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JFK Lancer 2001 Conference on
The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy
November 16, 17, 18, 2001
and Mary Ferrell Award Banquet

SPKEBIOS

SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS:

REX BRADFORD has devoted himself to scanning documents and digitizing audio recordings related to the assassination of JFK, most recently in relation to Lee Harvey Oswald's alleged visit to Mexico City. An author and a designer of games for computers, he resides in Massachusetts.

AL CARRIER has an extensive background as a crime scene investigator and in weapons and ballistics with military and police units. He has also attended the US Secret Service Dignitary Protection Course. Among his special interests in the death of JFK are the shot sequence, ballistic evidence, Secret Service failures, and Lee Oswald's connections to US intelligence agencies.

GEORGE COSTELLO, a graduate of Johns Hopkins with a J.D. from Duke Law School, is an attorney for the Congressional Research Service of The Library of Congress. He has authored several important book reviews of Gerald Posner's Case Closed, of Gaeton Fonzi's The Last Investigation, and, most recently, of Murder In Dealey Plaza, which appeared in The Federal Lawyer (May 2001).

TONY CUMMINGS has applied his unique understanding of computer graphics and digital enhancements to the photographic record. In collaboration with Bill Miller and through his company, Interactive History, he will present a presentation of some of the best visible details of the assassination that have ever been made available to the JFK research community.

DAVID DENTON offers courses on the History of Vietnam and the political assassinations of the 1960s at Olney Central College in Olney, IL. He has completed several documentaries on World War II and the Vietnam War, with funding from the Illinois Humanities Council. From 1996 to 2000, he presented a series of presentations as a speaker in its Road Scholar Program, including lectures on the Vietnam War and on Lee Harvey Oswald.

JAMES H. FETZER, McKnight Professor at the University of Minnesota and Co-Chair of NID 2001, has organized symposia and conferences on the death of JFK and produced a 4 1/2 hour video, "JFK: The Assassination, the Cover-Up, and Beyond". He is the editor of two collections of new studies, Assassination Science and Murder In Dealey Plaza.

STEWART GALANOR is the author of the highly-acclaimed study, Cover-up, which Gaeton Fonzi has described as the single best book on the assassination of JFK. The author of Calculus: A Visual Approach and of The Paradox Of Tristam Shandy, he is a multimedia consultant and technical writer for financial institutions and the television industry.

NICK GERLICH, Ph.D., an associate professor of marketing at West Texas A&M University, serves as the editor on the subject of conspiracies for Skeptic Magazine and as an e-commerce and internet consultant. Largely a skeptic of conspiracy theories, he has written about the death of JFK and attended NID 2000, which was the basis for a new piece for Skeptic that is forthcoming.

JAMES GORDON, a graduate of Edinburgh University, teaches Computing and English at Selkirk High School in the Scottish Borders. His interest in the death of JFK is of long-standing and, in his courses, he uses the assassination as a subject for his students' writing assignments as well as conducting mock trials of Lee Oswald for oral presentations.

SHERRY GUTIERREZ, a court-certified senior crime scene analyst and court certified expert on blood splatter analysis, formerly headed the Forensic Investigative Unit for St. Charles Parish of the Louisiana Sheriff's Department. A consultant to district attorneys and other law enforcement officials, she is a member of the International Association for Identification and has served on its subcommittee for bloodstain pattern evidence.

LARRY HANCOCK, co-author (with Connie Kritzberg) of November Patriots, a work of historically-based fiction concerning the death of JFK, has spent the last thirty years dealing with computers and communications. Currently Marketing Director for Zoom Telephonics, Inc, he has expended considerable effort conducting research on intelligence aspects of the assassination, including the involvement of Richard Case Nagell.

BILL HOLIDAY, JFK Lancer - Mary Ferrell Teacher of the Year, 1997. A 31 year teacher of Social Science at Noblesville High School, Noblesville, Indiana, where he also serves as Department Chairperson. Noblesville's Board of School Trustees have recognized Mr. Hitchcock's students by regularly hearing presentations regarding their research and internship. Mr. Hitchcock , through his Congressman, Dan Burton, and David Marwell, Former Executive Director of the Assassination Records Review Board, arranged, for the summer of 1995, an internship opportunity with the Review Board for these students. Five groups from Noblesville High School, totaling 56 students, interned with the Board. Current student's Michele Aleck and Elizabeth Toleno will be assisting.

DAVID W. MANTIK, M.D., Ph.D., practices radiation medicine at the Loma Linda University Medical Center. He has made path breaking studies of the original autopsy X-rays, the medical evidence, and the Zapruder film, which have been published in Assassination Science and Murder In Dealey Plaza. He may be the single most qualified individual to ever study the death of JFK.

BILL MILLER is an Illinois resident who has researched the assassination for nearly two decades. His current interest is in the analysis and the synthesis of the photographic record, especially in relation to witness testimony. His recent findings have included hidden images on the 6th floor immediately following the shooting and detecting features of JFK's rear head wound in several assassination films.

JIM OLIVIER, a Louisiana-based television journalist, has been researching the assassination for more than 30 years. He has produced numerous television segments on various aspects of the assassination, including several with Jim Garrison, former District Attorney of New Orleans, who tried Clay Shaw for involvement in a New Orleans-based conspiracy to kill President Kennedy.

JERRY POLICOFF became absorbed by the study of the assassination during the mid-1960s, when he met Sylvia Meagher, Harold Weisberg, Mark Lane, and other critics of The Warren Report. As an advertising trainee in New York, he became interested in media coverage of the event, which led to a long piece on the role of The New York Times in promoting the cover-up. He has since published in New Times, The Washington Star, Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, and The New York Times Op-Ed Page.

CRAIG ROBERTS, a former Marine Corps sniper in Vietnam with extensive law-enforcement experience, has authored Kill Zone: A Sniper Looks At Dealey Plaza, widely acclaimed as an outstanding contribution to studies of the death of JFK. He is an expert on why many powerful groups--including the CIA, the Mafia, and banking interests--preferred JFK not remain President.

KENNETH A. RAHN, an atmospheric chemist and professor at the Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, earned his Ph.D. in meteorology from the University of Michigan in 1971. His specialty is measuring trace elements in aerosols by neutron activation. He offers courses in chemistry, atmospheric chemistry and global change as well as on scientific writing and the assassination of JFK, with which he has been seriously engaged since 1992.

MICHAEL SPARKS leads a non-profit think tank, The 1st Tactical Studies Group (Airborne), originally based out of Ft. Bragg, NC, which field-tests military equipment and makes recommendations to the U.S. Army at no charge. His primary interest in his spin-off group, The 4th Tactical Studies Group (Conspiracy), is to solve the assassination of JFK and to restore confidence in our government.

LAWRENCE TEETER, a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who began his law practice in 1978, has represented Sirhan Sirhan since 1994. Teeter has submitted a lengthy Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus seeking an evidentiary hearing and a new trial for Sirhan. The Petition is currently pending before the California Supreme Court. It contains an elaborate demonstration of the prosecution of evidence and its methodical interference with Sirhan's right to effective assistance of counsel. It also demonstrates that Sirhan could not possibly have shot Robert Kennedy. The Petition sets forth and is based upon the research discoveries of Rose Lynn Mangan, Sirhan's researcher.

DONALD THOMAS, who specializes in entomology and has been employed by the US Department of Agriculture since 1983, has also undertaken research on the death of President Kennedy, including, most recently, a major study of echo correlation in Dealey Plaza recorded during the assassination, which appeared in a British journal of forensics. He holds adjunct appointments at Texas A&M and at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma Mexicana and is also a research associate of The Carnegie Museum and The Nebraska State Museum.

HAL VERB, the former host of a cable television program in San Francisco during which he interviewed leading students of the case, has published many pieces in research journals, including The Fourth Decade and The Kennedy Assassination Chronicles. During November in Dallas 1999, he was formally recognized as a recipient of the Mary Ferrell Pioneer Award.

STU WEXLER, currently a Web Developer, who graduated from Tulane University in 1998 with a degree in history and a minor in philosophy. He has been researching the JFK assassination since the 7th grade, and has made presentations on the subject at his high school. Wexler's main interests in the case are Oswald's background and the physical evidence.

JOHN WILLIAMS, Ph.D., has developed a keen interest in the history and activities of the Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, especially from November 1962 to October 1964. A faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI, he offers courses in its Department of Human Development, Family Living, and Community Educational Services.


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