The 80s. In the shadow of the millennium, a decade came our way that Americans will talk about for weeks to come. Recall it now . . .
MARINES STORM GRENADA
USA 1 TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 0
the steely resolve.
BUSH TO NORIEGA: UNO MAS
Liberty on the march
S & L INDUSTRY DEREGULATED
and tyranny in full retreat.
BUSH, POL POT HAIL VIET PULLOUT FROM CAMBODIA
In the White House, a time of compassion,
PRESIDENT WEEPS FOR ROCK HUDSON
PREZ SENDS MARINES INTO LEBANON
and hard choices
But Ketchup Stays
LETTUCE LOPPED FROM SCHOOL MENUS
as again America looked to the stars.
FIRST INTERVIEW WITH RON'S ASTROLOGER
A new generation of black leadership emerged from obscurity,
(1981) REAGAN CALLS HUD SECRETARY "MAYOR'
(1989) SAM PIERCE SCANDAL WIDENS
accountability became a corporate watchword,
BEECH-NUT PLEDGE: NO ALAR IN OUR APPLE JUICE
and industry boomed, with jobs for all,
31 BILLION SOLD
while foreign takeovers proved an empty menace.
(1982) FEAR BRITS TO BUY MARSHALL FIELD'S
(1989) FEAR BRITS TO SELL MARSHALL FIELD'S
Extremist attacks on civil liberties
BRADYS BEG FOR GUN CONTROL
found patriots rallying to the Bill of Rights
OLIVER NORTH TAKES FIFTH
and traditional values prevailed. Child rearing once more stressed the obligations of citizenship,
NATIONAL DEBT DEFERRED TO 21ST CENTURY
families were reunited,
BUSH TO CHINESE STUDENTS: GO HOME
and public support for education was never keener.
LOTTO JACKPOT HITS RECORD $69.9 MIL
Yes, it was an era of achievement, and on a perfect note the glittering decade closed.
HE DID IT! PEARY AT NORTH POLE