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Modern Day Lazarus

Hollie Newton • Jul 4, 2013 at 7:30 AM

50 years ago, 1963: A frail 80-year-old Willard woman was pronounced dead twice in 24 hours. After her doctor detected no vital signs, he pronounced her dead and sent her to Fink Funeral Home. The director noticed her still breathing and immediately sent her back to the hospital where she clung to life for 18 more hours. The doctor said a sudden jolt while the body was being moved could have been enough to briefly revive her.

25 years ago, 1988: Scientists from 46 nations declared that global damage from "greenhouse" warming could ultimately be second in magnitude only to the devastation of a nuclear war. They called for immediate action by governments, industry, and individuals to help arrest the unprecedented threat.

10 years ago, 2003: The 2003 Independence Day celebration saw fewer police officers, bomb-sniffing dogs, and security fences than 2002, in what law enforcement officials said was a return to a more normal holiday.

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