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Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1991

Among the more than 400 Buffalo General Hospital volunteers being honored today during the 26th annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon are Michael Damon of Dunkirk and Kimberly Minnicino of Fredonia. They will be recognized for serving 100 or more hours last year. The luncheon is being held at the Buffalo Hilton at the Waterfront.

Forty years ago — 1981

A tragic tale of an 8-year-old kid hooked on heroin has turned into the real life tragedy of a “talented and promising” young reporter who faked the story and won journalism’s highest award. Executives of the Washington Post disclosed that Janet Cooke, 26, who won the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for feature writing this week, admitted under several hours of intense questioning that she fabricated details of “Jimmy’s World,” the account of a child addict living in Washington’s slums she wrote for the paper last fall.

Fifty years ago — 1971

Ruth Callahan, Samuel Danton and Marlene Lindquist have been named to the President’s Commission on the Future of Fredonia by College President Dallas K. Beal. The group will chart the future of the college.

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