The Daily Star
---- — 25 years ago
March 10, 1989
The machinists’ strike at Eastern Airlines has sent local travelers onto other airlines, some have canceled vacation plans, and others are hoping to get their refunds, according to area travel agents.
Dawn Sampson-Miller, manager of Oneonta Travel Agency, said between 30 to 35 of the agency’s customers were affected by the strike. Most of them were able to fly with another airline or get a refund.
However, about five to 10 clients were not so lucky, she said.
They had to cancel their plans because other airlines wouldn’t accept Eastern tickets and they are not expecting to get a refund either, Sampson-Miller said.
The six-day strike has crippled the airline. Eastern filed for protection from its creditors under Chapter 11 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York Thursday. The airline now has to come up with a plan to work out its problems.
50 years ago
March 10, 1964
The first symposium in this area on smoking and health will be held at the State University College at Oneonta, Friday, March 20, it was announced by Dr. Bernard E. Hughes, the college’s coordinator of health and health services.
Dr. Hughes said that three specialists from the fields of cancer research, public health and education will appear at the 8 p.m. meeting which is slated to be held in the new gymnasium of the State University unit.
Letters of invitation have been sent to principals of 47 schools in Otsego, Delaware, Chenango and Schoharie Counties, it was reported. Members of college health classes and representatives of the local Cancer Society and Health Association of Otsego County are expected to attend the unique parley.
The public is invited to attend the program Dr. Hughes said, and visitors will be able to see special exhibits arranged by the Cancer Society and Health Association of Otsego County which deal with diseases and disorders of the heart and other respiratory functions of the body, and how they are related to smoking.