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100 Years Ago – 1918: The Emer­gency Hospi­tal pa­tients who are con­va­lesc­ing have been re­moved to the Owls Build­ing, Ninth and Sproul streets, Ch­ester. Send them mag­a­zines, books and daily pa­pers to keep them con­tent un­til they are re­ally well enough to be dis­charged.

75 Years Ago – 1943:

The Me­dia School Board de­cided last night in fa­vor of ac­cept­ing the ser­vices of the Delaware County Tu­ber­cu­lo­sis As­so­ci­a­tion for mass X-ray ex­am­i­na­tions. The ex­am­i­na­tions, which in­volve only the tak­ing of an X-ray of the chest, will show whether or not tu­ber­cu­lo­sis is present. The ex­am­i­na­tions will be given to all ath­letes at the school and to mem­bers of the 10th and 11th grades.

50 Years Ago – 1968:

The Penn­syl­va­nia Depart­ment of High­ways in Har­ris­burg has re­ceived an ap­par­ently low bid of $17,440,448 for the con­struc­tion of a sec­tion of In­ter­state 95 in Delaware County. Amer­i­can Dredg­ing Co. of Philadel­phia sub­mit­ted the bid to con­struct the su­per­high­way be­tween Sell­ers Av­enue in Ri­d­ley Town­ship and Darby Creek in Tinicum. A PDH spokesman said the pro­ject calls for a bridge over Darby Creek in Ri­d­ley Town­ship and two bridges over Wana­maker Av­enue in Tinicum. 25 Years Ago – 1993:

For the first time, a na­tional watch­dog group has threat­ened le­gal ac­tion against Penn­syl­va­nia’s WAM leg­isla­tive pork bar­rel fund. The Wash­ing­ton Le­gal Foun­da­tion has for­mally asked leg­isla­tive lead­ers, the gover­nor’s of­fice and depart­ment heads to fur­nish doc­u­ments re­lat­ing to the is­suance of WAMs. WAMs – short­hand for “walk­ing around money” – are of­fi­cially known as leg­isla­tive ini­tia­tive grants made by Se­nate and House lead­ers to party law­mak­ers for pet projects in their districts. The WLF es­ti­mates $183 in tax­payer funds “have been doled out un­der this sys­tem since 1988 for many ques­tion­able ac­tiv­i­ties.”

10 Years Ago – 2008:

In these tough eco­nomic times, Aldan res­i­dents could get some good news be­fore the end of the year, in the form of no real es­tate prop­erty tax in­crease next year. That was what Coun­cil­man Michael Xavier, chair­man of the fi­nance com­mit­tee, an­nounced at a re­cent coun­cil meet­ing. Al­though he noted it’s still early in the bud­get process, 96 per­cent of rev­enues an­tic­i­pated for 2008 have been col­lected to date and ex­pen­di­tures are just

69 per­cent of what’s shown in the cur­rent bud­get.

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