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Today in history: Dec. 31

December 31, 2018

25 years agoKids have a ball at TennithonFor 12-year-old Cam Davis, the best thing about the fifth annual Shippan ATP Tennithon is the chance to play tennis all night.And he may have the opportunity to challenge his brother to a match or two.“I’d like to challenge him,” the Fairfield resident said. “I think I could beat him, too, if I was playing my best.”But for his older brother, the biggest challenge of the night was off the court.“This is the best excuse to stay up all night,” 13-year-old Matt Davis joked. “And with my parents, you need one.”19 years agoWatching and waiting for Y2KIt’s the eve of the new millennium, but many area residents won’t be partying. They will be working in the event computers have glitches when 2000 arrives at midnight.At Stamford Hospital, a tanker truck will be stationed outside, ready to pump water into a boiler that will create steam to heat the facility if there is an emergency.Cellular phones, portable radios, a satellite phone and a generator will be used if phones and power go out.Paul Clarke, Y2K project manager for Stamford Health System, said the hospital has prepared for the worst, but anticipates the best.“Now it’s kind of a matter of watching the clock tick down,” Clarke said.10 years agoNew York murder suspect appears in courtA New York woman charged in the stabbing death six years ago of a Shippan woman who was her rival in a love triangle made a brief appearance in state Superior Court on Tuesday.Sheila Davalloo, 39, was arraigned on a murder charge in the November 2002 stabbing death of 32-year-old Anna-Lisa Raymundo, who was found dead in her condominium after she had been beaten and stabbed more than 20 times.Davalloo is serving a 25-year sentence at the Bedford Hills Correctional Center in Westchester County, N.Y., for the attempted murder of her husband in 2003.erin.kayata@stamfordadvocate.com; (203) 964-2265; @erin_kayata

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