5 years ago — 2013

A giant panda cub at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington is named Bao Bao after a vote by the public.

10 years ago — 2008

Eau Claire school Superintendent Ron Heilmann doesn’t foresee closing Northstar Middle School to plug a projected $5.09 million budget shortfall for 2009-10.

20 years ago — 1998

A committee votes to keep the Stephen King novel “The Dark Half” on the shelf at Stanley-Boyd High School despite a parent’s complaint.

35 years ago — 1983

A Kansas mailman flies to London to get his 5-year-old daughter a much sought-after Cabbage Patch doll.