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JULY 17, 1968 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date 39 years ago:
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WAKEMAN - Years after learning to cook from her grandmother, Anita Bolden has now put her talents to work in the kitchen for local 4-H members as she joined the Camp Conger team this summer. "I was thrilled,' she said, adding that her paycheck for the two camps was a bonus. "I didn't even know you got paid for it.'
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2 lbs. hamburger 64 oz. bottle of salsa
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Please pull over Startled. Bummed. Upset. And then plain out mad. That's how I felt Monday, July 9, 2007. I was on my way to Sandusky. It started at the stop light in Milan on the corner of U.S. 250 and Ohio 113. I was sitting at the light waiting for it to turn green, when I heard sirens. I was making a right-hand turn onto U.S. 250, when I saw flashing lights, and heard sirens. So I moved as close to the edge of the road as I could, so the fire truck could safely get around me.
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I rarely re-watch a movie. It's odd, of course, for a former film-industry professional, but I only see one or two movies a year now, so re-watching a movie is something pretty out of the ordinary for me. This past week, however, I re-watched "Stranger Than Fiction." Part of the reason I did is that it stars Emma Thompson, and if there's any woman for whom I would consider leaving my wife, it's she. Like everything she's in, it's an excellent picture.
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Toast Executive Director Lucinda Smith and everybody at Huron County Senior Enrichment Services, which celebrated its 35th birthday Friday with a party. The agency has coordinated more than half a million trips and prepared almost three-quarters of a million meals for local senior citizens. The agency features groups such as a drama club, crochet club, lunch bunch and senior ambassadors. Roast Ohio Rep. John Boehner, the Republican House leader from Ohio who last week called fellow Republicans having second thoughts about supporting war in Iraq "wimps." This from the man who at least twice in the past year has bizarrely broken down crying on the floor of the House during speeches. We'd suggest public bawling is less manly than looking out for the best interests of our troops and the nation.
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A couple of weeks ago, I filled this space with my forecast of what we would be seeing at the Norwalk Lions' July 4 Parade. I then attended the parade and saw most of my predictions come to pass. Literally.
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It may seem craven to say so, but a person really had to wonder at the inability of trained medical personnel to hook wire A to battery B to alarm clock C and detonate a car loaded with gasoline and nails in London. And then having to resort to the rather amateurish alternative of crashing a Jeep Cherokee into the Glasgow airport terminal the suicide bomb alumni association must be shaking their heads. Nonetheless, the fiasco in London is bound to bring new directives from the Department of Homeland Security forbidding doctors and nurses from operating motor vehicles. It only makes sense. Where there is smoke, there is fire. The war on terror must be pursued wherever it leads and right now it points towards people with stethoscopes. It is the DHS that requires us to remove our shoes at the airport and put our toothpaste in a little plastic bag, all in homage to previous unsuccessful terrorists, and so a new rule from Secretary Shirtsoff seems inevitable. What evil lurks in the hearts of men, the Secretary knows. Doctors have been shown to constitute a security threat: therefore they must not be allowed to drive cars or have backpacks or briefcases, which can conceal bombs. They should carry their possessions in clear plastic bags and they should go barefoot at all times. When it comes to security, there can be no shortcuts, no half measures. Perhaps these rules should apply only to medical personnel from the Middle East, or to all swarthy doctors, or those who have fez marks on their foreheads or who set off the fig detector, but that would require a lot of on-site decisions by motor vehicle bureaus and security personnel a blanket rule is easier to enforce. All docs take walks. After all, the TSA folks at the airport don't let you squeeze out a little Ipana on your finger and prove that it's only toothpaste and not nitroglycerine there just isn't time for that monkey business.
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It was the cover story of the July 10 RED EYE, an edition of the Chicago Tribune End of the "N" word? There was no mourning at this funeral, the Associated Press reported.
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Jackie Smith joins Heydinger Family Chiropractic Heydinger Family Chiropractic would like to welcome Jackie Smith to their office. She will be working full-time as a chiropractic assistant.
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The Norwalk Area Chamber board of directors recently approved a name change for the chamber and last week we received notification from the secretary of state had accepted that change. We are now the Norwalk Area-Huron County Chamber of Commerce. The change better reflects the spread of our membership and will allow us to assist other organizations and entities on projects important to the overall benefit of the business community. Another change will be the chamber newsletter which will be going electronic early this fall. Currently we are in the process of selecting a new format and the choices seem endless. If you receive an outstanding electronic newsletter from an organization you belong to I'd really appreciate seeing it and hearing why it works for you. Forward it and your comments to chamber@accnorwalk.com. Along with the newsletter we are working to update our site and expand how potential customers can find you while making information grabs for solicitation much more difficult. Like the newsletter, your input on additional features you would find helpful on our site are welcome and encouraged.
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A benefit will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Gardner's SuperValu for Alex Westerfield, a 1-year old who is recovering from brain surgery. The lunch in being held in conjunction with the Alex Open Golf Tournament, slated for July 29 at Sycamore Hills.
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A Willard man must post a $50,000 bond before being released from custody on a felonious assault charge. Librado Ramos, 65, of 2948 Neal Zick Road, Lot 42, is accused of assaulting a 19-year-old man with a two-by-four during a June 17 domestic altercation involving Ramos, his son and the victim, Norwalk Assistant Law Director T. Douglas Clifford said. The prosecutor declined to say why Ramos hit the person, who sustained injuries to his head and face.
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A Huron County grand jury indicted two Norwalk suspects in connection with a series of Peru Olena Road home burglaries involving stolen firearms. Alysia Holzmiller, 30, of 114 Newton St., is accused of distracting an occupant while her accomplice, Joshua J. Raymond, 27, of 88 S. Linwood Ave., reportedly stole two firearms during the May 26 offense, Huron County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Dane Howard said. Several firearms are still missing.
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NORWALK - The following people were recently convicted of crimes in Norwalk Municipal Court, Judge John Ridge presiding: Sandra L. Laney, 33, 185 U.S. 250 South, New London; dog at large; conviction date: July 3; fine, $25; costs, $60; defendant shall pay fine and cost within 90 days.
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ROCHESTER A rural New London woman was killed instantly Saturday when a train hit her driver's side door at a Baker Road railroad crossing in Huntington Township. Amanda M. White, 18, of 24505 Gore Orphanage Road, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident that happened about 6:30 p.m. Troopers with the state Highway Patrol's Elyria post said White was heading south and the train went about 2,000 feet before both it and the 1997 Ford Escort stopped after the collision.
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MUNICIPALITIES Bellevue
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NORWALK FIRE Responded to a transformer fire where a squirrel had gotten on top at 7:11 a.m. Monday at 80 St. Mary's St. Returned to station at 7:25.
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HIGHWAY PATROL John Bey, 36, of Pittsburgh, Pa., was charged with a travel lane violation Tuesday after his trailer went off the right side of the road as he was turning from County Road 34 onto Ohio 19 in Seneca County. He hit a telephone pole and stop sign.
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On June 15, Gaymont Nursing Center welcomed a new therapy provider, Therapy Partners. Therapy Partners specializes in orthopedic and other traditional therapy services. Gaymont has a 17-bed rehab unit that they call the "return to home" unit. The new company will not only meet the therapy needs of those intending to return home but also to promote independence and safety with those who reside in Gaymont. The Therapy Partners and Gaymont rehabilitation team offer a variety of rehabilitation services for inpatient.
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Megan Centers, 20, Norwalk Immediate family: Joe (father), Jody (mother), and sisters Jordan (22) and Ryan (18).