Roeder's Last Ride

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Hollie Newton
May 9, 2013


50 years ago, 1963: An estimated 1,000 Negroes were in Birmingham, Ala., jails today as a result of two days of racial unrest. Several were injured by high pressure hoses or bitten by police dogs. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. warned that protesting would continue.

25 years ago, 1988: After six straight tries, the Vermilion school system finally passed a tax increase. By a margin of 51.7 to 48.3 percent, residents passed a 9-mill, five-year emergency tax increase that gave the district about $1.75 million a year for operating expenses.

10 years ago, 2003:  George Roeder, 66, founder of Roeder Harley-Davidson in Monroeville and nationally known biker, died of an apparent heart attack His death came on the eve of the grand opening of the family's 40,000-square foot motorcycle headquarters on Milan Road.



"finally past a tax increase"

Past? PAST! SMH!


Nice fix.....

Hollie Newton

Thanks for the heads up!



is it politically correct to say Negroes? oh well. haha
But honestly I like this segment on the webpage. Gives me something to look forward to.


In 1963 it was. I am sure today's politically correctness POLICE would have you run out on a rail!