Put the walk back in Walkman

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Hollie Newton
Apr 11, 2014

 

50 years ago, 1964: Officials of the Nickel Plate, New York Central, Pennsylvanian and Baltimore and Ohio railroads were notified of the postponement of the scheduled nationwide strike by 200,000 members of the railroad unions. All trains were moving on schedule.

25 years ago, 1989: The Ohio Senate voted to put the "walk" back in "Walkman." With only one dissenting vote, senators decided that motor vehicle drivers should not be listening to stereo headsets.

10 years ago, 2004: A caller to a Phoenix-area Taco Bell said he was a police officer and told the manager a thief was on the premises and ordered him to detain a female customer and strip search her in a back office. The caller, who had pulled the stunt dozens of times nationwide with alarming success, was an impersonator.