Day in History: Measles outbreak reported in city
1988 – 25 years ago
After four years of coaching varsity soccer at Rochester John Marshall, Fuad Mansour announced his retirement from coaching. Mansour was the major force behind the establishment of varsity soccer in Rochester.
FM-107 KROC top songs for the week are "Kokomo" by the Beach Boys, "A Groovy Kind of Love" by Phil Collins and "Wild, Wild, West" by The Escape Club.
Mills Fleet Farm is hiring check-out cashiers. Starting pay is $4.50 per hour.
1963 – 50 years ago
The sounds of the young echoed in the John Marshall High School gymnasium. Three hundred John Marshall students combined to produce the annual Fall Festival Concert. The JM band, orchestra and choir participated in the 90-minute program. Over 400 persons attended the concert.
The John Marshall and Lourdes football teams collectively were 14-3 this season. The Rochester Quarterback Club has taken the initiative to stage a dinner with all the trimmings honoring both the team and their coaching staffs.
Kerwin Engelhart's John Marshall basketball team has high hopes and is the favorite to win the Big Nine title. The team will have all five of its starters from the 1962-63 team back including top scorer Dave Daugherty.
1938 – 75 years ago
Measles has occurred in Trinity Lutheran School and more cases can be expected there and in other schools. Dr. D. C. Lochead, deputy health officer, said "Parents are requested to keep children at home from school if they have a head cold with watery eyes or running nose. This may occur three days before the rash." Dr. Lochead said for concerned parents to call 2220, and he will be glad to come and see the child.
Talks and demonstrations regarding office etiquette were given at a meeting of the Rochester High School Commercial Club.
Three members of the Rochester High School radio workshop group will compete for first place locally in the Minnesota Public Health Association Christmas Seal essay contest.
From wire services
Ten years ago:President Bush signed an $87.5 billion package approved by Congress for Iraq and Afghanistan. Federal judges in New York and California blocked a new ban on certain late-term abortions, a day after President Bush signed it into law. The U.S. Mint unveiled the new nickel.
Five years ago:President-elect Barack Obama spoke by phone with nine world leaders and met privately at the FBI office in Chicago with U.S. intelligence officials, preparing to become commander in chief.
One year ago:As Americans went to the polls, President Barack Obama extended congratulations to rival Mitt Romney "on a spirited campaign" and said he was "cautiously optimistic" he would win. The president and first lady spent Election Day in Chicago while Romney gathered with his family at a waterfront hotel in Boston to watch the election returns.
Today's Birthdays:Director Mike Nichols is 82. Country singer Stonewall Jackson is 81. Singer Eugene Pitt (The Jive Five) is 76. Singer P.J. Proby is 75. Country singer Guy Clark is 72. Actress Sally Field is 67. Pop singer-musician Glenn Frey (The Eagles) is 65. Singer Rory Block is 64. Jazz musician Arturo Sandoval is 64. TV host Catherine Crier is 59. News correspondent and former California first lady Maria Shriver is 58. Actress Lori Singer is 56. Actor Lance Kerwin is 53. Rock musician Paul Brindley (The Sundays) is 50. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is 49. Rock singer Corey Glover is 49. Actor Brad Grunberg is 49. Actor Peter DeLuise is 47. Actress Kelly Rutherford is 45. Actor Ethan Hawke is 43. Actress Thandie Newton is 41. Model-actress Rebecca Romijn (roh-MAYN') is 41. Actress Zoe McLellan is 39. Actress Nicole Dubuc is 35. Actress Taryn Manning is 35. Actress Katie Leclere is 27. Singer-songwriter Ben Rector is 27. Actress Emma Stone is 25. Actress Mercedes Kastner is 24.