April Fool's Day pranks and celebrations

President Clinton, using crutches, leaves the White House briefing room Tuesday, April 1, 1997, after announcing in an April Fools' joke that press secretary Mike McCurry had torn a tendon in his leg and that his job was now in danger. The president, who has been using crutches while recovering from knee surgery, announced that press office employee Chris Engskov, left, would take over McCurry's duties. (AP Photo/Ruth Fremson)

March 30, 2013 4:07 pm  • 

About this blog

"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