08-05-01 Warren Commission
Suppressed Jackie's Testimony On JFK's Head Wound -- Court Reporter's
Tape Shows Additional Description Withheld
04-11-01 Records demonstrate that a U.S. government intelligence
officer was far better positioned to know about Kennedy's accused
killer than the CIA has ever admitted. New Article by Jeff Morley
03-26-01 Study Backs
Theory of Grassy Knoll
3-01 Cuba Conference on
the Bay of Pigs
12-21-00 MOYNIHAN DECLASSIFICATION
11-22-00 November In
Dallas 2000 Conference
11-22-00 Nix Film donated
to Sixth Floor Museum
11-07-00 JFK Assassination
Witness Jean Hill Dies
04-29-2000 Soviets Knew
Date of Cuba Attack
donate JFK film, rights; Gift
may secure future of Sixth Floor Museum
Bullet Fragment Testing Update!!
02-21-99 FBI Lab Finds
Human Tissue National Archives reports
the four pieces of organic material ordered tested by the Assassination
Records Review Board are human tissue in varying states of preservation.
They are being submitted for DNA analysis.
City Tape: Call on JFK Wasn't Oswald
Alert! S. 22, The Government Secrecy Reform Act of 1999
Anniversary of Warren Report
"Dear Mr. Hunt letter" forged by KGB.
08-17-99 Newsday on Russian
family gets $16 Million for film
08-04-99 Update -
Russian documents released
06-25-99 JFK OPEN RECORD
ADVOCATES CALL FOR FULL ACCESS TO YELTSIN DOCUMENTS
05-30-99 Newly Released
Documents State JFK's Dallas Coffin Disposed At Sea
Film Civil Suit Filed "Fair price" and copyright issues
11-10-98 Archive Photos Not of JFK's Brain, Says Assassinations Board Report;
Staff Member Concludes 2 Different Specimens Were Examined
shuts down - Publishes
6, 1998, JFK
RESEARCH ORGANIZATION CALLS FOR AMENDMENT OF IRS CODE
Los Angeles - (L.I.N.E.) JFK Lancer, a
historical research organization, calls for the immediate amendment
of Section 6103 of the IRS Code to allow for the release of assassination
records containing tax record information. These records were
designated as assassination records by the Assassination Records
Review Board (ARRB) but could not be opened to the public because
of an exemption in the JFK Act (Public Law 102-526).
Hundreds visit JFK grave on anniversary of death
Reuters News Service
ARLINGTON, Va. -- On the 35th anniversary
of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, hundreds of people
came to Arlington National Cemetery Sunday to visit his grave. The late
president's brother, Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, his wife
Vickie, and Ethel Kennedy, the wife of the late Sen. Robert Kennedy arrived
at the grave in midmorning to pay their respects. About 200 people stepped
aside as the senator walked forward and lifted the metal chain that keeps
the public from getting too close to the president's grave and the eternal
flame that has burned since he was buried.
The family prayed and placed white
roses and purple flowers on the graves of the president, who would
have been 81 this past May, his wife, Jacqueline who died in 1994,
and two of their children. The John F. Kennedys had a daughter on Aug.
23,1956, who was stillborn and a son, Patrick, who lived for only two
days after his birth on Aug. 7, 1963. They also walked
to the nearby grave of Senator Robert Kennedy, who was assassinated
in 1968 while running for president, where they also placed flowers
and prayed. Afterward, Sen. Kennedy thanked the crowd for coming and
said he appreciated that so many people still remembered his brothers.
More than one thousand people had
filed past President Kennedy's grave by mid-morning. Mary
Hall, 62, from Baton Rouge, La., braved the cold autumn weather to
pay her respects. "I'm surprised
at the dedication after all these years," she said. "Everybody
liked him," said
Andrea Garcia, 17, from San Antonio. Some
of those visiting the grave site left their own flowers and personal
messages. One handwritten note read: "It
broke our hearts to lose you, but (you) did not go alone. Part of
us went with you the day God called you home."
Nellie Connally again disputes finding in death of JFK
DALLAS (AP) -- Nellie Connally, the
last surviving passenger of the car in which President Kennedy was
assassinated, is reasserting her belief that the Warren Commission
was wrong about one bullet striking both JFK and her husband,
former Gov. John Connally. "I will fight anybody that argues
with me about those three shots," she told Newsweek magazine
in its Nov. 23 issue. "I do know what happened in that car.
Fight me if you want to." The Warren Commission
concluded in 1964 that one bullet passed through Kennedy's body and wounded
Connally, and that a second bullet struck Kennedy's head, killing him.
It concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman. The
Connallys maintained that two bullets struck the president in Dealey Plaza
35 years ago and a third hit the governor. John Connally died in 1993 at
age 75. The Warren Commission concluded there also was a bullet that missed
the car entirely. Some conspiracy theorists argue that if three bullets
struck the men, as the Connallys insisted, and a fourth missed, then there
must have been a second gunman because no one person could have fired four
rounds from Oswald's bolt-action rifle so quickly.
Mrs. Connally says in Newsweek that
personal notes she wrote a few weeks after the assassination reaffirm
her belief of the number of shots. After coming across them a few years
ago, she began reading excerpts to small groups in Houston and Dallas.
Mrs. Connally wrote that after hearing the first shot, John Connally
turned to his right to look back at Kennedy "and then wheeled to the left
to get another look at the President. He could not, so he realized the
President had been shot." Then, she wrote,
John Connally "was
hit himself by the second shot and said, `My God, they are going
to kill us all!' " According to her notes, that was followed
by the third shot that passed through Kennedy's head. She
wrote: "With John
in my arms and still trying to stay down ... I felt something falling
all over me. ... My eyes saw bloody matter in tiny bits all over
the car. Mrs. Kennedy was saying, `Jack! Jack! They have killed my
husband! I have his brains in my hand.' "
12, 1998, New JFK Autopsy
The Washington, DC based Assassination
Records Review Board identified additional latent autopsy photographs
on a roll of film in the National Archives that had (inaccurately)
been described as "exposed."
9, 1998, Medical evidence
on the assassination of President John F.Kennedy released The
Assassination Records Review Board made available information that it has
collected relevant to the medical evidence on the assassination of President
John F.Kennedy. The information to be made available includes deposition
transcripts of 11 witnesses and one Master Set of Exhibits.
9, 1998, Transcript
of the question and answer session:Assassination Records Review Board
21, 1998, Recent
interviews conducted with many of the Secret Service agents who protected
John F. Kennedy during various periods of his presidency -- including
some who were in Dallas on November 22, 1963 and who were responsible
for the planning of that trip -- contradict history's "official"
verdict that JFK was difficult to protect and was somehow indirectly
responsible for his own death by ordering the limitation of security
measures that might have prevented the assassination. MORE
ON THIS STORY
13, 1998, Lab Test on Kennedy Assassination
Evidence Announced by National Archives and Records Administration UPDATED!!
Did JFK have premonition of his own death?
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two and a
half years before his assassination, John F. Kennedy seemed to have
had a premonition of his own death. He questioned whether God had
a place for him and jotted, "I am ready" on a slip
of paper his secretary found during a trans-Atlantic flight.
The paper that Kennedy's longtime
personal secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, tucked into her diary was included
in 60,000 pages of documents that were made public Wednesday,
July 22, 1998, by the National Archives and the Assassination Records Review
Board, which is charged with accumulating any documents that could
shed light on the Nov. 22, 1963, assassination.
Lincoln wrote that shortly before
midnight on June 5, 1961, Kennedy summoned her to his cabin on the presidential
plane and asked her to clear away some papers so he could go to sleep.
"As I started to clear the table,
a little slip of paper fell to the floor," she wrote. "I picked
it up and in his own handwriting were these words: `I know that there is
a god and I see a storm coming. If he has a place for me, I am ready." '
Lincoln found the note on the trip
home from Europe after Kennedy's summit meeting with Soviet Premier
Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna -- an unsuccessful meeting that resolved
none of the outstanding Cold War problems between the two superpowers.
Lincoln, who died in 1995 in Washington,
served Kennedy from the earliest days of his Senate career until his assassination.
Another diary entry in her handwriting
showed that Kennedy was concerned about televising the space
flight of astronaut Alan Shepard, whose death on Tuesday, July
21, 1998, came a day before the opening of the Kennedy papers.
"He is afraid of the reaction of the
public in case there is a mishap in the firing (of the rocket),"
she noted, four days before Shepard became the first American
to fly in space.
JFK records will be surrendered
Ruling upheld over Garrison documents
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- New Orleans' district
attorney lost a court fight Monday, May 18, 1998, to avoid surrendering
records on Jim Garrison's 1960s investigation into the assassination
of President Kennedy.
Without comment, the U.S. Supreme Court
let stand a ruling that requires District Attorney Harry Connick
to give a federal board all documents and audio tapes regarding
the unsuccessful prosecution of businessman Clay Shaw on a charge
in the assassination.
The prosecution was spearheaded by Garrison,
who charged that Shaw talked with Lee Harvey Oswald and another
man about killing Kennedy. Shaw was arrested in 1967 and acquitted
two years later.
Kennedy was shot on Nov. 22, 1963, while
riding in a motorcade through downtown Dallas. Oswald, the suspected
Kennedy assassin, was killed outside a Dallas jail a few days
The records of what an appeals
"that fruitless and now infamous prosecution" are in
a file cabinet in Connick's office.
Connick said Monday that the records would
be turned over, although he still believes it was not the intent
of Congress for the review board to have access to state records.
"They wanted the documents that were
held by federal agencies, and that was a good thing. But this
is a fiction of Garrison's imagination. They didn't need to dip
into state files and start opening up all of this," Connick
said. "This is unnecessary federal interference."
The review board was created by Congress
in 1992 to preserve and eventually release documents related
to the assassination.
Connick told the panel in 1995 he would
turn over the records but changed his mind after reporter Richard
Angelico of WDSU-TV in New Orleans obtained transcripts of the
grand jury investigation into Shaw and turned them over to the
The review board refused a request from
Connick to give the records back, and the district attorney went
to court to avoid turning over others.
The board subpoenaed the documents from
Connick in 1996. A federal judge ruled the documents must be
turned over, and the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed.
U.S. District Judge John Tunheim of Minnesota,
chairman of the review board, said the board had been charged
by Congress with gathering all existing records.
Eileen Sullivan, a board spokeswoman, said
the Garrison records would become part of the public file at
the National Archives after they are turned over by Connick. READ
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18, 1997 News
bulletins of JFK assassination to be auctioned
NEW YORK (CNN) -- A complete Associated
Press teletype report of President John F. Kennedy's assassination
were to be auctioned Wednesday.
The 7-foot by 8 1/4-inch teletype
dating from November 22, 1963, documents the chronology of the assassination,
from the first report of the shooting until the President was pronounced
Thirty-nine AP newswire photos of events
following the assassination will also be auctioned. The collection
includes images of the Kennedy funeral procession, JohnKennedy
Jr. saluting at his father's funeral, and the First Lady in a
The teletype and wire photos were
expected to fetch at least $2,500, according to Sal Alberti, a spokesman
for R.M. Smythe & Co. Inc., the
auction house handling the deal.
The report is still in one continuous
roll in good condition, according to Alberti. The photos and teletype
belonged to an upstate New York man before Smythe acquired them.