Tonawanda News — 2004 - 10 years ago
• U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer was urging the Department of Labor to create a local resource center for people who were exposed to nuclear materials while on the job.
• On the eve of the House hearing on broadcast indecency, the nation’s largest radio station chain suspended shock jock Howard Stern’s show, saying it did not meet the company’s newly revised programming standards.
1964 - 50 years ago
• Thomas Beiersdorf, Daniel Smith, Dennis Fillmore, David Jones and Stephen Vogt constructed a propeller-driven 12-foot long ice boat. The boat was clocked at 65 miles per hour on the ice-covered Erie Barge Canal.
• Local sports parachutists urged the repeal of a state law that made sports parachuting illegal. State troopers were arresting jumpers but when the cases would go to court, they were dismissed because the law was considered too vague.
1944 - 70 years ago
• WD Trimble, representing the Real Estate Board of the Tonawandas, was appointed a member of the Legislation and Taxation committee of the New York State Association of Real Estate Boards.
• George A. Hervey, quartermaster and former commander of Albert R. Smith Camp #106, Spanish War Veterans, was appointed aide de camp to Fred Meyer, department commander of the United Spanish War Veterans of New York State. Mr. Hervey was a retired clerk of the Tonawanda post office residing at 27 Hill St.