A look back: Terrorist acts against Americans

Two Iranian women in traditional Muslim dress peer through a gate of the U.S. Embassy compound in Tehran, Nov. 7, 1979, the fourth day of occupation by Iranian militants demanding concessions from the United States and the former Shah of Iran. Banners and a poster of fundamentalist leader Ayatollah Khomeini hang on the embassy. Embassy staffers were eventually held hostage 444 days. (AP Photo)

September 15, 2012 5:49 pm  • 

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"Tales from the Morgue" is a way for the Star to share stories from the treasure trove of information held in its old files.

Johanna Eubank, aka the Morgue Lady, was a research assistant in the Star Library — also known as News and Research Services — for 18 years before becoming an online content producer. She has had her share of sneezing fits after digging into dusty old files, so she's sure to find a few old stories to re-examine.

If you have suggestions, comments or questions about this blog, e-mail jeubank@tucson.com

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