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December 11, 2012

Step Back in Time: Dec. 11, 2012

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

25 years ago

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — William J. Eldred, son of Mrs. Marian Eldred of Oneonta, has been selected the NASA Employee of the Month in the area of safety, reliability and quality assurance at the Kennedy Space Center, America’s launch facility for space shuttle missions.

Eldred, a 1952 graduate of Oneonta High School, has also received three NASA sustained superior performance awards and the USAF Space Division Excellence awards during his 23 years with NASA.

He is an engineering consultant and advisor to the director of safety, reliability and quality assurance. His responsibilities include independent assessment of ground support equipment and facilities for the Space Shuttle Orbiters and processing of the external tanks and solid rocket boosters for the unique space craft.

Eldred is married to the former Ann Cook, also an Oneonta High School graduate. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cook, also live in Oneonta.

 

50 years ago

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The Public Safety Board wants to do away with stop signs that are located on intersections governed by stop lights.

Currently there are cases where intersections have both stop lights and stop signs. The duplication has been confusing city motorists for years.

Police explain that the stop sign should be obeyed if the traffic light is off. If the traffic light is on, it takes precedence over the stop signs.

Police Commissioner Ted Phillips, who is recommending that the stop signs at these intersections by abolished, wants the traffic lights on 24 hours a day.

Before the move can be made, City Attorney Anthony DeAngelo will be called in to check on the legal aspects of the proposal.

This was suggested by Police Chief Robert Simmons.

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