Dallas Conferences
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Awards Booklet

November in Dallas 2008 // 45 Years

Nov. 21-23, 2008 Adolphus Hotel, Dallas


NID 2008 Speakers

Jim Marrs, a distinguished journalist and author of the “New York Times” bestseller, “Crossfire-the Plot to kill Kennedy” and of best selling books such as “Rule by Secrecy” and his 2008 book, “The Rise of the Fourth Reich.” Mr. Marrs is a fearless and gifted writer and researcher.

Topic: A Fascist conspiracy?


Dick Russell, in addition to his environmental books, Russell has published other widely-acclaimed books. "The Man Who knew Too Much" (Carroll & Graf, 1992) was hailed by "Publisher's Weekly" as "a masterpiece of historical reconstruction” focusing on the Kennedy assassination. Mr. Russell will have a new JFK book out in the fall of 2008, “On the Trail of the JFK Assassins” and will be speaking on new revelations on Richard Case Nagell and the CIA’s mind control program.

Topic: Update on Richard Case Nagell and MK/ULTRA interviews

Larry Hancock is a leading historian-researcher in the JFK assassination. Co-author with Connie Kritzberg of “November Patriots” and author of the acclaimed “Someone Would Have Talked.” Hancock recently published a study of the RFK assassination, “Incomplete Justice ” in conjunction with the Mary Ferrell Foundation and will be issuing a new edition of “Someone Would Have Talked” in November, 2008. In 2000, Hancock received the prestigious Mary Ferrell New Frontier Award for the contribution of new evidence in the Kennedy assassination case. In 2001, he was also awarded the Mary Ferrell Legacy Award. Topic: Loose ends, a mysterious death and a mysterious building, and the Robert Kennedy panel

Abraham Bolden was a young African American Secret Service agent in Chicago when he was asked by John F. Kennedy himself to join the White House Secret Service detail. For Bolden, it was a dream come true—and an encouraging sign of the charismatic president’s vision for a new America. Both prior to and following JFK’s assassination, Bolden sought to expose and address the inappropriate behavior and negligence of these agents, only to find himself the victim of a sinister conspiracy that resulted in his conviction and imprisonment on a trumped-up bribery charge. A gripping memoir substantiated by recently declassified government documents, "The Echo from Dealey Plaza" is the story of the terrible price paid by one man for his commitment to truth and justice, as well as a shocking new perspective on the circumstances surrounding the death of a beloved president.

Jim Lesar

James H. Lesar For 25 years, Lesar has worked to increase individual access to government information under the Freedom of Information Act and is widely recognized as one of the nation's information arenas. He serves as president of the Assassination Archives and Research Center, a public service organization that is dedicated to "collecting, preserving and disseminating information concerning political assassinations" and has focused primarily on the killings of John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Topic: The fight for document release

Rex Bradford
Rex Bradford is a computer game developer whose interest in the JFK assassination and technology experience led him to develop the History Matters web site. He is creating the largest electronic archive of JFK documents at the Mary Ferrell Foundation, which now houses over 600,000 pages of reports and documents. Rex is also Vice-President of the Assassination Archives and Research Center.
Topic: The Mary Ferrell Foundation’s, Webster’s new documents.
Web sites: http://www.history-matters.com / http://maryferrell.org

Jerry Dealey - Born and raised in Dallas, as a member of the Dealey family that Dealey Plaza was named after and that owned the Dallas Morning News. Was in school in Denver in fall of 1963, but returned every year in the summer to live with his father. Is a Dallas historian, writing a book on the history of Dallas, Dealeys, Dallas Morning News, and Dealey Plaza. Is a Docent at the Old Red Courthouse Museum, and the Dallas Historical Society "Hall of State" in Fair Park. Also gives tours of Dallas, and the Assassination related sites. Specializes in the history and politics of Dallas. An active member of the Lancer Forum, where he tries to assist in local information as much as possible.

Brian Edwards
Brian K. Edwards has been studying the JFK assassination since 1969 and has read over 300 books on the subject. From 1978-1997, he worked as a police officer in Kansas. He was assigned to the patrol division and served eight years on the police department’s tactical response team. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. From 1996 to 2005, served as an adjunct instructor for the criminal justice department, with Washburn University, and taught a variety of law enforcement-related courses. Edwards has lectured on the JFK assassination throughout the Midwest, including the University of Kansas Law School, Washburn University School of Law, Johnson County Community College, and the Alf Landon Lecture Series at Kansas State University. He has served as an adjunct instructor at Friend’s University in Wichita, Kansas; Ottawa University in Overland Park, Kansas, and Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Edwards is co-director of Project JFK/CSI Dallas, a student-oriented historical experience. For the past 20 years, Edwards and Casey Quinlan have sponsored student trips to Dallas to study the assassination. Co-Author of the new book, “Beyond The Fence Line: The Eyewitness Account of Ed Hoffman and the Murder of President Kennedy.”
TOPIC: Material from “Beyond the Fence Line: The Ed Hoffman Story”

Sherry FiesterSherry Fiester In 1993 Sherry Gutierrez Fiester, a Certified Senior Crime Scene Investigator and Court recognized expert, begin to apply her professional expertise to the Kennedy Assassination. By using the same Bloodstain Pattern Analysis and Trajectory Analysis techniques she’s used in court for over 20 years, Sherry answers basic questions concerning the Kennedy Assassination. The result has been several NID Presentations, the development of 4 expanded presentations and several articles of interest to the assassination researcher. This year she will presenting new information concerning the fatal headshot, while including blood spatter and trajectory analysis from previous presentations. Fiester has testified as an expert in crime scene reconstruction and bloodstain pattern analysis in over 30 judicial districts in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida. Her publications include “Bloodstain Pattern Identification and Documentation: a Workbook for Analyst,” 1990, “Blood Evidence; What Does the Blood Tell Us?,” JFK Lancer Publications, 1997; and “Bloodstain Pattern Analysis and the Kennedy Assassination, The Echo,” England, 2002. In 2003, Fiester was presented with the Mary Ferrell - JFK Lancer New Frontier Award in appreciation for her contributions of new evidence and furthering the study of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Topic: Trajectory Analysis of a Shot from the Front

Paul Foreman
Foreman was an active duty Los Angeles Police Officer when Bobby Kennedy was gunned down in the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel in June of 1968, the night Kennedy won the California primary. His aikido instructor, Robert Koga, who taught at the Academy and who still trains police nationwide through the Koga Institute in Fallbrook, California, was a close family friend of Thomas Noguchi, the great forensic scientist who performed the autopsy on RFK. Foreman has worked as a writer, book publisher, and bookstore owner, and in the mining business. One of his books, “Sugarland,” a novel about Texas prisons influenced Judge William Wayne Justice in his famed “Ruiz vs. Estelle” case. A recent long poem: Karl Rove vs. Karl Marx has been filmed twice, and has been seen by several members of Congress. The poem was also included in a documentary on the “New McCarthyism in America,” done by the Italian filmmaker, Andrea Frezza, which was shown on Rome television.
Topic: The Case for Reopening the LAPD’s Investigation of the Robert Kennedy assassination.

John Kelin
Kelin’s interest in the Kennedy assassination dates to 1976, when he attended a lecture by Mark Lane. Between 1994 and 2000 he published “Fair Play” magazine. In 1999 he received JFK Lancer’s “New Frontier” award and has been listed in several editions of the “Master Researcher Directory.” In 2000 he began researching the earliest critics of the Warren Report, a study resulting in “Praise from a Future Generation: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy and the First Generation Critics of the Warren Report” published last year by Wings Press.
TOPIC: Material from “Praise from a Future Generation”
WEBSITE: http://wingspress.com/Titles/PRAISE.html

Ian Griggs
Griggs’ interest in the Kennedy assassination began on 22nd November 1963, and he has been studying it seriously for the past 35 years. He is a frequent visitor to Dallas and has presented research papers and moderated panels regularly at ASK, COPA, Fourth Decade and JFK Lancer since 1994. He is very proud to be a founder member, and a recently-elected Life Member, of the UK research group Dealey Plaza UK, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. Griggs’ research articles have been widely published on both sides of the Big Pond. He is the proud recipient of a JFK Lancer Editor’s Award (1995) and a JFK Lancer Frontier Award (1998). The first book, “No Case To Answer,” published by JFK Lancer Productions & Publications. It features 27 essays and articles in which he looks at aspects of the assassination and cover-up through the eyes of an English detective. He hopes to follow this with his definitive work on the Dallas Police Department next year.
Topic: Who Really Found the Rifle in the TSBD

William Law
Law is an accomplished layman historian with many, many important interviews conducted including Bethesda witnesses Ex-FBI Special Agents James Sibert and Frances O’Neill, and James Jenkins. Author of one of the most important books on the medical evidence, “In the Eye of History: Disclosures in the JFK Assassination Medical Evidence” (2004), 2009 will bring Law’s upcoming oral history of the RFK assassination witnesses in book, and also documentary format with filmmaker Mark Sobel.
Topic 1: (Sat.) With Colin McSween, Wound reconstruction and What It Tells Us.
Topic 2: (Sun) Robert Kennedy Witnesses Update
WEBSITE: http://www.jfklancer.com/catalog/law/

Edward R. Martino
Martino holds a Doctorate in Psychology and currently works as a computer programming specialist. He is the son of John Martino, a self-confessed participant in the Kennedy conspiracy, identified to and investigated by the House Select Committee on Assassinations. Edward and his father were both taken prisoner during a visit to Cuba in 1959, Edward remaining in custody for several days and his father was imprisoned in Cuba for some 39 months. Edward was witness to certain of John Martino’s activities with Cuban exiles and to visits of a variety of individuals to the Martino home. He was also a witness to certain remarks by his father before, on and following November 22, 1963. Ed’s father’s book will be available from JFK Lancer at the November conference.
Topic: John Martino, observations and insights

Gerald McKnight
McKnight is a professional historian and author of “The Last Crusade: Martin Luther King Jr., The FBI, And The Poor People’s Campaign” (1998); and the widely acclaimed Breach of Trust: How the Warren Commission Failed the Nation and Why ; (2005), considered one of the most important books on the documentary record of the Warren Commision. In the book, “In Breach of Trust,” McKnight argues that the commission embraced the politically safe lone-gunman theory from the outset and therefore slanted its investigation, ignored crucial leads and discounted contradictory evidence and witnesses. McKnight worked closely with Harold Weisberg during his years of research and was instrumental in the transfer and establishment of the Weisberg archives at Hood College.
Topic: Insider sessions and the failure of the Warren Commission.

Colin McSween
McSween holds licences & certificates in Embalming, Funeral Directing, Thanatology (New England), Biblical Studies & Liberal Arts. He has consulted in JFK research to Dr. Charles Crenshaw, William Law, Matthew Smith & David S. Lifton. He’s been an invited speaker by relatives of the late Earl Warren. He is past professor of Funeral Sciences, Anatomy, Medical Terminology, Death Studies, Pathology, Restorative Art & Reconstructive Mortuary Surgery. He is proficient on the JFK Limousine, Firearms in the JFK Assassination & the JFK Medical Evidence & other areas. A member of ACTRA & UBCP, Colin has served as Technical Consultant in TV & Film, was a technical consultant to “The X Files” in which he also portrayed JFK’s Secret Service Chaffeur. Author with Aubrey Rike of the new book, “At the Door of Memory, Aubrey Rike and the Assassination of President Kennedy.”
Topic 1: “A Closer Look: The JFK Parkland Hospital Admission Notes” (What do they tell us ?)
Topic 2: Wound reconstruction and what it tells us. (With William Law)

Randy Owen
Owen was born and raised in Welland, Ontario, Canada just a short distance across the border from Niagara Falls and Buffalo, New York. His award-winning broadcasting career began with two consecutive awards for having the top mark in radio class at college. In 1988, he became the first person to win both national Canadian country music awards for on-air personality of the air in the same year. This year, he became the first recipient of JFK Lancer’s “Researcher of the Month” award. Owen’s research into the JFK assassination began at age eleven. In 1970, while researching a school project, he began reading about the assassination and hasn’t stopped since. His collection includes over 350 books and unpublished manuscripts, over 500 hours of video (including live coverage of the assassination), hours of audio (including Dallas Police and Air Force One radio transmissions), over 1,000 newspaper and 800 magazine articles. Owen has served as a consultant to the JFK Assassination Exhibit and Research Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and been a presenter at the 1993 JFK Assassination Symposium in Sudbury, Ontario. He’s been on several radio and television programs including the “Shirley” and “Larry King” talk shows. Owen has also made written contributions to “The Third Decade” and “The Fourth Decade” journals and through several posts on the JFK Lancer website.This year, Owen has been asked to be the Master of Ceremonies for the Banques, and a speaker. The evidence he has to present has been described by author Larry Hancock as “explosive.”

Casey Quinlan
Casey J. Quinlan was born and raised in Kansas City and has been a high school teacher for over 32 years in Kansas. Quinlan served in the United States Army with the 9th Infantry as a medical corpsman during the Vietnam War. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master’s degree in American History from Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. He is co-director of Project JFK/CSI Dallas, a student-oriented historical experience for high school and college students. Quinlan has been the featured speaker at many colleges throughout the Midwest, including the Alf Landon Lecture Series at Kansas State University; the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas; and the Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas. Quinlan has served as a guest historian for the A&E network, the History Channel, and for Oliver Stone’s movie, JFK. In 1995, Quinlan was named the Outstanding Educator of the Year by JFK Lancer. From 1997, Quinlan has served as an adjunct instructor at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas; Ottawa University in Overland Park, Kansas and Washburn University’s Criminal Justice Department in Topeka, Kansas. Today, Quinlan teaches American History at Basehor-Linwood High School in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Co-Author of the new book, “Beyond The Fence Line: The Eyewitness Account of Ed Hoffman and the Murder of President Kennedy.”
TOPIC: Material from “Beyond the Fence Line”

John A. Sanders
is an award-winning screenwriter who has spent the last year researching and writing an historical mini-series about the life of mobster Johnny Rosselli. A student of the JFK assassination since the early ‘70s, John jumped at the chance to explore the life of this well-respected “emissary to the underworld,” and began to uncover new evidence regarding his role in Dallas. Previously, John has been an international business systems consultant, an industrial psychologist, a marketing executive, and directed quality improvement efforts for the California State University system.
Topic: The FBI surveillance on John Rosselli

M. Wesley Swearingen
served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, earned a BS degree from Ohio State University and jointed the FBI under J. Edgar Hoover. The California Attorney’s for Criminal Justice gave Swearingen the President’s Award for Courage, Commitment, Unswerving Effort and United Effort for his work in reversing the conviction of Geronimo Pratt and has helped in other efforts to counter injustices created by acts of the FBI and authored “FBI Secrets” an expose of corruption and wrong-doing in the Bureau. He is a licensed California Private Investigator and resides in California. He will be speaking on h
Topic: His new 2008 book, “To Kill A President.”

Stu Wexler
Wexler is a teacher of World History, AP Government at Hightstown High School, Hightstown, NJ. He has been a JFK assassination researcher for about fifteen years where he has focused on the issues connected to the chemical analysis of the ballistics material since 2000. Wexler has spoken on the subject at JFK Lancer’s NID twice, at the Wecht conference in 2003, and at the AARC conference in 2004, three of those times opposite Dr. Kenneth Rahn, NAA advocate, from the University of Rhode Island. Wexler has collaborated with chemist Tom Pinkston since approximately 2000 on the same subject matter. Wexler’s other Kennedy interests focus on Oswald, his background and associates leading up to November 22nd. Most recently he has also worked on both the Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinations.
TOPIC: Ambassador Hotel RFK Assassination Photos Controversy

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