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OCT. 9, 1930 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 75 years ago:
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EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is the blog entry posted by Matt Roche Monday night onwww.norwalkreflector.com. Readers are invited to go online and share their observations about "Dancing with the Stars" and several other popular TV shows on the Reflector's TV Blogs sections. Here's some jive talkin' about the performers in the order of their dances for Week 3:
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Incorrect information appeared in Monday's issue. The collision between a bicyclist and pickup truck happened in the morning.
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Regarding last week's roast of gas prices in Norwalk: No Kidding! This has been going on for years. Today (Oct. 1, 2007), the price in Elyria was $2.50 to $2.55 per gallon, in Norwalk, $2.85 per gallon. This means that a 15-gallon purchase, in Norwalk, would cost up to $5.25 more than the same purchase in Elyria. That's enough to buy lunch! I figure that well over $1 million, per year, is being unjustly siphoned (pun intended) off the top of the Norwalk economy by the local gasoline retailers. I'm quite sure that other businesses in this community would like to have a share of that $1 million in their cash registers. But very few people, including the leaders in this town, seem to care. It would be a shame if a Class Action Lawsuit had to be filed to right this wrong. Jeff Stuhldreher
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We appreciate the Norwalk Reflector for joining the Community Prevention Partners' campaign to counter substance use in the Norwalk area and for its donation of $1,100 for 100 home drug test kits. The unified front assembled in this community is sending a clear message that this community is committed to the safety and health of its residents, and is hostile to drug use. We are determined to empower our youth and parents to take this stand with us. I wish everyone who has invested time, money and expertise to these efforts could see what we have seen in the classroom with the enthusiasm and epiphanies of the students in the LifeSkills Training substance use prevention program. Or that you could witness that gratitude and relief of a parent who has come into the office for a drug test kit and support that they are doing the right thing.
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Using a Scientific American article's numbers, it would cost $40 billion to build a hydrogen filling station every half-mile in American urban areas and every six and a quarter highway miles. This counters an auto industry excuse that they can't build hydrogen-powered cars because without an infrastructure those cars wouldn't sell. The infrastructure for creating and transporting hydrogen to these filling stations already exists as hydrogen has been used in mass quantities in American industry for decades. The auto industry claim requiring a 300-mile single-tank capacity is another feeble smokescreen as most Americans seldom travel more than 50 miles in a single day of normal driving, and current hydrogen cars get 200 miles per tank. Government subsidies to the oil industry help make wind and solar industries non-competitive. Current technology makes wind generators that are quiet, slow-moving to avoid wildlife dangers, and look more like art than oversized fans, while solar panel efficiency and designs have advanced to the point of spray-on coatings. If another $40 billion were used to subsidize solar and wind technology, prices would plummet enough to put single-home units in reach of any family income, and eliminate all the worst polluting coal plants. Most Ohio coal plants occupy considerable acreage on river and lakefront land and converting their oldest, most polluting plants to wind/solar combination, energy farms would help those (former) coal companies remain profitable, and more ecologically respected. An $80 billion total is a fraction of what the Iraq War has cost in non-retrievable funds every year for five years and would provide a permanently recycling service industry (and tax base) for American jobs. In the special election to replace the recently deceased Rep. Gillmor, it would be nice if campaigns concentrated on economic prosperity for Northern Ohio through leadership in green energy, job creation.
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Winning the All Star Award for cheerleading this summer granted Miss Alex Cantu a spot in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day parade. Because of the incredible kindness and generosity of our community, Alex was able to have her trip funded with the many donations.
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All the rage in Web publishing these days centers on what's known as "user-generated content (UGC)." UGC takes several forms: Blogs written by readers; comments posted on stories and forums; and photos and video shot by audience members and posted online. Today, provided all goes as planned (and you know it almost always does where computer-related matters are concerned) the Reflector launches an initiative in an attempt to capitalize on this growing trend and better leverage our community's assets to enhance the news report we provide our audience. On norwalkreflector.com's homepage today you'll notice a change. Gone are the links to Associated Press video and stories which were kind of cool but almost nobody ever clicked on. In their place is a promotional ad and link to what we are calling "ReflectorCam 2.0."
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It was meant to be a lesson on how a bill becomes law. It turned into much more than that.
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Sandifer promited at Tampa zoo TAMPA. Fla - Former Norwalk resident Jean Sandifer recently was promoted at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo named the No. 1 family zoo in the U.S. by Child Magazine.
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Children who exceed guidelines on watching too much television are more likely to be overweight and have more body fat, according to a Baylor College of Medicine-led study published today in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. "It's important for pre-schoolers to watch less than two hours of television each day, and what they are watching should ideally have an educational aspect," said Dr. Jason Mendoza, assistant professor of pediatrics at BCM and a researcher at the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center. "Parents should try to turn the TV off as often as possible and do other activities such as play and read." The study shows that while the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children ages 2 and over limit media time to two hours or less per day, nearly 31 percent of U.S. pre-school children exceed this limit. The cross-sectional study was conducted using nationally representative data on children aged 2 to 5 years from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2002. The study also reports that pre-school children who use a computer are likely to have more body fat than those who do not.
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Applications for the annual Willard Downtown Business Association Kiddie King & Queen contest are now available. They may be picked up at Carol's Ultra Stitch in downtown Willard. Applicants must apply as a couple that includes one boy and one girl in kindergarten through the third grade. The children must be residents of the area.
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Childbirth class offered SANDUSKY Firelands Regional Medical Center will offer a four-week childbirth preparation class at these times: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 15, 22, 29 and Nov. 5 on the first floor at the hospital's south campus, 1912 Hayes Ave. Participants will learn breathing patterns and relaxation exercises to be used during labor and delivery. Induction of labor, medication and anesthesia options, Caesarian birth and recovery will also be discussed. Childbirth classes are taught by experienced obstetrical nurses from Firelands Regional Medical Center with a clinical background focused on contemporary childbirth methods. It is recommended that this course be taken during the last trimester of pregnancy and that expectant mothers select a class that ends at least three weeks before their due date.
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HIGHWAY PATROL Jordan C. Lucal, 20, of 3484 Greenwich-Angling Road, Greenwich, was charged with failure to control Friday after his vehicle exited both sides of Alpha Road and hit a ditch.
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Gaymont In September, Laurie Burdine entertained residents with her dancing and singing. Bright colored boas brought smiles to the residences faces. Rose Williams, Birdie Baker, Gloria Grashel, Effie Smith and Kathleen Thill love to be pampered with their hand massages and manicures. That relaxed them to prepare for joints in motion.
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WILLARD - Willard City Schools officials plan to set up a committee to update the district's anti-bullying policy. Ohio law requires school board members to work with school employees, volunteers, students and community members to establish such a policy. It must be in place by Dec. 31.
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A Willard man was charged with failing to obey a signal after a two-vehicle collision early Sunday afternoon. Samuel A. Broca, 20, of 503 Keefer St., was heading southwest on Ohio 61 when he failed to stop at the red light at the Ohio 601 intersection, troopers with the state Highway Patrol said.
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OCT. 8, 1930 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 77 years ago:
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1 pound bag frozen cooked shrimp (tails removed) 2 tablespoons minced garlic
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Fifteen-year-old Brennan Power remembers the first time he tried his aunt's garlic barbecue shrimp - this week's featured recipe. "I liked it the first time I tried it. I wanted more of this," said Power, who had never had shrimp before that. "It's to die for. I love it."
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EDITOR'S NOTE: Here is the first in a series of columns on public health topics, supplied by the Huron County General Health District. The column is called "Simon Says," featuring the district's public health man, Simon. It's barely fall and we've already gotten the following call here at the Huron County General Health District ... "When can I get my flu shot?"