Ambridge Area High School - Bridger Yearbook (Ambridge, PA)

 - Class of 1986

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X 1 1 I 1 B ' I , . ,f I rg W 4, I Current Events Current Events Current Event Many great sporting events occurred in 4985. if you can remember back in The summer when the weather was warm and The only thing that you had to do was Take your sister to The pool, The Los Angeles Lakers Took on The Boston Celllcs and defeated Them in an action-packed game. lf you remember That, Then jump forward to Sep- tember. laseball season was winding To a close and The World serles Tension was mounting. The Kansas City Royals and The Salnl Louis Cardinals were going to be The Two Teams vying for The championship, Royalty Tri- umphed over the Cardinals and won the series. The big- gest name in Hockey last year was The Edmunlon Ollers. They triumphed over the Phlladelphla Flyers for the Stan- ley Cup. Over in soccer, The San Diego Sockers kicked The Baltimore llasls out of The stadium to win Their presti- gious cup. One of the Three Grand Slam events in lennls this year, Wimbledon, was won by German Wunderkind lorls locker. Women's was won by Marllna Havrafllova. The U.S. Open championships were won both by Czecho- slovakians-lvan Lendl and Hana Manllkova. Winners of The French Open were Chris Evert Lloyd and Mats Wl- lander. Finally, The most popular sporting event-Super Sunday. This years superbowl contestants were the New England Patlols and the Chicago Bears. Despite a rug- ged battle, The Bears ran all over the Patriots and cap- tured a desecrating win with a score of 44-10. 6fCurrent Events ....: --n, - ' ., The best known medical event was The discovery of Presldenl Rea- 9an's cancer. Colon cancer was removed and also a common form of skin cancer was removed from his nose. Not for behind was the shock- ing revelation from movie star and former heartthrob Rock Hudson that he had A,l.D.S, l-le later died of the dreadful disease, This year the world saw a record breaking number of fatal plance crashes. The most destructive was in Manchester, England. On August 22, a British Airways, Boeing 737 crashed on takeoff killing 54 people. Lebanon terrorists hijacked TWA flight 8A7 leaving Greece, The Shiites shot and killed one passenger, a Naval officer and held captive 3A American hostages. A devestating volcano eruption in Columbia wiped out an entire Town ot 22,000 people. Shocking tornadoes ripped through Beaver County leaving destruction To many counties, This past February saw the worst llre in Ambridge's l-listory, The Marwood apartment building burned down on a frigid evening killing four people. November was the rainiest month all year. All but three days proved very damp resulting in flood- lng throughout Allegheny and surrounding counties. Unemployment rose even higher in the valley when LTV closed down operations ex- cept for 700 people when at onetime 5000 employees worked there. Armco corporation also closed down.

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l FSP f F jf i Al 7 was it T x N K Vg ly! X xg lf 1. s! ,lk SHN A Bpx lu i fi ff fly S I' X I my . August was the A0th anniversary of the United States Hydrogen bombing of Hlroshlma. Japan surrendered end- ing WW ll. Peace-loving Samantha Smith was killed along with five other people in a plane crash. A widespread search for mlsslng children was launched last year. Pic- tures and other vital information was placed on milk cartons hoping vast exposure would help locate millions of missing children. The SS. Tltanlc, the supposed unsinkable ocean- liner that sank 73 years ago was located two and one-half miles below the surface near Newfoundland. There are un- told millions in wealth buried with the vessel belonging to the 'l5'l3 people who perished and the 700 who survived. This year, the number 'l soft drink, Coke, made a big mistake. lt changed its secret formula. Protests rang out across the country. Coke admitted its error by making available the New Coke and Classic Coke. Also new this year from Cam- eron is Cherry Coke. Wrestlemania swept the country. Studio wrestling was immensely popular in '85. Hulk Hogan is the World Wrestling Federation champ. Locally, a movie Gung Ho, directed by Ron Howard was filmed in Beaver. The movie starred Coraopolis' own Michael Keaton. For the film, Beaver was reconstructed to a Ath of July celebration in August and renamed l-ladleyville. Pittsburgh was named the most livable city in America. The Prince and Princess ot Wales graced 'Violent America" with a visit. During their three day tour of the U.S. they touted their own water and Diana dazzled us with her fashions. Halley's comet raced through the sky on its first trip in 76 years. As of late, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 76 seconds into flight killing all members including teacher Christa lllcAulltfe who was a guest. ln music news much happened. This year would have been Elvis Presley, fthe king of Rock-n- Roll'sj 50th birthday. Bruce Springsteen played Great Britain and the U.S. on his Born in the U.S.A. tour along with the E Street Band. They rocked Three Rivers Stadium which was filled to capaci- ty- over 64,000 people. Rock queen Madonna married actor Sean Penn in a secret ceremony. Madonna made famous her neon jelly bracelets. Girls and guys sported black, white and any color imaginable ones on wrists, ankles, and fingers. Thirty-one bands got together in a heart-warm- lng attempt to raise money for starving Africans. Llve-Aid consisted of musicians collaborating from three continents. For seventeen hours of nonstop music millions of dollars were made for African relief. Rick Nelson, 4950's and 4960's rock hero was killed on New Year's Eve in the last fatal plane crash of the year. The American Music Awards gave the most to Huey Lewis and the News and to Whitney Houstan. Current Eve,-WSX7

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