JULY 1998 ISSUE
Table of Contents:
- Web Site of Interest
- Entertainment Alert
- Stamps Vote - The 60's
- Boomer Tidbits
- Boomer Of The Month
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SECTION ONE - Web Site of Interest!
This web site aims to give all Americans a voice,
a chance to be heard by their elected representatives
...by policy makers and influencers...and by one
another on one critical issue: the future of Social
You can participate in live chats and use their
message boards to talk and share your opinions
about the future of Social Security.
- http://cnn.com/almanac/9806/17/ CNN Almanac Site:
Change the YYMM/DD/ format 9807/08 for month and day
you want to see what happened on that day in the past
and also all the events from that to the week ahead.
- American Memory: at Library of Congress: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/
Here you can find archive of Photos, Prints, Documents,
Motion Pictures, Maps and Sound Recordings of American
Intel 30th Anniversary web site:
The site details how Intel was formed 30 years ago and became
the world largest computer chip manufacturing company.
SECTION TWO - Media / Entertainment!
Where are They NOW?
- Radio and D.J.'s: Those were the days (before the Internet).
If you like the radio shows, these sites will take you back
to the past.
All about Radio stations, D.J's Where are They Now?
by Johnny Williams - Kailau, Hawaii. - http://www.440int.com/440satx.html
Los Angeles Radio People - Where are They Now?
Uncle Rickey's Reel Top 40 Radio Repository.
'THIS IS IT! THE ORIGINAL RADIO AIRCHECK WEBSITE! - http://www.reelradio.com/
440 International - They have a good database for DJ's throughout the nation.
"Radio Digest" website at http://www.RadioDigest.com
House of Wax
- featuring D.J. Gary Larkin's Oldies Show - http://www.wanderers.com/wanderer/wax.html
Compiled by Jeri Maier with input from Steven of Sacramento, CA
SECTION THREE - STAMPS VOTE!
Vote for US Postal 50's, 60's, 70's Stamps
What is StampVote? In our May and June newsletters
we mentioned about how you can participate and have a
voice and choice in the celebration of 20th century
commemorative stamp series that will be issued by
the US Postal, a future collector items for stamp
Results from StampVote for the 1960s for 5 subjects are:
- People & Events:
"I Have a Dream"
The Vietnam War
The Peace Corps
- Arts & Entertainment:
Super Bowl Kicks Off
Green Bay Packers
Roger Maris Breaks Homerun Record
- Science & Technology:
Man Walks on the Moon
The Computer Chip
The Peace Symbol
Barbie Doll Steps Out
Microsoft collaboration with U.S. Postal Service's web site
is a fun web site for trivia, a re-visit to the 60's,70's
Vote for 1970s starts in September.
Find out from your local Post Office about a
form for voting. Or you can vote on-line at
the above StampVote web site. Your web browser
must have multi-media Plug-in Shockwave software.
Compiled By Jeri Maier with Information from Microsoft StampVote
web site and U.S. Postal Service Vote for Stamp brochure.
SECTION FOUR - Boomer Prespectives!
America is growing older. One hundred years ago the average
American was younger than 20, today she is 35. Today, only
Florida has a population where one-sixth of the population
is 65 or older, but in twenty years, it is projected that
32 states will resemble Florida’s older population.
America’s Aging Population and Its Implications
In 2020, one in six Americans will be over 65, about 60
In 1985, about half of the public healthcare dollars were
spent on the elderly; today government spends 2/3 of its
healthcare dollars on the elderly.
About 2/3 of Americans under 40 do not believe they will
receive Social Security and about half believe they will
get Medicare benefits when they turn 65.
In addition, the changing population trends might mean shifting
healthcare priorities. The fastest growing segment of the elderly
population are those over 85, who need the most medical attention.
Half of the 85 or over population live alone in their homes, which
might accelerate the move toward home health services (already the
fastest growing area of the industry). Finally, the elderly
population is growing most rapidly in the south and the west.
Reprint from "Columbia StatLine On Healthcare Issues,"
July 1, 1996, Volume 1, Issue 2
SECTION 5: BOOMERS ERA!
Childhood memoir set in the '50s
- 1950: Brand new house cost under $10000
- One of the most popular cars of all time, the
Ford Mustang, was introduced in 1964.
At a base price of about $2,500.
1955 Ford Thunderbird $2944.00
1964 1/2 Ford Mustang $2368.00
- Life Magazine
1946 - 10 Cents.
1947 - 15 Cents.
1948 to 56 - 20 Cents
1957 -25 Cents.
October 1962 20 Cents
1963 - 25 Cents.
1964 - 35 Cents.
1969 - 40 Cents.
1970 - 60 Cents.
1971 - 50 Cents.
1972 - 50 Cents.
SECTION 7: BOOMERS OF THE MONTH
BOOMERS OF THE MONTH: Susan Osborn, Ph.D.
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