Posts Tagged 'Granite City'

Man Had Turn Signal Lever Embedded In His Arm For 51 Years

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From Fox2Now –

Fifty-one years ago, Arthur Lampitt of Granite City, Illinois, smashed his 1963 Thunderbird into a truck. This week during surgery in suburban St. Louis, a 7-inch turn signal lever from that T-Bird was removed from his left arm. Dr. Timothy Lang removed the lever Wednesday during a 45-minute operation. Lampitt, now 75, is recovering at home. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the accident broke Lampitt’s hip, drawing attention away from the arm, which healed. A decade or so ago, his arm set off a courthouse metal detector. An X-ray showed a pencil-sized object, but since it caused no pain or hardship, Lampitt let it be.

Continue reading HERE.

Photos from the wreck HERE.

 

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Bit Of History – 1986 Shuttle Disaster

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

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Classic Newspapers – The Big Snow of 1982

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

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More Classic Old Newspapers

A few more pages have been added to my classic newspaper site, HotMeatloaf.com. I’ve added a new section for local news. Local, in this case, is the St.Louis suburbs of Madison and Granite City, Illinois, and the newspapers are the Granite City Press-Record of 1960 and 1970, and the Granite City Journal of 1977. There is nothing earth-shaking, just small town news. If you are a history buff, are familiar with the area or just want a look back to the good old days, check out the Local News.

HotMeatloaf.com  Local News

Dominos FAIL [pic]

My local Dominos (Granite City, IL) just had a signage fail.

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