25 Years Ago
Roane County’s first baby of 1987 was Ronald Allen Webb Jr. He was born at 9:26 a.m. Jan. 2 at Chamberlain Memorial Hospital in Rockwood. Ronald is the son of Charlene and Ronald Allen Webb Sr. of Rockwood.
The last day to sound off in the “Noise!” traveling exhibition is only a day away — the interactive playful look at the physics of sound closes Dec. 31 at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.
The exhibit gives museum visitors the opportunity to use flip flops to play music on the pipe organ or use the mallet to create musical notes on the various sizes of wrenches attached to the globe.
It will also show visitors how many decibels they can generate when they enter the scream chamber.
25 Years Ago
Landmark Community Newspapers Inc. of Shelbyville, Ky., purchased the Roane County News, its weekly shopper, The Rockwood Times, The Harriman Record and the Morgan County News. No immediate changes were planned in the operation of the newspapers. LCNI was a division of Landmark Communications Inc. of Norfolk, Va., a diversified media company with holdings in television, radio, metro dailies and video programming.
By Ellen Probert Williamson
Every January tradition impels us to ring in the new year with fanfare, parties and resolutions. But different cultures and religions along the way have celebrated new year’s in different ways, as well as at various times during the year.
There is something exciting about the prospect of a new year ahead with all its questions still to be answered.