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On The Light Side

June 21, 1985

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) _ Way down yonder in Miami they think the ideal place to be is Cedar Rapids.

Developers of a new housing tract in the sunshine state have borrowed this city’s good name for their advertising.

″Weston is a little like living in Cedar Rapids, Iowa,″ says an ad for the community.

Rita Lamkin, spokeswoman for the development company, Arvida Southern, says the Iowa city was chosen because it ″reflects the wholesomeness of American lifestyle, the idea of home.″


NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - As city clerk of the honeymoon capital, Elsie Paradise is no stranger to issuing marriage licenses.

And this summer, she’s no stranger to many of the people getting them - she’s their mom.

Daughter Lorraine, 32, married June 8. Joan, 28, weds in July. And Ann, 24, walks down the aisle in August.

″It’s triple the happiness and you get it all over at once,″ said Mrs. Paradise.

Even after all those weddings, there’s no rest for the family.

Son John, 31, made his announcement this week: He’s getting married in the fall.