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Yesterday in La Crosse

La Crosse ready to rumblllllllle, 29 years ago

Brad Williams

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In 1990, the TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’ featured bouts from the La Crosse Center three weeks in a row.  On one episode, Brutus Beefcake defeated Jim Ruby, and Nikolai Volkoff beat Boris Zhukov.

The top man in the Soviet Union visited the Midwest that June.  Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and his wife spent an afternoon in the Twin Cities, at the invitation of Minnesota Governor Rudy Perpich.  The Bush White House slammed Democrat Perpich for not saving spaces for Minnesota’s two U.S. Senators, Republicans Dave Durenberger and Rudy Boschwitz, at a luncheon for Gorbachev.

On TV, Jerry Seinfeld was trying out a new sitcom on NBC, about his life as a comedian.  The show about Jerry and his friends George, Elaine, and Kramer, became a big hit and lasted eight years. Seinfeld promised that he wasn’t going to do another sitcom after this one.  Not that there was anything wrong with that…in 1990, yesterday in La Crosse.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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