50 Years Ago

April 28, 1971

Jerry Rubin, a member of the Chicago 7, stopped in at a peace rally at Washington and Lee University. Rubin had a heated exchange with a “longhaired radical leader and local Vietnam veteran” in attendance.

More than 150 teachers from Lexington, Rockbridge County and Buena Vista schools met in Virginia Military Institute’s Lejeune Hall to hear a former federal narcotics agent speak about Virginia’s growing drug problem.

Mrs. Marion Battle Jr. of Lexington became the 77 th undefeated champion in the history of the quiz show “Jeopardy!” In her five appearances on the show she won $4260 in cash.

20 Years Ago

May 2, 2001

The old East Lexington Bridge was dismantled over the Maury River north of Lexington.

Sam Crickenberger, county director of planning, told the Rockbridge County Planning Commission that he was in the process of reviewing a site plan for a Ruby Tuesday Restaurant next to the Wingate Hotel on U.S. 11.

Antonetta and Domenico Scire took over ownership of the Original Italian Restaurant in Buena Vista. Natives of Sicily, the Scires had been in the restaurant business for 20 years.

Lime Kiln Theatre announced plans for its longest concert season ever with performances planned for May through October.

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