Jan. 13, 1942, in The Star: With four games already played this season and with his basketball quintet holding a .500 standing, coach Alva “Chicken” Hawke announced yesterday afternoon a schedule for Jacksonville High School’s team. Teams to be played Jan. 13-Feb. 20 include those of Anniston, Oxford, Piedmont and Pell City. Also this date: With Sen. Lister Hill’s prediction that the War Department shortly will announce a “very material expansion” at the Alabama Ordnance Works, Childersburg, and Coosa River Ordnance Plant, Talladega, substantiation of rumors that 22 additional warehouses will be constructed at Anniston Ordnance Depot was considered likely.
Jan. 13, 1992, in The Star: Rep. Glen Browder, D-Jacksonville, is among some 200 House Democrats across the nation who will hold town hall meetings in their districts tomorrow to force health care reform to the top of the national agenda. Browder will host his meeting at 6 p.m. at the Coosa County Courthouse in Rockford. The county has no hospital and only two doctors, according to a press release from Browder’s office. Also this date: According to figures based on questions asked by two research institutions, the Baby Boomer crowd is not one huge, homogeneous mass of American humanity, numbering some 80 million. Cultural and technological milestones in their lives break into at least two camps: those remembered by “boomers” in the 27-35 age group and those remembered by the 36-45 age group. For example, people in the former group think the microwave oven was the most epochal technological marker from their childhood; those in the latter group say it’s color television.