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‘Deja vu all over again ...’

January 31, 2009
By HOWARD RILEY

That famous line first uttered by Yogi Berra fits nicely with this week's story. Lady Luck looked favorably on us and helped us discover a copy of the Syracuse American published on Sunday, Dec. 27, 1936. The paper was filled with news about President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was about to start his second term in office. So we get a glimpse of what a different ceremony was planned for the inauguration (Jan. 20, 1937) 72 years ago, compared to what we all witnessed last week with the inauguration of President Obama.

 
 
 

 

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