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November 9, 2013

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Tonawanda News — 2003 - 10 years ago

• A school bus owned by the Lighthouse Baptist Church in North Tonawanda was stolen from a Buffalo repair shop and taken for a joy ride through the city.

Jennifer Rayner, Kortney Selak and Hilary White were among the girl scouts of Troop 202 who were preparing posters to announce their coat collection for the homeless as part of their Bronze Award project.

1988 - 25 years ago 

George Herbert Walker Bush and Dan Quayle carried 40 states and had a popular vote of 54 percent in the Presidential Election.

• Delaware Lanes was purchased by Donna Schoelles, Wally Cook and Tom Howell. They introduced moonlight bowling and announced plans to remodel the interior and install new automatic pinsetters.

1963 - 50 years ago

• Swedish-born movie star Ann-Margret, 22, announced that she was going steady with Elvis Presley. She made the announcement at the London royal premiere of her latest movie “Bye, Bye, Birdie.”

• Former Tonawanda resident Evelyn West Ayrault published a book telling of her personal triumph over Cerebral Palsy during her early childhood in the Tonawandas.

1943 - 70 years ago

• The ordinance which City Judge Charles W. Coshway declared unconstitutional during the trial of two union organizers, arrested for distributing literature urging voters to cast ballots at the November election, was no longer in effect in Tonawanda. The city councilmen passed a resolution repealing the ordinance. They also rejected the ordinance requiring bowling alleys to pay a tax.

• The first in a series of boxing tournaments to be held at Boys Club of the Tonawandas was scheduled when boys from three classifications—midgets, juniors and intermediates—would meet in informal contests. Four bouts from each group were scheduled and the spectators would determine all winners.

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