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Disaster-Proof Dome Homes House Quake Survivors
Dimas Ardian, Getty Images

Here’s How the Amber Alert System Got Started

Twenty years ago today  9-year old Amber Hagerman got on her bicycle in Arlington, Texas like any other 9-year old would.  The difference was Amber never made it home. Her body was found a few days later some three miles away in a creek with her throat slashed. The killer has never been found.

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Pamela Anderson
Frederick Brown, Getty Images

‘Hollywood Squares’ Needs to Return to TV

Years ago the TV networks would have plenty of TV game shows to watch but over the years, those shows have dwindled down to a precious few.  One of my favorites was Hollywood Squares.

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Fox Photo, Getty Images
Fox Photo, Getty Images

We Can Never Forget Pearl Harbor – December 7, 1941

With each passing year the remembrance of the attack on Pearl Harbor fades away even more. There are fewer survivors with us from the attack that happened 74 years ago.

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New York Jets v Oakland Raiders
Thearon W. Henderson, Getty Images

Do You Remember the ‘Heidi Game’ 47 Years Ago Today?

Forty-seven years ago the infamous “Heidi Game” was broadcast or perhaps I should say, it wasn’t broadcast at least until its conclusion. 

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Edmund Fitzgerald
jstottlemyer via YouTube

The Edmund Fitzgerald Sank 40 Years Ago Today

It was 40 years ago today that the SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior after an unexpected storm came up. The entire crew of 29 lost their lives and were never found. 

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Dining With the Departed at the Historic LaBinnah Bistro

The LaBinnah Bistro is located in an 1870 Victorian home at 207 N. 5th Street, part of Hannibal’s historic Millionaires’ Row. The restaurant is well-known for offering fine Mediterranean cuisine in an elegant atmosphere. Many Hannibal residents are also aware that this location was where the respected businessman Amos J. Stillwell played euchre with his own murderer, Dr. Joseph C. Hearne, a few hours before his death on the evening of December 30, 1988.

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100 Years of Halloween Costumes in 3 Minutes [Video]

Carving pumpkins, sipping cider, and trick-or-treating may be part of your Halloween ritual, but nothing gets us into the spirit more than Halloween costumes! 

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Quincy Preserves
Quincy Preserves

Quincy Preserves Historic 5-Home Tour is Saturday

This Saturday, October 17, from 10 a.m. to 4.p.m., Quincy Preserves will present its annual “Behind Closed Doors” historic homes tour...

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USS Cole Attack Suspect Arrested
U.S. Navy, Getty Images

Quincy Man Remembers USS Cole Attack 15 Years Ago

On Thursday, October 12, 2000, while refueling at a port in Aden, Yemen, the U.S. Navy destroyer Cole was attacked by a two suicide bombers navigating a small motorboat full of explosives. The explosion killed 17 crew members and wounded 39 others.

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Odd image inside Mark Twain Cave
Deena West Budd

Does the Spirit of a Little Girl Haunt Hannibal’s Mark Twain Cave?

Anyone taking a tour of the famous Mark Twain Cave on Highway 79, just south of Hannibal, has heard the story of Dr. Joseph Nash McDowell and his young daughter. Many of the tour guides and visitors have actually seen the spirit of Dr. McDowell's daughter.

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