Remember When: 1984

Thursday, January 10, 2019 | 6:33 AM

In the news this week 35 years ago:

  • The new president of Bell Acres Council, Charles D. Kulbacki, announced new procedures for public input and participation in council meetings. “We’ll announce any major topic to be discussed, anything to be voted on and anything of major consequence,” Kulbacki said. The public would be allowed to discuss issues brought before council during the course of the meeting. Previous procedure was to allow public comment only at the start of each meeting and not during council business.
  • The Herald reported the death of well-known educator Dr. Robert McNamara. He served on the faculty of Sewickley High School and was later the principal of Leetsdale Junior-Senior High School and eventually Quaker Valley High School after the formation of the district.
  • A new community theater group, the Sewickley Valley Players, scheduled its debut performance for Jan. 27 at the Sewickley Academy auditorium. The group’s opening production would be Neil Simon’s “Come Blow Your Horn.” The group planned to perform Noel Coward’s “Blythe Spirit” in the spring.
  • Sewickley Academy’s “commitment to schoolwide computer literacy” at its senior school made the news. A report states that the student newspaper, “The Seventh Pillar,” was produced using an Apple word processor, and science classes were using computers for mathematical simulation and analysis. The school also named one of its educators, Dave Chesebrough, as its computer coordinator the previous year.

Melanie Linn Gutowski is a Tribune-Review contributing writer.