50 years ago, 1964: President Johnson's bill to carry out his war on poverty won Senate approval by nearly a 2-1 margin. The House was expected to vote next week. The measure was attacked by Sen. Barry Goldwater as a "hodgepodge of programs treating only the results, not the causes of poverty."
25 years ago, 1989: The National Organization for Women concluded its convention by voting to consider establishing a new political party dedicated to women's rights. NOW President Molly Yard said "Congress and state legislatures do not represent women. We are only 5 percent of Congress and 17 percent of state legislature. We will work to change that."
10 years ago, 2004: Norwalk officials were scrambling to help more the 120 workers who were laid off after Reese Brothers Teleservices closed its Norwalk offices. The sudden close came after AT&T, the office's biggest client, decided to stop offering services to residential customers.