Today is Friday, Jan. 5, the fifth day of 2007. There are 360 days left in the year. On this date in 1957, President Eisenhower, in an address to Congress, proposes offering military assistance to



Today is Friday, Jan. 5, the fifth day of 2007. There are 360 days left in the year. On this date in 1957, President Eisenhower, in an address to Congress, proposes offering military assistance to Middle Eastern countries so they can resist Communist aggression; this becomes known as the Eisenhower Doctrine.
In 1589, Catherine de Medici of France dies at age 69. In 1781, a British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burns Richmond, Va. In 1895, French Capt. Alfred Dreyfus, convicted of treason, is publicly stripped of his rank. (He is ultimately vindicated.)
January 5, 1982: Continued layoffs at the General Motors Complex will cause income losses for the village, but no cutbacks in services are planned unless the situation worsens, says Mayor Burnell Muth.
Fierce winds gusting up to 63 mph wreck a Fowler Township mobile home and tangle power lines throughout the Youngstown area.
January 5, 1967: A 23-year-old New Jersey father held a knife at the throat of his 15-month-old naked son in a dim chapel of a West Side Youngstown church for almost two hours before police talked him into surrendering the child that he had taken from his estranged wife.
Trumbull and Mahoning county commissioners will meet to explore the possibility of establishing a joint juvenile receiving center that may include rehabilitation facilities.
January 5, 1957: Three people drown after their station wagon skids off a country road north of Southington in Trumbull County and rolls over into the Grand River. Dead are Dale Brugman, 45, of Parkman, his wife, Tressie, 59, and Mrs. Ada Gingerich, 38, of West Farmington.
Youngstown police are searching for three bandits who beat W. Federal Street grocer Paul Bova, 69, and fled with 35.
January 5, 1932: The Youngstown Board of Education abolishes the position of director of schools, giving full authority for the educational and business operations of the school district to Superintendent G.E. Roudebush.
Youngstown Protestant, Catholic and Jewish clergy issue a plea for "courageous social action and the adoption of heroic measures adequate to the gravity of the situation." Specifically the high unemployment in the area.
E.D. Hopper is the new president of the Youngstown Automobile Merchants Association, having been elected during a meeting at the Youngstown Club.

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