Published January 2, 2015
Tags: 1963 Thunderbird, Arthur Lampitt, auto wreck, car accident, Car Crash, Granite City, Illinois, medicine, St. Louis, surgery, turn signal lever
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.
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Photos from the wreck HERE.
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
The 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.
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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 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
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