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The articles that ran in the paper 100 years ago today were all follow-up articles to the ones presented yesterday.

Editor’s note: The final story today is a bit gruesome and graphic — perhaps more than a bit. We don’t recommend reading it while eating or immediately after.

The father of the young man who committed suicide — or so it was ruled — in a sanitarium arrived in Tucson and expressed his belief that his son's death was an accident instead of intentional.

University Extension services have long been available to help people with many little household and other duties.

Things were different 100 years ago. How different were they?

How would you feel to find out that goodies, those "care packages" you sent to your deployed military service family member, were diverted to a warehouse and never given to the addressee? For starters, any food items would probably be worthless. But wouldn't that be considered mail fraud? Is…

NASA was born July 29, 1958, in response to the Soviet Union's launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957.

On July 28, 1945, a B-25 Mitchell bomber crashed into the Empire State building at the 79th floor. Heavy fog was the major culprit. The two pilots and the passenger on the plane were killed along with 11 people from the building.

The recent death at the sanitarium was ruled a suicide, but the reason was still only speculation.

It has often been said that newspapers only print bad news. The same is now often true of television news. It's sad to say that some days good news was a rarity.

A forest supervisor spent time assuring people that a sawmill on Mount Lemmon would not threaten the timber supply.

It would be bad enough to be mistaken for someone who was wanted for a crime. Imagine it happening on the day you are supposed to be married. Instead you are held until your identity is confirmed.

It appears Prohibition caused the court to be quite busy. Trials for bootleggers appeared to be commonplace.

Feeling nostalgic? Take a trip through UA history. 

As soon as there were cars, there likely were car accidents. With no seatbelts, no airbags and many dirt roads, the results could be dire.

A trade union declared that all city officials were crooks and should be ousted so the local government could begin anew. They weren't too happy with county officials either, but weren't proposing a clean sweep there.

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people to walk on the moon.

The first accusation was against a Deacon, accused of stealing jewelry from a woman who managed to hold him for police in an innovative fashion.

Because women in the east wanted to wear ornamental June bugs in their hair, an enterprising boy in Tucson made a killing by selling the bugs.

When the sheriff did a good turn for a laborer, the man decided to help the sheriff by giving up the bootlegger that supplied him.

People were very concerned that women might show a couple of inches of bare leg between the bottom of a skirt and the top of the stockings. Those so concerned with a bit of skin are quite fortunate that could not see into the future and never saw the advent of mini skirts and short shorts.

A man found work in Ajo and left his wife behind in Tucson. Then he sent for her once he found a place for them to live; not an unusual thing to do. The response he received was cryptic to say the least.

A cowboy on his way to Tucson was struck by lightning and killed, along with his horse. This was in a time when one couldn't plan on traveling on horseback from one city to another quickly enough to avoid a storm.

One must expect traffic rules to be rather fluid and to change frequently when drivers still referred to automobiles as “machines.” This "tongue-in-cheek" report of the new laws does take out a bit of the sting.

The Y.M.C.A. decided to establish some stations along the border for troops.

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