News from 10-20-30 years ago
Former President Ronald Reagan and wife Nancy signing autographs in Petersburg in 1992
August 4, 1982 - The Cable Telecommunications Act of 1982, approved by the Senate Commerce Committee on July 22, would help foster the healthy growth of cable television in Alaska, according to Sen. Ted Stevens, cosponsor of the measure.
The bill, establishes a national policy for cable telecommunications, which includes television and two-way data systems, and apportions regulatory authority among federal, state, and local governments.
“This bill would help set a uniform standard for cable television and avoid the patchwork of regulations that have been evolving for this industry,” Stevens commented.
August 1, 2002 - Petersburg Medical Center employees and long-term residents were jubilant Monday afternoon going around the block, getting a feel for the Petersburg Community Van, which arrived last week after a long wait. The van will provide increased mobility for both seniors and the disabled.
August 6, 1992 - Former President Ronald Reagan and wife Nancy visited Petersburg last week but didn’t see much, because so many people came to see them.
Several hundred people thronged the South Harbor ramp on Thursday, July 30, as the Reagans disembarked the 110-foot M/V Silverado on which they are traveling around Southeast on vacation. Their two and a half-hour stop in Petersburg included signing autographs and stopping at Lee’s Clothing Store and Petersburg Rexall Drug Store.