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1982 wasn ' t just another year ' for everyone Just another year? Beginnings and endings kept the media busy and the world alert. Frequent interruptions during television programs kept view- ers aware of the news around the world. For instance, reporters held every- one in touch with every little detail about the " wedding of the century. " The ceremony between Charles, the Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer took place on Wednesday, July 29, 1981. Another beginning was the orbit- ing of the Columbia Space Shuttle in April, 1981. It returned to earth and was again launched in Novem- ber, 1981, demonstrating man ' s pow- er to build reusable space crafts. A few endings and near endings brought all nations closer. The at- tempt on Pope John Paul II ' s life on May 13, 1981, stunned the world. Few could understand why a gunman wanted to end the life of the highest authority of the Catholic religion. Trying to win the love of actress Jodie Foster, John Hinkley, Jr. decid- ed to try and end the life of President Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981. in both cases each man survived their wounds thanks to surgery. Yet Anwar Sadat, President of Egypt, was not as fortunate. Hit by one of a series of bullets from the gun- fire of four Muslims, Sadat tragically died. Another newsmaker was the weather. Regions of the United States shared record low tempera- tures, while at a particular point it was recorded that there was snow in everyone of our 50 states. Schools and businesses were closed due to large amounts of snow. As of the middle of February, we had received 51.4 inches of snow, and temperatures had dropped to a new low of 21 degrees below zero. The weather, as well as the local and national news, was of a variety. However, whatever happened it was obvious it wasn ' t just another year. Most schools, roads, and businesses were closed in February due to the heavy snowstorms. (PHOTO COURTESY OF INDIANAPO- LIS NEWS) ROAD . — Upon his arrival to Indianapolis during his February visit, President Ronald Reagan waves to onlookers. (PHOTO COURTESY OF INDIANAPOLIS NEWS) " T minus 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, we have gone for main engine start, we have lift-off of America ' s first space shuttle. " Launch Control, April 12, 1981. (PHOTO COURTESY OF DISCOV- ERY MAGAZINE)
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Enjoying a campfire in early autumn are cross- country runners Jim Ross, Mary Lou Fazio, and Jeff Vance. Student Life 7
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Practicing for an upcoming concert, Kathy Raftery concentrates on her music. Whether it was taking part in a discussion about biology, attempt- ing to program the computer, or finishing an essay that was due the next period, students found re- wards in accomplishing these tasks. With an increased enroll- ment, many teachers moved from room to room, while freshmen earned credits and seventh and eighth graders returned to twelve- week blocks. The days were long and hetic, but we found relief cross- ing the lines as one. ACAIDIE HIC§ Academic Division 9
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