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Talk show hostDavid Letterman is66.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King,Jr. was arrested and jailed inBirmingham,Ala.,charged with con-tempt of court and parading without apermit.
“Rules are not necessarily sacred,principles are.”
— President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945)
Actor Ed O’Neill is67.Actress ClaireDanes is 34.
A student protester (rear) takes cover from a jet of water released by a riot police vehicle as a dog jumps during a rally in whichdemonstrators demanded that the government make changes to the public state education system,in Santiago,Chile.
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(Answers tomorrow)JOKER TOKEN BITTEN AVENUEYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:When they discussed creating a company to makeartificial knees, they planned a — JOINTVENTURENow arrange the circled lettersto form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
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,England’s King James I decreed the design of the orig-inal Union Flag,which combined the ﬂags of England andScotland.
the American Civil War began as Confederate forcesopened ﬁre on Fort Sumter in South Carolina.
Union volunteers stole a Confederate locomotive nearMarietta,Ga.,and headed toward Chattanooga,Tenn.,on a mis-sion to sabotage as much of the rail line as they could; theraiders were caught.
,the catcher’s mask was ﬁrst used in a baseball game byJames Tyng of Harvard in a game against the Lynn Live Oaks.
,Clara Barton,the founder of the American Red Cross,died in Glen Echo,Md.,at age 90.
“Tender Is the Night,”by F. Scott Fitzgerald,was ﬁrstpublished in book form after being serialized in Scribner’sMagazine.
,President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebralhemorrhage in Warm Springs,Ga.,at age 63; he was succeededby Vice President Harry S. Truman.
the Salk vaccine against polio was declared safe andeffective.
,Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the ﬁrst manto ﬂy in space,orbiting the earth once before making a safelanding.
,the space shuttle Columbia blasted off from CapeCanaveral on its ﬁrst test ﬂight. Former world heavyweight box-ing champion Joe Louis died in Las Vegas,Nev.,at age 66.
Chicagoans went to the polls to elect HaroldWashington the city’s ﬁrst black mayor.
,Sen. Jake Garn,R-Utah,became the ﬁrst sitting mem-ber of Congress to ﬂy in space as the shuttle Discovery liftedoff.Country singer Ned Miller is 88. Actress Jane Withers is 87.Opera singer Montserrat Caballe is 80. Playwright AlanAyckbourn is 74. Jazz musician Herbie Hancock is 73. ActorFrank Bank (“Leave It to Beaver”) is 71. Rock singer John Kay(Steppenwolf) is 69. Author Tom Clancy is 66. Actor Dan Lauriais 66. Author Scott Turow is 64. Singer David Cassidy is 63.Actor-playwright Tom Noonan is 62. Rhythm-and-blues singerJD Nicholas (The Commodores) is 61. Singer Pat Travers is 59.Actor Andy Garcia is 57. Movie director Walter Salles is 57.Country singer Vince Gill is 56. Actress Suzzanne (cq) Douglas is56. Rock musician Will Sergeant (Echo & the Bunnymen) is 55.
Speier goes to Washington
The week of April 12,2008,formerstate senator Jackie Speier succeededin her bid to represent the 12thCongressional District,fulﬁlling agoal she ﬁrst set for herself 29 yearsprior.Speier ﬁrst ran forthe seat as a young leg-islative legal councilwho survived gunﬁrein Guyana,whichkilled the U.S. Rep. Leo J. Ryan.She lost the campaign to ﬁll herassassinated boss’seat in 1979,butwon the week of April 12,2008 with79.9 percent of the vote in San MateoCounty. The 12th CongressionalDistrict represents most of San MateoCounty and a southern portion of SanFrancisco. Tom Lantos held the seatfor27 years and was expected to defendthe seat against Speier in November,but died Feb. 11,2008 of esophagealcancer.
District faces tax trouble
Flawed ballot language limiting theSan Mateo Union High School Districtmeant property owners could pay taxesfor an additional 15 years to completethe goals of Measure M or constructionwas to be scaled back 40 percent,itwas revealed the week of April 12,2008.Voters passed Measure M,a $298million bond measure,in 2006 whichincluded language limiting the debt to25-year bonds. Ordinarily,districtshave the option of utilizing up to 40-year bonds. The voter-approved lan-guage restricted the district’s ability tofund the promised projects,saidSuperintendent David Miller during apress conference the week of April 12,2008. The dis-trict was planning to peti-tion the San Mateo CountyBoard of Supervisors toamend the bond languageallowing the use of both 25-year and40-year bonds.
DA challenges incompetenceof ‘one-man demolition derby’
The week of April 12,2008,prose-cutors were challenging the reports of court-appointed doctors who believedthe parolee once dubbed a “one-mandemolition derby”for allegedly wreak-ing havoc during a single afternoon inBurlingame should return to a statehospital rather than stand trial.Court-appointed doctors believedSperb needs treatment rather than incar-ceration and returned reports conclud-ing he is not competent to stand trial.The bizarre chain of events beganshortly after 1 p.m. Jan. 14,2004 whenBurlingame police received a callclaiming Sperb stole items from afenced area of a business. Within min-utes,dispatchers received another callsaying the man ran across Highway101,stole a white van and ﬂed. Hereportedly struck two parked cars dur-ing his escape. Minutes after,an 18-year-old man called 911 to say Sperbentered his house and held an 8-inchknife to his side. Sperb then stole keysto the classic Chevrolet Camaro parkedoutside the home and took the vehicle,police reported. Sperb allegedly lostcontrol of the car near DavisDrive,crashing into a Jaguarand a Ford Explorer. When hetried once again to ﬂee on foot,two neighbors tackled him.
Wall Street stumbles
Wall Street stumbled the week of April 12,2008 after a disappointingﬁrst-quarter report from GeneralElectric Co. surprised the market andstoked concern about the health of bothcorporate proﬁts and the wider econo-my. The major indexes fell more than 2percent,with the Dow Jones industrialsgiving up more than 250 points.A weaker-than-expected readingshowing consumer conﬁdence at a 26-year low subdued any positive senti-ment.The Dow fell 256.56,or 2.04 per-cent,to 12,325.42 on Friday of thatweek. GE was by far the steepestdecliner among the 30 stocks that com-prise the Dow. Its shares dropped$4.70,or 13 percent,to $32.05.
From the archives highlights stories origi-nally printed ﬁve years ago this week. Itappears in the Friday edition of the DailyJournal.
The Daily Derby race winners are No.10 SolidGold in ﬁrst place;No.09 Winning Spirit in secondplace;and No.08 Gorgeous George in third place. The race time was clocked at 1:41.51.
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