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A Banner Decade

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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 . . .

The guts,

MARINES STORM GRENADA

the glory,

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

resolution,

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

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