News of the day, this day in history for January 13, 1982. South and East battered by snowstorms. Florida citrus crop badly damaged from freezing temperatures. UAW contract talks continue. France and Germany hold summit talks over Solidarity movement in Poland. California farmers boycott Japanese goods in retaliation for Japanese embargo on California produce in wake of Medfly problem. Mark Thatcher missing while on road rally - Margaret says hes a big boy and can figure out how to get home. And the White House can't figure out who Norman Mineta is.
January 13, 2012

Sure, happy now - just wait.

If you discount the 4 inches of snow that fell overnight in Tennessee and the 7 inches overnight in Arkansas, the ruined citrus crops in Florida and another blizzard heading for the East Coast, it was probably a relatively quiet day.

The UAW was in contract talks with Auto makers. A summit conference was called between France and Germany to study the situation in Poland with the Solidarity Movement and strikes sweeping that country.

Gen. Alexander Haig and Hosni Mubarak were in talks regarding Palestinian autonomy.

In California, a boycott of Japanese goods was called by the state's Farmers in retaliation for the ban on California produce exports to Japan because of the Medfly controversy.

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's son Mark was the object of a search, as he turned up missing from a road rally from Paris to Dakar. Maggie said not to worry, "he's a big boy".

And the White House couldn't get straight who Norman Mineta was - some claimed the Congressman from California was of Italian descent and others claimed he was Japanese. The guessing game continued - though no one thought to ask Mineta himself.

Just one of those days via CBS News Hourlies from 3,4 and 5:00 am (PST) on January 13, 1982

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