The following is a look back in the Centre Daily Times archives for the week of May 21- 27
50 years ago
During a meeting of the Pennsylvania Society of Newspaper Editors, John S. Kelly — director of the Division of Peaceful Nuclear Explosives at the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission — reported that there was a plan under consideration to use a nuclear explosion to create vast underground storage facilities for natural gas in a remote section of Centre County.
25 years ago
Penn State athletic director Jim Tarman announced that the Nittany Lions would be invited to play in the Blockbuster Bowl on New Year’s Day. Tarman called it the earliest bowl bid in history.
10 years ago
Marine Sgt. David Emery, of Bellefonte, was awarded a Purple Heart by President George W. Bush. Emery had both of his legs amputated after being wounded by the blast from a suicide bomber while serving in Iraq.