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  • Criminal District Attorney Richard Glaser (far right) and members of Fannin County Commissioners Court discuss how to handle exorbitant bills coming in from a high-profile California psychiatrist who was contractually retained by Glaser for a capital murder trial, but then wasn't even needed to appear in court. Since Glaser isn't authorized to sign contracts on behalf of the county, there is some question as to whether or not the county is legally obligated to pay more than $35,000 the psychiatrist has billed Fannin County.
  • Mel Tillis to headline September 18 Threadgill Concert with special guest Tommy Alverson
  • Members of First United Methodist Church in Bonham, along with friends and family, pose for an historic photograph commemorating the church's 170th anniversary. The small white frame house in the far left of the photo was also visible in a similar photo taken in 1888.
  • Now, with almost 100 concerts under their belts, Dave Wickerham and Dick Kroeckel have performed together all over the country to rave reviews. On Sept. 20, these two keyboardists will once again bring their talents to the McKinney Performing Arts Center where their creative partnership began. Dave has taken his mastery of the theater organ all over the world, playing to sold out houses from Europe to Australia. Dick has been called by one music publication, “The greatest saloon piano player alive today.”
  • On Thursday, September 11, Bonham Economic Development met with local Bonham manufacturers for a lunch get together and roundtable-style discussion covering a wide variety of topics of mutual interest.
  • 1959 – The first successful photocopier, the Xerox 914, is introduced in a demonstration on live television from New York City. The Xerox 914 was the first successful commercial plain paper copier which in 1959 revolutionized the document-copying industry. The culmination of inventor Chester Carlson's work on the xerographic process, the 914 was fast and economical. The copier was introduced to the public on September 16, 1959, in a demonstration at the Sherry-Netherland Hotel in New York, shown on live television. One of the most successful Xerox products ever, a 914 model could make 100,000 copies per month (one copy every 26.4 seconds, or ~136 copies/hour). In 1985, the Smithsonian received a Xerox 914, number 517 off the assembly line. It weighs 648 pounds and measures 42" high × 46" wide × 45" deep. The Xerox 914 was named because it could copy originals up to 9 inches by 14 inches. One disadvantage of the Xerox 914 was that it had a tendency to catch fire when overheated (Ralph Nader claimed that a model in his office had caught fire three times in a four-month period). Because of the problem, the Xerox company provided a "scorch eliminator," which was actually a small fire extinguisher, along with the copier.