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November 24, 2012

Do You Remember Nov. 24?

Tonawanda News — 2002 — 10 years ago

Keith Pete of Lockport used his time off from work to invent a reverse tremolo bridge called a Step Max, which he described as a whammybar on an electric guitar.

• Coats 4 Kids held their first winter coat distribution as the season’s first snowfall hit. Dozens of families braved the cold to find coats for their children.

1987 — 25 years ago

• After attorneys for Ron Pilozzi inspected the seven mail ballots, the court challenge was dropped and David Miller was declared the winner in the Tonawanda mayoral race.

Glenn Lozo, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club, announced his retirement after a 34-year career with the organization.

1962 — 50 years ago

• Beginning promptly at noon, tolls were now to be collected at the Breckenridge Street barrier. The move coincided with the opening of the new Scajaquada interchange which linked the Niagara Thruway with the Humboldt Expressway, thus offering an alternative to the toll route.

• One of the most unusual and valuable Christmas trees ever seen in Western New York was on view all during the Christmas season at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The 16-foot tree was decorated with about 70 religious figurines produced by some of the most famous Neapolitan artists of the 18th century.

1942 — 70 years ago

• U. S. Mint officials were planning on coining a second wartime nickel, a three-cent piece, and a new one-cent piece — all of zinc coated steel.

• President Walter J. Wolf sought information at the Tonawanda Common Council meeting as to why City of Tonawanda consumers of gas paid more than those of the Town of Tonawanda.

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