Jan. 18, 1944, in The Star: In conjunction with an intensified effort to sell war bonds, and to stir public interest in the cause, tomorrow afternoon on Noble Street there’ll be a demonstration of chemical warfare tactics by 24 soldiers from nearby Camp Sibert. The exhibition will take place between 12th and 13th streets, and among the equipment to be displayed will be decontamination apparatus, a smoke generator, weapons carriers, mortar, flame thrower and protective equipment and clothing.
Jan. 18, 1994, in The Star: In a visit today in Calhoun County, U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, D-Tuscaloosa, said the United States provides the “best health care in the world for most people.” He implied that the country should try to find a way to cover the 40 million Americans not covered by health insurance, but was careful not to commit to any of the proposals being considered in Washington by the Clinton administration. Also this date: Pat Wayne Shaddix, 51, an Oxford school board member and former city councilman, announced today that he will run for the Democratic nomination to represent Alabama District 35 in the state’s House of Representatives. The district was redrawn last year to include Oxford, DeArmanville, Wellborn and part of Eastaboga.