June 7, 1984 - The London Economic Summit begins. Persian Gulf tensions increase as Liberian Grain tanker hits mine and blows up. Iran-Iraq War continues. Golden Temple Aftermath in Punjab region of India, some 300 Sikhs dead after Army storms temple. Riots break out in New Delhi. Haitian sailboat capsizes with 6 drowned and some 61 rescued. Believed to be carrying refugees. Walter Mondale gets enough delegates for an easy nomination in upcoming Democratic Convention. Flash floods in Vermont. And Acid Rain more widespread than previously thought.
News of the day, wrapup of the week ending April 2, 1982 - Argentina invades Falkland Islands. Record turnout in El Salvador elections. Iran-Iraq War in 18th month. Brezhnever admitted to hospital. Social Security in danger of running out of money. 9% unemployment, 18% Black, 42% Black youth. Irish extremist Ian Paisley barred from entering U.S. to speak at Bob Jones University, Bob Jones Jr. calls for Sec. Of State Haig's untimely demise. Reagan rejects calls for Nuclear Freeze.
March 14, 1984 - The Political Horse Race Season. Super Tuesday results. Gary Hart wins big. Mondale still the front runner. George McGovern drops out. Atlantic City New Jersey Mayor Michael Matthews recalled. James "Cowboy" Avery put to death in Texas - 3 more scheduled to go in March. Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams shot and wounded by unknown assassin. Capitol Hill: Senate proposes to expand spending on Military aid to El Salvador while expanding funding for CIA war in Nicaragua. A ceasefire in Beirut appears to be holding.
John Belushi (w/Chevy Chase). A mad scramble for answers. News of this day in 1982 was pretty sad. It had been reported that actor John Belushi had died earlier in the day from "natural causes". Only as the hours went by did the news reports get
February 28, 1981 - The continuing Thatcher-Reagan romance. Pravda claims state department lying about arms shipments to El Salvador. Reagan asks for fund to reactivate WW2 Battleships. Budget cuts. Islamic Peace Mission in Tehran, trying to end Iran-Iraq War. Basque Separatists release hostages. Iran releases British Missionaries. Threats of violence between Vietnamese and U.S. Fishermen over Shrimp in Texas Gulf Coast.
Newstalgia Downbeat with Stan Kenton and his New Directions In Music, live in concert at the Students Union, State Teachers College, Terre Haute Indiana, June 16, 1953.