100 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 18, 1913
Advocating an increased appropriation for the state board of health for sanitary educational work in sex hygiene, tuberculosis and infant mortality, speakers were heard this morning before a meeting of the Tacoma Social workers in the auditorium of the YMCA. The program will be continued this afternoon and evening, at which sessions a special effort will be made to have all Tacoma members of the Legislature present, as the principal purpose of the meeting is to discuss topics on which it is believed the Legislature should act at the present session.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 18, 1963
A budget proposal that would require no new taxes to balance it shocked school forces as it was delivered by Gov. Albert D. Rosellini last night. The governor proposed to give all schools $47 million above the present spending level, but they had requested more than $100 million for the common schools alone, and of this, their share was only $30 million.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 18, 1988
For military people, the problems of living with AIDS are double or triple those of patients in civilian life, says local servicemen and servicewomen who have AIDS. ”In the civilian community, you leave the hassles at work when you leave for the day,” said one Army man who tested positive for the AIDS virus. “In the military, you can’t do that. You eat dinner with the people you work with. You live in the same place. When you’re done with work, the Army has the right to know every aspect of your life, 24 hours a day.” The man is one of about 60 people undergoing treatment for AIDS and its related problems at Madigan Army Medical Center south of Tacoma, say sources familiar with the hospital. Of those 60, about 49 are men, six are women and five are children.