Al Hunter’s Story Archive

Reggie Harding: ABA Pacers’ 1st 7-Footer, Part 1

The Indiana Pacers are winding down another season and the playoff situation remains uncertain. This season marks the 50th anniversary of the franchise’s start in the old ABA. It was about this time of year a half century ago that the Pacers signed one of the most infamous names to … Read More

The Paramount Music Palace, Part 2

In part one of this article, we skipped down memory lane to remember the Paramount Music Palace restaurant once located at the southwest quarter of the Washington Street and I-465 interchange. The Palace operated on Indy’s eastside from 1979 to 1995 as the Paramount Music Palace Family Pizza Restaurant & … Read More

The Paramount Music Palace, Part 1

While rummaging through a couple old boxes the other day I ran across a couple things that activated the launch sequence of my way back machine. One was a brochure and the other an old pinback button. Both were from the old Paramount Music Palace once located 7560 Old Trails … Read More

Chicago Cubs: The Curse of Billy Goat Sianis

Al Hunter is on vacation. This story was originally published in 2013 It isn’t often these days that goats make the news. However, in 2013, a severed goat’s head mysteriously appeared outside of Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs baseball team. To the uninitiated observer, the news of a … Read More

Buddy Holly’s Glasses: Lost and Found

Leap years generally go unnoticed by everyone except those who were born on one. Leap years are recognized every four years in the month of February by tacking an extra day onto the end. To most, leap years are just another event in a month of neglected holidays. After all, … Read More