How truly gut busting is that Quarter Pounder with Cheese? 510 calories, 26 grams of fat. Better order the Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken. That's only 220 calories, 6 grams of fat.
4. Mike Billoni, spokesman for the Food Bank of Western New York, nearly died 20 years ago when a drunken driver struck him while he was bicycling near Point Abino, Ont. To celebrate the anniversary of the crash, Billoni is hosting a Celebration of Life from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Patriots and Heroes Park in front of Russell's Steaks, Chops and More at 6675 Transit Road, Lancaster. Proceeds will benefit the Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Erie County Medical Center, where Billoni underwent 17 hours of surgery that saved his life. RSVPs are requested. Call 898-5800.
5. What do you do with an old schoolhouse after the final bell has rung? In Batavia, the almost-century-old Washington School became headquarters for the school district's administrators and the information technology department after classes were moved to a newer building. Now that those functions have been transferred to the district's other schools as a money-saving measure, Reed Eye Associates wants to purchase it for $500,000 and turn it into an eye surgery center. Voters get to decide on whether to sell it in a referendum today.
6. The state Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting from 4 to 8 p.m. in Lewiston Town Hall, 1375 Ridge Road, on its plans to replace the decks of three bridges over the New York Power Authority reservoir. One bridge is on Military Road, and the others are on Interstate 190, one northbound and the other southbound. A formal presentation is scheduled for 6:30. The DOT says construction would be done in phases, one bridge deck at a time, with traffic being maintained on the other two spans.
7. The waiting is over for fans of the long-running popular television game shows "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy!" Absent from local airwaves for two weeks after years on WKBW, Channel 7, the two programs resume today at their familiar times - 7 and 7:30 p.m. - at their new home, WIVB, Channel 4.