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1991: Educational play about AIDS shocks students

by: ARCHIVE PHOTO Actor Rob Buckmaster, seated, and the Kaiser Permanente acting team perform a play about AIDS in 1991.

1951 - The Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce endorsed a petition to increase public safety 60 years ago. Sandy had seen an increase in crime, and the chamber hoped to bring 'much-needed protection to the area.' Sandy Police Chief Walt Hossner circulated the petition requesting a branch of the sheriff's office be set up in the general area.

1961 - The Sandy Post announced the grand champion salesperson in its subscription contest 50 years ago: Donald McAndie. 'Ricky' Metsger also won a bicycle for his efforts in the contest. With a fresh blanket of snow on Mount Hood, Timberline Lodge prepared for ski season, expecting a Nov. 17 opening.

1971 - Forty years ago, an 11-year-old Sandy boy was accidentally killed preparing for a family hunting trip. According to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office report, the boy was shot to death when his brother's deer rifle discharged as he cleaned it. The bullet struck the boy in the left side of the chest and exited through his abdomen. The boy was a student at Bull Run Grade School.

1981 - Sandy Elementary School celebrated its 50-year anniversary, and students and staff kept busy throughout the week preparing for an open house. Sandy Elementary had been dedicated amid much celebration in 1931. The cost of construction was $30,000. Also this week, a bookkeeper faced 88 allegations of fraud. Lewis M. Newman was arrested in July on an Oregon warrant for allegedly selling fraudulent securities to Sandy and Boring residents.

1991 - Twenty years ago, a Kaiser Permanente acting group performed a play about AIDS, 'Secrets,' at Sandy High School. Through one-liners and tête-à-têtes, the five professional actors delivered startling information about the disease. The play dismissed false notions such as the one that mosquitoes can transmit the virus. Overall, students responded well to the performance, calling it informative and shocking.

2001 - Ten years ago, Davis Street residents spoke before the City Council about disrespectful skateboarders who were trespassing on their property during the summer. 'These skateboarders ... travel from all over ... and they use colorful metaphors to let us know that we don't have a right to tell them they cannot be there,' said John Mayner, a resident. Mayner complained of young people skateboarding in his driveway late into the night, littering and intimidating his son.

2006 - There was a new way at Sandy High School five years ago when Officer Kevin Way became a school resource officer. Born and raised in Sandy, Way began with the Sandy Police Department in 1997 as a reserve officer. In other headlines, the Woodcutting Project sought volunteers to keep heating homes that were in need.

Compiled from Sandy Post archives.