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Archives 12-29-99


Moon Moves In For Closer Look
Monterey Man Killed In Collision



Moon Moves In For Closer Look

The "super moon" reflects off Dillon Pond in an early morning last week. The moon appeared brighter in the sky when the winter solstice began on Wednesday, Dec. 22 because the Earth was in its closest orbit of the sun, and the moon was in its closest orbit of the Earth, causing an increase in the reflection of the sun off the moon. Last week's combination of winter solstice with Earth and moon in their closest orbits was the first in 133 years, and will not occur again for another 100 years. (photo by Darren Oliver)


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Monterey Man Killed In Collision

A Monterey man was killed in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 84 last week.

According to reports, Clarence K. Odle, 24, of Monterey, was driving a 1983 Thunderbird north on Highway 84 around 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, when, approximately eight miles south of Livingston, the car apparently crossed the center line and collided with a one and a half ton 1984 GMC truck driven by Bill G. Burks, 34, of Livingston. The truck was hauling building materials.

Clarence Odle died at the scene. A passenger in the Thunderbird, Mary Odle, 19, was injured in the collision. Burks also sustained injuries.

The collision is still under investigation. The crash was investigated at the scene by Trooper Jimmy King, Trooper James Sells, and Sgt. Ted Swafford of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

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