Aug. 17, 1987
The Sunshine Circle of the Antioch Christian Church met recently at the church with Mrs. Phyllis True, president, conducting the meeting. The devotional was given by Mrs. Mavis Spencer and the invocation was given by Mrs. Emerine Drake. Mrs. Dorothy Osborne conducted the roll call and gave the secretary’s report.
PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) — The government ordered thousands of extra police and soldiers to patrol the capital today during a nationwide general strike demanding the ouster of the country’s top military commander. It was the fourth work stoppage in two months aimed at strongman Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega.
ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — A jetliner plunged in flames to the ground just after takeoff and “crumbled like a piece of paper” as it smashed through freeway bridges, killing 154 people in the nation’s second-worst crash, authorities said.