Benny goes Boom Boom

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Hollie Newton
Aug 10, 2014

50 years ago, 1964: More than 5,000 university professors called on President Johnson to work for a neutralized North and South Viet Nam. "It would be preferable to deeper involvement or irresponsible pullout," the educators said.

25 years ago, 1989: Benny 'Boom Boom' Koske, 44, delighted a crowd of about 100 persons by blowing up a building-board box with himself inside as part of a promotional stunt to celebrate the grand opening of 84 Lumber on Milan Road. 

10 years ago, 2004: Thousands lined the golf course and Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron to listen to the renowned Boston Pops orchestra play its mix of music. Fireworks were also part of the show at Sawmill Creek.