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On Jan. 29, 1934, the Paramount Theatre was saved from a raging fire by the heavy concentration of water thrown on the roof from an aerial truck and a hook-and-ladder truck directing its deluge gun on the north wall. That wall was later described as looking like “Niagara Falls in winter.”

The Alexandria girls basketball team has had trouble all season in the second half of games it had within its grasp earlier in the contest.