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Man vs. Mountain

Hollie Newton • May 4, 2013 at 7:30 AM

50 years ago, 1963: A radio blackout hid the fate of American climbers battling their way through bitter winds, icy footing and thin air up the treacherous final 1,300 feet of Mt. Everest. The radio break delayed word on whether the first American assault team had conquered the world's highest mountain.

25 years ago, 1988: About 70 local "Ohioans for Jesus" stepped from their bus and into the cold and drizzle to join an estimated 200,000 other Christians in the Washington D. C. Mall area praying for repentance. "Washington for Jesus 1988" joined people from all over the country to show their support for church and state.

10 years ago, 2003: The bike path Erie MetroParks tried to build for almost a decade over objections of landowners was vandalized again in an effort to delay the opening. Two large mounds of earth stretched across the path of the Huron River Greenway, about a mile from its entrance in Milan.

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