Looking Back on March 3, 2010


 100 years ago, 1910

Miss Allena Kanka, who was in the city Tuesday demonstrating touch typewriting on the Smith Premiere typewriter, gave an exhibition of speed and accurate writing in the morning at Bliss Business College. While there, she made a record of 180 words a minute on a practiced sentence, which is better by three words than she did at the other schools in the city.

50 years ago, 1960

One truckload of the 60-inch concrete pipe which is to be installed in Dennison Street gully to enclose part of the Penley Brook open sewer was delivered to the site on Tuesday.

The Bangor concern doing the work on the 920-foot project, sponsored jointly by the Auburn Sewerage District and the city, plans to use some of the sections to run into manholes. A truckload consists of six lengths of the large pipe.

25 years ago, 1985

Gannett Co. , Inc. has reached agreement in principle to acquire Family Weekly magazine from CBS, Inc., Gannett Chairman Allen H. Neuharth announced this week.

With a 12.8-million circulation, Family Weekly is circulated by 362 weekend newspapers, including the Sun-Journal Sunday, making it the third-largest weekly magazine, behind Parade and TV Guide.