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Bygones for Thursday, May 1, 2014

News Tribune, May 1, 1974

* A city of Duluth civil service change providing administrators with more job candidates for interviews has drawn criticism from city unions. The change provides that three qualified candidates should be considered for an open position.

* The cruise ship SS South American is scheduled to make her final trip this week — to a New Jersey wrecking yard. Built in 1914, the South American carried more than half a million passengers to Detroit, Chicago, Montreal and Duluth.

News Tribune, May 1, 1994

* Duluth school district officials will hold a hearing this week to determine whether the book “War Comes to Willy Freeman” should be banned from all Duluth schools. The challenge is the first effort in recent years to ban a book in Duluth.

* The Superior National Forest is losing 12 workers, including two staff officers in the Duluth headquarters, as part of nationwide Forest Service cutbacks. The cuts are related to the federal government’s effort to reduce the federal deficit.

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