100 YEARS AGO TODAY
February 7, 1913
Tonight at Moose hall a mixed program of sports will be presented, comprising one finish wrestling match and three boxing contests, two of four rounds and the main event, one of six rounds. The bouts are to be held under the auspices of the Tacoma Business Men’s Athletic club, with Physical Director Frank Riley in charge. .
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
February 7, 1963
President John F. Kennedy today prescribed ways to pep up the nation’s health services – then he got in a quick plug for his politically hot medicare proposals he may send Congress next week. Today’s message to Capitol Hill spelled out how the $1.6 billion in health funds – requested in his budget for the fiscal year starting next July 1 – would be spent. It’s $250 million more than the price tag in the current fiscal year. The president proposed steps to: encourage and support training of more doctors, dentists and nurses by helping build new and expand existing schools; extend for five years authority to share costs of building new hospitals, boost funds for new nursing homes, and share costs of hospital modernization.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
February 7, 1988
The Port of Tacoma and corporate boardrooms in Tacoma and across the country are waiting with apprehension for Tom Ginn’s other shoe to drop. Ginn, a consultant for the state Department of Ecology and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is directing the study of toxic chemicals and metals that pollute sediments in Commencement Bay and its waterways and poison the creatures that live there. Next month, he is scheduled to complete a draft report saying what could be done to solve the problems that have made Commencement Bay one of the most polluted bays in Puget Sound. It also will contain a range of price tags for each possible cleanup.