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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review August 2, 2011 / 2 Menachem-Av, 5771

D.B. Cooper may no longer be a mystery

By Dale McFeatters




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | In the unsettled years of the 1970s, D.B. Cooper was a hero to some and a mystery to all. No one from that era seems to have known him but none have forgotten him.

On Nov. 24, 1971, D.B. Cooper, a man in his 40s, dressed in a dark suit and tie, bordered a Northwest Orient flight out of Portland, ordered a bourbon and water, lit a cigarette and presented the stewardess with a skyjacking note. He had a bomb in his briefcase, it said.

In accordance with his instructions, the flight diverted to Seattle where the passengers were exchanged for $200,000 in $20 bills and four parachutes. Somewhere west of Portland, over the lower Cascades, Cooper lowered the aft stairway, directly under the tail on that jetliner, and jumped.

And that, nearly 40 years later, is all that is known about D.B. Cooper — perhaps until now.

The FBI has come into possession of a clue, described as "exciting." "It's the most promising lead we have right now," said an FBI spokeswoman, and having looked it over, "it seems pretty interesting." For the bureau, that amounts to almost giddy excitement.

The clue, whatever it is, is now at the FBI lab in Quantico, Va., where the bureau is believed to have Cooper's fingerprints and DNA from the flight.

Cooper has provided endless hours of speculation on his fate. Some believe he could not have survived a 10,000-foot jump on a freezing night wearing only a business suit and is now mulch along the Columbia River. Some believed he survived and headed off to warmer climes. At least some of the money did survive. Children playing on a sandbar discovered a pack of the ransom money in 1980.

Opinion is divided over whether Cooper, who would now be in his 80s if he did indeed survive, is a Robin Hood or a simple thief. Either way there is a sneaking admiration for his daring.

Dona Elliott, proprietor of the Tavern in tiny Ariel, Ore., the town closest to his probable landing site, offered this explanation to Alex Hannaford of The Daily Telegraph, the reporter most closely following the story:

"Because the government is always screwing us over and finally someone got 'em back." That explanation would fit, maybe not in the '70s, but certainly in this day and age.

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Previously:

08/01/11: Libya's latest weapon against NATO --- lawsuits

07/29/11: He'll always be known as Hot Wheels Handler

07/25/11: Recruiting children to save a dying town

07/22/11: Bachmann's admirable medical candor

07/12/11: Social Security's grave mistakes

07/08/11: Debt crisis need not be constitutional crisis

07/07/11: Startups entice new talent with kickball, treehouses

07/05/11: Stranded tourists get rare treat

06/30/11: The dollar Americans refuse to spend

06/27/11: The hangman doesn't cometh





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