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Family-friendly haircuts, tanning at Chiappelli's

It's a family affair at Chiappelli's Hair and Tanning, 7010 Dixie Highway. Dan Chiappelli, his wife Barb, and their children Mario and Angelia run the business, an Aveda Concept Salon, under the yellow awning across from the former Farmer Jack supermarket....more >>

New sales manager at Bowman's

John Bowman Chevrolet's new sales manager, Brian Burke, is a familiar face he was Bowman's used-car sales manager for the last 13 years. "Now I'm in new and used," said Burke. "It's going phenomenally....more >>
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Born October 1st
1904: Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-born American virtuoso pianist.
1924: Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the U.S. (1977-1981)
1932: Albert Collins, guitarist.
1935: Julie Andrews (Julia Elizabeth Wells), actress and singer whose films include Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.
1946: Tim O'Brien, novelist (The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods).
October 1st
in history
1847: Maria Mitchell, American astronomer, discovers a comet and is elected the same day to the American Academy of Arts---the first woman to be so honored. The King of Denmark awarded her a gold medal for her discovery.
1856: The first installment of Gustav Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary appears in the Revue de Paris after the publisher refuses to print a passage in which the character Emma has a tryst in the back seat of a carriage.
1864: The Condor, a British blockade-runner, is grounded near Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Father John B. Tabb, an unreconstructed Rebel to the end, had served the Confederacy aboard blockade runners.
1878: General Lew Wallace is sworn in as governor of New Mexico Territory. He went on to deal with the Lincoln County War, Billy the Kid and write Ben-Hur. His Civil War heroics earned him the moniker Savior of Cincinnati.
1890: Yosemite National Park is dedicated in California.