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40 years ago: Notorious seer denies predicting Lawrence tornado

May 1, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 1, 1973:

  • Syndicated "psychic" writer Jeane Dixon this week was denying that she had ever predicted that Lawrence would be hit with a tornado in late April or early May of this year, or at any time. Specifically, the rumor said that Dixon had claimed on a television talk show that Lawrence would be "obliterated" by a tornado this spring. The Kansas University Information Services had then contacted Dixon at her office in Washington, and she had denied the prediction. Dixon was known for allegedly predicting such things as the Watergate scandal and the Kennedy assassination, but as one analyst pointed out, "Nobody's paid attention to the 500 predictions she missed in between."
  • On the 21st birthday of the Douglas County State Bank today, bookkeeping employee Sheryl Stewart worked until the 5 p.m. closing time and then went into labor, giving birth to her first child the following morning. "Mrs. Stewart, the new baby, and the bank all appeared to be doing fine" this morning, according to a cheerful bank official.

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