Archive for Saturday, November 5, 2005

Old home town - 40 years ago today

November 5, 2005


An explosion at the Kansas Power and Light substation on Sixth Street cut off power in the business district for a brief period. It turned out a starling had caused it all when the bird hit an insulator on a 12,000-volt system.

The morning low was 25 degrees and brisk winds made the temperature index to drop far below 20.

Former President Dwight Eisenhower was hospitalized with chest pains, possibly from a heart attack, doctors said. He was undergoing intensive testing.


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