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DB Cooper – An Overview

By Bruce A. Smith From the 3rd Edition of DB Cooper and the FBI – A Case Study of America’s Only Unsolved Skyjacking, due to be published in early 2021. Overview On the day before Thanksgiving in 1971, DB Cooper … Continue reading

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DB Cooper – Citizen Sleuth Chief publishes break-through findings of new evidence on the Tina Bar money

By Bruce A. Smith Tom Kaye, the leader of the Citizen Sleuths, an investigatory group formed by FBI Special Agent Larry Carr in 2009, has made a major new discovery in the DB Cooper case. He has found specialized diatoms … Continue reading

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DB Cooper – Controversy continues concerning the flight path

By Bruce A. Smith Note: Recent postings at the DB Cooper Forum indicate that the flight path issue for DB Cooper is not resolved. As a result, I offer the following excerpt from my forthcoming edition of DB Cooper and … Continue reading

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DB Cooper – A retrospective on the development of the sketches

By Bruce A. Smith Note: The following is an excerpt from my upcoming 3rd Edition of DB Cooper and the FBI – A Case Study of America’s Only Unsolved Skyjacking Sketches of DB Cooper The first drawing of DB Cooper, … Continue reading

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DB Cooper – an update on recent suspects, 2013 to the present

By Bruce A. Smith Although the DB Cooper case is over forty years-old, the suspects keep coming and one of the enduring mysteries of this case is how many middle-aged Caucasian men didn’t appear for Thanksgiving dinner in 1971.

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A Covid Journal, Day 103 of Quarantine – and Day 27 of Nationwide Protests for Social Justice

By Bruce A. Smith These are the most dramatic days of my lifetime – the Covid crisis coupled with historic social change that will hasten the end of racism. The coronavirus has killed 120,000 Americans, half of whom would be … Continue reading

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True friendships emerge in the time of Covid

By Rachel Holtzman Special to the Mountain News Free flowing thoughts of Rachel I have a nomination for the Hero Chronicles, or whatever they may be called in the face of Covid 19. It’s not a nurse or doctor or … Continue reading

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DB Cooper – new clues surface in the Walter Reca story

By Bruce A. Smith Editor’s Note: the following is from the 3rd edition of DB Cooper and the FBI – A Case Study of America’s Only Unsolved Skyjacking, being prepped for publication. ****************************** If the FBI thought the world would … Continue reading

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The Men of Honor of Unity House, 2nd Edition, Chapters 30 & 31 – Saying Hello

By Bruce A. Smith Chapter 30 – Saying Hello Spring I did some construction work, but my heart wasn’t into it. Nor did I join the crowd chasing the vanishing therapy jobs. Unity offered me an entry-level position in a … Continue reading

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The Men of Honor of Unity House, 2nd Edition, Chapter 29 – Saying Goodbye

By Bruce A. Smith Chapter 29 – Saying Goodbye Winter By first snow, everything we had built was gone, but not without a fight. Surprisingly, Anita Bouchart had championed our cause. “Dave,” she said to me at an emergency staff … Continue reading

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