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February 6, 2014

Step Back in Time: Feb. 6, 2014

25 years ago

Feb. 6, 1989

Cuts in the State University of New York budget will force campuses to turn away thousands of students, according to the local president of the college teacher’s union.

Janet Potter, president of the United University Professions at the State University College at Oneonta, said that instead of capping enrollment SUNY schools should be accepting more students.

“If there is a need for students to be educated, why should we turn them away?” she said. “There has been an increase in the number of students applying this year. However, the number of students who are accepted has gone down. Forty-three percent of the students who applied were turned away.”

Union officials cited a $47 million SUNY spending cut proposed for the fiscal year starting April 1 by Gov. Mario Cuomo. The union claimed SUNY is still reeling from $16.8 million in spending cuts to help close this year’s deficit, forcing campuses to cut classes, services and staff.

50 years ago

Feb. 6, 1964

Calendars and alarm clocks may soon become indispensable items of equipment for Oneonta motorists when the city’s alternate parking ordinance goes into effect.

They may also be necessary for the police officers whose duty it is to enforce the law. And before the new ordinance can be effectively enforced, a little legal interpretation and clarification may also be added.

The new law prohibits parking on the north side of Center, Spruce and Cedar Streets on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays. Under the law there will be no parking on the south sides of these streets on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Parking is also prohibited on the east sides of East, Maple and Elm Streets and Ford Avenue on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Parking on the west side is prohibited on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Signs to this effect are now being posted.

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