June 29, 1984, in The Star: Calhoun County School Superintendent Dan Henderson yesterday announced his resignation after 28 years of teaching in and later leading the county's education system. Henderson will turn 60 in September and will stay on the job until January to assist with the transition to a new chief administrator. Henderson began his career at Saks High School, but his plans now include reopening the family grocery business in the community where he grew up, White Plains. Also this date: The Piedmont Chamber of Commerce voted yesterday to merge with the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce. Anniston, Oxford and Jacksonville formed the near-countywide chamber in 1979. Additionally: A full-page movie advertisement — a rarity in The Star, if not a first, at least in recent times — tells the reader that the following are playing at the Plaza (six screens) and Cheaha Cinemas (two): Bachelor Party, Conan the Destroyer, The Karate Kid, Ghostbusters, Gremlins, Rhinestone, Cannonball Run II and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
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1999 — Urging the biggest expansion in Medicare's history, President Bill Clinton proposed that the government help older Americans pay for prescription drugs.
Monday's birthdays: Actor Gary Busey is 65. Comedian Richard Lewis is 62. Singer Don Dokken is 56. Rock singer Colin Hay (Men At Work) is 56. Actress Maria Conchita Alonso is 52. Actress Sharon Lawrence is 48. Actress Amanda Donohoe is 47. Actress Kathleen Wilhoite is 45. Musician Dale Baker is 43.