50 years ago, 1964: A new kind of smokers' clinic was suggested by a chest specialist. The clinics would teach how to smoke safely, without inhaling. Dr. Barach said "There is no scientific evidence that non-inhaling smoking causes cancer."
25 years ago, 1989: The Nation's Report Card gave American schools an "A" for helping students master basics in reading, writing, math and science, but flunked them for not teaching practical use of those skills.
10 years ago, 2004: A man was injured when he drove his car into Schade-Mylander Plaza. The unidentified man was headed north on Columbus Avenue at 11:30 p.m. when he went through the opening of the plaza and hit the foundation before smashing into the western wall.