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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH

Student/Newcomer Symposium

Glenn Vasbinder, B.S. in business administration from Robert Morris College in Pittsburgh, currently the Records Administrator for The Hillman Company, a private holding company. Vasbinder was alive during the Kennedy administration, and has always been fascinated by the man and subsequently the assassination. His special relationship to Kennedy is through the world of philately, or stamp collecting. He designs his own slide shows, and have given presentations on other subjects to groups such as the JFK Lancer audience. In addition, with James Sawa, he has both designed a 10 week college-level course on Kennedy's life and death and have co-authored the book "A Compilation of the Book Relating to the Life and Assassination of President John F. Kennedy."

James Sawa, BS in business and MBA from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. His interest in the Kennedy assassination dates back to childhood as his family followed President Kennedy's life and subsequently the investigations into his assassination. Sawa speaks to small groups in the Pittsburgh area and with Vasbinder has designed a 10-week college course of Kennedy's life and death. They have co-authored the book "A Compilation of the Book Relating to the Life and Assassination of President John F. Kennedy."
TOPIC: This student/newcomer symposium is divided into two halves: The first covers the life and times of John F. Kennedy, from his birth to his death, including a comparison of the Kennedy assassination with the assassinations of other Presidents. Highlighted are the economic, political and social events of the 1960s, including JFK's presidency. The second half of the presentation deals with the fateful trip to Dallas, the assassination of the President and its aftermath. Details of the various investigations are revealed, and the conspiracy angle is investigated. In addition, possible conspirators and motives are examined.The presentation is enhanced by the inclusion of video footage from the 1960s, including the showing of the Zapruder Film.

Setting The Stage

George Michael Evica, is a much-published author on JFK. Evica has lectured widely and won praise for his book, "And We Are All Mortal." He is producer and broadcaster of the weekly radio show, "Assassination Journal," the longest-running public affairs program on a single subject (the JFK Assassination) in the US. The show is now available on the Internet. George Michael is also Senior Editor of the "Kennedy Assassination Chronicles" and is working on a series of new books.
TOPIC: Beyond The 81 Promises

Tony Baltakis, received his Ph.D in History from the University of Akron, he is an assistant professor of History at the Louisiana State University at Eunice. Baltakis wrote his Dissertation for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy on the McClelland Committee.
TOPIC: Politics & Policies of JFK and RFK: the McClelland Committee Investigation of Organized Labor Leads to Organized Crime ("Rackets" Committee Jan 1957-Mar 1960), their participation on this committee set the stage for their confrontation with organized crime.

John M. Williams, Ph.D, Department of Human Development, Family Living and Community Educational Services, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin. TOPIC: Robert Morrow: Agent Exile, Williams has conducted a series of interviews with Robert D. Morrow, the CIA contract agent who claimed he had provided the rifles used in the assassination of President Kennedy. (Morrow died in May, 1998)

Pieces of the Puzzle Panel-1

Stewart Galanor, author of the new book "Cover-Up." His research on the Kennedy Assassination dates back to 1964 where some of which appeared in Mark Lane's book "Rush to Judgment."
TOPIC: The Grassy Knoll Witnesses, Seven witnesses saw a puff of smoke on the grassy knoll and a Dallas Police Officer encountered a mysterious secret agent there.

Connie Kritzberg, author of "Secrets From The Sixth Floor," Kritzberg was a reporter at the "Dallas Times Herald" on November 22, 1963, and interviewed two significant figures in the assassination. She remained a reporter until the 1980s and has written several papers and two books on the assassination. She was certain of a cover-up from 1963 on. When working in Washington, D.C. in 1968, she was a volunteer in Bobby Kennedy's campaign for President until he was assassinated.
TOPIC: November 22, 1963, The Dallas reporter's experiences included Dr. Malcolm Perry's statement that the neck wound was an entrance wound, and a coverup of the statement.

Doug Weldon, a graduate of Olivet College with majors in Political Science, Sociology, and Education, obtained his Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and practiced law since 1978. He further obtained a masters degree in educational leadership from Western Michigan University in 1984. He is currently an attorney and hearing officer in Michigan and also an adjunct professor at Western Michigan University in the department of Sociology and in the graduate program in Educational Leadership. Weldon has been actively studying the death of John Kennedy for almost 20 years, and is currently working on a book manuscript.
TOPIC: The Windshield and the Coverup, Focusing on the limousine in the immdiate aftermath of the assassination; Two questions: 1. What happened to the limousine in the days following the assassination and 2. where was the origin of the shot that hit JFK in the throat?

E. Martin Schotz, MD-practices psychiatry in Boston, Mass. He has a BA in Mathematics from Carleton College, and an MD from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to practicing psychiatry he is a playwright, essayist, short story writer, and amateur jazz drummer. He is also author of "History Will Not Absolve Us: Orwellian control, public denial, and the murder of President Kennedy."
TOPIC: History Will Not Absolve Us Discussion

Pieces of the Puzzle Panel-2

Angus Crane, General Counsel to the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association in Virginia. Prior to joining the NAIMA, Crane was an environmental lawyer in Washington, D.C. and was also appointed to an attorney position for the Appellate Section of the United States Department of Justice's Environment and Natural Resources Division through the Attorney General's Honor Law Graduate Program
TOPIC: Defining "Assassin": The Oswald Exception

Martha Moyer, B.S., MAE, American History major, Counseling Degree Ball State University, Retired educator
TOPIC: Jack Ruby's Busy Day, An annotated time-line of Jack Ruby's activities beginning on 11/20 and ending on 11/24/63. Based on witness testimonies and phone records.

Ian Griggs, a retired career police officer who has been studying the assassination seriously since 1970 and has presented research papers at several US conferences. Griggs is editor of United Kingdom's "The Dealey Plaza Echo" journal of the British group Dealey Plaza UK.
TOPIC: Railroaded: Lee Oswald and the Identification Lineups, Oswald's five ID lineups involving nine separate witnesses in under 47 hours provide considerable cause for concern from both legal and moral points of view.

 


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH

Pieces of the Puzzle Panel-3

Joseph Backes, is a national authority on the Assassination Records Review Board document releases. He has attended every meeting of the Board, including their presentations to the American Historical Association and Organization of American Historians. Backes has testified before the ARRB twice and publishes notes on each document released.
TOPIC: Why JFK Went To Texas

Madeleine Brown, Dallas resident and former mistress of President Lyndon Johnson; author of "Texas In The Morning," with Jim Fetzer, editor of "Assassination Science"
TOPIC: Dallas Before November 22, 1963

The Zapruder Film

Jack White, co-author of "Assassination Science," former consultant to the House Select Committee On Assassinations
TOPIC: The Great Zapruder Film Hoax

Art & Margaret Snyder, Margaret Snyder is a librarian at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and has been examining the conspiracy since the late 60s. Arthur Snyder is a physicist at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and was inspired by movie "JFK" - to the delight of his wife - to examine the aspects of the assassination which he is most qualified to look into: the headsnap and the jet effect first postulated by Nobel Prize winner Luis Alvarez and later given greater import by John Lattimer, the House Committee and Gerald Posner.
TOPIC: A Study of the Jet Effect

The Zapruder Film Panel & Zavada Report Review

Hal Verb, long-time JFK assassination researcher

Josiah Thompson, Ph.D, former member of the Yale Philosophy Department and Professor of Philosophy at Haverford College, ex-Navy Frogman and author of `Six Seconds in Dallas.' Thompson for the last twenty years has been a private investigator serving last year as defense investigator for Timothy McVeigh in the Oklahoma City bombing case.

Martin Shackelford, is a Michigan social worker with a Bachelor's Degree in History from the University of Michigan. He has been researching the JFK assassination since 1974, focusing primarily on the photographic evidence. (not attending, paper read)

David Mantik, M.D, Ph.D- trained physicist, now physician and a Board Certified Radiation Oncologist. He has done pioneering work studying the autopsy x-rays with densitometry, an investigation never before performed; co-author of "Assassination Science."

David Lifton, graduate of Cornell University's School of Engineering Physics (1962). He is the author of "Best Evidence: Disguise and Deception in the Assassination of President Kennedy." Lifton is also the producer and writer of the "Best Evidence: The Research Video," released in 1989 and has sold nearly 50,000 copies. Lifton has lectured widely on the subject of the medical evidence and its relationship to the issue of conspiracy in the Kennedy assassination. He recently testified before the Assassination Records and Review Board, where he donated a special 35mm copy of the Zapruder film to the National Archives, as well as many of the original interviews that were the basis for "Best Evidence" He is currently working on a biography of Lee Oswald.

Doug Horne, Review Board staff as a Senior Analyst

Anna Marie Kuhns-Walko, Jim Fetzer, & Michael Parks, Key Commentators

Special Presentation

Douglas Horne, Review Board staff as a Senior Analyst
TOPIC: Medical Evidence, Records re US foreign policy, Zapruder film

Read the AP and Washington Post articles from 11-9-98
Archive Photos Not of JFK's Brain, Says Assassinations Board Report Staff Member Concludes 2 Different Specimens Were Examined

John Armstrong, began researching JFK in 1990. His research has focused exclusively on following the assassination and he has spent many months at the National Archives as well as visiting and interviewing dozens of witnesses who knew Lee Oswald from Montana to Mass. and Florida to California. A few of those witnesses will be attending Armstrong's JFK Lancer presentation.
TOPIC: Oswald:The Evidence Not Shown to the Warren Commission/HSCA; FBI Suppression, Manipulation and Handling of Evidence

 


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST

The Medical Evidence

William Law, JFK Lancer's Bethesda Witnesses' Oral History Project
TOPIC: The Bethesda Witnesses, Paul O'Connor & Dennis David Witness Interviews

The ARRB Medical Depositions and Medical Evidence Panel

Doug Horne
TOPIC: The Medical Depositions

Stewart Galanor
TOPIC: The Evidence: JFK & the History of the Moving Head Wounds

David Lifton, author of "Best Evidence"
TOPIC: The Evidence: JFK

Russell Kent
TOPIC: The Evidence: John Connally

David Mantik, co-author of "Assassination Science"
TOPIC: The Evidence: JFK

Wallace Milam, Debra Conway, Brad Parker, & William Law, Key Commentators

Lamar Waldron, holds a Masters degree in Counseling from Georgia State University. He was featured in Nigel Turner's History Channel documentary "The Truth Shall Make You Free," along with his collaborator, Thom Hartmann. Waldron's JFK research has been cited in "Vanity Fair," "USA Today," and "The New Republic." He has been cited in books by authors like Anthony Summers and John Newman. His upcoming book has been endorsed by authorities ranging from veteran FBI agent William Turner to Kennedy biographer John Davis.
TOPIC: Why Robert Kennedy couldn't help Abraham Bolden--but you can. The Kennedy's top secret plan to topple Castro in the Fall of 1963 and how the Mafia used it to bring down Camelot.

Another Look At The Paines Panel

Carol Hewett, Florida attorney specializing in the study of Michael and Ruth Paine.
TOPIC: The nature of the evidence provided by the Paines--the Minox camera, the rifle blanket, the LHO wallet, the wedding ring, etc.

Steve Jones, B.A. in History from Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA; an ordained Lutheran minister and a Fellow in the Association of Professional Chaplains and is a chaplain at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Veterans' Center in PA. Jones began studying the Kennedy assassination in 1983 after reading "Best Evidence" by David Lifton and has been researching Ruth and Michael Paine since 1994. He has been published in "Probe," "The Fourth Decade," "Open Secrets," and also in the "Humanist" magazine.
TOPIC: Intelligence connections for Ruth Paine, her work in Nicaragua, her ties to eastern power structure and the ARRBÕs lack of interest in securing a deposition from the Paines.

Nancy Wertz, became interested in political violence in the mid 1960s. Since that time, she has dedicated her time to research the JFK assassination. During the early 1970s, she had a weekly radio college talk show in California. She has provided assistance to authors and researchers, and together with Gordon Winslow, created the first Researchers Directory in the early 90s to foster sharing in the research community. She has specialized in the examination of Marita Lorenz and Ruth Paine.
TOPIC: Michael Paine and his family background and influence, his political persuasions, his work at Bell, his "lost summer of 1963," and his actions on November 22-24.

Gaeton Fonzi, author of "The Last Investigation" and former investigator for the House Select Committee On Assassinations on the murder of President Kennedy; an award winning investigative journalist, former senior editor of "Philadelphia" magazine, a contributor to the "Chicago Tribune" and the "New York Daily News," consultant to "60 Minutes," NBC Nightly news," and "Inside Edition."
TOPIC: Updates on The Last Investigation

 

The Murder of Officer Tippit

Dale Myers, a 20 year veteran of radio and television. Honored in '83 by the Assoc. Press for his radio documentary on the JFK slaying. Authored "The Detroit News" 25th anniversary coverage of the murder, and served as an expert consultant for 1993s BBC/Frontline documentary, "Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?"
TOPIC: New evidence in the Tippit shooting by the author of "With Malice: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Murder of Officer J.D. Tippit."

David Lifton, author of "Best Evidence" book and has an upcoming book on Lee Harvey Oswald.
TOPIC: An analysis of the Tippet murder.

Jim Marrs, a Texas-based journalist whose classic book on the JFK assassination, "Crossfire: The Plot To Kill President Kennedy", was a New York Times bestseller and one of the sources of Oliver Stone's film, "JFK." His latest book, Alien Agenda (1997), shifts his attention to UFOs and the government cover-ups surrounding them. Marrs also teaches a college course on the assassination.
TOPIC: The New Order, Going Forward Into A New Century

ARRB Workshop

Joe Backes

Anna Marie Kuhns-Walko, researches the Kennedy era, specializing in the assassination. She holds a BAAS in both computer science and business administration, with master degree work in political science. She is a leading Archive II Researcher who has spent literally hundreds of hours at the National Archive JFK Collection reviewing and copying released documents.
TOPIC: ZR RIFLE, QJ/WIN, WI/ROGUE, 112th Intelligence, GPFLOOR

Ed Hoffman-with translator, Ron Friedrich, During the motorcade, Hoffman, a deaf-mute, was standing on the freeway west of the parking lot atop the grassy knoll, enabling him to view happenings behind the picket fence.

Chris Courtwright, New Legislation

Awards Banquet

Mary Ferrell, researcher, archivist and contributor to many, many books on the assassination; most recently donated her database and chronology to the Mary Ferrell Legacy Project

Debra Conway, JFK Lancer-Mary Ferrell Scholarship Awards

JFK Lancer-Mary Ferrell Awards

Gaeton Fonzi,The Future

 


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND

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 Intelligence Community Studies

Glenn Cressy

Larry Hancock, currently works as Director of Marketing and Communications for Hayes Microcomputer Products. He graduated from the University of New Mexico with majors in history and anthropology. Larry has worked in various areas of communications technology for over 20 years, after spending 4 years in the U.S. Air Force. Larry has been seriously interested in the JFK Assassination since 1989 when hooked by reading books by Jim Marrs and Anthony Summers. In the last three years he has been years focusing on the tactical aspects of Dealey Plaza, as well as the trail of pre-assassination knowledge and warnings.
TOPIC: The Crisman Enigma, Fred Crisman has been investigated by the Air Force, Jim Garrison, and the HSCA, yet today we cannot even confirm his 8 year military service or his College degree. Learn for yourself why Crisman remains an enigma and judge for yourself if he is a diversion or if he leads us to conspiracy.

George Michael Evica
TOPIC: Intercept II: The CIA Agents Who Controlled LHO's Mail and IRS Documents

Sherry Sullivan, of organization, "Forgotten Families of the Cold War," offering information on FOIA, research and investigations, and is now compiling all her research, including her personal story of her own father's (Geoffrey Sullivan) disappearance and involvement with the 60s covert operations.
TOPIC: The CIA's Forgotten Families

 

Kerry McCarthy, John Kennedy's cousin and family historian, born to Marylou and Matthew McCarthy shortly after the Korean War into one of America's most politically involved families. Her grandmother, Loretta Kennedy Connelly, was the sister of Joseph P. Kennedy.
TOPIC: The Meaning of His Memory

Remembrance Ceremony

George Michael Evica

Kerry McCarthy

Roger Peterson, a Sacramento-based marketing consultant and business writer who has followed the JFK murder since the moment it happened. He wrote an article on the case, entitled "DeClassified," for the August 1996 issue of "American History" Magazine. Peterson was one of the speakers in Dealey Plaza last fall.

TBA

Bus Tour-- Bus Tour Narration, Bill Drenas

Toward 2000

Debra Conway, Co-Owner of JFK Lancer
TOPIC: JFK Lancer Looks Forward

Charles Drago, is a writer, jazz critic, and author of the novel "Autumn Too Long," a work in progress, which is based on the assassination of John Kennedy. George Michael Evica has called Drago the "moral conscience" of the JFK research community.
TOPIC: The Continuing Relevance, It is inevitable that the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy will metamorphose into historical abstraction. The questions of "When?," "How?," and "To whose advantage?" cry out for answers that we retain the power to provide, and that "The Continuing Relevance" will suggest in detail.

Charles Drago
Chris Courtwright
, Lancer Independent News Exchange Board Member; Researches inconsistencies in the historical record regarding Lee Harvey Oswald; various article published in KAC, Fourth Decade, Fair Play. Master's degree in economics; bachelor's degrees in journalism, history, and economics.
TOPIC: Lancer Independent News Exchange Lancer Independent New Exchange, or LINE, is an Internet-based wire service; its editorial focus is the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and related deep political subjects. LINE utilizes the tools and plays by the rules of journalism in the larger campaign to motivate news organizations and journalists to join us in the search for the truth.

NOTE: ALL TIMES AND DAYS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.


updated 11-10-98 12:15am Pacific

Schedule

NOTE: ALL TIMES AND DAYS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

November In Dallas Conference 1998

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH

8:30am Debra Conway and Tom Jones, Welcome/Introductions

8:45 - noon Glenn Vasbinder & James Sawa, Student/Newcomer Symposium

12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch

1:05 Debra Conway, Official Opening of Conference

1:20 Setting The Stage

George Michael Evica, Moderator

  • George Michael Evica, Beyond The 81 Promises
  • Tony Baltakis, Politics & Policies of JFK and RFK: the McClelland Committee Investigation of Organized Labor Leads to Organized Crime
  • John Williams, Robert Morrow: Agent in Exile
  • Q & A

4:00 - 4:10 Break

4:10 Pieces of the Puzzle Panel-1

Gordon Winslow, Moderator

  • Connie Kritzberg, November 22, 1963
  • Doug Weldon, The Windshield and the Coverup
  • Stewart Galanor, The Grassy Knoll Witnesses
  • Q & A

6:15 - 7:30 Dinner

7:30 Announcements and Welcome back

7:40 E. Martin Schotz, History Will Not Absolve Us-Discussion

 

8:25 Pieces of the Puzzle Panel-2

  • Martha Moyer, Moderator
  • Angus Crane, Defining "Assassin": The Oswald Exception
  • Martha Moyer, Jack Ruby's Busy Day,
  • Ian Griggs, Railroaded: Lee Oswald and the Identification Lineups
  • Q & A

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH

8:30 Debra Conway, Announcements and Welcome

9:15 Pieces of the Puzzle Panel-3

Jim Marrs, Moderator

  • Wallace Milam, Two Deaths: JFK and Vincent Foster
  • Joseph Backes, Why JFK Went To Texas
  • Madeleine Brown, Dallas Before November 22, 1963, with Jim Fetzer
  • Q & A

12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch

1:00 The Zapruder Film:

  • Art & Margaret Snyder, A Study of the Jet Effect
  • Howard Moytl, Producer, MPI Zapruder Documentary

10 minute break

2:40 The Zapruder Film Panel; Zavada Report Discussion

Art & Margaret Snyder, Moderators

1. Non-Alteration Position:

  • Hal Verb
  • Josiah Thompson

2. Alteration Position:

  • David Mantik
  • David Lifton
  • Jack White

Anna Marie Kuhns-Walko, Jim Fetzer, Michael Parks, James Tague (not confirmed)Key Commentators

Comments, Q & A

6:00 - 7:30 Dinner

7:30 - 9:30 Douglas Horne

9:35 - John Armstrong, Oswald:The Evidence Not Shown to the Warren Commission/HSCA; FBI Supression, Manipulation and Handling of evidence

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST

8:00am Announcements & Welcome

8:05 The Bethesda Witnesses:

  • Paul O'Connor & Dennis David with William Law

9:00 - noon Medical Evidence Panel

David Mantik, Moderator

  • Doug Horne
  • Stewart Galanor, The Evidence: JFK & the History of the Moving Head Wounds
  • David Lifton, The Evidence: JFK
  • Russell Kent, The Evidence: John Connally
  • David Mantik, The Evidence: JFK
  • Wallace Milam, Debra Conway, Brad Parker, & William Law: Key Commentators
  • Q & A

12:00 - Lunch

1:00 - 1:30 Lamar Waldron, Why Robert Kennedy couldn't help Abraham Bolden--but you can.

1:30 Another Look At The Paines Panel

  • Nancy Wertz, Moderator
  • Carol Hewett
  • Nancy Wertz
  • Steve Jones
  • Q & A

3:15 Gaeton Fonzi, Updates on "The Last Investigation"

4:00 - 4:10 Break

4:10 The Murder of Officer Tippit
Ian Griggs, Moderator

  • Dale Myers
  • David Lifton
  • Q & A

5:30 Jim Marrs, The New Order Of Research

6:00 - 7:30 Break for Banquet Setup

6:15 - 7:15 Documents Workshop

  • Joe Backes and
  • Anna Marie Kuhns-Walko,
  • Ed Hoffman

7:30 Awards Banquet

  • Debra Conway, Hostess
  • T. Jeremy Gunn, Keynote Speaker,
  • JFK Lancer-Mary Ferrell Awards
  • JFK Lancer-Mary Ferrell Scholarship Awards
  • Gaeton Fonzi, The Future

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND

8:00am Welcome and Announcements

8:10 The Intelligence Community Studies

  • George Michael Evica, Moderator
  • Glenn Cressy and Larry Hancock, The Crisman Enigma
  • George Michael Evica, Intercept II: The CIA Agents Who Controlled LHO's Mail and IRS Documents
  • Sherry Sullivan, Forgotten Families,
  • William Turner
  • Q & A

11:00 Kerry McCarthy, The Meaning of His Memory

11:30 - Leave for Dealey Plaza Ceremony

12:00 - 1:00pm Remembrance Ceremony

  • George Michael Evica
  • Kerry McCarthy
  • Roger Peterson
  • TBA

1:00 - 3:30 Lunch and Bus Tour, Narrated by Bill Drenas

 

3:30 Toward 2000

  • Debra Conway
  • Charles Drago, The Continuing Relevance
  • Charles Drago, Chris Courtwright, L.I.N.E.
  • Open Discussion

end

UPDATES:

10-11-7-98 Bill Turner is not confirmed 11-09-98 and hopefully will be added back to the schedule.
11-9-98 Bill Xanttopoulis may attend but not present because of his Mother's serious illness.

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