On That Fateful Day

The Happenings of Feb. 22, 1984

Per astrologer Jean Dixon, for those born on this day, "The months ahead will be busy ones. Apply yourself, and you will find the success you have always wanted."

Cholla High School center Sean Elliott, 16 years old and 6 foot 6, tells the Arizona Daily Star that he'd much rather play point guard. With Elliott at center, Cholla beats Catalina 68-60 in the opening round of the AAA South divisional playoffs.

Mafia boss and Tucson resident Joe Bonanno is up for parole after two months in federal prison in Kentucky.

Heloise offers hints for recycling electric blankets in her column in today's Tucson Citizen.

Jesse Jackson's presidential campaign wobbles under accusations of anti-Semitism. Did he or did he not use the "Hymie" word?

Levy's and Sam Levitz are having sales on mattresses, a Washington's Birthday tradition dating back before the informal creation of Presidents Day. Levy's also has furs on clearance; a natural mink jacket goes for $1,890.

Steinfeld's continues going out of business at El Con.

Elizabeth Taylor is out of rehab and vacationing in Mexico.

Just last weekend, on Feb. 19, the XIV Olympic Winter Games ended in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, with the U.S. in third place in the gold-medal count, behind East Germany and the Soviet Union.

The World Bank will lend China a record $1 billion in fiscal year 1984.

David the Bubble Boy dies at Texas Children's Hospital, having spent nearly 12 years in hermetic isolation for an immunity disorder.

Mayor Lew Murphy is proclaimed marshal of the Rodeo Parade.

U.S. Marines prepare to pull out of Beirut, and Iraq asks for funds to help crush the Iranians.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average hits a 10-month low of 1,134.41.

Pima County's jobless rate is at a two-year low of 5.8 percent.

The Pima County Board of Supervisors yesterday approved a plan to rezone 134 acres to high-density housing near Sabino Canyon Road on either side of Sunrise Drive.

Eastern Airlines offers two direct flights daily to Boston, Detroit and Philadelphia.

Arizona Mortuary offers basic cremation for $350.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce backs Republican Jim Kolbe in his bid to unseat Democratic incumbent Jim McNulty for Arizona's 5th Congressional District seat.

The Downtown Development Corporation has funded Santa Cruz River Park and acquired 14 acres and a master plan for La Entrada, originally expected to be a 400-unit complex spanning Granada Avenue.

Fledgling community radio station KXCI invites applications for a 17-week training in radio production, three hours a day, Monday through Thursday. Each participant is also required to work eight hours weekly on assignments at the station.

Tucson Unified School District students have cheese pizza, spinach and fruit cocktail for lunch. Sunnyside students have tacos, Spanish rice and chocolate cake.

Four years after its bailout, Chrysler reports that 1983 was its best year ever.

Letters to the editors of the Star and Citizen are articulate, knowledgeable and well-reasoned in the pre-online-comments era.

The Cleveland Indians have just returned for spring training at Hi Corbett Field.

In honor of Washington's birthday, the Citizen's Focus section features a recipe for cherry ham canapés, and helpfully provides prevailing prices for spring produce, such as asparagus and strawberries--but not cherries.

The UA's Water Research Center, and Western water issues in general, take a hit from President Ronald Reagan's veto of a bill that would have supported water research at land-grant colleges. The president is quoted as saying, "State and private industries should (pay for) research necessary to deal with their own ... problems." Translation: Let them eat dust.

Economists fear that the nation's $186 billion deficit could cause a recession next year.

Jane Pauley says she's nervous about returning to NBC's Today show after the birth of her first child with "Doonesbury" creator Garry Trudeau.

The Hispanic Caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives squares off against the president. Reagan has proposed to thwart illegal immigration with greater penalties on employers; the Hispanic Caucus responds with a proposal to spend more money on the Border Patrol, and to sanction employers who exploit undocumented workers.

Texas Sen. Lloyd Bentsen is urging President Reagan to spend the $30 million Congress authorized last year for educating immigrant children, even though the Department of Education complains that the legislation didn't create a program to do so.

A Labor Department official, who wants to remain anonymous, alleges that the federal government is urging states to withhold unemployment benefits from workers who may be undocumented.

The New England Journal of Medicine reports that heterosexual contact may be the cause of Central Africa's growing number of AIDS victims. To date, the disease has been widely assumed to afflict only North American and European homosexuals and drug-users.

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