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Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1999

The Chautauqua Cruisers Classic Car Association’s annual picnic was held in August at Point Gratiot in Dunkirk. The Sheriff’s Department and the Dunkirk Police Department provided an escort and stopped traffic along the route for the Cruisers. About 150 members attended. The Chautauqua Cruisers is a non-profit organization formed in 1988 by a group of car enthusiasts. Membership currently totals 164.

Thirty years ago — 1989

The Food and Drug Administration and the nation’s paper industry say cancer-causing dioxins in milk cartons are being reduced to a virtually untraceable level, with the expectation they will be effectively eliminated in the very near future. Dioxin is the most potent carcinogenic chemical compound ever tested in laboratory animals, although it has never been shown to cause cancer in humans. The FDA estimated the risk of getting cancer from drinking milk from dioxin-contaminated milk cartons over a lifetime is less than 5 in 1 million.

Forty years ago – 1979

The “Chautauqua Plan” for turning welfare clients into workers saved taxpayers almost three quarters of a million dollars and reduced caseloads in two categories by some 15 percent, County Executive Joseph Gerace revealed. The caseload of welfare clients has dipped below 2,000 this year for the first time in five years.

Fifty years ago — 1969

Robert E. Cannon, 18-year-old son of Mrs. Emma Cannon of 82 Cleveland Ave., Fredonia and Charles Cannon of Stockton Road, Fredonia appeared Sept. 23 as a member of the cast of “The Mod Squad” on WKBW-TV Channel 7. Robert is a 1960 graduate of Falconer Central High School. He had a role in the movie “Rain Shadow” and also has a part on the “New People” which will appear here in December.

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