100 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 2, 1913
C.R. Jackson, secretary of the Democratic County Central Committee, made a formal objection to Judge Card this morning, to the presence of a reporter for the Perkins Press sitting beside the ballots and checking off the interesting data regarding the recount of the office of justice and constable. Jackson said it appeared to be suspicious that a reporter should be present at the hearing and in such close proximity to the ballots. He made no objection to the presence of lawyers and politicians near the ballots, however.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 2, 1963
A staff reorganization designed to “improve coordination of all activities and provide for maximum utilization of personnel and facilities” was announced today by the Tacoma-based Douglas Fir Plywood Association. The most important change, according to Executive Vice President James R. Turnbull, brings nearly all of the association’s promotional activities together in one of the five new divisions.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 2, 1988
The Romans ate raw owl eggs; the Greeks hung garlands of parsley around their necks; Haitian voodoo worshipers stuck pins into the corks of the bottles they drank from. The search for the perfect hangover cure has spanned centuries of civilization – and it still goes on today. The variety of remedies people have come up with is a testament to human ingenuity (if not rationality). The list includes water, vitamins, ice cream, snorts of oxygen, strenuous exercise, aspirin, flat beer, tripe, chile peppers, sauna baths and the nearly universal “hair of the dog.” Unfortunately, according to the report of an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, none of the home remedies do much good – at least not all of the time and not for everybody.