Looking Back – March 30

East junior Pearl Hwang, left, and junior Cassie Cagwin, members of the Fine Arts team, celebrate a point for the Columbus East Academic Team on March 31, 1999, at Hoosier Hills Conference Invitational Academic Super Bowl at East.

From The Republic archives


Columbus native Susan Kirr did line-production work for the Fox TV show “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” which was a resurrection of Carl Sagan’s original 1980 show, “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage.” The 13-episode documentary required five weeks of shooting in Santa Fe, N.M., and five weeks in Europe.


About 2,000 fans and 586 athletes converged for the Bull Dog Freestyle Open wrestling meet at Columbus North High School. The all-day event was sanctioned by the Indiana State Wrestling Association, a chapter of the United States Wrestling Association.


The three-act comedy production by Herb Gardner, “A Thousand Clowns,” opened at Columbus Bakalar Municipal Airport. The production followed the life of Murray Burns, an ex-writer and single father, who must return to work to retain custody of his nephew, Nick Burns.