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U.S. Approves Project to Clear Bunker Hill

October 31, 2009 |  8:00 am

Oct. 31, 1959, Times Cover

Guess what happens after a plumber connects a butane line to Crestview, Fla.'s water supply

Oct. 31, 1959, Halloween

Someone, we're not sure who, reminisces about Halloweens of the past. I figured out how to make the "ticktack" the woman describes, but the first problem is finding a wooden spool.

Oct. 31, 1959, Sports

War Admiral dies ... Racketeer Frankie Carbo admits having a role in boxing ...And Ernie Nevers plans pro football for Oakland. 

Oct. 31, 1959: The federal government approves $58 million for urban renewal of Bunker Hill. The Times' Ray Hebert notes that the extensive project to clear "the substandard downtown area" won't cost local taxpayers a dime. By 1966, "the ultramodern commercial and industrial center envisioned on Burnker Hill will be a reality," Hebert says.

In a phone conversation, former Daily Mirror mystery guest Pier Angeli tells ex-husband Vic Damone that she's slashed her wrists after he informs her that he plans to remarry. Police rush to her Bel-Air home to find her crying but uninjured.