1994 – 25 years ago
• The fastest-selling business books this week include “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey, “Zapp” by William C. Byham and “What Color Is Your Parachute” by Richard Bolles.
• Rochester Mayo won its first Section AA fastpitch softball championship with a 7-2 win over Rosemount. Mayo now advances to Class AA state tournament play.
1969 – 50 years ago
• Mayo Foundation has launched a program to raise about $200 million over the next 10 years to help finance large-scale and highly advanced medical education and research programs.
• The City Council approved a plan to raze the remains of the Norton Hotel. The Norton site, gutted by fire 2 ½ years ago, will provide a number of off-street parking spaces.
• The “Altura Iceman” is coming to Rochester, according to its exhibitor, Frank Hanson of Altura. It is scheduled to be on display at the Olmsted County Fair.
1944 – 75 years ago
• Albert Lodwich of Lakeland, Fla., special consultant to the war department, recently returned from a 54,000-mile tour of battlefronts. He will speak this evening in Plummer Hall on “Impressions Gained from a Recent Tour of War Theaters.”
• Darrell Sanford, Rochester dog catcher, this morning had to pick up two goats. The animals were wandering around the Great Western depot and had to be seized for safety reasons. Later in the day Al Glasby claimed the goats from the pound.
1919 – 100 years ago
• Rochester Police Chief Earl Parker, said that it would make for more work for the police department, but he would like the city to adopt a “jay-walking” ordinance. It is frustrating seeing so many people crossing streets in the middle of blocks and cutting across intersections diagonally. This practice is always dangerous.
• The Rochester Post and Record newspaper will now keep on hand a special delivery boy. If customers do not receive their newspaper by 5:45 p.m., telephone the paper office and the boy will be sent out with a copy of your paper.