Glancing Backward, 4/13/13
Today is Saturday, April 13, the 103rd day of 2013. There are 262 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On April 13, 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., on the 200th anniversary of the third American president's birth.
Glancing Backward Locally:
25 years ago - 1988
This weekend the Third Annual Industrial Show sponsored by the Bradford County Chapter of the International Management Council will be held at the Ingersoll-Rand Clubhouse in Athens.
Laceyville Borough water customers' rates will increase, the council decided last night. Council President Keith Bordhun said the rate increase was needed because the borough's water company is expected to lose almost $5,000 this year.
Troy's Donna Pautz, the Northern Tier League leading scorer for the past season, paces the selections of the league's all-star squad for the past basketball season as she was honored as the Most Valuable Player in recent voting conducted by the coaches.
50 years ago - 1963
Miss Lorelei May Boyd will represent Towanda at the 22nd annual Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival at Wellsboro in June.
The Sink family of Rome has built a family fallout shelter. It is 9 feet by 21 feet, built with approximately 250 concrete blocks and a ton and a half of cement.
Miller Moyer, assistant football coach at Canton High School for the past three seasons, has been engaged as head coach for the 1963 campaign.
75 years ago - 1938
A Boys Home Economics Club has been organized by some pupils of Towanda High School. The club was organized by boys desirous to learn how to cook, sew, and do all other things pertaining to such.
This is the day when the borough trucks will make free collections of rubbish on the streets of Towanda. Everyone is urged to clean up premises now for the summer and help make Towanda beautiful.
Bradley Beahan was elected president of the senior student council and Paul Harden was elected president of the junior high council at the election held in Towanda High School yesterday.
Ten years ago: U.S.-led forces announced the capture of Watban Ibrahim Hasan, a half-brother of and adviser to Saddam Hussein. After three weeks of captivity, seven U.S. POWs, including Army Spc. Shoshana Johnson, were released by Iraqi troops near Tikrit, Iraq. Mike Weir became the first Canadian to win the Masters after the first sudden-death playoff in 13 years.
Five years ago: World Bank President Robert Zoellick (ZEL'-ik) urged immediate action to deal with mounting food prices that had caused hunger and deadly violence in several countries. Trevor Immelman won the Masters, becoming the first South African to wear a green jacket in 30 years. A construction worker's bid to curse the New York Yankees by planting a Boston Red Sox jersey in their new stadium was foiled when the home team removed the offending shirt from its burial spot. Physicist John A. Wheeler, who coined the term "black holes," died in Hightstown, N.J., at age 96.
One year ago: President Barack Obama arrived in Cartagena, Colombia, to attend the Summit of the Americas; however, the visit was overshadowed by a scandal involving Secret Service agents and prostitutes. North Korea's much-touted satellite launch ended in a nearly $1 billion failure. Jennifer Capriati was elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Today's Birthdays: Movie director Stanley Donen is 89. Former Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, R-Colo., is 80. Actor Lyle Waggoner is 78. Actor Edward Fox is 76. Actor Paul Sorvino is 74. Poet Seamus Heaney is 74. Movie-TV composer Bill Conti is 71. Rock musician Jack Casady is 69. Actor Tony Dow is 68. Singer Al Green is 67. Actor Ron Perlman is 63. Actor William Sadler is 63. Singer Peabo Bryson is 62. Bandleader/rock musician Max Weinberg is 62. Bluegrass singer-musician Sam Bush is 61. Rock musician Jimmy Destri is 59. Singer-musician Louis Johnson (The Brothers Johnson) is 58. Comedian Gary Kroeger is 56. Actress Saundra Santiago is 56. Sen. Bob Casey Jr., D-Pa., is 53. Rock musician Joey Mazzola (Sponge) is 52. Chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov is 50. Actress Page Hannah is 49. Actress-comedian Caroline Rhea (RAY) is 49. Rock musician Lisa Umbarger is 48. Rock musician Marc Ford is 47. Reggae singer Capleton is 46. Actor Ricky Schroder is 43. Rock singer Aaron Lewis (Staind) is 41.
Actor Bokeem Woodbine is 40. Singer Lou Bega is 38. Actor-producer Glenn Howerton is 37. Actor Kyle Howard is 35. Actress Courtney Peldon is 32. Pop singer Nellie McKay (mih-KY') is 31. Actress Hannah Marks is 20.
Thought for Today: "The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy." - Eudora Welty, American author (1909-2001).