Louisville Magazine

DEC 2018

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blisshomefurniture.com kyhumane.org 26 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 12.18 THE BIT FLASHBACK December 1989 On the cover: The Eventful '80s: Eight of the Decade's Top News Stories Revisited. Inside: Former University of Louisville men's basketball star Darrell Griffith, aka "Dr. Dunkenstein," recalled the Cards' 1980 NCAA national championship. "It all boiled down to my last year and the last game," he said, calling it, "the most unbelievable sports high I ever had in my life." Also in the re-cap: The 1982 unveiling of the Humana building design competition. While some called it a failure, the New York Times' architecture critic described it as "perhaps the first skyscraper of our time to be both serious and visually alive." In 1983, the Kentucky Center for the Arts opened, and a separate highlight was when presidential candidates Ronald Reagan and Walter Mondale debated there in '84 — and Reagan, the incumbent and the Great Communicator, flubbed. "They had overcooked him," said Dot Ridings, national president of the League of Women Voters, which hosted the debate. Also in 1984 (and also regarding Reagan), the second human to receive an artificial heart, at the hands of Dr. William DeVries of the Humana Heart Institute, got to speak on the phone with President

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