*The move was announced on the afternoon of March 29, 1984. I went ahead and pulled the papers from the 29th and the 30th.
I wasn't disappointed. You could (and I'm sure people have) easily write a book from both perspectives of this move. Rather than do that here, I present to you the journalists in their day.
First up, here is the front page of the March 29th edition of the Star. There's a little bit trimmed off on both ends, unfortunately, because the camera on the machine didn't quite zoom out far enough to fit the whole thing on one page. As is usually the case, click on the images for a larger version.
*Mayflower was (and probably still is, I haven't checked) headquartered in Indianapolis, which also seemed to give Indy more of a lockdown when the question was still in the air.
*I kind of liked that. Sort of how Craig Ferguson starts all of his shows by introducing himself as "TV's Craig Ferguson."
**An age greater than mine, but I've heard the story on the radio and from my dad more than once.