LEAD STORY Jimmy Hoffa disappears,1975
AUTOMOTIVE “First Lady” of NASCAR Louise Smith born, 1916
COLD WAR Senator Robert A. Taft dies, 1953
CRIME Jimmy Hoffa vanishes,1975
DISASTER Hurricane sinks Spanish treasure ships, 1715
GENERAL INTEREST Ignatius of Loyola dies,1556
HOLLYWOOD J.K. Rowling born, 1965
LITERARY Daniel Defoe is put in the pillory, 1703
MUSIC Ahmet Ertegun is born in Istanbul, Turkey, 1923
OLD WEST Apache scout Martine dies, 1937
PRESIDENTIAL Former President Andrew Johnson dies,1875
SPORTS Nolan Ryan wins 300th game, 1990
VIETNAM WAR Agreement on conduct of war, 1964
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What people do on airplanes CHICAGO, July 30 (UPI) — Just 10 percent of U.S. airline travelers say they work while on a plane, while most say they relax and pursue leisure activities, a survey indicates.
Some Olympic volunteers sell props LONDON, July 30 (UPI) — Some volunteers in the London Olympics Opening Ceremonies have called colleagues “crass” and “disrespectful” for selling props from the show.
Passenger takes bite out of bus seat PAIGNTON, England, July 30 (UPI) — British police said they are trying to identify a bus passenger recorded by a CCTV camera biting a chunk out of a leather seat.
Fake $100 bills had Lincoln watermark PRESCOTT, Ariz., July 30 (UPI) — Police in Arizona said they were trying to identify a suspect who allegedly tried to pass two counterfeit $100 bills bearing a watermark of Abraham Lincoln.
Dancer marched with Indian athletes LONDON, July 30 (UPI) — A mysterious woman seen marching with the Indian contingent at the London Olympics opening ceremony has been identified as a member of a dance troupe.
Police rescue hamster from cat LONDON, July 30 (UPI) — Police in London said they rescued a hamster from a cat after it fell 12 feet from a window and bounced off the hood of a car.
Dump truck rolls into house TAMPA, Fla., July 30 (UPI) — Police in Florida said a dump truck rolled into a home while the driver was inside a neighboring restaurant.
Woman, 88, still working for Okla. agency OKLAHOMA CITY, July 30 (UPI) — Melba Morrow says she plans to spend her 88th birthday the way she spends many of her days, answering phones for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
Woman arrested trying to get into jail HAMILTON, Ohio, July 30 (UPI) – Authorities in Ohio said they arrested a woman accused of trying to break into a jail while shouting, “I want to be arrested.”
Web site: Zebulon a ‘hot’ baby name WILMINGTON, Del., July 30 (UPI) — Officials with a Web site based in Delaware said they were surprised when Zebulon made their list of the 14 “hottest” baby names of the year.
Panda born in San Diego zoo SAN DIEGO, July 30 (UPI) — Officials at the San Diego Zoo said panda Bai Yun has given birth to her sixth cub, tying her for oldest panda to give birth in captivity.
Orangutans isolated to quit smoking SURAKARTA, Indonesia, July 30 (UPI) — Officials at an Indonesian zoo said a pair of orangutans have been isolated from the public to help the primates quit smoking.
Germans get muddy for charity BRUNSBUTTEL, Germany, July 30 (UPI) — Organizers of the Mud Olympics in Germany said 34 teams competed in events including soccer, volleyball, handball and mud sledding.