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November 2, 2012

Step Back in Time: Nov. 2, 2012

Step Back in Time features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.

25 years ago

Nov. 2, 1987

Ada Lukyanova, a visiting teacher from the Soviet Union, will highlight a meeting of Peace Links, Women Against Nuclear War, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4 in the Embury Room of the First United Methodist Church in Oneonta.

Peace Links sponsors an annual exchange between women of the two countries. A delegation of American women left in late October for the Soviet Union.

Lukyanova will also be a guest at Hartwick College Thursday, Nov. 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. 

Lukyanova is one of 10 teachers visiting the United States under the Soviet Department of Ministries. Her visit to Hartwick is sponsored by the Political Science department and Office of Special Programs.


50 years ago

Nov. 2, 1962

COOPERSTOWN (AP) — “I think the town revealed itself as a sick town,” said paperback novelist Isabel Moore. “The people like to hate.”

This was Mrs. Moore’s reaction Thursday when police told her that obscene words and threats were painted on the side of her house Wednesday night — Halloween — in this historical old village.

She was staying with relatives at the time. Police said they had been warned that something would happen to Mrs. Moore or the house.

They said feeling against her had been growing since her paperback book, entitled “The Sex Cure,” was published last month. Mrs. Moore, 47, used the pen name, Elaine Dorian, but made no secret of the fact she wrote the book.

She described the short novel as a behind-the-scenes look at Cooperstown and the lives and passions of the upper strata — “a sort of Glimmerglass version of Peyton Place.”

“It sounded like Cooperstown and it was supposed to,” she said.

Mrs. Moore, who says she has been writing successfully for 24 years, moved to this normally placid village of 2,500 in November to be near a married daughter.

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