TERRE HAUTE —
• Parents were given DNA collection kits at Law Enforcement Days at Honey Creek Mall. The kits replaced the fingerprinting process in the future identification of children.
• Lt. Steve Yelich of the Terre Haute Fire Department received the first John Osterloo Firefighter Award from the local Breakfast Optimist Club. The award was named for Capt. John Osterloo who died from injuries sustained in the 1898 Haven & Geddes Department Store fire.
• An “Unhappy Hour” at the Sonka Irish Pub, 1366 Wabash Ave., was held to dishonor unequal pay for women. The Crossroads of America Business and Professional Women’s group reported that women were making 73 cents for every dollar a man earned, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
• For the first time since its opening in 1964, the Terre Haute Softball Stadium at First and Farrington streets had no leagues or tournaments scheduled for the season. Co-founder Wayne Myers cited declining interest in fast pitch softball as the reason.
• The Terre Haute North Vigo Patriots won the Vigo County boys high school golf championship at Rea Park.
• The JC Penney Chairman’s Award for managerial excellence was given to John Apgar, manager of the JC Penney store in Honey Creek Mall. William Howell, company chairman, described the local store as being “one of the company’s best” among 1,400 stores nationwide.
• Woodrow Wilson Junior High School captured the seventh- and eighth-grade MATHCOUNTS state finals for the third straight year at Lafayette. The team of Matt McCallum, Krista Rossiter, Chris Roe and Pat Goodwin was coached by Bob Fischer.
• Demolition was under way of the old Thompson School, also the former site of the Children’s Learning Center, at 101 S. 12th St.
• International Minerals & Chemical Corp. planned a $55 million expansion project on the old Merchants Distillery property, 1331 S. First St. Plans called for the manufacture of a protein which improved the lean weight and rate of weight gain in hogs.
• “Hosting chess championships makes city king for a day,” with more than 700 elementary school students from 20 states competing in the National Elementary Chess Championship at Terre Haute South Vigo High School.
• The Visiting Nurse Association offered a new service to the community — classes for expectant parents. Mildred Ellis was the VNA director and Mrs. Leon Blum chair of the nursing committee.
• Bill Coakley was president of Teamsters Union No. 144 representing 2,350 workers. Chartered in 1908, it was an affiliate of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers.
• Nearly 200 members and friends of the Swope Art Gallery were part of the Gallery’s 20th anniversary celebration. Ewing H. Miller was president of the board of managers.
• Dr. William G. Kessel, president of the Vigo County Cancer Society, presented a $25 award to Cheryl Stryker and Pamela Hose, Sarah Scott Junior High eighth graders, for their winning exhibit in the West Central Indiana Regional Science Fair, Junior Division. Their subject was “Radium as a Treatment of Cancer” and their teacher was Charles Dunlap.
• “Free plants for the ladies” were part of the Gehring Florist Sunday Open House in its newly remodeled location on Lafayette Avenue across from Roselawn Cemetery.