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October 4, 2013

Worried hairdresser spurs rescue of elderly client

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MARBLEHEAD, Mass. —

"We are always happy to go check on something," he said. "We would rather go to the door and find out nothing is wrong than find out they needed our help."

Buswell said she has learned how important it is for people to watch out for older neighbors, friends and family.

"I knew she didn't have any kids to check up on her, and she is alone," Buswell said. "She is 82 years old; anything can happen."

Phelps writes for The Salem (Mass.) News.

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The Iowegian wants readers to think about the solicitation ordinance that will prevent groups or individuals from entering a roadway to solicit money. The Centerville City Council in June by a 5-0 vote passed the first reading of just such an ordinance. Public pressure and during a subsequent special meeting, the council voted 3-2 to table the ordinance. A second special meeting to discuss the solicitation ordinance is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at City Hall. So, the question of the week is, "Do you or do you not support the ordinance to prevent solicitation of funds in city streets?"

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