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Man Held as ‘Orchid Bandit’

June 27, 1942: James D. Hannah liked orchids. He liked them so much that he usually gave several of them to his girlfriends to put in their hair, a habit that led to his arrest when robbery victim  Elva Sieburg … Continue reading

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Angry Butcher Cuts Wife’s Throat

Betty Rowland at the Follies! Photo: 6152 Agra St. Credit: Google Street View. Feb. 2, 1942: Lewis Buell Chase dialed the sheriff’s substation in Firestone Park and told a deputy: “I have just murdered a woman.” He had gone to … Continue reading

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Matt Weinstock

Oct. 22, 1957 The men of the copy desk gloomily agreed the other day that another hallowed city room custom is just about gone–reporters and editors bellowing "Boy!" and getting an instant and spirited response. Time was when this strident … Continue reading

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