Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart Putnam, famous woman flier, entered the Bendix Air Race at the last moment, and said she was in the contest not to complete for the prize but for fun, shown with her technical advisor, Paul Mantz, who made the flight with her in Los Angeles on August 31, 1935. She finished fifth, flying to Cleveland in elapsed time of 13 hours, 47 minutes, six and 1-10 seconds. (AP Photo)

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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