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President George W. Bush warned Congress that he would use his veto power to stop runaway government spending.

The Logansport Town Building received a major facelift at a cost of $110,000.

Mike Anderson, Pres. and CEO, spoke at the grand opening of Andersons ethanol plant in Clymers.

Cesar Izturis scored a two-run brace in the eighth as the Chicago Cubs beat the Mariners 5-4.

Al Rhodes’ four-year tenure as the boys’ basketball coach for the Logansport Berries may be coming to an end.

25 years

Timothy McVeigh was sentenced to death for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people.

A nine-member Russian delegation traveled to Cass and Carroll counties to learn about Indiana’s pork industry.

The future of the Logansport Effectiveness Assessment Project for the 21st Century, or LEAP 21, launched in 1996, would depend on where the Logansport city government wanted it to go, according to member Tom Slusser. of the Logansport/Cass County Chamber Board of Directors.

Former Logansport HS baseball star John Curl, drafted in 1995 by the Toronto Blue Jays, was settling in after being kicked off the Double A ball. “His business,” Curl said, and added “I play more than I was. I’m hitting around .280 and I’ve got six homers. You never know.”

The Chicago Cubs traveled 8 miles south to take on the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park, beating them 8-3.

50 years

US command announced the deactivation of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, virtually ending their ground combat role in Vietnam, but the warplanes demonstrated America’s still powerful presence.

Logansport Machine has made improvements to its building and has been revitalized overall.

James P. Coplen, president of National Bank in Logansport, was elected vice president of the Indiana Bankers Association.

Dan Drompp, workshop supervisor for 10½ years at the Woodlawn Center, was honored with a plaque, presented by John Racop. The plaque would be placed outside the gymnasium, naming it the Dan Drompp Room.

Airplane rides were offered at the Logansport Municipal Airport to raise funds for cancer research.

An addition to the original part of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, built in 1899, has been completed.

A drug treatment program, which would serve the entire state, was established at Logansport State Hospital. Dr. Heracleo Matheu was the superintendent.

The top four scorers in the Logansport City Golf Tourney at Dykeman Park were Mike Hunter, Dan Keller, Bud Busken and Bob Bannon.

100 years

Five members of the Carson family were killed instantly at the Royal Center when the Pennsylvania flier crashed into their Ford automobile.

Mayor Guthrie ordered the closure of the gravel pit on the south side.

The Sixth Street Bridge would be closed to traffic except for pedestrians, effective immediately. Trams ran to the south end of the bridge and passengers were transferred to a waiting car at the north end.

The thermometer at Longcliff was 92 degrees at 1am today.

Vic Bender, considered to be one of the City League’s best launchers, has been on the decline this season.

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