Lewiston Daily Sun for Jan. 26, 1948

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100 Years Ago: 1923

Many Lewiston people were tied up on the Waterville Hine for three hours Thursday evening because of a big drift in the car line. The car could not be moved until a snowplow from Lewiston made the trip to the snowbound car.

50 Years Ago: 1973

Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird said today operations for bringing out U.S. prisoners of war from Hanoi “will start this next week,” with more than 100 to be home within two weeks. Laird said the POWs will be flown nonstop from Hanoi to Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines over a roundabout route that will first take them over Vientiane in Laos. But he said there would be no landing in Vientiane as indicated Wednesday by presidential advisor, Henry A. Kissinger, in outlining terms of the peace agreement. Present plans do not call for a stop in Vientiane,” Laird said.

25 Years Ago: 1998

For the first time since the Jan. 7 ice storm, all of the Central Maine Power customers in CMP’s Lewiston district were restored to full power by Sunday night. The number of outages in the Lewiston district: zero.

To the best of my knowledge we have restored power to all those who had experienced power outages in the original ice storm. Tonight is the first night that I will go home to my own bed, said the Lewiston District  operations manager Thomas DePeter, in a tired but relieved voice. “I’m extremely happy,” he said. “They say this is a once-in-a-life-storm. I’m happy to say I’ve seen it once.”

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