100 YEARS AGO: Why women dread old-age ... Don't worry about old age. Don't worry about being in other people's way when you are getting on in years. Keep your body in good condition and you can be hale and hearty in your old days as you were when a kid, and everyone will be glad to see you. The kidney and the bladder are the causes of senile afflictions. Keep them clean and in proper working condition. Drive the poisonous wastes from the system and avoid uric acid accumulations. Take Gold Medal Haarlem Oil capsules periodically and you will find that the system will always be in perfect working order. Your spirits will be enlivened, your muscles made strong and your face have once more the look of youth and health.

50 YEARS AGO: The Weather: Fair and cool tonight. lows 43 to 52. In Marinette the temperature at 1:30 p.m. today is 60 degrees. Today the earth is at its greatest distance from the sun for the year, 94,455,000 miles. The average distance between the earth and the sun is about 93 million miles. 

25 YEARS AGO: Green Bay Packer paraphernalia is a hot item right now and its going to get hotter — according to people in the know. A check of a few stores in the Pine Tree Mall revealed that the Packers are on their way up — in sales of paraphernalia — and hopefully in victories this coming season.

The store manager of Athlete's Foot, who happens to be from Green Bay and a Packer backer, is anticipating a big year for the Pack in terms of sales of jerseys, hats, etc. as well as victories. Everybody wants something pertaining to the Packers. Its a combination of several things. Last year they had a good season and now with the signing of Reggie White, people are expecting big things to happen. The manager said that the Reggie White jerseys are the hottest right now and she expects a shipment of about three times more merchandise than last year. The 75th anniversary of the Packers will be a good selling point and regarding the age bracket to purchase paraphernalia of any type, the manager pointed out that at their store the age ranges from infants all the way up to grandpas and grandmas.

Update: The 1993 Green Bay Packers season was their 75th season overall and their 73rd in the National Football League. They had a 9-7 record and won their first playoff berth in 11 years. The record also marked the first back-to-back winning season since the Packers 1967 season. During the regular season, the Packers finished with 340 points, ranking sixth in the National Football League, and allowed 282 points, ranking ninth. In his third year as a pro and second with the Packers, quarterback Brett Favre led the Packers offense, passing for 3,303 yards and 19 touchdowns. Favre, who played his first full season, was selected to his second of eleven Pro Bowl appearances.

In the playoffs, the Packers played in the NFC Wild Card Game against the Detroit Lions. The Packers won 28–24, closing with a 40-yard touchdown pass from Brett Favre to Sterling Sharpe with 55 seconds left. In the NFC Divisional Playoff Game, the Packers played the Dallas Cowboys and lost 27–17. The Packers commemorated their 75th overall season of professional football in 1993 with a "75" logo uniform patch, one year before the NFL's diamond anniversary.

FIVE YEARS AGO: College students taking out new loans for the fall term will see interest rates twice what they were in the spring — unless Congress fulfills its pledge to restore lower rates when it returns after the July Fourth holiday. Subsidized Stafford loans, which account for roughly a quarter of all direct federal borrowing, went from 3.4 percent interest to 6.8 percent interest on Monday. Congress' Joint Economic Committee estimated the cost passed to students would be about $2,600.

"In the grand scheme of all the loans that I already have, I suppose it's not out of control," said Angie Platt, a 20-year-old University of Iowa student who expects to graduate with at least $60,000 in debt. "It's just another thing to add on. It doesn't help me; that's for sure," the Lakeville, Minn., native added.

Efforts to keep interest rates from doubling on new Stafford loans fell apart last week amid partisan wrangling in the Senate. Democratic senators and the White House both predicted that a deal would be reached in Congress to bring the rates down again before students return to campus. But if an agreement remains elusive, students could find themselves saddled with higher interest rates this year than last. "The only silver lining is that relatively few borrowers take out student loans in July and early August. You really can't take out student loans more than 10 days before the term starts," said Terry Hartle, a top official with colleges' lobbying operation at the American Council on Education. But that is little consolation for students looking at unexpected costs waiting for them on graduation day if Congress doesn't take action before it breaks again for the month of August.

"We're telling members to advise students that interest rates are going up," said Justin Draeger, president of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. Subsidized Stafford loans go to needier students and often are coupled with other types of lending. He said he doesn't anticipate that the rate increase will prevent students from attending classes in the fall. The effects, he said, won't be felt until after students graduate, when they have to start paying back the loans. "This doesn't decrease the dollars available to pay for college. It increases the cost of the loan," he said.

Both political parties tried to blame the other for the hike and student groups complained the increase in interest rates would add to student loan debt that already surpasses credit card debt in this country. Lawmakers knew for a full year the July 1 deadline was coming but were unable to strike a deal to dodge that increase. During last year's presidential race, both parties pledged to extend the 3.4 percent interest rates for another year to avoid angering young voters.