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Retro News Wednesday Just For You

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

1) Holiday Inn, starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire (1942)

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2) Olympic Bombing 1996, Richard Jewel, The Wrong Man

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3) Biosphere 2: An American Space Odyssey

4) Retro Indy: Biographer Ray Boomhower shares his fascinating figures in local history

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5) 21 old-fashioned fruit punch recipes (1969)

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6) The Shadow of the Thalidomide Tragedy

7) St Paul’s street trolley: The Auto of the People (1904)

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8) The American girl – fashion’s latest model (1915)

9) Terri Schiavo Documentary: The Case’s Enduring Legacy

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10) The Battle for School Busing

11. Photos: See retro New York in all its black-and-white glory

12. Retro album makeovers for modern musicians from Miley to Drake

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Shanna Shaw fired after being involved in crash with cellphone in hand


8 injured when MBTA bus crashes through Newton guardrail


11 passengers reported injured


Victim identified as Rutland resident Nancy Woods

NORTH BROOKFIELD, Mass. — A bus driver helping her lone passenger disembark from the vehicle was killed when the vehicle started to move.

Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. said Nancy Woods, 46, of Rutland, stopped her bus near Chestnut and Maple streets around 3 p.m. and was helping her passenger get off of the back of the bus when it started to move forward.

Witnesses said Woods ran around to the driver’s side door and reached inside, but the bus hit her and continued to roll down Chestnut Street.

The bus, which was described as the size of a large van, continued to roll until it hit a garage on Maple Street.

The passenger remained in the van and suffered minor injuries.

The investigation is continuing.


Speeding Buses©

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Today I saw two different MBTA buses
at two different times
Going in two different directions
They had their employer name in common
Along with the facts that they were speeding and rushing through a yellow to red light
Then I saw a speeding school bus
So now is it a must that all buses of any kind have to speed
I thought about how it must have felt
Felt to be a passenger on a speeding bus that didn’t care about my life
Didn’t care about just how easy it would have been to take the life of everyone on the bus
And maybe the lives of innocent bystanders on foot or in cars
Why does anyone carrying passengers think it’s OK to speed
Is time so much more important than life
I know that keeping schedules are important but not more important than the safety of those you transport
I wish for not having to fear riding on buses
But I do fear riding on buses
I’m almost certain I won’t ride a bus again anytime soon

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Speeding Buses©
Was written by
Felina Silver Robinson
This poem was written after witnessing three speeding buses today. It scares me to think of how many lives are put at risk every day due to careless driving.


QUINCY, Mass. — An MBTA bus driver suffered a seizure while driving through Quincy Point over the weekend, prompting at least one passenger to help him stop the bus, the Patriot Ledger reported.

Watch MBTA surveillance video of incident

At about 5 p.m. Saturday, a caller to the fire department reported that the driver of an MBTA bus had experienced a full-body seizure while driving on Washington Street, down the street from the Fore River Bridge, Deputy Fire Chief Ed Fenby said.

When firefighters arrived, the bus was pulled over to the side of the road and a passenger was leaning over the driver’s seat and had his foot on the brake while the bus was still in gear, Fenby said Monday.

“My first thing was to put my foot on the brake and put it into neutral. I stood there and held the guy until the EMTs came,” passenger Richard Hiort said.

“Must have been horrible for him. It is like, this poor guy. And the look on his face. I don’t think I will forget it. He was so scared,” passenger Patricia Foster said.

The driver, 37, received medical treatment at the scene and was taken by ambulance to Quincy Medical Center, police said.

There were no reports of injured passengers or pedestrians, Fenby said.

The 911 call from a passenger went to State Police, who alerted Transit Police that a bus driver was in distress and that the bus was pulled over safely to the side of the road.

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