Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart, the only person to fly solo from Honolulu to the mainland of the United States, arrived at the Oakland, Calif., airport on Jan. 19, 1935, in order to attend a civic banquet in her honor at the Athen's Athletic Club of Oakland. Upon arrival, left to right are George Palmer Putnam, Amelia's husband, Amelia Earhart Putnam, Paul Mantz, mechanic for Amelia and Mrs. Paul Mantz. (AP Photo/Ernest King)

July 24, 2013 2:16 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.

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