Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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October 31, 2012

The discovery of Kadanuumuu Man

Greensburg — For those of you who are interested and may have missed it, the skeletal remains of a 3.5 million year old individual dubbed “Kadanuumuu” or ”Big Man” have been uncovered in Ethiopia.

The amazing find was announced by Bruce Latimer, a physical anthropolgist from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Unlike the”knuckle walking” (like apes) Lucy, discovered in 1974, Kadanuumuu walked fully uptight like me and you, and stood five and a half feet tall, some two feet taller than Lucy and lending support to the view that there was a high degree of sexual dimorphism in the species.

On a personal note, I would like to thank each of you for your prayers during my recent open-heart surgery.

Your prayers were greatly appreciated. I would also like to thank my good friends Tom Williams and his wife who drove my wife and I from Saxony Hospital in Fishers to the nursing facility at Morning Breeze in Greensburg, and to Lee Boudreau and Pearl Klusman who accompanied my wife and me to the hospital.

I would also like to thank the wonderful, very caring staff at Morning Breeze. In addition I would like to thank the Reverends Steve Yeaton and Eric Bingaman for their visits to the hospital.

 

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