100 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 27, 1913
In one of the most important decisions handed down in the federal court in some time, Judge Cushman today decided that the franchise for a water systems granted by the city of Chehalis to the Washington-Oregon corporation does not preclude the city from creating its own water plant. The Washington-Oregon corporation asked that Chehalis be restrained from building its own plant on the grounds that the company’s franchise precluded the city from embarking on such an enterprise unless it buys the corporation’s system. The franchise was granted a number of years ago and since then the company has supplied Chehalis with water. 50 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 27, 1963
Maynard Malcolm Miller, the well-known former Tacoman who made the top of Mount Rainier almost a home, won’t make it to the top of 29,028-foot Mount Everest – but he hopes to make it to about 26,000. Miller, a Stadium High School graduate now one of the world’s foremost glacial geologists and an assistant professor at Michigan State University, will be among the 20 members of the first American party to attempt to scale the world’s highest peak this spring.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
January 27, 1988
With less than two weeks to go before the Iowa caucuses, Vice President George Bush was seen gaining in the short run from his emotional confrontation with Dan Rather before millions of viewers of the CBS Evening News Tuesday night. But the longer-term political impact could be seriously damaging for Bush’s presidential ambitions. “It was clearly a plus for George Bush,” said conservative analyst Kevin Phillips. “He’s got to present himself as having a tough manner, as the protagonist, as a strong personality and this did that for him.”