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undelein High School students
were affected by world events and
some of these events, some tragic
and some not, stirred students
World News- On Oct. 23 more than 230 ma-
rines were killed in Beirut by a suicide driver
who plowed into their barracks.
Democratic presidential candidate Jesse
Jackson flew to Syria and met with President
Hafez Assad. Jackson was able to free captured
pilot Navy Lt. Robert Goodman.
In Jan. Pope John Paul II performed a gra-
cious act by pardoning his would-be assassin
Mehmet Ali Agea. His action gave us hope in a
society of violence.
On Sept. l the Soviet Union shot down a
Korean airliner, killing all 269 people aboard.
Nations around the world registered their anger.
On Oct. 25 the United States Armed Forces
sent 6,000 troups to rescue hundreds of Ameri-
can students in Grenada from the threat of com-
Closer to Home- People watched the Chicago
political battles as Alderman Edward Vrydolyak
took control of the city council from Mayor
Washington with a 29-member majority. This
majority approved Vrydolyak's choices for city
Across the country Cabbage Patch Kids were
the toys to have. People stood in lines for hours
for the dolls. Many ended up disappointed.
These dolls were unique because no two were
the same. The fact that each had itls own name
and birth certificate, and each had to be Hadopt-
edi' made them more popular.
Chicago's George Halas, Papa Bear, owner of
the Chicago Bears, died at the age of 88, on Oct.
31. He was the last of the founders of the NFL.
In Business News- AT8LT fAmerican Tele-
phone and Telegraphj split. The worldas largest
company ever was ordered to break up because
it was creating a monopoly. This split meant
higher phone bills for most of us.
Weather- The weather affected all of us. Dur-
ing the early winter the thermostat broke a 99-
year record with a temeprature of approximate-
ly 800 below zero with windchill.
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