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Oct. 4, 1971

50 years ago: A Dahlia Flower Plant Mrs. Bert Ansman, 82, planted in her backyard at 918 26th St. had grown to 9 ½ feet tall. She stored its roots and other seeds in her basement and replanted them in the spring

Oct. 4, 1996

25 years ago: Edwin Meese, former U.S. Attorney General and a Republican, debated formewr U.S. Senator George McGovern, a Democrat, at Penn State Altoona over the legacy of the Bill Clinton presidency.

Oct. 4, 1911

10 years ago: A resource center for children with autism called Promise House, Alison Seltzer coordinator and therapist, was to open in the former First Presbyterian Church building in Altoona.

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