Friday, March 26, 2010

What were you doing in 1987? What was in the news?

Back to the Homeplace opens in Februay, 1987 - here is what was in the news and on television:

February 16 - 18, 1987

In the news today...

1. The Big Chill: How Heterosexuals Are Coping with AIDS (Time)

2. Higher Rate of Retardation Is Expected From Chernobyl: Scientists Given Updated Estimate of Impact (Washington Post)

3. Who Will Bury Apartheid? (Washington Post)
4. Dean Kleckner, 54, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, on prospects of changes in farm legislation this year: ''When all is said and done, more may be said than done.'' (Fortune)
5. A movement toward safer sex is gathering momentum among heterosexuals, as AIDS and the fear of it infect the nation, which may promise to change male-female relationships and bedroom behavior. (NY Times)
6. A bill to raise the minimum wage is expected to be approved in Congress this year, said the Senate and House Majority Leaders, who added that they would support efforts now underway to raise the minimum wage of $3.35 an hour. (NY Times)
7. U.S.-Soviet ties seem overcome by a strange sense of inertia, apparently immune to the momentum of change and liberalization occurring inside the Soviet Union under Mikhail S. Gorbachev. (NY Times)

On Television…

The Facts of Life, Designing Women, Newhart, Fame, MacGyver, Matlock, Highway to Heaven, St. Elsewhere, Head of the Class

Where would you have been, and what would you have been doing?
What are your thoughts, memories, as you read this post?
Share some comments, below.

"May each of us have a Homeplace to hold onto, if only in our minds."

Bill ;-)

William Leverne Smith
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