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Bygones for July 5

News Tribune, July 5, 1974

* The Duluth Area Council of Employment for the Handicapped is requesting that three Duluth schools be made barrier-free for the disabled and elderly. The proposal calls for installation of elevators, ramps, washroom facilities and other adaptations at the three schools.

* The second annual Bahweting Ojibwa Festival will be held in Sault Ste. Marie next week. The five-day event highlights Indian culture with presentations by Great Lakes area Indians on their history, education, arts and crafts, and contemporary issues.

News Tribune, July 5, 1994

* The Duluth Technical College’s new Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Training Center is scheduled to open this week. The $15 million center, one of three nationally, will provide training for veteran and trainee airport firefighters now required by the Federal Aviation Administration.

* Despite cool weather and threatening clouds yesterday, thousands of people turned out for Duluth’s annual FourthFest celebration at Bayfront Park. The music of several local bands, plus popular jazz musician Leon Redbone and the Charlie Daniels Band, entertained the crowds.

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