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February 15, 2013

Do You Remember Feb. 15?

Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago

John Hutter had 17 points as the Iroquois Chiefs wrapped up an undefeated season in Erie County Interscholastic Conference Division III play with a 64-36 win over the visiting Tonawanda Warriors Friday night.

• NEWS Want ads included: “Reporters and editors wanted: Looking for a career path? Our group of daily community newspapers can provide it. Send resume and clips to Terry Shaw, editor, Greater Niagara Newspapers.”

1988 — 25 years ago

Jake Wurl, 92, the last known master woodcarver from North Tonawanda, died. His work included carrousel horses and a six-foot relief carving of an antique fire truck located at the Rescue Hose Fire Hall.

• A new technology, the so-called DNA probe technology, allows for identification of suspects through the genetic structure in a single hair or a minute sample of blood, possibly making fingerprints obsolete.

1963 — 50 years ago

• A pageant entitled “Brother vs. Brother” was set to climax Franklin Junior High School’s Civil War centennial. The production was researched, written, and directed by teacher Gerald Miller.

• Bell Aerosystems was selected to provide the positive expulsion tanks for the reaction control system of NASA’s Apollo spacecraft which was being designed to send three astronauts on a round trip to the moon before 1970.

1943 — 70 years ago

• The executive committee of the Tonawandas’ Bowling Association of the American Bowling Congress awarded the First Annual City Championship Bowling Tournament to the Flash Alleys.

• Britain’s Royal Family posed for its latest photograph which had Queen Elizabeth playing the piano, while King George and their daughter, Crown Princess Elizabeth, stood by and listened.

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