Morenci High School - Copper Cat Yearbook (Morenci, AZ)

 - Class of 1984

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After much controversy, James Watt, Secretary of the Interior from 1981 to 1983, resigned following his latest verbal blunder. Joking about a government study commission, he re- ferred to the members as "a black, a woman, two Jews, and a cripplefl ABC's made-for-TV movie, UThe Day Afterf' was also a subject of much controversy both before and after its public airing on November 20. The movie portrayed the effects of a nuclear holocaust in Kansas City, Missouri. A strike by Greyhound bus employ- ees in November garnered national attention. Following the 47 day strike, the union agreed to a 7.8 per- cent cut in wages and a reduction in benefits. Sub-zero temperatures in De- cember throughout the Great Plains, the South, and the Midwest, caused crop losses estimated at approximate- ly S500 million. The cold was also blamed for directly or indirectly caus- ing the deaths of nearly 500 people. The biggest divestiture in history took place on January 1, 1984 when AT8rT split into many different fac- tions. A candidate for the Democratic nomination, Rev. Jessie traveled to Syria in January successfully appeal for the release captured American aviator, Navy Robert O. Goodman, Jr. The 'te ant had been shot down over n on December 4. The death of Soviet president Yuri Andropov was announced in Febru- ary. He was replaced by 72-year old Konstantin Chernenko. Shortly after his state of the Union address, President Reagan formally announced that he and Vice-Presi- dent Bush were running for re-elec- tion. With the impending collapse of the Lebanese government, President Reagan announced in February that the U.S. Marines would be withdrawn and stationed on ships offshore for as long as necessary. On the sports scene, Baltimore captured the World Series by beating the Philadelphia Phillies four games to one. In football, the Miami Hurricanes beat the previously undefeated Ne- braska Cornhuskers, 31-30, in the Or- ange Bowl on January 2, and the LA Raiders won the Super Bowl by trouncing the Washington Redskins, 38-9. Georgetown beat Houston to win the NCAA basketball title. The opening ceremonies for the 14th Winter Olympic Games were held on February 8 in Sarajevo, Yu- goslavia. U.S. athletes winning gold medals were Debbie Armstrong, women's Alpine giant slalom, Bill Johnson, men's downhill ski race, Scott Hamilton, men's figure skating, and Phil Mahre, men's slalom. The biggest disappointment of the Games was the seventh place finish of the U.S. hockey team. They had their worst record in the 64 years of the competition. Rescuers prepare to lower onto a stretch- er a U.S. Marine who had been trapped in the wreckage of the U.S. Command Post in Be- ruit, Lebanon. Terrorists used a dynamite lad- en vehicle to blow up the building. The first black Miss America, Vanessa Wil- liams, is crowned by the outgoing Miss Amer- ica, Debra Moffett. .D-w Ci: So loqdr "W x ,Mk ck 4.. g lfil'aloP"P' Five thousand Korean Christians gather in Seoul for an anti-Soviet rally to protest the shooting down of a Korean Air Lines jetliner in which 269 people were killed. Headlines-13

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