Local news from 20 and 40 years ago from the Duluth News-Tribune. This column appears daily Monday through Saturday in the Duluth News-Tribune. Researched and written by the Reference Staff at the Duluth Public Library                         

News Tribune
July 30, 1967  

Joseph Hawthorne of Provincetown, Mass., former conductor of the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, has been engaged as conductor of the Duluth Symphony Orchestra for the 1967-68 season.  Hawthorne succeeds Hermann Herz, conductor for the past 17 years.  

Fire and explosions ravaged the U.S. aircraft carrier Forrestal in the Tonkin Gulf yesterday, killing at least 46 crewmen and injuring 56 others.  Several men from Northeastern Minnesota serve aboard the Forrestal. 

News Tribune
July 30, 1987 

The AIDS scare has slowed the donation of blood, an official with Blood Donors Inc. said yesterday in Duluth.  Executive Director Red Tucker said the blood supply in Northeastern Minnesota is dwindling. 

The turnout for tours during the USS Oliver Hazzard Perry’s four-day visit to Duluth, which ended yesterday, is expected to total about 15,000.  The Perry leaves today for Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.   

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