5 years ago — 2013 Bluegrass/folk rockers Trampled By Turtles sell out the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center. 10 years ago — 2008 Gov. Jim Doyle seeks answers after a snowstorm blocks the westbound lanes of I-39/90, backing up traffic for 19 miles. 20 years ago — 1998 A 15-year-old boy is hospitalized after tearing up a local Dairy Queen. 35 years ago — 1983 Gov. Anthony Earl calls for $1 billion in new taxes and $500 million in budget cuts.
I sat in my theater seat in the large, dark room, watching the action of the science fiction thriller movie “Star Wars” play out on the big screen before me. The first film in that series that garnered international acclaim and spawned ongoing sequels that continue today involved whole other galaxies and planets, spaceships shooting lasers, fights involving highly trained Jedis armed with lightsabers and more characters of all sorts than my 7-year-old brain had