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April 12, 2013

Step Back in Time: April 12, 2013

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

25 years ago

April 12, 1988

John Dukakis, son of Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis, will be campaigning in Oneonta along with his wife, Lisa, on Wednesday, April 13.

The couple will appear at about 2 p.m. at Diana’s Restaurant on Main Street, according to William Schebaum, chairman of the Otsego County Democratic Committee. Several county Democrats have been invited to attend and the public is also invited. Schebaum said the committee had been lobbying to have a representative of the Dukakis campaign come to Oneonta.

John Dukakis, 29, attended Brown University, and following graduation pursued a brief acting career, appearing on stage and television shows, including “Family Ties,” according to Nick Carter, scheduling coordinator for John and Lisa Dukakis.

The candidate’s son helped work in the campaign to elect Massachusetts Democratic Senator John Kerry. He is now Southern Director of his father’s campaign, and was “the architect” of the Dukakis victories in Florida and Texas, Carter said.

50 years ago

April 12, 1963

RICHFIELD SPRINGS — Carolyn Hribar, a sixth grader in the Richfield Springs Central School, won honorable mention in the 49th annual international “Animals in Art” poster contest sponsored by the American Humane Association.

Thirty-eight states, the District of Columbia and three foreign countries were represented in this year’s contest. Among those receiving prizes were students from Tokyo, Japan, Montreal, Quebec and Meriayoun, Lebanon.

Carolyn was a winner in the contest sponsored by the Otsego County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Her art teacher, Miss Marie Martin and James U. Brophy of the Board of Cooperative Educational Services, supervised the contest. Carolyn is the daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Anthony Hribar of Richfield Springs, RD 2.

In 1956 Helen Murphy of the Oneonta Junior High won third place.

This year’s winning posters were sent to the American Humane Association in Denver to be judged. W.B. Romeling of Van Hornesville and John W. Sanford of Cooperstown were the judges at the Richfield Springs Central School.

Mrs. Charles T. Hughs, vice president and director of Otsego County SPCA, conducted the local contest.

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