Married on this date
Happy Anniversary, Will and Donna Morrow!
600 years ago
A 9.4 MS-strong earthquake shook Chile's Atacama Region, causing tsunamis in Chile as well as Hawaii and Japan.
170 years ago
Born on this date
Jim O'Rourke. U.S. baseball player and manager. "Orator Jim" was an outfielder, first baseman, third baseman, and catcher with seven different teams in the National Association, National League, and Players' League (1872-1893, 1904), batting .314 with 12 home runs and 198 runs batted in in 225 National Association games, and .310 with 50 homers and 910 RBIs in 1,774 major league games. Mr. O'Rourke played at least 576 games in 14 seasons in the minor leagues (1895-1912). He managed the Buffalo Bisons (1881-1884) and Washington Senators (1893), compiling a record of 245-258. Mr. O'Rourke managed the Bridgeport Orators in the Connecticut State League (1899-1908), and died in Bridgeport from pneumonia on January 8, 1919 at the age of 68.
150 years ago
The Battle of Sedan began in the Franco-Prussian War.
140 years ago
The army of Mohammad Ayub Khan was routed by British forces in the Battle of Kandahar, ending the Second Anglo-Afghan War.
130 years ago
The Brooklyn Bridegrooms beat the Pittsburgh Alleghenys 3 times--10-9; 3-2; and 8-4-- at Washington Park in Brooklyn to extend the Alleghenys’ losing streak to 22 games. In the first game, the Bridegrooms led 10-0 with 2 out in the 9th inning, only to have the Alleghenys strike back with 9 runs. The game ended when Pittsburgh’s Doggie Miller hit a bases-loaded triple and was thrown out at home plate trying to stretch the hit into a game-tying home run.
125 years ago
Born on this date
Engelbert Zaschka. German engineer and inventor. Mr. Zaschka built a helicopter in 1927, and invented a folding three-wheeled car in 1929 and the Zaschka Human-Power Aircraft in 1934. He died on June 26, 1955 at the age of 59.
100 years ago
Born on this date
Richard Farnsworth. U.S. actor and stuntman. Mr. Farnsworth worked as a stuntman in Western and other movies in the late 1930s, and soon moved into acting, where he was best known for his roles in Westerns. He was nominated for Academy Awards for his supporting performance in Comes a Horseman (1979) and his starring performance in The Straight Story (1999), and won a Genie Award for his starring performance in The Grey Fox (1982). Mr. Farnsworth was suffering from terminal cancer when he committed suicide by shooting himself on October 6, 2000 at the age of 80.
Liz Carpenter. U.S. journalist. Mrs. Carpenter was a longtime resident of Austin, Texas, and covered the White House and U.S. Congress for the Austin American-Statesman from 1942-1960. She joined Lyndon Johnson's vice presidential campaign in 1960, and became an executive assistant to him. Mrs. Carpenter wrote the brief speech that Mr. Johnson delivered upon his return to Washington following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, and served as press secretary to First Lady Lady Bird Johnson from 1963-1969. Mrs. Carpenter supported various feminist causes until her death on March 20, 2010 at the age of 89.
The Fountain of Time opened in Washington Park in Chicago as a tribute to the 100 years of peace between the United States and Great Britain following the Treaty of Ghent.
90 years ago
Died on this date
John Reccius, 70. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Reccius was a pitcher and center fielder with the Louisville Eclipse of the American Association (1882-1883), compiling a record of 4-6 with an earned run average of 3.00 in 14 games, and batting .219 with 1 home run in 92 games.
Al Simmons hit a 2-run home run with 1 out in the top of the 3rd inning to break a 1-1 tie as the Philadelphia Athletics held on to defeat the New York Yankees 3-2 in the first game of a doubleheader before 72,000 fans at Yankee Stadium. With 2 out in the bottom of the 9th, Earle Combs drew a base on balls and went to third base on a single by Lyn Lary, but Lefty Grove struck out Babe Ruth to end the game. Rube Walberg started on the mound for Philadelphia, but was removed after failing to retire any of the 4 batters he faced. He was relieved by Roy Mahaffey (9-5), who allowed 5 hits and 1 run--earned--in 7.2 innings to get the win, with Mr. Grove getting his 8th save of the season. George Pipgras (14-13) pitched a 5-hit complete game loss. Red Ruffing (13-6) pitched a 2-hitter to outduel George Earnshaw (20-10), who allowed 6 hits, as the Yankees won the second game 2-0. Mr. Combs walked to lead off the 3rd inning and scored the winning run on a wild pitch.
Dick Porter hit a grand slam over the right field roof to climax a 5-run 5th inning as the Cleveland Indians overcame a 4-0 2nd-inning deficit and defeated the St. Louis Browns 13-8 in the first game of a doubleheader before 6,000 fans at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis. Mr. Porter batted 4 for 5 with a double and 2 runs batted in to help the Indians win 9-5 in the second game, which was called because of darkness after 8 innings. The Indians amassed 18 hits in the first game and 17 in the second game.
Red Lucas (13-13) pitched a 3-hitter for the Cincinnati Reds shut out the Chicago Cubs 5-0 in the first game of a doubleheader before 14,000 fans at Redland Field. Clyde Sukeforth tripled home Joe Stripp and Pat Crawford with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the Reds a 2-1 win in the second game to complete the sweep. Benny Frey (11-12) pitched a 5-hit complete game victory, without allowing an earned run. Pat Malone (17-7) and Bob Osborn (10-5) were the respective losing pitchers.
80 years ago
On the radio
Gabonese Governor-Delegate Georges Pierre Masson declared his colony's support of General Charles de Gaulle, bringing all of French Equatorial Africa into the Free French movement. A ship carrying 875 people, including 320 children, was torpedoed off the British coast, but only one person was killed.
League of Nations Associate General Secretary Sean Lister replaced Joseph Avenel as Secretary General.
Politics and government
Acting Argentine President Ramon Castillo appointed his cabinet, ending his country's political crisis.
The cartoon feature Our Own Oddities by Ralph Graczak began running in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
75 years ago
U.S. President Harry Truman declared that September 2 would be V-J Day. The main forcers of the U.S. 8th Army began landing at Yokohama. British troops landed in the naval yard at Hong Kong and raised the Union Jack.
Economics and finance
The U.S. Office of War Information published a report predicting a worldwide coal shortage.
70 years ago
After nine months of hearings, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission tentatively selected the CBS colour system over the RCA and Color Television, Inc. systems
Responding to Communist charges, the U.S. Air Force acknowledged that one of the F-51 fighters may have strafed a Chinese airstrip in Antung, Manchuria on August 27. South Korean President Syngman Rhee ordered conscription of South Koreans under a standby draft law passed by the National Assembly 10 months earlier.
Israel accused Jordan of supporting recent raids by Arab guerrillas in the Negev Desert.
U.S. Representative Gordon McDonough (Republican--California) set off a storm of controversy when he inserted into the Congressional Record a letter from President Harry Truman refusing to give the Marine Corps representation on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The letter stated that "the Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as long as I am President that is what it will remain."
Economics and finance
The U.S. Congress passed the Defense Production Act of 1950, giving President Truman powers to stimulate defense industries and impose anti-inflation controls. The U.S. Senate passed by voice vote an emergency bill increasing taxes by $4.5 billion to help pay for the Korean War.
60 years ago
#1 single in New Zealand (Lever Hit Parade): I'm Sorry--Brenda Lee
#1 single in the U.K. (Record Retailer): Apache--The Shadows (2nd week at #1)
The British government announced that betting shops would be allowed to open effective May 1, 1961, and that from January 1 gambling for small sums would be legal for games of skill such as bridge.
British Columbia (2-4) 14 @ Winnipeg (6-0) 19
Carver Shannon scored 2 touchdowns for the Blue Bombers as they beat the Lions before 18,300 fans at Winnipeg Stadium.
50 years ago
#1 single in Sweden (Kvällstoppen): Mitt sommarlov--Anita Hegerland
#1 single in Switzerland (Swiss Hitparade): In the Summertime--Mungo Jerry (2nd week at #1)
Died on this date
François Mauriac, 84. French novelist, poet, playwright, and critic. Mr. Mauriac was awarded the 1952 Nobel Prize in Literature "for the deep spiritual insight and the artistic intensity with which he has in his novels penetrated the drama of human life."
Ben Spencer, 80. U.S. baseball player. Mr. Spencer played left field with the Washington Nationals (1913), batting .286 with no home runs and 2 runs batted in in 8 games. Mr. Spencer's grandson Jim Spencer was a major league first baseman from 1968-1982.
This blogger began Grade 4 at Yellowknife Public School, under Mrs. Avery, who had come out of retirement. It was the beginning of one of my favourite school years.
King Hussein of Jordan escaped an assassination attempt when gunmen opened fire as he rode in a motorcade to the Amman airport. The king was unhurt, and the assailants escaped.
The Hatfield-McGovern "amendment to end the war" in Vietnam was defeated in the United States Senate 55-39 by a coalition of Republicans and southern Democrats. The amendment was designed to withdraw all American soldiers from Vietnam by the end of 1971.
The U.S. Commerce Department released preliminary figures on the 1970 U.S. Census that put the nation's total population--as of April 1, the date of its count--at 200.3 million, excluding 4 million-5 million servicemen and others without fixed residences.
A U.S. federal grand jury indicted two white policemen on a charge of violating the civil rights of two Negroes in Augusta, Georgia. One of the two policemen was accused of the fatal shooting of a Negro, while the other was charged with wounding another Negro.
The World Health Organization reported that cholera had spread south of the Sahara Desert for the first time in history, killing more than 60 people in Guinea.
British Columbia (4-3) 9 @ Edmonton (2-5) 20
Terry Swarn scored 2 touchdowns, one on a 50-yard pass from Don Trull in the 2nd quarter, and the other on a 39-yard sweep in the 4th quarter to lead the Eskimos before a Clarke Stadium crowd of 18,142. Dave Cutler added 2 converts and 14- and 43-yard field goals. All the scoring took place in the 2nd and 4th quarters, with the Lions doing all of their scoring in the 2nd quarter. Paul Brothers scored the only B.C. touchdown on a 1-yard quarterback sneak on a third-down gamble with 59 seconds left in the 2nd quarter. Ted Gerela converted and added a single on the ensuing kickoff, while the Lions’ other point came from Ken Phillips on a punt single. Alan Pitcaithley rushed 14 times for 80 yards for the Eskimos, while Mr. Swarn rushed 6 timed for 64 yards and caught 3 passes for 74. Mr. Trull completed 9 of 18 passes for 160 yards. Jim Evenson rushed 12 times for 47 yards for the Lions, while Jim Young led B.C.’s receivers with 4 receptions for 56. Mr. Brothers completed 9 of 16 passes and threw 1 interception, while backup Carroll Williams, in what turned out to be the final game of his 4-year CFL career, completed 3 of 7 passes and gave up 3 interceptions. It was also the last game for Edmonton split end Tom Nettles. When halfback Jim Thomas returned to the team after being cut by the Los Angeles Rams, he was moved to split end for 2 games, and Mr. Nettles, who was regarded as too small to take the pounding he did, was let go. Mr. Nettles in later years became a commentator on the Golf Channel. It was the first CFL game for Willie Young as an Eskimo offensive tackle. He had been much sought by the Eskimos but had been placed on the injured list to start the season. Head coach Ray Jauch cut John Harper to make room for Mr. Young, although Mr. Jauch admitted that Mr. Harper was playing adequately. The move was unpopular with a number of players, who regarded Mr. Young as not being good enough to play with the team.
The Detroit Tigers overcame an 8-1 deficit to edge the Boston Red Sox 10-9 before 18,794 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. The Tigers hit 4 home runs, including a grand slam by Jim Price. Tony Conigliaro hit a grand slam for the Red Sox, and Mike Andrews also homered for Boston. Daryl Patterson (5-1) was the winning pitcher over Sonny Siebert (13-8).
Harmon Killebrew hit a 3-run home run in the top of the 1st inning to open the scoring and Jim Perry (20-11) pitched a 5-hitter as the Minnesota Twins shut out the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0 in the first game of a doubleheader before 16,670 fans at County Stadium in Milwaukee. Mr. Killebrew hit his 40th homer of the season, a 3-run blast, to climax a 6-run 11th inning as the Twins broke a 1-1 tie and won the second game 7-1 to complete the sweep.
Tony LaRussa singled home Gene Tenace with 1 out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th inning to climax a 2-run rally as the Oakland Athletics defeated the Chicago White Sox 6-5 before 10,604 fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Pinch hitter Gail Hopkins hit a 2-run home run with 1 out in the top of the 9th to give the White Sox a 5-4 lead.
Pinch hitter Terry Harmon singled home Ron Stone with 2 out in the top of the 13th inning to break a 2-2 tie as the Philadelphia Phillies edged the Chicago Cubs 3-2 before 23,992 fans at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
Orlando Cepeda hit a home run in each game, but his Atlanta Braves lost a doubleheader to the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3 and 3-2 before 12,078 fans at Atlanta Stadium.
Wayne Garrett singled to lead off the 12th inning, stole second base and advanced to third base on an error by shortstop Milt Ramirez, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Cleon Jones to break a 3-3 tie as the New York Mets edged the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 before 25,527 fans at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis. Ron Herbel (8-5), the fifth of six New York pitchers, was the winner, while Bob Gibson (19-6) allowed 11 hits and 3 earned runs in a complete game loss.
40 years ago
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): Moscow--Genghis Khan (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in Japan (Oricon Singles Chart): Junko/Namida no Serenade--Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Funkytown--Lipps Inc. (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Funkytown--Lipps Inc. (10th week at #1)
Austria's Top 10 (Ö3)
1 Funkytown--Lipps, Inc. (5th week at #1)
2 Xanadu--Olivia Newton John/Electric Light Orchestra
3 The Winner Takes it All--ABBA
5 You'll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties--Jona Lewie
6 Sri Lanka...My Shangri-La--Jack Jersey
7 Der Nippel--Mike Krüger
8 Take that Look Off Your Face--Marti Webb
9 Ich war nie ein Casanova--White Stars
10 What's Another Year--Johnny Logan
Singles entering the chart were The Winner Takes it All; Santa Maria by Oliver Onions (#11); Nerves by Jackie Shay (#14); Coming Up by Paul McCartney (#15); and Psycho Chicken by the Fools (#20).
The High Level Bridge waterfall was turned on for the first time. I thought the project was a waste of money, so I didn’t bother watching.
U.S. envoy Sol Linowitz began two days of meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin.
Politics and government
Major General Chun Doo-hwan became President of South Korea, following the resignation of Choi Kyu-hah.
Toronto (3-5) 2 @ Hamilton (4-3-1) 23
Winnipeg (4-4) 32 @ Saskatchewan (1-7) 29
Edmonton (7-1) 38 @ Calgary (4-4) 23
British Columbia (5-2-1) 14 @ Montreal (3-5) 6
Obie Graves rushed 33 times for 146 yards and caught 4 passes for 34 in his first CFL game to lead the Tiger-Cats’ offense. Jerry Anderson intercepted a Mark Jackson pass and returned it 90 yards for a touchdown in the 3rd quarter, and Charlie Weatherbie passed 24 yards to Leif Pettersen for the other Hamilton touchdown in the 4th quarter. Bernie Ruoff converted both and kicked 3 field goals in the 1st quarter that stood up for a 9-0 halftime lead. The Hamilton defense limited the Argonauts to 9 first downs and 133 yards net offense, to the delight of most of the 30,229 in attendance at Ivor Wynne Stadium.
Trevor Kennerd’s 14-yard field goal with 1:09 remaining gave the Blue Bombers their win before a crowd of 25,699 at Taylor Field in Regina. Winnipeg quarterback Dieter Brock threw a 61-yard touchdown pass to Rick House with 3:21 left in the 2nd quarter, then connected with Joe Poplawski for a 68-yard score just 1:18 later. Mr. Brock also connected on a 13-yard touchdown pass to Mike Holmes in the 4th quarter. John Hufnagel started at quarterback for the Roughriders and completed a 26-yard touchdown pass to Greg Fieger in the 1st quarter. Joe Barnes took over at quarterback for the Roughriders in the second half and ran 29 yards for a touchdown late in the 3rd quarter. Mr. Barnes threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Billy McBride, converted by Bob Macoritti, that tied the score 29-29 with 4:17 remaining in the game.
The Eskimos recovered 3 Stampeder fumbles and made 2 interceptions in their Labour Day win before 34,688 fans at McMahon Stadium. Warren Moon threw 2 touchdown passes to Tom Scott and 1 to Neil Lumsden, and Mr. Lumsden rushed for another Eskimo touchdown. The Eskimos led 16-0 after the 1st quarter and 38-11 in the 4th quarter before allowing the Stampeders to score 2 late touchdowns. James Sykes rushed 1 yard for the first Calgary major late in the 2nd quarter, and Bruce Threadgill threw touchdown passes to Tom Forzani and Rob Forbes in the 4th quarter.
Lui Passaglia kicked 4 field goals and 2 singles in a touchdown-free game played in a downpour before 29,827 soaked fans at Olympic Stadium. Gerry McGrath’s 2 field goals accounted for the Alouettes’ scoring. Montreal quarterback Gerry Dattilio left wit a slight concussion late in the 2nd quarter and was replaced by Steve Grant, playing his first CFL game. Mr. Grant completed 7 of 17 passes for 80 yards and 2 interceptions and rushed twice for 18 yards. B.C. quarterback Roy Dewalt completed just 8 of 20 passes for 62 yards, but the Lions picked up 174 yards rushing.
30 years ago
#1 single in Australia (Australian Music Report): Epic--Faith No More (2nd week at #1)
#1 single in Italy (FIMI): Sotto Questo Sole--Francesco Baccini; Ladri di Biciclette
#1 single in Spain (PROMUSICAE): Infinity (1990's...Time for the Guru)--Guru Josh (10th week at #1)
#1 single in Flanders (Ultratop 50): U Can't Touch This--MC Hammer (3rd week at #1)
#1 single in France (SNEP): Soca Dance--Charles D. Lewis (4th week at #1)
#1 single in the U.K. (CIN): Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini--Bombalurina (2nd week at #1)
Netherlands Top 10 (De Nederlandse Top 40)
1 U Can't Touch This--MC Hammer (5th week at #1)
2 I've Been Thinking About You--Londonbeat
3 It Must Have Been Love--Roxette
4 Tom's Diner--DNA featuring Suzanne Vega
5 Close to You--Maxi Priest
7 Mooi Was Die Tijd--Corry Konings
8 Thieves in the Temple--Prince
9 Summer of '69--Bryan Adams
10 Vision of Love--Mariah Carey
Singles entering the chart were It's on You by M.C. Sar & the Real McCoy (#20); Praying for Time by George Michael (#21); Yeppa by BZN (#29); Hé Suzie by Henk Wijngaard (#31); Nah Neh Nah by Vaya con Dios (#33); and Walking by Myself by Gary Moore (#34).
U.S.A. Top 10 (Billboard)
1 If Wishes Came True--Sweet Sensation
2 Blaze of Glory--Jon Bon Jovi
3 Unskinny Bop--Poison
4 Release Me--Wilson Phillips
5 Do Me!--Bell Biv DeVoe
6 Come Back to Me--Janet Jackson
7 Have You Seen Her--M.C. Hammer
8 Vision of Love--Mariah Carey
9 Jerk Out--The Time
10 Tonight--New Kids on the Block
Singles entering the chart were Praying for Time by George Michael (#41); Feels Good by Tony Toni Tone (#68); Violence of Summer (Love's Taking Over) by Duran Duran (#85); Knockin' Boots by Candyman (#91); Dream Boy--Dream Girl by Cynthia & Johnny O (#92); Undeniable by Ms. Adventures (#93); and Second Chance by Tyler Collins (#97).
U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 If Wishes Came True--Sweet Sensation
2 Come Back to Me--Janet Jackson
3 Unskinny Bop--Poison
4 Blaze of Glory--Jon Bon Jovi
5 Release Me--Wilson Phillips
6 Do Me!--Bell Biv DeVoe
7 Epic--Faith No More
8 Have You Seen Her--M.C. Hammer
9 Vision of Love--Mariah Carey
10 Jerk-Out--The Time
Singles entering the chart were Praying for Time by George Michael (#40); Crazy by Boys (#50); Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.) by Motley Crue (#60); Lies by En Vogue (#73); Second Chance by Tyler Collins (#75); Empty Beach by Tricia Leigh Fisher (#85); I'd Rather Go Blind by Sydney Youngblood (#90); and Won't Talk About It by Beats International (#92).
Canada's Top 10 (RPM)
1 Vision of Love--Mariah Carey (2nd week at #1)
2 Across the River--Bruce Hornsby
3 King of Wishful Thinking--Go West
4 Release Me--Wilson Phillips
5 Come Back to Me--Janet Jackson
6 Joey--Concrete Blonde
7 All the Lovers in the World--Gowan
8 Just Came Back--Colin James
9 Unskinny Bop--Poison
10 Blaze of Glory--Jon Bon Jovi
Singles entering the chart were I Don't Have the Heart by James Ingram (#65); Gypsy Woman by Santana (#77); Adios by Linda Ronstadt (#78); Heaven Give Me Words by Propaganda (#84); The Girl I Used to Know by Brother Beyond (#85); I'll Watch Over You by Mae Moore (#87); Love and Emotion by Stevie B (#89); This is the Right Time by Lisa Stansfield (#96); Georgia on My Mind by Michael Bolton (#98); Givin' it All We Got by Lorraine Bogato (#99); and Praying for Time by George Michael (#100).
The Canadian Armed Forces invaded the Mohawk reserve at Kanesatake to end the standoff at Oka, Quebec, while at Kanawake, the Armed Forces took control of the Mercier Bridge.
British Columbia (2-6-1) 43 @ Toronto (4-5) 68
The Argos outscored the Lions 32-7 in the 2nd quarter, and the teams combined for 50 points (27 by the Argos) in the 4th quarter of the highest-scoring game in CFL history. Toronto quarterback threw 2 touchdown passes to Darrell K. Smith and 1 to Jeff Boyd, while backup quarterback Rickey Foggie rushed for a touchdown and completed a touchdown pass to Andrew Murray in the game’s last minute. Argo coach Don Matthews called for a 2-point convert attempt to give his team 70 points, but the play was unsuccessful. Ed Berry scored a touchdown for the Argos on an interception return; Keith Castello scored an Argo touchdown on a fumble return; and Mike "Pinball" Clemons returned a punt 56 yards for another Argo major. Jay Christensen scored 22 points for the Lions on 3 touchdowns and 2 2-point converts. Mr. Christensen’s first touchdown came on a pass from Joe Paopao, while his other scores came on passes from Doug Flutie, who threw a touchdown pass to Emanuel Tolbert in the 3rd quarter and completed a pass to Larry Willis for a touchdown on the game’s final play. The first quarter ended with Toronto leading 6-3, giving little hint of what was to come. 31,003 witnessed the fun at SkyDome.
Saskatchewan (1-0) 17 @ Alberta (0-1) 2
Mike Greenwell hit an inside-the-park grand slam as part of a 7-run 5th inning and added 2 doubles as the Boston Red Sox whipped the New York Yankees 15-1 before 34,482 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Ellis Burks hit 2 home runs and Tom Brunansky another for Boston. New York starting pitcher Andy Hawkins lasted just 1/3 inning, allowing 5 hits and 5 earned runs.
25 years ago
#1 single in Sweden (Topplistan): Det vackraste--Cecilia Vennersten (5th week at #1)
#1 single in Ireland (IRMA): Country House--Blur (3rd week at #1)
This blogger was in attendance as the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra continued its annual series of Labour Day weekend concerts at Hawrelak Park.
Paul Bernardo was found guilty in Toronto of first-degree murder in the sex-slayings of Ontario schoolgirls Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French; he was also guilty of seven other charges, including kidnapping and sexual assault.
Economics and finance
The United States Labor Department reported that 249,000 jobs had been added to business payrolls in August, while the unemployment rate decreased from 5.7%-5.6%. The United States Commerce Department reported that the index of leading economic indicators had declined 0.2% in July after a slight increase in June.
Birmingham (6-4) 56 @ Ottawa (2-8) 46
The Barracudas scored 34 points in the 4th quarter to defeat the Rough Riders before 20,062 fans at Frank Clair Stadium. Birmingham quarterback Matt Dunigan rushed for 3 touchdowns and threw TD passes to Jason Phillips and Keith Woodside. Mr. Woodside also rushed 62 yards for a touchdown, and defensive end Mark Ledbetter scored a Birmingham TD on a 22-yard return of a fumble by Ottawa quarterback Sammy Garza. Mr. Garza threw 4 touchdown passes--2 each to Odessa Turner and Ray Alexander. Mr. Garza also rushed for a touchdown and completed a 2-point convert pass to Jay Christensen.
20 years ago
U.S. President Bill Clinton announced that he would not give the order to build a National Missile Defense system, leaving the ultimate fate of the project in the hands of his successor. The system, projected to cost $60 billion, had failed two of three tests earlier in the year, and Mr. Clinton said that more testing was needed. Defense Secretary Bill Cohen had favoured moving ahead with construction of the missile shield.
Justice Francois Lemieux ruled that two sodomite prison inmates couldn’t enjoy conjugal visits because current Canadian legislation forbade conjugal visits between inmates.
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