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2 women go into labor



Published: Mon, September 2, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



2 women go into labor

CANFIELD -- A woman went into labor Saturday night in the grandstand.

Fair Police Chief Billy Arnaut said paramedics took the woman to a local hospital.

He did not know the name of the woman, her condition or the condition of her child.

The woman went into labor at about 11:30, just as the truck and tractor pull was ending.

A woman also went into labor Friday night in the grandstand.

She delivered her baby at a hospital and was in good condition, Arnaut said.

Sellouts set a record

CANFIELD -- For the first time in the history of the fair, grandstand shows have sold out three nights in a row, according to Bob Rose, fair director who oversees the grandstand and other special attractions.

The truck and tractor pull sold out Saturday night, Journey and Peter Frampton sold out Sunday night and Kenny Chesney is sold out for tonight.

"Track seats for Kenny Chesney sold out in less than a week," said Tom Pauley, box office manager. "Last year we didn't sell out either show, Brooks & amp; Dunn or Styx and REO Speedwagon."

Many disappointed fairgoers who weren't able to buy tickets at the last minute said they will order early next year, Pauley said.

Aiming for aerial photos

CANFIELD -- Getting aerial photographs of the fair involves so much red tape this year, there may not be any, said Chris Pruitt, a photographer for Stacey Studio, Canfield.

Pruitt has photographed the fair from the air for the last several years but more stringent restrictions following the terror attacks Sept. 11, 2001, prohibit planes from flying lower than 3,000 feet and closer than three miles from large public gatherings, she said.

Pilots may obtain special permits from the Federal Aviation Administration, but getting one over the Labor Day weekend is impossible, she said.

An advertising company that specializes in flying banners has a permit to fly over the fair, Pruitt said. She's trying to arrange to fly with the pilot of that plane to get her pictures.

Not-so-speedy network

CANFIELD -- Fair Board member Lee Kohler said he doesn't think the cable network SPEED TV will be asked to televise the fair truck and tractor pull in the future.

He said the network had the pull delayed several times to accommodate their coverage.

The pull ended at 11:30 p.m.




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