WIST radio station disc jockey created panic in 1965 Charlotte, NC when he announced an amoeba on the loose. Citizens jammed police station phone lines and the station was reprimanded by FCC.
Maria David is the Observer's archivist and research librarian. When she's not helping reporters connect the dots she's doing what she really loves: unearthing forgotten gems from microfilm and the paper's photo files.
Maria grew up in a small colonial town in New Jersey, which sparked her love of history.