Jan. 13, 1944, in The Star: Capt. T. E. Adair, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Adair of DeArmanville, is serving with amphibious troops in New Guinea. Born and raised here but a graduate of Tulsa Military Academy, Adair has served in Uncle Sam’s Army for eight years. He is also the nephew of Capt. William Adair, who is now unfortunately a prisoner of Japanese troops. In his most recent letter home, the younger Adair wrote that he hopes to get to Tokyo soon, lick the Japanese and “bring back Bill.” Also this date: In wire brief on the sports page, we’re told that in one manner or another, Los Angeles intends to have a major league baseball franchise after the war, and fully expects, also, to be represented in the National Professional Football League. The nation’s fourth-largest city has been supporting a first-class minor league club, the Los Angeles Angels, who draw significant crowds.
Jan. 13, 1994, in The Star: When Jacksonville school officials proposed a 10-mill property tax increase in 1987 to pay for a better school system, voters overwhelmingly rejected it. Anniston residents did the same thing when city officials tried to raise property taxes in 1991. Now Gov. Jim Folsom is asking residents of Jacksonville and Anniston — and most other cities and counties across the state — once again to vote more taxes on themselves to pay for improvements in the state’s education system. Folsom’s plan requires $166 million in new taxes.