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2017-11-09 / Editorials

Out of the Past


VOTER TURNOUT — Board of Elections worker Lois Tharnish guides Dennis Woloszynski through voting at the Elma Public Library on election day in 1992. 
Photo by Rocco Laurienzo VOTER TURNOUT — Board of Elections worker Lois Tharnish guides Dennis Woloszynski through voting at the Elma Public Library on election day in 1992. Photo by Rocco Laurienzo 25 Years Ago November 12, 1992

More than 100 people packed a classroom in the Marilla Primary School to hear elected board member Michael McCormick address concerns following accusations he told a Jewish merchant, “Now I know why Hitler put so many of you in the ovens,” following a dispute with the man. McCormick is also accused of leaning over to another board member during a meeting and saying, “Hitler didn’t go far enough.” McCormick has refused to apologize or recant the statement.

Ross Perot, backed by the United We Stand America organization, won a landslide victory in Elma, Marilla and Wales on election day, capturing 68 percent of the votes. Perot also finished a close second in Aurora, where President George Bush squeaked by with 176 votes. Of the 8,037 registered voters in the Town of Aurora, nearly 6,000 made it out to vote this year.

An Orchard Park man reports that he has bought a house on Oakwood Avenue, and the current occupants refuse to leave. He said the deed to the house becomes entirely his after Nov. 1, 1992. He requested the occupants be arrested and removed for trespassing.

With a 2-1 victory over Medina on Saturday, the Iroquois girl’s varsity field hockey team is headed to a regional matchup against a team from Section V. The Lady Chiefs were the No. 1 seed entering the Section VI Class B playoffs.

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