In memory of brave explorers

A large section of debris from the space shuttle Challenger is unloaded from U.S. Coast Guard cutter Dallas near the Kennedy Space Center in Port Canaveral, Fla., late Thursday night, Jan. 31, 1986. The debris was discovered floating in the Atlantic Ocean. The Challenger exploded 73 seconds after takeoff on Jan. 28. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)

February 01, 2013 8:33 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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