Forty years ago — 1984

In a statewide print competition held in Albany, John Slaughter of John & Margo Photographic Studio won the award for the best portrait of the show. His blue ribbon print was entitled, “Sad Face” and featured a clown as the subject matter. At the Finger Lakes regional competition, John won best portrait and in Binghamton he was awarded for best portrait and best of show.

Fifty years ago — 1974

Randolph A. and Catherine Hearst, distraught parents of 19-year-old Patricia Hearst, said they have “no real desire to prosecute if she is returned unharmed” by the two men and a woman who abducted her.


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