Published May 21, 2013
Tags: 1971, 1986, 8-track tape, Andy Economy, Cape Canaveral, Challenger disaster, Christa McAuliffe, Dr. Alice Purdes, eight track, Ellison Onizuka, Francis Scobee, Globe Democrat, Granite City, Gregory Jarvis, history, Illinois, Judith Resnik, Madison, Marvin Owca, Michael Smith, Missouri, NASA, newspaper, O-ring, picture phone, picturephone, President Reagan, Ronald McNair, Ronald Reagan, Saint Louis, Sam Economy, space exploration, space shuttle, space shuttle challenger, St. Louis, Sydney Shedd, William Papa
I just uploaded four newspaper pages from the the day that the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded on take-off in January of 1986. The crew member who is most remembered is teacher, Christa McAuliffe. Also added a few odds and ends of local news. Of particular interest are tech-related stories from 1971 that feature the picturephone and bootleg 8-track tapes.
Challenger disaster HERE
1971 Tech stories HERE
Local odds and ends HERE and HERE
Homepage of my classic newspaper site HERE
Published February 21, 2013
Tags: 1982, Big Snow of 1982, blizzard, Christopher Bond, classic newspaper, climate change, Gene McNary, Granite City, history, Illinois, Madison, Missouri, MODOT, newspaper, Saint Louis, snow storm, snowpocolypse, St. Louis, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Vincent Schoemehl, weather
Most St. Louisans (at least the ones who are 40 or older) remember the snow storm of 1982 as the ‘Big One’ that virtually shut down the city. A week after the storm, the Post-Dispatch published a special section covering the event. All 12 pages of that section have just added to HotMeatloaf.com.
View the Big Snow section HERE
Check out other papers at HotMeatloaf.com HERE
Published August 16, 2012
Tags: 1981, Alexander Haig, assassination, classic newspaper, Dr. Dennis O'Leary, Globe Democrat, history, James Brady, John Hinckley, Missouri, newspaper, Politics, Post Dispatch, President Reagan, Ronald Reagan, Saint Louis, shooting, St. Louis, Thomas Delahanty, Timothy J. McCarthy
HotMeatloaf.com, my site for classic newspapers has just added 11 pages from March 31, 1981. That was the day that John Hinckley attempted to assassinate President Reagan outside a Washington DC hotel. Scanned pages from both the St.Louis Globe-Democrat and St.Louis Post-Dispatch are included.
Read the papers from 1981 HERE
See what else is available HERE
A Secret Service agent with an automatic weapon drawn, moments after the shooting.
Published May 31, 2012
Tags: 1981, Alan B. Golancinksi, Ayatollah Khomeini, Barry M. Rosen, Bert C. Moore, Bruce W. German, Capt. Eric M. Feldman, Capt. Paul M. Needham, Charles A. Jones, Clair Cortland Barnes, Cmdr. Donald A. Sharer, Col. Charles W. Scott, Col. Leland J. Holland, Col. Thomas E. Schaefer, Cpl. Steven W. Kirtley, Donald J. Cooke, Duane L. Gillette, Elizabeth Ann Swift, Frederick Lee Kupke, free, freedom, Gary E. Lee, Globe Democrat, history, hostage, Illinois, inauguration, Iranian hostage crisis, Jerry J. Miele, Jerry Plotkin, John E. Graves, John W. Limbert, Joseph M. Hall, Jr, Kathryn L. Koob, L. Bruce Laingen, Lt. Cmdr. Robert Englemann, Lt. Col. David M. Roeder, Malcolm Kalp, Michael Howland, Michael J. Metrinko, Missouri, Moorhead C. Kennedy Jr., MSgt. Regis Ragan, newspaper, Phillip R. Ward, President Carter, President Reagan, revolutionary, Richard H. Morefield, Robert C. Ode, Ronald Reagan, Ruhollah Khomeini, Saint Louis, Sgt. 1st Class Donald R. Hohman, Sgt. Gregory A. Persinger, Sgt. James M. Lopez, Sgt. John D. McKeel, Sgt. Kevin J. Hermening, Sgt. Paul Edward Lewis, Sgt. Rodney V. (Rocky) Sickmann, Sgt. William Gallegos, Shiite Muslim, St. Louis, Staff Sgt. Joseph Subic, Staff Sgt. Michael E. Moeller, Steven Lauterbach, Thomas L. Ahern, Victor L. Tomseth, William B. Royer, William E. Belk, William F. Keough, William J. Daugherty
Several pages have just been added to the classic newspapers at HotMeatloaf.com. The date was Jan. 21, 1981 and the Iranian hostages were released as Ronald Reagan was sworn in as President. Six full pages from the St. Louis Globe-Democrat are available. Hard to believe that it has been more than 30 years since that day.
Read about the hostages HERE
Explore everything at HotMeatloaf.com HERE
Published May 2, 2012
Tags: 1974, Dead Newspapers, Globe Democrat, history, Illinois, Metro-East Journal, Missouri, newspapers, Nixon Resigns, Politics, President Nixon, Republican, St. Louis, St.Louis Evening News, St.Louis Globe-Democrat, St.Louis Sun, St.Louis Today, Watergate
More old papers have just been added to HotMeatloaf.com. Most notable is from August 9, 1974, when President Nixon resigned. Also added, are several long gone newspapers from the St.Louis area. There is already quite a bit for history buffs to explore at the site, and more will be added in the future.
Nixon Resigns – read all about it HERE
Check out several long gone papers HERE
Published February 9, 2012
Tags: bacon, bacon milkshake, Boat Show, Cindy Preszler, Heidi Glaus, Jack In The Box, KSDK, main stream media, Mike Bush, Missouri, slow news day, St. Louis, taste test
KSDK Channel 5 had nothing better to air today than a taste test of the new Jack in the Box bacon milkshake. Oh, wait, they did cover the Boat Show.
Bacon milkshake coverage HERE and the riveting Boat Show coverage HERE
Published December 4, 2011
Tags: 2011, Christchurch, earthquake, Japan's tsunami, Joplin, Missouri, New Zealand, news, pic, picture, Politics, powerful, protest, striking, Thailand, tornado, unrest
BuzzFeed posted a collection of high resolution photos of the big events of 2011. Although the pics are striking, it is depressing to realize that 2011 was so full of suck.
View the pics HERE
Whirlpool resulting from Japan’s tsunami in March.
Published August 5, 2011
Tags: big government, Bill Hennessy, conservative, Glenn Beck, Missouri, Obama, Politics, protest, rally, Republican, St. Louis, tea party
STL Today reports -
On Thursday, the day Tea Party nemesis Barack Obama turned 50, the local conservative group had planned to hold yet another rally in Kiener Plaza, the stage for several previous successful Tea Party events. But it turns out that everything slows down in August, even the ardent opposition to big government and federal spending. Writing on the group’s website, St. Louis Tea Party organizer Bill Hennessy said Thursday’s rally had been canceled for, among other reasons, a lack of enthusiasm. “Moreover, we received exactly three positive responses to news of the event,” Hennessy wrote. “Maybe because no one heard or because everyone thought it was lame.”
Continue reading HERE.
Published June 5, 2011
Tags: 13-year cicadas, Bizarre Foods, cicada ice cream, Columbia, delicious, dessert, eat insect, gastronomy, gross food, Missouri, Sparky's, tasty, wtf
ColumbiaMissourian.com reports -
Insect-filled cicada ice cream never had a chance to be placed in the display case at Sparky’s Homemade Ice Cream before it was all gone. Surprising the employees at Sparky’s, the new flavor was so popular that it sold out Wednesday night before it was set to be out for display on Thursday.
“When we opened, Tony was just bombarded,” Christian Losciale, an employee at Sparky’s, said about the rush of customers looking for cicada ice cream Thursday morning. Sparky’s employee Tony Layson was the first in the shop when it opened on Thursday. The ice cream was supposed to make its debut Thursday, but as Columbians got word of the new flavor on Wednesday, curious customers went in early to see if they could try a scoop or two. “Before we could put it out front we were selling it out of the back,”said Augustine Accurso, an employee at Sparky’s about the sales Wednesday night.
Read more HERE and HERE.
Published June 2, 2011
Tags: cement gator, Concrete Alligators, Crocodile, Independence, Kansas City, law enforcement, lawn ornament, Missouri, sharp shooter, wildlife
According to The HeraldTribune -
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – Police responding to a rare alligator sighting in suburban Kansas City took quick action to dispatch of the beast, shooting it in the head, as instructed, while it lurked menacingly in the weeds leading down to a pond. It wasn’t until a second rifle shot bounced off the reptile’s head that the officers realized they had mortally wounded a concrete lawn ornament. A resident of a subdivision near the pond called police Saturday evening to report that his children spotted the alligator while they were playing in some nearby woods. After consulting a conservation agent, who told them to kill the gator if they felt it posed a danger, one of the officers shot it twice in the head before realizing something was up, said Tom Gentry, an Independence police spokesman. “It didn’t move,” Gentry said. “They inched up closer and closer and discovered it was a mock-up of a real alligator made to look like it was real.”
Continue reading HERE.
Published May 27, 2011
Tags: crime, criminal, Gina Stallis, home invasion, justice, LaSalle Park, Ledale Nathan, life sentence, Missouri, murder, St. Louis
STLtoday reports -
A St. Louis judge sentenced a teenager to 17 life sentences in prison, plus an additional 75 years, for his role in a bloody home invasion that left one woman dead and her family torn apart emotionally. Circuit Court Judge Robert H. Dierker Jr. sentenced Ledale Nathan, 18, this morning. One of the life sentences, for the murder of Gina Stallis, 34, is without the possibility of parole, five of the sentences are to run consecutively and eleven are to run concurrently. On Oct. 5, 2009, Nathan and an accomplice terrorized a family in a home in the 900 block of Hickory Street in the LaSalle Park neighborhood just south of downtown, prosecutors said. Stallis, 34, a nurse and mother of two, was shot to death. Her cousin, off-duty city firefighter Nicholas Koenig, and off-duty city police Officer Isabella Lovadina were wounded. Nathan was found guilty of 26 charges, including first-degree murder, after a trial in April. Today, four of the charges were dismissed because of a technicality.
Continue reading HERE.