Glancing Backward, Aug. 18, 2013
Today is Sunday, Aug. 18, the 230th day of 2013. There are 135 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On August 18, 1963, James Meredith became the first black student to graduate from the University of Mississippi.
Glancing Backward Locally:
1988 - 25 years ago
Peggy Madigan, a delegate from Towanda, said the Republican Presidential Ticket will benefit from Dan Quayle's youthfulness and his good looks "won't hurt," although that's not the top priority. Peggy, one of Pennsylvania's GOP convention delegates, was reporting from New Orleans, where Quayle had been announced as the new vice-presidential candidate, running with George Bush.
Mike Hoose, staff writer for The Daily Review, reported on the third day of his "One Lap of Bradford County." Mike, traveling through Bradford County via bicycle, traveled through the rural southeast section of the county, beginning in Wysox, heading south on Route 187. "Several people are out and about as we pass through Durell and Terry Township, with many waving and greeting us as we go by, especially in Terrytown. Mostly, it's an uphill climb, but the hills are fairly gentle," Mike writes.
Sayre Area School District teachers are scheduled to meet tonight to discuss their current situation concerning negotiations for a new contract, according to Wallace Cady, chief negotiator for the teachers and field representative for the Pennsylvania State Education Assocation.
1938 - 75 years ago
Culminating an investigation that was stared last December, officers of the Pennsylvania Motor Police and representatives of the State Department of Agriculture yesterday afternoon arrested several people on charges growing out of false claims they are alleged to have made for payment of funds under the commonwealth's program for the elimination of Bang's Disease.
Timothy Sharks, also known as Frank Brown and Joe Foust, a former resident of Sayre, blew into town last night and made arrangements to "play dead" here for three days. He said he will lie down on the undertaker's slab this morning at the Clayton H. Maryott undertaking parlors and will remain there without moving an eyelash until Saturday. He declares that he will be so "dead" that he defines the undertaker or any doctors to find any signs of life in him but he insists on a promise that they won't embalm him. That would just spoil everything, as far as he is concerned.
Pennsylvania officials had a puzzler to answer in the question of how 7-year-old Richard Malone of Smithfield got his name on the WPA payroll. WPA sent a check of $654 to Richard's home before his "employment" was disclosed.
Today's Birthdays: Former first lady Rosalynn Carter is 86. Academy Award-winning director Roman Polanski is 80. Attorney and author Vincent Bugliosi is 79. Olympic gold medal decathlete Rafer Johnson is 78. Actor-director Robert Redford is 77. Actor Christopher Jones is 72. Actor Henry G. Sanders is 71. Rhythm-and-blues singer Sarah Dash (LaBelle) is 70. Actor-comedian Martin Mull is 70. Rock musician Dennis Elliott is 63. Comedian Elayne Boosler is 61. Country singer Steve Wilkinson (The Wilkinsons) is 58. Actor Denis Leary is 56. Actress Madeleine Stowe is 55. Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (GYT'-nur) is 52.
ABC News reporter Bob Woodruff is 52. The former president of Mexico, Felipe Calderon, is 51. Bluegrass musician Jimmy Mattingly is 51. Actor Adam Storke is 51. Actor Craig Bierko (BEER'-koh) is 49. Rock singer-musician Zac Maloy (The Nixons) is 45. Rock singer and hip-hop artist Everlast is 44. Rapper Masta Killa (Wu-Tang Clan) is 44. Actor Christian Slater is 44. Actor Edward Norton is 44. Actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner is 43. Actress Kaitlin Olson is 38. Actor-writer-director Hadjii is 37. Rock musician Dirk Lance is 37. Actor-comedian Andy Samberg ("Saturday Night Live") is 35. Actress Mika Boorem is 26. Actress Parker McKenna Posey is 18.