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# 302-B - 1979: Music and Headlines (Part 2 of 2)


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Part 2 of 1979, Music and Headlines

COLUMBUS in 1979:
- Columbus City Schools begin mandated busing.
- East High School, coached by Larry Walker, wins the Class AAA (now Division I) State Championship, beating Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph, 74-65. Clark Kellogg scored 51 points for VASJ in a losing effort. Both he and East's Granville Waiters would become teammates for Coach Eldon Miller and the B*ckeyes the following Fall.
- Ohio State fires Woody Hayes after that incident involving a Clemson player. The B*ckeyes hire Iowa State coach Earle Bruce. Bruce and his fedora lead the B*ckeyes to an 11-0 Season, winning the Big Ten (and Bruce was the last B*ckeye Big Ten Coach of the Year), but then choking to Pac-10 Champs USC (which had a couple of Heisman winners - Charles White & Marcus Allen, and future NFL staples like Allen, Jeff Fisher, and a Matthews brother) in the Rose Bowl by one point.
- The Columbus Clippers win their first Governor's Cup (International League Championship).
- Columbus North High School on Arcadia Avenue closes its doors.
- Columbus Mayor Tom Moody coasts to an easy re-election.
- The Franklin County Courthouse and Government Center (369, 373, and 375 S. High St.) opens its doors for the very first time.
- Tom Watson wins the Memorial Tournament in Dublin.
- The State of Ohio pays $ 675,000 in retribution to the victims and survivors of Kent State.

ACADEMY AWARDS:
- John Wayne made his final public appearance at the 1979 Oscars before his death from cancer.
Best Picture: The Deer Hunter
Best Actress: Jane Fonda, Coming Home
Best Actor: Jon Voight, Coming Home
Best Supporting Actress: Dame Maggie Smith, California Suite
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Walken, The Deer Hunter
Best Original Song: "Last Dance", from Thank God It's Friday

GRAMMYS:
Album of the Year: Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack, Various Artists (including, but not limited to the Bee Gees)

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# 227: 1987: Music & Headlines


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HEADLINES:
- President Reagan orders Soviet Premier Gorbachev to "tear down the Berlin Wall".
- Iran Contra

LOCAL HEADLINES:
- Ohio State FIRES Head Coach Earle Bruce after nine seasons; The B*ckeyes go out on top in Bruce's final game, a 23-20 win over Michigan. Ohio's last win in Ann Arbor until Jim Tressel became coach.
- Wexley (Which involves Buck Rinehart, Les Wexner, Columbus, and New Albany; which led to the sprawl of the tiny fishing village of New Albany, which led to the conception of Easton down the road)
- Columbus Mayor Buck Rinehart is re-elected.

LOCAL SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
Baseball, D-I: Upper Arlington Golden Bears
Boy's Basketball, D-II: Columbus St. Francis DeSales Stallions
Football, D-IV: Gahanna Columbus Academy Vikings
Football, D-V: Newark Catholic Green Wave
Field Hockey: Bexley Columbus School for Girls Unicorns

SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
Super Bowl XXI: New York Giants
NBA: Los Angeles Lakers (the LAST Magic vs. Larry Championship meeting)
NCAA Tournament: Indiana Hoosiers
World Series: Minnesota Twins
Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers
NCAA Football: Miami Hurricanes
NCAA Women's Basketball: Tennessee Lady Volunteers (first-ever win for Lady Vols)
Big Ten Football: Michigan State Spartans
The Game: Ohio State (in their "Bowl Game" in 1987, Earle Bruce's FINAL game), 23-20 in Ann Arbor

Also in sports, the Denver Broncos finished off the Cleveland Browns in "The Drive" in the 1986 AFC Championship Game in Cleveland, leading John Elway and the Broncos to a Super Bowl loss to the New York Giants.

EMMY AWARDS:
Comedy Series: The Golden Girls (NBC)
Drama Series: L.A. Law (NBC)
Daytime Drama: As the World Turns (CBS)
Drama Special: Promise - Hallmark Hall of Fame (NBC)
Limited Series: A Year in the Life (NBC)
Lead Actor, Comedy Series: Michael J. Fox, Family Ties (NBC)
Lead Actor, Drama Series: Bruce Willis, Moonlighting (ABC)
Lead Actor, Limited Series/Special: James Woods, Promise - Hallmark Hall of Fame (CBS)

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