50 years ago, 1963: A Michigan man was sentenced to a taste of justice when a local Justice of the Peace ordered him to wash his mouth out with soap for using obscene language in the presence of women and children.
25 years ago, 1988: From the Locals: Sleepy Hollow Golf Course had men's shirts on sale, Book Trader had a dozen books for $6, Flippen's was holding a summer clearance sale, Tea House of the Dancing Lady was open 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Mon-Sat., and Macjams was offering free munchies.
10 years ago, 2003: Montserrat's volcano spewed thick clouds of ash into the air, plunging several Caribbean islands into a gritty haze and forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights. The ash was so thick tree branches snapped under the weight.