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July 13, 2014

Do You Remember July 13?

Tonawanda News —  2004 — 10 years ago

Phyllis Phillips, a staffer for the United States Olympic Committee, prepared to leave for Athens, Greece. Her job was to distribute venue entry tickets to athletes and their families at the 2004 Olympics.

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton visited the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station to meet with local officials regarding BRAC’s plans to close the facility.

1989 — 25 years ago

James Tasker of Tasker’s Bells on Young Street donated a complete set of Reader’s Digest books for young readers to the Tonawanda summer school reading program.

Maryalice Demler was one of 20 women competing for the title of Miss New York State.

1964 — 50 years ago

Senator Barry Goldwater was way out in front as the 28th GOP Presidential Convention got underway in San Francisco.

Sister M. Julia M. A., the former Mary Witkowski of North Tonawanda, returned home after a five year assignment in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sister was a 1930 graduate of Our Lady of Czestochowa parochial school in NT.

1944 — 70 years ago

• A special children’s pet parade was held at the Kohler Street playground. Judges on hand awarded war stamps (saving stamps) as prizes for the best pets.

• The help-wanted column of the News listed several ads for women and men workers of which Buffalo Steel Co in Gastown noted a special part time victory shift from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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