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Saturday, June 25, 2005

Online casino buys fence from scene of JFK assassination

Dallas, June. 25 (AP): An online auction house has purchased a section of fencing from the scene of President John F Kennedy's assassination for nearly USD 33,000.

The purchase by adds to the casino's collection of artifacts, which includes a grilled cheese sandwich bearing the image of the Virgin Mary and an invitation to the cancelled wedding of runaway bride Jennifer Wilbanks.

The auction, offered by, closed yesterday. Lelands said that the fence has been repaired a number of times over the years and few of the pickets are believed to be original.

The metal posts were the only portion that may have been on the grassy knoll the day Kennedy was shot in November 1963, said Gary Mack, Curator at the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas, which is dedicated to Kennedy's life.

When a construction crew began dismantling the fence to replace it in January 2000, a tour guide grabbed four sections and put them into storage.

When the storage payments weren't made, the fence was sold at public auction to a man from Texas. The man approached Lelands last year about reselling it, said Simeon Lipman, Director of Americana at the New York-based auction house.

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JFK News June 2005

Wednesday, June 22, 2005
FROM MY BACKYARD - Who shot the president
By Byron Higgin
It's been the standard joke for many years. Do you know who killed President Kennedy?
I recall a movie with Nicholas Cage in which secret film is discovered and he gets his hands on it and points to the film and tells his girl friend, "Do you want to know who shot President Kennedy?"
Well, a local man says he knows and he's written a book to tell all.
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Dads, dudes can look good in the right hat <>
Lansing State Journal - Lansing,MI,USA
... Urban legend has it that President John F. Kennedy was responsible for the demise of the dress hat when he gave his inaugural speech sans chapeau in 1961. ...

Kennedy Memorabilia Ownership Dispute Resolved <>
Yahoo News (press release) - USA
WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of documents, artifacts and other items related to President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy may ...

YOUNG MOURNS FATHER'S DEATH <> - Burley in Wharfdale,Ilkley,UK
... a popular author and journalist, who garnered international acclaim with his coverage of World War II, former US president JOHN F KENNEDY's assassination and ...

JFK's Berlin closer not lost in translation <,1413,204~21474~2925079,00.html>
Long Beach Press-Telegram - Long Beach,CA,USA
Up to 1 million West Germans crowded into their city's Rudolph Wilde Platz to hear a speech by US President John F. Kennedy. It was the height of the Cold War. ...

Personal financial reports of RI's four representatives disclosed <>
Providence Journal (subscription) - Providence,RI,USA
... interest. BY JOHN E. MULLIGAN. WASHINGTON ... father, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, and one by his late grandmother, Rose F. Kennedy. As is ...

Stolen JFK mementoes finally make it home <>
Boston Herald - Boston,MA,USA
Thousands of valuable documents and artifacts of President John F. Kennedy - stolen from the White House by Kennedy's secretary Evelyn Lincoln after he died ...

The Search for PT 109 Forum is tonight <>
NHEvents - New Hampshire,USA
... of the Institute For Exploration (IFE) at Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Connecticut, will discuss his quest to find the wreckage of John F. Kennedy's PT boat. ...

Posada Carriles and the Kennedy assassination <>
Workers World - USA
... There is also mounting evidence that Posada Carriles was connected to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and was in Dallas's Dealey Plaza the day ...

JFK News May 2005

Sinatra' definitive bio of entertainer <>
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Pittsburgh,PA,USA
... Summers has written well-regarded investigative books on Richard Nixon, J. Edgar Hoover and Marilyn Monroe, and on the deaths of John F. Kennedy and Tsar ...

Final home of heroes <>
San Francisco Chronicle - San Francisco,CA,USA
... of common soldiers' markers, well away from the bustle of the Tomb of the Unknowns or the much-visited graves of martyred President John F. Kennedy and his wife ...

DC exhibit celebrates America's ties with Paris <>
Oxford Press - Oxford,OH,USA
... A sketch of the hairdo Jacqueline Kennedy sported during her 1961 visit with President John F. Kennedy, when she proved so popular with the French that her ...

Cop's story on shooting described as unrealistic <;coll=2>
The Express Times - Easton,PA,USA
... Arlen Specter, who as junior counsel to the Warren Commission speculated that a single bullet killed President John F. Kennedy and wounded Texas Gov. ...

Community happenings <>
Blue Springs Examiner - Blue Springs / Independence,MO,USA
... The personal relationship of John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, will be revealed when William and Sue Wills present "Presidents and Their First Ladies ...

A Frank appraisal <>
Dallas Morning News (subscription) - TX,USA
... BBC investigative reporter, author of well-regarded books on Richard Nixon, J. Edgar Hoover and Marilyn Monroe, and the murders of John F. Kennedy and Czar ...

Marketers big and small taking a shine to blogs <>
San Diego Union Tribune - San Diego,CA,USA
SAN FRANCISCO -- Four journalists who brought news of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy into US living rooms in 1963 have found a new level of ...

Good buys on Norma Jean <,1,3845105.story?coll=la-headlines-lifestyle>
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
... It is inscribed at the bottom to President John F. Kennedy, where she writes, in blue ink, "Happy Birthday Pres. Kennedy from Marilyn Monroe.". ...

Carl Rowan: One of the Most Honored Reporters in the United States <>
Voice of America - USA
... Mister Rowan opened many doors for African Americans. He was the first black deputy Secretary of State in the administration of President John F. Kennedy. ...

Selling a stake in assassination lore
Exclusive: Grassy knoll's stockade fence - or what's left of it - to be auctioned

Photos here

07:31 AM CDT on Friday, May 13, 2005
By MICHAEL E. YOUNG / The Dallas Morning News

More than 40 years later, mysteries swirl around every facet of President John
F. Kennedy's assassination.

Now there's a new one. On Sunday, auction house opens bidding on an artifact now firmly a part of American history the weathered stockade fence that once stood at the edge of the grassy knoll. Simeon Lipman, director of Americana at the New York auction firm, calls it "probably the most famous fence in the world." "Everyone has heard stories of what might or might not have been behind that fence" when JFK was killed. "As far as fences go," he said, "it doesn't get any better." And while its origins are undisputed a Dealey Plaza tour guide recovered portions of the fence when it was torn down in January 2000 some question how much of this fence stood when the president's motorcade passed Nov. 22, 1963.

Thirteen Days: Infi <;s=2&amp;c=126>
DVDAnswers - UK
... Meanwhile at the White House John F. Kennedy was trying to find a way to remove the missiles from Cuba without triggering a chain reaction that would lead to ...

You've no doubt seen this quote making the rounds:
"Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are H. L. Hunt (you possibly know his background), a few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas.5 Their number is negligible and they are stupid."

Here's a link to the source of this quote: a letter from President Eisenhower to his brother.

Local author writes JFK bio < >
Oshkosh Northwestern - Oshkosh,WI,USA
By Bethany K. Warner. A Menasha author is shining new light on the Camelot era and its leader in a new biography of John F. Kennedy. ... 

kennedy nephew weds fiancee <;Sn=WORL&amp;IssueID=28050 >
Gulf Daily News - Manama,Bahrain
LOS ANGELES: Bobby Shriver, the nephew of the late US president John F Kennedy and brother of California first lady Maria Shriver, married his fiancee Malissa ...

Jackie goes out in style <,1,6888066.story?coll=chi-newslocalwest-hed >
Chicago Tribune (subscription) - Chicago,IL,USA
... Forty-one years have passed since Kennedy left the White House after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and nearly 11 years have passed since her ...

The arrogance of the Bush government matches Posada's < >
Granma International - La Habana,Cuba
... former House Select Committee on Assassinations investigator, famous for having told the truth about the assassination conspiracy of President John F. Kennedy. ...

JFK News April 2005

This Day in History < >
LA Canyon News - Beverly Hills,CA,USA
... John F. Kennedy inherited this program when he became president in 1961. On April 17, about 1,200 exiles landed in the Bay of Pigs and waded ashore. ...

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to offer 2005 commencement address < >
Wilkes Beacon (subscription) - Wilkes-Barre,PA,USA
... activist, Kennedy is the son of former Attorney General and Presidential candidate Senator Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy. ...


Inside LBJ's 'cage' < >
WCNC (subscription) - Charlotte,NC,USA
... Fearful of the welcome John F. Kennedy would receive in Dallas, Mr. Busby describes an almost constant vigil that day at his office's United Press ...

Monroe divorce papers for auction < >
BBC News - E,UK
... Miller. A Monroe painting she planned to give John F Kennedy for his birthday in 1962 is valued at up to $10,000 (£5,200). Monroe ...
Marilyn Monroe Auction in June < >
Monsters and Critics - Glasgow,UK
... to change her name from Norma Jean Mortenson to Marilyn Monroe, clothing and a watercolor of a rose she painted for President John F.Kennedy's birthday. ...

Daley Remembered as Last of the Big-City Bosses < >
New York Times - USA
... There was much talk of how Daley was responsible for John F. Kennedy's carrying Illinois, the crucial swing state, in the 1960 presidential election. ...

JFK Ñews March 2005

Journalist recalls nearly 45 years as White House correspondent ...


JFK News February 2005

Starring John F. Kennedy as himself < >
Boston Globe - USA
Movies were very much a part of John F. Kennedy's life. ... Kennedy played himself, too -- and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library has the proof. ...

Newark Star Ledger - Newark,NJ,USA
... Other items came from the cottage President John F. Kennedy and his wife purchased on Nantucket Sound in Hyannisport, Mass.; from Kennedy Onassis' homes in ...

Bill Shadel, Nixon-Kennedy Moderator, Dies at 96 < >
New York Times - USA
... CBS Radio during World War II, became an ABC television anchor and moderated the third presidential debate between Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy in 1960 ...
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Relics from Camelot to go on sale < > (subscription) - Ireland
... At the behest of Caroline, the only surviving child of President John F Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier, the items to go under the hammer will include ...

Calendar on the South Shore < >
Pembroke Mariner - Marshfield,MA,USA
... The Museum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library will unwrap a special exhibit, Presents for a President and First Lady, a display of 65 state gifts ...

JFK News January 2005

Sister of President John F Kennedy dies <;sSheet=/portal/2005/01/08/ixportaltop.htm l> - London,England,UK
Rosemary Kennedy, who was born mentally retarded, was the inspiration for sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who founded the Special Olympics for mentally disabled ... Let's Not Count on Projections <>

Washington Post - Washington,DC,USA
... 21, 1963, speaking in San Antonio the day before he was murdered in Dallas, President John F. Kennedy explained the importance of the space program by citing a ... Paper version of Jackie Kennedy's wedding dress to be exhibited < >

WQAD - Moline,IL,USA
CHICAGO When John F-Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier married in 1953, the nation was enchanted by the wedding, the couple and the young bride's off-the-shoulder ... Carrier center of new battle < >

Daytona Beach News-Journal - Daytona,FL,USA
... The aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy docked Jan. ... Ten of them are nuclear-powered, while two, including the USS John F. Kennedy, are conventionally powered. ...
See all stories on this topicA president's powerlessness < >

Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) - Minneapolis,MN,USA
On the afternoon of May 4, 1963, President John F. Kennedy wasn't in a mood to mince words. As he met in the White House with members ... Examining a shared civil rights legacy < >

Opposites in many ways and wary of each other, Lyndon Baines Johnson and Martin Luther King, Jr., came together after John F. Kennedy's assassination and ... Son, Father Prepare for Inauguration Day

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History's stage <>
USA Today - USA
... While few living Americans can remember hearing the words of Wilson in 1913, many can recall John F. Kennedy's address at his inaugural on Jan. ...

New Tapes Express JFK's Views On Civil Rights < >
Boston - Boston,MA,USA
BOSTON -- As Americans across the country honored Martin Luther King Day Monday, the John F. Kennedy Library released new audiotapes that express Kennedy's ...

Officer who arrested Oswald dies <,12271,1401301,00.html >
Guardian - UK
The policeman who arrested Lee Harvey Oswald after John F Kennedy was assassinated has died, aged 76. Nick McDonald apprehended ...

Too many Monroes < >
Salt Lake Tribune - Salt Lake City,UT,USA
... many times she married, whether she was brainy or vapid, whether she was sane or insane, whether she was the illicit lover of President John F. Kennedy and/or ...

Pascagoula Mississippi Press - Pascagoula,MS,USA
... young commander of the vessel, Lt. (jg) John F. Kennedy, swam to safety carrying the ship's flag and towing an injured shipmate. ...

... To The White House < >
TheDay - New London,CT,USA
... Some are unforgettable -- like the posthumously drawn image of a pensive John F. Kennedy, his head down, arms folded -- in stark contrast to the other ...

Thoughts from the past <,1,1659036.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed >
Chicago Tribune (subscription) - Chicago,IL,USA
... nation's progress in civil rights, as underscored in a previously undisclosed May 4, 1963, Oval Office discussion involving President John F. Kennedy and 20 ...

Olds' concept car sold for $3.24 million < >
... Also sold at the RM Auctions event was the 1962 Lincoln Continental "Bubbletop" limousine used by President John F. Kennedy. It sold for $632,500. ...

First lady of Camelot < >
Akron Beacon Journal (subscription) - Akron,OH,USA
... All of the artifacts are from The John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston, organizers of the exhibit along with The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Bill Shadel, moderated Kennedy-Nixon debate, dead at 96 < > (subscription) - Portland,OR,USA
... CBS Radio during World War II, became an ABC television anchor and moderated the third presidential debate between Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy in 1960 ...

Presidential trivia adds to lively 'Hatless Jack' < >
Boston Globe - Boston,MA,USA
Forty-three years ago, it was a challenge that consumed an industry: How to slap a chapeau on the handsome but hatless head of President John F. Kennedy. ...



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