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R.I.P. Louie

Hollie Newton • Jun 30, 2013 at 7:30 AM

50 years ago, 1963: President Kennedy sent Congress a five-point civil rights program which he said provided "The most responsible, reasonable and urgently needed solutions to this problem." The legislative package amounted to one of broadest civil rights programs proposed in nearly a century.

25 years ago, 1988: After a six-year, $125,000 renovation the Wright Cycle Co. opened as a museum dedicated to the accomplishments of Orville and Wilbur Wright. The shop where the inventors developed their ideas for powered flighted, opened after being ignored for decades.

10 years ago, 2003: Everyone tipped a glass in remembrance of Louie Muratori, the recently deceased owner of a bar tucked away at the end of River Avenue known by a legion of locals and Cedar Point employees as Sportsmans Lounge, Louie's Tavern, or Big Island Yacht Club.

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