Sunday, December 30, 1979

Goodbye, 1970s!

On the last Sunday of the 1970s, I had a story on the front page of the Statesman Journal that attempted to sum up the decade we'd just lived through. My tactic was to look back at all the predictions I could find at the beginning of the decade and see how they'd turned out.
The answer: Not very well.
The story was a hit. To my surprise, Sen. Mark Hatfield had it placed in the Congressional Record, prefaced by some very complimentary words.
It starts in the third column of the first page below, under the headline A Decade of Transition. (In the sixth paragraph, "recon" should be "reckon.")

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