Almanac: Monday, May 13, 2013
by Bill Edwards (Compiled)
Assistant Metro Editor
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May 13, 1938, in The Star: Representing Garner Hospital staff, two local doctors made an emphatic case to the Anniston City Council last night for the need to request $100,000 from the federal government to pay for enlargement of the municipal hospital’s building. At present, they said, there is no isolation ward for contagious diseases — those patients are not even allowed to enter — meaning that such cases which also require surgery must be operated on in a private home. “Necessity of a maternity ward and additional quarters for Negroes also was claimed [by the doctors],” according to the article. Also this date: The men’s Bible class of the Northside Baptist Church will celebrate its 11th anniversary this coming Sunday, May 15. The teacher of the class is M. S. Nelson.

May 13, 1988, in The Star: Lineville High School football coach David Easley will return to his job there next year. The Clay County Board of Education voted yesterday to renew Easley’s contract, thereby overriding an earlier decision of the school’s Board of Trustees. The trustees’ decision in March to seek Easley’s dismissal sparked protest from parents and students alike; many athletes pledged to not play next year unless Easley returned. In the end, job performance expectations set forth in writing gave everyone a dignified “out” in the situation. “It’s just a paper that outlines duties,” Easley said. “It gives me a picture of what’s expected of me, and I’m glad I’ve got that down to the letter.” The coach’s record last year was 8-3, which made his treatment by the principal and trustees all the more frustrating to some in the school community.

In The Star

1607 English colonists arrived by ship at the site of what became the Jamestown settlement in Virginia (the colonists went ashore the next day).

1846 The United States declared that a state of war already existed with Mexico.

1918 The first U.S. airmail stamps, featuring a picture of a Curtiss JN-4 biplane, were issued to the public. (On a few of the stamps, the biplane was inadvertently printed upside-down, making them collector's items.)

1940 Britain's new prime minister, Winston Churchill, told Parliament: "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat."

1968 A one-day general strike took place in France in support of student protesters.

1981 Pope John Paul II was shot and seriously wounded in St. Peter's Square by Turkish assailant Mehmet Ali Agca.

1992 The Falun Gong movement had its beginnings in the northeastern Chinese city of Changchun.

Birthdays for May 13

Actor Buck Taylor is 75. Actor Harvey Keitel is 74. Author Charles Baxter is 66. Singer Stevie Wonder is 63. Producer-writer Alan Ball is 56. Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman is 52. Actor-comedian Stephen Colbert is 49. Rock musician John Richardson (The Gin Blossoms) is 49. Actor Tom Verica is 49. Country singer Lari White is 48. Singer Darius Rucker (Hootie and the Blowfish) is 47. Actress Susan Floyd is 45. Actress Samantha Morton is 36. Rock musician Mickey Madden (Maroon 5) is 34. Actress-writer-director Lena Dunham is 27. Actor Robert Pattinson is 27. Actress Candice Accola is 26. Actor Hunter Parrish is 26.

TV listings

Hell's Kitchen, 7 p.m. on Fox: In this special two-hour new episode, the chefs compete for the opportunity to take part in a glamorous photo shoot and host a dinner for distinguished members of the U.S. Army. After a challenge that involves designing and executing their own dinner menus, one more contestant is sent home.

90210, 7 p.m. on CW: It only lasted half as long as the original Beverly Hills, 90210, but five seasons is still a pretty impressive run for a series like this. Tonight's two-hour finale includes a look back at memorable moments and a heart-wrenching storyline in which a traumatic event reminds everyone about the value of relationships. Prince Michael Jackson guest stars, and the Goo Goo Dolls perform.

How I Met Your Mother, 7 p.m. on CBS: As Robin and Barney (Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris) prepare to tie the knot, their night of relaxation is sabotaged by an obnoxious couple (Casey Wilson, Keegan Michael Key). Ted (Josh Radnor) invites Lily (Alyson Hannigan) out to see that house he's finally finished fixing up, while Marshall (Jason Segel) takes baby Marvin to Minnesota to see his family in the season finale.

The Secret Life of the American Teenager, 7 p.m. on ABCFamily: Amy, Adrian and Grace (Shailene Woodley, Francia Raisa, Megan Park) try to come to grips with how marriage will affect their dreams for themselves. Kathleen (Josie Bissett) helps Anne (Molly Ringwald) feel like less of an outsider in the family. Ethan (Michael Grant) questions the status of his relationship with Kathy (Cierra Ramirez) in this new episode.

2 Broke Girls, 8 p.m. on CBS: With a health inspection approaching, Max and Caroline (Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs) offer to give an unused part of the diner a deep cleaning. In the process, they make a discovery that could relaunch their cupcake business in the season finale.

Hawaii Five-0, 9 p.m. on CBS: McGarrett's (Alex O'Loughlin) mother, Doris (Christine Lahti), enlists his help with a covert operation to retrieve a microfiche containing some incriminating material. Kono (Grace Park) comes closer to learning Adam's (Ian Anthony Dale) secret, putting her own life in danger in this new episode.

Bates Motel, 9 p.m. on A&E: Abernathy (Jere Burns) puts more pressure on an undecided Norman (Freddie Highmore). Dylan (Max Thieriot) makes a connection with Bradley (Nicola Peltz) and Miss Watson (Keegan Connor Tracy) encourages Norman to use his imagination in this new episode.

Revolution, 9:01 p.m. on NBC Sparks fly for two couples amid drone strikes from the Militia. Monroe's (David Lyons) paranoia intensifies after an attempt on his life and Georgia Federation President Foster (Leslie Hope) considers surrendering in this new episode.

Castle, 9:01 p.m. on ABC: Castle and Beckett (Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic) investigate when a dead woman is found inside the water tank of a flophouse on skid row, and they discover the location of the body isn't the only strange thing about this death in the season finale.

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