Twenty years ago – 1993

Cheryl A. Catalano, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John G. Catalano, 604 Roosevelt Ave., Dunkirk is serving an internship with CNN Business News in New York City. She is taking a leave of absence from her current position in corporate communications at Pitney Bowes World Headquarters in Stamford, Conn. A part-time student at the University of New Haven Graduate School, she recently completed a summer internship at WTNH Channel 8 in New Haven.

Thirty years ago – 1983

A local man, working as a movie extra in the South Dayton film sequences of “The Natural,” has now been hired to play a bit part in the movie. Adrian “Ade” Westlund, Wardtown Road, Perrysburg, was chosen for the role of a carnival barker during an unscheduled audition that took place at the carnival set. Relying on his past experience as a barker in local firemen’s carnivals and as a square dance caller, he just improvised a spiel to hawk the “three throws for a nickel.” The movie people were so impressed with his spontaneous demonstration that they hired him on the spot.

Forty years ago – 1973

It has been learned that an anonymous donor has come to the aid of the Cardinal Mindszenty High School basketball program by providing the money for a $450 rebounding machine, which is now in operation.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Roswell Park Institute in Buffalo, the state’s cancer research and treatment center, called on cigarette manufacturers to print health warnings on cigarette packages.