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    The city of Gary, which was founded in 1906, celebrated its 50th anniversary in grand style with a series of Gary Golden Jubilee events in 1956. These photos are from a 1956 parade in honor of the city's golden anniversary.

      The Balmoral Park Race Track collection covers The Times file photos from 1986 to 1989. Among the photos are the entrance to the harness racing racetrack, the racetrack at night in June 1986, horse trainer Harry Poort, the tack room and Poort returning a horse to the barn after a snowy morni…

      Response rates to federal surveys have been dropping in recent years due to growing public concern about privacy and online scams. Low response rates cut the quality of data gathered because wealthier and more educated households are more likely to respond. The problem also affects what demographers, planners and government leaders know about the U.S. and how they allocate resources. To compensate for the public’s increasing reluctance to respond to surveys, federal statistical agencies are looking at alternatives, such as relying more on information from records collected by government agencies like the Social Security Administration and the IRS.

      Rescuers raced Saturday to search for survivors and help hundreds of people left homeless after a powerful tornado cut a devastating path through Mississippi, killing at least 25 people and injuring dozens. The tornado flattened entire blocks as it carved a path of destruction for more than an hour. Another person was killed in Alabama. The tornado flattened entire blocks of the small town of Rolling Fork, reducing homes to piles of rubble, flipping cars on their sides and toppling the town's water tower. Residents hunkered down in bath tubs as the tornado struck and later broke into a John Deere store that they converted into a triage center for the wounded.


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