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Day in History: Teachers urge more discipline of unruly students

1989 – 25 years ago

• Nearly 800 people came to the first major public event at Centerplace Galleria celebrating the 40th anniversary of Rochester Civic Theater. People danced to the big band sounds of "37th Street Gold" and live and silent auctions raised some $3,500 to benefit RCT.

• Stewartville's Chad Nelson was the freestyle wrestling star at the state youth competition at Mayo Civic Arena. The state's Class A high school champion as a sophomore took first in the cadets and junior divisions.

• Rochester Community College's 400-meter relay team of Thang Nguyen, Steve Yochim, Loren Hedin and Chad Rueber won in 44.1 seconds at the state community college track and field championships.

1964 – 50 years ago


• Everlyn Marie Martig upheld the family tradition when she graduated as valedictorian of the 1964 senior class at West Concord High School. Her three older sisters were also valedictorians in 1949 (Joanne), 1959 (Karen) and 1963 (Mary Lee).

• A need for more discipline for a small minority of unruly students was urged by a delegation of high school teachers when they appeared before the Kenyon Board of Education. Recent issues included the painting of parts of the school building and students wearing improper apparel. Teachers have sent students home for wearing shorts to school and one teacher reported that a girl was wearing a man's shirt much too big for her.

1939 – 75 years ago

• Nine Dover High School seniors will receive diplomas at commencement exercises on June 2. Beulah Schafer is class valedictorian with a 4.0 scholastic average.

• George B. Haun, present football tutor at Bemidji High school, president of the Minnesota High School Coaches association and a graduate of Ripon College, was announced as the next coach and athletic director at Rochester High School.

• The Civil Service Commission has announced open examinations for the position of a principal aeronautical engineering draftsman ($2,300 a year) and a wool marketing specialist ($3,800 a year).

From news services

Ten years ago: Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper published a front-page apology after photographs supposedly showing British forces abusing Iraqi prisoners turned out to be fakes. The U.S. Supreme Court refused to step in and block gay marriages in Massachusetts. A South Korean court reinstated impeached President Roh Moo-hyun. Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik married Australian commoner Mary Donaldson. Actress Anna Lee died at age 91.


Five years ago: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused the CIA of misleading her and other lawmakers about the waterboarding of detainees during the Bush administration, disputing Republican charges that she'd been complicit in its use. Chrysler announced plans to eliminate 789 dealerships as part of its restructuring. A pair of spacewalking astronauts installed a new piano-sized camera in the Hubble Space Telescope.

One year ago: In an op-ed appearing in The New York Times, Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie said she'd undergone a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast cancer. Flamboyant Texas huckster Billie Sol Estes died in DeCordova Bend at age 88.

Today's birthdays: Opera singer Patrice Munsel is 89. Photo-realist artist Richard Estes is 82. Former Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., is 72. Rock singer-musician Jack Bruce (Cream) is 71. Movie producer George Lucas is 70. Actress Meg Foster is 66. Movie director Robert Zemeckis is 63. Rock singer David Byrne is 62. Actor Tim Roth is 53. Rock singer Ian Astbury (The Cult) is 52. Rock musician C.C. (aka Cecil) DeVille is 52. Actor Danny Huston is 52. Rock musician Mike Inez (Alice In Chains) is 48. Fabrice Morvan (ex-Milli Vanilli) is 48. Rhythm-and-blues singer Raphael Saadiq is 48. Actress Cate Blanchett is 45. Singer Danny Wood (New Kids on the Block) is 45. Movie writer-director Sofia Coppola is 43. Actor Gabriel Mann is 42. Singer Natalie Appleton (All Saints) is 41. Singer Shanice is 41. Actress Carla Jimenez is 40. Rock musician Henry Garza (Los Lonely Boys) is 36. Rock singer-musician Dan Auerbach is 35. Rock musician Mike Retondo (Plain White T's) is 33. Actress Amber Tamblyn is 31. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is 30. Actress Miranda Cosgrove is 21.

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