Twenty years ago - 1994
This week in "One Woman's View," columnist Susan Chiappone talks about the OBSERVER's recent introduction to "pagination." She pointed out that the "different look" to the newspaper's pages is a result of new printers and computers which actually "allow us to pick up and place articles on our computer screens. The end result is one solid page of printing rather than several smaller pieces attached together by hand onto a large sheet." Lessons are currently being given to OBSERVER employees with the expectation that our readers will enjoy the new look.
Thirty years ago - 1984
Ling-Ling, the giant panda, gave birth to a stillborn male cub at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., again thwarting scientists in their decade-long quest to produce the nation's first healthy panda cub, officials said today. Ling-Ling, the star attraction at the zoo along with her mate, Hsing-Hsing, gently held and licked the 5 oz. cub for hours after the birth. The stillbirth came nearly one year after Ling-Ling, a gift from the Chinese government in 1972, lost her first cub to pneumonia.
Forty years ago - 1974
The seventh annual coin show of the Lake Shore Coin Club was held at Eason Hall in Westfield.
A New York State Employment Service office will open in Westfield.
Fifty years ago - 1964
Christine Kinn, a senior at Cardinal Mindszenty High School, is the Calendar Girl for the month of August. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kinn of Urban Road, Dunkirk.