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Photos Of The Week – June 7, 2019

From BuzzFeedNews –

From the 75th anniversary of D-Day to president Trump’s state visit to the United Kingdom, these are the most striking and memorable pictures from this past week.

Go to the pics.

Four Stories About Chicago [video]

Is This 23 Year-Old The Next Einstein?

According to secondnexus.com –

Harvard University believes the world’s next Einstein is among us — and she’s a millennial. At age 23, Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski is already one of the most well-known and accomplished physicists in the U.S. The Cuban-American Chicago native graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in just three years with a 5.0-grade point average, the highest possible, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard with full academic freedom — meaning she can pursue her own study on her own terms without staff interference.

Continue reading HERE.

Small Town Is Home To Big Things

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STL Today reported on Casey, Illinois – a very small town that likes very large things. –

Welcome to Casey. The locals pronounce it more like “Kay-zee.” It’s a town of about 2,700 people just south of Interstate 70, about halfway between St. Louis and Indianapolis. It has a small Main Street, which, like those in many small-town USAs, has seen better days.

But just this summer, the Casey City Council voted to reduce the speed limit on a stretch of Main to 20 mph because so many pedestrians were walking through the town, gawking.

Because just in the past four years, Casey has these new things: the world’s largest mailbox, golf tee, knitting needles, crochet hook, wooden shoes and pitchfork. That’s in addition to the rocking chair and wind chimes.

Continue reading STL Today HERE.

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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.

 

How A Drip Coffee Maker Works [video]

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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Woman Fights $105,000 in Parking Tickets

pmeterThe ChicagoTribune reports –

Jennifer Fitzgerald has been fighting more than $100,000 in parking tickets on her junk car after she says it had been abandoned by her former boyfriend for three years in an employee parking lot at O’Hare International Airport.

Continue reading HERE

 

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

Classic Newspapers – Iranian Hostages Released – January 21, 1981

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

Scans of Historic Newspapers

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


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